Daily Archives: March 16, 2010

The Power of Specificity

Compare Muse’s Uprising:

With Public Enemy’s Fight the Power:

I mean, seriously, compare “Motherfuck him [Elvis] and John Wayne!” with “It’s time the fat cats had a heart attack.” Uprising is vague and makes you feel good, so protest music it is not. Don’t get me wrong; I love the song, but it has absolutely no power.