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Not one bit. I always get told to listen to this:
and then tell them I don't like it. I don't like it. It's boring.
if you don't get them, fine.
Have you tried this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIChw-9ggyo
Doesn't excite me though and I get bored halfway through
there's no pleasing some people eh? Yoof of today...
I don't mind if you don't get that track. It's a side issue with optional meh. And claims of boring are credible. Possible faulty, but credible.
I DO care if you've listened to these* without still don't feel a thing;
Losing My Edge
Integral to this discussion is James Murphy's DFA production for The Rapture (see House of Jealous Lovers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HP04nfUi4g & Sister Saviour - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVP_oA10CzY)
It's not a DFA production, but I'm gonna post it anyways: Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1F37VmwKJE
That's what these people shoulda told you to check out. There's nothing boring in the slightest about those five slices of near-perfection.
*poor YouTube vid quality doesn't do 'em justice. Spotify might be an improvement before you go out and buy LCD's debut and Echoes by The Rapture.
I like 'Yeah' as well, plus a few DFA remixes: Le Tigre – 'Deceptacon' springs to mind. Those two ace ones on Sound of Silver... 'Someone Great' & 'All My Friends' hit the spot nicely. Overal they're a bit hit'n'miss, both the albums are full of filler but they do have their moments and are brilliant live.
And Yeah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJseqQNQ_zA) is a corker.
One other thing i feel I should say is that Mr untrue stand more of a chance of 'getting it' if he were to look back to eight years ago and put himself in the position of my 22 year old self (his age now) on hearing Jealous Lovers just as alot of crossover dance and electronica had lost it's way (seemed as if the best work of the Prodigy, Chemical Brothers et al had been & gone a few years previously) and the post-Strokes sub-par mediocrity and poor Libertines rip-offs were beginning to get a hold of the limelight.
The DFA thing rightly got props. I can see why a slew of the more recent stuff ain't gonna win over any floting voters, but the stuff I mentioned up there was (...and I don't say this often or lightly...) life defining/affirming. It still is. The intro to Out Of The Races... (hey, all of Out Of The Races...) takes me to a special place in my consciousness.
There's the Pulp playing Glastonbury thing slap bang in the mid 90s when britpop peaked, there's the White Stripes infiltration of broadsheet newspapers (which didn't really happen much to "indie" bands before very much but was a key feature of the 00s) and then there's the way Losing My Edge allowed the second half of the 00s to proceed and drew battle lines between music that was borne out of a deep and genuine love for music and music that was born out of, well, bugger all.
James Murphy 'sings'/sneers the same two words over and again on top of a beat that doesn't do very much at all and it's compelling because the track is lovingly crafted.
The View, The Kooks, and their ilk were happy to busk along to what seemed like some kind of Chas & Dave cover songs that were cynically intended to appeal to both the Radio 1 and Radio 2 folk at the same time (and hopefully bag a slot on Jonathan Ross).
This is just some of the stuff that DFA/LCD has given and I have gotten.
I only mention Pulp and the White Stripes moments cos the were turning points. Losing My Edge was a similar benchmark in my eyes.
Something interesting usually happens every 5 years or so to blow away the cobwebs. It's not always totally apparent at the exact moment that it happens, but it's odds -on that something key is happening at the mo. Might be the noise/drone thing that seems to be going on, or it might be something else, but things are defo more interesting at the moment (and promising for the year ahead) than they were 2 years ago.
Have I become SaintCronin?
Really fucking boring.
"At a certain point as a music listener, you become a tiny bit jaded. "I've heard it all before." "Isn't there anything new around?" "They're reviving this already?!" Which is why it was such a shock to hear "Township Funk" for the first time, thinking that I had a handle on just about everything out there in the world of music. Clearly I didn't. And that's exactly why it slots into this list. A truly singular tune."
it's much more instantaneous. In the long run, LCD version wins though.