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and also the 'the sound of the 30-something middle classes'.
Daily Mail in voice of Middle England shocker!
I love the way it's still a right wing conceit condescending to the left.
They're completely wrong. As always.
But 'the sound of the 30-something middle classes'? Surely there are more suitable receipients? Coldplay for example..
that is for people with more mature musical tastes now-a-days rather than a band for the kids. Everyone knows Radiohead.
Their debut came out when I was 14, I'm now 28 so the overwhelming majority of fans who've been into them since the start will be early to mid 30s by now.
The recent gigs had an audience profile that would seem to confirm this by all accounts.
DiS is a total anomaly, this website is in no sense indicative of the populace as a whole (and why would it be?, that's not it's purpose). Ask 100 randomly selected British teenagers if they like Radiohead and I assure you that at least 90% will resspond with one of the following:
album is 19 years old(ish) not 14?
you're responding to a thread from over 4 years ago. It's like Quantum Leap around here.
Enjoy quantum leap haha
the 30-something middle classes? Wut?
It's a paper for angry suburban types who can't understand the big words in the Daily Telegraph, but can't bring themselves to buy The Sun because that isn't a newspaper for people like them.
SOME RANDOM PERSON ON THE INTERNET, so I hope you're taking notes, Radiohead.
people take the internet seriously.
love it, nice one
If Kid A actually was the sound of the 30-something middle classes.
...it actually is.
To pretend otherwise is as laughable as those people who still maintain that the Labour party is the voice of the 'working class' (whoever they are in 2008).
That fabled land...
definatly play everything in the rightplace every morning on the chris moyles show then
Their audience is largely comprised of 18-35 year olds of the 'I like a bit of everything me!' variety.
The 30 something Radiohead fans that the DM allude to are more likely to be listening to Radio 4 or 6Music.
I dunno it would have just made my drive nicer the other day if that song was on Moyles... I couldnt find a tape to put in...
it's JUST as laughable as what you just said.
where to start with an indie music?
only if you're 30-something
Nobody takes The Daily Mail's opinion seriously, why should we start now?
how embarrassing. Good point, not too bothered about what the Daily Mail thought 5 years ago.
And probably think Jack Johnson is a sell out...
in my mind anyway, this is the demographic that Daily Mail are seeking to infuriate, them with their organic vegetable boxes and aspirational breads, 2 children in the montesori nursery, solar panels on the roof and rent cottages in the lake district for easter weekend, stick Hail To The Thief on in the background at a dinner party.
Another day, another fucking Radiohead thread, them and Lana's street teams have got this board PWNED to the max these days...
Considering they are one of the most experimental mainstream bands of the 20 years, I think that statement is just plain stupid. All in all, not out of character for the 'Mail.
And something being experimental in absolutely no way automatically equates to it being interesting.
so depending on what they consider the antonym for boring to be, it's not really much of an argument.
but let's wait & see what pitchfork has to say first.
probably the most reliable The Daily Mail have ever had tbh
I looked at a copy recently and the outrage that week was directed at young rebels Bruce Springsteen (for the Hyde Park curfew issue 'why shouldn't people be allowed a good night's sleep' etc) and Madonna (for using prop guns onstage in Edinburgh). It would be funny if it wasn't for all the other hateful claptrap within it.