@Son.Of.Clarios Your logic would appear to suggest that people become successful at what they do because they're really good at it. If this is true, I can only conclude that Delta Rae is exploding across the national scene because they are good at what they do. (Not that I would equate the reviewer's success with that of Delta Rae.) You refer to Grayson Currin as a "professional music journalist." Hardly. 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 "punch somebody's face in" is an overstatement. But hipsters are definitely dumber than they know, and very annoying. And this guy really knows jack about music, despite his out-of-control ego that his snotty little hipster goons --and their out-of-touch, plaid-clad bubbleworld--fuel.
Hipsters. The word itself makes you want to punch somebody's face in. Maybe that's because of the almost-pathological superiority complex these people have, or that they're way to old to care so much about being cool, or because they think they set trends yet they're the most ignorant bunch of consumers, or that they preach things like tolerance but can't tolerate folks who lack their superior intellect especially if they speak with a southern draw or vote Republican or listen to music with verses and chorus and melodies you can remember...or simply don't think like they do. When you look at what folks are saying in this forum, they're not so much angry that Delta Rae was bashed (hell they're not my cup of tea) but that 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.
It's a dern good thing the notion of hipsters being "trendsetters" is only an illusion (purchased solely by other douchey hipsters)…else we'd all wind up enlightened and, why, hell, music just wouldn't sound like music anymore. Oh, and my favorite part of Grayson's review is the last line..."offering vacuous if vivid appropriations of languages that they've heard but have not mastered." Look in the mirror, homie! What do you know, sir, of the "language" of music? Can you play a lick? Or do you just vomit meaningless words. Your command of the English is good; unfortunately, you have nothing to say or create, and for that shortcoming you will be forever compensating.
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