Thursday, February 7, 2013
The 20 Worst Bands Of All Time, According To Some Annoying People
12. Fleet Foxes
A good band should be like Frosted Mini-Wheats, a substantive cereal loaded with fiber and whole grains made edible by delicious sugary coating. Fleet Foxes, unfortunately, are more like Weetabix, a healthful, bowel-movement-inducing breakfast option that skimps on taste. There's undoubtedly genuine musicianship behind this Seattle outfit, it's just wholly unpalatable, lacking even the most basic hooks and melodies necessary to sustain most listeners. Of course, white people aren't like most listeners, and will tolerate almost anything they're told is good for them; hence the group's popularity. Unlike Weetabix, however, there's not a shred of evidence suggesting Fleet Foxes prevent colorectal cancer. -Ben Westhoff
This ran last year in the L.A. Weekly. You can read it all here.
It's an odd list with some obvious selections and hilarious reasons for their inclusion. But then there are some that seem to be included just for contrary hipster sake, which for me of course, disqualifies the whole list. Wings? Really? Or Rush?
I'm most offended by the inclusion of Foreigner, but maybe we should save that discussion for another time.