Published Dec 10, 2010Though we love bringing you in-depth coverage about your favourite new releases, tours and other tidbits of news, we at Exclaim! must admit our guilty pleasure to you: artist beefs. There's nothing quite as satisfying as watching the biggest and most egotistical music makers unravel in fits of jealousy and hurt feelings. This year was no different, as artists turned on each other via diss tracks, ironic T-shirts and Twitter trash talk. So without further ado, we now present you with 2010 in beefs.
10. Friendly Fires vs. MGMT
MGMT's sophomore album Congratulations was a divisive record for fans, trading in the band's addictive electro-pop for elements of psych and guitar rock. When discussing their next album, UK dance pop trio Friendly Fires said they wouldn't go down that same route. "I really hope we are not going to do what MGMT did," the band's Edd Gibson told the press. "Whatever it is they have done, we want to steer well clear of it. I don't understand why they would make such a leap: go from great pop songs to just any old acoustic music played in anyone's bedroom." Ouch!