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Monday, December 09, 2013

Bad Music Worth Listening To

I imagine everyone has some guilty pleasure music: music you know is not actually very good, but which you sometimes enjoy listening to more than good music.

Christmas ranks high in this area for me, and so I might as well go ahead and confess right off that I'm listening to Trans Siberian Orchestra while working today. Sure, there's the excuse that I haven't got around to loading the fairly heft Darwin collection of Christmas music onto my iPhone yet (not because I'm a stickler for not listening to Christmas music during Advent, but because I simply haven't got around to it.) But truth be told, I'd probably be listening to Trans Siberian Orchestra anyway. Sometimes one craves utter bombast over quality.

What are your musical guilty pleasures? The guiltier, the better.

10 comments:

robbbbbb said...

Creed.

Jenny said...

I am prepared to make a ghastly confession...Rebecca Black's Friday.

Gah! I feel bad just typing it.

Caroline said...

Alanis Morisette.

Lauren said...

c&c music factory

John Farrell said...

When I'm feeling really PO'd about something, Guns 'N Roses: 'I Don't Care About You…' Very cathartic.

Otepoti said...

Percy Grainger. Instant, lasting tune virus material. Also marches by Eric Coates and Lloyd-Webber musicals.

Banshee said...

The Tenchi Muyo Christmas album. Nothing says Christmas like a cast of Japanese anime alien pirates, animals, and mad scientists singing carols for a religion they don't follow, in really bad Japanglish, interspersed with character-based variations on the same Little Match Girl parody skit.

Actually, I think you'll like their version of "Jingle Bells"!

Banshee said...

I forgot the really guilty pleasure of the album: the haughty space princess character, singing an ever more drunken karaoke version of a song called "Love Is Cruel, Don't You Think?"

Yes, it was a comedy anime....

Donald R. McClarey said...

ABBA. I will now slink away in shame.

Big Tex said...

Rage Against the Machine (certainly does not fit my political leanings)