Thursday, September 27, 2012

MKMOT/50 Days of HATE- Day 16 (September 27, 2012)

Welp, here comes controversy...

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 Levy Schmo journalist from Musica Obscura magazine rushing to be FIRST! to declare any of those banjo-strummers to be revolutionary musical saviors in their bi-monthly "Best of" issues. And their music is really not all that different.

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!!!

It's open.



*I know they're not Irish, FIGHT ME!

91 comments:

  1. YES YES YES FUCKING YES FINALLY [CUMS] YES YES [CUMS AGAIN] SKEEEEEEEEVS YES!!!!!

    Um, I mean, I heartily concur with today's selection and the content of its related narrative.

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  2. Oh god yes, this group of precious, wholesome, olde-timey assholes needs to be vaporized into ash. This is what happens when "twee" starts working out and going to church. I bet Tim Tebow loves these guys. Mumford and Sons is Creed for people who claim to be indie.

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  3. Now you're just making these songs up.

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    1. Agreed. Marv got this one wrong.

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    2. I'll tell you what else I got wrong...

      My assessment of YOU! That's what!

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    3. Well, that just means there's a 50% chance you love me now, but considering how hate-filled of a balogger you have proven yourself to be up until this point, I'd guess it's probably much higher than that.

      So thank you, Marv!

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  5. I had not heard this before. And that is one thing that, unfortunately, I will never be able to say again.

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    1. I cannot comprehend, CANNOT COMPREHEND, how you could possibly have escaped this song until now. Raysism, I get, but not you.

      Nevertheless, your value judgment is spot on, and that's all that matters.

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    2. Finally, someone gets me.

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    3. Seriously, where are you, where this song's inescapable for a year? Do you live above proud, proud Grandpa Mumford? Do they rehearse in your office's break room? Did someone glue an iPod into your ears while you were asleep on a bus or train?

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    4. Here are the only ways that I can hear a song:

      -- The pop station plays it when I'm in my wife's car with the kids
      -- The rap station plays it when I'm alone in my wife's car
      -- In my car, and Fred plays it as a "bumper" on the Howard Stern show
      -- In my car, and one of the three main rap channels play it
      -- Pandora plays it on my Radiohead or Kanye West channels
      -- Someone sings it on a reality TV show that my kids are watching
      -- It is played during an NFL game, a Gator game, the Masters or a Rays game
      -- It is on a Pearl Jam, Kanye West or Radiohead CD

      There's no way this song made it to my ears through any of those channels.

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    5. @StF: I can dig IMG's out-of-it-ness. Believe it or not, it is now the latter half of 2012, and I have not once, literally not one single time that I am aware of, heard even a single note of a single song by either Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, or Taylor Swift. Honest-to-God.

      In fact, as far as I am aware, I have never encountered any of those three women in anything other than still photographs on the covers of magazines at the grocery store. It's kind of just something that happened when I had kids: I completely and utterly lost touch with virtually all music that isn't either A) being listened to by my hip and good-music-taste-having wife, or B) on Yo Gabba Gabba. I'm not even proud of it, and I've certainly not put any effort into it: it's just a fact of my life.

      As for IMG's excuse: do they have Mumford & Sons at the raisin ranch?

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    6. Sorry, while you guys were busy mocking my fictitious age here, I was on twitter getting in conversations with Jason Whitlock, Brandon McCarthy and MC Shan. Does that sound like something an old guy would do? Talk to MC Shan? Game, set, match.

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    7. *Trolling for RTs and Fave-baiting with extremely minor celebrities

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    9. Wow, bagging on IMG kind of makes you look like a huge butthole, I guess.

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  6. When I was in third grade I told my teacher that I saw a rattlesnake and a scorpion fighting. I grew up in the desert, you see, and while I indeed encountered both of those creatures separately, never once did I ever see them engaged in combat.

    Why does this matter? I liked to tell stories as a wee lad. I wrote a paper once, also in 3rd grade, talking about my grandather fighting in WWII and my dad being in Vietnam. Neither of those were true. My dad was in the Navy at the time, however he was never in Vietnam. My teacher called me on it and I had to explain to my parents why I would make up such outlandish stories, LIES, if you will.

