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Old 03.05.2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Old 03.05.2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 03.05.2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Haha, I read that list backwards and though it sucked, but then I realized I'm stoned and its in reverse, and I more or less agree with most of it
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Old 03.05.2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what offends me more about this list: the depressing predictability of most of it; the mind-boggling incomprehensibility of the rest of it, or the frankly staggering omissions both too numerous and blindingly obvious to list
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Old 03.05.2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Old 03.05.2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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I disagree. While a lot of those bands at the top of the list evolved into mainstream, they didn't necessarily start that way, and realistically, isn't part of the definition of influence inherently include scale and range of audience? A larger band is naturally going to have more influence than an obscure local pub band. So if we want to be snobs, we could name a list of 50 of our personal favorite indie bands that nobody else has ever heard of, but how does that fit into "Most-Influential"

I'd say just about every band on that list between 35-1 had a major influence on thousands of garage and pub bands. That being said, is the list perfect? Hardly. Is it relatively inclusive do those bands who have had the biggest influence? I'd say yes.
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Old 03.05.2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Old 03.05.2013, 11:35 PM   #8
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According to this article, SY is continuing to release critically acclaimed albums all the way through 20009. I really hope that's true.
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Old 03.06.2013, 12:05 AM   #9
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Is it relatively inclusive do those bands who have had the biggest influence? I'd say yes.

So where the fuck are The Fall?
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Old 03.06.2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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Old 03.06.2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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Old 03.06.2013, 08:54 AM   #13
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I actively HATE 80% of that shitty list.
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Old 03.09.2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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So where the fuck are The Fall?


That was my first thought.
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Old 03.09.2013, 12:12 PM   #15
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When you have such influential and wonderful indie bands like The Unicorns around, there's no room for the likes of The Fall.
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Old 03.09.2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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Old 03.10.2013, 12:31 PM   #17
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Does the guy who wrote this article know what influential means?

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Interpol, & most everything from 25-50 (with a couple exceptions) are bands that literally haven't had enough time to influence anything & will be forgotten about in 10 years because they're not that good.

20 years from now when we look back on 2000-2013 Arcade Fire & that shit might as well be flock of seagulls.

You know what people will remember? Deerhoof.


BTW: Where are (since this list seems to be more of a list of bands that influenced alternative/indie whatever):

VU, the Stooges, Television, Roxy Music, King Crimson, David Bowie, Daniel Johnston, Big Star, Mission of Burma, Polvo, Archers of Loaf, The Melvins, & The Ramones?
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I think LCD is a legitimate choice for the bottom end of a list like this. More culturally than musically influential, but still, I have a feeling that name is going to be remembered for a long time. Their music was, at its best, brilliant, and at its worst, still better than most. Plus, the guy struggled in NYC for a decade before having his first hit, and three albums later he was selling out Madison square garden, bringing the basement to the arena. I've no beef with James Murphy.

And I think it's safe to say Arcade Fire has also earned their stripes. Even if you hate them, you probably love at least one song so much it makes your teenage heart break. Again, no beef. They've done fine, and they've helped make "rock" and alternative at least a little bit more classy and intelligent than it was.

Not that I like Mumford and sons.
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Old 03.20.2013, 02:07 AM   #19
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I think LCD is a legitimate choice for the bottom end of a list like this. More culturally than musically influential, but still, I have a feeling that name is going to be remembered for a long time. Their music was, at its best, brilliant, and at its worst, still better than most. Plus, the guy struggled in NYC for a decade before having his first hit, and three albums later he was selling out Madison square garden, bringing the basement to the arena. I've no beef with James Murphy.

And I think it's safe to say Arcade Fire has also earned their stripes. Even if you hate them, you probably love at least one song so much it makes your teenage heart break. Again, no beef. They've done fine, and they've helped make "rock" and alternative at least a little bit more classy and intelligent than it was.

Not that I like Mumford and sons.

LOL. Pitchfork journalist wannabe.
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There is NOTHING "Rock" about arcade fire. that shit is so stupid soft.
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