Talk:What Did I Do To You?
Linnell has been pretty experimental with some of his recent releases. "I Haven't Seen You In Forever" was almost exclusively Linnell's voice, with a few instrumental flourishes. In this song, he uses skittering, off-kilter electronics to emphasize the dark tone of the lyrics. I don't know that it would need to be longer - kind of like "Your Own Worst Enemy", "Rat Patrol", and "Spine", if it went on for too much longer, it might overstay its welcome. As it is, it's a snapshot of the narrator's paranoia as he copes with how his behavior might or might not have affected those around him. I think it's a neat song. --MisterMe (talk) 11:44, 3 September 2015 (EDT)
Best in awhile
This is the first new song that I've loved in an "immediately start listening on repeat" way in awhile. I think one of the things that's unusual about it is the music is actually just as creepy as the lyrics, which isn't something he does very often--we all know very well his penchant for pairing disturbing/depressing lyrics with completely inappropriately cheerful music. I actually do like that combination better, but it's nice to see him throwing something different into the mix. It always amazes me how even when he pulls something out that's not from his usual bag of tricks he can still pull it off so well.
When I was just listening for the first time over the phone I heard the "pounding heart" part and, because I couldn't hear very well, I thought he was talking about the victim’s heart, not his own, so of course I immediately thought of "The Tell-Tale Heart." When I read the lyrics I realized I was wrong, but I’m still 100% sure Mr. Linnell, being the literary soul he is, had the story in mind as a precedent. And, as a fellow literary soul, that gives it an extra bit of awesomeness to me. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 03:33, 4 September 2015 (EDT)
Not very Good.
Essentially a solo track from Linnell. The lack of melody and (yet again) straining vocal delivery make it a hard to listen to whether adult or child. (Mr Tuck) 15:59, September 7, 2015
- I continue to be baffled as to why you're continuing to listen to TMBG when you hate basically everything they do. Wouldn't you rather listen to music you like? You get that this is a site for TMBG fans, right? Do you seriously need to do this every single week? Why? --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 00:21, 8 September 2015 (EDT)
- I should be allowed to think. I am a fan. I own every album. I own all the solo albums. I own stuff they've played on. Stuff they are tenuously linked too. I do not "hate" everything every week. I give a variety of responses to what they release. Read my review to Music Jail Parts 1 and 2 or No Cops or Glean (song) and their utterly brilliant Bills Bills Bill cover, for example. I love those songs. You are on here enough. You know that this is true.
- I tire of being criticised for being objective. If I was doing this for the Beatles, and I was doing this for Beatles for Sale, I wouldn't be giving everything 10! Some posters on this site, just think everything is brilliant. Everything is a 10. Makes it very hard to differentiate critically the actual merits. Next time before you criticise why don't you actually read what i write so your judgement is correct. Likewise my comments are always polite, well balanced and I never criticise others for liking what I think less good or vice versa. I am glad you liked the song. You said why. I respected your opinion. Please extend me the same respect. (Mr Tuck) 01:39, September 8, 2015
- Last week you said I was "one of the most generous posters on the wiki" like that was supposed to be an insult, so it doesn't sound like you're "respecting my opinions" too much, actually. I also didn't appreciate you using something I said that wasn't even meant to be negative to buttress your scathing review of that song. "Being criticised for being objective"? There's no such thing as an "objective" opinion. Do you actually understand what that word means? Opinions are inherently subjective. That's the entire definition of an opinion. And I don't want to read every single review you write because it makes me too angry. I've seen enough to know that 99% of what you do is ripping things apart, and I don't particularly like seeing the band that means everything to me ripped apart over and over. I'm not the first one here who's gotten sick of this either. I'm not saying people are obligated to love every single thing, but I just don't see why you have to tell us that you hate things over and over and over. You act like your reviews are some kind of deep insightful analysis of what drawbacks songs have, but they really aren't. You just say the same things over and over. I just don't understand what the point is. If I hated the vast majority what a band was doing I wouldn't listen to them and would listen to things I like instead. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 02:31, 8 September 2015 (EDT)
- Gotta disagree with the opening comment in this thread. This is an exciting melody & I like Linnell's delivery of it because his nearly-out-of-control performance matches the subject matter so well. --Nehushtan (talk) 14:28, 23 February 2020 (EST)