    I learned then that honesty is the best policy, and at times I have offended people with my blunt, sometimes harsh honesty, but I decided long ago that I wasn't going to make shit up. (Except in marriage sometimes some lies ARE necessary. ("Did you really drink 9 beers and a bottle of wine yesterday?" "No, I dropped five beers and they broke.")

    So, I'm not going to lie right now either. I don't care either way about these guys. I don't hate them, but the singer sounds too much like Dave Matthews trying to have an edge, so I don't like them, per se.

    In conclusion, yes, that shirt is ugly, and so is your wife.

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  7. 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

    Well, yes. But the difference is, it's in the service of melody, rather than mere greens-fueled wankery. There's an actual well-constructed melody there, too-- even if you don't like it especially, you'll grant that, right? And okay, it's not the world's finest melody, but it's solid; is not being "all that different" an indictable crime in this shabby little, sticky-floored courthouse-cum-balog?

    Is it the instrumentation that bugs you? The sound of it? The old-timeyness? I mean, okay, choosing the banjo might be a little bit of a style thing, but, then, really... so is choosing an electric guitar. Or a drum kit. Or an 808. Or a Vocoder. Is this a style thing?

    Lemme ask you-- if I take away the newsboy hat and vests and haircuts and instrument-tweeness and stupid, breathless hyperbole... is this actually a good song?

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    1. Let me be clear- "the sound of it" is the only thing that ultimately matters in the evaluation for a spot on my HATE list, so that will always be the primary factor. I've tried to explain that, and although my write-ups have varying degrees of elaboration, all are meant to only supplement the "hate the sound" central premise. So yes, the old-timey style thing absolutely bugs me, sonically; the potato farmer garb and inexplicable gushing from the press and the public just doesn't help. "Good" song? I suppose that is a slightly different question, for any of these. HATE song? With every fiber of Stipe's porkpie.

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    2. /Turns away
      //Embraces self, looks off at horizon
      ///Ululates mournfully

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    3. "...is this actually a good song?"

      I don't think that the possible underlying merit of the lyrics, chords and arrangement necessarily negate the sheer grating posing of the band. Yes, all bands adopt a persona, that they do is not the issue. It's the particular persona. These guys strike such an annoying pretentious affectation that they come across as the musical equivalent of some dork in Brooklyn trying to look like an 1890's blacksmith, with the waxed handlebar moustache, suspenders, and coarse woolen pants, and iPhone.

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    4. @Guy who: That's fair. Truth be told, Marv's embedded video above is the first time I've ever actually seen Mumford & Sons (although I've heard them many times), and yeah, I find the look kind of annoying.

      Then again, I can't think of a pop act that doesn't adopt some kind of artificial look, whether it's Scary Rock Demons or Shitty Punks Who Don't Give A Fuck or Hard-Ass Thugs or whatever, and they're all equally baloney. I guess it's just a matter of which ones you find particularly annoying. This one rankles me a tad, but not enough to make me dislike a very good song from a band that has made a good number of very good songs.

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    5. Listen, as someone who has real trouble watching people in skinny jeans that don't even go all the way up their fucking legs without gritting my teeth, I get that that part's grating. But my point was that Skeevy's doing a Shitty-Songs-I-Hate countdown, not an annoying-band-costumes countdown, and it that his dismissal of this song seemed predicated on their dress and look and what was being written about them.

      I'm not a close follower of the Mumford thing. Do they walk around like this, like, every day? It would be kind of hilarious-- like, unintentional performance art-- if they dressed and ate and slept in itchy shit all day.

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    6. @Sharting - oh, absolutely. Really, the Scary Drunk Druggy Rock Demon and Punk-Ass-Punk and HardAss Thug and Backpack Skateboard Conscious Rap Guy and Regular Dudes Playin' The Rock And Roll outfits are all every bit as much of a pose, but they seem consistent with something that exists in real life, albeit amplified for our entertainment. These archetypes don't get quite as grating for the same reason, and this is why they reappear pretty much continuously.

