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Jack from Friendly Fires takes some beating http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2009/artists/friendlyfires/
No he doesn't.
but I enjoyed that. He's a good drummer too.
from Bloc Party -- though they're not exactly making the most of his talents at the mo.
like wearing nothing at all! nothing at all!
the wishy washy 80s disco pop re-packaged or the dudes moves and cammel toe.
with a side order of unintentional hilarity. I quite like Friendly Fires though.
a bit jealous of his moves?
the bit where he went to dance with the crowd was pretty awesome
but matt barrick (walkmen)
laurence pike (pivot)
for matt barrick
that pitchfork tv video of him playing the rat is so much fun
greg from deerhoof
brian from lightning bolt
todd from shellac
emil from om
jim from dirty three
jacopo from zu
the friendly fires guy seemed pretty unexceptional from the clips i saw last night.
not quite sure when the friendly fires guy is gonna do anything ridiculous in this video
john stanier (battles)
dale crover/coady willis (melvins)
brann dailor (mastodon)
seb thomson (trans am)
would be my list.
it's a similar style but what does friendly fires guy do that seb from trans am doesn't do infinitely better? if i had to pick one it'd probably be alex neilson.
was brilliant at Release The Bats playing with Om, and being in Grails as well allows him automatic qualification.
of 65dos I reckon. He's outrageous.
is the one for me, everytime I see him he whips out something else to blow me away. And he plays loads of diffrent styles too from soft strange jazz to balls to the wall rapidfire rock.
dancing is fucking off. throw it in the bin!
then yes yes yes. But the Battles drummer is awesome too.
I agree with the battles drummer to he is a bit good.
and Stanier are probably the two best I've seen live. The guy in The Locust too, precision x infinity.
in alot of his bands and he is always on point, whatever style he is reaching for he just kills it. He could play on his own and sound like a full band he is that musical on drums.
josh freese is a fucking robot, he is incredible.
... but the guy from Three Trapped Tigers is absolutely incredible. One of the best drummers I've ever seen live.
a) he's a shit hot drummer
b) they could do without the vocals
or the Arctic Monkeys drummer.
Christopher Bear of Grizzly Bear (his style isn't as flashy and bombastic as, like, everyone else mentioned here, but he's just as good if not better than any drummer alive. And it's hard as fuck to sing and drum at the same time.)
Zach Hill of a billion different bands is amazing. I like his work with Marnie Stern the best.
Brian Devendorf of the National's imaginative percussion is that band's secret weapon.
Brian Harvey of Pig Destroyer is a total monster.
Mastodon's Brann Dailor, however, is probably the greatest in the metal category.
Damon Che of Don Caballero is amazing, even though I find that band to be excruciatingly dull.
Brian Chippendale-Lightning Bolt
Panda Bear of Animal Collective-Again, not flashy, but still wild. His drumming is kind of pushed to the background on their records, but live it pushes the songs into realms of true insanity
Jeremy Hyman of Ponytail is also fucking awesome.
If Joe Easley of the Dismemberment Plan is "around at the moment" in any way then he would be a solid contender as well.
Logan Kroebner of the Dodos is a very creative drummer, with a very unconventional kit.
Yoshimi P-We of the Boredoms is fucking awesome.
J'Amie from Islands/Unicorns is great in his own way.
I tend to prefer non wankers, and drummers who are just perfect for the music.
Quack Quack, Bilge Pump, Polaris, Solanki, whatever he does is amazing.
there's still a few contemporary drummers that haven't been mentioned yet!
Danny Seim- Menomena/Lackthereof
give the drummer some.
.... is porno.
drummer. Not sure what his name is. I remember they switched drummers when I saw them at the Luminaire last year and the second one was beyond-belief astonishing.
Also muchly underrated is Maximo Park's Tom English - have a listen to the b-sides off A Certain Trigger to verify this.
I'm not really into loud or showy drumming. Instead, I prefer subtle stuff with a lot of syncopation, which is why--at the moment--Bryan is my favorite drummer.
who says Ben Koller
The dude from Deerhoof
The guy from Two Gallants
the zach hill, brian chippendale, dave lombardo school of thought, but one guy who i think gets overlooked is phil selway from radiohead. nothing particularly flashy about his style, but he can cover a lot of ground, stylistically. he's got the skills, f'sure.
from Scret Machines. No contest, the guy's phenomenal.
their drummer's pretty good but if you took out all the cowbell and woodblock the beats wouldn't sound especially outstanding.
i do really love their music though.
of Foals has never been anything less than excellent every time I've seen them.
he's pretty beast when it comes to drums
but there's an inexplicable lack of Tomas Haake
This is Drowned in Sound. It's not that inexplicable. See those people who think the guy from Bloc Party is a phenomenal drummer because he can pull off a half-arsed a drum'n'bass break.