A couple weeks ago, Jim Farber over at the (not so) venerable NY Daily News published an article entitled “Stop being so sensitive! Burly men become girly men, turning pop music into a wuss-case scenario” Farber claims that rock music has gone the way of the wuss, compared to grunge in the 90s and the post-punk movement in the early 2000s. The article centers around Bon Iver, who Farber calls “dull, slow and repetitive,” but he also lists Death Cab for Cutie as being among the artists who have contributed to music’s supposed downward spiral into the depths of wussiness. It’s an interesting percpective — not necesarily one I agree with, but interesting nonetheless. I’m not one to judge the personal music taste of another, but after a while it’s hard to take Faber seriously. Especially considering he totally ignores artists like Tyler, the Creator of Odd Future, who is 2011s undisputed breakout story and probably the least wussy/sensitive act in recent memory. Come on Jim, open up your ears. Read the whole story by clicking the link above and let me know what you think.
Rock on, Ben.
Meahwhile…here’s a video of DCFC not being wusses: