Look, I don't think I have a predisposition to play devil's advocate. I like some things that are popular. Toys, figurines, this balog, etc... But I'll admit, hype often leads to HATE for me, even if it's through no fault of the recipient. Like all of my selections, this one at its simplest boils down to sensory displeasure for me, but the hype certainly doesn't help.
Apparently it's just me, but I never longed for a return to the musical stylings of the potato blight*. Apparently everything old is not only new again, but also inexplicably great. I get that there's some "musicianship" going on here, but the same can be said for the Hippiefest that is held every year at my local campground, and I don't see every Joe
I will never like this style of music, so I will never like this band, but their newest single is at least slightly less offensive to me. But this post is not about that. The full force of my HATE is directed at this particular "magnum opus", the one that I couldn't go 15 minutes without hearing for the better part of a year. Go ahead and let me have it, but first, think honestly about the question I pose to all of you. Do you really like this stuff? I mean, really, like, in a vacuum, without the "have to like it" factor? Do you play it when no one's around, or secretly skip it when it comes up on your iPod? I'm like the first guy to order a cocktail at a business lunch. I'm giving you all a chance to exhale and drop the charade. You know you want to. The truth will set you free. LIBERATE YOURSELVES BELOW!!!
*I know they're not Irish, FIGHT ME!