Nicholas Pell is a freelance writer based in Ireland. His work has appeared in Taki's Mag, Playboy, Vice, Salon and Made Man. When not irritating LA Weekly readers with his contrarian musical opinions, he enjoys professional wrestling, Archie Comics, lifting heavy shit, drinking himself into a coma and getting job-stopping tattoos. His biggest writing influence is Rick Rude, he's never read Lester Bangs and he thinks his mustache is fucking tits.
5 days ago | Unpopular Opinion
From T. Rex to Roxy Music to The Pixies, David Bowie was never shy about stealing ideas from the real vanguard artists and making them his own.
18 days ago | Unpopular Opinion
History has been unkind to Motley Crue's one and only album featuring lead singer John Corabi, but it's a hard-rock masterpiece.
I get that it’s fashionable to shit all over '70s rock bands who persisted in the '80s. But the more I look at what Aerosmith did from Permanent Vacation to Get a Grip, the more I’m impressed.
There's a new Metallica album out and as usual, the critics are unimpressed. But they're wrong. It's their best album in 20 years.
This is one of those articles I’ve been dreading writing. For the most part, when people read Unpopular Opinions (and probably anything for that matter), they read what they want to. And because most people on the internet love nothing more than t...
3 months ago | Unpopular Opinion
Unsurprisingly, when Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, many critics took to their keyboards to cry about how Dylan didn’t deserve it. “Just another white male,” whined The Guardian, which has long been a parody o...