Yeah, I get that
Posted by Nolol on 7/30/2012, 1:50 am, in reply to "Re: I think you and I are the only ones who agree on that"
About the hipster cred thing. It's frustrating to me, because I genuinely like a lot of music hipsters and the whole indie-rock crowd like, but I, like, actually like them. I couldn't give a damn about any sort of cred, but a lot of people do, and that's sad. |
As for the argument section of "Shrine," I get that it's supposed to be an argument. And yes, I suppose it's admirable that they're willing to stretch out a bit. But I just don't think it works very well. I don't mind dissonance when it's used well - I just don't think it works in that instance.
: The saxophone "solo" in The
: Shrine/An Argument totally threw me for a
: loop the first time, but I've warmed to it
: just fine since. It's supposed to be an
: argument after all so thematically it
: totally fits, even if it's a little jarring.
: It works wonderfully in the song's music
: video too.
: It's funny how that part threw so many
: people off, even when I saw the band in
: concert last year in a room packed full of
: fans (and some aquaintences of mine who i
: was sure would have heard the album) I
: noticed a substantial portion of the
: audience giving eachother "wtf"
: Anyway, whether or not you think that
: section works it definitely shows that they
: aren't afraid to take risks. And on a
: musical landscape currently loaded with
: inferior (yet often way more popular)
: knockoff bands (Mumford and Sons, Magnetic
: Zeroes, ect) that trait will help them
: bigtime in the longterm.
: I think I can see why the second album
: didn't get as much notice as the first one.
: When the first one came out the band was
: "the-next-great-thing" and
: everybody wanted to jump on the bandwagon.
: By the time the second album came out they
: were the same band but the "next"
: was no longer there, followers (like the
: above) took up the mantle as the
: "next" and the hype machine
: followed suit. But it does kind of reveal
: who's in it for the hipster-cred and who's
: in it for the music. I have a friend who was
: huge on the debut when it came out, but
: didn't even bother listening to the second.
: And another friend who didn't listen to the
: band at all but got sick of the initial hype
: that they didn't seem lame to him when he
: finally did hear them, so he decided to buy
: Mumford and Sons' album instead.