a reply to: DeReK DaRkLy
An over polished, under inspired, artless bunch of hacks, who have roundly failed to understand their genre, as evidenced by the weakness of their
sound. All that potential, all that undeniable skill, totally under used and absent soul in this band. They are all capable people, but seem to have
chosen to be popular rather than good, to be rich rather than to make the best art they can make with their instruments.
Wonderful intros, leading to disappointing choruses, sung in a reedy, pathetic voice, by a reedy and pathetic individual, with no particular thematic
or talent based draws in the band to counter that stunning oversight. They are a band whose potential is unfortunately being wasted. They are clearly
capable of far greater musical brutality and technical, soulful expression than they have ever achieved, yet they simply never explore the outer
limits of their abilities, probably so as not to undermine the singer, whose abilities limit the fury that the rest of the band can apply, without
making him a nuisance rather than a linchpin, from a sonic point of view.
A soft rock band whose existence is inexplicable to me in every possible regard.
Pretty much everything in the pop punk niche:
Again, bands that limit their ferocity and never explore the outer limits of their skills, be they in punk, rock, or metal, are a pointless waste of
bandwidth, an aggravation, a waste of listening time. Why listen to someone nearly be punk, when you could be listening to some genuine, filth
covered, furious, barnstorming, rip roaring punk? Be real or go home.
The only good thing I have to say about them, is that they make Ozzy Osbourne happy. Personally speaking, I find them twee, and that their music did
not age as well as that of the Doors, or other bands of the same rough era. No matter what they did to move music forward, I cannot appreciate their
music now. If Bach and Mozart could make music that still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand proud, theres no excuse for a band from mere
decades ago to make a noise that I genuinely don't care for.
There are far more, but only limited hours in the day.