Song of the Day #352: ‘War on Drugs’ – Barenaked Ladies

everythingI’m suspending this week’s Motown Weekend in order to finish off Barenaked Ladies theme week. The Motown clips will return next Saturday.

The band’s sixth studio album, 2003’s Everything to Everyone, was a disappointment relative to their previous efforts, in terms of both sales and quality. That’s not to say it’s a bad album by any means… it just feels a bit paint-by-numbers.

One problem that creeps into bands with one or two principal songwriters is the creative frustration of the rest of the band, leading to the inevitable inclusion of those band members in the songwriting process.

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