Toronto Mike

Sum 41 Redux


We've got the day off here in the T.Dot, thanks to Queen Vicky, so I'm going to step in the wayback machine and see what I was writing about on this date four years ago.

I was writing about Sum 41, a band I really, really wanted to like.  Here's what I threw down on May 19, 2004.

Sum 41

When a rock band comes out of somewhere like Ajax, Ontario, I try very hard to like them.  "Fat Lip" was a cool tune with a cool video which gave hope to my cause.  Sum 41 was selling a tonne of albums and were quickly becoming princes in the pop-punk kingdom.  I really, really wanted to like this band.  There was only one problem.  I didn't.

When it comes to music, your ears like what your ears like.  The Sum 41 sound does not appeal to me.  Their hits are far from horrible and they don't make me want to hurl like other so-called pop-punk acts like Good Charlotte, but I've never gone out of my way to hear a Sum 41 song and I'm more likely than not to turn the station during one.
A popular rock band from Ajax and I'm not a fan, despite my serious attempt to be one.  These ears have a mind of their own.

I like them even less now than I did then.

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