Doom – Agree to Differ (1989)

No, not MF (Metal Face) DOOM, but MH (Metal Head) DOOM. Even though this song is “angry” and loud and there’s screaming growling voices and stuff, check out these lyrics:

AGREE TO DIFFER AT DIFFERENT POINTS,
OUR END’S THE SAME SO LET’S NOT FIGHT
SOLUTIONS VARY, AND THAT’S OKAY
TOGETHER LET’S FIND A PEACEFUL WAY


It’s funny that a band with a sound and name as menacing as this one would have lyrics that kind of put the Bible to shame, at least from a clarity-of-morals perspective. But then again, the Bible is for some people, so what can ya do. Let’s not fight. Solutions vary, and that’s okay. Sucks when people interpret the magical stories in ways that justify oppression and genocide, though. That’s whack.

Slint – Spiderland (1991)

To my dear friend Logan,

I have no witty banter, humorous remarks, comedic observations, laughable insights, chuckle-inducing statements, ha-ha opinions or ideas, LOL memes, ROFL expressions, “This is absolutely hilarious“-style quotes, or funny commentary on the absence of free will in an infinitely cold and pointless deterministic universe where even if a God exists, he either hates you or doesn’t give a shit about you. But I do gotta say, this Slint record is rad as hell. Took me a while to come around to it because it starts so slow but it definitely gets crunked. I bet you were already listening to Slint at Junction in like the 6th grade. Also if God actually does exist, sorry for talking shit about you a few sentences ago. Also can I get some more money? “Ay yo my bad” – DUI Logz

Regards,
Chris

Osker – 13 (2000)



I found Osker on Epitaph’s Punk-o-Rama compilations, and I’m glad I did. “Lucky” and “Strangled” are some of my favorite melodic punk songs. Love the singer’s piss-ant voice. If I had heard this song in 2002 I woulda lost my mind; I just heard it for the first time a few minutes ago and it still managed t’get me. Are you the same person you are now as you were yesterday? What about a year ago? A decade ago? A hundred decades from now? A million years ago? Now I’m just rambling. Smoke weed everyday unless you’re trying to not smoke weed every day.