Start easy: the blunt awkwardness/cringe of 'Blurryface' is the point of taking the piss out of Tyler. I stand by my light 9/10.
It is SPECTACULARLY lame, but that's why it works.
I don't really need to add anything to that one - massive overhyped, the writing has aged really badly, and if Bradley Nowell was still alive this opinion would not be nearly as unpopular.
I dunno what to say here, genre deconstruction only takes you so far.
Hell, I'd say that about the majority of Drake projects, they don't age well.
Also the self-titled record is still a 6/10 and 'Drunk In Love' still sucks.
'The Fragile' was awful twenty years ago, it's just as bad now.
Really, it should be SO much worse than it is...
I like the band, don't get me wrong, but come on here...
And even then, I'd struggle to put either act among all time favourites of mine.
It's actually one of the best hit songs of the early 2000s, and has a lot more going on lyrically than it has been given credit.
But can we all admit the band has not come close to living up to any potential?
Hey, prove me wrong here, but let me ask the harder question: could a new Tool record EVER live up to expectations even if they did come back?
I think every metalhead already kind of knows this, so not much of a hot take, but come on, it's better than anything John Mayer ever wrote.
So does a lot of late period Clapton, even if you don't want to admit it.
It's a bad sign when the artist that seems to have stuck around the longest from that year was Meghan Trainor. Ugh.
If One Direction had released 'Diana' as a single, they'd probably have gotten that US #1 as a band. Best song they ever did.
I blame the Bond theme for killing his momentum - and also being pretty lousy.
Halsey flames out in a year, two years at most. Ironically this'll be the first time her music will likely be interesting.
And even if they do it won't be with a song better than 'Round And Round'.
Like, as much as I'm a big fan of Creeper, I sadly don't see the radio getting onboard in the new few years.
The Neighbourhood never had any potential to waste, and somehow they did it too.
Yes, I'm serious about this one.
Some of that might be Stockholm Syndrome, but the hook on that song is sticky as goddamn hell, even if the rest of their material is pretty mediocre at best.
Okay, that's not quite a hot take so much as it is deeply embarrassing, but yeah, I can tolerate that track a fair bit.
So here's one: when it comes to popular chart-toppers in the modern era, the problem is often YOU.
So yeah, YOU not trying matters.
Hell, I'd take it over 'Wonderwall'.
I mean, it's not like the band was ever THAT good, but this is a group NOBODY seems to care about anymore.
So, for the record, was ABBA.
Mostly because (deep breath) Devo is not a band I've ever really found much interest in getting into. I get their appeal, but from what I've heard, I'm mostly ambivalent. :(
Yes, better than Pornography.
Hell, I'm not even sure if this is a hot take anymore...
If you then rant about how he's claiming them/taking them down because HE'S rehosting them elsewhere, you're a BIG tool.
But I honestly think there's a lot of great there too in terms of pure pop music, and I reckon it's worth a thorough re-examination by critics.
I mean, you're not wrong, but you're still an asshole.
I mean, neither does half of Migos on any given song or feature, but that didn't stop them from being huge...
And just like Shania, she'll never be able to match that level of quality. #sadbuttrueandyouknowit
I mean, I listened to Huncho Jack.
If you're that thirsty, don't make that my issue.
Stan Twitter, this is ALL on you. >:(
It needs an 'Are you sure?' button.
And that so few people will see it is genuinely unnerving (yes, review is coming soon).
That, along with Cam's 'Untamed', Jennifer Nettles 'Playing With Fire', and Caitlyn Smith's 'Starfire', all concentrated wonderful.
Plus, they CAN be wrong.
And the fact that Jason Aldean thought that was a good combination for a song trying to be romantic speaks VOLUMES.
The big reason rappers don't stump for GOP are pronounced southern strategy policies where the racist coding is pretty hard to deny.
...but it is not the BEST song on 'EMOTION'. :p
This goes ESPECIALLY for symphonic and power metal groups, for the record - if not produced well (and they rarely ever are), they become distractions.
'Two And A Half Men' is not great comedy, but up till about Season 5 it's pretty tolerable. Rarely great, but better and a tad smarter than it's been given credit.
Actually, let me slightly correct that: the awkwardness and false bravado can actually get WORSE.
Because you know if they were anything close to passable, fans would be screaming it from the rooftops.
Not saying there isn't nuance or flaws to both sides in the cultural divide (there are), but removing yourself from the decision by saying 'both sides' IS a decision for the status quo, like it or not.
Yeah, the problem is you.
So if I get animated and give a record a middling/low score, it's assumed I hated it - maybe pay attention to what's actually being said?
But that hook sticks in your head. It's the highest of cheese.
Here's the track - get back to me when you realize I'm right:
I used to get it, but the more media I consume, the reasons why I celebrate something becomes radically different. "All time" implies transcendence that's damn near impossible.
Seriously, she's INVENTING her own electronic instruments.
(this will be my most contentious opinion)
(no, I'm not talking about you guys, you're mostly pretty great, but others... yeesh)
Simply put, I talk the way I write, and given how much dense language and analysis I use, it can't hurt me to slow down and take an easier pace.
Also smile more and shit like that.
In the 90s, I had Reba. And she was just BETTER.
Hell, I'm more interested in what the guy or girl at the back who is watching everything quietly but intently has to say.
I guess YouTube inherently makes you self-conscious about that, but I'm always curious about how/what I say reflects upon what others think I believe.
The fact I'm placing this as a 'hot take' is part of the point: IT SHOULDN'T BE.
And on the male side of the spectrum, so has Jay Electronica?
Kelly Marie Tran is more a part of Star Wars than you will EVER be - get the fuck over yourselves and grow up.
You try me, you WILL lose.
I wouldn't say top shelf or anything, but from what I've heard and see here, I'm pleasantly surprised: genius.com/albums/Various…
It can SUPPORT your piece, for sure, but again, it's built to dissect songs line by line rather than present a full picture and interpretation, and taking chunks out of the larger context doesn't help you.
Yes, the majority of the reason why is 'Lost Lander', but she's also got more charisma and bite than a significant chunk of the modern Soundcloud and trap scene. She'll never be great, but she's tolerable - I'd hear more.
So yes, 'Get Low' > majority of modern trap.
Hey, I really liked it four years ago, still like it now. :D
Seriously, 'Playing With Fire' is a pop country gem that's underrated to this day, and it's so damn sad that 'Bigger' can't remotely come close to it.
Seriously, I can make the argument the season one finale is one of the greatest episodes of television this decade.
Because that happened, and I think people should remember that.
You want an easy way to build goodwill with the community? Do it for critics and reaction channels too.
So, @YouTube? This could be a win for you long-term if you negotiate this.
And for some outlets, you can sadly tell it's dependent upon how much hype the artist has now.
Yes, the production was not great and I'm not sure Nas is at his best there in terms of flow, but it's essential to hip-hop history and the arc of that beef... which I'd argue Nas won.
Look, I've got a hard time respecting that. Technical competence/lens is important, but the best ideas can transcend it.
I mean, for me it comes down to the entire SONG being good beyond the bars, but I'm expecting a lot of fans of mediocre MCs to have much weaker excuses.
Pop, country, this is about YOU.