Welcome to Opinz. Opinz is a music news, review, and opinion blog. We feature news, articles, and album reviews by real music fans not some pretentious nerd on a Mac with a hard on for Radiohead.Uh oh, I have all of those things! I totally have a Mac for Radiohead! Good thing I'm usually not pretentious (source?). Seriously. Animal Collective is annoying live. I don't like No Age. Joanna Newsom is weird voiced. I really like the "new" Modest Mouse. I will always love the Spice Girls. I am so sorry for all of that. Back to the expert Opinz: (UGH). Luckily there were only three "Worst Albums" before they quit, so our hunt is bigger and longer (what a suggestive way to say that)! And all those albums are pretty defendable! Like the Lou Reed "ear-raping" Metal Music Machine, which despite being entirely unlistenable must be respected as art? And the reprehensable but deservedly crap-filled St. Anger, which took an already irrelevant band and made them more irrelevant, not to mention Metallica fueling more St. Anger for the collective bastardization of Napster, a move seen as the first trumpet in a series of trumpets leading to Apple p'wning Major Labels, the music industry crumbling due to inability to adjust to the digital age, and the RIAA conducting police raids to catch you jerking it to a leak of the latest Justin Bieber track in your basement. Wow, I am so sorry for all of that. BUT. One album did catch my attention and I've tried to think about it in the past, usually failing to understand the subtle nuances of greek slang and being an "American Personality", but hey! They already did it for me. Kevin Federline's 2006 "might-as-well-be-child-pornography" record dubbed Playing With Fire has always been a big deposit in our LOLK, simply because Federline got burned fo realz. Hard. Widely regarded as less desirable than being brainwashed by evil Russians from Goldeneye, our hero managed to play a free show with 300 attendees. Not so quick, hero! You need the master sword for to defeat this monsters!
" If you're not familiar with Federline, he was the back-up dancer that Britney Spears married because she needed someone to spend all her money and fill her with gross wigger jizz"This is a bad joke, Opinz (UGH. Can I just call you opinions?). See also: the Stephen Hawkings photoshop gag. 2) CRITERIA. The title of worst record should be bestowed due to the quality of recorded content and production as well as poor subject material. While K-Mart's lyrics are juvenile to say the ABOLUT least, they genuinely try to make typical rap conversation, like "how hot are you, in terms of a solid object turning into a liquid?" and "what are you going to do to your girlfriend?" and "how much are your rhymes worth, monetarily?" Although his answers to these are pretty uninspired, he does follow convention! This probably explains why he is the Boston Market of rappers. But Boston Market is still in business, so point proven? 3) THIS: "Whoever the f*ck produced this album decided that every line should be followed by a whispered voice repeating the last word, which is one of the cheesiest hip-hop effects ever devised, ranking along side auto-tuner, steel drums, and Ja Rule." Now I have to agree that steel drums and Ja Rule are terrible. But auto-tune, although overused, was important to a lot of important hip-hopping, not to mention the trademark sounds of Celine Deon for COUNTLESS sketch comedies about her voice AND countless sketches featuring T-Pain. Nothing spanning so much hilarity can be bad for you! I do agree with the puzzling observation that he continually refers to himself as "The Pancake Man". That's some funny stuff! But I think that Opinz (ugh) would think it meant something diffrent if it was Lil' Wayne calling himself the Pancake Man, like he is all drizzled in sizzurp? Or maybe the Fed thinks he is just a flat piece of pancake mix on the griddle? I don't know, I think he might not be too familiar with the concept of metaphors and wordplay, he spends a lot of time being literal, or as he probably calls it "real for my streetsigns". He calls himself Captain Hook, but doesn't mean like he is like the Captain Morgan commercial for the guy who drinks rum and writes awesome beats with a catchy chorus, he just means a pirate. That is just MISSED OPPORTUNITY, K! Like letting someone else invent Booty Popsicles (patent pending)! But at the end of the day, K-Nerd just wanted to give his grandkids something to be proud of, isn't that all we want to be in life? It is just too bad it turned out to be the equivalent of years of frustration and mockery from their peers, and later, their children. Plus this record was pulled from stores. If America realized how bad it was, then it does not meet my criteria for worst record, because it is both obviously bad and widely known as a joke. So, at the end of the movie, Baeble finally defeats Federline in a street fight as Opinz watches from above the highway, a ghost, and then "Eye Of The Tiger" plays and people demand their money back. But, before I sleep, a reader of their site has an Opinz of his own about Special K and his music:
Manuel Nichols Says: March 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm i like this song!!!Booty Pop&trade. That is all for this installment of WROAT. Sorry for all my Opinz (ugh) but remember, they are all opinions! Words are just words, but Playing With Fire has killed the buzz at several social functions by being terrible. This is Captain Hook saying: spin some Weezy, and please drink responsibly.-joe puglisi P.S. Special thanks to Opinz, whoever you are, for either being such a good sport or just not giving a K-Fed what we're saying here. You are welcome to join our hunt any day, because we all want the same thing; to laugh at the expense of someone's art. Goodnight everybody! P.P.S. I won five dollars for successfully incorporating "Booty Pop&trade" into this article five times. I told you I could do anything, MOM!
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