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Old 01-10-2023, 07:30 PM   #51 (permalink)
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alright my response has nothing to do with the video

indie becomes a genre with The Smiths

they were the fresh reintroduction of guitar back into music after synths began to dominate the airwaves

they were not the 1st jangle pop band, but they were the group that defined indie as a distinct genre rather than a DIY distribution model

the indie sound really hasn't changed since they popularized it, favoring folk and 60s girl pop to any kind of blues based heavy bend music

naturally indie goes commercial when The Smiths (move to) sign to a major label, that is why one can still play "indie music" and not be the slightest bit indie in other ways
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Old 01-10-2023, 07:36 PM   #52 (permalink)
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The Smiths inventing indie is a pretty wack take.

They didn't even invent jangle pop.
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Old 01-10-2023, 08:49 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Is indie a distinct genre? I've seen that term applied to such a wide swath of rock music, from Sonic Youth to Stereolab to Beck to Neutral Milk Hotel to Bright Eyes to LCD Soundsystem. I honestly think filing bands under "indie" isn't an adequate way to actually denote their musical characteristics.
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Indie just became the catch all term for bands on independent labels who couldn't be put into other categories and even when those artists joined major labels the term stuck.

So no it's not really a genre, most of the "subgenres" are vastly different styles that just happen to fall under the indie umbrella because they have no place else to go.
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Old 01-16-2023, 09:52 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Yeah I wouldn't use Twitter follows as a metric either. I follow some fashy types too just so I can heckle them and their fans in the replies. Why just yesterday I made fun of Jackson Hinckle's shoes and I think it brought us that much closer to the revolution.

But I stopped watching Punk Rock MBA's videos cause he seemed like a basic bitch. Like, he seems to think DIY is supposed to be an individualist boot straps concept and that is painfully lame. He did get me on to slam death metal though so it wasn't a total waste of my time.
PRMBA just stinks of conservatism.
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I guess that makes sense.
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PRMBA just stinks of conservatism.
I thought he would be ok at first because the first video I ever saw from him was mocking Kid Rock which is an activity I can fully get behind, but then I watched a few more videos and realized how sh*tty his taste in music is, and then I learned about how much of a reactionary he is.

He dresses like someone from Prager U trying to be hip with the kids, that should have been the first red flag.
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