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MassiveChemicalPunk
12-12-2009, 08:23 AM
Well, now that the decade is almost over, I've been thinking which is the "new" band that started out this decade the one that has moved me the most. There are hundreds of new bands I've heard througout this 10 years, but with out a single doubt, the band I fucking love the most is.... Interpol.

Their sound is amazing. They are great live. I can pop any of their 3 studio albums and listen to them from start to finish. I can pretty much say I'm a fanboy.

What about you guys?

rskapcat
12-12-2009, 08:27 AM
The Hold Steady & Arcade Fire. :pulse :pulse :pulse

Boourns
12-12-2009, 08:29 AM
Either Arcade Fire or Asobi Seksu.

paulb
12-12-2009, 08:35 AM
The Knife and Arcade Fire

rskapcat
12-12-2009, 08:35 AM
Hmmm...I think Arcade Fire & Hold Steady might be dead even for me, actually.

paulthomasanderson
12-12-2009, 10:27 AM
Arcade Fire and Interpol.

Oh yeah, and Sigur Rós too.

Jon Blazed
12-12-2009, 10:45 AM
6lDKzgn1krQ

wewantmuse
12-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Muse, White Stripes, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

hendrixfan143
12-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Babyshambles, arcade fire, the knife

BlackSwan
12-12-2009, 12:02 PM
http://nothemingway.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/elbow1.jpg

ELBOW

menikmati
12-12-2009, 12:05 PM
http://21.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ks59ep8EBV1qzdeijo1_400.jpg
http://www.hellomodular.com/uploads/YYY%20BAND%20COMP-2-MED.jpg
http://www.theaquarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/06-24-ecr-cover-explosions-in-the-sky-1-dianne-jones.jpg

Raptor Clinton
12-12-2009, 12:08 PM
TV on the Radio

stellarpoet22
12-12-2009, 12:17 PM
arcade fire. the strokes

Cdubby
12-12-2009, 12:18 PM
Liars

bebop
12-12-2009, 12:23 PM
Arcade Fire, Deerhunter, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, White Stripes,MF Doom

wmgaretjax
12-12-2009, 12:31 PM
lots of bands listed here released shit before 2000. (Spoon? wtf?)

oh.. and Animal Collective.

humanoid
12-12-2009, 12:57 PM
TV on the Radio for me...

Arcade Fire is up there, but don't have quite enough output yet to rate

Elbow is pretty high too

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rank pretty high, but It's Blitz dragged them down a bit


Spoon, White Stripes, Muse...don't qualify

Gribbz
12-12-2009, 01:27 PM
The Black Keys, Gang Gang Dance, TV on the Radio.

GrossMagic
12-12-2009, 02:28 PM
TVOTR - TMV - Karin Dreijer Andersson - Bassnectar

menikmati
12-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Technically, Elbow shouldn't count either.

Down Rodeo
12-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Mastodon

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 03:56 PM
http://albionblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/horrors1.jpg

The Horrors

http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/a-place-to-bury-strangers_image.jpg

A Place To Bury Strangers

http://mog.com/pictures/wikipedia/359492/600px-BritishSeaPowerPromo2.jpg

British Sea Power

http://www.photojustin.com/images/TheBlackAngels_promos_021106_72dpi_1897.jpg

The Black Angels

http://www.zmemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/arcade-fire-1.jpg

Arcade Fire

http://blog.ugo.com/images/uploads/raveonettes1.jpg

The Raveonettes

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Interpol technically shouldn't be on there either.

Pixiessp
12-12-2009, 04:09 PM
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/StVincent-03-big.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/arcadefire_hi.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/ladytron2.jpg

Monklish
12-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Turn on the Bright Lights came out in 2002. There's no reason in hell Interpol shouldn't be included.

Are you EVER right about ANYTHING.

humanoid
12-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Technically, Elbow shouldn't count either.

Technically, I guess you're right....but I would argue that an unsigned band releasing a 150 copy, 3 song EP that hardly anyone knows exists, is slightly different than a full album debut while signed to a fairly well known indie label, as the White Stripes were...or a division of Warner Bros, as Muse were

cormaic
12-12-2009, 04:22 PM
http://21.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ks59ep8EBV1qzdeijo1_400.jpg
http://www.hellomodular.com/uploads/YYY%20BAND%20COMP-2-MED.jpg
http://www.theaquarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/06-24-ecr-cover-explosions-in-the-sky-1-dianne-jones.jpg

Exactly this.

