Does This Song Suck? A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Connect to Consume

Does This Song Suck? A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Connect to Consume

It's time for everyone's favorite series of Shacknews Cortex articles. Today we discuss A. Swayze & the Ghosts' "Connect to Consume."

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Today, I continue posting random songs to this Cortex platform to ask Shackers the same question. Does this song suck? Today's song is A. Swayze & the Ghosts' "Connect to Consume."

Reasons it might suck:

  • The song sounds kinda punk, but it is about social media corporations
  • They literally just list off companies
    • It is hard to sound hard or punk while yelling Facebook...
  • It is basically the opposite of punk in a sense
  • The music is pretty basic too
  • 26,000 views on YouTube
    • Shacknews has videos that perform better
      • and we kinda suck
  • The music video makes me want to punch all of the people taking selfies
  • Lead singer seems too damn emo

Reasons it might not suck:

  • This song is featured in the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
  • It seems like a fine lazy poppy punk song at its core
  • Connect to Consume is a good title
    • It really describes society today
  • Choreographed dance segments are always appreciated in music videos
  • Band's name reminds me of Patrick Swayze

I kinda want to fight this low rent emo Mark McGrath.

The question I pose to you, Shacknews... Does this song suck?

Please reply in the Chatty comment thread below.

From The Chatty
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    December 22, 2020 10:58 AM

    It's time for another entry in everyone's favorite series of Shacknews Cortex articles. Today we discuss A. Swayze & the Ghosts' "Connect to Consume."

    Read more: Does This Song Suck? A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Connect to Consume

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      December 22, 2020 11:28 AM


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      December 22, 2020 11:31 AM

      It's the kind of song I wouldn't mind listening to in Crazy Taxi or GTA or (Tony Hawk) but otherwise I don't like it.

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      December 22, 2020 11:34 AM

      It made me chuckle that I had to connect to comment. It's alright.

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      December 22, 2020 11:37 AM

      I’m glad I clicked through because I figured you were really talking about Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody. That song does not suck.

      But the song you posted? I feel like it kinda sucks. Maybe I’m just not in the mood.

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      December 22, 2020 11:46 AM

      Never heard it before, but I vote does not suck. It's no masterpiece or anything, though.

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      December 22, 2020 12:07 PM

      This is gonna turn into a recommendation engine for you isn’t it? I’ve never heard of this song before and it has less than a million listens on Spotify. Seems kinda niche. It’s meh.

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        December 22, 2020 12:10 PM

        I don’t know what this series of articles is yet. I just hear songs and wonder if they suck or not.

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          December 22, 2020 12:13 PM

          I mean, I’m not opposed. Just surprised such an indie song made it to Does it Suck or Not? First one I hadn’t heard before.

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          December 22, 2020 6:15 PM

          Can anyone play, or what?

          I've got an idea for at least one that would be fun, I think. Maybe I should just message you...

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      December 22, 2020 12:19 PM

      Punk isn't really my thing, but this song doesn't suck in my opinion. Just not something I would choose.

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      December 22, 2020 12:54 PM

      Punk music is supposed to energize and this song literally saps away my will to live so I'm gonna put a vote in the suck column. Also it's the worst choreography.

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      December 22, 2020 12:58 PM

      Never heard of it.

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      December 22, 2020 2:26 PM

      I liked it in THPS thinking it was an old-school punk song.

      Realizing it’s recent and they shout facebook.... it now sucks badly.

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      December 22, 2020 3:39 PM


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      December 22, 2020 6:13 PM

      Is this guy trying to sound like...Joey Ramone?

      I don't know, I'm not really into punk.

      This song kind of sucks.

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      December 22, 2020 6:48 PM

      does not suck. reminds me a lot of the Godfathers.

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      December 22, 2020 6:58 PM


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      December 22, 2020 8:23 PM

      Song does not suck.

      Band name sucks, video mostly sucks.

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      December 22, 2020 10:23 PM

      It doesn’t suck but it t feels derivative of many things I’ve heard before. I will try to give more of their stuff a listen though

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        December 23, 2020 12:21 AM

        This. It’s not terrible but it’s not good?

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