Dos: the party, things my mum is unimpressed by and why I need to stop being such a music nerd.
It’s 20th November, I’ve had Dos! about a week in one format or another, iTunes says I’ve listened to it all 20 times (which is a lie, I’ve played the CD on my hifi more than that) and I still haven’t remembered how to do the upside-down exclamation marks. In relation to part the third of the Panic! At The Disco length title; I’ve not had the CD a week yet, so I didn’t listen to Dos! until Tuesday night because I have this thing where I don’t want to listen to a CD first time on my shitty laptop speakers. It’s a thing, OK? Sometimes I like to lie in the middle of my floor and just listen that first time. Anyway. This has the unfortunate side-effect of meaning I see quite a lot in the way of other people’s opinions on albums before I listen to them. Some of the comments I saw suggested that this was an album that sort of faded to filler in the middle then finished on a bit of a bang. Cue, “Oh my God, should I just cave and listen to the download on my laptop?” Not this time! This time I put the CD in my hifi (it’s got a tape player, but Dos! is not available on cassette, because this isn’t 1992) and listened to it while I was talking to Lauren on FB. An excerpt from our conversation:
OH GOD LAUREN! IT’S SO GOOD!
So that was my oh-so-eleoquent review of Dos! At least it was real words, I think my review of Uno! was something along the lines of “Nyeeeh!” and some excited sort of squeeking and jumping up and down. Yes…
Anywho; part the second of the title, my mum’s review. I’m trying to make my mum reviewing stuff a thing after her review of Oh, Love. It had just come out, I’d got the download with my pre-order for the box set, my corner of the internet is freaking out about it, I love it. My mum walks past my room while I have it on loud and just listens for a while then looks at me, I ask her what she thinks;
Well, it’s Green Day, isn’t it.
That was it.
She was similarly impressed by seeing McFly play in Hyde Park (see about 2:20: http://youtu.be/zasYekxRzeE) and Uno! so I don’t know why I thought she’d like Dos! any better, but there ya go. Rather than give me a one line review, my mother has given me a message to Green Day. I’m not quite sure how she thinks I’ll get it to them, but here it is;
I like that one with the guitar near the end…and the first one that sounds like Simon and Garfunkel. It would just be nice if they could make something less shouty and sweary. Tell Billie Joe that, less swearing next time please and nice singing. He has a microphone, he doesn’t need to shout. Otherwise it’s OK.
So there you have it. My mum likes the new Green Day album apart from the swearing. So “Fuck Time” won’t be on the car playlist then.
I <3 Dos!.
I <3 that listening to it feels a little bit like being on that Dinosaur ride at Disney in Florida that feels a lot like it’s going to shake your head loose.
I<3 that the basslines are so catchy I’ve nearly taken off my fingerprints trying to figure them all out.
I <3 that some of it (Fuck Time, I’m looking at you) probably won’t ever be played on radio and it’ll stay like a bit of a secret.
I <3 Nightlife - apparently quite controvesially.
I <3 that my favourite band doesn’t just make the same album over and over again.