I know I'm writing about music, which is something that's very subjectively experienced and relates to how the listener changes and matures. But there was an interview with Greg Dulli on The Onion where he described his song Somethin' Hot:
“Somethin’ Hot” is like a line of cocaine. It’s a blast. Okay, so maybe now it’s a double espresso, but at the time, it was definitely a line of cocaine."
I thought about this when I listened to Troublegum by Therapy, one of my favorite albums from my teens years (released 1994). The opening song Knives still kills and sounds like it was released yesterday. But some of the songs sound very dated, like the single release Nowhere. I have no idea why this is. Any ideas? Why does Life is Peachy by KoRn sounds like a 15 year old album and Around The Fur by Deftones doesn't? And to be clear, I don't mean sounding aged equals bad, just wondering what makes a timeless song and/or a timeless album?
Links to mentioned songs:
Be quiet and drive