14 comments on “Barenaked Ladies “Run Away”

  1. Adore this. Like Dashboard Confessional and Indigo Girls, this is one of those groups that I love immensely but don’t blog about nearly as often as I should.

  2. Coldplay meets Beach Boys, eh? I’ll check into this when I get home. I’m usually only a fan of theirs in a novelty way, but this sounds promising.

    • I am with you. Having grown up Upstate, I heard a LOT of them in the 90s. This definitely shows an evolution in a positive direction.

      • You think it was played a lot Upstate? Interesting. I vividly remember “One Week” being played to death when I was younger so much that I got a bit burned out on their kitsch. I’m intrigued…

      • Oh, trust me. Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse got a TON of it. 93Q in Syracuse actually ranked “If I Had a Million Dollars” at #1 on their playlist for a few weeks, while the single never even made it to the Hot 100.

      • That’s hilarious! I had no idea! I’m only realizing now how much of a yardstick stations in Syracuse and Albany are in breaking rock records deemed appropriate for pop crossover (who knew?). Crazy.

  3. You know I’m not a big balladry guy, but this one sounds nice. I do like BNL, so I may give this puppy another listen or two.

    • I’m intrigued enough that I want to hear the whole album now. I know they’re great lyricists and musicians, but like Mel, I got burned out on the shtick. To see their abilities channeled toward more substantial outlets is very encouraging.

    • I actually can understand that. Ed has a voice that some people despise, but others love. I enjoy it simply because it is unique and not the type of voice you normally hear on pop records.

  4. This song is growing on me, but I can help but want something a little less…. “ballady”. I love Ed’s voice though…..even if it’s just because of familiarity

    • The song just floats to the surface about once a day or so. Ed’s done the ballad thing before, so I am not that taken aback by it. And those harmonies! You don’t hear that on the radio much these days.

  5. I head this track and it is very good. Ed Robertson seems very focused and the writing is top notch. The loss of Steven Page seems to have hit him hard, resulting in some great music!

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