The Front Bottoms’ Going Grey: Reviewed

First things first: The Front Bottoms aren’t all that good. Sorry. But their newest album, Going Grey, is somehow the best album of 2017 anyway (sorry Harry Styles, I still love you).  A band hailing from the great state of New Jersey, The Front Bottoms have created a following made up of the entire intersection of the Guys with Beards Who Wear Flannel and Fourteen Year-Old Girls Who Smoke Cigarettes venn diagram. In a nutshell, lead vocalist Brian Sella delivers lyrics with a voice anyone would not be surprised to learn comes from a dude named Brian, but that only seems to contribute to the greater lethargic effect exuded by the instrumentals. None of this should work, but it does.

The Playlist: Halloween

If, for some absolutely ridiculous reason, your October 31st plans don’t revolve around drunkenly attempting to fight at least one of the two ghosts who haunt St Andrews Cathedral, then firstly: you’re doing Halloween wrong. Secondly, you could probably use a few spooky tunes to rattle your bones and get you in the Halloween spirit! As a preliminary disclaimer, I’d like to point out that this playlist does not include Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’ nor the main theme from Scooby Doo. Apologies in advance, but those are already no-brainers. For a truly thrilling night, check out these bangers that are guaranteed to kill.