I dunno, years ago when I was buying a Spoon album my girlfriend asked me what they sounded like and I rightly and stupidly called them the "quintessential indie band". So now every time I play Spoon, like tonight, I get the: "Is this the quintessential indie band?" smirk. Like I'm wearing eye liner and a scarf or something...gimmie a break woman! She has the most infuriatingly selective memory, I swear to god!
But I'm right. Maybe. So I've invented a new game to test my theory. It's like the Steve Albini Game only easier, like Spades is to Pinochle.
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In this game all you have to do is pick a band that 'sounds like' the previous band. That's it.
Now, if I start with Interpol and you say Joy Division...your DiS friends might post: *snore*; but if it goes Mansun to Pink Floyd you might get a roar from the DiS crowd!
In other words only the brave will play and our DiS friends in the peanut gallery are free to praise, ridicule, and admire your "Sounds Like" choices.
Oh, and it's my theory that Spoon will be listed the most. With Pixies coming in a close second. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
Let the game commence: