...And with the "NO U," the discussion becomes dead.
Hence we see the problems of the whole "Stop being so negative, start being positive, so I can be negative about your negativity" attack: endless reflexivity.
Sorry, that was an underhanded joke with the "NO U" comment.
You missed a link in your chain. You're also telling the bands to stop being negative in a matter of words (through commentary, however undirect). It's a viscious cycle, huh? Endless reflexivity indeed!
I don't know... if I did decide to start writing again I don't think I could be bothered trawling through the newer, low tier stuff and getting disgruntled about it lacking any emphatic quality. I'd perhaps like to explore different ways of expressing what made the classic stuff the way it was. I don't think anyone has ever nailed that, sometimes we're too scientific in our approach, sometimes we're too romantic. I also find that sometimes we try to be too educating in our writing, and other times when we're being reflective we try to be too vague and esoteric 'if you don't get this you're obviously not elite and can't listen to it.'
At least that's the feeling I got after recently re-reading some stuff that both others and myself had written 2-3 years ago. And even some more recent editions too.
Oh, and re-writing Prozak spiels and applying them to completely different albums like the original poster (and too many others, mind you) gets boring. You're witty, but not exactly zealous and you offer no real solutions or new information. Which isn't useful in a world where I get information bytes shoved in my face every where I go.