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I also used to like NOFX but now I find them extremely irritating.
but certainly I used to own and enjoy albums by the Verve, Manics and even the first Stereophonics album and these are all people I'm not too keen on at all now.
is still a good album...
a blip in an otherwise flawless musical lineage from an early age.
Anything with Pete Doherty or Carl Barat
You disgust me.
seriously, the number of times I saw them is ridiculous.
Maybe because I've never seen them...
This is like saying "who's a fickle twat?"
What bands have let you down after you liked some of the early stuff that they did?
What bands have you sort of grown out of a little bit as your tastes have 'matured'. (i hate the word matured. I don't even know why I typed it. Sorry.)
Er I like Muse and I'm proud of it, they are mainstream.
There's things I liked at 15 that I wouldn't listen to now and I don't think that's unreasonable; it's being 10 years older.
But I do think occasionally it's not band-wagoning that puts you off bands that get successful but over-hype.
To give a good example, when I first heard Los Campesinos! I heard them in the context of "new band asking for people's opinions on latest demos" so clicked on it with a certain expectation and, within that expectation, found what I heard to be brilliant whereas, a year later when they're seen as one of the best upcoming bands in the UK, I maybe don't rate them as much.
Not 'cos what they're doing has changed, or 'cos my tastes have changed, or 'cos I want to be fashionable or whatever but simply because the amount they're getting hyped compared to how good I think they are has shifted in a way where it has changed my view of them. I find this with Emmy the Great too - I think she's pretty good but nowhere near as good as some people make her out to be and that outside probably does shift how much you like someone. It's not exactly bandwagon, it's something else entirely.
is exactly how I feel.
a very well made point. All in all, an excellent post.
used to love CTC for about 5 minutes too.
Although I still occasionally listen to the old albums.
15yrold me = yeaah max cavalera kicking ass woo!
19yrold me = isn't this just dodgy nu-metal with famous people doing guest vocals every second track?
23yrold me = eugh numetal pap, where's my copy of arise at...
were both clearly awesome at their peaks
man, "matador!!! at the door!!" ahhh so good! but now, they're just crap with that curlyhaired ugger.
1st album - good
2nd album - full of good pop tunes
3rd album - overproduced and recycled
never will be. waaaay too boring.
followed by an album that sounded like some bastard devil son of U2..
May I also add Jet not a bad first album with 1 inspirational rock anthem followed by a pile of Winne the Pooh that was their second effort. No wonder they decided to call it a day..
inspirational rock anthem
Sometimes growing out of bands or tastes changing has nothing to do with the bands status or mainstream appeal.
This especially applies to me - years ago I were mad for Blur and the Manics and all that, loved it, but now I won't go out of my way to dig them out of my collection to play them. This isn't because they're popular [less so in fact], I just don't love that sound as much now.
Nowadays I simply don't want to listen to that sort of thing, there is no calculated thought or "Sell-out, mainstream" mentality.
Plus a lot of it hasn't aged too well.
- Kaiser Chiefs
- Manic Street Preachers
I was of a similar understanding when visiting dis for the first time.
No-one seemed to like anything in the NME, and traded obscure band names like top trumps.
It still goes on, but it bothers me less.
I can't say any bands popularity, or lack, of has affected my liking that much I think sometimes band A, who seemed a bit underground, lead you on to band B who are better at band A's schtick and so on and so on.
i have no idea what's fashonable to like now... although i do get the feeling that me liking snow patrol isnt that cool.
i don't think there is much trading off cool points on here anymore. I think it's something tristramassacre was alluding too a week or so ago. That most people on here seem much more comfortable in their tastes, and doesn't seem to go in for being the first to like some new band.
i definitely see what theguywithno.. says further up is saying, it's a really good post. but i don't agree. if you see a band that are a good local band, or are good for mate's band, or are a band that deserve to be big but you personally dont like that much: then that's what you think. that doesn't change just because they're getting played on the radio and written about in magazines.
They're all selling themselves anyway it's just a question of whether I like their music.
I feel let down by some bands (eg the Strokes) but can't hate them.
but I recently attempted to sell a bunch of hardcore records I was into back when I was 15/16. Stuff like Dillinger, Minus, Refused, ATD-I, alongside stuff like Oceansize and some other stuff that escapes me.
If I want to listen to hardcore now, it doesn't extend much beyond Converge and then mainly because Kurt Balou has the most amazing guitar sound. Ever since Dillinger turned into a shitty FNM/NIN tribute band, I've had no time for them.
The Shape Of Punk To Come is hideously, hideously overrated; it really is nothing more than some questionable Euro techno tacked on to some fairly average hardcore. And Lyxzen is a sell-out little shit.
ATD-I just don't do it for me anymore. To my mind, they're Fugazi without the subtlety, although I'm pretty certain Sparta and the Mars Volta have caused me to critically evaluate their legacy. And Oceansize are basically just a horrible prog-rock band in awe of early 90s grunge, who use horrible phaser guitar effects in every song.
with almost everything there. I'm constantly amazed that TSOPTC seems to continuously generate greater hype with every re-evaluation.
For a 15 year-old with a knowledge of music that doesn't extend much beyond hardcore, I can understand why it would sound like the best thing ever. But really, let's be honest, if you have even a passing interest in electronica the techno interludes on that album sound so painfully contrived. And everything else is just fairly unremarkable hardcore; it shows what an retrogade genre hardcore is that TSOPTC is hailed as some kind of revolutionary classic.
Manic Street Preachers
Wow, what a boring list of drivel.
Oh well, everyones music taste has to develop from somewhere.
Though really the fact that i like Liars latest release proves that i'm just denying that i like them on the basis of album #2
they were like a fucking tribute band straight away.
And we all know how much tribute band tickets cost.
they make a fucking fortune