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View Poll Results: Is There A New Golden Age Of British Music ?
Yes 4 30.77%
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So with the Brit awards tonight all i`m seeing lately is people going on about how record sales of British artists are up & how this is supposed to be a golden age of british music.And I think to myself , what utter bollocks.
Now this may be me being a cynical old fart but how anyone can say how great British music is now is beyond me. I remember the mid 90s when we had albums like Whats The Story Morning Glory , Parklife , Dog Man Star , Different Class , The Bends , I Should Coco & Music For The Jilted Generation all coming out within about a year or so of each other.And I just don`t think today compares to that in the slightest.Let`s have a look at who this 'Golden Age' is represented by......

Kaiser Cheifs - Not bad have a couple of good singles but I don`t see them as being anything special.

James Blunt - Sappy singer songwriter who doesn`t even write his own songs.

Arctic Monkeys - I`ll reserve judgement for now but I have a sneaking suspicion that the only reason people are talking so much about them is because there`s not that much else around at the moment.

KT Tunstall - I`ve not seen ANYBODY say anything good about her that isn`t in the media... nuff said

Jack Johnson - Who ?

Gorillaz - Couple of good tunes but Albarns been around over 15 years now , hardly new.

Hard Fi - Saw them live around this time last year playing with The Departure , Tom Vek & Graham Coxon. I`ve never seen a crowd act so indifferent to a band.There were more people at the bar than at the front of the stage , yet everybody was really into the other 3 bands.hmmmm.

Coldplay - The next U2 , will still carry on selling albums by the bucketload & winning awards even when they put out totally sh*t albums.

Franz Ferdinand - Does anybody actually remember their 2nd album?

The Ordinary Boys - Horrible Jam tribute band , I hear their record sales are up about 30% due to big brother, says everything really.

So do this lot represent a new golden age or am I just a cynical old bastard

YOU DECIDE !!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: James Blunt = In other wrods an American idol type who never got to be on there..

Overall I'd say the Brits are at least trying, that's for certain...
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i'd say that the yanks are taking the mantle of new/interesting music the last couple years...
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i actaully really like the Arctic Monkeys Urban and you know i do.. there fun and catchy witout being overly annoying

but like new bands in north and south america, england is no better not one conutry is coming out with better or worse music at this point in time.. i really like the Arctic Monkeys from somewhere over there.. and i really like Death From Above from north america, and well most of the bands i do like are from south america or england.. funny how that works..
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I don`t mind the arctic monkeys

I just don`t think they`re the greatest new band since sliced bread.
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jack johnson is american
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Well he`s plastered all over adverts for the Brit awards

I don`t know who the f*ck he is
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make no mistake, he's got loads of talent he's a young singer from Oahu, Hawaii(at least thats where he grew up)

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Franz Ferdinand - Does anybody actually remember their 2nd album?
I actually think that their second album is a lot better than their first. Take Me Out must be one of the most annoying songs ever recorded.
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I agree with Urban. I don't like any of the bands nominated for brit awards. The 90s were better, but the 70s and 80s were the best in my opinion.
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