Settle, Blood on the Leaves, Despair.
Sorry I didn’t mean to reply to your comment.
In response to a few comments.. The thing is that Arcade Fire WAS the little indie band that could and proved their worth by putting on “Biggest Band in the World” caliber shows when they were still relatively unknown. They earned the big money they have behind them and deserve it, which is why it doesn’t bother me if their manager still wants to refer to them as the band they started out as and probably the band he still sees them as. I don’t think they’re trying to be disingenuous about it. You’d be surprised how many people still have no clue who they are.
It doesn’t bother me as much as it does other people. I was in the 200s section for this show last night and people were mostly just taking a few pics. If not I didn’t really notice or care.
Sorry to disappoint but I love the Clash and own every record. I understand if you don’t feel the same way but I believe M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” is one of the best songs of the past 20 years. I’m also in my 30s but recognize that new music can have merit. I was only arguing the original point that implied that “taking another great older song and turning it into an m.i.a. hit” was a bad thing, because to me that comment implied that sampling older music was bad in general. I think it’s then justified to conclude that you don’t get sampling as a whole.
I think a lot of people would agree with me on these points, or at least disagree without cursing at me.
I get what you’re saying. One song shouldn’t land you on the cover of Spin but I was just talking about the internet hype in general. I know I’ll get another downvote for this statement but Lana Del Rey is an example of an an artist that has delivered after one hyped up song (talking about the positive hype about “Video Games,” not a bunch of articles about her lips).
I think you could make a valid argument for every single Beatles record, so that never bothers me.
Skipped right ahead to see if Blue was #1 and was very surprised to see that it wasn’t.
Well that was months after she had released “212,” which is easily her best song and the reason people were so excited about her. She hasn’t really delivered anything as good, but there was definitely something to hype at the time.
I agree with this. A lot of people talk about missing the good old days of NYC, hating on high rent and gentrification, but when I think of NY in the 80s, early 90s ( I know Byrne is talking about much earlier) I think of my mom getting mugged twice a year on the way home from work and my Grandmother not letting me ride my bike around the block. There is a price, unfortunately, and a lot of what Byrne says is very, very true. But NY is much better the way it is.
I think best song on LR is between Roses and Hey Mama. Love Gone but it was never a favorite. I’ve recently had this convo with a lot of people and I think the best Kanye song might be Runaway.
So basically the pap dude can stand 10 feet away from Yeezy and still harass him all day? How do they get away with this?
Just happened upon this thread looking for a stream of the song. I did check out Ed’s Twitter and it looks like he retweeted this post (33k+ followers). I think these might be legit fans but what do I know? Can’t trust anyone on the internet!
Checked out American Football as you’re the 3rd or 4th person to mention them to me. Like it a lot.
I would say Sleater Kinney could maybe fit into that box? I honestly cannot think of one other example. Not sure why that is and maybe this is dumb, but women singers/lyricists are more emotional, diary style writers in general (think even Gwen circa Tragic Kingdom). There didn’t really have to be a genre to be an outlet for that. I dunno. Interesting to think about.
Interesting. At the Drive-in is probably the one that holds up the most for me. They have been a fixture on my favorite bands list but I never considered them emo at all. Maybe I am missing something on Something to Write Home About because i honestly never liked it as much as 4 Minute Mile.
I recently went back to some of my favorite ‘emo’ albums from the late 90′s/early 00′s (Promise Ring, Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, Saves the Day, etc.) and I have to say not a whole lot of it held up for me personally. I still loved Get Up Kids’ first record and Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary. But a lot of the rest of it didn’t have the same emotional impact that it did 15 yrs ago. The other ‘emo’ records from that time that I still love are more ‘emo leaning’ but mostly something else (ATDI, DCFC, Modest Mouse).
I think what pulled a lot of people away from ‘emo’ is that it sort of got overtaken by the Fall Out Boys and the My Chemical Romances, who are imo good bands with catchy songs, but someone used the word “juvenile” which I’m gonna grab here. I know they are mostly ‘pop punk’ and not really emo but the friends I have now that are still into new emo stuff (including many of the bands mentioned above) just call it all pop punk.
Hoping for Kanye’s counter suit for harassment and instigating a fight (which is totally a crime).
Thanks for making me feel *super* old.
Not one of those “first two albums only” people but.. Rush of Blood to the Head tho.
Beyond the fact that it’s not similar enough to sue, I’m confused by this whole thing. Thicke sampled Marvin Gaye legally a couple of albums ago and credited him as a songwriter. Why would he “steal” without permission a few years later from the same artist?
Does it go without saying in 2013 that sampling is what hip hop was built on? The Clash sample on ‘Paper Planes’ is just as iconic as the original at this point. I guess you either get it or you don’t.
I would definitely revisit Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. Totally different from those early records but equally classic.
Nebraska > Born in the USA.
It could almost be a *Coldplay* song. (sorry yall that’s not an insult).