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Old 03-18-2008, 01:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Saw them perform on SNL this weekend. Thought they were extremely uninteresting, Yet that always seems to be the case lately with whatever the new hyped band happens to be.
Yeah? Which bands? Examples pls.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I think a great recent example is The Shins. I really don't see what's so extraordinary about them.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I think a great recent example is The Shins. I really don't see what's so extraordinary about them.
Ok, pattern emerging. Lemme guess: you don't like the whole super-sweet extra-saccharine sugary melody-based side of the indie [baroque] pop scene. Am I right?

If so, fair enough. I agree that it's an acquired taste. It took me a while to like. The Shins are a little too sweet for my tastes I'd say, but I mean, they're clearly the best at what it is that they do.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Ok, pattern emerging. Lemme guess: you don't like the whole super-sweet extra-saccharine sugary melody-based side of the indie [baroque] pop scene. Am I right?
Yes. I'm waiting for the whole phase to blow over. I do like The Arcade Fire Quite a bit though. I don't know if you file them in the same category.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
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THE SHINS ARE THE GREATEST FUCKING INDIE POP BAND OF THIS CENTURY!!
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THE SHINS ARE THE GREATEST FUCKING INDIE POP BAND OF THIS CENTURY!!
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Yes, and being the greatest indie pop band of the century puts them somewhere smack dab in the middle of boring mediocrity as far as music in general is concerned (IMO)
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Yes, and being the greatest indie pop band of the century puts them somewhere smack dab in the middle of boring mediocrity as far as music in general is concerned (IMO)
Again, the difference lies purely in how much one likes the more recent batch of indie pop. I think the current indie pop scene is, well, brilliant - one of the better things going in current indie/alternative music. Those who oppose it are automatically going to hate Vampire Weekend, they won't even recognize the 'point' that they're great melody craftsmen (i.e. what everybody else and his/her dog seems to think) out of raw hatred for the style: the melodies wouldn't resonate with such a person to begin with because they are so contrary to the style they appreciate. On the basis of what I've seen from more than a couple of friends, some people who actually like recent indie pop have just decided they hated it from a couple of songs and never downloaded the whole album... and for what reason? Because it's hyped.

The truth is that this release does stand out among very recent indie pop releases of the same sort. It is no surprise that it has been hyped - it has more catchy melodies and more [hypothetically] mainstream credentials than most of the rest of the pack.
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Yes, and being the greatest indie pop band of the century puts them somewhere smack dab in the middle of boring mediocrity as far as music in general is concerned (IMO)
I could say the same thing about The Wu Tang Clan...
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