Here’s the deal about this post which kind of indicative of my life right now. I ranked the songs on Tuesday. I put it together on Wednesday. And I’m finally addressing the post tonight (Friday). I had every intention of doing a post each night this week, but then craziness happened at work being a hands-on parent is sometimes important…plus things like sleep and eating, and not necessarily in that order. I guess it’s fitting with the Silversun Pickups that I address this. I’ve had this band pushed on me for a long time and have never given them a fair listen until recently. It wasn’t because I didn’t like them…it was that I just never had the time to fully listen to them. I always thought they were just some jangly indie rock band with a loose obsession for Billy Corgan. But with the lack of strong music coming out this year…I’ve finally had the time to go back and explore those bands who have fallen through the cracks. The Pickups are my favorite so far. The Smashing Pumpkins influence is there…Jimmy Chamberlain’s ghost might as well be sitting behind the drum kit. But aside from a few stray melodies here and there, that’s where the SP influence ends. I hear more Sunny Day Real Estate and Triple Fast Action in their music than 90s grunge. Honestly, I hear more 80s song structures in their music than anything from the 90s. Regardless of who influenced them, they are one of the most interesting rock bands out there. They manage to weave together complex rock into short blasts of audio pleasure. The only negative thing I have to say about them is that I wish I more time to listen to them sooner.
And here’s what’s even more disturbing, I finished this post Friday night…forgot to post it and am finally getting to it Saturday morning.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Silversun Pickups:
- The Royal We (Swoon)
- Panic Switch (Swoon)
- Well Thought Out Twinkles (Canvas)
- Sort Of (Swoon)
- Broken Bottles (Seasick)
- Kissing Families (Pikul)
- Seasick (Seasick)
- Lazy Eye (Canvas)
- There’s No Secrets This Year (Swoon)
- Comeback Kid (Pikul)
- Growing Old Is Getting Old (Swoon)