Dec 7, 2006

Gnarls Barkley: pretenders

There, I said it.

My proof:

1. Their ubiquitous cover of "Gone Daddy Gone" flatly copies the original, without adding any layer of substance or intrigue--like painting a diamond. Ooooooh! It uses techno-synthesizery! The rest of the album: hyperkinetic, minus "Crazy," which has the staying power of Sugar Ray's "Fly." (Yep. That's the level of depth we're talking about.)

2. Gnarls Barkley is headlining at Deck the Hall Ball. Just above Jet. Look at this list of fakes, phonies, and frauds:
The rest of the bill is like a Who's Who of modern rock: The Shins, Snow Patrol, Taking Back Sunday, Jet, Angels and Airwaves, and the folky singer-songwriter Pete Yorn
This "Who's Who of modern rock" is a Muzak Most Wanted list.

2 comments:

Murky Thoughts said...

I love the Violent Femmes.

Aaron said...

I love sugar ray