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Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 04 Dec 2015, 21:48
by AdvertBreak
It annoys me that, after he had to remove the lyrics before the second verse, he didn't replace them with something else. But other than that, enjoyable track.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 08 Dec 2015, 00:51
by KingLouieLouie76
KYUSS... enough said.... everyone shall check them out... a rather older band which launched Josh Homme.....

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 15 Dec 2015, 02:15
by Mark72
Mmmm ok I'll remember not to post a emi video on here as it gets reported and taken down... E.g Robbie the 80s / the 90s :/

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 15 Dec 2015, 03:11
by AdvertBreak
That wouldn't be because of this forum. Have other Robbie videos been taken down?

Underrated: Disco Inferno. Shit name, fantastic band.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 16 Dec 2015, 20:57
by TripleJay97
What the hell happened to Foxygen?

One moment, they're dropping one of the best albums of 2013, the next moment they've vanished off the face of the earth...

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 16 Dec 2015, 21:45
by Lt Pinkerton
TripleJay97 wrote:What the hell happened to Foxygen?

One moment, they're dropping one of the best albums of 2013, the next moment they've vanished off the face of the earth...
...And Star Power was shaky at best, wasn't it? Great lead single though. I think they officially broke up after their 2014 tour, but it wouldn't surprise me to have them back next year.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 18 Dec 2015, 06:55
by Mallard No. 22
The link to the Robbie video worked for me OK. :)

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 21 Dec 2015, 20:18
by Consigliere_11
Kaiser Chiefs circa 2008-2011. "Future is Medieval" is such an underrated record of theirs - 30 tracks version is amazing. I don't think that Nick Hodgson departure and new style of Ricky Martin have lead them somewhere good, but their latest record was still alright - but not that relistanable as "Off with Their Heads' and, of course, "Future is Medieval". They could have become so much more.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 22 Dec 2015, 12:08
by Lt Pinkerton
Consigliere_11 wrote:Kaiser Chiefs circa 2008-2011. "Future is Medieval" is such an underrated record of theirs - 30 tracks version is amazing. I don't think that Nick Hodgson departure and new style of Ricky Martin have lead them somewhere good, but their latest record was still alright - but not that relistanable as "Off with Their Heads' and, of course, "Future is Medieval". They could have become so much more.
I used to be a fan when I was about 14 and when Future Is Medieval came out I was surprised about it being actually good, since I really didn't care for them anymore, but after Hodgson left (didn't he write the songs?) they've been awful. Their latest album was just embarrasing.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 22 Dec 2015, 12:32
by 101reykjavik
You can't fault Ricky Wilson's efforts for keeping the band in the spotlight post their songwriter's departure (as you say, Hodgson was their song guy) - he's moved them firmly into the family friendly mainstream, got himself on The Voice and made a decent fist of keeping the bandwagon rolling. But in doing so the shred of credibility they might have had back in the early days (wasn't the first album called Employment? - sounded like Blur-lite to me at the time - alright, but unremarkable) has been thoroughly lost.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 22 Dec 2015, 14:17
by Consigliere_11
I just realized that I wrote Ricky Wilson's surname as "Martin" - which is funny, but close to the truth - Wilson is really close to him in the pop music regard :lol:
Anyways, Employment has some blur roots - Steven Street was its producer. And this makes the Hodgson's departure 6 years later sadder - this style didn't prove to be very successful for the band, though they were good at it. The "family-friendly" Education, Education & War was number 1 for a couple of weeks, on the other hand - I don't think they've ever achieved that. The main reason was "The Voice", of course, but still - this only indicates that they will continue to do somewhat dull records and grab the cash. Oh well

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 22 Dec 2015, 21:39
by AdvertBreak
Michael Jackson 1991-2001

Tony Toni Tone (although I only really like the new jack swing stuff)

Roger Sanchez

Grapefruit

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 23 Dec 2015, 08:34
by Mallard No. 22
The Kaiser Chiefs were one of the most potent of the indie-type acts that sprung up in the mid-2000s. I think they had three good albums and their influences perhaps included Blur but I see them as based on c.1979-80 new wave. I haven't picked up on them post-2008 but Ricky Wilson seems to have become a 'Take That-type' figure. More of a TV host than a rock star.

Which surprised me, and indicates how much more culture is pure 'celebrity' in the post-millennium years. Whilst many indie/pop stars who were cutting edge in their time progress to TV & radio presenting (e.g. Paul King, Richard Jobson, Cerys Matthews, Hughie Morgan) few have sold out totally like Wilson has.

I am not sure what this tells us, and whether the 'indie cause' is progressing or not. Has indie music gained a deserved mainstream acceptance since Britpop? Or was Wilson always mainstream, and did he do indie to get a career foothold with the youth?

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 23 Dec 2015, 09:00
by 101reykjavik
I don't know enough about Ricky Wilson to guess at his original motivations, whether the band's move to the mainstream was borne out of pragmatism or a revealing of his true comfort zone. But indie music, always such a catch all term anyway, was pretty much subsumed by the mainstream at the back end of Britpop, wasn't it? After which the industry started spitting out bands like Keane or Snow Patrol or I guess Coldplay, to meet that new consensus for guitar based pop.

Re: Underrated Music

Posted: 23 Dec 2015, 09:19
by Mallard No. 22
Yes, I agree that indie was subsumed by the mainstream at the end of Britpop. Ricky Wilson probably represents the pragmatism of this.

P.S.
AdvertBreak wrote:Grapefruit
Are you referring to the late-60s group that were associated with The Beatles?