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Who would you be more ashamed to own two albums from?

Creed
8 (66.7%)
Smash Mouth
4 (33.3%)

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Author Topic: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch  (Read 1128 times)

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Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« on: January 11, 2021, 11:01:21 AM »
Since May I have been going through my iTunes library to rerate all the songs (since I got a new computer and the ratings didn't carry over). One goal of this is to be able to submit my top song by letter in that other thread.

Anyway, back in the olden days, we had to buy whole albums in order to own individual songs and that resulted in owning bad albums (more regrettable if you realize the song you bought it for was actually bad). Anyway, there are a number of arguably cringe albums but there were two that stood out as cringiest because I own two albums from them. Thus a Deathmatch was necessary. Which double should I be more ashamed of?

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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 11:03:31 AM »
Probably Smash Mouth because I've never even heard of Creed. I'm always confused as to what Millenials are exactly, but I think I count as someone born in 1992.
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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 11:26:32 AM »
Both are awful but at least Smash Mouth is catchy.

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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 11:51:57 AM »
I like the definition of Millennial as those who graduated in 2000 (thus born 1982) to those born in 2000, though I think many definitions narrow it to people born until like 1995. In any event, these albums all came out in 1997-2001 when I, an elder millennial, was in high school.

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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 07:06:39 PM »
FLY don't identify as a millennial, but did vote for Smashing Mouth.

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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 07:39:23 PM »
Creed is down there with Nickelback to me. Smash Mouth made some corny shit, but hardly anything is as bad as Creed.

However, Nickelback is the worst band of all-time and would be the absolute biggest shame.
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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 07:47:49 PM »
I'm not sure I could name a Creed song but Smash Mouth seems perfectly fine.
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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 07:58:26 PM »
I own one solitary Nickleback song.

FWIW, based on actually listening to the stuff again Creed>Smash Mouth. Smash Mouth also does some cultural appropriation and plays superspreader events.

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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 09:47:55 PM »
I always thought Mark Tremonti was a good guitar player in a weird band, Smash Mouth has some ugly politics and what I always thought was corny music, so Creed for me--in fact I'd still listen to them.  Heard 3rd Eye Blind the other day, they hold up pretty good too
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Re: Millennial Cringe Deathmatch
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 09:56:04 PM »
I have no idea any of the politics involved. They're just bad bands that I haven't thought about in quite a while. I did not listen to anything besides hip-hop until I got into college, and then it was just indie-rock/pop and hip-hop.
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