Noel Gallagher Blasts Jessie J And 'Sh-t Music'

Noel Gallagher has continued to be outspoken on his opinions on today's modern music scene.

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Noel Gallagher has continued to be outspoken on his opinions on today's modern music scene.

The singer, who concluded his UK tour in London last night, says there is no decent music in the current music charts.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gallagher said: "Fact of the matter is that great music died quite a while ago.

"Remember when there were all cool bands in the chart? Oasis, Blur, Pulp and The Verve."

"Now it's Jessie J and f--king Duffy. Everybody's got records 'featuring' somebody else: it's either a sh-t rap about somebody's struggle, or just f--king sh-t music set to some reggae backbeat sung in some transatlantic f--king accent. And then they'll throw some Cockney in just to keep it f--king 'real'.'

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher, Florence And The Machine and The Vaccines have been added to the line-up for this year's T In The Park festival.

The Scottish event, which is set to take place from July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross, will be headlined by The Stone Roses.

Other additions to the bill include The Maccabees, The Horrors, Miles Kane, Maverick Sabre, Frank Turner and Two Door Cinema Club.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    WhoAMEye
    Good to see Noel back on form... It's a bit all encompassing though. there is no more Shit music now than there was when "Britpop" was massive. Noel is just turning into a "things were better in my day" old man. Next he will be telling you that Mars Bars are too expensive and shouting at pigeons.
    wafflesyrup
    I don't have time for good music. Only great, and the thing about great music is it hasn't yet been played.
    GMPX
    Brutalious wrote: The fact that any of you are trying to defend top 40 music is frightening.
    Yes, typically Top40 'pop' is listened to by people whom majority of have no clue about music, like most 10 year old girls. Noel is right though, the only problem I have with him is he always compares to Oasis like we all need to accept that he's band was the greatest that has ever been.
    bob gtar
    Noel only makes comments like these to provoke a reaction so people talk about him. He's now saying Blur are great band. His comments are now more memorable than his songs nowadays.
    jason878
    Music isn't a ****ing battlefield. Just because you can't relate to a song or the artist who sings it doesn't mean it sucks. There are artists I have no respect for because they're more concerned with sales then playing the music they like(and if you use only a computer to make music you're a programmer not a musician), but your personal musical taste is no more valid then anyone elses. It's subjective. Now please, everyone, SHUT THE FUCK UP.
    staticblues
    The charts mean nothing anymore. These artists, they're selling to the masses which are brainless and mind washed little people with nothing to fight for. Adele wrote an amazing album, I'll admit that, but Lady Gaga? Sure she was influenced by certain groups (i.e. Queen, Iron Maiden), but that doesn't give her music any meaning. I will admit I don't listen to enough of her stuff to know if ALL of her music is void of meaning, but that's simply because I can't stand her music. Now stop me if I'm wrong, but a lot of the stuff topping the charts has little to no purpose outside of making money or people feel "happy" and wanting to grind up against each other. One more thing, a lot of these bands lack the talent that music artists like The Beatles, The Doors, Megadeth, Metallica, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Guns N' Roses, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix all had.
    Ghostmaker
    "WWWWAAAaaaa, why does music change? Waaaa why can't everyone sound like The Beatles? Waaa why don't people hold the same views as me? *sniff sniff* why couldn't things have stayed the way they were, back when I was relevant?"
    FN77
    Whether you like Noel or not, what he said is absolutely correct. This is basically the same thing Dave Grohl said in his acceptance speech at the Grammy's, Noel just didn't edit his comment.
    iommi600
    zalant wrote: iommi600 wrote: Jessie J And 'Sh-t Music' Greatest oxymoron ever. I disagree that it's an oxymoron. I'm thinking that it more likely should be placed in the category of redundancy category. } : - ) >
