Wokeness giveth, and wokeness taketh away. Without the identity politics hype, nobody would be comparing PWR BTTM to the Beatles or Husker Du, but they did because, hey, what are you, some kind of bigot?
And then after “allegations” of abuse, everyone had to back off, lest people be contaminated by proxy. “What are you, a rape apologist?”
If there is a more perfect metaphor for what’s wrong with millennial cultural criticism than PWR BTTM, I’m hard pressed to find it.