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Jsh Alln explains why the perfect popApr 16 2008

Jsh Alln explains why the perfect pop song is two minutes and 42 seconds long.

Here's the problem: "More Than a Feeling" is four minutes and 47 fucking seconds long. I don't have time for that kind of nonsense. That's, like, one-seventh of my recreation right there.

Don't get me wrong, slugger. I love "More Than a Feeling." Those who don't are your basic a-holes. But it's like: We get it. The riff, the handclaps, the 10,000 multi-tracked guitars-nice. But then there's another verse and another chorus and infinity more solos and just a really ridiculous amount of balderdash.

If you've got the time, there's a related collection of 2:42 songs to listen to.

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