I fucking hate dubstep.
No, seriously. I fucking hate dubstep. It's if trash compactors were given a drum track. The only plus side to 'scene' music-- which I'm guessing is either this or whatever you call BrokeNCYDE's abominations-- is the female fans it brings about.
No, none of that is true, but it sure as hell makes sense. The truth, however, is out there. Look it up.
There's something vaguely pretentious about Sonny and his music. I say vaguely because I don't know whether he deems his work 'art'-- if he does, fuck vaguely, the guy is totally pretentious. I say pretentious because I was skeptical of the first album My Name Is Skrillex released in June 7, 2010, skeptical of whether or not this was just a phase and he would go back to doing whatever it is that kept him off my radar. Of the songs on that album, well...."Weekends" starts off with this cut-up beat with someone shouting 'Pancake'. Besides 'It reminds me of Cabin Fever.', that's all I need to say about that one. "Fucking Die 1"......#1.) This is hardly the soundtrack to angry feelings and #2.) the song itself sounds like the outtakes of the music soundtrack to some NES game. It does not flow together the way it should, but rather keeps a bittersweet feeling in the pit of my already-aching belly. (When this happens, I throw up soon afterwards.) There's also a remix to this-- "Fucking Die 2", right after that song. If this song doesn't live up to the stereotype of dubstep to you, well...perhaps we should both redefine what the stereotype of dubstep is.
A.) Does this song have a beat that goes 'bwa-bwa-bwa-bwa-bwa'? You bet your ass it does!
B.) Does this song have a random sample that has nothing to do with the title of the song nor anything else within the song itself? What would a Skrillex song be without THAT? Of course it does!
C.) Is this song devoid of any melody? Why would it have a melody to begin with? Yes, yes it is!
D.) Is the song completely difficult to listen to in its entirety? That goes without saying :p
There are two other songs on the album, "My Name is Skrillex" and "Do Da Oliphant" but because I'm stretching far from the point I originally wanted to make I'm not going to get into either (especially when I don't know what Do Da Oliphant is supposed to mean). Now, I say Skrillex is pretentious because the first time churning out a turd could be deemed 'excusable' if you never do it again and maybe it'll be nostalgic after you're dead. Calling this 'shit my fans wanna hear' is cool and all....until the second album comes out.
And lo, it did, 4 months later (on an online streaming thingy). So now you know not only did it NOT take any effort whatsoever, the guy is deluding himself into thinking he's making music. And that's why I call him vaguely pretentious. The second album, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, is just as difficult to listen to as the first one was. The title track begins nicely enough...until that random sample of that cup-stacking 'Oh My Gosh' girl. And then it breaks into traditional dubstep.
UGHHHHHHHHHHH. And just when I thought we were gonna get good electronic music.
I'm not going to get into the rest of the album. I'm just going to say that this somehow brought people into liking this kind of stuff. No, it's not redeemable. It's different, however, which is the only justifiable reason why anyone would follow Skrillex in a world of arrogant and narcissistic rappers and YouTube kids getting music careers handed to them. Keep in mind this is a theory, though-- why it actually is popular eludes me because I'm on one side of the glass and the glass goes full circle...if that metaphor made sense to you at all.
It's because of any reason that this warranted a sequel, More Monsters and Sprites, released a year after his first album. This is the album where Skrillex's most likely well-known song "First of the Year (Equinox)" originates (the video appeared in a Beavis and Butthead episode). The video is great. The song....not so much. It starts off nicely and all, and then-- once again-- the sample from yet another YouTube video (This one, to be specific) creeps its way in and then it goes into traditional dubstep mode.
GAHHHHHHHHH!!!! STOP TRICKING ME INTO THINKING YOU HAVE A GOOD SONG, YA DOUCHE!!!
Anyway, I'm quite done in making my point. The next album is called Bangarang and will be physically available 19 days from the day this was posted (or, if you're reading this on the 24th of January, now). I expect that to be just as shitty as the last three were, based solely on the title alone. Whether my post persuaded you into buying a Skrillex album or throwing it out or not doing anything about it at all is irrelevant-- that's just what I think.
And so concludes another Bitch Bitch Bitch. My caption-to-bitch bitch bitch ratio is still unbalanced, I know.