"I love love, I love being in love, I don't care what it does to me"
I'm sure this has a lot to do with the fun. album coming out soon, and my (so far) successful effort to not download the leak, but I've been listening to a lot of The Format lately. This band knew their way around a pop song better than most others out there. How they didn't take over the goddamn world I do not know. They combined a huge level of catchiness and accessibility with a surprisingly high level of challenging moments that require effort on the listeners end.
Those challenging moments show themselves most notable in the first two tracks of Dog Problems. Often overshadowed by the outright poppiness of the third track ("Time Bomb"), "Matches" and "I'm Actual" are both risky tracks. Neither of them are what the band did best and neither really utilizes the bands best talents, but both of them, with a close listen, are stellar in their own rights.
I think that really shows how great they were. They always knew the right amount of the ingredients to put in. They never put an overbearing amount of challenging moments, but kept enough to raise themselves above the rest.
Or maybe I'm just crazy. I've (no joke) been writing this blog entry for about 2 weeks. The wording was never right, probably still isn't. Oh well, at least I tried.