My iPod #94: Jimmy Eat World – Big Casino

Hey guys. I was at my friend’s house for about eight hours yesterday, and when I came back I was too tired to do anything. I couldn’t make a post, but I am awake enough today to make two.

I’m not a huge fan of Jimmy Eat World; I’ve never listened to any of their albums. Their singles are sufficient enough, they are very good. Songs like “Bleed American” aka “Salt Sweat Sugar”, “The Middle“, “Always Be” played on MTV2 when I was younger, and I liked those tracks but not enough to make me want to listen to more material the band made.

“Big Casino” was the first single from their sixth album “Chase This Light” in 2007, I was getting ready to start year 8 of secondary school. The music video was part of MTV2’s “New Singles” segment, and that was the first time I heard the song. It played a few times, and then it barely played again. “Always Be” was probably played more than “Big Casino”. I like the latter more, because it’s a much happier song. It’s got more oomph to it, the chorus is excellent too. I also like the triumphant guitar line that occurs at certain times during the song.

I’ve realised this ‘B’ series is going to be a long one. I’ve got almost 100 songs beginning with the letter. I am determined to get through this. Even if I may be in university still doing it.



Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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