This band clearly has The Clientele as an influence, and I fucking love it. This band is brilliant!
Yes, at least give us English Settlement.
Kid A ain’t indie rock tho. But I feel you.
NME for some reason holds Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, higher than The Stones, The Beatles or The Kinks.
How is Stankonia 500, but not in the top 100? I’ll take Idlewild by Outkast before any bullshit Oasis or the Arctic Monkeys put out. Which brings me to this: Why are the English so obsessed with those two bands? Each had two great albums, then sucked the rest of their careers. Is America’s version Pearl Jam and Rilo Kiley? Music sucks.
Not gonna lie tho, I’m anticipating the solo records of these two dudes. I feel like Rado’s gonna go a total indie pop route and try to please audiences. On the other hand, I feel like Sam France will continue to write really weird glam-pop songs, maybe in a similar way to late-70s Ian Hunter albums!
CAN IT MCMENAMIN!
Yea, Sister without a doubt is the best. It’s more immediate than Daydream Nation, but it still has enough uniqueness to it to set it apart from the average American indie rock of the heyday.
Zero Garage Rock records :-\
I love electronic music too, but I think he’s just trying to say that there maybe isn’t enough mainstream recognition of your average rock n roll songwriter. It’s not really offensive though. Besides, let’s be honest, no electronic musician will every lyrically equate Bob Dylan or Elvis Costello or even earlier Dave Grohl. It’s not music made for songwriters, it’s music made for hyper-technical engineers, and they’re nowadays a bit over-recognized in comparison to the truly groundbreaking ones(Jamie Xx, Nicolas Jaar, Tim Hecker, etc.). But how bout Glen Campbell??? Hell yea! Kickin’ ass more than any young country singer out there!