Originally Posted by Iron Ape
Oh too true...
However, taste is only applicable to those who enjoy it whereas typical retorts found on the websites of those who know what will ultimately "evolve" rock into its next stage of evolution are another’s opinion. Not everything enjoyable is as "ground breaking" as the Beetles
I guess the same was said when Nirvana and Pearl Jam first hit the scene way back when. "Sloppy guitar, Inane lyrics that mean nothing, a loud crashing sound... It's a monotone piece of trash and they're playing it on every radio station!" It all echoes the sentiments that were screamed by our grandparents when Elvis hit and started swinging his hips; "It's just garbage!" Not trying isolating you Ape, just that the opinions you expressed seem to be typical of many others who are "in the know" with their music. We all enjoy what we enjoy, even if it's "generically sludgy guitars, uber-banal lyrics, and it sounds even vaguely like everything else currently getting played on modern rock radio".