Post by Doctor Fishcake on Oct 14, 2011 3:46:31 GMT -5
Since there's a very high prospect I've suppressed the memory of some stuff to protect what's left if my sanity, this list is probably not authoritative (which is a clumsy word, I don't see why "Authoritive" wouldn't be sufficient, but I digress). Nevertheless, I think it's fair to say that all 5 of these songs are legitimately fucking horrible.
5. Coldplay - "Yellow"www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwjX4dG72s (I could quite happily have filled this list with Coldplay.) 4. Rollergirl - "Dear Jessie"www.youtube.com/watch?v=29izrC6jnus (this is on the list as the flag-bearer for all Eurodance, which let's face it is all annoying as all fuck.) 3. Peter Bjorn and John - "Young Folks"www.youtube.com/watch?v=51V1VMkuyx0 (Back when this got released if I had heard JUST ONE MORE comment hailing this as "genius", I'd have gone postal. Where is the genius in something this BLAND AND FORMULAIC?) 2. Amy McDonald - 'Mr. Rock And Roll'www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nkJgw0dvOk (Amy Mcdonald is from the same part of Scotland as I am, and the sycophantic Scottish media have pushed her to be their new homegrown star. Despite the fact she can't fucking sing.)
And number 1 on the Shit Parade? Honestly, you even need to ask?
1. Black Lace - 'Agadoo'. www.youtube.com/watch?v=POv-3yIPSWc (The song that most clearly demonstrates why the teenagers who mouth off these days about how great the 80s were CLEARLY DON'T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST CLUE WHAT THE FUCK THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.)
"God damn it, you Scots are fuckin' crazy." - David Draiman, Glasgow Carling Academy, Oct 7 2008
Oh, oh, I just remembered a song that really pushes my buttons in the very worst way.
Granted, my hate for the song stems from the fact that RHCP was the first band that I was a fan of. I still have my copies Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik and I still listen to them, even if it's just one or two times a year.
And now they're playing lame grandpa rock and make black and white montage videos, and wlekfjkl I get way too ragey about that. Don't get me started on their newest album.
Wait, what? Teenagers these days weren't even born in the 80s. How the fuck can they say they were great?
Ask them that, I'm sort of curious myself to hear what kind of bullshit answers they'd give.
I can answer that.
Because I was raised on awesome 80's movies like Ghostbuster, Karate Kid, Robocop, Predator, Terminator, The Goonies, Gremlins, Indiana Jones, etcetra, etcetra.
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Post by Admiral Lithp on Oct 14, 2011 14:56:27 GMT -5
Reminds me of something from YouTube:
"The music kids listen to today sucks." "There was crap music in the 80's too, it's just that everybody only remembers the good stuff." "Besides, who mostly clicked on the link to get to this video? That's right, kids."
Yes, believe it or not, occasionally YouTube is not a cesspool of stupid.
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2. Amy McDonald - 'Mr. Rock And Roll'www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nkJgw0dvOk (Amy Mcdonald is from the same part of Scotland as I am, and the sycophantic Scottish media have pushed her to be their new homegrown star. Despite the fact she can't fucking sing.)
They do that a lot. Some twat from Glasgow is on X Factor? Doesn't matter that they can't sing, the Daily Ranger is right behind them. Then two years later they've disappeared and they're talking about some equally useless bastard as though they're the greatest because they once worked in a Tesco's......
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Post by itachirumon on Oct 14, 2011 19:23:35 GMT -5
1. Overtly patriotic songs (sorry but they overplayed them after 9/11 that it got under my skin after a while.)
Thirded - I used to LIKE country, anything pre-2001. I still do usually. And I still enjoy me some Dwight Yoakam, mostly cos mom loves him and I, through her, had to endure it only to admit he's not that bad.
Could be because anything he's released never really got hyper-patriotic like most of the rest of the crap. "Generally" a Keith Urban song would be okay.
And I'm ashamed, but I realize I like(d) classic Toby Keith. "Ain't No Thinkin' Thing" Toby, not "I'm Masturbatin' To America~" Toby. You know, back when his shit could actually be given some semblance of "good." I kinda stopped paying attention after 2004 when Trapt drew me into alternative/rock/etc/notcountry, but I think George Strait stayed above the fray, mostly. I still like "Run" because it brings up some intensely positive memories from when I was 13.
Also, I experienced a fan-crisis when I saw those fucking b.s. army promos featuring Three Doors Down, it made me really dislike their music for awhile. So the effect isn't limited to just country.... But i'm getting off topic.
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