I’ve tried. I’ve really tried. I’ve listened to every song on Funeral and Neon Bible at least twice. I’m aware of their remarkable critical success, and I want to like them, I really do.
But you know, I just want to give their lead singer a cough drop. I mean, listen to his vocal on this cover of “This Might Be the Place”:
As for the rest of their music, they seem like an overly-theatrical post-punk Bowie tribute band with some dubious vocals. I’m no musician, but is this guy remotely on key?
I guess there might be some lyrical genius there, but I haven’t heard it yet.
I claim no expertise in these matters, because I’m clearly disagreeing with most of the critics (not to mention music buyers) on the planet. They just don’t float my boat.
If the band floats votre bateau, pourquoi?