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What If Every Single Pop Songwriting Cliche Were Squished into One Song?

Give Vancouver’s Marianas Trench props for recognizing that there are right ways and wrong ways of crafting a song. To illustrate this point, they’ve jammed every pop songwriting cliche they could think of into one horrible gloopy video. The trouble is that even those this was created as a joke, it’ll be a hit.

Got that? Now let’s apply the same sort of approach to writing a NIN song.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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