To wit -- that the illusion of newness is pop culture's biggest sucker racket.
This is a really good record, I think, with a sunny Beatle-esque chorus melody, a tasty guitar solo, and a lyrical conceit -- including a truly memorable opening line ("I met you before the fall of Rome") -- that's beautifully fleshed out. Plus it, you know, rocks. But like just about everything else I've ever heard by these guys, there's something about it I find off-putting, and I've never been able to figure out exactly why.
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Something about the band's aggressively everyday-ordinary-normal-guy shtick, I suspect.