      Mumford and Sons affectation feels totally theatrical and forced in the same way that that Zoot Suit Riot/Orange County Postwar Greaser/Hepcat Daddy-o bullshit did back when that was a thing. That went away fast and left a bad taste in everyone's mouth for the reason that is was an obvious fraud.

      Take The Darkness for example - they were obviously taking the piss, so to speak, and we and they were all in on the joke. They took themselves seriously as part of the gag. It was great, and we all had a good laugh. I heard an interview with M&S this weekend on the radio, and they do hew somewhat closely to the style they project, and they do take themselves very seriously, and not in a tongue in cheek/keeping in character way.

      Can't wait for the next rock craze, where bands come out rocking this style style. Its inevitable, right?

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    7. Yeah, I can't dispute any of that. Still like the song, but I get what you're saying.

      Also: "Zoot Suit Riot/Orange County Postwar Greaser/Hepcat Daddy-o bullshit" is just a hilarious and wonderful sequence of words.

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  8. Also...

    I will never like this style of music

    So stuff like Gogol Bordello and the Pogues are right out? Really?

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    1. These are all good questions.

      This might be an excessively hardline stance brought on by the fact that my kids both have head colds and I haven't slept more than 4 hours in any of the past three nights, but it seems to me that dismissing out-of-hand an entire broad musical style does a pretty good job of invalidating the dismisser's other musical opinions. To wit: nothing more handily identifies a moron than when he says, "Rap? More like crap!"

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    2. There's a world of difference between "I'm disinclined to like X"/"I don't tend to like X kind of thing," and "NEVEREVEREVEREVEREVEREVEREVER." If you're telling me you're not open-minded, it's equally hard to trust your likes as it is your dislikes. I mean, how do you know there isn't a Skrewdriver song you'd like, unless you listened to it for hours on end, and attended a few shows-cum-rallies?

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    3. So your theory is that this quote-

      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.

      invalidates my opinion? Which is an opinion? And is equivalent to saying "rap is crap", identifying me as a moron?

      Wow. This is even more than I could have hoped for. It's so charming the way you "debate" with your premise that sensory response to a stimuli is an indicator of inferior intelligence. My taste buds also don't like seafood, thank heavens that shrimp is the exception that keeps me from being a knuckle-dragging Mongoloid.

      Never change. This balog needs you.

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    4. @StF

      Man, these words are being dissected. And that's OK, but I don't know how to appease it. Technically, "style of music" is not a finite term. What I was referring to is sonically similar to this song, but it's always a matter of degree. Is it wholly inconceivable that I might like a song that is within their same Pandora grouping? Not at all. But applying a greater standard of similarity would make it pretty damn close.

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    5. HEY, BUDDY. Don't go lumping us in with your dopey, mandolin-and-fatty-tuna-hating self. You wish you got the ass we did.

      /Continues fucking ass

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    6. HA! If you really are StF.

      Delete forthcoming if you're not.

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    7. Holy defensive projecting, Batman! Who said anything about "inferior intelligence"? Who said anything about intelligence at all?

      A Guy: When you wear shirtless tees all the time, it makes me question your sartorial taste.
      Another Guy: SHUT UP MY COCK IS HUGE STOP TALKING BAD ABOUT MY COCK!

      All I'm saying is that if you really do mean that you're completely closed-minded to the possibility of liking a particular style of music (as opposed to being hyperbolic, which I suspect, given the tone of the rest of the entries in this series), then: yeah, it does call your other musical opinions into question.

      Woman Who Refuses To Watch Football And Basketball And Hockey: Baseball players are really the best athletes of all.
      You: Your opinion is invalid.

      See?

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    8. I think it was the "nothing more handily identifies a moron" bit?

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    9. @ Echo (and his bunnymen)

      The fuck's a shirtless tee? YOUR A IDIOT.

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    10. Well, OK. I wasn't trying to say those things are strictly analogous, only to point out that they're probably uncomfortably close together for someone (you) who otherwise is clearly not a moron. But I can see how it might have come across that way.

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    11. Marv, if I may, we're getting a little off-track here. Let's put our focus back on this song.

