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 0Posted on Apr 24th | re: The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars (14 comments)

that Fun. song? I know you said woman though that singer is technically male.

Are “Common People” or “Girls and Boys” really guitar-based? Granted Girls and Boys has that glorious skronk guitar, but to me Britpop is less guitar-y than the bands I mentioned.

“it was the last time you could point to a guitar-based movement defining a generation”

I’d argue that the Strokes, Libertines, White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, etc. were a lot more generation-defining than Blur or Pulp. I don’t even think of Britpop as very guitar-y.

 0Posted on Apr 24th | re: How Microsoft Failed To Buy Sub Pop (3 comments)

nope, xbox doesn’t count.

whatchu like more?, my ears are open…

I’m curious what James Murphy thinks about Win’s comments. Lest we forget, Arcade Fire did just make the best dance-rock record in years.

I’m sure Win acknowledges you can make great music on a computer or whatever Kraftwerk uses. I think he’s just dissing all the bad EDM acts that got booked at Coachella. Beck dissed the “four on the floor” too.

 -1Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Pixies Soundtrack "Gigantic" iPhone Commercial (8 comments)

I’m quite sure Charles would never allow a Pixies song to be used in an ad except a rare awesome one like this.

 +1Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (78 comments)

Agreed, Life on Other Planets is the best Britpop record and Supergrass were the best Britpop band.

 -1Posted on Apr 21st | re: Stream Pixies Indie Cindy (17 comments)

Me too, most people I know like the new songs.

Rolling Stone, among others, has been liking the new Pixies songs. Rolling Stone writers earn a nice living – it’s sort of like they have tenure – and are free to call it like they see it.

Pitchfork writers, on the other hand, are temps who earn about $100 a review. Fact. So really they’re not much different than some random jerk like me in the comments section. Pitchfork writers thus have no job stability and must follow the fashion trends slavishly. It’s not about music, it’s about lifestyle and fashion. This year in fashion the Pixies are out and Avicii is in, so they’re going with that. It’s no coincidence that everyone I know thinks Pitchfork has been a bad joke for about the last decade.

For some silly reason, Stereogum seems to be following the Pitchfork lead on the new Pixies. It speaks to an insecurity they have and a need to follow trends. I guess Stereogum is still a little young and hasn’t fully built up their confidence yet.