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1. 5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”

One of the weirdest things about music, besides “everything,” is you never know where your next favorite song is coming from. Case in point: in 2014 it’s these four Australian teen-pop punk boys yelling, “You look so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear.” Their breakthrough hit is a blast of big-hearted girl worship, all guitars and pheromones: “I made a mixtape straight out of ‘94/I got your ripped skinny jeans lying on my floor.” 5SoS played this at MetLife in August when they were opening for One Direction, in front of 80,000 screaming girls, the drummer wearing a Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex T-shirt under a MIXTAPE '94 backdrop. Not a thing about that moment or this song makes sense. It’s real punk because it’s real pop, it’s real pop because it’s real punk, yet it’s real anything only because it’s faux everything. Underwear song of the year. Mixtape song of the century. Underwear-and-mixtape combo of all time. And I know now that I’m so down.

via Rolling Stone

I think it’s kind of interesting how we as humans like to analyze every minute detail in everything we see. Even when something is meant to be taken at base value, we still try to read too much into it.

Like say for instance an artist makes a painting of a woman leaning against a tree with a flower in her hand and she’s looking off to the left. The artist’s intention was to capture the figure on canvas and nothing more. However some people will look into and try to find the meaning of the pose, flower and even where she’s looking. While pose is important in a lot of paintings, sometimes the artist isn’t trying to make commentary on anything. Sometimes they’re just trying to get some practice in or paint an image they see in their head. Some people will take their painting and read it a positive image while others my see it as commentary on something negative. Some may even see it as poking fun at someone or something. The same applies to photos. I guess that’s where the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes from.

If you find something offensive in an image and that wasn’t the artists intention, that’s kind of on you because you’re reading too much into it. The artist/photographer doesn’t have to apologize for their work because you read it wrong. And honestly that’s a reflection on who you are if you can’t read the image at base value like how they wanted you to.


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