The thing about new Brooklyn being flooded with new people and getting more expensive was that it was at least supposed to be because Brooklyn was cool. But have we overstated that coolness? It’s not just about getting chased out of Philadelphia, it’s about Brooklyn making choices as a borough that are just bafflingly uncool. For instance, Spotify shared New York City’s Top 10 songs played on their service, broken down by borough. Brooklyn’s number one? The bland, vanilla shlock is that Haim’s “The Wire.”
Gizmodo shared the list with the world, broadcasting our shameful choice out to all of their readers. “The Wire” isn’t even a bad enough song to throw epithets at and angrily call hot garbage. It’s just a lifeless mash up of Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain and the best proof that 90s nostalgia is so goddamn skewed that “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” can be held up as some kind of influential generational capstone.
Shame, shame on all of us for letting this happen. Serious question: Is everyone OK? Are we depressed about the summer ending? This kind of acting out can’t lead to anything good. Accept warmed over crap like this one day, and the next day Junior’s is replaced by a TGI Friday’s and Di Fara becomes a Pizza Hut.