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    In the land of the juggalos was a frightening experience into the clowns. Holy crap. They have churches. Wow.
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      CommentAuthorjeremiah
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2009
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    that interview was great, i wish it was videotaped....

    now that jay-z has declared auto-tune dead, these guys will have to pack it, yes?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2009
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    @jeremiah - There are a few interviews lurking on Youtube of them. Having watched them, it's fair to say that there's no way there's any sort of Kaufman-esque irony going on here. One of the interviews someone says something about cheeseburgers, and all four of the guys just go "Huh huh... cheeseburgers" in the stupidest, most vacant tone of voice I've ever heard. The only thing they seem to have going for them is an amazing knack for making people talk about them.

    BrokenCYDE: the Paris Hilton of Music (if Paris Hilton weren't already the Paris Hilton of Music).
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2009
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    Paris Hilton is positively classy compared to Brokencyde. Give me "Stars Are Blind" any day of the week.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2009
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    RE: Paris Hilton
    At least she uses Auto-Tune in the manner it was supposed to be used.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2009
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    Also Paris Hilton was re-mixed/fucked with by Danger Mouse and Banksy.
    Which, in my opinion, puts her higher up than BrokeNCYDE.
    But then what do I know.
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    The effect all these people are using on their vocals is not a vocoder. It's the result you can get when you "abuse" Antares Auto-Tune (certainly a pirated plugin, I doubt these guys have real hardware...). They certainly don't even know what a vocoder is but since everybody has been using the 'auto-tune trick' to make shitty music in the past 5-6 years, they do it too.
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    @oscillateur

    I blame that autotune shit on Cher and her "DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AFTER LOVE! I'M TOO OLD TO SING MYSELF BUT THIS SOFTWARE MAKES IT EASY ENOUGH"
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      CommentAuthorjeremiah
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2009
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    it kind of blows my mind that everything has autotune on it right now (propper or inpropper), everytime i hear a pop song its like "really? autotune?" its so overused it will realy date a lot of that music.... not that there is a plethora of timeless rap/pop...
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2009
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    I think I've figured out how (not why, but how) this band became so popular.

    Hot Topic.

    I was in there the other day exchanging my copy of The Downward Spiral that had a massive defect on it*, and who was staring me back at the counter but BrokenCYDE. The kids that shop there will buy just about anything you stick in front of their noses, so long as they think someone else will. And if it's on the counter, shit, everyone will buy it! I GOTTA GET THIS THEY'RE THE BEST BAND EVER FUCK YOU ALL WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND!

    Every time I think "Man, I could totally work here," I go into a Hot Topic when there is normal clientele in the store, and I want to blow my own head off out of despair for humanity. And then I see the wall devoted to Twilight, and I'm doubly sad I left my shotgun back in North Dakota.

    *It's one of the few places in town I can reliably find good, cheap metal, etc. on vinyl.
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    Is it bad that I don't get offended by Hot Topic and their clientele anymore? Is there a point of being so jaded that everything's zen and hot topic loses its status and becomes just another store?

    I mean, I've shopped there a few times for random shit or just to kill time. I can't understand all of the hate, I mean hell, every era needs a tacky store, this is the new Chess King for all I know
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    I see Brokencyde as either a necessary and self-aware criticism of the awfulness of oughties pop and hard rock or as the ultimate unintentional debasement of every trend in oughties pop and hard rock. Either way I value their existence as much as I abhor their music. And that they have managed to develop a fan base becomes a brilliant criticism of the value our society places on art education.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2009
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    The Mentors
    The Dwarves
    The Mummies

    I'm old