“They Just Don’t Make Real Music Anymore,” Says Guy Who Bought Garden State Soundtrack
Today, audiophile and music nerd Jesse Lannister remarked, aloud, that music just isn’t good anymore.
“It all sounds the same. All those rap and EDM songs topping the charts? Just garbage,” he says taking his Garden State soundtrack out of its case. “But this? This is real music.”
Lannister, who runs a YouTube music review blog called “Iron & Wine & Me,” has made quite the splash with his controversial takes on music.
“Early 2000s indie rock was the best time for music,” he explains, “Such diversity. So many voices. So many different sounds.” He maintains this belief and, to dissenters, points them in the direction to the 53-minute-long soundtrack to the quintessential indie movie Garden State.
“I mean just look at the lineup! You got The Shins twice, you got Zero 7, Iron & Wine, and even some Simon & Garfunkel to round it up. It’s like a cultural soup of perspectives and sounds. It’d be perfect if they had something a little funkier like Sufjan Stevens.”
When asked if he’s heard Migos, SZA, Kali Uchis, or even Chance the Rapper, he replied with, “All those guys sound the same. It’s just loudness. Just obnoxious. That’s not music. I can’t even understand what they’re saying.”
Jesse went on to show his other soundtracks which included Inside Llewyn Davis and then a Dane Cook album.