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Kanye prefers the Killers to TV on the Radio, loses cool points

Kanye WestIn an interview with the New York Times, Kanye West broke the number one rule of being cool '' he let the interviewer know that he wanted people to think he was cool. He also noted his preference for maudlin Top-40 rock over indie, which won't score him points with the Williamsburg hipster politburo, but, to this writer anyway, is a refreshing admission in its honesty. Here's Kanye via NYT:
"I love TV on the Radio'''s production,''" he said, referencing the critically acclaimed Brooklyn indie-rockers, "but man, at the end of the day, Keane and The Killers have bigger hooks.''" Mr. West stops, considers, then laughs. ''"The last thing I need now in my quest to be cool is for somebody to think I dissed TV on the Radio."
Does it really surprise us that Kanye would like Keane and The Killers (and the Fray and All-American Rejects, who he lists as his current fave rock bands) over TVOTR? His production nearly always prefers slick bubblegum and theatrical flash over low-key backpacker brood. Still, Kanye, you can't let people know you're on a "quest to be cool." Here's what you do; when people ask you if you're cool, you gotta be all nonchalant-like: "What, me cool? Like, if you say so, Cochese. It's so whatevs." Calling them "Cochese" always works.
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Kanye can get cool points again by stating what we all know: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is much better than Return to Cookie Mountain.


A prime piece of biased, blind pro-indie news. Bravo, friends. Try taking an actual listen to some of Kanye's named favorites and you might find why he likes them.

Writing music off based on its success and popularity alone is as foolish as ignoring it for being 'indie'. Think on it.


Who said anything about dismissing them because they're successful or popular?

Keane is terrible but not because they're popular. TV on the Radio is also on a major label.

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Kanye is a poser. We should all know this by now.


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