Monday, September 09, 2013
My Music Monday
The mid-decade was littered with bands that had somewhat likable music but so generic that it was hard to tell one band apart from the last - if that was even possible.
I had lots of songs and bands to choose from for today's entry: the Gin Blossoms. Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Third Eye Blind, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Semisonic, Tonic and to a degree matchbox twenty. I could go on and on.
There was something very safe about their songs. Radio friendly, singable and taking no risks at all. They were a record company's dream artist. Give the people what they think they want.
You could say this about any musical era, no doubt. It works for Artist A - so bring on B, C, D, etc. Maybe it is just me, but the '90s seemed to have more of this.
Like I said, it's not bad music - it's just there. Fairly non-descript and while I know music fairly well, with some of these groups, I'd have a hard time assigning a song to each of them.
The same can be said for this week's selection: the Devlins' "Waiting".
It's a decent song, but nothing that will make you truly stop to take notice. It's just one that you've heard before, or feel that you have.
It was used in a promo for Six Feet Under way back when.
I totally get that this post sounds like I don't care for any of this music - but that's not true. It shuffles through my playlists, but on the other hand they aren't songs I'd purposefully search out often.
The music is kind of like comfort food.