December 06, 2005

Music Critic Quote of the Week

"Consider the Los Angeles hip-hop quartet the Black Eyed Peas. Their current single, "My Humps," is one of the most popular hit singles in history. It is also proof that a song can be so bad as to veer toward evil...

It's a song that tries to evoke a coquettish nudge and wink, but head-butts and bloodies the target instead. It isolates sectors of the female anatomy that obsessive young men have been inventing language for since their skulls fused, and yet it emerges only with "humps" and "lumps"—at least "Milkshake" sounded delicious."

Slate's Hua Hsu, in a dynamite piece referring to "My Humps" as "a song so awful it hurts the mind." It hurts the humps, too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 6, 2005 04:19 PM
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