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|My Favorite Lyricists|
fuck bitches; get money
Blood on the Tracks
Even though Dylan hasn't applied himself as a songwriter or lyricist for over
thirty years (time out of mind was ok i guess...) this Minnesota jew by way
of New York is the gold standard for lyrical quality.
|2||The Mountain Goats|
Nothing for Juice
John Darnielle is more a wordsmith than a musician. His prose takes center
stage behind usually minimalist chords but they burn brighter alone, front
and center, than veiled behind a mist of instrumentation; naked and unobstructed for all to see.
Matt Berninger's words cut with the precision of a surgical scalpel, pinpoint
and direct, stabbing at the most affected areas of the soul. Making his lyrics
even more immediate, his somewhat detached vocal style chimes like
church bells off in the distance, offering a makeshift salvation for those
searching for sanctuary.
|4||The Hold Steady|
Craig Finn is the American nerd Jesus Christ.
Love, Ire & Song
Punk aesthetics and acoustic guitars are nothing new, especially in this
post-Hot Water Music world, but when Frank speaks he demands your
attention. He is a lighthouse of positivism, directing the jaded and the
damned through the fog of every day life.
|6||Death Cab for Cutie|
So what if every girl you knew in high school loved Death Cab. So what if
Ben Gibbard's tongue only spews sappy, overwrought emotional baggage.
He does it damn good. Too damn good.
|#7: Patrick Stickles: Fuck you! (pounds a beer, lights a cigarette). At least he knows he's alive. |
|3 of these were on my lyricist list|
|fuck. i forgot isaac brock. |
i still think you're my british alter-ego Consider...
|fucking sick props for 2.|
|Oh hey redsky how is it going?|
|still banned. but other than that, good. |
|Are you really redsky and if so why alt? can staff get banned?|
|spamming that damn F#A# review|
|nice. matt berninger does write soul-piercing lyrics.|
|is obvi redsky|
|i could never get into the hold steady|
|lack of Keith Buckley upsets me|
|im sure if you talked to me 7 years ago he would have had a chance|
|1-3 and 5 would probably be in my top 20, great list.|
|omg yes Travis Morrison|
|Keith Buckley is one of my favorites, but with all the metalcore hate around here i understand why he's not on these lists|
|keith buckley is good and i like every time i die, and tbh this site loves the shit out of metalcore. it just likes to pretend it doesnt so it can have cred. |
|andy hull from right away, great captain|