Peter Bjorn and John

Writer's Block (02.06.07)

1. Writer's Block
2. Objects Of My Affection
3. Young Folks
4. Amsterdam
5. Start to Melt
6. Up Against The Wall
7. Paris 2004
8. Let's Call It Off
9. The Chills
10. Roll the Credits
11. Poor Cow

My two cents: On some songs they try too hard to be sincere and they just seem whiny. Their strength clearly lies in their beats and hooks, and that is what they should build the band upon. Take that away and you're left with a congested Moz imitation.

Also, their name appears to cause much discussion regarding the potential misunderstanding it may cause. So, I've attempted to compare Peter Bjorn and John to their misnomers in an effort to clear up the confusion.

(Yarrrgghhh. Why is there this big space here? I don't know, but I apologize for it.)

  Peter Bjorn and John vs Peter, Paul and Mary
Biological Makeup: 3 dudes from Sweden 2 guys, 1 gal from NYC     
Sweet Gig: The Conan O' Brien Show Carnegie Hall
Best Drug Song: Amsterdam Puff the Magic Dragon

Peter Bjorn and John vs Peanut Butter and Jelly
No contest, PB&J wins hands down.

Hit Parade: "Up Against a Wall" Peter Bjorn and John
Scene Points: 7, I feel a backlash coming on.

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February 10, 2007 at 8:47 PM ×

I'm confused! You said, for Peter Bjorn & John versus Peanut Butter and Jelly that PB&J won, hands down. At first I thought that this definitely meant the sandwich, but now I realize that may just be my bias and not actually what you meant. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches would beat most everything, I think.

February 11, 2007 at 11:14 PM ×

The sandwich wins, hence the picture. I'm sorry if that was unclear.

November 10, 2008 at 8:59 AM ×

This is great info to know.