Monklish
12-12-2009, 04:23 PM
No-label EPs don't count, it's ridiculous.

Boourns
12-12-2009, 04:46 PM
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/StVincent-03-big.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/arcadefire_hi.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/ladytron2.jpg

Epic win all around

3imaginaryboys
12-12-2009, 04:47 PM
The Knife, Muse, and Dredg.

betao
12-12-2009, 04:50 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers
LCD Soundsystem

Monklish
12-12-2009, 04:50 PM
God you have terrible taste, Betao.

Shredder
12-12-2009, 04:57 PM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Avalanches
Autolux
Arcade Fire
Interpol
Royksopp
Gorillaz

betao
12-12-2009, 05:09 PM
God you have terrible taste, Betao.

Have you ever even listened to APTBS? If so, thoughts?

Monklish
12-12-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm not listening to any band with that asshole name after seeing the people on here who like it.

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 06:20 PM
Turn on the Bright Lights came out in 2002. There's no reason in hell Interpol shouldn't be included.

Are you EVER right about ANYTHING.

Their first recordings were released in 1998, when they formed.

EDIT: If we are counting only first major EP release, then they are a 2000 band. Oh and it's your loss on APTBS, they are fantastic.

wmgaretjax
12-12-2009, 06:26 PM
I'm not listening to any band with that asshole name after seeing the people on here who like it.

I don't really like them if it's any encouragement.

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 06:29 PM
That's fine, at least you gave them a listen. Question though: are you a fan of Alcian Blue or Skywave?

wmgaretjax
12-12-2009, 06:30 PM
That's fine, at least you gave them a listen. Question though: are you a fan of Alcian Blue or Skywave?

Don't know 'em, I will check them out though.

Monklish
12-12-2009, 06:30 PM
I don't really like them if it's any encouragement.

You'd think it would be, but no.

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Don't know 'em, I will check them out though.

Ok, well that should be a good litmus test of your affinity to the fairly high distortion of their brand of post-punk//shoegaze.

wmgaretjax
12-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Ok, well that should be a good litmus test of your affinity to the fairly high distortion of their brand of post-punk//shoegaze.

I enjoy noisy stuff. And shoegaze as well. What kills me for APTBS is the lyrics... They are so fucking bad that I find myself giggling when I listen to them.

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 06:43 PM
I enjoy noisy stuff. And shoegaze as well. What kills me for APTBS is the lyrics... They are so fucking bad that I find myself giggling when I listen to them.

That's the beauty of the genre though, you can easily gloss over that fact. When I do I find it quite pleasant. Oliver can kill on that guitar.

TallGuyCM
12-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Why isn't this thread in the Music Lounge?

theburiedlife
12-12-2009, 06:49 PM
Probably. Also, did we ever settle of what release constitutes the beginning of a band?

MassiveChemicalPunk
12-12-2009, 09:41 PM
Why isn't this thread in the Music Lounge?

I fucked up.

Also, I love it how everyone took the liberty to type in all their favorite bands. It was supposed to be the ONE favorite band.

Either way, I'm drunk.

Carry on.

rage patton
12-12-2009, 09:50 PM
I enjoy noisy stuff. And shoegaze as well. What kills me for APTBS is the lyrics... They are so fucking bad that I find myself giggling when I listen to them.

I am kind of surprised you don't really care for APTBS. I know you didn't like their newest album, but I thought you were a fan of the first.

Also, I don't listen to APTBS for the lyrics, so I kind of ignore them. But yeah, if you do really listen to the lyrics, they are pretty bad.

wmgaretjax
12-12-2009, 10:00 PM
I am kind of surprised you don't really care for APTBS. I know you didn't like their newest album, but I thought you were a fan of the first.

Also, I don't listen to APTBS for the lyrics, so I kind of ignore them. But yeah, if you do really listen to the lyrics, they are pretty bad.

