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FS// Taka is a pimp DEAL WITH IT

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Not even going to lie. A Letter to Elise still makes me want to cry sometimes. Robert Smith is a MASTER of poetry. These lyrics rendered me speechless. Much like Jawbreaker, the Cure has this way with words.

I thought you were the girl I always dreamed about,
But I let the dream go,
And the promises broke,
The make believe ran out.

I hate that Blink 182 covered the song. They did the worst cover I've ever heard ever. It was all blinked out and lost the ENTIRE vibe of the song.


This is the best cover I've EVER seen. Any rock band who tries to cover the Cure should have the sense and decency to respect the somberness of the song. This is why I appreciated AFI's cover of "Just Like Heaven". They RESPECTED the Cure's sound and tried to their best to incorporate their own vibe with the Cure's. Stark contrast to Blink who completely ruined any shred of humanity in A Letter to Elise
FS// Taka is a pimp DEAL WITH IT

AFI's Burials

I love it. To be honest, I really enjoy AFI's new sound. I really forced myself to like Decemeberunderground but I really didn't like it. It had all the elements of a decent album, but it was really just boring. Crash Love was AFI's re-entry into being an interesting band, but it was mostly poppy and missing a lot of elements that made AFI, AFI. They also went through a strange "Il Divo" phase. Meaning, they had to always wear suits for no reason.

Burials is the closest thing to what I remember AFI being when I was in High School. It's poppy for sure, but immensely rock. Heart Stops is a poppy, chanty, beautiful song steeped with emotion and musicality. AFI's appeal is in their ability to get fans to rally behind them, so why not make a song that depends on the rally of fans?

Other songs like 17 Crimes and Wild, provide the album with the necessary pith and poppiness to keep it easy to listen to. Where long and bellowing songs like I Hope You Suffer (stupid name) and The Face Beneath the Waves, keep this album grounded. I really enjoy the last songs on AFI albums, and The Face Beneath the Waves does not disappoint. It's a beautiful, haunting ballad that is a wonderful end off to an album appropriately named Burials.

Rating: 8/10