Weezer release: 9/14
The Walkmen release: 9/14
I have a history with each one of these bands. Weezer – Blue Album got me through high school classes (for all the kids out there who dont have long hair: Put your headphones through your sleeve so that the air buds are in your hand. Then hold up your head on your desk in boredom and just plug that ear bud in. No one will know unless youre a dick and listen too loudly)
The Walkmen – Bows + Arrows has been my break up album every year since 2005. Hey, as an artist I feed off emotion and nothing says an emotion kick in the balls like a good ole fashion heart brokerage.
Interpol -Turn on the bright lights was my first ever ‘discovery.’ I knew of interpol before anyone else. Now Im throwing out band names like Moga and Roz and the Rice Cakes. I made my own ghetto interpol t-shirt. Had my own interpol Kippah. I was the indie dawg shit my friends.
So how do these albums fare in the triple death, hell in a cell, submission only match?
Weezer: You know we hate weezer right now for their Hurley sellout bullshit. Its really tough to look past that, but fuck those assholes. You know whats more tough? Actually starting to like the album. Thats right. I kind of like Hurley. Weezer has gone back to having Rivers sing. Like, this album would have been liked by people if it came out after the Green Album. So. Im surprised. Although some songs like “where’s my sex?” remind me that Weezer sold out.
Interpol: Awful album after awful album. Each one getting progressively worse. So what do I expect from Interpol this time around? When you have the lowest of expectations for a band you expect crap. And crap is what they served. i feel like interpol is starting to rip off their old songs. For example Baracade sounds like it wants to be Antics. At least this album isnt as crappy as the last album, right?
The Walkmen: This band has produced some great, yet depressing albums in its time. Lisbon takes a different route. Instead of listening to songs about bitches breaking hearts and telling your gal to back the fuck off they have gone down a happier path. Perfect for the late summer. Lisbon is a much more basic and simple album yet songs are still powerful.
So which of these bands has the better album coming out this month? Easy…