NoJoTo get ’em
though I would say there are bands with way more baggage. there’s racist bands! there’s bands fronted by murderers! etc. certainly more baggage, though their influence is smaller. But I certainly agree that any big popular band has the stink of popular culture on it, and there’s a certain baggage that comes with that. It’s similar baggage to the marvel movies I’d say, but nobody is really hoping the next U2 album is going to blow their minds the way people seem to hope for that with marvel movies.
I dunno, to me it’s so vanilla and whitebread that it doesn’t seem worth discussing at length (and yet here I am). It’s like when people are talking about which fast food chain is better. I try to be nice about it but deep inside I’m like… ranking two piles of salt and carbs against each other is just finding a reason to plant a flag in the ground, but about the most banal thing you can imagine.