DiamondDog wrote:Penk wrote:Owen wrote:It's not really worth discussing though, they are the one band on here where it is impossible to actually have a debate however many threads there are, because people just see it as 'you're slagging off the smiths', get all misty eyed about the impact he had on them, and misread it as an accusation that there is something intrinsically teenage about them that you grow out of.
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actually, i was going to post about this earlier today. owen is wrong. if anything, it's the smiths-haters who are the more intransigent. certainly, they're the ones who come up with hackneyed comments like "miserable," "dreary" and depressing when they are clearly not.
Yeah but again it's often born out of frustration at the blithe denials of any more considered criticism by the fingers-in-ears brigade, deny it if you want but there's a definite tendency for the more rabid fans to be seemingly unable to accept that anyone might just not like the band.