fredwordsmith's Recent Activity

  1. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Blink-182 to Release “Quarantine” on Friday.

    Please be closer to NINE’s back half, and farther away from “Not Another Christmas Song.” PLEASE. WE HAVE SO LITTLE.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  2. fredwordsmith replied to the thread The Menzingers Announce ‘From Exile’.

    FUCK YES. Such a good record and I love this scenes reimaginings. Manchester Orchestra’s COPE to HOPE is my gold standard but if these all sound as good as “America Pt. 2,” they have a shot.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 11:46 AM
  3. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Midtown – Living Well is the Best Revenge.

    Almost as underrated for the general public as Phantoms. Fight me.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  4. fredwordsmith replied to the thread We Got New Motion City Soundtrack Thanks to Stephenie Meyers.

    The more I hear it, the more I like it. It sounds like the Go sessions, which I didn't enjoy as much at the time but have grown to love. Any way we get more MCS is fine with me.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 2:37 PM
  5. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Jimmy Eat World – Invented.

    I always preferred this one to CTL and, until the last two records, it was probably my fourth favorite JEW record but in close competition with Clarity. Evidence, Mixed Tape and My Best Theory are all absolute bangers.

    Aug 3, 2020 at 8:48 PM
  6. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Yellowcard – Southern Air.

    I get why they felt like they wanted to change their sound after this. I do. But my goodness, am I glad they waited to do it until after they gave us this record. I still think Paper Walls is their opus, but this sits at the right hand.

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:15 PM
  7. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life.

    I miss these guys every day.

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:12 PM
  8. fredwordsmith liked Carrow's post in the thread Band Biffy Clyro.

    This album is very much them playing to both sides of their fanbase (straightforward stuff v. weirder stuff) and making it sound as cohesive as possible. New single is a very good example of that: [MEDIA]

    Jul 31, 2020 at 2:37 PM
  9. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Band Biffy Clyro.

    All the positive comments so far are guaranteeing that I’m not going to listen to this new single until the album drops in two weeks. I have waited this long, and it sounds like it’s worth it to wait a bit longer.

    Jul 31, 2020 at 2:37 PM
  10. fredwordsmith replied to the thread The Killers Respond to Allegations of Misconduct.

    Unlike a lot of people who use religion as a shield, I believe that Brandon is a deeply devout, religious person. Doesn't make him perfect, for this situation or any other. But I believe in him as a good human being, or at least I did. It's one thing to have "boys will be boys," like it or not with some of the groupie stuff (that was accepted - not correctly - not that long ago), and another to leave a person passed out, vulnerable, potentially assaulted and to laugh in the face of a person trying to help. That's the opposite of Christianity and righteousness. Truly, I am crushed if this is true. And the number of these stories that are true vs. the ones that aren't is so overwhelmingly in favor of the former that I believe it is.

    Jul 30, 2020