Singing Loudly: Music that I Hate

Singing Loudly

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Music that I Hate

I think that too often people focus on music that they think is good, when in fact it is far more informative to know what music people think is bad. It tells you a little more about a person when you hear their dislikes, because it's easy to like something. You can like something casually and without real thought, but disliking something means that it struck some sort of a negative spot in you. Here they come in no particular order:

  • Dashboard Confessions - I think this has to be one of the most overrated and undertalented groups who have made it big. The lyrics are pure shit, the music is tired and overdone, and the crying between songs is a real yawn. Mr. Caraba, I do not care that you own 40 guitars and can play all of them. I will not ever care.
  • Weezer - I'm sorry but Weezer hasn't done anything good since Pinkerton. The Blue album and Pinkerton are all that anyone needs to own. It's time to completely give up on Weezer and move on to better bands like The Thrills if you are wanting that power pop type sound.
  • The Beatles - I will agree that they have some music that is quite inspired and genius, but I have to weed through a lot of boring shit to ever get to it. I know they are the favorites of many people, but they are not for me and never will be. I guess that I can just be happy that they influenced a lot of other bands which I do like.
  • DJ Shadow - Overrated and uninteresting. People will tell you that you should buy Endtroducing because of how groundbreaking it is. When they tell you that you should tell them no thanks.
  • Moby - I'm not really into electronic music, but I know enough about it to know that there are a handful of artists you could get at any used cd store that blow Moby out of the water.
  • John Mayer - I'm not sure why I bought his first album but it's boring - all of his songs sound the same. The new stuff I've heard is boring. I should have just bought the David Gray album because he's talented.
  • Pretty much all of the K-Mart punk rock genre of music is torture to my ears (Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Simple Plan, New Found Glory
  • How about Gwen Stephani. I think that I liked No Doubt for a couple minutes when I was in high school. Then I snapped out of it. When will everyone else?
  • 50 Cent - Yawn.
  • Single Frame - I think like Bloc Party they are supposed to be one of the next big indie things. How sad.
  • Louis XIV - Do we really need to go into all the reasons why this bad is a passing fad?
  • Le Tigre - A band with the talent and the inspiration to come up with something truly inspired failed miserably. They had the potential to really play with gender and stereotype in their music but they did a half ass job with it and came up empty. Too bad.
  • Kaiser Chiefs - What a good name wasted on such a bland band.

I'll add more to my list as I start to think about them. I realized that this sort of a list is also difficult because I don't really listen to the radio much, so I don't know much of the popular music that is out there.



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