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How come their charts are about five times worse than ours?
you need to scratch beneath the surface to find anything worthwhile
Wrightylew learns fractions
I can't remember what it is though! :(
So I'll just say laugh away
the best point though in this whole thread. and in 12 keystrokes.
...we have some of the most mis-informed, idiotic people on the entire planet hogging up all the stupid. most people in this country buy their CDs at wal-mart or target (large chains) so that's why shit like toby keith and american idol contestants are always in the top 10.
americans are lazy. they don't want to find out for themselves why a band like arcade fire, the national or sigur ros is totally awesome, they want shitty rolling stone (or spin) to tell them what to buy, what to like. that's why there are hardly any of us "johnny foreigners" on this website. i'm in the minority of american consumers because i dare be educated.
most americans don't know about torrent sharing and they sure as hell don't buy vinyl. it's sad over here.
but then again, you guys have really shitty bands like muse, elbow, frightened rabbit, art brut, etc. and where are all the dentists?
the entire industry folded.
you didn't have to say anything, mate- i knew it was genius
luckily you don't have to worry about that
until the Muse, Elbow and Frightened Rabbit digs at the end.
Now I'm off to get a few more cavities fixed.
there isn't a single good british band at the moment. all those he listed are shit/boring, especially muse. if you like them get out of the commentary
this is a joke isnt it?
just because someone can't find the good bands, doesn't mean they don't exist. IDIOT.
Plenty good british bands.
Also, Art Brut, Elbow and frightened rabbit are all awesome. Art brut maybe only for their first album though.
are definately an awesome british band. Don't know if I can name any good English bands tho! lol. Probably could if I put my mind to it.
on monday. That's all.
Best band in the world more like.
rather than sales.
and given that every radio station that is counted is owned by one of 3 conglomerates like the pant-shitting Clear Channel that repeat formats and regulate playlists, it really isn't surprising. And most Americans just listen to whatever is on the radio or TV and buy accordingly.
If our charts were constructed in a similar way then they'd be exactly the same.
it's a big mystery.
It usually is over there.
it's affirmative action. Usher really only sells records cos of his abs and pretty girlfriends...and cos he's black. Plus, you know, they're lazy and unemployed so they've got all this time on their hands to watch MTV.
Not like us white folks who're lazy and unemployed and fucking around DiS all day.
My youngest sister recently told me I should listen to "Cute is What We Aim For" because they are "top quality" music. I can't remember what I was listening to when she told me this, it might've been Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine, or Horse Feathers as this happened a couple weeks ago, but she said I listen to old people music...she's 14 I think, so there's the tween aspect I guess.
You guys don't like Taylor Swift?
Jamie Summers sent me a link to "Our Song" on YouTube, and I couldn't get the damn thing out of my head for a week.
American’s like stuff spoon fed to them albeit music, tv, movies etc. Are you folks familiar with the Blue Collar Comedy tour? This is what a majority of American’s pass as comedy.
why all the love for Dave cocking Matthews? Are people actually listening to him?
still living out their youth with old crap like that instead of finding new music for themselves and moving on... also younger kids that look up to some of these people jump on the band wagon. I hate it when the time of year comes round and everyone is talking about getting their 'Dave' tickets to some huge outside stadium and everyone goes with their polo shirts and baseball caps to tailgate get drunk and listen to the same songs they were driving around to the day they got their license.
-gee I wonder where I'm from :(
I think a guy was going to ask me to go to a DM concert with him once by coming up to me and asking if I liked him and yada yada. Very unsuccessful endeavor by him...
places like Germany are twice as bad?
But since when has Europe ever had any valuable input into popular culture?
and say yeah, Germany had Kraftwerk and stuff, but now it just seems to be endless europop. Nobody seems to like anything but that there.
regarding pop music in the last 60 years.
You guys on here wank off over Kraftwerk but one band is quite a shit contribution from an entire continent.
if Iceland counts, which it should do, just because it's out of the way doesn't mean it isn't part of Europe.
Hissing Fauna wouldn't have been written without a European
King Khan and the Shrines
- 60s scenester who was hired because of her looks
- (see above)
was influential in the creation of electronic pop music and the world of disco.
dEUS, Can, Serge Gainsbourg, Stereolab....
But not Kraftverk, they are seriously merde!!
They invented pop, innit. There'd be no Mamma Mia without them.
there's good shit out there in europe and just because you haven't heard of it doesn't mean there isn't any. it just reflects your ignorance and self-centeredness (my god...what a word).
robocop kraus, anyone? daft punk? DAF? The (International) Noise Conspiracy? the hives? turbonego? einstuerzende neubauten? NEU!? refused? bjoerk/the sugar cubes? I could continue on and on...
I totally forgot about Abba. But they work.
aren't any worse than Oasis. Or the Vines. Or Kasabian. Jesus - Kasabian!!! On the contrary. Quite a big load of turd is coming from the UK actually.
although American Radio sucks if you are making comparisons, then I would say the music that come out of the Country is far and away superior to UK and or Europe. If you where doing a top 10 bands in the world today I kinda' think the US would have atleast 7 of em. 'no??
For example, The Saturdays. Now they are just shit. pure shit.
Shit like that, you can't find anywhere else.
Maybe we should celebrate it?
are desperate over there. so painfully mind numbingly bad.
if radio one was played over there there would be chaos. there just aren't stations like it. ('cept like college radio but w/e they don't count)
God bless the beeb.
i love it, go eat a burger.
joking of course.
Cant believe someone said about no good british bands hilarious comment.
the yanks masturbate whilst listening to Radiohead albums surely that says it all.
also, to add to the european bands, Kissaway Trail