Monday, November 1st, 2010

The Ready Set – Love Like Woe

It’s [insert proper noun here]’s answer to Metro City!…



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Jonathan Bogart: What if Mike Posner, Owl City, 3OH!3, and Travie McCoy were all the same person? What if Sugar Ray was the most important influence in modern rock? What if we made the introductory woah-oh chant the most interesting part of the song?
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Katie Lewis: That WOOOAAAH OOOO-OOH OOHH OOOH is going to be eating a hole through my auditory cortex for the next 3 days, at least.
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Martin Skidmore: Oh my god I hate this. It’s emo-pop with a reggae nursery rhyme beat, fatuous lyrics and singing (with annoying autotune help) that wouldn’t get him to boot camp on American Idol.
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Zach Lyon: The production is alright in an I-just-ate-a-whole-cheesecake-but-I’m-not-ready-to-throw-up-yet kind of way, which you need to balance with the fact that this irritating moron exists in a world where “like whoa” is such an accepted cultural norm that it can be punned.
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Chuck Eddy: Wait, so when young sheeple use the dependably irritating phrase “like woagh” (or however you spell it, Urban Dictionary seems conflcted on the issue — almost as annoying as Miley Cyrus’s similarly meaningless “like yeah” in “Party in the U.S.A.”), do they really mean “like woe”? Meaning, like, sad? That honestly never occurred to me. Anyway, if this is supposed to be emo, it’s pretty catchy. If it’s teenpop, not so much.
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Jer Fairall: Facile, horribly-sung and aggressively non-threatening white-boy pop of the sort that was the boy-band standard a decade ago and the punk-pop standard a half-decade ago. These days, it’s being crafted independently in bedrooms and basements by the likes of Owl City and The Ready Set, kids with too many toys and too little taste, and all of the MySpace pages and Pete Wentz’s in the world to spread the word.
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Al Shipley: Say Anything did emo synth pop better, and had a song with a similar woe/woah theme first, but it feels wrong to mention such a great band even just to contrast with something this insipid.
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Alfred Soto: The title rhymes with “This song blows.”
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3 Responses to “The Ready Set – Love Like Woe”

  1. Holy hell, did I dodge a bullet.

  2. Black Rob and Mya built whole great (9 for B.R., 8 for Mya) songs around ‘like whoa.’

  3. I think I might have gotten this one into play. I’m so proud.