Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weeked
good work me
I'd have Vampire Weekend as most Guardian-reader album
going to join the lib dems
The musical equivalent of damp cardboard
...and yet, the title track does still bring forth a smile - and who's to knock a smile?
You've failed as a thread. Leave this place.
Dire Straits may be a bit boring (debatable) but they didn't sell millions of records by appealing to a more rarefied audience - they had mass appeal with your man on the street.
For middle class, it has to be something a bit indie - Belle and Seb perhaps. Even something like Nick Drake.
Vast numbers of middle class people I know have no idea who many 'a bit indie' bands are, Belle and Sebastian included. Vampire Weekend could even arguably be 'that weird African shit' to a lot of middle class people. The middle class is a big old swathe of tiresomely unimaginative bastards, myself included.
but the albums people have posted are what really captures the quiet dull sunday of life that is a settled comfortable boring middle class existence.
..it's just Sade with better beats. Perfect dinner party fodder for a new generation...
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Which is why I put blunt. My cross section of society was Richmond where they only watch rugby and go to open mic nights.
the first to sell a million and outsell the vinyl
So this is why it's associated with the richer middle-classes. Well that and the fact that they sold out stadiums even though Knopfler was sporting a headband and sweatbands.
The music most listened to by the middle classes != the most middle class music.
High Violet and Boxer are basically explorations in middle age, middle class problems.
Too fey for the plebs, too common for the toffs. Middle class toss.
Peter Gabriel - anything by Peter Gabriel
and i eat it with complete disdain
no, that's music for people too young to know better.
my grandma lives in the area Knopfler grew up and its proper nice and middle class. all tidy suburban 1950s new build detached houses and that.
and who definitely needs to stop attempting to force the nation into remembering her performance at every single event that happens.
The fact that I had to be the one to post this shows that you're all a BUNCH of FUCKING AMATEURS
And Radio 2 is i) not for the youth, and ii) avowedly middle class.
were pre-teens, teenagers and young adults. you can take that to the bank.
just because it got on Radio 2 doesn't automatically qualify it as a grown-up song.
not their class, in terms of music at least.
I was thinking of upper class.
Are the young adults and teenagers on DiS classless (lucky them if they are)?
look. Owl City are pop in the classic, youth-orientated sense that transcends class. especially in the internet era.
M People and Simply Red, though, yeah.
everyone on the earth likes that.
why are we even here
I might be up for it in 20 hours. I have to sleep now :(
Might say...Duran Duran's Rio. Or anything by Roxy Music. Or Radioh....*checks upthread* oh wow none of you! NONE of you! unbelievable restraint
massive oversight, guys.
let's be honest this thread is a bit shit.
not really a middle class album
go ahead - pick one, the answer'll be "yep"
with the red cover
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