I've been a GGD fan for many many years. In the past, one thing you could always count on with John's songs is a catchy, rousing chorus. It's true for 95% of his songs. But on Boxes, the choruses are nothing more than repeating the same words again and again (So alive, over and over, the pin, ghost in the machine, the flood, etc). No melodies. Nothing uplifting. Nothing I feel like singing. Compare that with any song on DUTG or Boy Named Goo, or even Magnetic.I think John has lost what made him special: the melodies. I'm sorry, but the new stuff is crap.Wait until you listen to the song Boxes, this isn't the case in that song its so beautiful
Star, honestly, that is the dumbest comment I have ever read.
Quote from: Theshvedi on April 30, 2016, 08:10 PMStar, honestly, that is the dumbest comment I have ever read.We won't tolerate personal attacks on other board members.
Just to be fair, star's comment was about going to someone's workplace and harassing them. That was a pretty dumb comment.Quote from: OnlyOne on April 30, 2016, 08:59 PMQuote from: Theshvedi on April 30, 2016, 08:10 PMStar, honestly, that is the dumbest comment I have ever read.We won't tolerate personal attacks on other board members.
Sorry guys.I was on a street car running around NOLA. What I was trying to say is, Music is the guys work correct me if I'm wrong. So basically you guys are saying how bad they are doing at their job. I used going to your job and doing the same to you as you are doing to them as an example. Old rule treat others as you wanted to be treated. Believe me I would never waste my time dealing with the bullshit of going to someone's work.I have more important things to do with my time.
hmmmm...have the choruses really changed Let's take a drive back in time to these chorus's that have changed soooo much over the years..."Well I guess it's just the way you are, I guess its just the way you are, I guess its just the way you are, well I guess it's just the way you are""There you are, there you are, you are, there you are""Cuz your gone, and you ain't coming back, yea your gone, and you ain't coming back"My point is that besides the drop in electric guitars, the choruses really haven't changed much for me at all over the years. Thoughts ?
You, you hit the nail on the head. John is just lazy. After decades of writing music, he's become totally lazy and apathetic in his songwriting. He turned on the radio one day while writing Boxes, heard a Justin Bieber song, decided he'd like a couple of extra zeros at the end of his bank account, and wrote an entire album trying to sound like him and Taylor Swift....end sarcasm...Honestly what kind of discussion is this for a FAN SITE? I'm not saying you have to praise and glorify, or even personally enjoy, every single song that the band puts out. But baselessly accusing John of intentionally writing bad music to try appeal to a younger audience crosses the line. If you think John is that shallow of a songwriter (not to mention a liar, since he's said many times that this album is thoughtful and meaningful to him), then why are you on his fan site? Go listen to another band's music and participate in another band's fan site if you really think John is writing disingenuous garbage.
Wow...calm down. This has nothing to do with being disingenuous or dishonest. The music may well be very meaningful. It is about John not writing a good chorus. That is a fact. He may have tried really really hard, but he wasn't able to do it.