Note: lyrics that are about more than just a general description of the ostensible topic, general aura of professionalism, musical skill.
The only problem is that the lyrics aren’t about the ostensible topic at all.
Take away the video footage, and the only “Muppet”-ty thing is the repeated claim that everything is better with Muppets.
Swap out the video, and you easily have “Everything is better with robots” or “Everything is better with the internet”. Get footage of oil spills, change “Muppets” to “oil spills”, and you’d have a new pro-oil spill song.
A lot of nerd music has these things too. So I don’t get your point.
Not bad. Not nearly as good as Paul & Storm’s “Opening Band,” Jonathan Coulton’s “Mandelbrot Set” and “Skullcrusher Mountain,” or Tom Smith’s “A Boy and His Frog”.
Except as a song this isn’t nearly as good as, say Bizarro Genius Baby, or “Post-Collegiate Shuffle” by The Grammar Club, to name two examples that come to mind off the top of my head. It sounds like any given insipid Brit-pop track from decades ago, the lyrics are (as Baines points out) not even particularly relevant to the premise, and it’s just not very smart.
This isn’t “what nerd music would be like if it was good,” this is “what good music would be like if we lived in a nightmare musical hellscape of nostalgia-driven pop fans.”
I’m not feeling the haters. If you swapped out anything for Muppets, it wouldn’t be true, which is the whole point!
As music, it’s okay, but it ain’t the Protomen.
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