I did like their first album initially. It hasn't really aged well for me, I haven't really listened to it in a long time. I saw them live and they were solid though. Not as good as folks rave about, but they would be a good opener. One thing about them live, was I could hear the lyrics better... That was a bad thing.

idrive1life
12-12-2009, 10:04 PM
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/hegemon3/ArcadeFire.jpg

Chaplipman
12-12-2009, 10:09 PM
Arcade Fire, The Strokes

WizardIsAboutToDie
12-12-2009, 10:31 PM
Dizzee Rascal

hawkingvsreeve
12-13-2009, 01:02 AM
M83

psycobetabuckdown
12-13-2009, 01:22 AM
I don't know if it's fair to pick Arcade Fire over Sigur Ros when Arcade Fire has less than half as many albums. But I'll do it anyway. Arcade Fire wins.

I'm with whoever said It's Blitz brought down Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I like the album a little though. Gorillaz is probably fourth.

betao
12-13-2009, 04:21 AM
Sigur Ros doesn't count, seeing as both Von and Agaetis Bryjun came out in the 90s.

psycobetabuckdown
12-13-2009, 03:10 PM
Oh yeah I got confused with the rules for that best of the decade thread, where we agreed Agaetis Bryjun counted as a 00's album. But yeah for this thread no.

iloveorangejuice
12-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Jack White...White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather.

MeowMixer
12-13-2009, 05:06 PM
Ghostland Observatory.

1965!
12-13-2009, 06:10 PM
the libertines,the kills,arcade fire,interpol,babyshambles, and bright eyes

theburiedlife
12-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Bright Eyes = DQ.

Devin the Dude
12-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Gang Gang Dance, Q & Not U, Telefon Tel Aviv.

EASILY.

MissingPerson
12-13-2009, 07:20 PM
Also, I love it how everyone took the liberty to type in all their favorite bands. It was supposed to be the ONE favorite band.


Everybody's favourite band can be fairly predictable. I find the second-stringers tend to be more surprising. That said, here's some very unsurprising choices from me.

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/9875/Death+From+Above+1979.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/jill_valentine/mirrorwithwin-1.jpg

http://misspeakmusic.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/lcd_soundsystem20.jpg

http://www.beyondrobson.com/finalfantasy1_sled_island.jpg

http://themiddledistancerunner.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/wolf-parade.jpg

Devin the Dude
12-13-2009, 07:21 PM
Ghostland Observatory.

fully support. did you catch this tour?

Devin the Dude
12-13-2009, 07:22 PM
oh and of course MAN MAN.

MissingPerson
12-13-2009, 07:23 PM
On record? Really?

rskapcat
12-13-2009, 07:25 PM
I like Man Man on record, but I can see how people wouldn't. That being said, Rabbit Habits is probably the only record where I have all the tracks on my ipod.

MissingPerson
12-13-2009, 07:30 PM
I can't stand them on record, they just sound like a bunch of Jim Henson characters doing Tom Waits impressions. Love their shows, but not the music.

hawkingvsreeve
12-13-2009, 07:35 PM
Q and Not U huh.


Unexpected. From you anyway.

rskapcat
12-13-2009, 07:39 PM
*gasp* :( Even "10 Lb. Mustache"?

dxv0qhAauAk

And I'll use any excuse to post The Indigo vs Man Man:

bltwxaTi02s

JorgeC
12-13-2009, 08:49 PM
http://www.exitmusic.ch/images/stories/Biopics/iamx.jpg

First album an electro masterpiece (Kiss + Swallow), then veered into a little more rock with The Alternative and KOWA, but always kept a dark electronic edge. Chris Corner (IAMX) is my fuckin hero, can't wait for the next tour when i'll follow him around the US again (17 shows and counting)!

MarkO
12-13-2009, 11:27 PM
Arcade Fire, Battles

rage patton
12-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Everybody's favourite band can be fairly predictable. I find the second-stringers tend to be more surprising. That said, here's some very unsurprising choices from me.