    GOD. DAMN. IT! You metalheads here on UG are SO ignorant. But yeah, I should expect that you guys can't see music in anything that doesn't have a moron shredding some shit solo on the guitar, while the drummer pretends to go crazy on his snare and the vocalist is trying to be a pig and screams some god damn nonsense on the mic talking about death! GET BACK TO HELL METALHEADS! Nah, I'm just kidding, Jessie J is pure shit. I was just a little high when I wrote my comment and somehow changed "redundancy" for "oxymoron". This will remember me to keep off the internet after doing some bong hits.
    Myaccount876
    "Remember when there were all cool bands in the chart? Oasis, Blur, Pulp and The Verve."
    When I saw that: "Remember when there were all cool bands in the chart?" I knew the first band he'd say would be Oasis. Self-loving *****.
    Lukef4098
    Ah yeah but jessie jay is such a RIDE! things id do t her yad be locked up for
    voodoochile000
    I always 38 special was the best southern rock band, mainly because of their smash hit entitled "Hold On Loosely". Get this, there's a rabbi, a polish man, and Ornette Coleman in a record shop. Ornette sees everyone grabbing his records and walking out without paying for them. Ornette Coleman says, "Hey man, why's everybody stealing my records?" The record shop owner turns to him and says, "because the name of your album was 'Free Jazz'." ba-dum-ch! In all honesty, though, UG needs to cool it with Noel. Oasis had some jams for sure, but I'll only listen to them if I'm gobsmackingly stoned out of my god-lovin-iron-maiden's-best-album-was-peace-of-mind-and-bob -ross-is-the-best-painter-ever-and-he-made-me-realize-that-I -will-never-be-able-to-create-anything-as-beautiful-as-his-t en-minute-masterpieces-mind.
    MT_Obsidian
    bazandy wrote: 99.9% of acts in the charts cant proform live which says a lot for there talents
    25% of the word usage in this sentence is wrong; that says a lot about your grammar abilities.
    GMPX
    iommi600 This will remember me to keep off the internet after doing some bong hits.
    Yeah, blame the bong. See, ignorant morons like you need to then suggest that every rap fan is a gangster, every country music fan loves rodeo, every classical music listener wears a white wig, every blues fan is living a down trodden life he must sing about. One thing that is for certain, someone who gets high and posts on forums is a total, 100% dips**t.
    Shawskee
    What Noel (and many other people) need to understand is that music is a matter of opinion. It's not a sport, not a competition. It's an incredible art: a beauty that can express visuals, stories and enhance life. From Radiohead to Nicki Minaj we have a universal size of music... so why not listen to what you like, and respect what others like, instead of hating simply cause YOU don't like it? Who cares what's popular when you have the freedom to listen to whatever you want? Also, rock most certainly is NOT "dead". Bands like Wolfmother are still producing music that sounds like 70s rock, and if you can't find any modern bands you enjoy, listen to one of the thousands of records that were made in the last 50 years. Jeez. I will be amazed the day I see Noel Gallagher with a positive article on this website.
    mschup27
    Um... Spice Girls anyone???? If I remember correctly, the Spice Girls were rippin up the charts when Oasis were still relavent. The more I hear this guy go off, the more I think that all he ****in cares about is record sales.
    pinheadslts75
    Noel Gallagher Bitches about Music, Liam Gallagher Bitches about Noel Gallagher, and Courtney Loves Does Something. /ugnewsweek
    RHCPFAN96
    [quote]WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Jessie J may be "shit". But she has an amazing voice and writes (whether she writes her own stuff, I don't know) pretty catchy pop songs. Adele. She's outsold The Beatles and Michael Jackson. Lady Gaga. Pokerface is, if I remember rightly, the biggest selling song ever. Just because it's pop, it doesn't mean it's shit. People are just being narrow-minded. Yeah, there's a lot of shit about but there always has been. This isn't the time for rock music. It's the time for pop whether you like it or not. i like adele.. but the worlds population is MUCH bigger than it was in the 60's so no wonder she outsold the beatles
    voodoochile000
