At the time that I’m writing this, I’ve had Trust Issues for a few days. I signed up for the Kickstarter campaign after The Doubleclicks mentioned them. I then went to the PDX Broadsides’ bandcamp page and ended up buying the entire back catalog.
After having heard the album a few times, here are my first impressions:
- Favorite Song: Robot vs Boy – although it seems like it should be the first track to a concept album and leaves me wanting to know more about the story
- Most beautiful song: Dolores – about HBO’s Westworld
- Most fun song: Tiny Little Octopus
- The Weather – I love the vocalizing on this track, but I have no idea what it’s about and why it goes from an ominous song to talking about the weather. So I enjoy listening, but will probably enjoy more when I know what it’s about.
- Rocket Science – a song I’d play to kids 7 or 8 and up about how treating others by the golden rule isn’t Rocket Science
- Acoustic Kitty – pretty funny premise, but one of the ones I currently like least
- Tiny Little Octopus – see above
- I’ll Eat You Last – this is a nerd version of the song my brother danced for his first dance. I don’t know what the song is, but it was a young Christipher Walken singing it and somewhat insulting the other person, but still being about love
- Noncompliant – a good feminist song
- Nerd Love Song – what it says on the tin.
- On the case – About Where’s Waldo? Probably the song I like the least
- Delta You Delta Me – a song about growing apart. I like how the chorus/bridge go
- We Want Rey – a great, fun song about how representation in media is a good first start, but what about representation in merchandising? Also has a part near the end reminiscent of the main verses in We Didn’t Start the Fire
- I Go Both Ways – a very fun song about not falling prey to flame wars/culture wars and just enjoying what you enjoy – even if it comes from rival companies. I didn’t get the line about the snails, though…
- Dolores – see above
- Robot vs Boy – see above
- Sign off – a whispered message that freaked out my 5 year old when it played because she didn’t expect someone to be whispering in the speakers.