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My mate says the Courteeners sound like a poor version of the Smiths, I am not sure what does everyone think ?
or your mate has hearing issues
The Courteeners are
I'm sure they'd like to be the new Smiths though, if that's a plus?
You didn't have Definitely Maybe in your CD player for weeks on end...
Morrissey needs to give up more than Oasis do. There is still a place for beer swiggling rock 'n' roll... Not Morrissey humming and harring and race-hating his way through songs.
About THE SMITHS...
Morrissey is the equivalent of the Manc Tom Jones these days. With some Jim Davidson thrown in.
Because they are fucking gash.
they are better
Pah, they're not even the new Smurfs.
that got me laughing.
The courteeners suck. The Smiths don't!
Probably the worst thing Ive heard all day
they're by no means terrible, but obviously not good. So please everyone, get a grip.
Obviously they're no where near as amazing as the smiths.
that is all.
but the courteeners are quality but in a different way.
The Courteeners are shit.
The singer sounds like he's yawning
see what the nme is doing to your friend???!!
their from manchester and not london! please they must be shit if their not from down here!
... but I cannot find one post in this thread that attacks them for being Northern.
I'm from the North, yet would still rather fellate a hedgehog than listen to the Courteeners. They can't evil spell their own name, for God's sake!!!
i'm sure there are plenty of hedgehogs willing to take you up on that offer...
the whole fellating a hedgehog thing is only a worst case scenario....
both spellings are silly.
Replace it with "heavily pet a badger".
Either way, the point still stands!!!
I have never seen so much stupid in one person. I LOVE YOU.
The Smiths? No. Bizarro comparison.
They sound like a polished Libertines. I love the Libertines, but this isn't a compliment. Bide Your Time is an average song and I give it an average score. 5/10
Really bad, that's how. He CANNOT hit any of the notes, it's depressing! "Not nineteen forEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKver"
is that them? That song is gash.
Morriswy needs a slap , the Courteeners may not be original but make me happy never got into the Smiths. am 28 and dont get them, do i need to cry before i like them
that the people who have replied in favour of the Courteeners can barely string together a coherent sentence? Why would you need to cry before appreciating a band?
he's like a morrisey with some strings.
As much as i dislike the smiths it think its really sad that this incredibly derivative band the courteeners have been elevated by the music press into being some sort of potential classic band.
i am yet to hear them say or do one thing that isn't a rip off of oasis, stome roses, the smiths....any 'classic' northern band. their ideas are so boring and 10 years too late. and they haven't got any tunes at all.
is the type of band you expect on CD compilations called 'The Essential Bands Album' which includes Keane, The White Stripes, Orson and OneRepublic.
in other words, boring music for people with no taste and no CD collection.
or How Soon is Now never appears on such compilations.
Give me Gene any day.
to that description.
Is there some kind of terrible music industry in-joke: "What's the worst band we can make huge? Just how stupid is this country?"
Because the Courteeners literally have absolutely nothing appealing about their music. It's bland, lazy, derivative, poorly put together, poorly executed, completely devoid of wit or energy, heartbreakingly average toss.
The Smiths, on the other hand, were great.
THESE ARE NOT LYRICS!
they epitomise everything wrong with that indie is supposed to be in 2008 which is bland mainstream rock and a photocopy of the arctic monkeys, another equally odious band. Fuck off. You can't even mention Courteeners and The Smiths in the same sentence.
I don't like either The Smiths or The Courteeners.
See, I did it.
Pffft. They aren't even the new Haven.
I'm here all week. Try the veal.
as awful as everyone is making out, they're ok. That's it though, the bands that they are being compared to far and away out strip them. They are just your regular safe indie generic band with a charismatic/mouthy signer.
The Courteneers. It sounds better.
and you get
or. there cunts
(i'm sure they wld neck the remaining two letters)
e'er other cunts
I am currently filing them in the bands who have one single I will like for a week then discover they are shit.
But for now, i like it, and that is more than can be said for most bands.
are Buzzcocks with keyboards...
absolutely nothing like Buzzcocks!
Erm, saying The Courteeners have the potential to be as good as Oasis is the most non-constructive point you could make about this band. It's setting them up for a long fall. Perhaps consider your own brash statements first!
That Paul Hardcastle one
Maybe that Long Blondes one
Not that Courteeners one
'N-n-nineteen not out' by the Commentators.
Available on Now 5.