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I would say that SFA are probably one of the greatest bands of all time.
I've been saying this for nearly 15 years, but I don't have any platinum albums so no one bloody listens to *me*.
pablo honey is pretty poppy
until the majority of the band is under ground before we decide their heir.
why do you?
"i hate the beatles and this is a really pointless and stupid theory to be debating involving three bands i don't care about"
and all this generational stuff is rubbish.
sfa are this generation's beatles. snow patrol should take note of sfa's songwriting genius and incredible consistency.
They're good, but their meoldies are nowhere near as show stopping as The Beatles, and their appeal nowhere near as universal.
Plus, for all their quirkyness, I wouldn't actually call SFA experimental. Anyone can break out a synth / sequencer now and then, and have songs with a few parts, but there's still nothing in their catalogue to rival something like 'The Beatles' (white album) for sheer WTF.
I don't think they should really be compared to anyone else, they're great in their own right.
Also 'The Beatles' is too easy a comparison for any band someone is suggesting are the best ever. Why is it always 'better than the Beatles'?
Humble pop beginnings to psychadelic opuses, experimental instrumentation but always, always a solid hook, brilliant and simple melody and an innate understanding of rythm throughout. All these things have SFA.
I'd say the Beach Boys are an easier comparison.
With the drugs but without the phsychosis, obv. And without that dick Mike Love.
It just seems a lazy -and often pointless, as you've poitned out- comparison. I understand using reference points for bands, but I think this one is overused. By like, everyone and stuff.
I know i know last.fm probs isn't a representative sample etc etc but tiny in comparison may be overstating the case slightly, no?
except that Humping on the Radio and Juxtaposed with U? Is that them? I liked both of them... worth getting into?
for a start.
Maybe an investigation... is due
Olivia Tremor Control are this generation's Beatles.
weird. I dont think they are that great, first three albums were fun but treading water ever since, and why would anyone want to be this generations beatles, thats the equivilent of being this generations most undeservidly praised band
"want to be this generations beatles".
Just what some talentless prick said.
pisses me off about snow patol is how they can come out with statements like that when their own music is absolute turgid, whiny, wet, bland bollocks. who the fuck cares what they think??
I would prefer them to sit in silence when they are on the radio, ah silence.
lots of people may care about what they have to say, but are also lots of people who like touching children. The only difference is that we keep those sick fuckers on a register.
to wind up Snow Patrol fans and/or paedophiles.
i think that's pretty normal don't you?
...I'd say that was debatable, superman.
who don't really like music. who buy maybe 3 albums a year. i'm not wasting any more time talking about them so goodbye
standard reponse as well.
However, if their lawyers are reading this, I am not claiming that they liked Snow Patrol.
i'll destroy you.
if a slack-jawed yokel expressed his opinion on the state of world politics would you take any heed of what he said? no you fucking wouldn't. so why the fuck would you pass any heed of what gary lightbody, a man who is responsible for some of the most horrifically bland music of our time, has to say about the influence of any band??? he should shut the fuck up and go back to writing songs about what a gimp he is
music and write a song like chasing cars? how?
meant a lot to a lot of people as well
seriously. look, you're right, if they turn some kid onto the super furry animals then at least they'll have done some good in the world. so it's good. but i just really, really hate them, man..to me they epitomise everything that is wrong with music
This brightened up my headached filled Indian afternoon Mr Meles. I hope you enjoy us/them this evening.
People who think the post-Guerilla stuff (especially Rings Around the World) isn't all that - I can only disagree vehmently.
No idea what they are this generation's equivalent of, but I know that they're great. I'm not big on Snow Patrol but at least they know who to give credit to.
SFA are my favourite band ever. Rings Around The World is practically perfect.
It might be a bit silly to compare them to the Beatles, who were a billion times more popular and turned into massive cultural icons and stuff, but musically I'd take the Furries every time. And I really like the Beatles.
Apart from the following things:
- does anyone outside of DiS/Pitchfork/NME know much about them?
- have they had an impact on modern pop music?
and last but not least:
- why can't The Beatles be this generation's Beatles?
SFA are pretty overrated too. All their albums are a bit patchy. The singles are great though.
no band's mythos comes close to The Beatles. The fact they constructed an entire Simpsons episode out of Beatles in-jokes is testament to that.
I do think they've had an impact on modern music though, a lot of bands have been influenced by them, although they haven't changed music in the way the Beatles did. They certainly aren't anywhere near as popular as the Beatles either. So, fair points.
what does this statement make Snow Patrol?
There are so many comparisons, I can't even *begin* to list them. But mainly, they just sound a bit like The Beatles.
who is, if he's not taking the piss, fucking hilarious.
"Gary have you heard of Arctic Monkeys or going a bit further back Oasis?...Super Furry Animals, god what an awful awful excuse for a band. Snow Patrol are great, the new single is fab. I bet you wish [name of other user] that you wrote Chasing Cars, you'd be a god now!"
Doesn't that make Snow Patrol Gerry and the Pacemakers?
were unfortunately the Betamax of the Welsh indie generation. Far superior, but less loved.
have had some of the greatest moments in pop music of the last decade but i constantly get the feeling they could be so much better than they are. as someone mentioned they tread water far too much
the furries did an album 'with' the beatles and also got mccartney to do chewing noises on receptacle for the respectable, so that's a couple of links for you.
SFA are SFA
this generation is not that generation
bands are not reincarnated
the Beatles were not the first Beat group
but they did change the world
change the worlds musical tastes anyway
and they are global icons that any fule kno
the modern equivalent
someone hip hop
it's tempting to say NWA
but mebbe the first global 'ip 'op superstar that you nan would know
That'd probably be a nice healthy debate
They're rubbish and you know it.
The beatles - that generation's Cascada
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
you are right.
Some Snow Patrol fans discover the joys the SFA then this silly news story will have been worth it.
Something we can all agree on, shirley?
But don't call me surely.
That seemed like a credible option for a while in the late nineties, but if there's a new Beatles somewhere they wouldn't sound anything like the Beatles
let's get it in perspective yes? snow patrol are, what? this decade's stereophonics? which in the grand scheme of things makes them, erm, hermans hermits or the moody blues in comparison to the SFA as Beatles thing. It's hardly worth all the upset is it? Personally I'd rather hear Chasing Cars than robbie williams' Angels...
what does upset me is the way the "industry" saw it as a benchmark for other bands and would say to them "well where's your Chasing Cars then?" as if they could magically cunjour up something like that and sell it to that many people. According to the execs it's THAT easy apparently...