All those soundtracks, however, have been made up of songs that existed prior to their corresponding films, and with Django Unchained (Out Christmas Day in theaters), Tarantino has assembled, for the first time, a collection with many new songs written specifically for the film.
After the raucous, Foxboro Hot Tubs feel of ¡Dos!, the third act is definitely a change-up from the formula. It’s much more of a mixed bag, with elements of the operatic American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, but also some more dramatic and warmer, acoustic elements to even things out a bit.
It’s incredible how well Mellon Collie holds up after seventeen years. The album was the last record with the full original Pumpkins lineup, and an angst-filled generation rallied around lyrics like “Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage.”
While ¡Uno! harks back to their power pop influences, ¡Dos! has been called a more “garage rock album,” with grittier guitars, darker subject matter, and a more of a house party type feel to it. In fact, in recent interviews, Armstrong has called this album a sequel to their altar ego side-project, Foxboro Hot Tubs.
Fortunately for Supertone fans everywhere, the new album is here after an eight year hiatus from putting out music, and I’ll be one of the first to say that it does not disappoint. For the Glory recalls the Tones from back in their heyday, and sees them with a renewed spirit and vitality that rivals anything they’ve put out since 2000.
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