The Menzingers Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by CoffeeEyes17, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. CoffeeEyes17

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    One of the best active rock/punk bands around. Hoping we get a new record this year to add to their already exceptional discography.


    So OTIP is already a classic am I right.
     
  2. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Love all of their work, and I'll never get sick of seeing them live.
     
  3. nfdv2

    sailboatthief.bandcamp.com/album/walls Supporter

    probably my favorite band to see live now that BTMI! is dead
     
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  5. CoffeeEyes17

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    The first record isnt for me, but from the EP on theyre gold.
     
  6. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Such a good band. AP seems to be a tad mixed on Rented World, but I really enjoyed it. Excited for the album.

    Heads up, but I saw on the band's Twitter that the drummer is doing an episode for a new podcast called Bright Tanked
     
  7. beachdude42

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Rented World was great. There's a bunch of great albums from this scene I need to revisit soon and these guys' albums are near the top of the list.
     
  8. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    On the Impossible Past has finally been clicking with me over the past week or so. It's always seemed like something I should love, so I'm not sure why it took me so long.
     
  9. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Was it because of the vocals? I didn't love either of the vocalists when I first heard the band.
     
  10. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Yeah, I think that was the main reason.
     
  11. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I dig this band, but I feel fairly confident I'll never like anything of their as much as I love "Casey"
     
  12. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I hope they click for both of you guys even more. I like Casey, but I think there more memorable moments than that song. I haven't listened to their first record much, but their last three have aged really well for me.
     
  13. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    "Casey" is probably my favorite, but there are a bunch of songs I like a lot on OTIP.
     
  14. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Maybe I am in the minority then haha. On that record, it was about middle of the pack for me.
     
  15. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    I listened to Chamberlain Waits a lot when it came out, but "Casey" is what took them to the next level for me. What a song.
     
  16. George

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    Everybody seems to love Casey, which I don't seem to "get" really. It's a fine song, but there's a handful better on ITOP alone. It's talked about in these transcendental terms as though it's head and shoulders above their discography, and I just don't hear that at all.

    Even thematically, there are other songs on the album that do a better job of touching on those ideas of youth, wistfulness and America that pop up throughout on the album.
     
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  17. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I still flat out love "Gates."
     
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  18. CoffeeEyes17

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    Yeah that's definitely the best song they've written
     
  19. George

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    I'd say Time Tables is probably my favourite song of theirs.
     
  20. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    That's definitely my favorite on Chamberlain. I'm not even sure why "Casey" stands out so much for me. I don't find it particularly relatable, but it does tell a good story and it's really fun to sing/play along with.
     
  21. CoffeeEyes17

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    "Time Tables" is def the best on CW. "Rodent" would be my RW pick.
     
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  22. George

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    Straight to Hell from A Lesson...
    Time Tables from CW
    Gates from OTIP
    In Remission from RW
     
  23. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    "In Remission" is so good. That album came out a week before I graduated college, and "Maybe the future's just a little bit weird" was playing in my head as I walked across the stage.
     
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  24. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    In Remission is so good. Such a fun song to jump around and yell with your friends.
     
  25. CoffeeEyes17

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    In Remission reminds me of Weezer so much. Love that song. I'll never understand the RW dislike. It isn't as flawless as OTIP, but most things aren't.
     
  26. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Agreed. I really enjoy RW. It's my third favorite record, but that has more to do with highly I think about OTIP and CW. Their discography is really good.