Keep the Replacements out of the Rock Hall
I didn't vote for my favorite band to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hear me out. This isn't a #Slatepitch or a self-aggrandizing cry of symbolic punk rebellion. (Well, it is not strictly those things.) It is an acknowledgment that some things aren't for everyone.
The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are a slightly odd assortment this year, ranging from N.W.A. to Yes. For the second year in a row, fans have a vote along with the "insiders" who make up the Hall's selection committee. You can vote at RollingStone.com. The fan vote is what allowed Rush to make it through last year, after years of their being denied by the sort of people who still give new Who records four star reviews. The fan vote is likely the only way a cult band like The Replacements are ever going to make it in.