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I've heard a lot worse listening to new music. And then there's Vampire Weekend...
""Hey, Soul Sister" was the only rock song to land in the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 this year. This is pretty much proof that rock music is dead, right? We're not gonna tell Nickelback to come back because all is forgiven, but this warm washcloth of facepalmy puns and cutey-poo pukulele might be why Captain Beefheart died."
That, and MS.
...that list makes for tough listening.
I'm not much of a fan but there's a lot worse out there.
there's so much inverse snobbery that goes on when people are talking about that band.
clearly I was just setting someone up to say The Drums
grumble grumble grumble grumble
I suppose it's no use to say Kings of Leon, that would be fairly boring
Just to wind someone up that Brian Eno album, that was built up to be some kind of epochal event and then noone talks about it anymore ;)
i'd listened to it a couple of times beforehand, and found it pretty hard to disagree.
I had a little more time for it personally but I could see where he was coming from, especially if you'd experienced Eno's undoubtedly more important work at the time (i.e. you are old).
but I thought that Contra was really good. Soz.
It's not even a debate.
That almost makes me cry a little bit. It's just so frustrating that when the General Public go for a band that tries to put emotion into their songs, they go for the most contrived and sickly band in existance. Why??? Genuinely leaves me at a loss.
worriedaboutsatan. Not bad per se, but very very dull.
..is one of the reasons I deleted Facebook and left the country.
Not really sure what the problem is. Just sounds like a very professionally done cover. Adds absolutely nothing to the original and it isn't as good, but it's not exactly offensive.
and he's got a massive problem with Salem (which resulted in him actually posting in this http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4269138 thread).
The article Sean posted up there is among the stupidest things I've ever read.
I'd take that over Salem. I really mean that. Well, on record. I :might: go and see Salem live because it would be the worst live show since the Duloks plagued our stages. Also Salem are signed, and thats what counts.
HOWEVER I dont think Salem are the worst artists this year as the damage they have done is relatively minute. Its also an achievement in itself to be that unspeakably bad.
Utter utter crap. Just nothing good going for them and Ive no idea why the hell they appear to be so popular. Pathetic nonsense. They were also the worst band of 2009 too ! Well done !
I wish they'd quit fucking about and give me my Ride reunion..bastards.
though I heard they improved since
The Prosecution opens its case:
He celebrated a song he wrote that will pocket him LOADS OF CASH beating a fundraiser that would give Haiti LOADS OF CASH to #1 on twitter with a "YEEEAAAAHHHHHH!". If all that stands out from the previous sentence is 'LOADS OF CASH' and "YEAAAAHHHHHH", welcome to the worldview of Dr. Luke. (see the post that got me started on this in the first place, linked from the OP: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2010/12/the_20_worst_so_15.php)
That song was this:
He was also responsible for the same song again a few weeks later:
I know in a capitalist society we cant expect mainstream pop to be super original or anything like that. But someone like this basically makes it excusable, sullies the name of songwriters who are making the effort in the music industry, applies a fuckload of autotune, makes a mint and then turns up at the award ceremony for making a mint with whatever starlet he's currently plugging on his arm. A walking example of why, just because you CAN do something, doesnt mean you should.
Furthermore, he has no formal doctorate IN ANYTHING FROM ANYWHERE. which immediately puts im in the position of someone who is asking for a kick in the balls. Physician heal thyself.
One of my favorite musicians. My brief take on "Small Craft In A Milk Sea" and its reception:
Too much hype for what is essentially just more of a good thing. It was a very good ambient record with a few instrumental jams thrown in, nothing particularly special. Just another solid mood album from the master.
I think most people were just happy that Eno wasn't completely finished with recording ambient pieces.
sleigh bells > scouting for girls > jls > black eyed peas > mumford & cunts
CROWN ON THE GROUND FFS
it's a dead heat.
she pretty much did embarass herself this year didn't she, that whole my name is spelt in gold which is why she'll win crap about the album cover? And the album is pretty much tuneless
is rather her protesting too much tbh
THREE YEARS RUNNING!
3hoh people, frankly disgusting!
Black Eyed Fucking Peas
JL Fucking S
perspective people, perspective
fucking intense song. class above all other pop this year apart from maybe 'Nothin on You', 'Fuck You' and 'BARBRA STREISAND'
If you take out the space in his name you get Florida. "That's the name of a state!" Maybe thats how he got his name...
But still, he's an absolute douche-bag.
They are currently making some of the worst music imaginable.
that's how much I disrespect them.
it's definitely the black eyed peas. but in terms of disappointing and overrated it's a mix of mumford, the drums, and darwin fucking deez. music for people who don't like music
If not, Salem
how could they release an album that awful ?
Worse thing I've heard for years...
Both utter crap.
if not them, anything else on Victory Records. These bands are genuinely offensive, not just mediocre (Mumfords).
cousins is a song that still gets me grinning ear to ear
also why the bump? :| worst band of 2010 was obviously that band I can't remember because they weren't worth remembering
30 Seconds To Mars. And Mumford & Sons the most over styled, inauthentic band ever.
Appalling cod-soul for bland-cider-quaffing freeloaders.