Friday, September 5, 2008


Questions for self-reflection in the hopes of self-improvement:

What does the "yr" stand for? Year? Yassir? Young Rapists?

When did hipsters decide ABBA was legitimate music (presumably before the movie version of "Mamma Mia")? And is it supposed to be good-bad or bad-good?

Here's one for the post-ironic bunch:

Vanilla Ice feat. Korn "Too Cold"; cover of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby"

Which leads us down a road of more questions than the answers we seek. Can an artist cover him/her/?self(s)? And does a cover by another name still sound as rap-metallic?

Highs: Rob's creepy whispering of "too cold/too cold", the Morello inspired guitar at the beggining, Rob standing by his long debunked claim of being from the streets of Miami
Lows: Rob's octave-jumping intonation on "ba-by", the standard metal riff that drives the rest of the song, the lack of a hook "inspired" by Queen
Verdict: Rage might have done a better job than Rob, but self-improvement is still a worthy cause!
Bonus: Dig the faux cinema verite. Is it a real fake concert video or a fake real music video?

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