The Darkness sucks

You know what band has been grating on my nerves incessantly for the past few weeks? The Darkness, that’s who. I first heard about them through Sirius radio and thought nothing of them, but then I started hearing everyone and their mother raving about how good they were. Next time I heard them on the radio, I strained to hear what everyone else who loved them heard, but I couldn’t find anything to like.

For those of you who haven’t heard the music of The Darkness, let me tell you what it’s like. Well, in the words of Scott, The Darkness sounds like a ripoff of Boston riffs topped with a singer who thinks singing in an annoying falsetto is new, innovative, and useful. I don’t see the reasoning behind all the screechingly high falsettos at all, and that’s what seems to be the feature for this band. If you know me at all, you’d know that it’s odd of me to criticize a band whose lead singer sings fairly high, because I like it in some instances (ie, Courtney Taylor’s vocals on some of the Welcome to the Monkey House songs). However, the falsettos just don’t work in the intstance of The Darkness.

Unfortunately, their songs always get stuck in my head, and, after typing this up, it’s stuck once more. Dammit. Oh well. I just wanted to share my hatred of this band with everyone who reads this, because, well, it isn’t often that I dislike a band with as much ferocity as I dislike this one.