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Jarvis Cocker Hates the Killers, Loves T.I.

Jarvis Cocker is guest editing the Guardian’s music website this week, and his current album, Further Complications, is still streaming on their website. Today, he sat down with his adopted son, Otto, and his child with former partner Camille Bidault-Waddington, Arthur, to review a batch of singles.

Eminem’s video for “We Made You” has Jarvis leaping into action to protect his kids from the huge bouncing boobs spilling out onto the screen, although he deems the song “pretty good.” He doesn’t have much time for Lily Allen or the Killers, calling the latter “so bad it actually made me feel sorry for them for a minute.” I’m sure Brandon Flowers appreciates the sympathy.

Surprisingly, Jarvis outs himself as a T.I. fan, saying his “Whatever You Like” is “destined to be repeated ad infinitum any time someone is getting a round of drinks in.” His boys even started jumping around the room to the track, and then unearthed this version of “Whatever You Like” from YouTube, which may be among the most annoying recordings in music history. 


[via The Guardian]

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jarvis is so good that he does one duet with Lush and one of the band kills himself. I would not wipe my ass with a pulp poster. I guess it sucks that an american band walks into the UK and does head and shoulders above anything he could. Hey Jarvis, time's up, go back to your "protests".


Who the hell is Jarvis Cocker?


He doesn't hate the Killers, he hates the song they decided to release in Europe (not US) called "The World We Live In." As a Killers fan, I hate that song too- it's by far the worst on Day & Age and I have no idea why they decided to release it. But yeah, I sense no hatred in his tone, it actually sounds like he has a soft spot for them from the way he teases Brandon. Anyway. You're an assface. Good day.

killers protection squad strikes back

I agree with Jarvis.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

I must admit, although I don't particularly like the Killers, I admire their fans' commitment to the cause. Most bands can't rouse such passion and vitriol from their following.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/nick/461770063_f6a8d92e3a_s.jpg nick

Yeah. Did you see your Killers post from earlier this week? Some dude told you and me to drop dead.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Yeah, I saw that. Someone should really make a documentary where they get abusive blog/forum commenters in a room with the people they're posting about. The results would be really fascinating.

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Yeah, like would they try to kill us? Or would they act like they didn't write it?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Oh Prefix, you guys just continue to ruin your credibility with these ridiculous posts. Everybody's laughing at you guys! I seriously want to know why you guys have such hate for The Killers. Did they deny an interview with you guys or something? I know it's not because you really think they're bad, because we know that's complete BS. All I have to say is that their music is extremely good, actually great. They've gotten so good, and will continue to tear up the music industry. So, stay tuned you prefix "writers", you will be bitter for a long time to come. Also Andross, I don't find you funny, amusing, or talented. I'm thinking maybe you should take that dudes advice? Atleast Nick is a little bit objective, so I can respect that.


Well I guess slagging off the Killers and Lily Allen is his attempt to try and remain relevant - I mean he hasnt had a hit in at least a decade so that has got to hurt.....


Killers fans are delusional. Keep drinking the Rolling Stone and Spin juice.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

Benny, it must be hard to drop bombs on people when you remain anonymous. Also, I don't understand how most of us not liking the Killers makes us lose credibility. We don't like the band, and you do, so that makes us have no credibility. So you're saying what Benny likes is what gives publications credibility. Dude, you should just run every magazine everywhere. Rolling Stone is sure to call you right quick.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Daba - Rolling Stone and Spin are far more credible then your tiny little site. Not to mention how much more money the make. Daba do you know that people are laughing at you? Please stop being so bitter. Thanks.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/bennyblanko/the killers k.jpg bennyblanko

No kidding Daba. RS and Spin give the Killers (and many other acts) favorable reviews BECAUSE their readers like them, not because the mag wants to turn their readers on to the latest "great" Killers album. It's giving people what they want.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Who's laughing at us? You? That is going to keep me up at night.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Andross - Nobody's laughing at you that's for sure. We just feel bad for you. We shake are head and whisper "that poor soul". RS and Spin also generate millions of dollars. What about you guys? Barely have your head above water I'm sure. But don't worry, I'll help you guys out with my account.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/bennyblanko/the killers k.jpg bennyblanko

Again, am I supposed to feel bad about that? I'm sure knowing Benny Blanko doesn't like me will prevent me from having a good night's sleep ever again.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Andross I'm not anonymous. You guys lose credibility when you are not objective and posts articles like this. You pulled this one out of your a**, along with other posts such as "Even The Killers hate The Killers", I mean seriously!? I'm curious, have you even heard their new album? Be honest now.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/bennyblanko/the killers k.jpg bennyblanko

Yes I heard it, and I think it is bad--it tries to adhere schlocky, bargain basement poetry to glossy, vapid new wave. I think the "Even the Killers Hate the Killers" was clearly a humorous post, not meant as a serious news piece. That was clear from the headline. You're still not getting the point though--our credibility has nothing to do with whether or not we, in general, like the Killers. Just because you do, and we don't, doesn't mean we lose credibility, it means your opinion is different than ours. And I don't begrudge you your opinion--you like them, and that's cool. To each his own. So to come on here and say we should die because we don't share the same opinion is pretty dumb.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

Rolling Stone gave the Killers' second album 2 stars and has never put them on the cover while it has given that honor to Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, and Kings of Leon. And Spin likes to display a huge controversial and out-of-context statement that makes Brandon look like an idiotic douchebag when the Killers are on the cover. So there is not much love to be found there.

Andross, we're not pissed at you guys for disliking the Killers. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, at least for me, I think you take that dislike to an irrational extreme and bash them for the sake of bashing. Prefix spreads false information, saying


Bennyblanko i don't associate credibility with making money. Who's laughing at me aside from some fans of bands I don't care for. Not sure why you think I'm bitter, but I get happy when I see comments like the ones you've been posting on the site.

BTW we're not that tiny. I believe we actually about twice as much traffic as Spin. Keep coming back Benny!

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

Watch that Andrew and Daba.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/bennyblanko/the killers k.jpg bennyblanko

What is that supposed to prove? Still sounds crappy to me.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

The Killers are terrible.


Who wants to sit through a Killers concert anyways? haha sure!

/site_media/uploads/images/users/bennyblanko/the killers k.jpg bennyblanko

I'm not here to start a fight or anything, but all Killers hater should know. Brandon is a nice guy, really, sometimes his ego gets a little big. But The Killers are huge, they've won more awards then your favorite band/rapper. The thing that bothers me about this article most is that the guy who wrote it favors T.I., you just wait. In 20 years. when they say the most memorable artist from the early 2000's will not be T.I., he isnt international. Not like The Killers are. They've won awards calling them the best international band. And another thing. Maybe you don't like The Killers because your so cuaght up about NOT liking them. I love The Killers. but I try to love all music, because it's what the person is doing for a living. It's their life work. It's better to enjoy it then bash it.


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