I watched the VMAs this Sunday. Not because I wanted to but felt like I had to. I’ve watched every year since it began…and despite its recent sucking…I can’t give up now. This year was not nearly as bad as the last couple years…and yes, Obama is right about one thing…Kanye West is a jackass. But I noticed one thing about the awards…about the reason why it’s just not that exciting anymore…it’s because there’s nothing exciting about it. Green Day gave the best performance. And as much as I like Green Day…15 years ago, they gave almost the exact same performance…and it was the throwaway performance…now it’s the centerpiece. Where are the Nirvanas who perform snippets of songs like Rape Me…just to get the censors worried? Where is the bassist of Rage Against the Machine? Where are the duets with Bruce Springsteen and Axl Rose? You gave us Joe Perry and Katy Perry. That was just embarrassing. Has anyone told her that she can’t sing? The Janet/MJ dance was good for what it was…but that Single Ladies song and the video are honestly not that good. MTV needs to stop being so homogenuous…and start being daring again. Where is the channel that gave Neil Young video of the year for a video no one had ever seen? MTV used to set the trends…now they not only follow trends…and it’s so sadly blatant it seems like they’re basically kissing the trends’ ass. MTV is no longer in front…and they need to realize…the longer they lag behind…the more likely they’ll get left behind.
The 11 Best Songs By Muse:
1. Hysteria (Absolution)
2. Map of the Problematique (Black Holes and Revelations)
3. Time is Running Out (Absolution)
4. Assassin (Black Holes and Revelations)
5. Butterflies and Hurricanes (Absolution)
6. Citizen Erased (Origin of Symmetry)
7. Starlight (Black Holes and Revelations)
8. Supermassive Black Hole (Black Holes and Revelations)
9. Knights of Cydonia (Black Holes and Revelations)
10. Showbiz (Showbiz)
11. Ruled By Secrecy (Absolution)
Buy Muse’s new album, The Resistance.