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It’s a lot worse than everyone here thinks. Most pop songs are written with nobody in particular in mind. They are just pumped out by the Masters of Evil (Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Red One, Ryan Tedder) and put into a sort of “warehouse”. Then rich executive committees decide which stars are hot enough to deserve the track and dole them out as they see fit. The songs are then molded to fit the pop star’s image.

That’s why all these pop stars are interchangeable. Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and all the new Disney crew, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Avril, etc, all draw from the same pool. The more popular ones get the better picks, although of course it’s ultimately up to the audience whether the songs will indeed be a hit or not.

It’s actually kind of sick. Did you know that one of Daughtry’s songs was originally meant for Katy Perry? Wow Daughtry you are real cool.

 0Posted on Sep 10th | re: Watch Alt-J Play "Left Hand Free" On Letterman (9 comments)

This song reminds me of Super Bon Bon.

iPod Classic is discontinued!?

Say Anything is an American pop-punk band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 2000 with Max Bemis and four of his friends. Within two years, they self-released two EPs and a full-length album. Max Bemis is an unfunny clown.

Grimes is the alias of an electronic musician named Claire Boucher, based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her 2012 release “Visions” garnered critical acclaim, particularly for the tracks “Genesis” and “Oblivion”, both of which recently were granted a spot on Pitchfork’s (a music publication) Top 200 tracks of the first half of the decade. The latter in fact earned the top spot. Her opinion has been posted on this website as she is a prominent figure in the indie music world.

 +1Posted on Aug 22nd | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (49 comments)

Not only is the Pitchfork 200 list premature, it also renders a year-end list for 2014 completely anti-climactic. From a cursory glance, it looks like Mac DeMarco’s “Ode to Viceroy” is going to be #1, as it’s the highest ranking song from this year. Unless something better comes out within the next 3-ish months, which is unlikely but possible. But then this list is invalidated!

I just feel this list is a display of impatience and a way to Pitchfork say “First”. Uh yeah, you’re first, because no other music publication has the silly idea to put out this kind of list in the August before the half-decade ends.

 +6Posted on Aug 11th | re: Hell On Earth Discovered In Times Square Guitar Center (58 comments)

I’m normally not one for snark, but this story made me laugh because EVERY TIME I’ve ever gone into a music store, the long-haired, beer-stained guys feel obligated to show off their br00tal skills for me.

“Hey, I’m looking to buy a guitar.” “Oh yeah sure man check this out” *deedly deedly guitar solo*
“Hey, I’m looking to buy an acoustic guitar.” “Oh yeah sure man check this out” *deedly deedly guitar solo*
“Hey, I’m looking to buy a new guitar strap.” “Oh yeah sure man check this out” *deedly deedly guitar solo, DROP D POWER CHORD.*

 +2Posted on Aug 8th | re: Album Of The Week: Kix Rock Your Face Off (121 comments)

On a similar note regarding snideness- I don’t like how there’s this whole poptimist movement and all the indie sites are like “like whatever you want! everything is cool!”, but then wait, you’re not allowed to like modern rock, but then wait, unless it’s ironic 80s glam metal, then you can like it. I have no idea why Limp Bizkit hasn’t become a retro-hip icon yet, they’d be the perfect poster boys.

 +3Posted on Aug 8th | re: Here's Buckcherry's Dumbass Cover Of Icona Pop's "I Love It" (33 comments)

Yeah that’s what I don’t get. Like, Buckcherry are terrible, that’s a given. But it’s not like they desecrated an Arcade Fire or Spoon song. Icona Pop are just as bad as they are, just a generation later. Millennial party culture drivel.

 0Posted on Aug 4th | re: Ryn Weaver - "Promises" (6 comments)

I know, right? So bland. It’s like Florence + The Machine singing over a Passion Pit instrumental with a melody that was written by Imagine Dragons. The chorus is awful. EZ rock, 4-chord, major key, generic lyrics, could be played between Kelly Clarkson and Sara Bareilles.