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Old 05-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #601 (permalink)
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even though I'm going against my own kind, :-) I believe the brits have it over the U.S. especially now
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #602 (permalink)
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i think the Brit scene at the moment is a lot more diverse and experimental than the U.S. Whether that constitutes to it being better is debateable - i am personally finding US music i tad more engaging at this moment in time, in Britian we kind of have quite a sycophantic attitude towards bands that are no better then average - i myself am occasionally guilty of that.
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Old 05-13-2006, 05:08 PM   #603 (permalink)
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I'm not too impressed with recent music but I find that most of the recent music I listen to is british. So as far as modern goes Brits win. IMO grunge>brit pop and the 90s is my favorite era of music so states when there. As far as the long run goes I think you can go tit for tat and both have awesome contributions that I don't the place to judge which is better.
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:01 AM   #604 (permalink)
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I think both the US and Britain have their great bands. They all feed of each other - a lot of Britain's greatest (Clapton etc.) were influenced by US Blues bands. A lot of US current punk bands were influenced by the British Punk explosion....
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:18 PM   #605 (permalink)
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I'm not too impressed with recent music but I find that most of the recent music I listen to is british. So as far as modern goes Brits win. IMO grunge>brit pop and the 90s is my favorite era of music so states when there. As far as the long run goes I think you can go tit for tat and both have awesome contributions that I don't the place to judge which is better.
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these days brit bands are coming out with greater stuff...
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:21 PM   #606 (permalink)
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Aw look I was newb and that's before I fell in love with emo and the UK is like the only european country without a good screamo scene.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:54 PM   #607 (permalink)
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Id say the States by a long long way and Im British! One thing I can't stand about some British music is the fact that quite a few British songwriters get hung up on their Britishness and feel they have to keep going on about it. Ive always hated Blur for this, this "blimey guvnor, it sure is a lavely mornin'" crap that rears its head in their music. Even the Kinks, one of the seminal British bands, fell victim to this later on. One of the things I like about American music is that a lot of it isnt about mommas apple pie and going to the ball park. Some American songwriters do that like Springsteen but I don't find it as irritating cause I don't think he's reducing the States to a parody of itself when he does it.

Its reared its head again recently with the Libertines and all of these crappy punk revivalist bands. Theres a few British bands I like (Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, the Slits plus a few more) and one of the things I like about them is that you wouldnt know they were British from listening to them.

Besides that just about all of my favourite songwriters, bands, comedians, actors, writers and directors are American. American's just tend to have more balls.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:44 PM   #608 (permalink)
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I think maybe in the past Britain had it over America. However, as I am bias toward punk and metal I'll naturally think the country with the better punk and metal takes it. Currently I think America has it, though a lot of the influence is clearly British.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:03 PM   #609 (permalink)
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One word. Seattle.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #610 (permalink)
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