Blood on the Dance Floor

Blood on the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor

Not too long into my first spin of Blood on the Dance Floor's two full-length albums, Let's Start a Riot and It's Hard to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World, I have to admit I was feeling old. Because, seriously, when music frightens and confuses you, that's probably the real explanation. Just ask my dad, who suffered through my torturous explanation of the appeal of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. BOTDF, as the band calls itself, is an off-the-wall blend of techno, glam, pop, rap, and grindcore. It's not so bad, actually: If I have to hear screaming death-metal vocals, I'd rather hear them overlaid with techno beats and the goofy bravado that can come only from white kids rapping, like when they "got you wetter than Hurricane Katrina" in one of my favorite tracks, "Keys to the Bakery," which they'll let you know they earned by being so fresh. Every track is filled with sex ("S My D"), fashion ("Looking Hot, Dangerous"), and hater-hating ("IDGAF"), and you can't argue with that. The band — now on its "OMFG Tour" — is working on putting out a third album and cultivating its fan base, dubbed the Slash Gash Terror Crew. The self-produced albums that Blood on the Dance Floor already released are slick enough to virtually guarantee that this will be a show worth seeing, at least for their target demographic and anyone else young enough not to take themselves too seriously.

 
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Nicole
Nicole

Hi! I don't like this band at all but I just wanted to say that I really appreciate this brief review. You did not do what every single other music critic would have done... bash the band entirely with indie-elitist views and a complete lack of consideration for the fact that this is what kids are into these days. You can bash these bands all day but they still sell more singles and merch than anyone right now and they are usually self-made. I don't understand this music either but it's what makes kids feel both understood by someone and like an individual. Being a teenager is confusing and when a band can make you feel both individualistic and included then that is important. I'm getting old and it's time to just shake my head and say "well, that's kids these days". I wish more people would back off and pass the torch.Thank you!

 
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