      Now I'll grant you, this is a catchy little number. Clearly they can play their instruments, and can harmonize. I'm not arguing they aren't talented.

      The actual mechanics of this song, however...oof. First off, it's extremely repetitive. The practice of "Hey, lets just keep repeating the same verse over and over!" does not a good song make (see Fighters, Foo). Second, the lyrics are just too simplistic. Now some of you are simpletons, and for you I say please enjoy this Don't Worry Be Happy cassingle I found at my neighbor's tag sale. Third, they clearly tried so very hard to appeal to the manufactured angst of the 16 - 24 year old young set, it makes me want to hurl. Four, gratuitous swearing! to show them all we really, really mean it. Five, ALL of their songs are like this, judging from the subsequent radio singles.

      But that's only part of it. Now, I know where Skeevy lives (he invited me to be his +1 at his cousin's Sweet 16 party. I declined) and it is not remotely near me, but yes, this song was completely inescapable. I also know where StF lives (he asked me to be the mohel at his son's bris, even though neither of us are Jewish. I declined) and I don't know how he avoided it. Admission: the first time I heard it, I liked it a bit. Then I heard it fifty times over the next twelve hours. This song is no Hot Summer Nights, folks. It got old quick.

      And in this day and age, it's really impossible to only hear a song; we're bombarded visually, too. As such, we can't leave out the garb. Clearly they've selected these clothes to project some kind of authentic image of musicianship. Now of course you'll argue that that's what we all do; choose styles to represent who we are. But they've chosen a style that doesn't actually exist. I mean, where would one even buy these clothes if one wanted to? Last time I looked, there was no 18th Century Scottish Sheep Farmer store at the mall (There was an Orange Julius though. Yum). It just comes across as affected bullshit.

      So, in summary, this song blows the very goats Mumford and Sons should be out herding in those ridiculous outfits.

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    12. @ PHIN

      - Read the handles before you make stupid replies. Now hoo's the idiet?

      /punches self in face
      // still handsome

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    13. For the last time, you dense mothermother, my child is a girl, and it wasn't a bris, but a Female Circumcision Fiesta. Why the hell else would I have asked you to bring pico de gallo?

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    14. @Echo

      Speaking my language, although I HATEd it the first time I heard it and the lyrics are almost irrelevant to me.

      @Sharting

      Your comment just seemed heavy-handed and falsely analogous. It does not change the respect I have for your intellect and prodigious writing skills. I encourage debate and HATE, so I have to be prepared to digest and respond to whatever may result. I'm fine with doing so.

      @Phin

      Correcting a typo by attributing it to the wrong commenter is pure gold.

      @everyone

      Who's baloggin' now???

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  9. Now you're just trolling Marv.
    I'll let this slide if you have Kiss with a Fist somewhere on your list.

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    1. I hate everything by Seal*.

      *clarifier: there may be a b-side track off of a mixtape he made under a different name in the early 80s that I haven't heard yet

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    2. He said Kiss With A Fist [good song], not Kiss From A Rose [worst song ever].

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    3. It appears we have evidence that Marv doesn't know what he's doing.

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    4. The only thing I don't know how to do is post the "that's the joke" gif into this response. Please, please, don't think I didn't do that on purpose.

      Man, what a day.

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    5. Can't wait to see the Marvs get testy with each other.

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    6. Kiss From A Rose is almost into so-bad-I-start-laughing-out-loud-so-I-guess-it's-good territory for me. Almost.

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    7. This may not be the place, but maybe it is - what about that "Of Monsters and Men" horseshit. Wow, that is some terrible stuff. That is the sonic equivalent of a Jezebel Hugo Schwyzer column branded onto your neck. It's like having tiny ants injected into your ballsack.

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    8. @StF

      I have always HATEd Kiss From A Rose with a passion, but I am currently having the reaction to it that you describe. If anyone watches Shameless, they'll know exactly why. If not, Google it.

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    9. The Amazing SneijdermanSeptember 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      @Guy who

      But they're an Icelandic folk trio who probably milks their own cows and has their own geothermal spring right in their backyard! Their beards freeze in winter, and they can only reach adulthood after completing a threesome with a moose and an elk, and then completing a viewing of The Spirit in its entirety.

