Evan Serpick of Entertainment Weekly looks at what has happened to political music dissenters recently (aside from The Coup) and especially since the events of 9-11. Serpick explains, “Inevitably, such bands have trouble pleasing anybody with their message. The real activists fault them for hypocrisy, i.e., selling records (and getting rich) via one of the world’s biggest corporations while decrying global capitalism. And the vast majority of their fans, suburban mooks who like the music’s crunch and could care less what they’re screaming about, get incensed when the band finally puts its money where its mouth is.” Read more.
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