Best Way to Alienate a Crowd: Bastille
British pop band Bastille has become wildly popular, largely due to their somnambulist, blank-faced single "Pompeii." I know this, and can accept this. But once they covered TLC, it got personal: Their milktoast, Celtic-flair rendition of "No Scrubs," complete with lead singer Dan Smith gesticulating with "rap hands," totally neutered one of pop's biggest-ever hits about female empowerment. A perfect example that #NotAllMen should kowtow to their every artistic impulse. J.E.S.