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TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-21-2007, 03:25 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/07/23/the-20-best-live-bands-playing-right-now/


This weekend’s rock list, Best Live Band Playing Right Now, got an awesome and terrifying response from you all - thanks for all the nominations. After careful consideration, here is our final list. Now go see these guys!

1. The White Stripes
2. Radiohead
3. Pearl Jam
4. Rage Against the Machine
5. U2
6. Metallica
7. Flaming Lips
8. My Morning Jacket
9. The Hold Steady
10. Arcade Fire
11. The Raconteurs
12. Wilco
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Gogol Bordello
16. Kings of Leon
17. Muse
18. Dave Matthews Band
19. Tool
20. LCD Soundsystem

What do y'all think? Agree, Disagree? List should be burned?

whynotsmile99
08-21-2007, 03:33 PM
I still don't think LCD was anything to write home about after seeing him Coachella. It wasn't terrible though.

I would add the rapture and of course any live list is bunk without mentioning Flogging Molly

algunz
08-21-2007, 03:33 PM
I've actually seen everyone of those bands live. I would tend to agree. (Thanks to Coachella for the most part.) But, I might remove 8, 9 and 12, mainly because I'm not big fans of their music.

I would add Groove Armada, Beck, and Jamiroquai (although Jay hasn't done a US tour in a while)

And the Chili Peppers used to be great, but now not so much.

TomAz
08-21-2007, 03:40 PM
I think RS has a different definition of 'right now' than I use.


I would add the rapture and of course any live list is bunk without mentioning Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly does put on a good show, too bad their music is derivative as all fuck.

i_like_cake530
08-21-2007, 03:42 PM
am i the only one that disagrees with the white stripes over radiohead?

kreutz2112
08-21-2007, 03:43 PM
I have also seen all, except U2, overall I think its a pretty good list. If I were to recreate it I would do this:

1. Pearl Jam
2. Radiohead
3. Arcade Fire
4. White Stripes
5. Tool
6. Muse
7. Rage
8. MMJ
9. Flaming Lips
10. DMB
11. YYY's
12. Wilco
13. LCD Soundsystem
14. Hold Steady
15. Raconteurs
16. Metallica
17. Gogol Bordello
18. RHCP
19. Kings of Leon

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 03:46 PM
am i the only one that disagrees with the white stripes over radiohead?

No you are absolutely not, but it was expected, Rolling Stone has been sucking the White Stripes anus since their existence...The White Stripes are definitely up there for me though, just not #1

whynotsmile99
08-21-2007, 03:49 PM
I think RS has a different definition of 'right now' than I use.



Flogging Molly does put on a good show, too bad their music is derivative as all fuck.

As they are one of my favorite bands out there, and a bunch of cool cats I hate agreeing with this but I sorta do. I couldn't believe how many of their songs sound just like the Pogues. But fuck it, the 7 times I've seen FM have been the most fun shows ive been too

TomAz
08-21-2007, 03:55 PM
As they are one of my favorite bands out there, and a bunch of cool cats I hate agreeing with this but I sorta do. I couldn't believe how many of their songs sound just like the Pogues. But fuck it, the 7 times I've seen FM have been the most fun shows ive been too

I went and saw them once and was very impressed with the energy and showmanship. But every song they played I was thinking, this sounds exactly like the Pogues. Not merely 'influenced by'. what's his name the singer does acknowledge his debt to the Pogues, but still, man, at least the Rolling Stones sounded a little bit different than Chuck Berry.

I think my main annoyance was the crowd, since they didn't seem to be put off by it like I was. I'm sure 90% of them had never even heard of the Pogues. it made me sad is all.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Why would Kings of Leon, The Raconteurs, RHCP, and The YYY's be on there but Beck is absent? I still think he is one of the better performers TODAY...

Yablonowitz
08-21-2007, 04:01 PM
From their list and only including bands I've actually seen, I'd go a little sumpin' like this:


1. Arcade Fire
2. My Morning Jacket
3. LCD Soundsystem
4. Wilco
5. Dave Matthews Band


What does this tell you? It tells you that I haven't seen many live shows.

thinnerair
08-21-2007, 04:01 PM
hi. my name is Mogwai. I'm a really good live show. Probably even better than half the bands those dickhuggers at RS selected for their top 20.

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:03 PM
am i the only one that disagrees with the white stripes over radiohead?

I would put Radiohead #1 myself. but then again, Radiohead wouldn't be on my list at all, since they are not playing "right now". or at all in 2007.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 04:03 PM
hi. my name is Mogwai. I'm a really good live show. Probably even better than half the bands those dickhuggers at RS selected for their top 20.

Also meet Mogwai's friends who are both also better than half of the bands those dickhuggers selected...Sigur Ros and Bjork

i_like_cake530
08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Why would Kings of Leon, The Raconteurs, RHCP, and The YYY's be on there but Beck is absent? I still think he is one of the better performers TODAY...

RHCP's non-coachella performance's seem to be better...if that means anything...

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Also, I didn't think the Raconteurs were all that special live.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
I would put Radiohead #1 myself. but then again, Radiohead wouldn't be on my list at all, since they are not playing "right now". or at all in 2007.

Another valid point by Tom...

thinnerair
08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
If SPIN magazine were doing this list, Bjork and Daft Punk would be at the top of this list.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 04:06 PM
If SPIN magazine were doing this list, Bjork and Daft Punk would be at the top of this list.


Yeah but they would also have Interpol at like #3 and Amy Winehouse at #4

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:06 PM
the list seems to be confined to Rock Bands. to have a Rock Band you have to have a Guitar and a Drum, at a minimum.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-21-2007, 04:16 PM
No mention of Sigur Ros by anyone. I do think there should be on this list...

EDIT: Oops! ThomThom mentioned them already...

crazzz2007
08-21-2007, 04:20 PM
Yeah but they would also have Interpol at like #3 and Amy Winehouse at #4

amy winehouse is a dirty whore

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:21 PM
Radiohead is one of my favorite bands ever and OK Computer may be my favorite album ever but I can think of 20 other acts who put better live shows on. I go see them on tour because I love them and want to hear the music I love so much in a live setting but I dont think their live show is really all that great.

sonofhal
08-21-2007, 04:22 PM
I could probably name 20 bands i'd rather see than those 20 bands if they announced a tour NOW.

crazzz2007
08-21-2007, 04:24 PM
Radiohead is one of my favorite bands ever and OK Computer may be my favorite album ever but I can think of 20 other acts who put better live shows on. I go see them on tour because I love them and want to hear the music I love so much in a live setting but I dont think their live show is really all that great.

blasphemy

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:26 PM
Radiohead is one of my favorite bands ever and OK Computer may be my favorite album ever but I can think of 20 other acts who put better live shows on. I go see them on tour because I love them and want to hear the music I love so much in a live setting but I dont think their live show is really all that great.

what does this have to do with nipples?

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:32 PM
blasphemy

Touche.


what does this have to do with nipples?

I post in regards to other things sometimes. Ok youre right, I dont.

algunz
08-21-2007, 04:38 PM
blasphemy

Why? Yes their music is great, wonderful, awe inspiring and they always sound fantastic live, but I like a little energy in a live performance. Gwen Stefani is more fun to watch on stage than Mr. York.

Sushov23
08-21-2007, 04:41 PM
I'm Happy to see RHCP, Kings of Leon, The white stripes, and RAGE. U2 is not THAT great live, top 20 yeah, but not 5.

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:41 PM
My point is that I think they get a free pass on their live show because their music is so inherently good. If you threw OK Computer in a CD player with a pretty good light show behind it you would essentially have their live gig. That being said I would pay 75 bucks for this experience and have several times. This does not mean that they bring anything truly special in a live sense, in my opinion, to the stage.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 04:41 PM
Why? Yes their music is great, wonderful, awe inspiring and they always sound fantastic live, but I like a little energy in a live performance. Gwen Stefani is more fun to watch on stage than Mr. York.

That is the first time I have ever heard that...Thom Yorke not enough energy? I have not been to a single show where he has not had a seizure dancing and has not been involved in fan interaction at least a handful of times...

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:44 PM
The fact that he is a spaz and says hello at the beginning and goodbye at the end does not make a great show. I understand Algunz's point. Tragic Kingdom and before era No Doubt put on SICK live shows. Do I think that No Doubt is better than Radiohead. No way. Does Gwen put on a more engaging live show? I vote yes.

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:45 PM
My point is that I think they get a free pass on their live show because their music is so inherently good. If you threw OK Computer in a CD player with a pretty good light show behind it you would essentially have their live gig. That being said I would pay 75 bucks for this experience and have several times. This does not mean that they bring anything truly special in a live sense, in my opinion, to the stage.

hmmm. perhaps true about the OK Computer stuff. I think the Kid A and Amnesiac stuff takes on a new life in their shows though.

crazzz2007
08-21-2007, 04:47 PM
The fact that he is a spaz and says hello at the beginning and goodbye at the end does not make a great show. I understand Algunz's point. Tragic Kingdom and before era No Doubt put on SICK live shows. Do I think that No Doubt is better than Radiohead. No way. Does Gwen put on a more engaging live show? I vote yes.

is the music not engaging enough for you?

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 04:48 PM
hmmm. perhaps true about the OK Computer stuff. I think the Kid A and Amnesiac stuff takes on a new life in their shows though.

This is also true with some of the material on Hail To The Thief

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:50 PM
I'll spot you that, Thomas. Their electronic tinged stuff goes more places because I think it affords Jonny more opportunity to fuck around with beeps and boops and whatnot. It should also be noted that I have never seen them at a venue with less than 6000 people. I am sure their live show would take on a whole new meaning somewhere intimate.

chrislasf
08-21-2007, 04:52 PM
is the music not engaging enough for you?

It is, which is why I have seen them several times. But under that notion one could just take their favorite 20 bands and say that those are your favorite 20 live shows. It doesnt work that way for me. A lot of things like crowd energy, band interaction, etc go into my definition of great live artist. There are artists not in my top 50 who would probably crack my top 20 live shows and vice versa.

TomAz
08-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Ed nodded to me once. Srsly. that's awesome crowd interaction.

fatbastard
08-21-2007, 05:20 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/07/23/the-20-best-live-bands-playing-right-now/


This weekend’s rock list, Best Live Band Playing Right Now, got an awesome and terrifying response from you all - thanks for all the nominations. After careful consideration, here is our final list. Now go see these guys!

1. The White Stripes
2. Radiohead
3. Pearl Jam
4. Rage Against the Machine
5. U2
6. Metallica
7. Flaming Lips
8. My Morning Jacket
9. The Hold Steady
10. Arcade Fire
11. The Raconteurs
12. Wilco
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Gogol Bordello
16. Kings of Leon
17. Muse
18. Dave Matthews Band
19. Tool
20. LCD Soundsystem

What do y'all think? Agree, Disagree? List should be burned?

Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-21-2007, 05:22 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam

I agree with this list more then the Rolling Stone list. But no Sigur Ros?

Yablonowitz
08-21-2007, 06:10 PM
I think The National put on a hell of a show.

fatbastard
08-21-2007, 06:16 PM
I agree with this list more then the Rolling Stone list. But no Sigur Ros?

I was blown away at John Anson Ford but not at Coachella. I love them but their performance is a little weak.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-21-2007, 06:22 PM
I was blown away at John Anson Ford but not at Coachella. I love them but their performance is a little weak.

I would have to agree. Coachella 2007 was my 4th Sigur Ros show and it was their weakest. I think it had to due more with technical difficulties then anything else. Jonsi looked flustered until the 4th song in. But overall one of the most amazing live bands around....bar Bjork or Radiohead

i_like_cake530
08-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam

agreed...minus placebo

summerkid
08-21-2007, 07:07 PM
seriously, I understand that Daft Punk isn't really a band, but they are the best touring live show right now so its bullshit they aren't on this list.

Wheres the beef?
08-21-2007, 07:09 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam


What no Tool?

