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Old 10-25-2010, 07:09 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:13 PM   #82 (permalink)
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That song is mediocre. Too slow while not having that catchy of a melody or rhythm.

The only songs on that album I go out of my way to listen to are 'Airbag', 'Paranoid Android', and 'Electioneering'...
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:21 PM   #83 (permalink)
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To name three examples...
Dave Matthews Band
Travis
Coldplay

To me, they don't have any edge, mystery, controversy, or anything else interesting, so in my book, they're quite dull. I have a feeling that Stereophonics could be right up there in the list although I have not heard much. Maybe Limp Bizkit and Bush could be in there as well for just having predictable styles that don't catch my ears, although with Bizkit it's more of that annoying style that got old with me after my first listen which makes it even worse (Catchy beats plus pedestrian music and a lot of screaming in the right places with very little to say).
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #84 (permalink)
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As Radiohead are a big subject of the moment, I'm not a major fan, but their first four albums are certainly not boring while they occasionally make some interesting news from time to time.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:25 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I want to love so many classic shoegaze bands but a lot of them just don't so it for me. I love the idea of spacey, dreamy, indie rock but a lot of 80's and 90's bands, bar MBV, just bore me. IMO the genre really got it's wings when it started blending with electronic and ambient later on.

for example, Ride are considered a classic but I just find them kinda dull.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I want to love so many classic shoegaze bands but a lot of them just don't so it for me. I love the idea of spacey, dreamy, indie rock but a lot of 80's and 90's bands, bar MBV, just bore me. IMO the genre really got it's wings when it started blending with electronic and ambient later on.

for example, Ride are considered a classic but I just find them kinda dull.
Just as a handle on what you're talking about, are you saying that bands like Slowdive are something you'd dislike?

Not harassing, just wondering the context of 'spacey, dreamy'.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Actually Slowdive are one of the ones I skipped for whatever reason (but I will give them a shot asap). basically what I'm saying, as blasphemous as it probably is, I find modern shoegaze a lot more appealing and interesting than the early bands like Lush, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Lilys, etc.

and by the spacey and dreamy bit I meant a lot of the bands I don't find interesting are the definitions of these words, and it's strange to me that I don't enjoy them cause I'm a sucker for both of those adjectives.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Actually Slowdive are one of the ones I skipped for whatever reason (but I will give them a shot asap). basically what I'm saying, as blasphemous as it probably is, I find modern shoegaze a lot more appealing and interesting than the early bands like Lush, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Lilys, etc.

and by the spacey and dreamy bit I meant a lot of the bands I don't find interesting are the definitions of these words, and it's strange to me that I don't enjoy them cause I'm a sucker for both of those adjectives.
Well, Slowdive generally have a 'spacey, dreamy' sound so don't get your hopes up . Shoegaze classics usually separate people; I've not much of a care for the more dream-pop side of shoegaze myself, but that's just who I am.

As for modern shoegaze, I find it's never exceptional, but it's rarely poor. Classic shoegaze is often one or the other; whereas modern never disappoints but never truly surprises/excites me either.
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"Shoegaze" is certainly a like it or lump it happening in my book, but some of the bands lumped into the early days of the "scene" do have a bit of an attraction to me. At it's best, there's quite a mystery in the sound that's very relaxing.

Ride - I liked most of their music for a while, and Going Blank Again certainly has some good memories for me, but with Carnival of Light, I can hear where they were going on serious auto-pilot with the occasional good track...and the less said about Tarantula besides "Black Nite Crash," the better.

MBV - They only worked for me with Loveless, which may have been over-rated, but still was a bit innovative enough for me to take notice.

Lush - I also liked them as well. Good vocals and well-blended guitars, and their Pop album (Lovelife) was pretty good as well.

As for Chapterhouse...I'd rather pass. Still, some may find them alright, and Blood Music was certainly a serious misstep that went into a more Dance-oriented field at times. It seriously sounded like a band trying desperately to find a place, so I don't really call it boring.

Pale Saints...all respect to those who like them, there's where Shoegazing can get boring for me. (were they actually part of that whole thing?)
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:49 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I think Radiohead, The Grateful Dead, DMB, O.A.R., and Coldplay are all boring. Phish is the most boring band I can think of off the top of my head. I can see how some people think shoegaze is boring but I find some of it (like My Bloody Valentine, Scarling, Slowdive, and especially Lush) interesting and exciting. I saw this obscure shoegaze band live recently for $3. Between and sometimes during songs the guitarists actually got down on the floor to tweak their pedals and boxes. I'm not sure if that fiddling always improved the sound but the effects in general did lead to an impressive and unique experience that was much, much better than listening to the studio versions of their songs.
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