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Old 12-30-2007, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's everyone think of them? I just started listening to them yesterday and they're definitely one of my favorites right now. Especially Wires and Tokyo
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's everyone think of them? I just started listening to them yesterday and they're definitely one of my favorites right now. Especially Wires and Tokyo
Athlete are indie? No, no, sorry.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Who said they were indie?
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Who said they were indie?
Well they're sure as hell not alternative! If so, then alternative to what, exactly? They're a blinkin' post-Britpop band like Keane or Coldplay. There are about 17,000 of them. Check out another useless one, who are on a major label but even THEN can't get a top 10 hit: Thirteen Senses.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They're just as indie as most bands on here, theyre on Parlophone and even though it's affiliated with EMI most labels in here are affiliated with other major labels.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well they're sure as hell not alternative! If so, then alternative to what, exactly? They're a blinkin' post-Britpop band like Keane or Coldplay. There are about 17,000 of them. Check out another useless one, who are on a major label but even THEN can't get a top 10 hit: Thirteen Senses.
You're right. Please remind me to refrain from listening to Britpop from now on.

Oh well... each to their own I guess.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They're just as indie as most bands on here, theyre on Parlophone and even though it's affiliated with EMI most labels in here are affiliated with other major labels.
Parlophone's by all standards a major label. I don't think it's true at all that most bands mentioned in this forum are directly affiliated with major labels. If it is true (in which case on THAT point I'd stand corrected), then they would have at least started out as established indie label acts and probably firmly entrenched in that scene before moving on to a major label (like TV On The Radio for example, and even the White Stripes).

The fact remains that Athlete, by contrast, have never been an indie band or affiliated with the indie scene. All their records have been issued under major labels. There's no reason to associate them with indie rock at all. There nothing alternative about them either.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Plus, they're really boring...
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Plus, they're really boring...
Eh, I actually think they're worse than less successful Coldplay rip-offs like the Thirteen Senses.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There nothing alternative about them either.
They're the alternative to deep meaningful & edgy music.
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