Alchemy
08-21-2007, 07:16 PM
LCD Soundsystem were great at V-Fest, but not nearly as great as CSS or even The Police. I didn't see them at Coachella, but in terms of exciting shows, The New Pornographers deserve a spot as well.

M Sparks
08-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam

The fact that you don't have Gogol Bordello on there makes the rest of the list suspect, even though I agree with most of it.

I expect Rolling Stone to leave Daft and Mogwai off, but The Cure? The Cure is the only band that have been better every time I've seen them. And their fans are so faithful, that they could run on autopilot for 5 years before anyone would notice. But they don't.

I haven't seen a decent Depeche Mode show since the Devotional tour. And that was only decent...gotta go back to Violator for great. But I also haven't seen them since Dave cleaned up.

suprefan
08-21-2007, 07:44 PM
If SPIN magazine were doing this list, Bjork and Daft Punk would be at the top of this list.

Spin did one last year and the list has lots of similarities.

Alchemy
08-21-2007, 07:46 PM
The fact that you don't have Gogol Bordello on there makes the rest of the list suspect, even though I agree with most of it.

I expect Rolling Stone to leave Daft and Mogwai off, but The Cure? The Cure is the only band that have been better every time I've seen them. And their fans are so faithful, that they could run on autopilot for 5 years before anyone would notice. But they don't.

I haven't seen a decent Depeche Mode show since the Devotional tour. And that was only decent...gotta go back to Violator for great. But I also haven't seen them since Dave cleaned up.

I don't want to recieve fire from the board, but...

I missed out on Coachella 2004, so I hope 2008 borrows a little from 2004. Especially if it would borrow a headliner.

Especially The Cure over Radiohead.

suprefan
08-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Spins list from a year ago, how abotu that. I love how they just copy each other year after year. BE ORIGINAL AND STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION!!

Spins list form a year ago(wow so different huh?) ((i already see the large rocks of hate being ready to be thrown right now at like 3 of these acts))

1. U2
2. The Stooges
3. Arcade Fire
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Radiohead
6. White Stripes
7. Green Day
8. The Hives
9. Prince
10. The Dirtbombs
11. Queens Of The Stone Age
12. Turbonegro
13. My Chemical Romance
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. Riverboat Gamblers
16. The Flaming Lips
17. The Roots
18. My Morning Jacket
19. Art Brut
20. Gogol Bordello
21. Against Me!
22. LCD Soundsystem
23. AFI
24. The Mars Volta
25. Comets On Fire

sydaud
08-21-2007, 07:59 PM
The Kings of Leon have no business being on any list that contains the words "best" and "live" in its heading. I can't even think of anything clever by way of dismissing them live...they just suck in concert.

betao
08-21-2007, 08:03 PM
I think now i'll pick up a Rolling Stone magazine before a Spin magazine.

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 08:11 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
10.The White Stripes
11.Placedo
12.Flaming Lips
13.Arcade Fire
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
16.Kings of Leon
17.My Morning Jacket
18.Muse
19.LCD Soundsystem
20.Pearl Jam

All but 2 of those bands have played Coachella.

Somewhat Damaged
08-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Not terribly surprised by their omission but considering that Soulwax performed an awesome set in the Sahara with a full band, I thought they warranted a mention.

DylanJohnston
08-21-2007, 08:52 PM
In my opinion, Eiffel 65 should be on the list. Nothing like French techno.

orbit
08-21-2007, 09:00 PM
That's not techno.

roberto73
08-21-2007, 09:09 PM
If people want undeniable proof that Editors aren't just ripping off Joy Division (or trying to be Interpol), see their live show. I can't speak for their Coachella performance, but I saw them a year ago at the Avalon and it was one of the most spectacular shows I've ever seen. I can't wait to see their new stuff when they play the Wiltern next month.

DylanJohnston
08-21-2007, 09:12 PM
The Editors are just stealing from Arcade Fire. You can hear the clear similarity between the two musical styles. For example, listen to "Cold Wind", and then listen to "All Sparks". I hate the editors. Rip-off artists.

suprefan
08-21-2007, 09:21 PM
The Editors are just stealing from Arcade Fire. You can hear the clear similarity between the two musical styles. For example, listen to "Cold Wind", and then listen to "All Sparks". I hate the editors. Rip-off artists.



