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What's your opinion of Better than Ezra?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Brodyyy, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Brodyyy

    Brodyyy Tele-Meister

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    I just started listening to parts of Before the Robots again. This album never really did much for me.
    Now I'm listening to it again and I keep finding songs I get really into. A lot of it just sounds pop, but a few of the songs are really great.

    What's your opinion on them? I'm curious what everyone here thinks.
     
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    Don't care for them at all.
     
  3. nasonm

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    I still love Deluxe. It's a great album.
     
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    I've always preferred Ezra.
     
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    "juicy" is a guilty pleasure song.
     
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    I think that Better Than Ezra is good *because* they're just pop. Music doesn't have to be serious all the time. :) And "Closer" is a much better album than "Before The Robots." Like, by a lot.
     
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    They were a great southern alt band.
     
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    they weren't even as good as Ezra Pound.. not close!

    I think they are better than Peter Taylor though....

    and the band name 'better than peter' would have gotten them more attention.

    like a lot of deconstructionist bands, they were draped in too much irony and self referential stuff to last.... it is curious to see the Pound influence on the lyrics... kind of earnest in their own way... like B+ university students hanging around the English dept... playing with conventions in a self conscious way....

    not bad, kind of interesting, but nothing that is memorable or lasting over time...
     
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    They are a pretty good band I love the songs teenager and porcelain. 2 of my go to's when I feel a bit nostalgic.
     
  10. Brodyyy

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    I haven't listened to Closer yet, I should. I do agree that they're pop, but they're one of the very few bands I listen to that make "pop" songs that can almost make me cry. A Lifetime is one of those for me, it depends on listener though. I think of it as the funeral song my dad never had.

    Honestly, when it comes to songs like Juicy I have to skip over them. It doesn't feel right to me.

    I found out Taylor Swift "covered" Our Last Night. :( Disappointed.
     
  11. mudshark

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    I like Deluxe; haven't heard anything else.
     
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    I saw them live (a long time ago) in Boston and they were better than I expected. Definitely worth the price of admission (it was somewhere around 25 or 30 bucks). I was surprised at how many songs of theirs I knew (but didn't know I knew). I remember them doing a funny bit about a front load washer and dryer that ate their 'cool' concert tees or something like that...
     
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    That is a pretty good album. I'll have to give it a listen to again.
     
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    weird that this thread popped up. My band is opening for a BTE tribute band Friday night...
     
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    Love 'em!



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