#1
I think I have all the pretentious underground stuff to last me for awhile, now I'm just looking for stuff that I can sing and dance to while driving in the car by myself. Something along the veins of...... swoopy dumb haircuts, random strumming of barre chords and nonsensical lyrics. Stuff like Maximo Park, Hard-Fi, and the worst hype band of all time... dun dun dun Arctic Monkeys!
#5
Maximo Park are good and shouldn't be looked on as similar to Hard-Fi.
I can understand the Arctic Monkeys comments though.
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Libertines
Stone roses
Modest mouse
the courteeners
the fratellis
little man tate
cloud cult
the rocket summer
silversun pickups
the wombats
blur
the frames
barenaked ladies
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#8
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haha yeah.

Razorlight? Oasis? Pigeon Detectives?
#9
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Libertines
Stone roses
Modest mouse
the courteeners
the fratellis
little man tate
cloud cult
the rocket summer
silversun pickups
the wombats
blur
the frames
barenaked ladies

These. I bolded my favorites.
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Haha god no. And I'd like semi-decent bands (I know it's subjective) like for instance the Wombats while they fit into this genre, they are awful.

Thank you everyone who gave suggestions.
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These. I bolded my favorites.


Of which all but two are not British
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#13
we are the scientists. they are kinda so-so IMO (and American), but they fit the sound you are looking for.
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None of these bands are popular in America, except the Arctic Monkeys because the hype bus went full steam ahead even before they dropped an album. When I tried to look I ended up finding a bunch of below average bands that had a striking resemblance to the trash rock that plagues our airwaves here (*hint the resemblance is they are both trash*)
#15
The modern brit-pop era is abysmal. All the bands are trying to mimic the Arctic Monkeys, except theyre trying to do without the talent part, which creates a genre were 90% of songs are nearly unidentifiable between 10 other bands.

From the newest era of Brit-Pop, so to speak i'd got for these:-

The Libertines - Up The Bracket (A good album with some great lyrics about modern city life)
Arctic Monkeys - WPSIATWIN (I don't regard hype and critics views, i go off my own opinion and this is still a very good album, not as great as the media would lead you to believe but nevertheless a good album.)
The Doves - Last Broadcast (a very underrated British album)
The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free (very different to the first three, and you'll either love it or loathe it, but it's very well made and true to modern Britain)
#16
Don't know if Bloc Party counts as pop, but they sure do make good stuff.
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Of which all but two are not British

Hey, I didn't list them, I just supported previous recommendations.
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#20
Pete and the Pirates maybe?
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Hey, I didn't list them, I just supported previous recommendations.


I know, it just made me laugh that under brit-pop there were quite a lot of American recommendations - although I do understand it because of the sound rather than the location.
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Hmm, rings a bell...

In all seriousness though, the new album has some really great tracks on it, although I'm not sure that they'd fit into the Brit-pop description.
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Hmm, rings a bell...

In all seriousness though, the new album has some really great tracks on it, although I'm not sure that they'd fit into the Brit-pop description.


Yeah, unless you've been living as one of the last uncontacted people in the world I'm sure you've heard of it haha.

Anyway, yeah I quite enjoy the new album (that along with Parachutes, everything else is bleaaaahhh).
#26
Oasis has been releasing some good **** lately
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Modest mouse


Modest Mouse? They don't fit in that category. The rest of that list did, but Modest Mouse are way too "out-there" to be mainstream, NME-endorsed, singalong Brit-pop.

Blur are always a good choice. Bloc Party. Dirty Pretty Things are great. The Futureheads, Kasabian, Kings of Leon...

Not Britpop, but the Strokes are similar, as are the Killers.
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#28
Here listen to these- they'l have you singing and jumping round ur car all day and night

The holloways

the wombats

The metros

then some aussie inde listen to -the grates
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#29
Supergrass!

Go for their first album I should coco - defines adolescent mayhem!

If you want a masterpiece go for their second album, In it for the money - a good mix of vibrant fun, and magical soulful uplift.
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