What must life be like for the tender The The fan? Do they cry out everytime Radiohead gets mentioned that The The was out there in the new wave days making Art Rock for people who hate Art Rock? Does the Cure, another effete band with some seriously sentimental vocals, make The The fans blister with rage? What about when people start talking about how completely over the top ridiculous that album Dusk was? (Okay, that's insane. Nobody who listened to Dusk doesn't already know how good Soul Mining is.)
That's the thing about Soul Mining--it's short as hell, and the band who made it is still around, furiously chugging gallons of spring water so they can keep urinating all over their memory--yet Soul Mining is so damn good that it doesn't matter. (Since you probably don't know the album, imagine if Nickleback had recorded Appetite for Destruction, in it's entirety, before Guns N' Roses had. And then everything else they made was just regular, shitty Nickleback recordings.) That's what Soul Mining is like--it's not just better than The The's entire catalog, it's a damn perfect recording on it's own.
-Tucker Stone, 2007 would like to inform The The that they should handwrite a thank you card to the band !!! to thank them for coming up with the new champion in irritating ass band names to write down.