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Saturday, February 16, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge - The Sequel: Day 22

Day 22: A song by the most over-rated band or artist you can think of

Well it's obvious which band I should pick, but which song? This one is described on a fan page thus:

"Every aspect of this song is head and shoulders above all expectations. The intro is one of the best intros in all of music. The theme is so intense that it can make you become spiritual. The beautiful blend of keyboards, guitars, cymbals, and everything else flow together as if they were placed together by God himself. "

When I listen to it, I hear a cod-Floyd keyboard-noodling intro, but instead of bursting forth into something like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" it gives way to the band's trademark rinky-tink computer-assisted guitar sound, like an iPhone ringtone sampled by Steve Reich. After a few lines of inchoate shouting the vocals begin to be (I was about to write comprehensible, but they're pretentious tosh) discernible, if you can be bothered. I've never quite made it to the end of the track before giving up and doing something more worthwhile.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: Where The Millionaires Have No Talent


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