Difficult as it may be to recall, there once was a time when people actually took photographs without vintage filters. And sometimes they weren’t even to share, but instead to tuck away for later scrapbooking purposes. I might suggest a 12-step program for today’s Instagram addicts, but they’d probably just “Lo-fi” the list, add a frame, upload, tag, and voilà—”art.” CollegeHumor brought this disturbing trend to light when it combined the
noise music of Nickelback and the world of filtered images to parody the “artistic” stream of terrible images captured and shared via the platform. Now if only there were a way to filter our music industry of Nickelback.