The decade ends tonight when the clock strikes midnight.
It was an interesting and intriguing one for Philadelphia sports, wasn’t it? We saw the Eagles win their first Super Bowl. Villanova claimed a pair of national titles. The Sixers took us through the adventure known as “The Process.” The Phillies rebuilt and the Flyers did whatever they did.
One thing that was not very good this decade was mainstream music, and I had to share this Billboard list of the top-10 “rock” songs of the decade, which is depressing and borderline offensive:
Couple of thoughts:
- Imagine Dragons absolutely stink. They make Nickelback sound like Zeppelin.
- The Panic at the Disco and Lumineers songs are not even close to being rock. “Ho Hey” is hippie Mumford shit.
- 21 Pilots are whatever. At least “Ride” has a bit of a Reggae vibe, like Rebelution or Slightly Stoopid or something like that.
- Portugal the man is the only group on the list remotely resembling rock, and even that’s a stretch.
A lot of great music was made this decade, but you won’t find it on that list. If that’s the stuff people really listened to from 2010 to 2019 then may God have mercy on our souls.
But on a serious note, Happy New Year to everybody. Wishing all y’all happiness and health in 2020.