I also enjoy "intelligent" pop music - so basically I hardly listen to pop music anymore.
However, I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I first heard (and saw) Maroon 5. I just about wore out my copy of their debut album, Songs About Jane. Catchy melodies, brooding lyrics, and a hot, hot skinny white boy lead singer. Heaven!
Then he had to go and get "romantically" linked to Jessica Simpson. That was sort of like standing on the North Pole, butt-ass nekkid and having ice water dumped over me. OK boys - I know she's got a body to die for but seriously - dumb as a bag of hammers. Happily it's a romantic entanglement that didn't last, but now my Skinny White Boy crush has the Jessica Stink on him.
Not that I necessarily have to "respect" the guy to enjoy his music - but seriously, Jessica Simpson?! Icky, icky, cooties! Yeah, I know - cute butt, big boobs, lots of blonde hair = men losing their minds and their tongues hitting the asphalt. But hello? Dumb as a bag of hammers!
(Of course, if you're only going to have sex with her I guess her having the intelligence of a fruit fly can be overlooked)
So I vowed to wash Maroon 5 right out of my hair. It was unlikely that their second album (if they ever completed it) was going to be "as good" as Songs About Jane. Then I saw the new video. Damn. I'm still pissed about Jessica - but I'm starting to get over it.