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im sure this has been poster already.
but oh, the irony
Kaiser Chiefs are borderline and fall on the right side of acceptability for me. The View, Scouting For Girls, Keane, The Feeling, Arctic Monkeys, Courteeners Athlete, etc must all be destroyed.
epic fail and sweeping generalisation
Athlete are also better than that.
by a bit, not much.
Arctics are SHIT. end of. period. as average as they come.
their 2nd album was a step up and dey do what dey do good, I ain't no massive fan don't get me wrong but I can understand and at least fathom they are much better then the other bands on the list.
second album wasn't a step up (unless you count using the exact same songs with different lyrics - flourescent/mardy, only ones/riot van, brianstorm/sun goes down - as a step up). their first album is a classic and i can't understand the slaggin it gets on this site, maybe it's because it was hyped so much. they are much, much better than the kaisers
they're not hanging about.
pigeon dectives, frattellis, ting tings etc
I have said this before. The hits are great (minus Ruby HATEHATEHATE)and so are a few other album tracks.
Agree with Johnny ZAZA about the other bands with the exception of arctic monkeys who are borderline too.
The kooks used to be ok. But now are hatefully bad.
I predict a riot
I predict a sensible indie sing along
Pot calls Kettle black
I honestly didnt see that!
I just don't see what good can come from slagging off other peoples' work
moronic isn't it? especially when you can't back it up
just do your thing, let others do their thing and if you're really the best you will prevail. and you won't come across as a cock.
when oasis used to do it, it was actually very funny - e.g. coldplay: 'four didos with willies' - but in this case it's just smug and self-important
there was a good 5 year window that oasis could get away with saying pretty much anything
saying taking ecstasy was like having a cup of tea! went a bit too far there..
The fact that Radio 4 do features on them on the grounds that they are 'political' speaks volumes. Such is the apathy amongst young people that hardly anyone even bothers trying to capture the zeitgeist (hate that word, such a cliche, but it's late...), so the Kaisers' trite, ham-fisted social commentary is what passes for protest songs now.
Compared to, say, The Smiths, a band with a song like 'Ruby' or even 'I Predict A Riot' just seems, well, lame. But then I'm not convinced the music industry the way it is now would gamble on someone like Morrissey or Jarvis Cocker becoming a star now. So we have identikit hair bands and everyman thoroughly-bloody-nice-bloke types like the lad from Kaiser Chiefs appearing on the telly as talking heads, discussing modern life in a vaguely disgruntled tone.
A scream to a sigh to a shrug to a 'pft'.
I bet you the bands they are referring to as 'boring' are all these angular, Gang Of Four rip-off merchants, who they probably feel slightly wary of because these bands emit an insoucient cool that they resent but secretly covet. To be fair though, I agree with them, in as much as the music that their immediate contemporaries (Pigeon Detectives etc.) are making is dull as dishwater, and so, for the most part, is all that raggedy-arsed Gang Of Four/XTC-esque stuff.
Unfortunately, the minute an indie group have the most tenuous of brushes with mainstream success, the market is flooded with clones with half the talent and twice the hair product. I know this has always been the way, but the extent to which it happens now beggars belief. There is loads good stuff out there, but it tends to get overlooked by the labels and playlisters in favour of safe bets.
I know we know all this already, but I fancied a rant.
So, to summarise then-
Kaiser Chiefs are shit. Sadly though, they are also right.
second rate Wonderstuff
why the f**k would the bbc give a shit...
anyway, most of these bands are agreed, boring, but better than most of the pop shit out.