The Hottest 100. It’s that special time of year when people who know things about music get to be even more insufferable than they already are. But despite the big push from Triple J for Australian artists to perform well in their annual music countdown, for Linus Devron-Smith (22), it isn’t enough.
‘Triple J should exclusively be putting Aussie music in the countdown,’ Linus told The Obiter via our text line.
‘Unless it’s Amy Shark. She fucking sucks. She fucking sucks balls. Adore? What was that about?!’
Linus has often had no issues making pres a bit uncomfortable by ranting about the lack of female representation in the Hottest 100, but is careful to note that his passion does not extend so far as the Gold-Coast based Amy Shark, who he just labelled a ‘slut’ in a Facebook comment on Music Feeds because I Said Hi beat God’s Plan.
“I love Australian artists and I love female Australian artists even more. In fact, I love all females, even those who don’t play music. But music females? Australian music females? They’re the tightest shit I’ve heard.’
Linus’ relentless use of the term ‘female’ did not go unnoticed.
‘But honestly, Amy Shark is like a fucking sadboi but if a sadboi was a girl.’
Linus admits that he didn’t listen to Shark’s debut album, the timeless Love Monster because the only album he listened to in 2019 was Travis Scott’s Astroworld.
‘It’s got to go back to the old days when true alternative Aussies were winning the countdown. Like last year!’
At press time, Linus had just been shown his first picture of Ms Shark.
‘Oh, actually I guess she’s not that bad.’
Hopefully no more to come from this young man.