Saint Etienne think David Guetta, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Calvin Harris etc are turning the pop charts to "mulch".
The band admitted that they were turned off by lead collabacriminal Guetta's quest for his own glory. "If he didn’t plaster his name all over the records he worked on," they pointed out, "he'd be seen as a much more intriguing figure."
While on paper, the charts should be good, Bob Saint Etienne admitted it's all a bit samey to him. "If somebody had said to me a few years ago that the predominant sound now, in 2012, would be early 90s rave and hip hop… I would have thought that was fucking brilliant," he told CMU with an excellent grasp of comic timing.