Monday, July 5, 2010
The critical acclaim Yellow House received was insane. The experimental rock band Grizzly Bear were rapidly gaining more attention, without a negative review in sight. Yet where some people saw brilliance that should epitomize music, I found a medium between greatness, and spacey-ness. There's no denying that the band is really good, but sometimes I get the Radiohead effect: the result of too much mindless, ambient noise, coupled with the repeating of a certain lyric or phrase. In my opinion though, the record had some standout tracks, one being today song, Knife. Very calm, relaxing, with a subtle backstabbing message worthy of being entitled Knife.