The Strokes, Backstreet Boys & Hanson Music Contains Truth

Contributed by elgato:

Kate Sullivan of the LA Weekly just published a column about the Strokes. She writes, “…So despite the fact that the Strokes haven’t used their music to sell razors, a rock lover still must contend with a surreal mess of hype and corporate power behind their juggernaut. How do you even listen to a Strokes song without hearing 10 major-label executives, marketing people, radio suits, magazine editors and MTV power-lunchers babbling into cell phones and teeing off? I’ll tell you how: You listen to the music. This is something pop fans have had to do since the Monkees, if not before. Screw it fans have had to deal with this at least since the Brill Building and Motown turned rock into a sleek and compromised machine. It’s not all bad; I’m happy to give it up for the Crystals and the Archies and and the , because they all contain an essence of truth: Beneath the production you can still hear one tortured troubadour with an acoustic guitar or piano, fighting for his soul to convey one fu**ing ounce of the mystery he feels within.” Read more.


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4 thoughts on “The Strokes, Backstreet Boys & Hanson Music Contains Truth

  1. BadAss4Backstreet says:

    Ok, just to be totally honest, I about peed myself when I read that BSB reunited on Oprah yesterday….. It’s all startin’ baby! And on this article….whoever this person is is absolutely right! Strip it all down, and BSB are the real deal….talented with GOOD, QUALITY music! I can’t wait for their new record….I’m giddy just thinking about it!

  2. Stallion says:

    Spoken like a true teenybopper. You really need to shut the heck up dick and quit sucking Nick Carter off. The Backstreet Boys are talentless and they are over

  3. BSBfanatic935 says:

    Yeah BSB really are talented aren’t they? lol I love when people praise them

    I am right there with you BadAss! BSB is gonna be back before we know it and better than ever and take over the world once again! BSB has the talent which means they have staying power. that’s why they’ve been together almost 11 years :-)

  4. BadAss4Backstreet says:

    Um, this article doesn’t pertain to you stallion, so why are you even here? I know BSB are beyond talented! I ADORE them so much; and it’s mostly based on vocals and personality! (yes, they are hot as hell, but that doesn’t matter; I was a fan before I ever saw them! Ok, so I’m just ecstatic over the idea of them returning.

    Yeah, not so much oh ‘wise’ one….f. Spoken like a true teenybopper? Have I started or posted only a “Shut up bitch” post ever to you? NO….I haven’t! SO, WHO’S the teeny?

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