Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cwhit, Jan 9, 2017.
The line about Alex moaning her own name in Sixteen is so goddamn funny.
This is so awesome!
Yep, I'm fully on-board with this one. This band is just so much fun. This is a great debut. It sticks with the sound they achieved on the EP and 7" but refines and expands it just enough. It is very reminiscent of Over Easy, but there is enough diversity and growth here to keep it an engaging listen top to bottom.
Yeah, they are pretty much the coolest and are really pushing me to make it out to Bled Fest this year.
really digging this so far. glad i didn't listen to any of the singles and am going into this blind (deaf?)
This band has somehow escaped me until now and wow I love this. Kind of fills the void that Chumped left in my heart.
nothing will for me :(
I was at SXSW and managed to miss like 5 of their shows because I had to juggle the schedules of the group that I went with ...kinda hate myself for it
hell of a lot of energy on here, Sixteen is a great opener, good track to set the mood of the record
i just wanna have ice cream on my birthday
Can't stop listening to this!
finally going to listen to this today. hope i like it
god damn...pitchfork's review of this is fucking awful.
seriously, one of the worst reviews I've read in some time
was gonna get mad at a dude for mansplaining hard but shockingly it was a woman who wrote that
just a horrible horrible review
The origin story of Diet Cig centers around an interaction in which guitarist Alex Luciano interrupted drummer Noah Bowman during a show to ask for a lighter. This anecdote is an odd way to introduce your band. It suggests a double standard that it’s okay for women to interrupt men while they’re playing but you know if the tables were turned Twitter would be all up in arms.
This led to 2015’s Over Easy EP, five jangly tracks about young adult anxieties and scene politics. It was an inoffensive introduction that spawned relentless touring, a bubbly social media presence, and Luciano’s trademark high kick off the bass drum.
They make music that could be called punk-informed indie pop because it is quick, loud, and simple while asserting the DIY attitude that anyone can play music
The larger problem is that over these 12 songs, Diet Cig are the heavy-handed musical equivalent of the pussy hat: a well-meaning feminist gesture that lacks all nuance.
One of the worst offenders arrives on the closing track “Tummy Ache,” in which Luciano declares, “It’s hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt.” Clearly, this line is meant to acknowledge that those who identify with femininity have always faced adversity. Without negating the sentiment, the line comes off as an uninformed dismissal of the battles femmes have fought and won for decades.
Like what the fuck lol. Those passages are horrible. Writer seems mad that they aren't doing "deep" music and don't approach feminism (and alex is definitely NOT one of those people that does empty gestures) the way that they feel is right? Fuck right off lol
I actually didnt like this album much at all. That being said, those excerpts from the review are fucking atrocious lol
and that's totally fine! there are reasons not to like this album, it's not for everyone. but those excepts just show how disgustingly petty the author is and they basically predisposed themselves to not like it from the first place, it's like she felt from the start that the band didn't fit her vibe and she needed to trash them to make herself feel better about her own values
That review is so bad
Yeah I was kinda disappointed in this album but that's a pretty horrible writeup
Been holding off on this until it went up officially everywhere. My first listen of the day and the one I'm by far the most excited for. They are in town on Monday too.
Pitchfork sucks. Album is awesome. Link In Bio is probably my favorite song on it.
"Maid of the Mist" is my favorite. the last minute or so of the song is my favorite part of the whole album.
Link in Bio
Maid of the Mist
I Don't Know Her
i didn't listen to this yet but wtf was that review
i can't think of a review that's made me more angry recently than that one
for real, it wasn't even a review! i don't know if the full review actually talked about any of the other songs, but according to those excerpts, the reviewer only mentioned one song ("Tummy Ache") - did they even listen to the whole album?
you don't need to go track to write a review
feel like the writer's impressions of the band becomes almost problematic however, which is the main issue. don't have a problem with a negative review but the reasoning for it being bad is troublesome