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I don't give a darn about your indie bands

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BigWoof31, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    There are a few relatively obscure rock bands that I really enjoy listening to. Silverstein, Bayside, The Junior Varsity. But most of the indie stuff really doesn't appeal to me.
  2. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

  3. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Former Game Champion

    Can you imagine the awesomeness of a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Pete Wentz?
  4. DubCoffman62

    DubCoffman62 Lazy Slob

    I've found that most indie people are douchebags.
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    These guys are the gayest, most awful band I have had the misfortune of hearing in a long time. I caught one of their performances for a couple of songs on some MTV2 show, and their stuff literally sounded like they were playing w/ Fisher Price instruments.

    However, I must highly recommend Ryan Bingham to the board-real, West Texas [Mark May]kicker country-no Nashville BS. Check out "Southside of Heaven" or "Bread and Water" or "The Weary Kind"(from the new Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart.) If you like Willie,Waylon, or North Mississippi All Stars-you will like this dude. He'd kick Vampire Weekend's collective ass w/ both hands tied behind his back.
  6. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Most Top 40 stuff on the radio does suck, but that is a result of the style, production,etc. To me "indie rock" signifies a specific type of sound, and attitude that I can't stand. I love The Raveonettes(Ricky Nelson meets Jesus and Mary Chain, w/ a hot chick) or Manic Street Preachers-British, neither of which are big in the US, but I wouldn't consider them "indie rock"-they don't sound like hipster bands,IMO.
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Pretty much all music made after the death of Miles Davis sucks.

    This is not a coincidence.
  8. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Been Smooth Since Days Of Underoos

    It would be the greatest musical collaboration of all time...and they could share guyliner.
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    False. Brent Petway & * already have that locked up.
  10. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Spoon's new album came out today. It's consistently good but not great. For me "Got Nuffin" is the only song that approaches the highest points of the last two discs.
  11. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    I've had this album for some time so I've had a chance to fully digest. This album gets better and better with each listen. While I still prefer "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" and "Kill the Moonlight", this one is right behind.
  12. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    Its name is Jeffree Star... And it is supposed to be a dude.

  13. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Pitchfork: Vampire Weekend Hit Number One

    Next stop, the Grammys! Congratulations mainstream listeners - they belong to you now.
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

  15. Six Train

    Six Train TOSU Applicant

    I don't like Indie music because the people who listen to it are so pretentious about it. The irony is that they assume some sort of creative superiority or originality while the only reason they probably listen to it is because it is "hip" to do. All the indie bands look the same and play the same bland music. That's why they're not successful. That's why they don't have a major label. No band would be indie if they had been offered something better. That's why there is a band called Vampire Weekend that most of us have never heard of. They prey off of the same demographic of people who were cloned to follow the Twilight Saga and in the midst of this mainstream-vampire-obsession they created a fad-band for these people to follow. Indie culture is drawn out from mainstream pop culture- not the other way around.

    EDIT: Just to prove my point, Vampire Weekend is classified as an "Indie Pop" band. What the hell is "Indie Pop"? Oxymoron if I ever saw one.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010

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