There’s so much bad music out there, but these tools make me want to rip my ears off anytime I hear one of their autotuned aural shits they call “songs.” I mean, I’d rather have the Backstreet Boys reform, the Jonas Brothers on Pandora, and sit through a year of American Idol than endure the specter of more BEP material.
On the downside, the chief instigator “will.i.am” is working on a solo project. So it will continue, although hopefully at a less sucky rate. Not sure what the other Black dude and the Asian dude do in the band, but I imagine they can get work at the A&P sacking groceries.
Not at all. And I consider myself to be a live and let live music guy, but there is something soul destroying about the BEP. Not to mention their stuff is inescapable. I’m nearly 40, never listen to radio or watch the MTV, but I know all of their songs. Not voluntarily, and not without regret.
Does anyone else besides me remember their first record? It wasn’t bad. I saw them live at some show or another when I was in high school, and as I recall just about every song on their album centered around the theme of how they were serious artists and refused to sell out. After high school I lost touch with pop culture for a few years, forgetting about them completely, only to find out that they had resurfaced with a female singer and become the poster children for unserious, sell-out pop. Such a bizarre about-face.
The drummer (Keith Harris) went to the public high school in my neighborhood, so I gotta represent. I’m gonna lose whether indie and rock cred I may have, but I don’t think the Peas are that bad. I’m a sugar for ear candy, though.