November 03, 2014

It IS You

So that new Buzzcocks song is deceptively catchy in a way that many of Pete Shelley's songs have been for me. There are those that just knock you over the head on first listen, of course, but there are also those that sneak up on you. "Are Everything" is probably the best example of the latter case, where when I first heard it I was admiring but kind of indifferent, only to find that it got into my head somehow over time and I realized I was humming it and thinking about it constantly. "It's Not You" turned out to be one of those for me, too, and after an initial period of "background processing" I'd now say it's as good as anything they've ever done, which, among other things, gives me hope.

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 3, 2014 05:03 AM