We have all been there, haven't we. Betrayed and lied by someone we loved, left alone and miserable, on the verge of desperation, burred in self-blame. I am of course referring to the most cruel among heartbreaks, when a beloved artist releases a disappointing track.
Disclaimer: the tracks listed below are not terrible, not even half-bad, but we judge the ones we love the hardest. Those are bands and artist that i really really like... I just don't care for their latest releases.
1. Smith Westerns - Varsity
Varsity is not a bad track, yet I cannot help but feel disappointed, for it lacks the dynamic youthfulness of "Dye it Blonde". In spite of the many instruments used in this song, it just remains a little boring. Still, as a firm believer in second chances, I am eager to hear their full second album.
2. Black Lips - Family Tree
Wait, that's the same band that did Veni Vidi Vici, Bad Kids, O Katrina!? No, these must be their unpretty, uninteresting cousins. Also: over the top video does not make up for a hit-and-miss track. Real heartbreak here.
3. The Vaccines - Bad Mood
Good title - this song did really put me in a bad mood. It starts off okay, but it never goes anywhere from there on. Just plays it safe and makes you want to give up listening to it eventually (I find that to be around minute 1:37).
4. The Virgins - Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams
It really reminds me of a track that my dad would dance to on a wedding. My dad is pretty cool, but that still sounds too dire-straits- circa-1985.
5. Guided by Voices - Down by the Racetrack
They are a classic band and I have loved them for a long time, yet this song does nothing for me. The word that first came to mind when I first heard it, was pointless. It is under 2 minutes, yet somehow it seems like at least five and not very good ones.
So that is my "top" 5 for now. If you disagree with any of those, I would love to read a comment below or see your top 5 disappointments.