Morning guys and dolls. I trust your weekends were great? My wife spent the weekend at her sister’s, so I spent a large amount of my weekend sat on the sofa in my pants, grinding out levels in Black Ops’ multiplayer. Good times! A wasted weekend, you say? How very dare you. This week should be pretty good – James T and I have a few live reviews for you, along with our regular mix of content and playlists.
As always, if there’s something you’d like to see us cover, or even if you’d like to cover said thing yourself, please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
Anyway, to business! I shall hand you over to Moggy for todays playlist, and his passionate defence of Nu-Metal. Readers of a nervous disposition are probably best advised to stop here; readers with a sense of humour are encouraged to read on.
Take it easy, kid-faces.
Here is some Nu-Metal. I’ve decided to be unapologetic about it. Nu-Metal used to suffer from being an exceptionally derided and abused genre. It appears these days that Emo may have taken the mantle of most looked down on alternative genre. From discussions I have had it seems that the main sin of these two genres is that they have had some moderate chart success and the bands have “sold out” and we all know that in alternative music the worst sin you can commit is selling out. You can be an unapproachable, pretentious, cocky w**ker but heaven forbid you should gain some commercial success.
I know this is not how all people think. There are plenty of people who do not like Nu-Metal just because they do not think it is very good. That is fair enough. Those people are wrong of course but I suppose people are allowed their own opinions.
So here for your delectation is Exhibit A in the “all Nu-Metal is bad” debate. 21 of my favourite Nu-Metal tracks. Enjoy.
Nb. There are a few tracks that some people may argue are not actually Nu-Metal, but you know what? Bollocks to you, I don’t care!