Originally Posted by noisereductions
I think originality is overrated honestly. And I mean let's be real: any band making music with say guitars and drums... not all that original is it? They might use some diff chords - or no chords at all. But other bands have done those things too.
With music, and any art, I just want things that sound good to me or whatever. It's all about the personal response. Like, when I hear a song I like I'm not thinking "okay, wait... is this new and unique? Has this been done before? I don't want to like it if it's not checking off these boxes first..." y'know?
Same here with the “does it sound good to me?” criteria, but I do think that things that sound new, different or compelling in one way or another are more likely to sound good to me than things that sound exactly like 40+ years of other stuff.
Very little is truly original, but the stuff that is tends to be better overall than the stuff that lacks inventiveness and originality completely. That can, I believe, be pretty fairly said about the Foo Fighters. There is nothing going on there that hasn’t been done better a million times.
But I do think I know what you mean to some extent. After all, I get all the Thurston and Lee albums knowing they’re going to sound like Thurston and Lee. And I like those albums. But they don’t pump me up or make my brain tingle like shit that sounds urgent and necessary and daring.
But whatever I’m just some asshole.