No. 15- Dog Problems
Album: Dog Problems
Artist: The Format
Year Released: 2006
I really got into this album...
Favorite songs include...
“Inches and Falling”
Why it’s so good...
I spent a really long time resisting The Format. A lot of my friends really loved them, they were becoming pretty popular not just locally but nationally, but I refused to like them. For silly reasons, I'll admit.
Then they broke up and I figured I had won the fight.
Time passed and I stumbled upon a tune called "Dog Problems"- one of the most interesting and honest songs I've ever heard. Yes, it was a little melodramatic at times ("Are you listening- this is the sound of my heart breaking") but it made me feel more deeply than a song had in a really long time. Soon I found myself trying out the whole album. And eventually I gave in and had to admit- I was a fan of The Format.
What's there not to like?
It's catchy, it's fun, it's deep and meaningful, and it's honest. Nate Ruess is one of the best singers to come out of the Arizona music scene and his songwriting is something to envy.
It really is that simple. They just know how to deliver awesome pop songs with depth.