heard on the wire

Is that pretty lame?

There are two sides to every story. Take, for instance, the contrasting fortunes of Matthew Healy and Greta Klein.

Healy, for those lucky enough to have thus far avoided him, is the lead singer of The 1975, a band so bad that they managed to make Chris Martin’s rendition of a George Michael song only the second worst performance at this year’s Brits awards.

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I want to be in a band when I get to heaven

A recent discussion on Twitter today about the relative merits, or otherwise, of The Verve and Radiohead led me to thinking about other critically or commercially acclaimed bands whose appeal is entirely lost on me.

The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, The Who, David Bowie and Pink Floyd, to mention just a few, excite me about as much as a ready meal. It’s not that I don’t think they’re great artists — clearly they are — I just don’t like them.

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