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Oceana: The TideThe Tide (2008)
Reviewer Rating: 1
Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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I hate when people say, ďOh, I like everything, except for country (and/or rap)Ē when discussing music, for a few reasons. First, such a statement implies that you have almost no taste in and no opinion on music whatsoever, except for country. This means you rank The Beatles on the same level as your average white supremacy band like Prussia Blue. This means you like Limp Bizkitís last album as much as The Clashís first one. And I know you donít mean that. Secondly, I hate it because I know youíre lying. There is no way you like For the Fatherland as much as Rubber Soul. No freaking way. And finally, I hate this sort of statement because it implies it is possible to hate an entire genre. Thinking in those terms is demeaning to art. Musicians should not be guided by genre labels, because that is too restrictive, and neither should listeners. Listen to bands, not genres.
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