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Genuine Cause For Concern For The Future Of Mainstream Music

S. Wright
 
St. Anger
St. Anger
"Metallica: Fair enough that they go melodic. Then they decide to announce that they're back, harder than ever. This publicity brought more sales on the first day than any other. It was a lie too."
A Present For Everyone
A Present For Everyone
"The thing that worried me about the music industry, is that whenever something's 'in', they have to have a piece. Even to the extent, of Busted, who clearly can't play their instruments and are..."
Busted
Busted
"...meant purely to line the pockets of record executives. If Busted were truly as 'punk rock' as they seem to make out, they wouldn't have done the Thunderbirds soundtrack, would they? A problem..."
Together
Together
"No-one else seems to see this, but at a time when child-pornography and child-molestation are fearsomely high, someone decides to release a bunch of scantily clad school kids into the music industry."
Go Your Own Way [Double CD]
Go Your Own Way [Double CD]
"Pop Idol: Ok, the concept was good, the execution wasn't. There are some genuinely good singers out there, but so far those who've got through have caused barely a stir, and the only stir is because.."
Friday's Child
Friday's Child
"They won, or were the finalist of pop idol. Virtually all the songs have been cover songs, and the originals are uninspired to say the least. Manufactured pop never quite works..."
Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits
Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits
"The boyband: Forever the whipping boys, it is often slightly unfair, although in the case of Westlife etc. justified. A few years back, the songs boybands were making were at least honest and didn't.."
Westlife
Westlife
"..follow the same line. As much as it pains me to say it, Gary Barlow (Take That) could actually write. Tracks a la Westlife are undistinctive and seem to be the same song. They're basically tools."
Hangover You Don T Deserve [Import] [Audio CD] Bowling for Soup
Hangover You Don T Deserve [Import] [Audio CD] Bowling for Soup
"This is basically slightly better off than Busted. Don't think that I'm someone who bashes these people intentionally, these are genuine calls for concern. The reason for this with the likes of...."
blink-182
blink-182
"...Bowling For Soup and New Found Glory, is they write catchy pop-rock that they claim is 'punk'. Punk was the anti-Bowling For Soup, it was fighting conformity because the world needed it. These..."
Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones
"...guys claim that they are punk to sell more. They wear the knee length shorts and skater gear to try to be punk. But it's a selling tool. People who buy this because it's punk, because they want..."
Your Favourite Weapon
Your Favourite Weapon
"...to be punk, are in actual fact being shafted, because this is basically pop and rock fused together and given a tag that's as far from the truth as it can be."
Dead Letters
Dead Letters
"A very similar thing with Finland's The Rasmus. I must admit to owning this album, due to the catchy nature of the tracks on it. However, as I've been to Finland many times, I've come to realise..."
Playboys
Playboys
"...that just 12 months ago, The Rasmus were just inoffensive pop-rockers. They're suddenly considered 'gothic' music. Yet another record company stunt, to make money out of the now popular fellow..."
Hell Of A Tester
Hell Of A Tester
"Finn's, and actual 'real' goth rockers, HIM. This is one of the biggest problems with the record industry now. It's been like this before, but never this bad."