#81 – Senses Fail – Can’t Be Saved (2006)
Can’t be Saved came out five years ago, but it’s honestly only recently became a bit of an obsession in the last year. I probably heard it years ago, but 99% of the listens I’ve given it have come in 2011.
Senses Fail, like a few other bands on this list, showed up in my iTunes back in college and I have no idea how. They were a virtual unknown when I was a junior. I listened to their EP, it was amazingly underproduced, but hell if I didn’t love it. If this list had been made in 2004, Free Fall Without a Parachute would have been on it.
Fast forward about seven years. I hadn’t listened to Senses Fail in years. I knew they got a major label deal but didn’t bother checking it out until I heard Can’t Be Saved.
You know how during certain periods of your life you have anthems? No? That’s just me? A song by Oleander seemed to define me in high school. Later a song by No Use for a Name became my go-to in college. Both are on this list, and yet to come.
Can’t Be Saved, for reasons I can’t really describe, just seems to fit me right now. I’m 30 years old, and this song is my goddamn anthem.