Talk:I Can Help The Next In Line

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There is a good song in there. Somewhere.

A hopeless lyric and chorus, the song only really gets going at the bridge and final section. In many ways Linnell should have started the song here and spared us the minute of horizontal plodding that even a busy and ingenious video can's save. In the first week of March another underwhelming entry to a project that's running out of steam. Linnell in particular needs to raise his game. He sounds bored at times here. (Mr Tuck)

Dang...I hope I never get quite as jaded as you, Mr Tuck. I think this is a fun song with a mildly catchy chorus and some nice echo-singing by Flans. I've worked in customer service; this is like every bit of drudgery and nightmare scenario rolled into one set of lyrics, and probably isn't meant to have a much deeper meaning than that. And the video is quite innovative, which I think helps the song too. The VHS-era quality made me chuckle.
Anyway, I'd really like to see people give these songs a few days to sink in before writing withering reviews (i.e., phrases like "horizontal plodding"--yikes!!), but I guess the nature of the Internet is such that you can instantly put your thoughts out there, carte blanche. Oh well! Next in line, please... --MisterMe (talk) 08:02, 3 March 2015 (EST)

I'm not jaded. I think I'm fairly accurate. Even you only say it has a mildly catchy chorus. I think I am fair to say that we've not really had any A or B grade songs as yet, though I am very fond of No Cops. Good old Corn Mo and lovely music and lyrics. Maybe that's a B grader. This is another song that's more of a skit. And you wait. When it gets graded by the wikians. It will be down there, not up there. (Mr Tuck)

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I agree Linnell sounds bored even for Linnell. This seems to be a trend. I can't wait until 2025 when we look back at Glean and go "wow, those were Linnell's most passionate and inspired releases of his entire career. It's funny how it looked like the complete opposite when the songs were being released individually" --Sonderling (talk) 09:50, 3 March 2015 (EST)

Love the gag! (Mr Tuck)

I agree with Mr Tuck on this one. I find it boring and uninspired. The video, on the other hand, is pure genius. --Freakiosis (talk) 15:59, 4 March 2015 (EST)

I love it. The production is pretty great - the little swirly sounding guitar with the feedback delay is damn cool. It's got a catchy hook. --Propman (talk) 16:04, 4 March 2015 (EST)

Jeez, people are harsh on new songs on here! It would be nice if every discussion page didn't start with a thoroughly miserable review from Mr Tuck. PurpleToupee37

Factually incorrect. I give No Cops and Music Jail Pts 1 and 2 great reviews. (Mr Tuck)

As I recall, your review of Music Jail was still a little negative. I'm surprised No Cops is your favorite so far. It did the least for me. --Propman (talk) 15:49, 6 March 2015 (EST)

I think No Cops is the only poor song of the project so far. Mr Tuck, I'm starting to think you are just being overly critical and contrary to try and get a reaction. I see you've rated Boat of Car, Santa's Beard and Toddler Hiway 10/10 yet The Guitar is 1/10, which kind of says it all for that theory. Isn't there somewhere else to post reviews of the new songs rather than having a massive wall of text at the start of every discussion page? (PurpleToupee37)

Interesting to see you going through my marks. If you go through them all you will see that I give the range of marks. Plus I love Boat of Car; Santa's Beard and Toddler Hiway and I really don't like the Guitar. What's wrong with that? Of the project I like No Cops and Music Jail. This is the Talk part of the wiki. So this is where I talk. I quite enjoy discussing the songs with other wikians. I'm never rude to anybody as far as I can tell. Plus, when you call No Cops "poor" your not being over-critical but when I call a song poor I am being over critical? (Mr Tuck)

This is getting a bit off-topic now, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy Mr Tuck's reviews especially because of his critical style, and am always looking forward to reading his new review each week. And I say that even though our opinions often differ - I, for example, loved Flansy's Nanobots ballads (Tesla, Sometimes A Lonely Way), which were given bad reviews by Tuck. The style of Mr Tuck's reviews reminds me of professional music critics (maybe that's why some people here are not so fond of them; just like professional music critics, Mr Tuck can be harsh, indeed). As for the new project, Mr Tuck's thoughts on each song so far are surprisingly similar to my own, with the exception of Erase, which I consider the best song out of those already released. Music Jail is my other main favorite.
Oh, and one last thing: I remember Mr Tuck being criticized a lot for supposedly preferring Linnell's material over Flansburgh's. His new Dial-A-Song reviews show this is not true at all. All in all, Tuck's reviews don't appear as negative to me as they seem to do to some of you. --Freakiosis (talk) 05:23, 9 March 2015 (EDT)

Very kind. Glad you spotted the Linnell thing. I must admit, I love doing my little reviews, I do know the Giants canon really well so I feel quite qualified to comment. One thing that I think does need stressing is how hard it is for the Giants to keep doing what they're doing and stay fresh. Think of any other artist in rock/pop medium 30 years into a career and you'll see how well they are doing. (Mr Tuck)