Post by soundandvision on Oct 11, 2007 14:04:07 GMT -5
I'm a little late to the discussion here.. I can only speak for myself when I say that my interest in college radio (i.e. real music began to tapper off around the beginning of the decade. But, in my case I think it had to do with getting married and my interests changing. It just so happened to coincide with the decline, in my case (or maybe it wasn't a coincidence).
What Shep said, really applies to me. I mean.. there are no bands that excite me like the one's I was into when I was 18 (1994)... Pavement, Sebadoh, GBV, et al.
Very few artists/bands are so glaringly good that they catch my attention anymore. And, most that do are a complete throwback to the a bygone era.
I'm another who has no idea who they are. I'm definitely still stuck in the 90s. Actually, I'm probably floating around in the 80s half the time.
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After listening to some samples on iTunes, I'm intrigued by Muse.
They are most definitely a Radiohead rip-off (Thom Yorke should get royalties from these guys). But there's also some U2 in there. With some Cure/Depeche Mode synth-rock mixed in for good measure (at least on their most recent album).
If you're going to be derivative, those are the rip-offs I might be able to get behind, especially if the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
They don't strike me as "legendary" or even "potentially legendary", though.
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Post by Trumpy's Magic Snout on Oct 13, 2007 19:42:06 GMT -5
aye muse are good but I'd be shocked if they have any real lasting impact. They've been huge over here in Britain for a while now. Interesting that nobody has picked up on the other major influence along with Radiohead - Queen. It's big glammy stadium pomp with the theatrical touch of Freddie Mercury's lot. Worth checking out all their albums I'd say.
Oh and to be pedantic their debut came out in '99 so they are not of this decade (to be pedantic).
It always comes crashing down around your ears. At least they may have hurt their bums on my monitors.