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tv on the radio.
I am not sure what you mean by important. I can't see many bands being inspired to sound like them, that they'll influence much to come in the future. They are one of a kind, too difficult to copy, but awesome yes.
I honestly think that Silver Jews have been so under-rated in their time. I can see them growing in people's minds, it is a slow burning thing, to become perceived as a real classic rock band.
If important means influientila then the acts that have the biggest influence on the current music scene include The Jam (who 90% of unsigned bands seem to sound like, via the Libertines), Del Amitri (who 90% of unsigned male acoustic singer-songwriters seem to sound like) and Alanis Morisette (who 90% of unsigned female acoustic singer-songwriters seem to sound like).
Of course none of these acts are releasing much music now but they're still arguably the most 'important' to what's going on at the moment.
....and realised I don't like the word "important". It seems to be a way to try to raise your favourite bands into something more significant.
It's difficult to see TV on the Radio or indeed 65daysofstatic as the most 'important' band of the moment simply 'cos not enough people have heard them yet to have any kind of significant cultural impact.
But as I say I think the word 'important' is a silly word to use anyway. A band might be 'important' to you but, in any kind of wider social context it's hard to see many (if any) bands being that 'important' at all.
it was the Horrors. Was I mis-informed?
the klaxons. the horrors are old news.
get with it
That makes sense. If they do one more album just a bit better than return to cookie mountain they will become "legends" , in my eyes anyway.
And its probably radiohead or something.