The Singles Jukebox
Singles Going Steady

By: US Stylus Staff

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Posted 06/03/2005 - 09:08:12 AM by gnarles:
 Let's get an avalanche going for "Hey, we like the old format better". I'll throw out the first snowball.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 09:12:29 AM by ectocooler:
 Old format please.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 10:51:55 AM by J_R_K_:
 maybe some old format with a bit of the new format.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 12:33:47 PM by IanMathers:
 How would that work, exactly? I'm intrigued.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 01:35:02 PM by idunnowhy:
 yeah, without those cute little pictures of the artists, this column has become painfully dull. I can't even figure out what songs you're reviewing. bring the pictures back.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 02:27:52 PM by srkenney:
 OKay, A) I'm going to have to side with ectocooler. And B) don't you EVER say ANYTHING about that IDIOT Stephen Harper getting elected. If it ever did happen... we're talking ritual suicide here.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 03:08:06 PM by ddrake:
 Every column should have a picture of christina milian.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 03:58:40 PM by ectocooler:
 Also, switch back from letter grades to numbers. "ok, so if a A is a 10, then a C+ is... 9, 8, 7, 6... a 5."
Posted 06/03/2005 - 04:25:25 PM by srkenney:
 Oh!! Yeah, that too! I hate to be a "new stuff sucks... everything was good before" kind of guy, but all I do with those letters is try to convert them into numbers anyway. We all appreciate that you guys are willing to keep trying new things though - the same people crying out for changes back to the old stuff will be the ones bored if you don't do anything. Just be willing to take a step back, I guess.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 06:34:55 PM by ectocooler:
 Popular songs just aren't worthy of anything approaching a thoughtful dialogue. This music deserves to be dissed by a handful of people and reduced to a number rating accurate to one decimal point.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 08:18:44 PM by srkenney:
 Okay, now you've blurred the line into sarcasm. At least, I think you have. Maybe it's more accurate to say that nothing posted on the internet by anonymous strangers can approach thoughtful dialogue. But thanks for coming out.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 09:28:03 PM by ectocooler:
 I haven't read any of the new SGS's. I figure they might say something thoughtful. They probably try to. I figure they're trying to expand past funny insults and number ratings. I'm just saying that they shouldn't. These songs aren't worth the effort to the writers or the readers.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 09:58:34 PM by srkenney:
 Well, then I apologise for being snotty. I see now what you mean. I don't know that I agree with you, however. I'm not sure how many of Stylus' readers listen to the radio, but I don't, so it's nice sometimes to be kept up to speed. Especially when it's done in a clever, funny way. Maybe if I lived in a city where "radio" wasn't a word that left a bad taste in my mouth.
Posted 06/03/2005 - 10:25:40 PM by HipHopHippo:
 old format please. i cant read this much information concerning songs ive never heard before. id rather see one liners and number grade, and then ill decide if i want to download.
Posted 06/04/2005 - 05:34:19 AM by JimFitz:
 Ye olde formatte.
Posted 06/04/2005 - 04:34:02 PM by childstarc:
 new format: dud. i don't even like sifting thru my own inbox.
Posted 06/04/2005 - 07:15:27 PM by ectocooler:
 The way it has the email headings and everything also kinda puts me off, because it wouldn't be that hard to just cut that out and also because I'm not impressed by the "reality" of it. "Hey we're really sending emails to each other chatting about the new R.Kelly song! And we're letting you in on it! Aren't we cool for doing that?"
Posted 06/05/2005 - 06:20:24 AM by diddywah:
 " Popular songs just aren't worthy of anything approaching a thoughtful dialogue. This music deserves to be dissed by a handful of people and reduced to a number rating accurate to one decimal point." Right on - old format please. You're getting showed up by us British in your single reviews now, surely thats an incentive for reverting back.
Posted 06/06/2005 - 01:17:19 AM by johnty:
 I prefer the old format too. I think the e-mail system is an interesting idea but really think it would need to be taken another step forward to really work. For one the writers couldn't send the mails as themselves but as some known person, and what was said turned out to be funny/interesting because of the person. Like, Mary Whitehouse reviewing Crunk'n'B whilst trading mails with the guy from American Psycho.