#1
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/does-the-world-need-another-indie-band-870520.html

Probably the best article I've read in a long time, complaining of how the UK market is far too heavily saturated with ****-indie bands.

Everyone else fed up with it?
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#3
After reading the first paragraph I shall be reading on, only Scouting for Girls irritate me more than the Fratellis. Absolute garbage.

"Scouting for Girls are like the sound of Satan's scrotum emptying. They're abysmal."

Ha ha.
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#4
*Independent.

And they can hardly talk. It's not like they're not part of the media buying into the whole fucking thing.

Good article though.
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After reading the first paragraph I shall be reading on, only Scouting for Girls irritate me more than the Fratellis. Absolute garbage.


whenever i think it can't get any worse, a band like that appears and pioneers a whole new level of crumminess. i mean, at least the feeling have more than ONE SONG.
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#8
Indie music is bland and unoriginal
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#9
I can't be arsed reading that. From glancing at it, I'm assuming they know feck all about Indie music anyway.
#10
good article

current indie is so bland, it's unreal


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The independent newspaper insults independent music. Hmm, funny.


The entire point of the article was to show how a well respected category of bands (as opposed to a definite genre) has transformed into the very thing it opposed years ago. Instead of innovators hiding in the underground, we now have cookie cutter chord strummers in the limelight.

Read the whole damned article before you come in here spewing your pathetic sarcasm.
#12
there are now two types of indie in my opinion. the real indie and the mainstream piece of **** they try and call indie just to sound cool and hip. I used to think that listening to indie meant none of your friends had heard of the band names before and it was a different sound. something away from the ordinary. but now it's just gotten way too much hype and is loosing it's meaning.
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#14
From what I see now, "Indie" is a genre, and "Independent" is a mindset. You can instantly say, "Hey, this is indie music." It's impossible to say "Hey, this is an independent band," without researching who they're signed to.
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This article is gold
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I can't be arsed reading that. From glancing at it, I'm assuming they know feck all about Indie music anyway.


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only Scouting for Girls irritate me more than the Fratellis. Absolute garbage.

"Scouting for Girls are like the sound of Satan's scrotum emptying. They're abysmal."


I liked that aspect of it too. I made the mistake of listening to the radio the other day, and after a while I just wanted to kill them, or myself. Scouting for Girls would be the first to die, if I had my way.
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#18
"2008: Scouting For Girls' debut album reaches Number One. Indie eats itself "

that last line in the article just tops it off so nicely

and some of the other quotes are class too
#19
I prefer The Fratellis to Kings of Leon.
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#21
I read this the other day, completly right. I especially laughed at the part where he couldn't distinguish a complation from a bands LP. Its also not that theres good indie music out there, theres just a lot of this sketchy pop stuff which is bollocks.
#22
"It's such a ball-less, soulless"

Bill Hicks quote anyone? The truth, though.

He's right, though, but indie is a trend, and it is making millions of pounds recently, but by next year, it will have almost completely died. That's the problem when something becomes fashionable, it's days are then numbered. That is what I find so great about metal, it never goes hugely into fashion, but because of that, it never goes out of fashion.
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#23
Good article. Makes me feel better about hating that insipid crap.
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well, I just read it. Indie isn't dead. There are plenty of decent, "true" indie bands about. That article just focuses on mainstream bands.

Also, the evil edge is right - US indie is where it's at.
#25
I play indie music and I think this whole indie thing is complete and utter crap.

The term indie used to represent an undercurrent of music which went against the usual chart music, The music was often full of cultural and literary references, often very intelligent in writing and playing.

The playing was often very heartfelt and the musicians actuallyknew how to play.


Now it's a stupid title for any teenage garage band with long hair. Few of them can actually play.


As an indie keyboardist and bassist, it makes me want to cry
#27
Genius

I don't know **** about indie bands anyway, but it was a genius article.


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#28
The term "landfill Indie" sums it up nicely.
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Genius

I don't know **** about indie bands anyway, but it was a genius article.


Magicedit: And yes, compared to you wacky Brits, American indie is where it's at. Although hipsters are starting to make everything that was once cool about indie uncool.


too true.
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I can't be arsed reading that. From glancing at it, I'm assuming they know feck all about Indie music anyway.



What is there to know about Indie?


Personally I despise indie and agree with that article.
We don't need anymore indie "bands".
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