    I always thought 38 special was the best southern rock band, mainly because of their smash hit entitled "Hold On Loosely". Get this, there's a rabbi, a polish man, and Ornette Coleman in a record shop. Ornette sees everyone grabbing his records and walking out without paying for them. Ornette Coleman says, "Hey man, why's everybody stealing my records?" The record shop owner turns to him and says, "because the name of your album was 'Free Jazz'." ba-dum-ch! In all honesty though, UG needs to cool it with Noel. Oasis had some jams for sure, but I'll only listen to them if I'm gobsmackingly stoned out of my god-lovin'-iron-maiden's-best-album-was-piece-of-mind-and-bo b -ross-is-the-best-painter-ever-and-he-made-me-realize-that-I -will-never-be-able-to-create-anything-as-beautiful-as-his-t en-minute-masterpieces-mind.
    13thorderbass
    Stop putting this douche on your website. Honestly I don't think any one has cared what this guy has said in the last 10 years.
    garret718
    WM121 wrote: Next week, Noel Gallagher will blast peanut banana sandwiches for tasting like crap
    and goes on to say "remember PB & J and Ham Sandwhiches?" Yeah right cuz those aren't mainstream at all
    zilosgodie
    Hes wrong!!!!! Mainstream music is now shit, underground music has some very interesting good things. He is clearly into MTV a lot, 90s MTV even had METAL (DEATH), yeah things (MTV) was better in his times lol
    Sethis
    Seriously? How about Noel quit whining and face the truth: Music will keep on evolving. Not every modern is song is crap. Not every modern singer sucks. The guy's stuck in his own era. Which was good but certainly not the only one. Don't get me wrong, I love rock but I hate seeing people who are obsessed with it or any genre.
    '93
    i kind of disagree...its just that there isnt great music on the radio. having been born in 93 i dont really remember what was being played on the radio in the nineties but i do admit that nowadays it is quite bland and artificial. nothing good about it however, when pop is crap and underground scene rises and there are some really really good bands out there. you just have to look a bit
    Dalee231
    Adele has outsold Bad by Michael Jackson, not Thriller. Dont know if anyones cleared that up yet but thought I'd drop that in
    bazandy
    i agree with noel, but i blame the record companys,to much maufacured crap,keeping the money for them selfs there is 1000s of good bands out there, with good material,we need the a&r men to get off there arses and start promoting bands again
    bazandy
    for adele to out sell m jackson, it just goes to show the state of the music scene she as no competion. unfortunatly the beatles didnt have downloads in the 60s, god knows what there sales would have been.
    BlowByBlow
    Writes comment bashing current music: plus 40 Writes comment complimenting any facet of current music: minus 40
    Carling_1994
    well he has a good point but to be fair what he calls cool bands is just his opinion, personally i think oasis are great musicians just Liam and Noel are both total dickheads....but i much prefer bands of the 90's like Nirvana, Metallica, Pantera.....and so on.
    Saint78
    What a narrow-minded ****. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it shit. People like it because it's catchy.
    Family Reunion
    robo37 wrote: Root Beer wrote: "Remember when there were all cool bands in the chart? Oasis, Blur, Pulp and The Verve." This is where I stopped caring about his opinion. Again, what the **** is wrong with Blur?
    Nothing is wrong with them, they're cool, just like he said
    xHellbound
    Oasis, Blur, Pulp The Verve, Noel Gallagher, Florence And The Machine, The Vaccines, The Stone Roses, The Maccabees, The Horrors, Miles Kane, Maverick Sabre, Frank Turner and Two Door Cinema Club. Is it bad that I've never heard of any of these bands? Maybe it's just me.. I always hated listening to the radio growing up, so I don't know my generations bands.. Just what my parents listen to.. And my uncle's collection of 70's and 80's metal albums.
    ZombicidalMan
    Ha! If you expect to find consistently great music on the Top Charts, then you're a bumbling idiot. It's catchy, sometimes talented, guilty pleasure music. Great music is out there, you just have to actually, you know, look for it.
    Scary Guy
    As much as you don't like it he is right eg if i had of listened wouldn't be in this position...if i had of listened wouldn't be in this position...if i had of listened wouldn't be in this position
    jake9545
    nothing like trying to stay relevant... has been's please stop talking crap to stay relevant! just lame.