Goddamnit. Seems like every day I turn around and one of my idols does something unbelievably shitty and lame. This time it’s Elvis Costello, who has deemed it appropriate to lower himself by contributing God knows what to the upcoming Fall Out Boy album. Really? Fall Out Boy? I know it’s silly to force artists to fit conveniently into our preconceived notions about who we decide they are and stay locked that way forever and ever amen, but, Jesus, there’s only so much we can take. Gawker’s Ian Spiegleman says it best:
Okay, I don’t know much about current music. Nothing, actually. But I’ve been led to understand over the last few years that Fall Out Boy sucks. Is that not true? Have I been misinformed? It was funny when Costello popped up in Talladega Nights, but this? What shit is this?