Mercury Rev

I tried really hard to listen to the new Mercury Rev album on neumu.

I made it through about 20 minutes, but I just couldn’t stand the whining any longer. Badger‘s been talking about a lot of bands that I haven’t heard of, and I’m always curious to try something new. But this just didn’t do it for me. Bombastic orchestrations, cliché lyrics: my how little pop music changes when you look away. So these are the new indies? I suppose I was expecting something with a little more bite. I really do want to hear the new Wilco though, but I’m not ready to start scanning for mp3s. I suppose I’ll just have to *gasp* buy it.