Melodramatic indie rock only works if those emotions are believable and approachable, and The Life And Times know how to compose themselves and they way they play and construct songs on their album, No One Loves You Like I Do (Slimstyle).
Each of the songs are numerically titled after days, so you’ll hear tracks like “Day Five”, “Day Seven’, and “Day Eleven”. To make it interesting, the track order is not in numerical order, so either they’re being smarh-asses or they simply want to make you think about their songs without caring for carefully creating a proper title. Each of these songs are thought provoking in that you hear their stories and you want to go along for the ride, not unlike the works of Josh Homme and Queens Of The Stone Age or Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters. They are pop songs created and molded with hard rock and punk pop flavorings, and yet one could easily imagine these songs being covered by a group like Depeche Mode, due to the emotional impact the lyrics have. Thought provoking, to me, means the lyrics make you want to think, and in the process help you realize that you have something in common, making you want to approach and dig deep into the lyrics even more. Meaningful music, in 2012? Who would’ve thunk? Well, The Life And Times did. Drumming is damn good too.