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Somebody Else Doesn't Like Glee

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Okay, we get it. Some of you aren't onboard the Sue Sylvester Express. We respect that.

But like it or not, it is here to stay, so you might as well suck it up and at least enjoy all the Barbra Streisand songs being reborn by Lea Michele!

English singer-songwriter Damon Albarn was recently interview and made no hesitation is letting the world know he isn't down with the Gleeks.

Check out the video (above) to hear Damon tear into the show, calling it a show that will lead to "emptiness."


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55 comments to “Somebody Else Doesn't Like Glee

  1. 1

    Glee is stupid. It glorifies being gay and that should never be done. EVER.

    Its unoriginal and flat out retarded.

  2. 2

    Glee is awful…theres nothing worse than terrible remakes of good songs.

  3. 3

    I now like this guy.

  4. 4

    What a stupid moron!!!

  5. 5

    Who is this guy?

  6. 6

    I like Glee a lot. I think some of the people on that show are really, really talented. But I completely agree with everything Damon Albarn is saying here, I'm a huge Gorillaz fan, and I do get kind of angry when I see some of my favorite bands selling out, or what not. The music industry isn't what it use to be like in the 70's or 80's or even 90's. It's ever-changing, but I do kinda agree with Damon here.

  7. 7

    Most things that the G@Ys consider theirs…are heartless and only for the face of society …and lend to a empty feeling or the heart….in other words….just fun on the surface..but NO real heart

  8. Logan says – reply to this


    Couldn't have said it better….

  9. 9

    LOVE what he's saying.

  10. 10

    I loved Damon's band Blur. So what if he doesn't like the show? I like "Glee" but I'm tired of being bombarded with press about the show.

  11. 11

    Yeah.. It's here to stay till the camp value wears off and it gets canned for some crime drama. Damon is right, like it or not.

  12. 12

    It's so funny how so many people think that this show is just about a bunch of kids doing cover versions of pop songs. This show is an art form in itself. There are brilliant writers behind this show dealing with topical issues that affect us all. The music is just a tool to help tell the story. I seriously wouldn't watch this show if it was new crap music being written every week–that would be a quicker turn over than heavy rotation of pop hits on mainstream radio these days and we'd never really connect with the songs. The fact that it's using music that has already touched people in some way and interpreting it often in a different way is remarkable and actually gives viewers a new OR newfound appreciation of that music. And it's not something new–not only is it being done on Broadway (not nearly as impressively as on Glee), but Baz Luhrmann did an amazing job of it with Moulin Rouge.

  13. 13


  14. 14

    Good for him speaking his mind and not jumping on the bandwagon with all the rest of the sheep.

  15. 15

    thanks for posting this.

  16. 16

    Funny, I laugh, cry, recognise myself in a lot of the things and the whole show is about acceptance and being proud of who you are. It's a positive show compared to a LOT of negative crap out there. If mr. HasBeen Alban has a problem with that, I say it's just him trying to feel special by putting something down.. otherwise known as bullying. If he doesn't like the show, fine, but don't go judging me for watching and feeling good afterwards. He should try watching an episode, maybe he'd smile too for the first time in years. What an asshole.

  17. 17

    Bravo. The Gorillaz does not need Glee to be relevant. God help us if good music needs TV to be good. Fuck this clown interviewer.

  18. 18

    Got to agree with him. Good job for not selling out!

  19. 19

    Isn't this what you reported a couple of weeks ago? He's just saying the same thing over again.

  20. 20

    Damon Albarn was recently interview

  21. 21

    Re: BallinHaterRe: BallinHater

    Speaking of retarded……

  22. 22

    Re: OhJustPickOne – "mr. HasBeen"? You DO realise he's been quite busy these last couple of years, right?

  23. Shaun says – reply to this


    I couldn't agree with the guy more. bunch of crap. I won't even call it music. american idol is another bunch of crap. write your own lyrics, write your own music, be creative. cant stand these shows.

  24. 24


    and this guy knows what he is talking about. Glee is terrible, has no point, and makes a mockery of once great songs.

  25. 25

    The look on his face when the subject was brought up is priceless. You can tell he clearly wants to let this topic go. But he sticks to his opinions and I have to give him credit. He is entitled to his own opinions and he isn't wrong for having them. It is just a TV show, and it does what it is supposed to do which is entertain. It is a candy bar and not a full meal.

  26. 26

    He's completely right, that show is bullshit money-grubbing whoring nonsense made by greedy people who know they can make tons of money off other people's successes, and that in the right package, just about any ninny will buy into it. Fail show is fail.

  27. 27

    I agree with him 100%.
    Glee isn't clever. It's a pretentious marketing ploy, that's neither clever, nor original.

  28. BCip7 says – reply to this


    Perez…There are other opinions in the world besides yours!
    And saying "But like it or not, it is here to stay"
    Is STUPID!
    What if someone told black people slavery is her to stay so might as well suck it up.
    If you don't like something you fight it!
    I hate Perez!