Thats like the worst comparison for a rip off EVER.

summerkid
08-21-2007, 09:30 PM
If people want undeniable proof that Editors aren't just ripping off Joy Division (or trying to be Interpol), see their live show. I can't speak for their Coachella performance, but I saw them a year ago at the Avalon and it was one of the most spectacular shows I've ever seen. I can't wait to see their new stuff when they play the Wiltern next month.

honestly, I've never felt so much hatred towards a band after seeing them live. Fucking despise these guys.

DylanJohnston
08-21-2007, 09:34 PM
I hate to break it to you, "suprefan", but I have a graduate degree in music. It's not my fault if you can't pick up on the subtleties and the obvious similarities between those two songs. Listen to it again, I'll give you the benefit of the down. Perhaps you'll pick it up this time.

Boourns
08-21-2007, 09:35 PM
The White Stripes were really good live when I saw them, but not amazing. Too short, too much jamming, and Jack sounded a bit off, but I've seen video of incredible performances. Still, nowhere in the same league as Radiohead. No Daft Punk and no Sigur Ros? INVALID LIST!

Of course, I can't list bands I've not yet seen like U2, Gogol Bordello, Pulp, Portishead, etc, so the top 25 acts I've seen:

1. Radiohead
2. Sigur Ros
3. Arcade Fire
4. Jarvis Cocker
5. Daft Punk
6. The Dresden Dolls
7. Morrissey
8. Muse
9. Bjork
10. Metric
11. Beck
12. CSS
13. R.E.M.
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. Pixies
16. Coldplay
17. Tool
18. Islands
19. Massive Attack
20. Blonde Redhead
21. Final Fantasy
22. Nine Inch Nails
23. Rage Against The Machine
24. The Decemberists
25. The White Stripes

roberto73
08-21-2007, 09:35 PM
The Editors are just stealing from Arcade Fire. You can hear the clear similarity between the two musical styles. For example, listen to "Cold Wind", and then listen to "All Sparks". I hate the editors. Rip-off artists.

Having listened to these two songs at your request, all I can say is that it must suck for you to be tone deaf.

DylanJohnston
08-21-2007, 09:36 PM
I'm sorry your ears lack the capacity to hear real music.

Boourns
08-21-2007, 09:46 PM
Doesn't the singer from Editors imitate Ian Curtis' epilepsy at live shows?

i_like_cake530
08-21-2007, 09:50 PM
I'm sorry your ears lack the capacity to hear real music.

who are you anyways? why should we believe anything you say? you can't just come in here and insult supre and roberto...

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 09:56 PM
I just listened to both songs back to back as well and I can't see the similarity at all...What am I missing?

i_like_cake530
08-21-2007, 09:57 PM
links to the songs? i wanna hear

EDIT: nevermind...i heard them...ya, im not seeing the comparison either.

summerkid
08-21-2007, 09:58 PM
Doesn't the singer from Editors imitate Ian Curtis' epilepsy at live shows?

yes...yes he does that's why its disgusting.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 10:00 PM
Doesn't the singer from Editors imitate Ian Curtis' epilepsy at live shows?

As much as I don't mind The Editors, that fucking spazz attack he gets while on stage is fairly annoying

roberto73
08-21-2007, 10:16 PM
Doesn't the singer from Editors imitate Ian Curtis' epilepsy at live shows?


yes...yes he does that's why its disgusting.

One more comment, and then I'm throwing in the towel; I've got better things to do than defend a band. Like them or not. I don't care.

Anyway, it seems to me like a pretty big leap to say his mannerisms onstage "imitate Ian Curtis' epilepsy." I mean, really? Imitate someone's epilepsy? How cynical do you have to be to think that poorly of someone? Since the naysayers accuse them of ripping off Joy Division, it just seems like an easy attack: "Hey, they want to be Joy Division so much their singer is – get this – pretending he has epilepsy!"

