It's only the end of the world.
God, these guys are good. That jangly guitar sets the stage
for this song with that edgy, moody, beautiful riff. It creates
a tension that is eased slightly when the second guitar joins
in. But then it returns with a vengeance when the singer sings.
This guy can flat-out deliver the goods. He knows his voice
and he knows how to use it. It's got so much color and richness,
he's dangerous. When he sings there is a sense of urgency,
but a relaxed urgency. It's like the house is on fire and
everyone else is rushing to get out, but he sits in his easy
chair and say's, " go on without me, I want to finish
this beer first." Very cool and very smooth. The female
vocals add another sense of nonchallance as they casually
sing as the world crashes in around them. This song feels
like something is always about to blow up, like a ticking
time bomb. Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do. The lead guitar work
is great and the surprise sax solo adds another layer of moody
texture in a song that is already dripping with atmosphere.
First-rate musicianship from everyone and top-notch production
makes for one great package. God, these guys are good.