Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Indie & Alternative
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #101 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ugly Missouri
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ayush789 View Post
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Can The Smiths really be counted as indie? They've kind of been co-opted into the indie community, but they're really... kinda... 80s pop.


NMH - In an Aeroplane (obviously)
Elliott Smith - XO (vital)
Mogwai - Come On Die Young (since post-rock is shoved in with indie so often)
Cat Power - Moon Pix

I can't choose a fifth album... there are so many sounds I'd have to cut out :/. Should I go softer and weirder (Cocorosie)? More energetic and respected (DFA1979)? Another odd off-shoot of a more popular genre (Spoonboy)? Folky (Sufjan Stevens)? Required listening but not solely indie (Dylan)?
Orimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 05:20 AM   #102 (permalink)
love will tear you apart
 
TheCunningStunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Manchester, UK.
Posts: 5,100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orimi View Post
Can The Smiths really be counted as indie? They've kind of been co-opted into the indie community, but they're really... kinda... 80s pop.
They're an Indie Pop band from the 80s.
__________________
I don't feel and I feel great.

Last FM
TheCunningStunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 05:23 AM   #103 (permalink)
 
Zer0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orimi View Post
Can The Smiths really be counted as indie? They've kind of been co-opted into the indie community, but they're really... kinda... 80s pop.
Yes. The Smiths pretty much are the definition of 80's UK indie. If it wasn't for bands like The Smiths and Joy Division and pioneering indie record labels such as Rough Trade and Factory, indie as we know it would probably not exist today.
__________________
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #104 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Nosferatu Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero1986 View Post
Yes. The Smiths pretty much are the definition of 80's UK indie. If it wasn't for bands like The Smiths and Joy Division and pioneering indie record labels such as Rough Trade and Factory, indie as we know it would probably not exist today.
I think you would have to throw My Bloody Valentine in there too. REM are another band I would consider as one of the forefathers of what we now have as indie
__________________
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Nosferatu Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 09:26 AM   #105 (permalink)
washed up
 
YorkeDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pangaea
Posts: 3,313
Default

Most people here have just been throwing on albums that they love. While I agree that they're great albums, I disagree that they're a great entrance into Indie for someone that's never actually listened to much of the genre. Personally, my list would be something like:

1. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (obvious. basically the greatest indie rock ever devised)
2. Loveless (introduce some shoegaze in here)
3. Funeral (very solid album that basically anyone will like)
4. The Queen is Dead (basically the beginning on Indie)
5. Daydream Nation (the heavier, more raw end of Indie)

These are not necessarily my favorites, even though I love them all. I still think that these five are the most essential and the ones that should be introduced first and foremost to someone that knows nothing about the genre.
YorkeDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #106 (permalink)
Let it drip
 
Sneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,421
Default

I think there needs to be a Pavement album in any essential Indie list, not only are they one of the best bands within the 'genre', they practically define the 'genre' itself.

As for which album... take your pick.
Sneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 05:18 AM   #107 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu View Post
I think there needs to be a Pavement album in any essential Indie list, not only are they one of the best bands within the 'genre', they practically define the 'genre' itself.

As for which album... take your pick.
Slanted & Enchanted obviously.
TAIGI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #108 (permalink)
Let it drip
 
Sneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,421
Default

There's an argument for Crooked Rain Crooked Rain and Brighten the Corners too, S&E is their most influential release, but does that equate to the most essential? Debatable.
Sneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #109 (permalink)
washed up
 
YorkeDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pangaea
Posts: 3,313
Default

Why not all of them?
YorkeDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 09:26 AM   #110 (permalink)
Live by the Sword
 
Howard the Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 9,039
Default

Wowee Zowee
__________________


Malaise is THE dominant human predilection.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Virgin View Post
what? i don't understand you. farming is for vegetables, not for meat. if ou disagree with a farming practice, you disagree on a vegetable. unless you have a different definition of farming.
Howard the Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.