Rob wrote:BobPatience wrote:135. Childbirth – Siri, Open Tinder - 2
This song doesn't excite me at all; it all just seems very bland. I also don't generally care for lyrics, but why make a song about Tinder if you're 'swiping left' on everyone (except the 'married couple') anyway? I especially have no idea what (swiping left on) Tinder has to do with women's rights.
I think you miss the humor here: the lyrics here are sort of joke. The song is stylistically identical to the riot grrrl sound of the early nineties, but with the Tinder subject it gets updated to 2015. It isn't about Women's Rights per se (I'm also not sure if you should see the album title as a statement for every track), but like a lot of riot grrrl songs it deals in emasculation. The singer here
mocks the various ways the man pose themselves as desirable on Tinder. Besides all this, I think people in general swipe left more than right. Why the married couple then? Well, there is a woman there, plus it is not heteronormative (as well as funny). Yes, this is a very political genre.
I like riot grrrl in general, but this is not one of the sharpest or musically most inspiring of them. Still, it is fun and it short length assures that the jokes doesn't go on for too long.
My vote: 6.
I know that it's supposed to be a joke, I think that it's a real bad one; It makes it even worse for me. I was just mostly writing something to alleviate me a little while listening through it more than once. But in the end I scored it for what I thought of it's musical contents, the lyrics just left an extra sour aftertaste. This music/genre just really does not seem to be for me, which is completely fine, and I still had yesterday's song left, which I thought was great.