Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly
This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and will.i.am.
Sure, there are pros and cons to the band going on hiatus, but we think these four bands should be more than eligible take a hike as well, after the jump.
After we made her video single go viral to 160 million views, she's now a millionaire. Now she's got plans to put out a new single, "My Moment" (complete with janky cover art), and a five-track EP. What viral monster have we created?
The Postal Service
Sure, the Postal Service duo put out what was worth a listen from everyone, from casual listeners to corporate commercials. It really doesn't matter, though, if performers themselves don't care. The Postal Service started off without its performers Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello even physically getting together, instead opting for sending beats overseas for them to get sung over. Gibbard told Spinner "It's just not a priority for either of us. So the next Postal Service record may or may never happen."
Instead of staying ambivalent to expectant fans, why not just say no? And if they do shit out an album, then it'd be to their advantage, because for the fans, something is better than nothing.
Listen: "Such Great Heights"
Insane Clown Posse
As a duo of horrorcore clowns, ICP failed to cover up their lack of intelligible lyrics with fear. You have to give it to them, though, when they invented the album concept of 'Joker's Cards,' which offer warnings against wickedness and about the world's end. Basically, it's the Saw series redone musically, with a twist of Christianity to it. This concept allowed them to put out album after album with moderate success. They've put out a dozen of these musically horrific albums; that's five more than Saw could muster up, even with 3D.
Please, someone suggest to them that they'd be better off pursuing wrestling careers at WCW anyway.
So many people despise Nickelback, it's become a cultural phenomenon where the band has taken on a larger-than-life definition of all things horrible. But really, after a six-album-long march of uninspired mediocrity, Nickleback has added absolutely nothing to humanity. It's time to put out that fluttering candle.
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