Listen to what I have to say. Do you always hear the people around you talking about pathetic bands *cough*Green Day*cough* and wonder if they are just talking about them to seem cool? I think so. I mean, the world is obsessed with rap. Rap isn't something a lot of people like, yet they listen to it anyway just to be accepted as cool. Have you noticed this? We should all just listen to what we like...and not listen to it because our friends or social status superiors do.
I'm going to have to agree, ESPECIALLY on the topic of green day. I'm almost ashamed to say that I ever liked them (dookie and insomniac, and the first two cd's nobody knows about) because of what they have turned into now. TERRIBLE maimstream crap is what its turned into. It would be ok, but bands like that are ruining genres like rock, because they still cling to the title of alternative. I've said it before, and i'll say it again, these "rock"/"punk" bands are swiftly becoming the new "boy bands". They will RUIN rock/punk, and everything it stands for.
I definitly agree that as you grow up, your music can change as well, but with greenday, it appeared to me that the FOCUS changed as well. It changed from making music to making money.
Rap's awesome - I'm not saying that to seem cool or whatever. But I've liked it ever since Public Enemy XD
-But I do agree. I know a lot of people who seem to fake to like Hip Hop just to seem in.
My favourite types of music are rock, metal, jazz and funk. However, i still love rap and hip hop.
That's up to personal opinion. I know *I* like rap, and not just because the media tells me to. And trust me, I am just about the most UNcool person ever.
Though I do agree with you about Greenday.