Most helpful positive review
on March 4, 2004
Basicly, the songs are brilliant, original, catchy, performed and put together by talented musicians and well produced (nothing wrong with that - nothing wrong with trying to make your music sound as good as possible).
The problem is.....they've sold out!!!! And when i say sold out, i dont mean because they are a popular band or because their songs are 'over produced', but basicly because they've sold the rights to 'Diamonds and Guns' to just about every advert and television programme possible, not to mention the fact that Tim Armstrong's recently hepled out Pink amongst a bunch of other solely commercial orientated artists. I don't think there's anything wrong with being a well known mainstream band - why not get as many people to hear your music and what you have to say as possible? Some people don't seem to understand why people have a problem with mainstream bands in the first place. It's not simply because they are mainstream. It's the fact that most mainstream bands sell out and start to focus MORE on the money aspect and get big egos. There's nothing wrong with a mainstream band that still care about the music, and just want as many people to hear it as possible, but unfortunately i think the Transplants have started to care a little bit too much about how much dough they're getting.