Thursday, April 26, 2001

Tom's question answered: Why is this Saint Etienne review so annoying? Because there's an inherent fallacy in the first paragraph. The assumption that no one remembers the names of any songs by Black Box is completely WRONG. How could anyone forget "Everybody Everybody", "Strike It Up", "I Don't Know Anybody Else" or "Ride On Time"? From the moment I read that, my teeth began to grit and I wanted to swat the reviewer for making a baseless assumption about me. This isn't even taking into consideration the emminently plausible scenario that most people of a certain age who like St. Etienne would have been listening to Black Box at the height of their popularity.

That's my take on it, anyway.