I don’t often post rants. Not often. But seriously? Angus and Julia Stone won the Hottest 100 today? What’s going on?
Yes, it’s not bad. They wrote it, they play it, and I hear they’re good live. Congratulations to them. But it’s also boring. What was it competing against?
A cool tune, definitely more upbeat and catchier than AJS. Really, though, I can’t say it’s a great song. It echoes my sentiment from the radio show last week: 2010 was a pretty poor year for new music releases. Some decent albums, some OK pop songs. Some reached into the realms of good for a chorus or two. I found it hard to populate my shortlist for 10 songs for my vote, though: in 2009, I was trimming painfully down from 20 or so songs from different artists which I rated highly. Dear music industry, can you please do better in 2011?