Anorak | Rihanna isn’t ‘authentic’ according to thunderously drab indie band

Rihanna isn’t ‘authentic’ according to thunderously drab indie band

by | 27th, February 2013

YOU’VE heard the same arguments against pop music time and time again, never once getting any more original, witty or incisive ‘pop music isn’t real music’. Usually, these gripes come from crashingly dull indie bands who think they’re part of something more ‘real’ or ‘better’ because they’re stupid enough to believe that picking up a guitar and playing the same 4 chords every other indie band is playing, is somehow more valuable than anything else.

Which brings us to The Vaccines who have, for some inexplicable reason, questioned the authenticity of Rihanna. They don’t like the fact that she’s the front for a team of songwriters and producers.

“Rihanna isn’t an artist she has 15 writers, 15 songwriters and 15 producers all fighting for space on her albums and she’s the face of it,” guitarist Freddie Cowan claimed . “I don’t want to be associated with it,” he added drearily and obviously forgetting about the raft of brilliant singers over the years who haven’t written or produced their own music.

Examples? How about Elvis

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