I’ve been making personal year-end countdowns for nearly a decade now. With the amount of music I listen to, it just seems like the right thing to do, if even just for my own closure to see what I liked the most.
You know what they say — opinions are like assholes. Even bad ones are worth exploring once in awhile. Wait, what?
Because "guilty pleasure" is the dumbest goddamn phrase I've ever heard, here are some bands that I proudly admit to loving regardless of how uncool they are. I don't necessarily love everything these guys do, but a good portion of it.
1. Luke Danes
It is apparent that between the Roundups, a fantastic serial, and great opinion pieces, that our beloved Sidespin has grown up and become something far more mature than any of us would have dared dream.
The Beastie Boys are the greatest rap group of all time and it is not close. NWA did their best work as solo artists. Outkast was all over the place and never matched Southernplayalistic's magic. Wu Tang was more of a loose collective who lack the depth and quality of the Beasties' resume. Run-DMC was great and…
1. Ice Cube
7. Rotting fish
Buds, Ranked: 1) Budweiser 2) Larry "Bud" Melman 3) Slang term for marijuana 4) All others (tie) ... 12,531,671) Selig
To be clear, the rules here are simple: we're ranking the people with MC in their name, not as MCs.