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me. 02.12.2008 04:45 PM

Vampire Weekend
 
What are they like?,any good?,anyone seen them?....

SYRFox 02.12.2008 04:46 PM

My uncle loves them. I know you do care.

gmku 02.12.2008 04:55 PM

I saw them on Letterman and thought they sounded like an updated Police.

GrungeMonkey 02.12.2008 05:30 PM

i saw a video on tv and thought it sounded like just more generic indie NME crap. I don't really know what the big deal with them is.

batreleaser 02.13.2008 12:26 AM

theyre an indie band that gets played on mtv, meaning fake indie, meaning they suck.

and dont give me those "you hate all music thats popular" because thats bullshit. i love tons of mainstream hip hop, especially lil wayne, and i think timbaland is brilliant and a sound whiz, and i like what hes dine with justin timberlake a ton and i like beyonces singles. but, indie rock that is made to be popular defeats the purpose of indie rock and that makes it shitty.

Norma J 02.13.2008 12:59 AM

^You defining a genre as 'indie rock' defeats the purpose.

Norma J 02.13.2008 03:57 AM

Which was my point. My comment was directed towards his ideology rather than any form of music.

gmku 02.13.2008 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swa(y)
i havetn heard this band...

however, i know there are interviews with thurston from the latter part of the 80's to where he describes SY as an indie band.

indie can be interpreted in ten million different ways.


Indie meant something much different in the late 80s.

gmku 02.13.2008 09:06 AM

Yeah, well, I was there!

batreleaser 02.13.2008 09:50 AM

oh idealogy, eh? did you pull the dictionary out for that one? anyways, indie rock unforunatly does stand for a genre of music as opposed to when it used to just mean 'iddependent', bands that are described as indie now rip of the smiths or gang of 4, have those annoying chirpy guitars, and arent independent, like bloc party and stuff like that. sad times we live in.

gmku 02.13.2008 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swa(y)
something to be proud of.

when did you first see SY? just curious....


See them? Not until 1990. But I'd started listening to them in the late 80s.

PAULYBEE2656 02.13.2008 09:54 AM

yeah, they exist but not in an exciting way for me at least. not shite but not on my to buy list.

Norma J 02.14.2008 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by batreleaser
oh idealogy, eh? did you pull the dictionary out for that one? anyways, indie rock unforunatly does stand for a genre of music as opposed to when it used to just mean 'iddependent', bands that are described as indie now rip of the smiths or gang of 4, have those annoying chirpy guitars, and arent independent, like bloc party and stuff like that. sad times we live in.


It appears you worry about things that are irrelevant.

Absinthe Goblin 02.14.2008 10:21 AM

3 impromptu videos
http://www.blogotheque.net/article.php3?id_article=3840

HaydenAsche 02.14.2008 10:44 AM

shit.

Absinthe Goblin 02.14.2008 10:47 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XC2mqcMMGQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlgNFwoApec&feature=user

me. 02.14.2008 03:48 PM

Thanks for the links,they're kinda of ok,i guess,i've not heard of any of the African pop they say thier influenced by,(?).Think i'm resisiting the urge to rush out and buy tho..

pbradley 02.15.2008 10:30 AM

They sound like 60's pop to me. Then again a lot of indie pop sounds like 60's pop to me.

fluxequalsrad 02.15.2008 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by batreleaser
theyre an indie band that gets played on mtv, meaning fake indie, meaning they suck.

and dont give me those "you hate all music thats popular" because thats bullshit.


still sounds really arrogant/purist.

atari 2600 03.09.2008 01:17 PM

They are no great shakes, but also not bad; All in all, I liked their performance on SNL.


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