Such a great song from the early 2000’s emo/punk/alternative rock scene (not saying ‘The Middle’ is all of those genres, just that those genres were very popular in the early 2000’s).
What’s your opinion on this song and Jimmy Eat World?
Personally I think their older stuff is better than their newest album (I know that’s so cliché, but it’s legitimately true in this case) because their newer album doesn’t seem to expand upon their older work, and nearly every song on the newer album sounds the same. I realize every band has their own ‘sound’ and style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment and grow as a band. It seemed lazy, but hey it’s not my band so I’ll end this mini-rant. (Side-note: they also covered one of Taylor Swift’s songs and it was terrible sounding – no one in the audience was feeling it and you could barely understand Jimmy Eat World.)
Here’s ‘The Middle’ by Jimmy Eat World: