I bought Rage against the Machine.

In this amazing race for the #1 Christmas single, I think Rage against the Machine deserve the spot.

Why?

Well, I could say this isn't a personal thing against Cowell, Cole et.al and the mindless drivel that is X Factor. But it's not the truth.

This is indeed personal. I am fed up of the "powers that be" in TV pumping out mindless, over-hyped, piss poor drivel that is the endless number of talent shows and manufacturing insipid but not unattractive "musicians". These people are NOT musicians. They are glorified karaoke singers with an ability to hold a tune. They seldom know how to read music, or how to compose a song, or even - shockingly - how to play a musical instrument.

Rage against the Machine is our rock fans personal way of saying "er... we're here". We buy a SELECTION of tracks and albums throughout the year, so the singles chart is hardly valid now is it? but when we pull together we can even scare Cowell.

Keep it up Rock Fans!