Top Albums of 2007: #04. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
#04. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
I need to make sure I clear up one thing about this album: it is the best pure rock and roll I've heard in a long time.
It rules, unchallenged, in the modern lands of great rock music.
Now, I will leave you with the lyrics to the opening track of Let's Stay Friends, "Pots & Pans". This song is incredible, and it plainly states Les Savy Fav's claim to the unoccupied throne of ultimate rock gods:
There was a band
Called the Pots and Pans
And they made this moise
That people couldn't stand
And when they toured
All across the land
The people said:
"No, no, no!"
But the drummer said:
"Yes, yes, yes!
This tour is a test!"
Has your skin grown thick from bands that make you sick?
Has your skin grown thick from a thousand stinging pricks?
Have you been made dense standing upon the fence?
Have you been made dense from polish and pretense?
Well, this is where it stops.
This is where it ends.
Let's tear this whole place down and build it up again.
This band's a beating heart and it's nowhere near its end.
They're name is Les Savy Fav, ladies and gentlemen, and they're gonna save Rock & Roll
(download it here)