Five Reasons Steve Albini Thinks Odd Future Are Assholes

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Over the weekend, famed producer and seasoned independent rock veteran Steve Albini had some choice words for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

OFWGKTA and Albini's own Shellac were both booked for Primavera Sound in Barcelona and ended up sharing some time together on an airport shuttle. A little too much time, if you ask Albini. Steve was so turned off by Odd Future behavior in the 20 minutes they spent together, that he took to his studio's message board to thoroughly document his disdain.

Why was Albini so irked with the rising rap collective? Details after the jump.

Tardiness (You're Going To Make Him Late For Poker)
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Albini, center, and other rockers try their luck.

Albini's poker games at festivals like All Tomorrow's Parties have nearly surpassed the cult following that his music enjoys. He begins his screed against OFWGKTA by noting, "They piled on to the shuttle late, after finally getting corralled by their minder," and we're certain he was antsy about making it to the table in time to get his bluff-chi in order.

Lit Up a Doobie
Who did the dope?

Steve complained that a member of Odd Future "lit a joint (or a pipe, I didn't look) and told the driver to shut the fuck up nigger and smoked it anyway." We have never known Albini to partake in the sweet leaf. Legend has always held him to be more of a traditional stogie kind of guy.

Bitching For McDonalds (Straight Up Annoying)

According to the Great Albini: "The whole trip they complained about not being at a McDonalds and repeatedly shouted for the motherfucker to pull over so they could get some fucking McDonalds nigger. Interspersed with the McDonalds requests were shouted boasts about how often they masturbated and fucked bitches ... They continued complaining that the trip was taking too long and insisted they be fed immediately all the way to the airport."

They Got Paid More Than Him
Swaggin' with fifty grand!

At one point, the boys started shouting about how frequently they masturbate, how many bitches they had fucked, and how much money they had been paid to appear at Primavera (according to their taunts, "fifty grand.") Something tell us that Odd Future gets a little more dough these days than Shellac. And something tells us that's another reason Albini can't stand these guys.

Odd Future Makes Albini Seem P.C.
Anti-domestic violence fans at Pitchfork Music Festival.

It's been a while since anyone gave Albini shit for being in a band called Rapeman or detailing how to murder ex-girlfriends in songs like "A Prayer To God." Dude just wants to feel relevant.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Monday, October 31. Fillmore Miami, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees via Call 305-673-7300 and

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I hear that Steve is an incredibly sweet and kind human being. People often forget that human beings are multi-dimensional. I know he has his opinions, and I know it stirs up some hot water sometimes. But, here's the thing. Steve is right. These kids are morons. Rapeman had substance behind their music. And what guy hasn't felt as hateful as Steve did on PRAYER TO GOD after such an intense feeling of betrayal? Odd Future makes rape and violence against women seem so over the top and cartoonish. Almost "fun." That's nonsense, if you ask me. It's all an act, sure...but what for? 


I'm a longtime big black/rapeman/albini fan and a relatively longtime odd future fan, but it seems to me that albini is just getting old and crusty and forgot what it's like to be young and not give a fuck. he should just stick to his poker games and stop bitching about the youth of today.


You really think Steve had bad feelings about them because they got paid more than he did (you think)? This is a guy who charges bands $500 a day to record even after he has made countless classic albums. Let's see... Nirvana, The Pixies, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant/Jimmy Page- How does Odd Future stack up? I'm a long time hip hop fan too so I'm not prejudiced against the genre, I just think Steve is probably right on the money here.


Nah...sounds to me like Odd Future are a bunch of whiny little bitches. Maybe Albini still wants to be relevant but so do you as a journalist and so does anybody as a human being. Especially artists. So that said, there's nothing wrong with getting bothered by a bunch of loudmouth complainers. I got Albini's back. 


Hey, shut the fuck up nigger, fuck you!I'm cool.


Stop commenting on your own stories Matt.

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