I go back to UF on Sunday, so my time listening to the radio is coming to an end. Rather than writing a full post about every band I liked or didn’t like, I decided to just briefly list some of my thoughts on modern hard rock.
- It is probably a bad thing that songs off Chevelle’s album “Wonder What’s Next” almost completely outclass other artists’ new releases when they’re played in succession
- Korn did a song with Skrillex called “Get Up,” and it is actually not that bad. For some reason, dubstep works a lot better when it’s an instrument rather than a genre
- Avenged Sevenfold got to be the only band this entire summer that made me switch stations due to overplay of their terrible new material
- I complained about it before, but redneck rock is really wearing on me
- Metalcore got incredibly uninspired over the last four years
- Trivium still exists?
- The Foo Fighters are one of the most hit-or-miss bands I know. Didn’t like Rope, did like Walk, and this kind of thing has persisted for as long as I’ve heard them on the radio
- Radio jockeys are pretty entertaining
- I grew up listening to grunge on the radio, and I miss it
I have ended a lot of posts by telling people to turn off the radio, and I stand by that. You’re not getting the best of music if all you do is listen to the radio, or even if you listen to bands that primarily play on the radio. It gets better off the beaten path.