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View Poll Results: Which English-speaking country produce the best music?
The United Kingdom 99 40.57%
Ireland 4 1.64%
The United States 106 43.44%
Canada 14 5.74%
Australia 8 3.28%
New Zealand 4 1.64%
Jamaica 2 0.82%
Other (which?) 7 2.87%
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:38 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Flying Nun is an absolutely fantastic label. It had loads of bands I really enjoy.

Could you elaborate as to what the "Dunedin Sound" is? Never heard of that before.
A jangly pop sound that derived from Dunedin I am of the opinion it's roots are the British new wave DIY ethos and the jangly pop of early Brit pop, say The Kinks as an example, and maybe even the US West Coast sound at times. I guess you know the bands it spawned if you are aware of Flying Nun as many were on that label. My favorites are The Chills, The Bats, Look Blue Go Purple, The Verlaine's, Sneaky Feelings. A couple of non Dunedin bands such as The Jean Paul Satre Experience and my personal favorite The Bird Nest Roys were very much aligned with that sound. This is a good link to read if you are interested. In Love With Those Times: Flying Nun and the Dunedin Sound - Article - Stylus Magazine

I am a great fan of Chris Knox / Tall Dwarfs who are originally from Dunedin but are not really aligned to the sound.

If you like books on music I recommend Positively George Street: A personal History Of Sneaky Feelings and The Dunedin Sound by member Mathew Bannister.



As good a music related book as I have read about an anonymous movement. Written with a sharp eye and a dry wit with a sense of sad world weariness as to what might have been. Sneaky Feelings polarized the scene somewhat, Chris Knox was a sharp critic for example but I am glad they existed for this book alone.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:16 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I'd say USA, 'cause they're much bigger and everything gets promoted much more over there
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i tired to think of all the bands i really dig from the us
i honestly couldnt come up with all that many...
it was pitiful compared to how many Uk bands i like

and the only good canadians i could think of were crystal castles and neil young
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:41 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Its between U.K. and America. I'm not decided yet as I think 90s till now America has gotten it by a long shot, while the UK gets most of the past with the exception of jazz, which again was America dominated. I'll have to give it more thought.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:48 AM   #55 (permalink)
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also populair way back was during beat generation (writers)
they described music a lot in books, take on the road of jack kerouac (don't know if it's spelled right)
the music was so beloved back than that they wrote pages about it

so still america, even though uk has great music aswell
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you spelt it right
im a big beat fan.
those cats and their jazz
never really got the whole jazz thing
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haha me neither, but i enjoyed the way they talked about it and beat, it fellt like i was there myself, and that's why i prefer usa
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but we're talkin tunes not poetry and prose!!!!
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true, but the feeling you got from the music is what i'm aiming for here, the same feeling as i listen to that music.
you can't say that every kind of music has this
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i tired to think of all the bands i really dig from the us
i honestly couldnt come up with all that many...
Jazz, Blues, R&B, Doo-Wop, Rock, Rockabilly, Zydeco, Punk, Hardcore, Country, Bluegrass, Techno, House Music, Funk and Rap all started in the US and you really can't think of many bands you like from there?
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