      Also, that song is amazing.

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    10. I won't buy their stuff or anything, but from what I've heard so far, I like OM&M way better than Mumford. And I certainly understand the comparisons.

      See- sensory response!!!

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    11. You talkin' to me? I like that song a little bit. [Squints] A little bit.

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  10. I have heard that We Are Young song.

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    1. That. That. That is one of the worst fucking songs ever recorded. Holy shit.

      And, whatever that band's name, I heard another of their songs the other night, too, and it was quite possibly just as bad. Jesus fucking Christ.

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  11. I don't listen to this in my car, I don't have it on my iPod.

    But I like this song.

    There's talented vocals without electrical adjustment. Members of the band are actually playing instruments.

    In a weekend spent in bars, other than whatever Black Keys might sneak on, this will likely be the only other song played that doesn't hurt me to hear. Going to respectfully disagree on this one.

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    1. And I will respectfully disagree with your respectful disagreement, with genuine respect.

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  12. A few questions:

    1- Which one is Mumford?
    2- Are the others adopted or did he start banging really early?
    3- Where does one hear songs like this and how do I continue to avoid doing so?

    /puts on Sinatra
    //starts to cry
    ///thinks of "On and On" and suggests it to Skeevy as possible for Most HATED Song Ever

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    1. "On and On" the Badu song, or "On and On" the Christopher Cross/Kenny Loggins sounding song that I am too lazy to look up right now? Or "On and On" that is neither but surely exists? I'm really doubting it's Badu.

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    2. The Stephen Bishop "effort."

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  13. The song I really hate is the one by that band. You know which band. The one that sings that song that everyone likes. But it's not that song that I hate. It's their other one.

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    1. I don't understand what you're getting at. This is the song that everyone likes.

      This also may be going over my head.

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    2. I was referring to the song I hate. Namely this. And this. And lastly, this.

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    3. Interesting topic.

      I HATE "Closing Time", but not their song you linked. I don't like "Wishing Well", but LOVE "Sometime Around Midnight", and you chose the one Foster song (aside from "Pumped Up Kicks" due to over-saturation) that I don't like. Much to my surprise, I love that album.

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  14. I have heard that Somebody That I Used to Know song.

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  15. Bang on, Skeevy. I'm glad there's a quasi-anonymous platform like this to express my hate of this band, because were I to do it openly and amongst my dwindling circle of friends/colleagues, the odds of me engaging in coital relationships with young women would drop quickly. See, women listen to terrible music. I think we can all agree on that, ya?

    Reminds me of some guys I was friends with in university who were irrationally obsessed with the Dave Matthews Band. Problem was, they always have copious amounts of free beer, weed and girls hanging out at their place, so I could never really express how much I thought DMB was the musical incarnation of the AIDS virus.

    Shucks, DMB are awful. The only song I came anywhere near to enjoying was the "All Along The Watchtower" cover, and even at that, what an abortion of a version those pricks created.

    Goes to show, sometimes you just have to keep your opinions to yourself, or share them with a group of likeminded individuals online.

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    1. I'm here to serve.

      And make 64% of all comments.

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    2. The DMB hate is, to me, exactly like this Mumford & Sons stuff (which I don't listen to or know about) -- almost universally driven by the appearance/perception of the behaviors/style of the band/its fans. I'll be the first to admit that every chick in your high school had a copy of Under the Table And Dreaming in the CD sleeve on her visor; big deal. It's like not +1ing a funny joke because it drew a bunch of Burner +1s, and nobody does that. Right?

      I'm not saying it's got some great musical weight like Johnny Cash, or incredible complexity like prog metal, or even musical influence like the Beatles (have I ever told you they were the inspiration for my handle? Great story...) But they've got horns! You guys don't like horns? I'll never get that. Catchy tunes, fun little riffs, and fucking horns, and people hate 'em because they smoke weed. And people like weed! I don't get it.

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    3. I have to confess that although I've hummed along with DMB once or twice in the car (and couldn't begin to guess the names of the songs that have caused me to do so), I generally find their actual music pretty annoying. It's just so... toothless. Like the musical equivalent of a cardigan. Or a Toyota Camry.

