Don't judge Pussy Riot until they've made first album, say critics

20-08-12

ROCK critics have urged the public to suspend judgment on Pussy Riot until they have proved themselves worthy of four or five star reviews.

Angry fans are demanding difficult chord progressions

So far the all-girl Russian punk band have released just the one single, which critics say is not enough to form a scientifically valid musical opinion.

Former NME journalist Wayne Hayes said, “Do Pussy Riot have any courage? Will they play it safe and go for a crowd-pleasing, down-the-line selection of Green Day-style punk anthems, or will they do something daring, such as take on a dubstep or even a neo-dubstep direction?

“Originality is the true challenge for a rock band. Contriving to get sent to jail for two years strikes me as a suspiciously convenient way of ducking that challenge.”

Tom Logan, the UK blogger who posts as ‘Spectacles Rage’ said: “I was disgusted when Pussy Riot gutlessly accepted the praise of hoary old relics like Paul McCartney and Madonna. Sid Vicious, Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain died rather than suck up to Paul McCartney.

“Integrity is death and death is integrity. We understood that once upon a time – but I suppose that’s too much to ask of today’s cosseted generation of rockers.

“Also, I wouldn’t have hidden behind pathetic euphemisms – I’d have called myself C*nt Riot. And I wouldn’t have let myself get arrested the way they did – I’d have fought back. No concessions, no compromise.”

But Simon Cowell, praised Pussy Riot, adding: “The pretty one should think about going solo. Ditch the other two and stop hiding behind that balaclava.”

 

 

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