Thursday, 19 January 2012

Online cliques, keyboard critics and egotism

This is a subject that has been bothering me for years. Anyone who uses Youtube and reads the comments will know what I'm talking about here, it's the utterly idiotic and unintelligent comments such as "*insert band/group name here* have changed" or "I liked them when they were *insert niche production technique here*".

The main reason I've gone to the effort of making a blog post about this is mainly down to Justice's new album, Audio, Video, Disco, which I consider to be one of the finest Electronic albums to be released since the start of the century.

I've been listening to Justice since around 2006. Not knowingly, just through mixes and at clubs/events. I didn't knowingly start listening to them until early 2008 when their album 'Cross' was released. I'm deeply in love with their style of experimentation and production.

But it's things like this that make me insanely angry...

I wish people would stop saying "Justice have changed" to make themselves seem like über fans. These fags have probably only been listening to them since DJ Hero, yet tell their friends "oh, I liked Justice before they were famous".

Fuck you. It's their second fucking album. They haven't changed, they're finding their sound. You wouldn't listen to Please Please Me by The Beatles in 1963, then in 1964 say "oh, The Beatles have changed, I liked them when blah blah blah"

Grow the fuck up and stop pretending to be some musical critic, just listen to the fucking song. If you like it, buy the album, if you don't like it, find something else to listen to, because chances are, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay don't give a fuck.

In my eyes, Justice are as amazing now as they were when they released 'Cross', and if you don't feel the same, don't listen to them.

More importantly, if you're too lazy to type more than 6 words in critisism, then you shouldn't be allowed near a computer. At least try to explain your point rather than "hmmm, I don't like this, LOL".