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06:26 AM on 04/13/11
The Indigo
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I'm going to take issue with that last paragraph. Why take a shot at Katy Perry for putting out formulaic pop after spending the entire review praising Foo Fighters for formulaic rock. Although you use different language for both, Foo Fighters have been on autopilot since they broke into the mainstream. These guys have literally been putting out the same brand of single-drive radio rock albums every two years since before most of us even listened to music. Foo Fighters aren't "filling a void," they're playing into it. Take away the guitars and drums and replace them with synthesizers, put Katy Perry in Grohl's place, and I guarantee no one would tell the difference. Take Katy Perry's "Extraterrestrial" and change the instrumentation around, put Dave Grohl in front of the mic, and it could be a Foo Fighters song (given it'd need different lyrics).

I'm not attacking you so much as I'm taking issue with your seemingly random praise of one artist for being mainstream while taking a shot at another for doing the same thing. People want to sing the chorus of "Fireworks" because it's a huge, homerun of a pop chorus, the exact same kind of choruses Dave Grohl has built his career upon.

tl;dr Foo Fighters = Katy Perry
08:41 PM on 04/13/11
The Indigo
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AND THEN! Replace the synth with guitars, mandolins, banjos, and a little drum here and there. Then, replace Katy Perry with Marcus Mumford, and BOOM you have Mumford & Sons! And no one would notice!

This game is fun, let's play some more!

You're an idiot.
You're missing the point a little. I'm saying that Foo Fighters are successful for the exact same reason Katy Perry is successful; they both put out formulaic, easily digestible music. The only difference is that one uses guitars and the other uses synths. That's why I find the Katy Perry shot a bit ridiculous, since he praises Grohl for doing the same thing he chastises Perry for doing.
10:28 PM on 04/13/11
The Indigo
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It's actually the difference between good and bad music. And don't go off saying that's just my opinion because obviously this entire review is my opinion.
I'm not the kind of guy to just say "that's your opinion." In exchange, could you attempt to justify it beyond "one is good and one is bad?"

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