• Gustav posted an update in the group Group logo of MewscellaneousMewscellaneous 4 years, 7 months ago · updated 4 years, 7 months ago

    Most overrated Mew song ever? For me it’s The Zookeeper’s Boy. Quite clumsy lyrics, clunky chord progressions in the verse and chorus. “Santa Ana winds” is the best bit.

    • definitely Am I Wry.
      i think overrated doesn’t mean it’s not good, it still is, but way too many people talked about it.

      • Wholeheartedly agree about Am I Wry and Zookeeper’s Boy although I do love that last verse of:
        “Are you my lady, are you?
        The rain, the rain, the rain is falling down
        The cars remain
        I could not be seen with you
        Working half the time and looking fine
        In cars re-made”
        how they each sing different lines simultaneously. I think Symmetry is pretty overrated as well. Lyrically I do like it but to me Becky’s vocals don’t add much to the song especially since the lyrics seem odd coming from a 14 year old. (unpopular opinion I know)

    • I feel that way about Eight Flew Over One was Destroyed. Especially seeing it listed in so many of the ultimate setlist posts. That’s a live show throw away song as far as I’m concerned. Lyrically I like it..musically I don’t.

      • eight flew over? wow. and to think it’s one of their best…
        if it was me, i would love to throw am i wry-special-zookeeper away for that song

        • “Wry” only made my setlist as a pity offering for my boyfriend..otherwise I’d leave it off too. Zookeeper I also won’t cry if I never hear it live again. I do listen to 8 flew over when I play the album and it is on my spotify Mew super playlist because lyrically I DO like it..I just don’t feel it musically.

    • *cough*… Comforting Sounds …*cough*

      • You seem to have a bit of a cough. Get well soon!

      • dude comforting sounds is the king of all songs. even i wouldn’t dare to say it’s overrated. I know a guy who did, he went straight to hell

        • Dont get me wrong, it is a good song and a really good album closer! But it is also 8+ minutes of minimal change. I dont think this qualifies it as encore of encores at almost every concert for the past 10+ years. I like that Mew uses album closers as concert encores but I feel bad for Louise Louisa and Reprise that they havent been given the attention they deserve.

    • Might be my favourite song of all time. It sounds so wrong, but it feels so right.

    • Agree with you on Zookeeper’s Boy being overrated.

    • For me, I would have to say ‘Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy’. When No More Stories was released, I hated it… sounded like Passion Pit, or something equally as awful, with Sesame Street kids choir… Nowadays, I can just about tolerate it.

      • That being said, I sometimes enjoy the “I’m lost in your doubt, scrolling scrolling scrolling..” part.

        • I HAAAAAATE the first minute of Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy but I like the song. I really like the Mexico version we got for Christmas but I need to run it through Audacity so I can add the “Safety net I regret I am shaky (we know you are) I am shaking” part to the end. I don’t know why but I just love that part.