Oleander's "Why I'm here," which I heard on the radio for the first time today, stands as the most rip-offish secondhand Nirvana I've ever smelt. All present and future popular modern rock bands please note:
Stop copying Nirvana.
It's okay to start by playing covers and taking a bit of style from a group, but, although I find myself against calling out bands for ripping things from other bands, in this instance, and whereever else I find it hypocritically convenient for me, I shall preach it (Decemberist's "We Both Go Down Together" [still strong, though] = REM's "Losing My Religion," Drake Equation's "Bittersweet" (I think) = Green Day's "Brain Stew," Creed = Stone Temple Pilots + Pearl Jam). Etc.
Oh yeah, and (thanks Matt) The Decemberists are coming to Tallahassee in the late Septemberish...!
That's nearly as exciting as Tuesday's Weezer concert. I know they won't play it, by my personal, wishful thinking, request would be "Across the Sea".