Along with having a vocalist whose whine echoes the most grating moments of Judas Priest, the instrumentation of “Beautiful Distraction” is so loosely put together that it probably could have been composed in a half hour.
Tapper had the idea of painting a mural in the Yellowjacket Union Cafeteria after seeing a plain, lifeless grey wall with potential to add some life to the space.
Notwithstanding how nearly every track mirrors and embodies the tracklist from “NFR!”, “Chemtrails” attempts to strip back its sound to be as acoustic as possible, or rather as instrumentally stale as possible.
Though “Medicine at Midnight” is a summer album released during the winter, it is also as perfectly middling as any Foo Fighters fan or non-fan could ask for.
For the most part, Grimes is completely absent from these songs, aside from the surprisingly fleeting instances where her singing is spliced in, sometimes as the only melody to the song.
“Nightmares of the Decomposed,” by American death metal band Six Feet Under, might be one of the funniest listening experiences I’ve steeled myself through in quite a while.