I need to rant about “dirty paws” by of monsters & men for a moment. (it’s my music blog and I’ll cry if I want to.)
we need to start this discussion with edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. I think it’s safe to say they were one of the first to popularize the hippy-dippy folk sound that is so big now. you know, lots of guitar, tambourine, choruses of voices, “heys” and “hos,” and whistling. YOU KNOW what I’m talking about. I love the lumineers to pieces, but from day one they sounded like edward sharpe to me. of monsters & men is another that has shot to fame and fortune with this sound. which leads me to today’s rant.
I don’t mind that there are many bands making this type of music. I like the genre and it’s great to have a variety of bands to choose from. but “dirty paws,” as great a song as it is, it’s SUCH a rip-off of “home” by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros that I can’t even listen to it.
if you haven’t noticed this yet, here’s what you need to do. go to 0:54 in “dirty paws” and start singing “ohhh, home. we’re going home. home is wherever I’m with you.” IT FITS PERFECTLY. not only is the drumbeat in this song almost exactly the same as “home,” but the chord progressions are the same, too. they even put in the same exact kind of “hey!” or “ho!” or whatever it is.
come to think of it, it’s not just this song that’s a rip-off. of monsters and men even is a ridiculously long band name with an “and” in it. there’s a girl lead singer and a guy lead singer. THE PLOT THICKENS. hello, edward sharpe wannabes. it looks like people have been saying this since “little talks” came out, but “dirty paws” is even more egregious.
okay, I’m done. I just hope edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros make more money on “home” than of monsters & men makes on “dirty paws.” that is the only way all will be right with the world.
also, “dirty paws” is NOT going on my playlist. but “home” is.