"Lyrics are stupid. Music needs to SOUND good." They're two points that are totally separate and yet are often conflated with one another, and have been ruining modern music for at least ten years now. A piece of my soul may well have died reading it, yet I have to applaud Mark Waid because it kind of captures the youth of today spot-on.
The comic as a whole is excellent though, finally explaining to readers the dreaded "lipstick incident" that caused Archie and Betty, Riverdale High's most unbreakupable couple to, well...break up. It's a familiar story: they start listening to people outside the relationship. The most terrifying real life villain--two high-school kids--kick things off by essentially telling Betty she doesn't know how to gender right. This leads to a Hollywood-esque "makeover" where Betty goes from tomboy to super girly girl, then goes on a "date date" with her boyfriend Archie, which is incredibly awkward because when you've been together that long all the traditional aspects of dating were never there in the first place--they're just two people who enjoy one another's company and happen to like making out. Betty senses the awkwardness and gets pissed because "I've seen you look at girls who look like this", and that's what makes it perfect.
Archie has the right to feel weirded out, because she changed the parameters of their relationship without asking, and Betty has the right to be angry because he should already understand that she's the same person on the inside, and ultimately they're both idiots because they should've talked this out with one another instead of just screaming, but it all works because teenagers are stupid and don't know any better. I haven't been this invested in a teenage relationship since Cory and Topanga, so I'm going to say we're on the right track.