"Jesus Christ" by Brand New
"My bright is too slight to hold back all my dark."
Funny how last week's Musical ABC was probably the jolliest & most sunshiniest track to probz make my alphabetalist, and this week's entry is most definitely the most depresso espresso of the bunch. "Jesus Christ" by Brand New is one of mah top 3 favorite songs of all time ever (along with my B & soon-to-be-revealed M selections)!
I knew all about Brand New after downloading their first two album via mah college's beautiful peer-2-peer file-sharing network, and while I enjoyed their spunky and oft pensive scream jamz, there were soooo many different artistz I was listening to heavily @ the time, that they always ended up playing 2nd banana to other peepz.
However, that all changed when I got their 3rd disco compacto, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. It took mah ass by surprise! No longer just whining and lamenting over st00pid grrrlz that wouldn't get all sexxxytime with them, the material on this album was darker [read as: better], scarier [read as: better] and way more atmospherically jarring [read as: better] than their previous outingz.
And by far the best track on the album is the lyrical masterpiece, "Jesus Christ." It's all about questioning your life's game and reflecting on the validity and value of your spiritual & emotional beliefs. It's kind of like R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" only NOT old and much, much sadder [read as: better...do you catch a trend here??]. The werdingz are poetically astonishing and the guitar in the beginning is what I want to play on repeat @ my
funeral drunken stripper Jell-O shot party death memorial service.
I suggest listening to it on repeat if you A) Have good taste in music; B) Regularly engage in modern day religious banteringz; or C) Like to have weekly 60-minute cry sessions by yourself & need a soundtrack fitting to the feng shui of your sobfest (ala me).