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all the above bands, especially with their earlier stuff, consistently released 5 star albums.
they are average at best with the odd good song
If so, shitting stackloads of them.
I mean tunes / output
What sort of idiot doesn't know the Shins? WHAT SORT OF IDIOT?
My answer: erm. Dunno. Bombay Bicycle Club and the Temper Trap? I'm outta here.
you massive fucking Goujon
I will get my coat.
Start with Lonesome Crowded West or Moon & Antarctica and explore from there
had a bash through them on spotify yesterday..liked that float on one but that daft "YougettawayfromMe" was a bit grating
in my opinion and many others its far more raw, energetic and interesting as well as far more consistwent
though Death Cab and Shins are by choice (as the one or two tracks I've heard from them don't inspire me to seek out more). Never heard Hefner at all (are they pretty large?).
My shock-horror answer, though, is Weezer. Sure I know a couple of songs (El Scorcho, something about Pork and Beans, and another song I can hum but can't recall the title) and I know they've got albums called Purple and Yellow or whatnot, but I've never been arsed to check 'em out good and proper.
not just in their power pop/rock category, but overall. Seriously worth checking out.
Green's not too bad either.
a shock-horror answer to threads such as this one.
See the dilemma?
if Blue doesn't make you smile, you have no soul.
Considering how much I enjoy pop punk as a genre, it's pretty disgusting that I know no Weezer, really. Apart from the one about the sweater.
There - I said it
Elbow is one band I've never delved into beyond the occasional single. I know I'm probably missing out but eh. Biffy's back catalogue is there for me, but I'm equally lazy on that one.
I've been slowly getting into Wilco and Modest Mouse as of late.
Oh also: Guided By Voices, Built To Spill.
great great album. Keep It Like A Secret for BTS maybe.
Perfect From Now On by Built To Spill, tremendous album!
I prefer later GBV (I know, so shoot me!), Universal Truths and Cycles really does it for me.
I like Plug-in Baby, but ain't heard much else. Actually Starlight and one of the other singles of their last album.
So far away from the glam pish they've been producing lately.
The B sides are really different and interesting, worth looking out for - Host, Recess, Shine Acoustic.
Yep, start with Origin of Symmetry and Showbiz. Absolution has got some crackers too, e.g. Stockholm Syndrome.
I've listened to a couple of songs of each of the above I reckon, but can't remember any of them really. I know very little/nothing about them aside from that. The Shins are excellent - Oh, Inverted World is one of my favourite albums of the decade, and they haven't got a song I don't enjoy.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco and Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer? by of Montreal would be the best albums from the above artists, in my opinion anyway. of Montreal stands out to me out of all the bands mentioned in this thread. They are just really different from the others - and better.
Modest Mouse are the best here. Wilco are okay, Death Cab too, others are sheeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiite.
The Rolling Stones
about 4 of the UK biggest bands really!!
although bit bigger than "pretty large" I'd say.
3 massive American bands, still around and dominating the "college rock"/alternative scene over there, and then lo-fi indie Hefner who were never that well known even at the beginning of the decade.
I might go check out a Darren Hayman solo album now that you've reminded me of them, any Hefner fans know the best place to start?
packaged together as an album
or Pram Town which came out this year
The Breeders, Mogwai and Low are the next three that spring to mind, although there must be so many, I'm so bad at investigating older stuff. Recently I got round to listening to a Wilco album and was glad that I did.
everyone's always going on about how much they prefer them.
I pefered their earlier stuff
For Death Cab, Shins, Modest Mouse and I'll also say Weezer. It's mainly because I don't like what I've heard (I've tried to listen to a couple of tracks off of each of their albums), and I've no inclination to hear them again.
I've also seen the Shins live, for my sins and they were godawful.
I'm going to add Guided By Voices and The Fall to the list too. I LOVE what I've heard, but I'm just so daunted by the hugeness of their back catalogues that I run away and hide in the corner.
some bands that are hailed as brilliant or whatever but you never caught onto at the time, they've got too many records that makes you just decide it'd take too much work getting to know them, especially when there's new albums coming out all the time and you've only got so many hours in the day.
(errr, not indie, but) Kasabian & Kaiser Chiefs (I perpetually get these two the wrong way round, because I'm a complete knob)
The Smiths (yeah, I know)
Phoenix (though I'm listening to it now)
They may have massive back catalogues but their records sound pretty similar. Basically, buy 'This Nation's Saving Grace' and 'Bee Thousand' respectively. If you don't like those albums, you won't like any of the other ones.
care about any of this shit
where people post things, would be kinda dull if people didn't...
If no-one cared, then there would be no posts, but since there are I assume some people do.
managed to remain blissfully unaware. The only song i'd ever recognise is No Surprises.
British Sea Power
My Bloody Valentine
I think the point was not The Fall and GBV sound the same but that one Fall album sounds like any other and similarly one GBV album sounds like any other.