Many singers have weird mannerisms on stage. Frankly, I could do without Thom Yorke's goofy little head wobble, but I'm not going to say, "Dude, Yorke's totally imitating this guy I know who was in a quad accident in 10th grade and couldn't control his neck movements anymore!" It's just what he does. I don't like it, but why the fuck should that matter?

woogie846
08-21-2007, 10:21 PM
I'm sorry your ears lack the capacity to hear real music.

Git yer ears cleaned.

Hmmm...hostile defense of the Arcade Fire's originality... only 12 posts...really, really annoying...I'm watching you Dylan Johnston...or should I say...

DELTA.

http://home.indy.rr.com/mscht/omg.gif

algunz
08-21-2007, 10:31 PM
I gotta rally again on Beck's behalf. He is one of the greatest live performers ever - clever, amusing and he can fucking dance.

Tylerdurden31
08-21-2007, 10:45 PM
Broken Social Scene
amen on Soulwax
Mogwai...yes
Explosions in the Sky
Battles
Bjork
Boredoms

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 10:48 PM
I like Bjork's work in the previous decade more then this one, otherwise she would have been on the list.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Wait, I just posted that in the fucking best albums of the decade thread...weird

suprefan
08-21-2007, 10:56 PM
I'm sorry your ears lack the capacity to hear real music.

And also, who the f**k are you to barge in on this topic our little lurker friend? Another person to join the Arizona crew I presume?

C DUB YA
08-21-2007, 10:58 PM
I'm sorry your ears lack the capacity to hear real music.

I have to disagree with you. I don't feel The Editors rip off Cold Wind at all.

C DUB YA
08-21-2007, 11:01 PM
yes...yes he does that's why its disgusting.

Not to defend the Editors...
but I disagree with you as well. You can say Thom Yorke does the same thing or maybe he rips David Byrne off, or maybe Bono rips off Freddie Mercury, etc... etc...????

That just a silly statement.

ThomThom
08-21-2007, 11:07 PM
And also, who the f**k are you to barge in on this topic our little lurker friend? Another person to join the Arizona crew I presume?

That's it Chris, I have to get you a custom made badge and nightstick or some shit...Call me whore bag!

Wheres the beef?
08-21-2007, 11:07 PM
Git yer ears cleaned.

Hmmm...hostile defense of the Arcade Fire's originality... only 12 posts...really, really annoying...I'm watching you Dylan Johnston...or should I say...

DELTA.



AWWWWW SHIT!

summerkid
08-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Git yer ears cleaned.

Hmmm...hostile defense of the Arcade Fire's originality... only 12 posts...really, really annoying...I'm watching you Dylan Johnston...or should I say...

DELTA.



WRONG.

DylanJohnston
08-21-2007, 11:50 PM
WRONG.

Thank you summerkid, for suggesting his comments are wrong. I appreciate your show of support.

rage patton
08-22-2007, 12:03 AM
Hell yes Motherfuckers!!! Gogol Bordello makes EVERYONES top live bands list.

To me, they are #1. But could you immagine how many people would freak out if they were put above U2, Radiohead and Pearl Jam? However, everyone would be put at ease after seeing them.

Anyways, Tool is WAY to low on that list. Seriously.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
08-22-2007, 12:09 AM
This list is so fuckin' lazy and obvious it's not real.

I can think of 10 off the top of my head that should be on the list.

Prince
Depeche Mode
!!!
Polyphonic Spree
The Rapture
Gomez
Faithless
Secret Machines
Explosions In The Sky
NIN


Just for starters. And Muse that low on the list? Sheesh....

bballarl
08-22-2007, 01:14 AM
Gomez is amazing live. Amazing.

Sushov23
08-22-2007, 01:36 AM
where the hell is Britney Spears. Lip synching is the SHIT! YES.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-22-2007, 05:31 AM
The White Stripes were really good live when I saw them, but not amazing. Too short, too much jamming, and Jack sounded a bit off, but I've seen video of incredible performances. Still, nowhere in the same league as Radiohead. No Daft Punk and no Sigur Ros? INVALID LIST!

