Croy Music Miscellany author and general rabble-rouser Jamesversion1 has imagined a world where the 7 deadly sins play a part in music and he has held some of the world’s biggest artists to account. Well, maybe. Jamesversion1 is judge, jury and executioner, after all.
Wrath: Are the Foo Fighters guilty of Wrath, or is it more convenient to stretch Wrath to Anger for the purposes of a good article. JV1 certainly thinks so.
Envy: Oasis, and specifically the parka wearing, shade donning brothers Liam and Noel. There is a school of thought that suggests they may be envious of 60s bands like, say, The Beatles. What do you think?
Greed: Jay-Z, the former drug dealing hoodlum. Now an owner of more businesses than Donald Trump and the husband of the rather pretty Beyonce Knowles. Jamesversion1 has Jay-Z in the dock with Greed the charge.
Sloth: Max Martin. “Who he?” you ask. Well, Jamesversion1 knows and has the songwriting Scandinavian in his sights with a charge of Sloth aimed at Max.
Lust (Bad): Color Me Badd, Janet Jackson and, erm, East 17 are just some of the bands and artists who are faced down by the double-barrelled Lust shotgun. Sometimes Lust is bad.
Special Bonus Sin – Acedia: Think you know your sins? Think again. Apathetic listlessness ahoy!