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"Modern music sucks"
by Bruce Ure at 12:12 29/01/11 (Blogs::Bruce)
According to Mr Bartlett of this parish, anyway.

Sorry. I couldn't possibly get all this in in 140 characters :-)

omfg - 'Empty Hand' from @1elizadoolittle 's eponymous 1st album is a miniature masterpiece. Play it. Loud, without distraction. Do it now.

@bdge modern music sucks, may as well be listening to Dire Straits, it will drive you that insane....... ;-)

@James_8inaV there's so much wrong with what you just said, I don't even know where to start!

@bdge which bit?

Ok. Briefly:

Dire Straits did make some enjoyable music (Telegraph Road, Brothers in Arms) though I admit it was a bit clichéd and schmaltzy (and due to its outrageously good production possibly best used mainly for testing stereo systems), and I'm willing to accept that Herr Knopfler might not be a guitarist with the huuuuuuge talent of the illustrious Tool boys or Matt Stevens even though I probably couldn't tell how or why unless it was pointed out to me, but to compare listening to them these days to listening to Eliza Doolittle... and even worse to say that "modern music sucks" is just... well, words fail me.

Let me list fairly randomly ten purveyors of 'modern music' (assuming by that we mean 'music being written/played/produced round about now') who I personally think do not "suck":

1. Tool (hey, er....)
2. Eliza Doolittle (natch :-)
3. Gorillaz
4. Shivaree
5. Portishead
6. Gomez
7. Lemon Jelly
8. Zero 7
9. Matt Stevens (oh, er...)
10. Yello

And this is the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg... there are THOUSANDS of modern bands who don't suck!

I ask, nay *demand*, that you justify your outrageous statement!


(Well you did ask :-)

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"Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 12:12 29/01/11
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- Deleted User Account - 22:10 30/01/11
Re: "Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 22:24 30/01/11
Of course ultimately it's all down to preference, I just wanted to have some fun with the notion that "all modern music sucks"!

I also, for what it's worth, care little for boy bands, and single female vocalists preferring talking the lyrics over singing. But I hope you're not sticking Ms Doolittle in that category (er, the latter one.. well hopefully not the former either).

Oh and one more thing... I wasn't expecting you to like all those bands that I listed; I'm sure if I wanted to come up with a list of bands I thought you would like I would have missed half of them off... I just wanted to illustrate that by thinking not even slightly hard it's possible to come up with a list of bands that can't possibly suck on account of they are well known and successful.. but then it all goes back to the preference/opinion thing, obviously.

Oh and one more thing (our main weapon is fear... fear and surprise) is, let's not overlook that you are totally wrong :-)


- Deleted User Account - 22:34 30/01/11
Re: "Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 22:37 30/01/11
I don't *really* think you are totally wrong you fule! I agree with everything you are saying :-)


- Deleted User Account - 22:38 30/01/11
Re: "Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 22:49 30/01/11
I did 'til you said that...


- Deleted User Account - 22:58 30/01/11
Re: "Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 06:39 31/01/11
btw you should check out Shivaree... they of 'Goodnight Moon', don't know if you remember that from, oooh, 10-12 years ago?

They are as delightfully quirky as their lead singer Ambrosia Parsley's name might suggest.

Although I predict you won't like them that much :-)

Check out albums "Rough Dreams" and "I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head For Making Me Live in This Dump". On the latter, listen carefully to their homage to bizarre subtitle translations "Daring Lousy Guy", and read this :)


- Deleted User Account - 10:52 31/01/11
Re: "Modern music sucks" Steve - 21:00 01/02/11
I've never heard the point of modern music.


Re: "Modern music sucks" Bruce Ure - 18:29 02/02/11
My left half can see what you mean.