“Like What They Like” begins like a faucet being turn on full blast. One moment there’s silence, and the next, the song is on full blast. Goodman doesn’t have time for intros with a song like this. It’s too urgent. Its message too important to waste any time. That feeling of urgency and immediacy keeps up throughout the whole track. It’s under 3 minutes and every second counts, every moment is filled to the brim. For a song that sardonically criticizes the musical landscape, that kind of sonic megaphoning is the only way. And although Goodman may be young, he’s smart enough to know that.
We’re long-time fans and supporters of Justin Kline here at DSIMH, so I was of course excited to find out that there was some brand new music from the Power-pop Singer/Songwriter. After last year’s Cabin Fever Songs, the Doormat EP is somewhat of a return to form for Kline.