Originally Posted by loveofliberty
I respect your opinion, Gabe. Well said. I honestly did not expect such a reasonable defense. I apologize if I seemed to be attacking you. I suppose I am just sort of tired of dealing with the people I've met at shows where mwY opened for bands like Co&Ca and were received with boos and lots of idiotic comments from the crowd full of 14-year olds and frat "jam band" guys. I respect your disliking of mewithoutYou because of the fact that you've given it an open try and just could not get into it. I know music taste is of relativity, so I don't believe the entire world has to like mwY. I just hate hearing people dismiss some of the music I find to be deeper just because it seems unconventional or strange to them. My apologies again. I jumped the gun and expected your disliking of them to be like the closed-minded disliking I've seen way too many times from my peers.
First and foremost can I throw my hands up in exaltation for actually having a respectable conversation with someone I disagreed with? Honestly man, I wish I could display this conversation so that everyone else can see how it's done.
Next, I totally understand where you're coming from with the disrespect thing. For me, it's not a matter of disrespect. I actually own the album. And Scott Weber has encouraged me to take different abgles in respecting them. But for my ear, I just dont think they cut it (even though Scott says he recognizes the same reactions in me as in him a year ago..evidentally I will come around to them). And I have endured plenty of shows at El Corazon in Seattle and the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver where I have wished the bars would open up shows to these guys so the kids could stay home with their FOB records (and for the record I enjoy FOB), but there is a time for those shenanigans and that's why MTV has TRL....pwn! But back to my main point, I am getting to enjoy the way these guys craft a song through their words. Since I can't play a lick on a single musical instrument, I tend to lean towards the lyrical side of an album and see how well the music plays off the words (is that a weakness or a strength for a reviewer? you tell me).
Finally, Merry Christmas. If all forum members were like you, then I would spend more time online, indulging relevant and intelligent conversation. Cheers.