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    4. I like the horns. I like that there was a violin, though I don't like the actual violin usage. I don't like the tunes. I like some riffs. I really hate his voice.

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    5. @Bronzie - you make a valid point, but they still suck. Reminds me of a line from one of the band's of my youth; Sloan's "Coax Me" - "It's not the band I hate, it's their fans."

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    6. "It's not the band I hate, it's their fans."

      This is what held Phish back from being bigger than Jesus. The world is a better place for it.

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    7. @ all

      I know it's an uphill climb and there's no accounting for taste, but I think that the commercialization of the catalog (and the fact that even on the radio you're hearing stuff from like, 1998), in addition to the (maybe not misplaced) curmudgeonly hatred for the fans has unnecessarily colored your perception of the band.

      There's no doubt that Stay or Don't Drink the Water or whatever are a little worn now, but I find that almost all the big DMB hits not called Crash are lively little toe-tappers. Ultimately forgettable? Maybe. But inoffensive. And in my mind, pretty fun, too. But keep in mind I'm not literally old as fuck.

      @StF

      It's a fiddle! He fiddles with it! It's fine!

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    8. @Sharting

      But I like cardigans, and The Cardigans! They were tuneful, unique and so Scandinavian. I hear you on the Camry, though. They are the smooth peanut butter with jiggly grape jam on white bread served with institutional potato chips of the car world, although, to be fair, you can kill a peanut-sensitive child with each.

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    9. I didn't like DMB because of their fans (as a Long Islander, people would get together 30 people and rent a coach bus to go to concerts at MSG and talk about the shows like they were going to see Woodstock), but I HATE the Smashing Pumpkins because of a single guy in middle school, which was in 1994-1997. Again, to this day, the Smashing Pumpkins are the only band that will cause me to INSTANTLY change the station on my car radio, all because of a single fan that I have not spoken to in 15 years. I maybe need to let this go.

      Also, re:The Cardigans: Nina Persson. Speaking of 15-year-old hard-ons. Jesus.

      Speaking of 15-year-old hard-ons.

      [something disgusting and unoriginal]

      -Jerry Sandusky1!!!!!!!

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    10. Try thirtysomething hard-ons. And if the distance from there-to-here is any indication, she will almost certainly look similar in another 15 years.

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  16. 1. My Mom went to Mumford High
    2. I am her son
    3. I hate this song
    4. I hate myself
    5. I don't know what's going on here
    6. It's so rich

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    1. 1. Me too! Go Fighting Scottish Burlap Vests!
      2. Same here! Why don't you come to Thanksgivings anymore; is it because you don't like turkey?
      3. Same here! Because of the vests!
      4. Same here! Because I've got a terrible personality and very high standards!
      5. Same here! Because I have a traumatic brain injury and self-medicate by huffing dollar-store oven-cleaner!
      6. You mean this French Silk Mud Pie? Oh, yes... but it's to kill for.

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  17. I still haven't heard Call Me Maybe. I forgot my iPod when I went to the gym this morning. I rushed my workout on the premise that that Carly Rae Jepsen song could come on the PA at any moment.

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    1. If you watch the Miami Dolphins cheerleader video of it (click my name for a pic from the video), it makes it more palatable. I do sense some fear, as if you will hear the song and spontaneously combust. It's just a pop song, man.

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    2. Sorry, that link was broken. Try this one.

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    3. Appreciate the eye candy, but there's no chance I'm unmuting my laptop to listen. As fetching as those lasses are, their body language got annoying fast. I only made it about 90 seconds. If Carly Rae does the same thing in her video, I get the vitriol.

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  18. I have heard that Payphone song.

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  19. Yeah but "The Cave" is really good, so there!

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  20. It's a thin line between love and hate.

    Methinks somewhere in the back of Marv's head there is the true Marv, and his toes are tapping, and his fingers are snapping, and his voice is just WAILING out this song. Embrace your true self Marv. Don't keep running from the things you love.

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  21. I have heard many Rhianna songs.

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