  29. 29

    Who is this person

  30. 30

    Re: stayhighj – Perez was recently retard

  31. 31

    Yup and I totally agree with him.

  32. CocoK says – reply to this


    Re: OhJustPickOne – Uhhhhh, not too up to date on your music, are you? Number 1…spelled his name wrong. It's ALBARN. Number 2…the Gorillaz just came out with a new album this year. This man is hardly a has-been.

  33. 33

    damn he's sexy

  34. 34

    I don't blame him at all. I use to like Glee now it is just over kill.

  35. 35

    Finally, people who will actually say what a piece of shit that show is!

  36. 36

    I love all the offended Gleeks calling him a has been. Someone doesn't like your stupid show, oh no he must be jealous and a has been. Of course. And Lea hasn't been and self centered bitchy diva for years in NY or anything. blah blah blah

  37. 37

    Jian Ghomeshi, the man doing the interview, is a Canadian broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is also a world class douche. He always tries to cause trouble during interviews. his most famous was an interview with Billy Bob Thornton. Before the interview, Bob told him he didn't want to discuss his acting career - just the band and their music. So the first question he asks when the cameras start rolling is about his acting. Douche. He manages a Canadian singer named LIGHTS, who is really talented - but Ghomeshi pimps her out as much as possible doing stupid commercials for Much Music and other tacky shit. Of course he is going to think Glee is awesome… he would kill for them to play on of LIGHT's songs! Probably just looking for more attention for himself and his talent by asking Damon that stupid question. Douche.

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


    Apparently Damon Albart of the Gorillaz has musical integrity, but Jian is also correct in his estimation of today's t.v. show marketing model, such as it is.
    Not everyone is for sale every which way from Sunday.

  39. 39

    Good for him! Those Glee covers are basically Kids Bop for gay guys.

  40. kay78 says – reply to this


    I enjoyed Glee a lot the first half of the season last year. But after it returned from it's 4 month hiatus I was not as impressed. Now it's all about guest stars and Broadway and theme episodes. Where is the plot? There is not storyline to follow, and it isn't as cleveras it once was. I still watch but I am dreading the next theme episode with the Rocky Horror theme. These episodes seem pointless and do nothing to create a purpose or plot to the show.

  41. 41

    Does he realize Glee is a real-life show choir? Since when did a high school show choir write their own music? I'm so tired of people are so musically pretentious. I love Gorillaz but still he is being a bit dramatic.

  42. 42

    Re: OhJustPickOne – He's an "asshole" for having a different opinion and view point from yours? HasBeen because his music isn't in joke of what has become the top 40 charts? Chill. Your taking this way too personally.

  43. 43

    He doesn't even know what Glee is about. Love how he's calling us ignorant when he doesn't even know what the fuck he's talking about.

  44. lolli says – reply to this



  45. 45

    Hm… that's fine that he doesn't want his music to be on the show. But I can see the other side of the coin. The purpose of the show is to show how different people interpret popular songs. It's genius, actually. I don't watch it myself but I don't think it's totally without merit.

  46. 46

    Re: OhJustPickOne – Mr Hasbeen? This man has headlined the biggest music festival in the world the past 2 years.

  47. 47

    I totally agree and don't watch it…why watch half talents imitating the real deals?

  48. 48

    Damon just became so much cooler to me! I can't see Glee or anyone for thaft matter covering a Gorillaz song. Check out Plastic Beech its tits! Can't go wrong with Mos Def and Bobby Womack.

  49. 49

    then there will be that answer of that is art and not commercial , but what thwe fucking hell does this gorilla care about glee , and why talk bad about things that you dont care about .
    this behaviour is a far away cousin of bullying .
    and a waste of his own mind , and now mine , so i SAID ENOUGH .

  50. 50

    Re: Moogle80 – he/she wouldn't know this because their songs havent been butchered by glee.

  51. 51

    wow he's a nobody..like seriously nobody gives a crap about his opinion

  52. 52

    He's a prick. Real glee clubs do not write thier own songs so at least this aspect of the show is real life. The reason his music would never be on Glee is that most people don't know who he is. It's a fucking television show! It's not that big a deal.

  53. 53

    Re: Wild-Guitar – the media bombards us with ANYTHING that is a hit.

  54. 54

    I hate Glee with all my heart. It's ridiculous, exaggerated, cliche. It's like "ok, how do we have to cast this to be ok with everybody? We have the white, the black, the asian, the gay, the handicapped, the fat…"

  55. 55

    Damon certainly makes a valid point and I think he was being more general then specific when referring to other shows besides glee such as American idol. I believe that he feels that he doesn't have to jump on the bandwagon and use glee or American idol as a crutch to perpetuate his music. The man simply stated his opinion on the matter. Damon Albarn is a musical genius he is highly underrated!!!!