My co-editor Stu has told me that he enjoyed my recent review of Green Day's American Idiot, mainly because for once I wrote that something wasn't "brilliant".
And with that, I bring you: The Bad Reviews
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (album) - listened to just the once, and that was more than enough. Boring boring BORING! Overwrought, and on the radio, overplayed (you just end up wanting to fast forward through the singles, then of course the few non-single tracks can't really compete).
I saw them play at the latest Brit Awards, and I swear it was Simple Minds up on stage. We don't need another Simple Minds. We never needed a Simple Minds in the first place...
Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk (album) - phunking terrible. Again, following a single play-through I have no intention whatsoever of listening to it again. Bastards.
Razorlight(band) - Razorshite more like.
Richard "Jovi" Ashcroft(singer) - did some good stuff in The Verve. But the humourless god-botherer nowadays just wants to be a cowboy, and we shouldn't stand in his way.
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner (album) - not too enjoyable.