I always see people swoon over this one but, I’m sad to say, I’ve never had the same reaction.
Sure it’s a good song, and a relative Maladjusted highlight, with its elegant melodies and melancholy progression, and I love how it builds near the end, especially Spencer’s on beat drum hits on “can’t get you out of my head”.
The lyrics are also pretty good, with some classic Moz moaning, looking back on a relationship (failed, obviously) with some typical self-deprecation for good measure.
However, while I enjoy it, there’s something holding it back from being a great song, or an all-time classic, and it’s probably to do with the album, rather than the song itself.
The production is characteristically weak, as it is throughout the album, and Moz doesn’t completely sell this tragicomic despair that the song needs to carry its message. And even though the progression is pleasant, it still seeps into a similar wash of colours vein like some of the least accomplished songs on the LP.
All in all, a good song, just I don’t get the hype fully.