Re: Britpop.....did I miss something?
you lump them in with the Foals, Elbow etc - you're wrong on all those
You might actually be right on that. The Foals and Elbow are the absolute fucking pits of anally-retentive chin-strokage who exist solely to allow pigs like Zane Lowe to perfect their smug musical cuntery on the public stage. Whilst the Doves at least display some sort of structure and melody to their dreary efforts, those other two have no redeeming musical qualities whatsoever. Trying to maintain their aching hipness at all costs has distracted them from the purpose of writing in the first place: to create something with purpose, attitude and personality. I think I made it clear earlier that I lump the Doves in with the likes of Snow Patrol and Arcade Fire - bands that any self serving bubble-dwelling bride would choose for the walk up the aisle at her wedding.
Real people with a real musical education don't listen to the Doves, they listen to Chopin, Merzbow and the Dead Kennedy's. Just saying.
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