Me, a better person {May 10, 2009}


Malcolm Middleton has always been a little pissed off. He’s woebegone and sinking, self-deprecating yet decisive. As listeners, we’re merely spectators—marveled and mildly uncomfortable as we listen to it all unravel. This guy knows his scotch. This guy might not make it. I discovered him 3 years ago, when “A Happy Medium” was included in Ben Gibbard’s itunes celebrity playlist. Ben laments that “this song has possibly the most beautifully depressing hook ever. I also wish I’d written that guitar line.” (As an aside, […]


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