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and Popjustice, makes me think I'm not doing what I would be doing if I started DiS today. I'm sure most people hate this kinda 'journalism' but it's exactly the hornet-nest jostling, dissenting voice the web should be offering.
they try bless them but they just arn't funny enough to pull it off.
</trying not to say something racist about American sense of humour>
I need to find my way into the duckhouse this year.
oh and I think most the staff will walk out if I make Paramore (which is my album of the year), the album of the DiS year. Not started the staff vote.
And the user voting is going to be done via our database this year.
"Misery Business" from the last album is catchy as hell, but so it rabies, so I gave the last album a miss,
I'm putting a lot of trust in you Sean, should I buy it?
In case one runs in the wash
The “Dark Was the Night” compilation - Think that this was a ‘big deal’ and ‘for a good cause’ or something. I feel like it might be worth mentioning again if you feel like ’seeming like a good person’ based on the brand of your website/magazine. This probably appeals to people over the age of 28. ‘Know ur audience’ -music journalism editors when coming up with their lists
Sorry, i don't have a clue what's going on in this thread...
Detest all of the bands on this list except The Big Pink. I give the whole elctro, "animal bands" one more year and hopefully people will lose interest.
meta-dissent really be classified as dissent?
beta not better?
If that's what music journalism should be aspiring to, then I'd say it's fucked.
or maybe this http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2007/10/22/071022crmu_music_frerejones?currentPage=1
or this http://thequietus.com/articles/00054-death-cab-for-cutie-narrow-stairs-review
or possibly this http://drownedinsound.com/users/Mike_Diver/articles
I'd like the original article more if it didn't use text speak. Bloody numbers.
Louis Pattison summed up the Big Pink perfectly in a recent Guide review.
Blame the hype, but modern British indie finds itself in a peculiar place where the contents don't always seem to correspond with the packaging. Read magazine articles about the Big Pink and learn they're skagged-up party monsters who haven't slept since 2007, recording numerous epic, feedback-strafed treatises on the nature of love. Then you put it on and it sounds just like Glasvegas but with lyrics about being a bit nasty to girls and you wonder if you're even listening to the right record.
I was insulted enough by the 'bros' from 'britain' speel (trying to claim credit for top american artists?), but what's with all the 'speech marks', desperately 'trying' to 'emphasises everything' as though 'quoting' the most 'moronic' indie cunt-flaps in history... sorry, 'history'.
only serves to highlight the chasm between critical acclaim and popular taste?
did everyone read this amazing article this week? One of the best things I've read about in ages (probably deserving of its own thread) http://www.fingertipsmusic.com/comment_casual.htm
and covers a lot of issues that have been troubling me recently.
that this article was not good at all. I'm not even talking about the opinions here (though I could, mind you), but the writing is not funny, not insightful, and in a deliberate hipster ungrammatical way which in fact annoys me.
ct LOL dur-t-prahjactuz
as I couldn't even read it. It was just incomprehensible.
but don't know if I rlly "get it" or if the joke is "on me." Just wanna chill and listen to some bros who make "cool tunez." <3 u carles.
if so I didnt "get it"
shit for cunts.
It's a cynical satire directed at online indie culture. Whether it's especially funny (or necessary) or not is up for debate, obviously, but he's definitely not reaffirming the status quo.
it's certainly not the new Buddyhead. But then the new Buddyhead is quite what Buddyhead once was.
What is the best thing for this on the blog?
HipsterR' is just an Onion column idea about p4k which grew into a whole site, innit?
but this isn't it and neither is Popjustice, Holy Moly or Vice. They just arn't very funny, they try to be and thats admerable but it doesn't really work. They might find a funny subject but they don't nail it and they all do it in a really pretentious annoying way that comes out sounding like that giggling annoying drunk scenster type that wont leave you alone in the pub when you say you like indie music and read pitchfork once. They say comedians usualy want to be rock stars but they're yet to say comedians want to be music critics... and thats a shame cos it could be well funny.
was just nice to read someone put year end lists into that context. it's exactly what i've been thinking all week "what do these choices say about me/DiS" when predicting what the list might look like.
It's not some big fucking secret that people select what they say based on what it communicates about them. There aren't any new or interesting observations there, and the person certainly seems like they don't like music. The message that they're trying to communicate is that they're too insecure to take a chance on admitting to enjoying something, so they might as well take the piss out of everything and hope someone thinks they're cool. Don't give them the satisfaction Sean.
it's like someone's pour bleach in my eyes whilst kicking my bollocks and tweezering each hair on my chest off as they sing Pokerface though a rugby mouth shield.
but why has making a clear point about something have to be so complicated. This kind of satire would work in one review or one article, but a whole site? It just comes across as stupid as the kind of people he's trying to imitate.
So looking 4ward for "real" things 2 become "cool" again.