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Old 04-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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Which was released in this decade and not the 00's. I've heard everything up to Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and they really did release some middle-of-the-road radio rock rubbish in that decade.

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I've never heard that one before. Congratulations you just won the internet.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Foo Fighter's are pretty rootsy when it comes to their scene, their shows, and even their actual output. The White was rootsy too in a very mystical way, like Led Zeppelin or Neil Young were back in the 70s, so I think that makes them very iconic for the first decade of the millenium (though the music wasn't exactly revolutionary). I think QOTSA had one of the most distinct sounds of any band in this era, but listening to something like Lullabies to Paralyze, though it has some really really great songs on it and has a consistent sound, is a little uneven. Of course there's Radiohead, kind of, if we still consider them a rock outfit (i think it's just Pop now, in a good way).

My final answer: Neil Young.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #65 (permalink)
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How the hell can a garage revival band be seen as a defining artist? The White Stripes? Ignoring my own personal preferences to that band, I regard a band that moves music forward with innovation, exploration and attitude far more than a band that loves old Blues riffs.

Give me the Prodigy anyday. I can think of fewer bands that have united Metal and Electronic fans to go on and explore those particular genres and enjoy both at least in a commercial sense.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #66 (permalink)
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That was my con point to the White Stripes, that they aren't exactly the most original or innovative bands to make the scene. If that were the case, I think the nod would have to go to Radiohead, if we can agree that they are Rock (which I'm not sure we can).

That said, the White Stripes did have a distinct dynamic on the garage rock scene - two players/no bass is pretty shifty considering the traditional lineup standards, plus the drummer only knew about three beats but the songs were still interesting (well to me anyway) and their brand of garage/blues/retro rock was like an updated distillation of all its great aspects, expertly and confidently played and written with more modern ideas in mind; their sound was also popular, which is not always the best gauge but I think is helpful for contemporary standards as it can point to who others are taking cues from.
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If I'm being honest I think both The Prodigy & Radiohead both had their best moments in the 90s or the first couple of years of the 00s. You can't really say anything they did in the 00s wasn't any better than what they were putting out in the mid 90s.

I'd have to say the White Stripes, I don't really think originality cuts it when you talk about popularity & impact. Plus I don't really think any other rock band in the 00s offered anything more original or had a bigger impact anyway. You can only really judge them by their competition and the fact is rock music was in a down period for pretty much all of the 00s compared to other decades.

There are good rock bands I liked in this decade (The Libertines, QOTSA, ATDI) but I don't think any of them survived the whole decade intact or produced quality for long enough to sustain anything worthy of note.
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The White Stripes definitely hold consistency over QOTSA for me; though I only know two of the latter's albums well, the two I know but White Stripes are thoroughly more listenable, or essential. But I do think QOTSA had a more eclectic, original sound. Moreso than Radiohead of the same period, though? Not at all, though I don't consider them strictly rock in that phase either. I personally do like the music better, though the Bends was a really great rocker, and OKC was as well with a little more edge, I'd still take HTTT as far as heaviness, hookiness, and the experimenting is considered.
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I think Radiohead get too much credit for being experimental.
They found a sound with OK Computer that mixed rock music with whatever Warp Records was doing at the time and they took it one stage further with Kid A.

Since then they've stuck to that formula like glue, Radiohead albums today to me just sound like parodies of earlier Radiohead albums.
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ha, I suppose. They may not be extremely experimental persay, but I do think their sonic identity is flexible but still distinct, which is a quality seen in many of today's more praised bands.

I'm not familiar with Warp though, I've heard they're oriented toward electronic compositions, and then they signed Grizzly Bear (who are like Folky Radiohead in a good way), so I can't comment much there. Their experimentation is also gauged, though, in terms of how popular they were before delving into, to be safe, less mainstream sounds.
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