The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!
Great record, sounds smooth yet intense and powerful. I'm impressed.
"It's not an album for everyone, then, but music never really is for everybody. It's for those who get it, or for those who see that there never really was a door in the way to begin with."
I wish people who write reviews would understand that if they don't get what there listening to, there review is going to be limited and bleak.
Thank you Mr Parker i enjoyed reading this.
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This album is their first step. That "core of creativity" you are looking for, they've got it in them. And, I am certain, it is coming next.
I think Delta Rae's new LP is KIck Ass! And LIVE they are AMAZING! We can all assume SOC has never seen them in concert or he would know their warmth and kindness to their audience and how they are inclusive and caring. Even if you didn't like their sound, as people they are just really nice.
Apparently you don't like their LP, and neither does your friend Currin who you worked for/with at Pitchfork before you got canned. So now this becomes about you defending your friend (kissing his butt is more like it) and putting down artists because you want to justify your friends inappropriate and very personal assault on some kids who's only crime is they put out an album and because people in the industry (including the top Indie labels) were attracted to them... not you and Currin, I mean real scouts and talent hunters like Seymour Stein who invented the term "New Wave" and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Christ Sake!
As the very savvy David Klein put it on 08/02/2012 at 8:37 PM, "...music writers have harshly denounced records...and it hasn't held back the careers of countless bands that have become very successful in spite of the bad reviews" That, I am sure is the fate of Delta Rae who were all over VH1 last week and the team there (that gets to see all up and coming bands) seemed to love them and their sound!
But you and Currin are as @lonnie stated, "off-putting, Void of restraint...sound almost like he [you] has personal reasons for passionately hating them. Ulterior motives, perhaps?"
or as @ blshtcaller observed and this applies to you, "this pompus jerkoff--which I've had sufficient contact with him to know he IS--uses lofty, verbose, pretentious rhetoric, dropping a bunch of names to lend his bullshit, ill-informed argument credibility that it doesn't actually have...especially when you consider that he is not a musician...at least not a good one. He's a jealous and insecure one; that's for sure.
In closing I'm with 1. p-rosine and 2. Jackie Jenkins Thorpe commented,
1. "This review is so unmitigated in its negativity that it seems personal; it seems malicious and angry..."
2. "Wow! ... I'm not a fan of diatribe railing, and that's all this review [and SOC's comments] consists of.
@321go: There you go again, doing exactly what I just called you on: not contributing anything to the conversation and instead just making wild, untrue assumptions about me, a person who you've probably never met. I've never worked for Pitchfork. Also, I'm in my mid-twenties. Not very old at all.
I know my words won't have any effect on Delta Rae, that's not my intention. This is a conversation that's only tangentially about the band, themselves. I think they're horrible, but what we're really discussing here is integrity in music, music journalism, and the music business as a whole.
Scathing: yes. Bitter: maybe a little. Jealous: dead wrong. I'm not jealous, I'm disappointed that the music industry has created a space for vacuous, banal music at the forefront of media attention, disappointed that people buy into that, and disappointed that there are bands who will cater to those audiences to make money.
Frankly, I'm kind of astounded that you'd decide to shove yourself into a conversation which you don't really seem to understand, and to which you provenly have nothing to contribute. What is YOUR goal here? To call everyone who doesn't like Delta Rae "stupid" without actually reading anything they're saying? I know my posts have been long, but that's because this is an extremely complicated issue. There's no way to sum it up on a bumper sticker, in a paragraph, or even in a comment thread. Volumes could be written on these subjects, and all you seem to have to say is that I'm "boring" and "bloviating"; the former speaking to the fact that you really have no place in an actual discussion about music and the complexity of the music industry, and the latter proving that you know how to access an internet thesaurus.
@blshtcaller got it absolutely right about Currin and YOU when he stated,"No credible journalist would look at this and call it "journalism," nor can anybody argue that it's "professional." Bad reviews are whatever...par for the course for any band. But the tone of this rant is scathing and bitter to the point that he sounds truly jealous.
Maybe your venom is due to your being let-go at music blog "Pitchfork" (where you worked with Currin?). Your words will have no more influence on Delta Rae then they did on your referenced Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd (man you are old!).
Scathing, bitter, truly jealous rants, that about sums you both up.
This music group gets the most attention of all those reviewed at this site. You all have piqued my interest, I gotta check them out.
