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wish we had done this!
apart from the fact that they think that there was no creative peak in electroclash.
Math rock was missing though, and dubstep is propably not dead yet.
this penned by the fellow who reviewed 1000 albums on his twitter this past year?
That's fantastic. I wish he had just kept going with other genres.
just get ahead of themselves. Like a kid all jacked up on sugar and excitement they end up staring at their own puke 5 minutes later.
Point being, hype is fun and good. Who cares if we don't listen to Klaxons or The Vines anymore, is it not enough to enjoy them in the moment?
Also, I wish that 1000Timesyes guy would tell me 1 single band he loves. I could rate 1000 albums 7/10
Hype does play an important part in the music industry, and there's something to be said for a band that - fleetingly - seem to embody the zeitgeist before crashing. It's much more exciting than a band building up slowly, or plodding along releasing excellent albums to little attention. We like acts that briefly lift us off of our feet like a wave in a leisure centre swimming pool, before waiting for the next one to come along. I'll happily consume and discard music like it's pairs of socks as long as there are a few acts with which I can build a long-term connection and relationship.
hype=disposable music. good? of course not. it's stupid. I hate all hyped bands because I know instantly they're not meant to be good - they're meant to be hyped. fools...
but a bit too assuming
Doesn't mean that its principles can't be applied to the UK, or the rest of the world.
not the scenes themselves. I expect that you think that these vulture-like journalists are always a little behind the music, in which case the article is accurate, is it not?
the rise of Comic Book Guys who gain self-validation from the ability to whine about the writings of cultural commentators and take comfort in the knowledge that they would be able pen the definitive article themselves.
just a point well made, if perhaps a little laboured - i didn't make it to page three.
But it would be less fun if the article just read: "Stuff is over-hyped, often."
And I'd rather an American blogger only talked about what he knew rather than having a painful/uninformed go at calling out UK music. As marckee says, you can transpose this, as people below are doing!
telling a lot of other people that 'shitgaze' was just affected lo-fi?
Dubstep is almost dead now it's a shell of it's former self. Some of it is good but it's hardly dubstep.
Also Glitch was a hype genre? He seems to miss alot of the important artists of it and just focus on the mostly pap popular ones instead.
I mean traditional dubstep esspecialy the big wobbly ravey stuff is just going to get bigger and take over more main rooms and festivals and probibly see people into electro jumping on it too. The deeper darker sounds have never been that big but will prob always be around somewhere. Then you have loadsw of stuff around the edges of the scene shooting off in all directions and thats just begun really, I can see that having legs for some time yet.
I still see dubstep as the wobbley 2 step that I first heard when the sound was breaking. Friend of mine introduced it to me because it had a IDM edge to back then...
To be honest the same thing happened to drum and bass so it makes sense it would happen to dubstep. I wonder who will be the Pendulum of dubstep haha
they already seem to be quite big, there even on Rihanna's latest album and big at festivals. I hope Skream keeps getting bigger to his sound is really accesable and fun but he also knows how to take it deep and dark when he feels like it.
There is loads I don't like about dubstep but there is loads I do too.
Sounds like D'n'B to me.
Eastern Jam and Saxon are the biggest ones, they have been doing the odd bit of dubstep since the beggining though they even dropped some stuff on bingo beats zinc's breakbeaty garage type label way back.
it's entered the post-rave comedown faze, which means its just minestry of sound chillout compilations covered by indie kids with added reverb and nicer artwork.
after the post-comedown stage everything goes a bit gothic
comes after that when the shoegrave goths start to go a bit dark disco with a rock edge.
let's swap faves.
I'm making up the genres first the music will have to come later... thats how its done right?
the boot-camp crews atart working with b-more artists to make crude sample heavy booty bass goth anthems.
come to think of it...
I'm not so sure. The Strokes certainly recaptured a lot of imaginations with those who thought that world was a little stale.
I mean, I thought they were pretty chuff, but I remember a lot of friends freaked out at how much they liked it.
And again, remember this is an American perspective.
THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE HYPE.
Sheesh... and each hype cycle has one or two paragraphs devoted to it, so don't expect lots of bands to be listed.
to quote Indy, you are 'digging in the wrong place',
were broken in the UK first, where they were part of the (NME-coined) 'New Rock Revolution', and at the time it was seen as a return to guitar music being back in favour.
The thing to remember about this article is that it's tracking the hype around music, not necessarily the music itself. As I said up the thread, if you think that music journalism is full of tail-chasing, then this article is pretty spot on.
What I meant to say is that the sense of humour failure reaction to this article is as predictable as it is boring, this was a tongue-in-cheek article commenting more on the fickle nature of music press/scenesters rather than the music itself. Also, in the shocking instances where people have the audacity to not like something you do, its not actually a conspiracy to discredit you as a human being. Subjectivity makes the world go round.
were the best thing about electroclash for me.
should have been huge. Easily the best dance punk band.
The Village Voice, on of those primarily responsible for this super-cyclic fad machine, detaches itself for one measly moment, to poke fun at how absurd, fickle and destructive the whole nature of internet alt/rock criticism is.
see also: Pitchfork, The Hype Machine, Users of this forum.
I kinda agree with him, that's there isn't that much point sitting about being cynical about media hype, when you could just focus on people making good music. Isn't that kinda why people become music writers in the first place?