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Bands/musicians that draw nothing but ire or praise.
Animal Collective for instance...love 'em or hate 'em.
seem to have that effect.
no one actually hates animal collective. we just listen and think "meh". dont kid yourself that your favourite band is exceptional.
i cant think of any band that draws active hate, apart from shall we say hannah montana, or whatever fad of the day, from people who feel very insecure in their music tastes, and with huge chips on their shoulders.
i reckon Strawberry Jam might be me least favourite album ever. Ticks so many boxes on my hatred flipchart, and for everyone to keep going on about them.. well, it makes me want to knuckle down some knuckleheads
I feel like I really should like them but they infuriate the hell out of me. Sing properly for fuck's sake. I left halfway through their bristol show recently because the main guy's smugness was starting to grate. But, y'know, I get that people love them on here.
just for the record I really like them.
anything with a kinsella actually- make believe is pretty awesome
maybe lcd soundsystem?
free jazz or many other kinds of jazz for that matter
but, alas, I don't see how anybody could sit and listen to LCD and Sound Of Silver and not recognise the genius.
For my money, the most polarising is Oasis.