Do you guys remember Jimmy Eat World? They had some radio hits when I was in high school, and I’ve always liked them, though I never became a hardcore fan. But my brother had their CD (Bleed American), and this was my favorite track. Something about the driving pulse of the song, combined with the lyrics (and, let’s face it, the nod to “Crimson and Clover”), just works for me. So here you go with this week’s pick, “A Praise Chorus”:
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I love Jimmy Eat World! I can’t say that I am a not a hardcore fan either but there are a few of their songs that I could listen to for days straight. The Middle is my all-time favorite!
That’s a good one too! I also like “Sweetness” a lot.
I’ve only ever hear a couple of their songs but I liked them. Maybe I should listen to some more now 🙂
I don’t know many of their songs either, to be honest. But they’re worth listening to, I think!
Love this song!
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Jimmy Eat World! They were totally my jam in high school/early undergrad. “A Praise Chorus” was one of my favourite tracks off that album, so catchy and uplifting. I still play it from time to time. (Favourite album from them has to be Futures though–the rifts in that album were amazing ❤ )
I’m not familiar with any of their recent work (or whenever Futures came out, which probably isn’t that recent, lol), but I should check it out!
I sort of stopped following their albums a few years ago…the latest one I listened to (which came out around 2010? I remember listening to it before going on my exchange) didn’t click with me and felt rather pale in comparison to their earlier stuff 😦
Futures came out around 2004 and was the follow-up to Bleed American. I highly recommend that album 😀 *goes off to listen to it herself*
That happens a lot with bands that have been around a long time, I’ve found. Sister Hazel was one of my very favorite bands growing up, but their last album (or at least the last one I know about) was very disappointing.
Aaaannnnd cue the high school flashbacks!!! I had completely forgotten about this song, but as soon as the beat started it all came rushing back. I *might* have sang this song at the top of my lungs just now… That could have happened. 🙂
Thanks for sharing that! I was never a huge Jimmy Eat World fan, either, but A Praise Chorus and The Middle were kind of my anthems in high school. It was a nice trip down memory lane!
Haha, singing songs at the top of one’s lungs is a beautiful thing! Glad you enjoyed the nostalgia.
AHHHHHH, I love this song! I used to listen to this ALL the time. Ah, Jimmy. Wish they’d come out with more songs like this one. Great pick!