"March is Women’s History Month, and Rocks Off has been thinking a lot lately about the indelible contributions to popular music made by women over the last few decades. After all, where would Elvis Presley be if it weren’t for Big Mama Thornton? Probably still dead, we guess, but you get the point."
This is like one of those sentences where you’ve got to count the number of F’s, except in this case it’s “vaguely patronizing to downright offensive statements.”
EDIT: Bahahahahahaha so they’ve got Janelle Monae on the list, except the song they chose to embed is “We Are Young.” You know, the one by fun. where she does backing vocals you can barely hear.
More goodies from this ridiculous thing (unlinked, in keeping with Katherine’s wishes):
“How freakin’ hot is Sleigh Bells right now? The pounding electro-rockers are riding high on the back of a new album, Reign of Terror, and the most buzzed-about SNL performance in years.”
Oh, yeah, I remember that crazy buzz on Sleigh Bells post-SNL performance. That was when a bunch of people I know who’d never heard of Sleigh Bells started asking, “First that Lana Del Rey thing, and now this??? What’s going on with SNL?”
“Lights is kind of like the Canadian girlfriend (you don’t know her) we couldn’t even convince ourselves that we met at summer camp. The bite-sized electropop chanteuse may be only 24, but she’s been writing songs professionally since 2006.”
Only 24? Wow! Why, that’s just barely old enough to drive a car or drink a beer! And considering she’s so bite-sized, I bet she can’t even reach the pedals or the barstool. Poor Lights! So tiny, young, and female.