|Posted on December 5, 2011 at 9:55 AM|
Actually not in that way! I have never learned to rock, and neither will i ever. I would travel to the antipodes to avoid rock, in any of its forms. Rock now is just too anonymous for me, just a bit short of allure perhaps due to its ubiquitousness.
That said, when you talk about Michael Learns to Rock, I do make an exception and a big one at that. Is MLTR rock? I don't know, and neither does half the world seem to able to reach a conclusion. Does it matter? No, not at all! I don't listen to songs by their genre. After all, you don'tsing to fit to a genre, or do you?
In a world of alternative (pseudo) rock, MLTR sounds refreshing, even now at times. Personally, I do feel that Scandinavian gelid in most oftheir songs. The colors that I visualize are often blue and white, typically sub-arctic. Its almost like you are on the verge of isolation, next stoparctic! Its symbolic of warmth existing in a literal ridge of the humancivilization.
MLTR was the first band which captivated me, way back when I was 11(or 12). Of course, 80's pop was very much a part of my post-infancy but not with this ardor. Perhaps that's what makes it so special. Add to that the fact MLTR's collection was the first album I had heard where i liked each andevery song!
Of course, you may criticize them endless, partly for being genre-misfit and partly for being too easy to listen to (idiots do that!). You may say their appeal wasn't too broad and that they don't give you the 'rush'. But then again why would you criticize them? Their songs are just..well...nice...
(Written by Udipta Basumatari)
Categories: Feelings about MLTR's music