Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Megan's Top 18 of 2008 - #13 - Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Throughout the course of history, there have been great poets, gifted wordsmiths who extolled the virtues of love and beauty (most frequently the former) in language so moving and profound that they are still celebrated to this day.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? doesn't quite fit into that category.

But what's to say there's not a time and a place for succinctness? We're a busy population, we don't always have time for forsooths and flowery phrases.

Sometimes, when you see a lady or gentleman you'd like to get to know better, you just don't have time for wooing. And so, friends, there was never a better song for such occasions than the raging, rampant, hormonally-fueled 4 minute modern sonnet: "Let's Make Out". Bratty and ballsy, it epitomizes the Does It Offend You, Yeah? sound. It's nigh on impossible to not dance to the song, given the combination of the simple, base lyrics and the perfectly sassy beats. It's the perfect way to get your beloved's attention, guaranteed.

But "Let's Make Out" is but one reason to enjoy You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into. My other favorite track, "Being Bad Feels Pretty Good", not only has one of the best song titles ever, but it's got that 80s synthy thing working overtime, making it one of the best dance songs of the year. And "Epic Last Song" is just that, a slice of youthful exuberance and cheeky melodrama.

It's not an album fit for being taken seriously, but if you're looking for a good time, you could do a lot worse.



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