I talk a lot about generational dynamics and have been known to criticize the collective shortcomings of the Boomers and Millennials. I’ve also allowed that my generation (X) has some failings of its own, and one of them is that our cynicism can get the best of us. In fact, sometimes it almost seems to define us. As much as I hate it, I think we’re going to go down in the history books as the Whatever Generation.
And I admit it – I have my own cynical streak, and sometimes it threatens to take over completely. Like so many of my fellow Xers, I can be quite snarky. Snark has its place, I suppose, but I detest people and artists who don’t have anything else. What does it say when I can despise you even when you’re right?
Which brings me to a band I hate. If you’re looking for a band that sums up everything that’s wrong with m-m-m-my generation, here they are, in all their sneering, self-superior, all-bitch-and-no-solutions glory.