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Savages seems pretty angry in general… You don’t even need to listen to the music to know that. Just look at their debut album cover. Not to mention, I don’t see Bastille as knockoffs, particularly. You may not like them, and many people on here might not like them. You may think they are boring trash. That is O.K. But, who are they knocking off with their sound?
I’ll agree that American Authors and Bear Hands are riding the Imagine Dragons wave in a way. The Lumineers are blatantly copying Mumford (they’re a little more minimalist, and a lot more boring though). Vance Joy is in the Mumford territory. Atlas Genius is on that Two Door Cinema Club/Capital Cities wave. Neon Trees is basically throwing it back to the 80′s with a 2000′s rock kick. But, I don’t see Bastille as a knockoff. Could you make an argument for them as a bit derivative? Yes, certainly. Maybe I am just biased, as I have been watching them from the start (I’m sure you’ve felt that way about a band before). My affections blind me, possibly. Regardless, I don’t see it.
Hahahahaha why the down votes? Did I do something wrong?
I appreciate you, Twin Peaks man.
Yay for more reasons to dislike Iggy Izalea! Now including a false sense of accomplishment. Though, with her album title, what else should be expected? If you’re going to be bold, you had better be good.
I am yet to decide if I have a passionate distaste for Iggy Azalea or if I am just O.K. with her.
Thank you Stereogum for this week’s feature. As someone who had been only exposed to the margins of Britpop, this was hugely informative. It has also given me a reason to go and listen to all of the classic albums of this era. I’ve discovered some fantastic music this week.
Columbia, South Carolina worships Hootie. Just so you know. There is a statue downtown, to give you an idea.
You missed the brilliant opportunity to title this “Full Disclosure”.
Soapbox by The Crookes should at least get a mention at the bottom. Each of their albums evokes a sort of nostalgia that’s tough to pin down. There are echoes of the Smiths, to be sure, but they’re not imitators.