originally posted on my tumblr, but i thought it deserves a place here.
Last night, Jasmine called me and we spoke for about two hours. We had a very good conversation about music and why some albums with certain bands are “better” (by our tastes at least!). And it just made me think.
The reason the Academy Is can’t write another album that seems to strike a chord with nearly everyone is because… they stopped writing anthems. They stopped writing about things that people could relate to. Sure, you can relate to cute little pop songs about girls/boys, but it doesn’t really strike a chord with you. Maybe I am just a bitter little girl who hasn’t spent more time being single and pining for people she can’t have than actually being with someone. But love songs? They...[read more]