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Let's say from the last 10 years. I cant believe any of these things could have existed
hadouken - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgGItLYyBQ0
queens of noize - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUJAJs--dA
i suppose that's an obvious start
that will won't be remembered as fondly.
I think James Blake songwritery stuff is very much an embodiment of a lot of music from the past 2-3 years - texturally yadda yadda yadda. This isn't necessarily a good or bad thing.
My opinion is probably totally at odds with the critical consensus and DiS, and so much of what I think is probably difficult to the general perma-frown SERIOUS ARTIST persona, which means, especially, warbling about "digital lion" I find pretty impossible to could have a connection to. Is it an entirely aethetic thing? It's just the dreariness most miserable thing, so cold and joyless. Even struggling to get beyond his voice/lyrics, the repeated bit synth climax just seems so formulaic and calculated.
I think i'm just slagging him off here.
It will date everything does but he aint as faddy as all that. In fact I think the direction he's heading in is in for the longer hall with his song writer stuff than his dance stuff which has already changed a lot since he first made it even if it has simular thru lines but dance stuff is a lot faster moving, it skips to diffrent ideas and vibes a lot quiker than other music does. People like James Blake, Mount Kimbie and Darkstar are all kind of seeping into that indie sound that is way slower paced and doesn't age that quickly joining people like Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Bon Ivor, etc so I think its all got some time yet to keep rolling.
It prob wont be as faddy as the above suggestions like Queens of Noise or all that electroclash stuff years ago. A better suggestion would prob be something like TNGHT who are spawning a whole load of people making 'trap' which was already a pretty played out idea in the way that it at least had fuck loads of it being pumped out at all times in hip-hop but now its coming into dance circles and getting so tired so fast. It doesn't sound dated yet but it prob will by next year. Then you have things like I dunno Huxley doing a kind of old school new jersey garage house thing using loads of old sounds and retro vibes, it sounds dated now but people are really into it, but it'll prob sound really faddy in a year or so. But yeah there are prob loads of examples of this kind of thing.
The sooner it happens the better too.
plus I think the kind of Julio Bashmore/Disclosure poppy house stuff is going to sound dated very soon.
All the UK post-punk stuff from 2003/2004ish hasn't held up very well either: that kind of scratchy, thin guitar sound a la Bloc Party/Libertines/The Rakes
thing is, they'll just switch up styles so wont really stagnate very much. Its the dance music way. The stuff Discloruse released a few years ago already sounds dated, it pretty much did at the time becuase it was and imertation of James Blake and people like that. But they've changed quite a lot and got way better at production. They'll just keep switching it up as they go on, plus they're so young they're gonna go thru a lot of styles if they stick about. Bashmore's stuff sounds more faddy now that it did when he first arrived mainly cos it got played so much and by some faddy DJs as well as it sounding a bit like a beefed up remake of a load of retro house troups. You can still play Batak Groove and it turns heads but not many people know that one, everyone knows Au Sever and its gonna get coppied to all hell so will date a lot easier. But again he'll move on and prob still be as big for a time yet.
One of the good songs from the first Crystal Castles album came up on shuffle for me the other day and it sounded a bit dated which made me feel a bit old.