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Friday, March 11, 2005

Hardcore Britney

My sister will enjoy this.

Avril Lavigne: By The Numbers

Choice bit:

Lavigne, on her sound: "I don't like using the term 'pop star' because that's not my personality...I'm hardcore."

Acts to label themselves "pop stars": Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake

Acts to label themselves "hardcore": Black Flag, Dead Kennedys

No. times the words "boy," "feel" and "cry" appear on Black Flag's Damaged: 0, 2, 0

On Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: 0, 1, 0

On Lavigne's Let Go: 16, 11, 13

Lavigne, on lyrics: "Girls seem to be more sensitive, right? Guys like to hide their feelings."

No. times the words "boy," "feel" and "cry" appear on Justin Timberlake's Justified: 16, 39, 40

On Spears' Baby One More Time: 1, 4, 1

Ranking Lavigne (47) would receive by totaling these numbers, with Dead Kennedys (1) representing hardcore and Justin Timberlake (141) representing wussiest, most not-hardcore thing in universe: 66.6% hardcore; 33.3% pop star

Hardcore/pop star ranking Britney Spears would receive by this same ranking: 96% hardcore; 4% pop star

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