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Does anyone else hate them? I simply think they're awful.. do not understand the attention they receive
They're a band not oxygen.
Have you heard that people like different things?
Still, the point stands. I don't like Muse but I don't feel the need to start a support group about it.
in that, whilst I definitely do not hate them (Slanted & Enchanted is a brilliant album) I feel like they might be a bit overrated - this has obviously come more into focus in the last week. There are most certainly bands of the same ilk that I prefer. So yeah, its backlash time. Its starts HERE people!!!
Most people have never heard of them.
Quite a few other people love them.
is to provide a forum for debate about music, every opinion on which can be broadly placed into those three categories. So what exactly are you satirising?
Does anyone else hate them? I simply think they're awful.. do not understand the attention they receive.
Do you realize that by creating this thread you're paying attention to Pavement?
I obviously meant positive attention. Stop being so daft
four times next September.
buuuuuuuuut i do think they get a bit overrated sometimes. Theyre the kind of band a lot of other bands/musicians rave about and say how much they love and are influenced by...but you can never really hear it?
The albums have stood up, and for ten years they've been the only points of reference for Pavement, who were the first to admit they were a studio band. Live, they were never much better than 'pretty good'.
The indie-cred frenzy the reformation is whipping up is understandable, because there's a generation of fans who never saw them. But while I'm expecting a rolling sea of "OMFG they were AMAZING!!!1!", realistically I think there are going to be a fair percentage of people who will go home wondering what the fuss was about.
i've tried because so many friends and people on here bang on about them and thought i was perhaps missing something...but nope, just not for me i guess.
All their albums are at least good, if not better than that. They had a pretty unique sound too, off the top of my head I can't think of any bands that sounded like them (Blur did try a bit).
Having said all that the Silver Jews are better!