Did you catch the MTV Music awards?
Always amazes me how few of the new artists I know and how bad so many of them are. I mean alot of the music is not even catchy or good (I try to be open minded and think I have a pretty good ear) yet they have tons of kids cheering these crappy bands/rappers that are not very good. Drooping pants/no shirt. Not very original. It's like an Alternate Universe! I already knew it was bad from previous years, but I forget how bad it is. Till MTV reminds me.. Thanks MTV!
What I do find odd is that in Europe (and I'm sure many other places around the world!) they are alot more open minded than us when it comes to music. They listen to tons cooler stuff on the radio and MTV than we do here. Just watch the European Video Music Awards sometime. I saw a live performance with Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and the girl from The Gossip (Beth Ditto) doing a duet of an 80's new wave track last year. That kinda stuff just doesn't happen here.
Also bands like Scissor Sisters which are amazing are practically ignored here in U.S radio/MTV, but are huge in Europe. They love them there! So maybe it would be cool if US mainstream were to progress a bit and play more relevant artists. I mean I heard DJ AM mixing/scratching with an M.I.A. track. Why wasn't she at the awards? Not sure when that last album of hers came out, but it would be cool to see more artists like her on there, no? Her music is far more relevant and will probably stand the test of time better than many of the artists they are giving exposure to now. Didn't MGMT release an amazing debut album this year? Aren't they from NY? Aren't kids listening to them? How about Coldplay, Cut Copy, The Verve or even that Estelle American Boy track? Think that was from this year and was a huge hit! Gets played everywhere! Yet no sign of it anywhere. I did notice The Ting Tings there, which you knew they wouldn't win, but it was nice to see them even get nominated. The only part I liked was Katy Perry! Wow! How cute is she...
Anyways enough ranting about bad music! How about some good music!
Here's some new dance jams for all you people who like it slightly Off the Radar, like we do.
MP3: Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Remix) - Panthers (YSI)
MP3: Breaking it Up (Punks Jump Up Remix) - Lykke Li (YSI)
MP3: Nothing Hurts (Shane Fontane Remix) - Love Motel (YSI)
MP3: Half in Love with Elizabeth (Delorean Remix) - Mystery Jets (YSI)
MP3: Negative Thinking (Treasure Fingers Remix) - The Death Set (YSI)