Just to get clear on terminology…

April 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm (bitchiness, reviews, snark)

…a band was recently recommended to me using the phrase “sort of freak folk, sort of classic rock, with some world music thrown in.”

That sounds like the most dreadful, non-rock horribleness ever released, frankly. Those are not points to sell me, or anyone who loves music, on a band. Those descriptors suggest music that would make me want to beat the performers of same with my shoe.

I see on another blog that an adoring listener of this same band has described them thusly: “Reference points as broad as The Go Team and Phish”. That doesn’t just sound bad. That sounds positively toxic. The only way this band could further fail the Ben Troxel Rock Test is if they performed in costumes. There’s a picture of this Band I Will Not Name at the blog describing them as a cross between two terrible non-rock bands, and slap my ass and call me Ginger, but there they are in costumes. Yikes.

If it is any consolation, I did manage to make it through about 18 seconds of two different songs before I gave up. Never say I didn’t try.

(File under Curmudgeonly Posts Made Before Second Cup Of Coffee)

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