Sometimes I think critic types put too much emphasis on lyrics. They forget that these words weren't necessarily written to stand alone on a written page like a novel or a poem. They're part of a song, designed to complement the music, so what those words sound like when sung should be as important as what the words actually mean.
To prove my point I present Gliss. The Los Angeles-based trio recently spent time at Yahoo! Music taping an exclusive live performance session and an interview. When I listen to the band's performance of "Morning Light," frankly I can hardly make out a single word, except for "your heart," because it sounds as if singer/guitarist Martin Klingman has a mouthful of marbles, but you know what? It doesn't matter because the band has such a cool sound, beginning with the Spectorian/the Jesus & Mary Chain intro and continuing through the ringing guitars and boy-girl harmonies that will remind you of some of your favorite lost '80s post-punk bands. After all, theRead More »from Gliss Is On My List