The guitarist Freddie Cowan said that he doesn't consider Rihanna a "real" artist : "Rihanna isn't an artist – she has 15 writers, 15 songwriters and 15 producers all fighting for space on her albums and she's the face of it. I have nothing against it, but I don't want to be associated with it."
I absolutely agree with him about Rihanna but there's no point singling her out, all the pop crap heap that is referred to as "music" is the same. None of these idiots have ever picked up a pen to write a piece of music in their lives. They are just performance monkeys, doing what they are told to do, singing the songs that are written for them.
Cowan also goes on to criticize Coldplay too, saying that they will do whatever they can to be the biggest band in the world.
I had no idea The Vaccines were so opiniated, good on them!