I know this review of Mad Rad's new album is old news (I've been out of the office for a bit, so excuse me playing catch-up), but I'm confused. Trolls is confused. The whole thing is very confusing: When did I ever say I LOVED Mad Rad? Sure, the Stranger has covered them thoroughly (love them or hate them, the guys know how to stay newsworthy), and Charles Mudede has heralded them as a next big thing, but some commenters here are reacting like I pulled some big about face, like I went from being Mad Rad's #1 fan to stabbing them in the back. Typical hipster bandwaggon jumping followed by typical hipster backlash, right? Only, when did I ever say anything so superlative about these guys? Maybe my Google game is off (it happens), but I can't really find anything to support such a reading. Help me out, Mad Rad lovers, Grandy haters. I'm fully prepared to eat my words on this one, but citations or it didn't happen, please.
(Also, I resolve to be more loose and groovy and less "uptight" in the new year. Watch for it!)