Post by badchoices on Feb 24, 2014 18:18:27 GMT -8
I have been listening to the most recent Broken Bells album a lot over the past few days. It is a weird band for me though. I was severely unimpressed by their debut album. My wife loves it though so I am guessing that I will be catching them at Sasquatch. The new one has a vibe that speaks to me. However, even though I like it I am not sure that I would put them over anybody else in a conflict situation. How good could they be live? Has anybody on here seen them live?
This is true. I believe I mentioned that I went to see Sex and the City 2 after and it was much better than the concert.
Things might have changed; other people might have a differing opinion, James Mercer might no longer be the most boring performer ever, their set list might be longer than 45 minutes now that they have 2 albums, so I wouldn't say you should definitely skip them. I mean, if you really like them on record at least check it out for yourself with a plan b just in case.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2014 23:49:19 GMT -8 by kymess_jr
Post by badchoices on Feb 25, 2014 16:01:46 GMT -8
Yeah, last night I was actually trying to convince my wife that The Shins (on recording) are much more energetic and interesting. We saw them a while back at The Paramount (I think when Wincing The Night Away came out). She fell asleep at that show. She thought they were so boring that we didn't bother seeing them at Sasquatch.
She is a fan of Broken Bells, though. I am guessing I will end up seeing at least a portion of their set. I bet she wants to bail after a couple of songs.
Post by Horned Gramma on Feb 25, 2014 16:05:58 GMT -8
I've told this story a million times before, but I saw the Shins on Halloween a couple of weeks before Chutes Too Narrow came out and it was fucking excellent. They were having SO much fun, and so was everyone else. I don't know what fucking happened to them.