Far be it from me to criticize the repetitiveness of country music, not when I listen to the Wonder Years sing about how life is awful all the time, so I’ll leave it to Entertainment Weekly writer Grady Smith, whose feelings for mainstream truck-pop are left unknown in his essential supercut, “Why Country Music Was Awful in 2013.”
I was inspired to make this supercut after posting my 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 list for EW. A few commenters told me that my choices weren’t mainstream enough, and I thought, “Well, yeah, because so much of what’s on the radio these days sounds exactly the same!” So I decided to make a video to prove my point. I hope country fans will stop settling for this derivative junk. I love a dumb party song every once in a while (including some of these!), but when they’re the only flavor available, they get old very, very fast.
Here’s to better music in 2014. (Via)
In related news, Montgomery Gentry’s “Titty’s Beer” is my wedding song, the first song I’m going to play to my child, my inauguration song when I become World Galaxy President, and my funeral song. “When you work real hard and your day’s gone sh*tty/What could be better than a big ol’ mouthful of titties” really speaks to me.