I Hate Maroon 5 - "Rockist" Or Right?
I hate Maroon 5.
It is nothing personal, they seem like very nice people in all honesty. It is all about the music.
This week, it is your job to tell me if I am "Rockist" or right about Maroon 5 (add a comment saying "Rockist" or "Right" or vote in my Twitter poll, I will tally the votes and get back to you next week).
If you are wondering what "Rockism" is - it is when you are too cool for "fun" music. You know, when you are too busy judging music as a hipster/critic to enjoy it.
My Case Against Maroon 5
It is all processed vocals and programmed precision. All pretty faces and coifed hair (and that is just Adam Levine). It seems calculated and cynical to me.
I have a theory that the members of Maroon 5 hired an aged couple just to tell them to pull back whenever they are getting close to actual "Rock Music."
Now, it is Foo Fighters or Maroon 5 (sigh). I mean I guess I vote for Foo's (Foo's have occasionally Rocked)?
My Case For NOT Being A "Rockist"
If you are still unsure about what Rockism is - here is a link to the original article that defined it.
My reason for hating Maroon 5 is because they are anti-fun. Everything they do is tested like as if it were made in a music lab. I think they are credibly talented musicians who work hard at being a band that looks "right" but who anyone could play at the office with no problem.
My point is that Maroon 5 are the "Casual Friday" of rock bands.
Good Rock and Roll music is all about being messy, being loud, encouraging feedback, and having fun.
If you want something more literate and "adult" but still want fun, I have always loved The Hold Steady (especially before Franz Nicolay left the band).
And if you prefer softer, cleaner, more OCD rock, what about Canada's Stars (at least they are fun)?
Time To Vote
This new feature will normally appear on Wednesdays, but I am starting it today. Look for a new vote every Wednesday.
So, am I "Rockist" or Right about Maroon 5? Vote with a comment or look at the pinned Twitter Poll on my Twitter Profile (@OnPirateSat)
Do you like my new feature? What do you think about Maroon 5? Do you think I am "Rockist" Or am I Right? Leave a comment, let me know!