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/9875/Death+From+Above+1979.jpg


I love that you love DFA1979 so much. It makes me so happy. I will also kill to get my hands on the scarf of his.

hawkingvsreeve
12-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Here's one. (http://store.drumbum.com/skuMGSC-3.html#3804)

GrossMagic
12-13-2009, 11:45 PM
http://gettothefront.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/up-tv_on_the_radio_1.jpg

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/files/2009/10/mars-volta-2008.jpg

http://hd.se/multimedia/archive/00262/63930_720_jpg_262868d.jpg

http://www.om-records.com/files/blog_images/000/003/342/original/Bassnectar_FenceFace.jpg

stuporfly
12-14-2009, 06:58 AM
Grizzly Bear are my tops, though I also hold Wolf Parade, TV on the Radio, the Libertines, Los Campesinos!, the Shortwave Set, the Horrors and the Cribs in fairly high regard. I'm probably forgetting others, as well.

I wanted to include the Strokes, because I really do love their first two albums. But aside from a small handful of tracks, I found First Impressions of Earth to be immensely disappointing.

I also wanted to add Broadcast, but I'd forgotten about their Work and Non-Work compilation, which covers releases during the late '90s. Alas...

MissingPerson
12-14-2009, 06:02 PM
I love that you love DFA1979 so much. It makes me so happy. I will also kill to get my hands on the scarf of his.

I dunno rage, I don't think you have the capacity for the appropriate degree of arty contempt such a scarf demands.

EDIT:

And honestly, I don't ever want to be so old that I don't still get excited by the start of Romantic Rights. Easily one of my top five songs of the decade.

haSnf9K9iWs

wmgaretjax
12-14-2009, 06:23 PM
I dunno rage, I don't think you have the capacity for the appropriate degree of arty contempt such a scarf demands.



http://www.themusicstand.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=430869

Raptor Clinton
12-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Gang Gang Dance, Q & Not U, Telefon Tel Aviv.

EASILY.

I don't hear a lot of love for Q & Not U, myself. They're really cool (what I've heard). Gang Gang Dance is definitely up there for my hypothetical list.

rage patton
12-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Here's one. (http://store.drumbum.com/skuMGSC-3.html#3804)


http://www.themusicstand.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=430869

Many lives will be spared because of you two. You are true heroes.


I dunno rage, I don't think you have the capacity for the appropriate degree of arty contempt such a scarf demands.

EDIT:

And honestly, I don't ever want to be so old that I don't still get excited by the start of Romantic Rights. Easily one of my top five songs of the decade.



Romantic Rights is the first song that really made me appreciate the bass. Now I play bass in a band. DFA1979 played a huge role in shaping my musical taste, and they will forever be one of my favorite bands. How You're A Woman, Im A Machine is being overlooked by every single published list for album of the decade is a shame. From everything that I have read, it was extremely well recieved by critics.

Also, Im gona start sending links to that scarf to members of my family. If I get it for Christmas, I will display it for you. I don't care if it is too artsy/hip/trendy/ironic or whatever for me... it is fucking awesome and that is all that matters.

MissingPerson
12-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Does the moustachely contempt come before the scarf or after?

Only time will tell.

And you're right. Their omission from journo decade lists is fucking criminal, is what it is, particularly when bands like Bloc Party or whoever are getting nods ahead of them. Short and sweet, I know, but still.

rage patton
12-14-2009, 07:32 PM
I am unfortunately not able to grow a moustache of that calibre. Maybe the scarf will give me the ability to though...

And I am still waiting for the one publication to have You're A Woman... on their list. Just one and I'll be happy.

ragingdave
12-15-2009, 10:19 AM
The National.

bug on your lip
12-15-2009, 10:21 AM
DAVE !

AlecEiffel
12-15-2009, 11:02 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tRg73iZIquM/RdcGf5rtMaI/AAAAAAAAEnE/3pihRpvHjpc/s320/andrew_wk.jpg
http://www.aversion.com/bands/britishseapower/images/britishseapower.jpg
http://www.somethinginthewater.com.au/images/bands/sleepyjackson.jpg

rage patton
12-15-2009, 12:30 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tRg73iZIquM/RdcGf5rtMaI/AAAAAAAAEnE/3pihRpvHjpc/s320/andrew_wk.jpg

<3

I don't think I ever asked you, how was his piano show backed by a string quartet? I would have loved to see that.

