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Old 01-22-2010, 11:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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i don't think so dude. clap your hands stands out for me. yeah, they are reminiscent of lots of other indie bands but that's always the case. like i can get a bit of a neutral milk hotel feel from them and they've been compared to yo la tango, but there is definitely something unique here. maybe its that voice, all moaning and whiney i love it. but I think it is also their creativity that stands out. like in "Clap Your Hands!" that **** rocks.
pitchfork says that that song is an example of "synthesizing these influences into a sound that's uniquely their own." sooo, yeah lots of influences in there, but definitely a unique sound. at least for me. if you're not into it oh well.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Did you just try to use Pitchfork as a source of why music is good? That's pushing it, seeing as Pitchfork are always trying to be ironic and post-modern.

This band isn't a 'little bit of everything'. It's more like a copy of distinctions that certain bands carry and melded into one. And least with 'Cymbals Eat Guitars' their vocalist's energy is completely different than the Kinsellas were. That's 90's revival I can fathom.

The fact is, if I were to put an album by this band on a player and let it go, people would say:

'Hey, this is the new ______ isn't it?'

'No, it's definitely the new _____ with more of a laid-back feel, you know? I was reading up on IndieToday about it.'

'You're both wrong, this is definitely that hidden track on that _____ album that was released last year, you guys just weren't indie enough to listen through to hear it!'

I've tested this before, too.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:20 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Liking bands because pitchfork likes them is bad logic. Dismissing them because pitchfork likes them is just as bad.

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I would never dismiss them merely because Pitchfork liked them. I'm not very anti-Pitchfork actually, yet you'd be lying if you said they weren't always trying to be ironic.

Therefore my point still stands. My disdain of this band merely stems from the fact that I've heard it done better, and that their existence is pretty much useless by effect.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:28 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Liking bands because pitchfork likes them is bad logic. Dismissing them because pitchfork likes them is just as bad.

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #37 (permalink)
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haha fight over me. hah wow.

okay in response tho. i dont really give a **** what is "indie" if i like a band i like a band. and i've been listening to this band long before i read pitchfork's review of them. also, if they sound like other bands SO WHAT. this isn't a competition to listen to the most obscure unheard of bands.. just sayin.

and excuse me but did you just say that this band's "existence is pretty much useless" because you don't like them? hahahah you matter that much? wow.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:22 AM   #38 (permalink)
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haha fight over me. hah wow.

okay in response tho. i dont really give a **** what is "indie" if i like a band i like a band. and i've been listening to this band long before i read pitchfork's review of them. also, if they sound like other bands SO WHAT. this isn't a competition to listen to the most obscure unheard of bands.. just sayin.

and excuse me but did you just say that this band's "existence is pretty much useless" because you don't like them? hahahah you matter that much? wow.
(I'd like to point beforehand out I never once said that you cared what was 'indie', and I never once attacked your love of the band, and I never once accused you of liking them solely based on Pitchfork. So your first few sentences hold no weight.)

No, if you could dissect the sentence, I said that what they do has been done better and therefore them doing a mediocre job of ripping off various 'indie' artists is useless. Therefore, their existence is useless! I couldn't care less if I like them. Hell, when I sat down and listened to an album of their's I didn't hate it. But it's completely worthless to parade around with a sound that's been done to death when you could be being original. 'SO WHAT' you ask? Really? You legitimately feel that even though it's obvious that they blend in with a crowd, even though it's obvious they're not original, SO WHAT? That's a great attitude. So what if somebody's borderline stealing someone else's sound to get famous? So what if it's happened 100 times before and it will happen 100 times after? So what, right? It shouldn't matter, because if you can get personal enjoyment out of morally wrong things, it's enough to justify them. So what, then?

I understand you're trying to insult me now by saying I think I matter too much and by implying that I probably try to listen to obscure 'unheard of' bands so I'm just going to end this here. It's obviously worthless trying to discuss things with people who immediately make it personal when you take them out of their comfort zone.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Look dude, I would sit here and debate with you the morals of the music industry and our way of living, but I don't really like you. So, I'm not going to give you the satisfaction. By posting your dislike of a band in a thread where people are clearly going to argue with you you obviously came in here with the intention of starting something. so, find someone else to bother.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Last post here, I promise.

Yes, because claiming you dislike something means 'Hey I wanna start friction. I'd especially like to do it so that people get offended and personal about things.' You responded to me. You gave me the satisfaction of response once. You've actually done is 3 or 4 times now. If anybody 'bothered' anybody, it was you bothering me. I can post the way I feel, and you can respond, but then when I respond back, I'm somehow just being rude? Forget the morals of the music industry; this goes a little bit deeper.

And really, you dislike me? Can't two people converse over something without somebody making it personal? If I was really that excessive in saying how bland and unoriginal this band is, sorry, my intents were not to upset you. Please, don't bother responding. I get it. You dislike me because when I say I dislike a band and give good reason for it, this personally offends you.
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