Ben Grounds | Top Ten Things That Get Under My Skin in 2006

simon2. People who think that eyeing the career of someone/a band who became famous in the '60s or '70s, until the current tense, is a good way of keeping abreast of innovations, news and new rock and other music, and so put acts like Deep Purple, CS&N, or Paul Simon in their top ten albums list for 2006.

 

 

 

1. People who think the popularity or charting of music and albums is an indicator of the music's quality, blinded by the ads, and put these albums in their top ten albums list of 2006.

2. People who think that eyeing the career of someone/a band who became famous in the '60s or '70s, until the current tense, is a good way of keeping abreast of innovations, news and new rock and other music, and so put acts like Deep Purple, CS&N, or Paul Simon in their top ten albums list for 2006.

3. People who think the size of a concert has a positive correlation with the quality of the concert or music, and so put Robbie Williams or U2 in their top ten live shows of 2006 list.

4. People who list the most obscure or smallest bands they vaguely have heard of or listen to (or possibly even vaguely like) in an attempt to look cool in their top ten for 2006 list.

5. People who think bands from overseas are better than bands from Australia, as a no-black-swan rule.

6. People who think bands have to be new to be good.

7. People who don't check out bands they've never heard of.

8. People who say that the Drones are the only band with bile and raw power in an Australian sea of bands heading for the middle of the road.

9. People who think new-wave, no-wave, disco, punk, electro-punk, 16th beats on a high-hat, ‘punktastic', and dance punk are new innovations in music.

10. Idiots who make public their grievances or opinions on the Internet or on a group e-mail list by doing a "top ten somethings of the year" list.

| Ben Grounds, guitarist, Bluebottle Kiss

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