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seriously though it is one of those awful bullshit terms that indie music critics love and that make me feel like hating music like this.
It means the guitar lines are staccato and spiky (say, 'Banquet' by Bloc Party) rather than fluid and melodic (like 'The Boy With A Thorn In His Side' by The Smiths).
I mean, I'm all for not pushing bands into boxes but there's only so many words to describe music with.
and it's a brilliant song too by a band who never got anywhere... could've been better than bloc party
i thought angular was like bouncy and wiry guitar lines that jump up and down a few notes (call and response or not), like this one (bloc party funnily enough):
Nearly posted that
came to mind first. Might go roll around in some best of 2005 mixtapes for an hour.