#81 – “I’m Sick (Of This American Life)” (2000)

They Got Lost

L.K.: Oh, speaking of cannibalization of parts of songs… A.S.: The line “I didn’t come here to socialize” later turned up as “I’m not here to socialize” in “Cyclops Rock”, although I think it’s safe to say most people heard “Cyclops Rock” prior to this one. L.K.: Well, also a line about glass eyes too, only here it’s … Continue reading

#53 – “All Alone” (1999)

They Got Lost

L.K.: Well this shouldn’t take too terribly long. A.S.: Nope. L.K.: I don’t know, this song qualifies as the bad kind of minimalism to me. A.S.: Yeah, this does absolutely nothing for me. L.K.: The main element of the chorus is literally just one repeated note, but there’s nothing else going on harmonically. Apparently this was written really quickly, but it … Continue reading

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