posted: January 26th, 2009
I am baffled by the "news" entry I just saw on The Tripwire, regarding Coldplay going back in the studio with Brian Eno:
"Though Eno received some slack for his last go with Coldplay, fans and critics most likely won’t be crying this time around, after the news of Coldplay’s seven Grammy nominations and 4 BRIT nominations for their work with Eno on Viva."
Are you kidding me? What the hell does a Grammy award have to do with the enjoyment of an album?
I have never been in a record store, deciding if I want to buy a record, and been swayed in ANY way by a "Grammy Award Winner" sticker. Awards don't make music better. "Wow, that album sucked, but it did win a Grammy, so maybe my untrained ears don't realize that this crap is actually good music..."
Give me a break!
I'm a fan of Coldplay. Been a fan since their Fierce Panda days, but their last album was WEAK! I still bought it, hoping it would grow on me. Nope. Nothing. Yet their over-hyped crap sells.
Another example of the dumbing down of the general public. Look, this song is being used to sell a product on TV. Look...we won awards! Look...people mention us in all news publications. So what? If your song sucks, a statue is not going to distract me from not liking your crap!
Hell (to go off on a side rant), look at all the clearance sales from the businesses closing down. You know they are a scam, right? Circuit City has everything 10 to 30% off! Big deal! That's 10 to 30% off of FULL manufacturer's list price! You know what? Circuit City's prices, before this clearance, were CHEAPER! Most of the items you can find "on sale" and "marked down" at Circuit City you can find in any other store for less!
Lesson learned from these examples? Read! Learn! Educate yourself! Stop taking things at face value! Don't believe an album is good because it has been nominated for an award! Don't believe the sticker price! Don't believe me! Learn for yourself! WAKE UP!