Friday, 12 December 2014

What if Hitler Liked Your Music?

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Like most magazine accounts that I follow on Twitter (@keggerhammond), I generally skip over NME tweets as they're prone to cycle the same articles throughout the week, or promote shameless pageview bait like slideshows and listicles. They're also tabloidy in their treatment of music news, in that they will wildly quote musicians out of context, completely misrepresent an interview, or blatantly mislead readers with inaccurate article titles and ledes in the hopes of gaining more clicks. However, despite my general apathy towards the NME account, I still continue to follow it (mostly to get the UK perspective). A while ago I  noticed that they were soliciting fan mail for their next issue. After scrolling past some of the more innocuous questions, I came across this tweet from the NME account:

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

American Bands/Artists That British People Love

Scotland may be on the verge of separating from the mighty United Kingdom. However, if there's anything Scots and Anglos can agree on, it's their unhealthy obsession with the following musical acts:

1. Dave Grohl
2. The Strokes
3. My Chemical Romance
5. Dave Grohl
6. The White Stripes
7. The Killers
8. Queens of the Stone Age
9. Panic! At the Disco
10. Paramore

BONUS: Neil Young*

*Neil Young is from a completely different country to the north of the United States called Canada. A country that British people seem to think is part of the US, despite being the LAST BASTION OF THE BRITISH CROWN IN CONTINENTAL NORTH AMERICA.