Also, @ruffels, I can't remember the last time I heard of a "hillbilly numskull" with a college degree arguing the notion that music should challenge its listener's expectations and comfort zones, as well as contribute something creative and new to its audience.
Basically, this whole thread has gone like this:
There are a few people high-fiving Grayson Currin for sticking it to a shitty band that is trying to use the idea of our local music scene in this area as a marketing tool. At the very least, these posts tend to actually further the criticisms of the band that were made in Grayson's review, as well as call out the music and music media industries for championing bland music to make money.
Then there are a few people who make a legitimate point, that Currin was really hard on this band, and maybe it wasn't entirely called-for. While I disagree with them, I understand their position. These posts have been civil, mostly well-worded, and a good contribution to the discussion.
Then there are a few OTHER people who are championing Delta Rae and have absolutely nothing in their defense except major music media and calling everyone else dumb. Trust me, that makes you all sound very smart and eloquent, and paints a delightful picture of Delta Rae fans.
@ruffels: Currin is hardly a "failed loser". He's the editor of the Indy's music section and writes for websites like Pitchfork Media.
@321go: You want the bands I champion to rot in my "decrepit basement"? Tell that to bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, et cetera. I never said that music sucks if people listen to it, I said that popular music now is often manufactured to have a base-level appeal and not challenge its listeners. Distinct difference.
Quick note, as I do my best to avoid these things: @tenseownage, I indeed reviewed this same record for another outlet. I think you might describe it as "warm and positive." Here you are: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16910-…
It's also of note that I was very near this article, as I edited both it and the accompanying feature. Good luck!
Another Currin sycophant.
This town seems hell bent of crushing any talent with a shot. It's as though a gifted, hardworking band has to maintain poverty, have some eclectic off-beat sound and stay that way in order to rise to the bizarre, negative standard some here hold.
What is "mediocre" at best are the hillbilly numbskulls that couldn't recognize talent if it bit them in the crotch; they pass judgement on others with their 3rd grade mindsets. The Triangle, it turns out, is not a bastion of creativity any more than it's a center for entrepreneurship. Austin, San Fran, Seattle, NewYork, Nashville YES!
Here, creativity just gets smothered thanks to the likes of failed losers like Grayson Currin.
As someone who is consistently amazed at how mediocre music gets people famous I appreciate this review. Thank you, Mr. Currin for your honesty and all around damn good taste in music.
What a bore!
Good luck Delta Rae, keep doing what your doing because if old assholes like SOC (aka Grayson) don't like you, you're doing something very right and it appears from the tweets you receive, clearly you have fans worldwide. So glad you're not locked up in SOC's decrepit basement with the go-nowhere, can't make a living bands he apparently lives for.
@321go: You seem pretty keen on the idea that I'm stupid. I don't like saying things like this (because really it's pretty tacky, but you're not leaving me a whole lot of room for decency), but my level of education, as well as general testing scores throughout my academic career, beg to differ.
So does the fact that I'm actually writing well-worded, albeit lengthy, arguments and analyses in favor of Grayson's review. You have succeeded in doing virtually nothing except trying to invalidate my opinion by saying that I'm stupid, then telling me to stop talking. Note that you didn't somehow prove or even really argue that I'm stupid, you just said it.
I misspoke when I said that Rolling Stone hasn't been consistently relevant. They are still relevant, but usually only to fans of pop and rock music superstars. My meaning was that Rolling Stone bears virtually no relevance to the music underground, wherein music is more often championed for its artistic qualities than its ability to sell (read: how much it caters to the lowest common denominator).
MTV, VH1, and Billboard are all in the exact same boat as Rolling Stone. They cover music that sells because that's what will sell their magazine. Seeking out artists that challenge people's expectations isn't profitable for those magazines, because fewer people are going to pick up a Rolling Stone that has a band on the cover that they don't know or care about, and it doesn't take much research to understand that people don't often listen to music that challenges their comfort. How many death metal or avant-garde noise albums have you seen on the top 40 in the past 10 years? And on the same line of thought, how many people are going to watch MTV (a channel on which I haven't actually seen a music video since 2003) or VH1 if they're showing videos of music that doesn't appeal to the largest possible crowd?
Also, If you had bothered to read, I've already given my two cents on Billboard. They called Nickelback the best band from 2000 through 2009. Do you really think that's credible, legitimate music journalism?
You really seem to like the word "bloviate". You must have flipped through a thesaurus lately.
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