kentington wrote: Symmetry wrote:
kentington wrote:Ah, that Album was just icing on the cake.
I had heard the lead singer speaking in an interview on a talk show or something awhile back. He was saying how much he hated capitalism and how rich people are the bad guys yadda yadda.
But he is a product of capitalism and he is a rich guy trying to look like a regular person. I am annoyed with him as people were with Romney. I would prefer silence.
I'd like it if it was a smarter critique, or maybe some more specific cause. I've got no problem with someone bucking the system that produced them, as long as it's done with a bit more merit, smarts, and musical cleverness.
Greenday, not so much.
Yes I agree. Cleverness is always appreciated. But blasting American Idiot. I can't believe American's are willing to buy it. He is laughing all the way to the bank. Also, if he was trying to do something to try to change the system that would be different, but he seems to just complain.
I took it as more an attack on the Bush era, but yeah- it wasn't a smart attack. When September Ends being the smartest song. If everything coming before isn't smart, and everything that follows isn't smart, a catchy tune with a bit of smarts ain't gonna cut the mustard.
A decent single does not an album make.
And urgh- the song they did with U2...