One thing I’ve always found fascinating is what people like and dislike. What makes someone like one thing and dislike another? And why do I often feel like I should like something (based on the other stuff I like) but find that I just don’t?
Today’s post focuses on a band most people are surprised to learn I dislike. That band is The Postal Service.
Death Cab for Cutie is one of my favorite bands … And I still hate The Postal Service.
I want to like them, but their style just grates on my nerves. I mean, the song “Such Great Heights” is great lyrically. But, to be honest, I much prefer the Iron & Wine version.
I’m not the type of person who expects side projects to sound just like someone’s “main” body of work. I genuinely think some people can produce incredibly diverse and amazing music by branching out a bit and trying something completely different (Dallas Green of Alexisonfire/City and Colour and James Mercer of The Shins/Broken Bells immediately come to mind, but I’m sure I could think of more).
I also actually like some “electronic” and/or “experimental” music. But there’s something about the “electropop” sound of The Postal Service that’s just completely obnoxious to me.
Ben Gibbard + Death Cab = Phenomenal
Ben Gibbard + The Postal Service = Thank God this was only a side project