Sammy the Seal

“You cried when you knew I would look”

In vinyl on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 at 13:58


Song: You Can’t Break A Broken Heart
Artist: The 6ths (featuring Jeffrey Underhill)
Album: Wasps’ Nests

Aah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Great fucking line! It’s funny ’cause it’s true. God, how many times did I fall for that one? It doesn’t work anymore, as I’ve outgrown my sentimentalism, but only about a year or two ago. Far too long, unfortunately for me. Fuck emotional manipulation and the people who employ it, like, really, ha ha. For shame, kids.

As far as the musical, there’s nothing much special here, just Stephin Merritt and his insidious, effortless hooks at it again. A simple, sticky melody that’s held up after all these years. Those beats are kinda chintzy, but it was 1995, cut him some slack. There’s a quaint charm to them that I quite like. Regardless, the way they skip and skitter along are irresistible. Jerky dancing and tics follow.

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