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Old 01-18-2009, 04:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Anyone else watch this, it's been on repeat on bbc three for **** knows how long now, possibly years.

....I've found a new love, and it's for people who appear on these shows and criticise for the sheer point of criticism.
Music critics, people who get paid to criticise music ....

"shiny hapy people, well i dont know what its like over in california but over here in britian were not so shiny and happy, so you can just **** off back to sunny california"

"what rock band writes a song about war anyway?" - That being refered to the manics who were portrayed as these studenty, self-loving whiney immitation intelectuals.

There was no real reasoning behind the criticisms, I got to watch a bunch of people count down this list and make complete arses of themselves. If you don't have a genuine criticism then why ****ing bother coming up with one!!!

On the other hand Most of the list seemed agreeable...

However im rather fond of

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Also I feel you can't really criticise a song for being over-played, or for the people that listen to it. I will srvive, although immediately i think of desperate unattractive rat-women with bad karaoke, was a great number. Can't knock it because the people around you are doing bad version of it.
I love MSP but i would say this is fairly accurate. And that song is appalling.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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44. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor
no way this should be in the list
That's what I was thinking...
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I love MSP but i would say this is fairly accurate. And that song is appalling.
That's debatable, and contrary to popular opinion. I've never met someone who actually 'hated' that song. Or the Manic Street Preachers for that matter. I just can't believe it was in that list.
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No Guns and Roses? I'm insulted.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #25 (permalink)
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"shiny hapy people, well i dont know what its like over in california but over here in britian were not so shiny and happy, so you can just **** off back to sunny california"
Someone should tell them that Shiny Happy People is actually about satirising the prescription of Prozac.
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Someone should tell them that Shiny Happy People is actually about satirising the prescription of Prozac.
Bare in mind these people work as music critics and get payed well, I thought the meaning of that song would have been a given...but aparently, it's not. And they let these people tell us what to think
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Someone should tell them that Shiny Happy People is actually about satirising the prescription of Prozac.
They mentioned this in the programme actually.
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I didn't watch it.
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They mentioned this in the programme actually.
I think they actually mentioned it just before they shot to the clip of the guy completely missing it....beautiful
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They mentioned this in the programme actually.
I don't think that's what the song is really about though. According to what I've read the chorus is a sarcastic take on a Chinese propaganda poster relating to the Tiananmen Square uprising.
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