You Build Me Up To Tear Me Down
We could debate Tony Molina for ages. The old philosophical question, if this were released in the 1990s would it be considered good? Would it have been as successful as Weezer? The Lemonheads? Pavement? Does that solo owe as much to the Gin Blossoms as it does Dinosaur Jr? Does anyone besides aging indie rockers think about this? At the end of the day I don’t think any of that matters, because the record is just straight up fun. Super fun, fuzzy pop. Maybe it’s ol’ fashioned, but who gives a shit. As all the genres get sliced up smaller and we find ourselves in ever-tinier pigeon holes, it’s nice to just open up and like a fun pop record for its surface qualities and immediate appeal.
It’s a beautiful day, let’s let the feedback wash over us and not think too hard about it. The album is 12 songs in eleven minutes. You have the time.