Of course, I can't list bands I've not yet seen like U2, Gogol Bordello, Pulp, Portishead, etc, so the top 25 acts I've seen:

1. Radiohead
2. Sigur Ros
3. Arcade Fire
4. Jarvis Cocker
5. Daft Punk
6. The Dresden Dolls
7. Morrissey
8. Muse
9. Bjork
10. Metric
11. Beck
12. CSS
13. R.E.M.
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. Pixies
16. Coldplay
17. Tool
18. Islands
19. Massive Attack
20. Blonde Redhead
21. Final Fantasy
22. Nine Inch Nails
23. Rage Against The Machine
24. The Decemberists
25. The White Stripes

Wow, Boourns and I have very similar taste in live music. The only thing I might have changed is add Bjork to the top 5. I can't comment on Jarvis since I haven't see him...But I have seen Gogol and they need to be on this list...

TheWatcher
08-22-2007, 06:24 AM
The Editors are just stealing from Arcade Fire. You can hear the clear similarity between the two musical styles. For example, listen to "Cold Wind", and then listen to "All Sparks". I hate the editors. Rip-off artists.

Hmmm.. That seems like an odd comparison. I don't really hear any resemblance. For some reason, the singer of the Editors sounds a bit like Morissey to me at times; probably nobody else will hear that either.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-22-2007, 06:32 AM
Hmmm.. That seems like an odd comparison. I don't really hear any resemblance. For some reason, the singer of the Editors sounds a bit like Morissey to me at times; probably nobody else will hear that either.

I thought they were just Okay. Some people made a big deal about their performance at last years Coachella...too bad I was watching Madonna at the time...

Tylerdurden31
08-22-2007, 07:29 AM
From Joy Division begat Interpol
and from Interpol begat Editors and She Wants Revenge

and She Wants Revenge sucks more hairy goat balls than fergie on a bad day

shakermaker113
08-22-2007, 10:29 AM
doing "20 best", "20 worst", "100 best", etc lists is a strong indicator of a crap magazine trying to fill space.

from the magazine's perspective it's great, because they get to put everyone's favorite bands into an article without requiring any thought. and it's infinitely reusable -- just wait a few years and you can do it all over.

I don't understand why anyone bothers to read them -- and then spend hours complaining about their choices. waste of space.

TomAz
08-22-2007, 10:39 AM
That post sucks.

People like lists. Lists are fun. They're concrete, tangible, debatable. No one takes them too seriously I hope.


edit: that list sucks though, Sonic Youth should be on it mother fuckers.


also, the surest sign of a crap magazine trying to fill space is an interview with pretentious semi-literate ironic hipster about how no one really understand his/their music.

fatbastard
08-22-2007, 11:03 AM
agreed...minus placebo
I thought they rocked the 2nd stage this year. I'm talking lights and sound in addition to performance.


What no Tool?
Sorry, I am not a fool for tool.


The fact that you don't have Gogol Bordello on there makes the rest of the list suspect, even though I agree with most of it.

I expect Rolling Stone to leave Daft and Mogwai off, but The Cure? The Cure is the only band that have been better every time I've seen them. And their fans are so faithful, that they could run on autopilot for 5 years before anyone would notice. But they don't.

I haven't seen a decent Depeche Mode show since the Devotional tour. And that was only decent...gotta go back to Violator for great. But I also haven't seen them since Dave cleaned up.

Gogol Bordello looks and sounds like stinky salami. Sorry.

I am the last person to want to like Robert Smith and his funnel cake makeup but they are amazing in concert.

DM's last stage set up was very clever. The whole set was not at Coachella. I've only seen them 3 times and their last tour was by far the best.


The Editors are just stealing from Arcade Fire. You can hear the clear similarity between the two musical styles. For example, listen to "Cold Wind", and then listen to "All Sparks". I hate the editors. Rip-off artists.

I like The Editors. If they are stealing from Arcade Fire, why do I detest AF so much but enjoy The Editors?


Gomez is amazing live. Amazing.
I forgoty all about them. They are amazing period.

rage patton
08-22-2007, 12:18 PM
Gogol Bordello looks and sounds like stinky salami. Sorry.

