OT – What is your greatest musical hot take?

Submitted by Nobody Likes a… on June 2nd, 2017 at 9:43 AM

It’s a Friday deep in the heart of OT season so I thought I’d ask, what is your greatest musical hot take? Someone must believe that “Major Tom” is better than “Space Oddity” or that Chris Gaines is superior to Garth Brooks


For me it is that George Harrison was the greatest Beatle. He wrote the single greatest Beatles song “While my guitar gently weeps” and had the best solo career. I will go to my grave believing that “My Sweet Lord” Is infinitely better than “Imagine”. There can also be no argument that The Travelling Wilburys were better than Wings (it’s not a fair comparison, I know). 


Lee Everett

June 2nd, 2017 at 11:48 AM ^

Okay but seriously, in undergrad we had a friend who adored Kesha and had gorgeous, beautiful roommates.  Everytime we went to her house for a party the playlist heavily featured Kesha, and I would hear the songs before they got on the radio.  This host girl was the ~little~ of the girl I was dating, but when we broke up, Kesha girl crossed party lines and kissed me, telling me it wasn't my fault and I'm a good guy...while Kesha was playing.

I now like Kesha, because I associate her with the glory days of hopping parties, beautiful rich girls (they lived in Zaragon senior year), and winning the breakup.  


June 2nd, 2017 at 12:12 PM ^

I feel you dude. Ke$ha will always be special to me because it immediately brings me back to junior and senior year. Right before the start of welcome week senior year, my buddies and I all decided to see her perform at DTE. Well, this snowballed into a 30 person party bus and was just an amazing night. I am not lying when I say it is one of the biggest highlights of my undergraduate years. 


June 2nd, 2017 at 9:53 AM ^

Most of the bands that I thought were all dead are still touring.

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are good for you.

Told you, Mom.



June 2nd, 2017 at 11:13 AM ^

Vocals, keyboards and the bass, and he would have played lead guitar but he wanted his best friend to have something to do.

Actually, Prince is the correct answer to this. I understand he composed all his music, did the vocals, played most if not all the instruments on some records, and wrote hit songs for other artists. He was a true musical genius.


June 2nd, 2017 at 9:58 AM ^

are way to hard on Dave Matthews.  He stayed around for way too long and should have stopped touring over ten years ago, but some of the live performances in the mid 90s are all time great live shows and should not be denegrated.

All Eyes on Me was a bloated album with a lot of filler.  It was a couple of good songs surrounder by a bunch of rushed and rambling stuff.  Me Against the World and the Don Kalluminati were both better albums.

Rihanna's voice is kind of nasally.  I understand she is a really good singer but her voice gets hard on the ears pretty quickly.



June 2nd, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

that people are really having to twist and contort to make the Michael v. Lebron thing an actual debate.  It should be considered like this - you get first pick in Gym class and you really want to win the game, who are you taking?  The answer is MJ and it is not close, at all.

CRISPed in the DIAG

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:45 AM ^

Team of MJ's vs team of LBJ's.  In that game I think you take the team of LBJ's. Physically and tools-wise, there's more that five LBJ's can do to score more/defend more than a team of MJ's.

But I think a game of MJ and avg dudes vs LBJ and avg dudes is won by MJ. Because..[hot take coming]...MJ really fucking hated to lose. Whereas, LBJ really hates being disliked.  I will ride and die with that hot take.


June 2nd, 2017 at 9:56 AM ^

I'd say "Singin' in the Rain" but partly because the song & dance numbers actually made some sense in context instead of coming out of nowhere.  Though "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" had way more musical quality packed into it than it could possibly be entitled to.


June 2nd, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

The entire premise is that Debbie Reynolds' character sings for the film's major star but doesn't get any credit, which we're told is a bad thing. And yet Debbie Reynolds didn't do her own singing for the film and her voice replacement didn't get any credit.


June 2nd, 2017 at 9:56 AM ^

Tool isn't nearly as deep as their fans make them out to be. It's just self-loathing and bleak bullshit that panders to the lonely and depressed.

CRISPed in the DIAG

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:37 AM ^

Limp Biskit ruined it for everyone. Which is too bad because sometimes I want raw, stupid noise that isn't pretending to be deep. 

Iggy/Stooges is stupid and acclaimed ("Hello Stoopid") but Korn is universally considered to be, well, stupid. I want justice. 

CRISPed in the DIAG

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:50 AM ^

I actually like their hits. But somewhere along the line, we were told to stop listening to Limp Biskit. Why is that? I mean, beach/shag music is pretty dumb. But watch the old folks turn out for one of those local shows. 


June 2nd, 2017 at 10:07 AM ^

They're certainly not super-deep, but they are considerably more creative and adventurous than the vast majority of schlock machines.  The lyrics of "Lateralus" follow the Fibonacci sequence, "Sober" has a 3-3-2 beat (8/4 time). . . is it mind-blowing?  No, and personally I'm kind of meh about them, but at least this is a level of experimentation that the entire collective pop-tart, riff rap and corporate country industries wouldn't cobble together in two decades' worth of albums.  Which is more a statement about the extremely low bar for risk-taking that is pop music, but hey, as long as that's the world we live in and people keep complaining about sameless and lameness, love 'em or hate 'em, give Tool credit for at least being genuinely different.


June 2nd, 2017 at 10:29 AM ^

I'm also meh on Tool. They have had longevity but a lot of their music runs together for me. If you like crazy ass rhythms, Meshuggah is pretty cool. They are pretty heavy and not everyone's cup of tea but cool nonetheless.

A really cool thing about Tool is that the singer lived a good portion of his early life in small town Michigan.