As people on both sides of the political fence are so fond of saying: we’re living in a more divided time than we’ve ever seen before. Whether or not that’s actually true, it is not a particularly harmonious time to be a person living on the planet.
At this point, hating on Nickelback is about as uninspired as Nickelback itself. There’s not even any joy to be had in writing smart things about how bad Nickelback is, because it’s been done, many times over. Thankfully, there’s a new act here who can be the object of our collective derision. They’re The Chainsmokers, and they’re doing for EDM what Nickelback did to post-grunge arena rock: becoming immensely popular by using the worst cliches the genre has to offer, and then taking it down to the river and putting it out of its misery.
Mate, tell us how you really feel.
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) January 31, 2017