That is only because you have not seen them live. I have talked to a lot of people who thought their music sucked and/or were a "gimmick" act of sorts before they actually saw them live. They are all converts after the show!

DylanJohnston
08-22-2007, 12:29 PM
I like The Editors. If they are stealing from Arcade Fire, why do I detest AF so much but enjoy The Editors?


It is still very possible to enjoy a band that steals from another...

fatbastard
08-22-2007, 12:39 PM
Well there you go. Thieves who turn crappy music into good music.

bmack86
08-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Just from bands I've seen, and not really any order

Arcade Fire
Sigur Ros
White Stripes
Soulwax
Joanna Newsom
Radiohead
The Hold Steady
OOIOO
The Knife
Battles
Grizzly Bear
Deerhunter
Bjork
The Cure

Interpol used to earn a spot, and then they stopped caring

kreutz2112
08-22-2007, 02:00 PM
I agree, I saw Interpol about 4 years ago and they put on an excellent show. Their Coachella performance along with the second time I saw them this year was lifeless.

sonofhal
08-22-2007, 02:01 PM
From Joy Division begat Interpol
and from Interpol begat Editors and She Wants Revenge


Interpol actually remind me more of The Chameleons than Joy Division, although they do still remind me (and everyone else) of Joy Division.

bmack86
08-22-2007, 02:05 PM
I first saw them in 04, twice, and they were excellent. Not energetic, per se, but really intense. Now they're limp.

O, and the Wrens bring the energy in a big way.
And, Autolux is great.

kreutz2112
08-22-2007, 02:07 PM
I have never seen Autolux, but I love their album and hope their next is just as good.

bmack86
08-22-2007, 02:08 PM
I've seen them 6 times now, and they are excellent, and LOUD

Same goes for Lightning Bolt, only more so.

And, on the topic of live shows, I saw the Beastie Boys last night, and they were great. It was a Gala Event, and they played as a live band for all but one song (3 MCs and 1 DJ). It was one of the more spectacular shows I've ever witnessed.

kreutz2112
08-22-2007, 02:10 PM
Thats what I get for living in Utah.

nothingman00
08-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Disagree.

Here is a more realistic list for 07

1. Bjork
2. Daft Punk
3. U2
4. Radiohead
5. Jesus and Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Morrissey
8. Jarvis Cocker
9. Depeche Mode
12.Flaming Lips
14.Rage Against the Machine
15.Red Hot Chili Peppers
20.Pearl Jam

I took out the offending parties, but I think you were going for a "Best Live Band Playing Right Now (if "right now" was 1997)". There, that looks better. And I assume Jarvis is playing with Pulp in 1997. Seriously though, Morrisey has seen better days and is not what I'd call a "dynamic" stage presence. He's great and all, but putting him at #7 is absurd unless we're taking a trip back in time.

nothingman00
08-22-2007, 02:38 PM
I have never seen Autolux, but I love their album and hope their next is just as good.

I saw Autolux play with the Raveonettes in Dallas in 2005 (I think it was 2005) at Gypsy Tea Room. Excellent show... Marvelous even...

downingthief
08-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Interpol actually remind me more of The Chameleons than Joy Division, although they do still remind me (and everyone else) of Joy Division.

I wholeheartedly agree with this.

Personally, I like seeing bands live that show passion about their music. Could care less what that is. Could be Thom's head girations, could be Iggy's frantic insanity. I like it all. HOWEVER, it cannot be forced. You know what I mean...you are in the audience, and you get that...uncomfortable feeling watching a performer. That's what I hate. I would rather the band just stand up there, then try and force something they are not.

nothingman00
08-22-2007, 02:42 PM
From Joy Division begat Interpol
and from Interpol begat Editors and She Wants Revenge

and She Wants Revenge sucks more hairy goat balls than fergie on a bad day

Sums it up pretty well, I'd say.

nothingman00
08-22-2007, 02:59 PM
P.S. Having this list without Broken Social Scene--full lineup-- on it (assuming they play just as often as Radiohead this year) is ridiculous. And yeah, Sigur Ros and Mogwai both need to be included.