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Broken Bells — No Matter What You're Told
Album: After The Disco
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1319









Released: 2014
Length: 3:48
Plays (last 30 days): 3
You're falling way behind
Well give it just a little bit of time
Cause when we're all exposed
Do you wanna be the first in line
Those bewitching crowds
The smoke they blow
Can make your head pop
The ego is playing its tricks on you again and again

We'll blow all our chances thinking we know
All the answers, and so it goes
With all the changes, nothing changes
No matter what you're told

So you're picking up signs
You're scared you might be losing your mind
And all the hopes of any shot you've got
Are leaving you behind
You're making light of this I know
And it's a shame
That your silly sentimental heart is to blame

We'll blow all our chances thinking we know
All the answers, and so it goes
With all the changes, nothing changes
No matter what you're told

You don't wanna end up in the lost and found
You better hold on tight
Odds will turn to evens when you're upside down
You've gotta hold on tight
I don't wanna be there when you hit the ground
You need to hold on tight

We'll blow all our chances thinking we know
All the answers, and so it goes
With all the changes, nothing changes
No matter what you're told
Comments (60)add comment
 tsadam wrote:
Mostly when someone/anyone is trying to cover Led Zeppelin, they fail. This is no exception. 
 
Actually, I think tsadam's comment might be spot-on.
If
they were trying to cover Led Zeppelin - this was a complete fail...
Simple happy fun!
8 from me. 
 fredriley wrote:
BB are just sooooo Black Keys, with less crunch but more instruments and varied sounds. And as I love the BKs, that's a damn good thing. 8 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.
 

It's Danger Mouse you hear.  Ever since the first Broken Bells album, everything Danger Mouse touches sounds like everything else Danger Mouse touches.  That would be awesome if he had a good sound, but he favors heavy compression and mud, so even good music like this is fairly unlistenable in short order.
 aspalathin wrote:

I hear Arctic Monkeys hm?
 
Yes
Imagine concert of Broken Bells and Future Islands
Image result for BROKEN TELEPHONES
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
I hear The Cure in the first few opening measures...after that I just hear...Broken Bells, I guess.  No idea how someone got Led Zep out of this song.
6.5 for Catchy
I like James Mercer in all his incarnations, but this is just too poppy for me.
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
I hear an electric guitar; maybe that's it.  Oh, wait, there are drums too.
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
Maybe he's a bit dazed and confused? Any other suggestions? {#Wink}
 most definitely  RandomousJam wrote:
The sound strikes me as similar to The Raconteurs, e.g. steady as she goes.

 


 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
I hear Arctic Monkeys hm?
 Hannio wrote:


No.  Not even one orgasmic moan.

 
{#Roflol}
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 

No.  Not even one orgasmic moan.
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
Maybe tsadam's point was: this song is failed, so it must be a LedZep cover.

Don't agree with him on any account.
Not the sign of the gypsy queen.... 😓
 BillG wrote:

I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?

 
Not remotely. Black Keys maybe.

Possibly an errant post meant for another song? 
 tsadam wrote:
Mostly when someone/anyone is trying to cover Led Zeppelin, they fail. This is no exception. 

 
I'm curious.  Does anyone else hear anything that sounds even slightly like Led Zeppelin in this track?
Mostly when someone/anyone is trying to cover Led Zeppelin, they fail. This is no exception. 
 stegokitty wrote:
Some of it reminds me of Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes".
Fun. 

 
yes


Loved their first album - their second is right up there with it!
 bb_matt wrote:
It's pretty good. Got a black keys sound, but is somewhat more original. Love this kind of retro music. Those who want to hate, hey, there's worse music out there!

 
I hear Black Keys, too - good spot; good music.  pxd
It's pretty good. Got a black keys sound, but is somewhat more original. Love this kind of retro music. Those who want to hate, hey, there's worse music out there!
Feel like I am in a Cindi Lauper video...
I wish the rest of them was broken. 
Love this
 
{#Hearteyes}
Swore this was some nugget from the 80s I had missed. I like it.
💙
Some of it reminds me of Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes".
Fun. 
Has a very similar sound to The Black Keys. Completely vile.
Makes me feel like I'm watching Romper Room.
Shins dude has quite a voice. Not so great in concert I was told.
I posted this song on Facebook on the day of the Scottish Independence election, as the most appropriate song for the day. So glad Scotland pulled back from the verge of the precipice.
..thanks RP!..
!...loving the BB theme RP

...bout time I
bought the entire
BB album
because, boy its
be...utiful!
...btw...
hoping for Serge Gainsbourgh's  'The Initial BB next"


 Athyrius wrote:

even great
 
Amen, y'all. Just bought the cd.
 Ptijoc wrote:
No doubt they listened to the "Sparks".
But it's not bad

 
These guys apparently have a lot of inspirations; they particularly seem to be influenced by bands from the 1970s such as Sparks and The Sweet.  Their sound is often very '70s-sounding, as is that of The Raconteurs.
BB are just sooooo Black Keys, with less crunch but more instruments and varied sounds. And as I love the BKs, that's a damn good thing. 8 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.
 ziggytrix wrote:
I hear shades of "Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen" in this.

 
Now that you had mentioned it  {#Dance}
 RandomousJam wrote:
The sound strikes me as similar to The Raconteurs, e.g. steady as she goes.

 
Agreed


 Feathers wrote:

Yes...
 
Mmmm, thought so.....enjoying the sound
Members of Suede!?
Pop music, but of a distinctly superior type. Like it and so RP.
 Jannne wrote:
  ....can hear Bowie in there somewhere.....     {#Music}

 
Yes...
  ....can hear Bowie in there somewhere.....     {#Music}
No doubt they listened to the "Sparks".
But it's not bad
 kz1300a1 wrote:
Fomulas a bit better than the other generic vampire, monkey, Arcadia bands. That said they would blend in nicely. Im guessing some corporate type is really excited about this sound.
 
Everyone in my cubicle is dancing to this right now.
I just enjoy reading people comments inside Radio Paradise - so much more informed than other social media sources.  Thanks everyone - or almost everyone :-)
 
Fomulas a bit better than the other generic vampire, monkey, Arcadia bands. That said they would blend in nicely. Im guessing some corporate type is really excited about this sound.

Bassline = Sisters of Mercy!

 

"SISTERS OF MERCER"


yuk! a pervert's idea of the raconteurs? {#Eek}
Much better than the other tune played from this disc. I made plunge and got album. It's better than I expected, but not as good as first for sure!
I hear shades of "Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen" in this.
 RandomousJam wrote:
The sound strikes me as similar to The Raconteurs, e.g. steady as she goes.

 
Sure does.  I hear a little MMJ as well.
Sounds like an out-take from Bowie's Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album - hearing "Ashes to Ashes" in there?
 ziakut wrote:
Anything with Mercer is good.

 
even great
Anything with Mercer is good.
The sound strikes me as similar to The Raconteurs, e.g. steady as she goes.