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Kevin Devine Hates on Collective Soul

Posted by: Jason Tate (10/29/13)
Kevin Devine hates Collective Soul's "December" in the latest AV Club Hatesong.
But it always felt to me like that band was a prime example of wolf in sheep’s clothing—or sheep in wolf’s clothing is maybe more appropriate. They were sort of capitalizing on that grunge, alternative-rock boom, but they were an adult-contemporary band. Even the guitars on the songs are not like anything anyone would ever confuse as menacing or anything like that.
 
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11:20 AM on 10/29/13
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I don't know how he could say that with December coming out only on their second album, bands are rarely defined solely by their first album. I've always loved December, regardless.
11:59 AM on 10/29/13
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Thank you Kevin Devine. As a child of the 90s I grew up having to listen to derivative grunge crap like Collective Soul and Candlebox to name a few. But CS takes the crown for being the most watered down, neutered, and talentless.
12:19 PM on 10/29/13
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Honestly I really hate listening to songwriters criticize other songwriters. I have nothing against Kevin and I have nothing towards Collective Soul or that song, but I don't know. Just kinda bugs me.
01:12 PM on 10/29/13
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This is upsetting. December was my favorite song in the world for like 3-4 years after it came out, haha.
01:56 PM on 10/29/13
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k.dev continues to be perfect
02:49 PM on 10/29/13
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Absolutely loathe that song and actively trash it all the time. It's the most ROCK HITS RADIO STATION song. Just terrible.

I actually feel relieved someone else despises it as much as me.
04:29 PM on 10/29/13
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I just loathe the existence of this column.
05:14 PM on 10/29/13
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He only wishes he had a song as popular as December.
09:36 PM on 10/29/13
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You mean the same Kevin Devine who capitalizes on Jesse Lacey's popularity? If I want to listen to Brand New, I'll just listen to Brand New.
10:25 PM on 10/29/13
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You mean the same Kevin Devine who capitalizes on Jesse Lacey's popularity? If I want to listen to Brand New, I'll just listen to Brand New.
There's not any reasonable way you cold make this claim ...
10:43 PM on 10/29/13
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There's not any reasonable way you cold make this claim ...
Once upon a time you could. That's how quite a few people found him. But it's been a looooong time since then.
02:22 AM on 10/30/13
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05:04 AM on 10/30/13
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Collective Soul may be more "adult contemporary" than "alternative rock" but it's like arguing over what genre a "core" band is.

I've seen Collective Soul live 3 times. Once back in 1994, then again in 2001, and again in 2010. They've been awesome every time and have a pretty nice catalog of hits.

I mostly listen to heavier music, but in my opinion, they're one of the better alternative/adult contemporary/rock bands to come out of that 90s scene.
11:44 AM on 10/30/13
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This just makes me hate kevin Devine even more
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