Your Take: Guilty as Charged
Thursday on the blog, Blake reviewed Brad Paisley’s new single “Old Alabama,” which pays tribute to, well, old Alabama songs.
The song received a thumbs down, and was criticized in the comment section as well. However, a few people were excited to hear the supergroup on radio again – regardless of how it was packaged.
Noeller lands in that group, categorizing the song as a “guilty pleasure”:
I know the song is stupid, I know the lyrics are hackneyed and lazy, and I know I should hate this.
……but I freakin’ LOVE it. Can’t stop spinning this. Most who are familiar with my posts on here, know that I love music that makes you think a little bit, but this is my “guilty pleasure” if you wanna call it that.
Can’t stop listening to this cut, and really REALLY can’t wait till it’s warm enough I can roll down the windows and crank this one while driving down the highway.
The term guilty pleasure is often thrown around when it comes to music, in reference to music deemed too cheesy to like or listen to in public. Matt B., however, pointed out that a guilty pleasure is usually more indicative of the music listener than it is of the music:
I don’t believe in ‘guilty pleasures’ Noeller. Just believe in like and dislike and love or hate when it comes to movies, books and music.
Give us your take – do you believe in guilty pleasures? If so, what are your country music guilty pleasures – and why do you consider them so?
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