AlecEiffel
12-15-2009, 01:18 PM
here's my day after the show rundown


AWK killed it last night. It was a pretty calm evening (with the exception of the block of rock songs toward the end), the crowd was very respectful and the music was beautiful and/or interesting. Andrew was at the piano, but overall he really didn't play nearly as much as the Calder Quartet who was backing him. He acted more as an MC for most of the evening chiming in with the piano here and there. I'm not complaining though, because the Calder Quartet were incredible and it was a lot of fun to watch AWK get really into these compositions not in a crazy, stereotypical AWK way but in that genuine way that someone who is sincerely very passionate about music gets into it.

Andrew did a couple improv pieces. The first one was him screwing around with the same few notes and coughing, it reached a huge crescendo when he fell over and rolled around with the piano bench for a few minutes before getting up and doing the whole coughing/three note bit over again. The second was an incredible beautiful, but very, very Andrew WK sounding thing. It went on for a while and eventually the Calder Quartet jumped in with him once they caught onto the song's progression. After that they went into "I Get Wet".

To be honest I didn't care much for the arrangement of "I Get Wet", at it's core the song is a really great piano song, and I was expecting it to sound like the first minute or so of this video:
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See, that's some really exceptional stuff, imagine that backed by a string quartet. That'd be great, right? Instead they slowed it down and Andrew really camped up the vocals by sing talking.

After "I Get Wet" was "Party Hard" and it was incredible. I saw Andrew with his band five times and this equaled anything they ever did, it was just so incredibly powerful. He completely dropped the tongue in cheek thing he had going on the song before and it killed. the next song was "I Love San Francisco", which they had a drum machine and synth backing track for and it was absolutely wild. After that was "Dance Party" which is an earlier, mostly instrumental version of the song "Long Live the Party" from the Wolf. This song went on for a pretty long time and ended with him getting up from the piano, leading the crowd in "HEY"s and doing some AWK dances.

After that rock block they closed the show with John Cages 4'33" which is 4 minutes and 33 seconds of the musicians sitting in silence and not playing their instruments. The crowd wasn't so into this and this is the only point in the evening where I felt people were disrespectful, intentionally making a lot of "accidental" noise in a really immature way, one person going so far as to yell "We get it!", when clearly he did not.

Over all a really exceptional, fun, unique night and it's always great to be in the same room as that guy. I hear rumor that he's getting the band back together. I really hope that he includes strings.

humanoid
12-15-2009, 01:48 PM
Andrew WK/ Lady Gaga dueling pianos for 2010!!!

AlecEiffel
12-15-2009, 01:49 PM
He'd do it, too.

Sleeping Lion
12-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Grizzly Bear are my tops, though I also hold Wolf Parade, TV on the Radio, the Libertines, Los Campesinos!, the Shortwave Set, the Horrors and the Cribs in fairly high regard. I'm probably forgetting others, as well.

I wanted to include the Strokes, because I really do love their first two albums. But aside from a small handful of tracks, I found First Impressions of Earth to be immensely disappointing.

I also wanted to add Broadcast, but I'd forgotten about their Work and Non-Work compilation, which covers releases during the late '90s. Alas...

I completely agree. For my Grizzly Bear has done it and will continue throughout the years. Broadcast is also a nice mention, sadly I haven't heard them in about a year or so.

MissingPerson
12-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Billboard's band of the decade is Nickelback.

God, what's the point? What's the point of any of this?

Still-ill
12-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Why did you have to tell me that :(

MissingPerson
12-15-2009, 05:48 PM
It was a burden I couldn't bear alone. I'm sorry.

crazzz2007
12-15-2009, 06:19 PM
this board's taste is worse (and more predictable) than i thought. practically everyone chose the arcade fire. wtf.

theburiedlife
12-15-2009, 06:24 PM
... that's when you offer up a better alternative?

york707
01-12-2010, 08:55 PM
The National.


Well it looks like I missed one of dave's semi-annual posts.

bmack86
01-12-2010, 09:05 PM
I forgot to respond to this thread I guess.

Joanna Newsom

Cheddar's Cousin
01-12-2010, 09:14 PM
The Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer