Is the new James Blake + Bon Iver song the worst song of 2k11?
Yesterday, Bon Iver and James Blake released a new collaborative MP3 entitled "Fall Creek Boys Choir." It was widely blogged abt because James Blake is a buzzworthy new brand in the indiesphere, and Bon Iver is a respected 'heavyweight' in indie. They have similar enough aesthetics, even though they are kinda boring.
It seems like any1 with ears can come to the conclusion that the song is 'horrible.' Why does it even need to exist? Why did they even release it? Were members of their inner-circles too blinded by the potential for the song to 'melt the blogosphere' because of the headlines it would generate?
I gave the song a few more listens to try to see if maybe I was 'missing something.' Maybe there was some sort of hidden beauty, like if u put on big headphones or something.
Owl hoots. Owl hoots. Owl hoots. This is a total 'laugh riot.' It feels like it 'has to be a joke.' I wonder if one of them knew it was 'not going well', but they didn't have the heart to 'pull the plug.'
When a song is this bad, it forces u to take a step back and look at the current indie infrastructure. How can a song that is so bad get so much buzz 4 all the wrong reasons?
We are all MP3 consumers, consumers of buzz, and we entrust indie artists to deliver relevant MP3s for us to add to our MP3 libraries. The MP3s become the soundtrack of our lives'. We become angry when relevant artists BETRAY us by releasing subpar content. They are mocking us. They bait blogs into blogging about them, just because blogs want hits, and megabranded artists are the easiest way 2 get hits.
Blogspots 'sacrifice' their 'editorial voice', attempting to remain neutral to a 'big pile of poo' song. The indie consumer becomes confused. Their trusted tastemaking blog posted an MP3 by their fave artist(s), but for some reason, it sounds like poo. Everything is a mess. Every1 has violated one another's indie trust.
The buzzband abused the blog.
The blog abused the buzzband.
The blog abused the consumer.
The buzzband abused the consumer.
The consumer has lost trust in the buzzband and the blog.
And at the end of the day, all we have left is some silly song with men trying to do Rick Astley/Bruce Hornsby impressions and owls hooting in the background.
Shame on Bon Iver and James Blake. They really let the blogosphere down... It seems like their new song will certainly be considered the WORST MP3 of 2k11. Hollow buzz can ruin a career. This might be the beginning of the end for __________.
Is this the worst mp3 of 2k11?
Is this the worst 'hyped' mp3 in blog decades?
Do u <3 or h8 Jimmy Blake?
Do u <3 or h8 Bon Iver?
Do u know n e 1 who thought this song was 'brilliant'?
Are u srsly 'perplexed' by how pointless/bad this song is?
Do u think some1 should have 'pulled the plug' on releasing this song?
What is the worst/overhyped mp3 of 2k11?