Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Smackdown!: Devo vs. Il Divo

Image hosting by Photobucket Devo

Who?: Five wacky guys who turned punk, pop, and dance music upside down.

Pros: Made great videos. Best slogan a band ever had ("Are we not men? No, we are Devo."). Founding member went on to score Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Funny. Looked smashing with upside-down plastic flowerpots on their heads.

Cons: Not terribly listenable, at least while sober. Sort of one-joke funny.

Image hosting by Photobucket Il Divo

Who?: Four guys who turned the idea of classical pop upside ... Er, no. Four guys who took the idea of classical pop and ... um. Let's just make it "four guys" and leave it at that.

Pros: Second album debuted at the top of the Billboard pop chart. Members wear suits well.

Cons: Produced by American Idol's Simon Cowell. Worst slogan ever ("Il Divo: We look good in suits."). Makes Josh Groban look edgy. Takes most insufferable parts of pop and puts them together with the most boring parts of classical.

Winner: Devo, by a landslide. Gotta love those flowerpot hats.


MsYvone said...

Okay, Like, I was watching Sponge Bob the other day? and I saw this weird commerical? Like it was all these kids in a group called Devo 2.0 And like, I was really confused?

Like, whats with that?

Gina said...

Hands down, DEVO. No clever comment. Sorry.