Page 21 of 27 FirstFirst ... 1617181920212223242526 ... LastLast
Results 601 to 630 of 806

Thread: I Just Don't Get the Hype

  1. #601
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    19,887

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I recently sat down and listened to Bird's entire discography for the first time. He really is a fantastic musician. A lot more range than I imagined.

    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk
    NIN/Soundgarden/ - 8/14 - Austin 360
    Woods - 8/20 - Holy Mountain
    Jamie xx - 8/27 - The Mohawk
    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town

  2. #602
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    Joanna Newsom. Some people absolutely adore her, I don't get it at all. Can't get through her shrill voice and her harp playing is pleasant, but I don't get anything from it. I've listened to Ys and part of her last album. The only song I can take from her is 'Peach, Pear, Plum'. .
    Obviously, I adore her. The reasons being: 1) she is an incredible lyricist and storyteller, and 2) one of the best musicians I've ever witnessed. Sheer fuckin' talent.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  3. #603

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I don't get the hype on The Black Keys. I feel like a modern music heretic by saying so, but they just sound pretty mediocre to me. I like their sound, but I just think that they're only mildly interesting. I have always been a White Stripes fan, and the constant comparisons were pretty annoying, but if you must compare, I'd choose the Stripes any day. And all of my Black Keys loving friends bag on the dangermouse produced material and worship Thickfreakness and Rubber Factory. I might be crazy for thinking this ahah.

  4. #604
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,769

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Perhaps you should reconsider your points of reference.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  5. #605
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    21,189

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I didn't realize people compared Black Keys and White Stripes to each other. Do they sound similar, besides having guitars and drums and vocals?
    last.fm
    6/15/14 Failure - Glasshouse // 7/9/14 Cloud Nothings/Metz - Roxy
    7/16/14 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Echo // 8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
    9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

  6. #606
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,769

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Some people think the whites play blues, like the blacks.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  7. #607
    Member hippityhip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    548

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Some people think the whites play blues, like the blacks.
    I see what you did here.
    Four Tet - Mohawk - 3/1
    Mac Demarco - Mohawk - 4/13

  8. #608

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Bob Dylan

  9. #609
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    19,887

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I didn't realize people compared Black Keys and White Stripes to each other. Do they sound similar, besides having guitars and drums and vocals?
    I don't think they sound alike at all. I've always found that comparison extremely annoying and misguided. Then again, I think Jack White is a gigantic douchebag.

    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk
    NIN/Soundgarden/ - 8/14 - Austin 360
    Woods - 8/20 - Holy Mountain
    Jamie xx - 8/27 - The Mohawk
    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town

  10. #610
    Member theanteater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Irvine
    Posts
    135

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    At the Drive In...which I feel almost sad about since everyone is so excited about their set...

  11. #611
    Member zircona1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbia, MO
    Posts
    1,314

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by theanteater View Post
    At the Drive In...which I feel almost sad about since everyone is so excited about their set...
    I didn't like them either when I listened to them years ago, I kept thinking that they kinda sounded like Linkin Park.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

  12. #612
    Dark Lord mountmccabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hell's Kitchen
    Posts
    11,942

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I didn't realize people compared Black Keys and White Stripes to each other. Do they sound similar, besides having guitars and drums and vocals?
    The Black Keys popped up on a lot of radars not long after the White Stripes did, they were both two-person bands and (at the time, at least) they both played blues-influenced, garagey music. They don't sound the same but they do sound more similar than most pairs of bands. And, really, much of what I remember was more using those superficial similarities as a jumping off point to talk about their differences.

    Actually, looking for some thoughts from the time I found the Pitchfork review of Thickfreakness, which starts

    The pressure to make a White Stripes comparison here is almost unbearable, so I'll get this out of the way quick-like: The Black Keys and the Stripes will inevitably be indexed on the same page in the great canon of Rock history, but paper similarities aside-- each duo brazenly, turbulently rehashing American blues tradition through a minimalist storm of scraping guitars and bruised skins-- they've got almost nothing in common. The Black Keys may just be a couple of white dudes from Akron, but they seem closer in spirit to something that Muddy Waters himself might've considered "the blues" than to any midwestern bar-band's approximation of it. The only Stripes link of any importance, in fact, is that the Keys' previous album was better, too.
    A NYT review of Elephant can't help but mention the Keys "the White Stripes have opened doors for other back-to-basics rockers, including duos like the Black Keys and the Kills."
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    See how wrong you are, Tommy? Randy is agreeing with you.

  13. #613
    Dark Lord mountmccabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hell's Kitchen
    Posts
    11,942

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    I didn't like them either when I listened to them years ago, I kept thinking that they kinda sounded like Linkin Park.
    Your chronology is off. Linkin Park kinda sounded like a dumbed down, less adventurous At the Drive-In.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    See how wrong you are, Tommy? Randy is agreeing with you.

  14. #614
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Kinda wish people would think before they say (or write) things like that. Chronologies aren't that hard to figure out.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  15. #615
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,769

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    I didn't like them either when I listened to them years ago, I kept thinking that they kinda sounded like Linkin Park.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Also you may be hearing the album with the hardened ears of someone who first heard all the inferior imitation stuff that came after.
    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  16. #616
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    21,189

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Well, when he first listened to ATDI years ago, it wasn't as many years ago as when he first heard Linkin Park, and therefore formed a strange frame of reference. He's wrong though.

    My friend saw ATDI in like 1998 or some at some KXLU-sponsored fest and kept urging me no to listen to them because they were "like an indie rage Against the Machine with lyrics that don't make sense." I'm glad i ended up not listening to him.
    last.fm
    6/15/14 Failure - Glasshouse // 7/9/14 Cloud Nothings/Metz - Roxy
    7/16/14 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Echo // 8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
    9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

  17. #617
    Member rag and bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    BKN
    Posts
    972

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    They always reminded me of a Mars Volta rip off.




    ...kidding

  18. #618
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    My friend saw ATDI in like 1998 or some at some KXLU-sponsored fest and kept urging me no to listen to them because they were "like an indie rage Against the Machine with lyrics that don't make sense." I'm glad i ended up not listening to him.
    But really, that's not a horrid description of them. Lots of people at the time seemed to frame them as a more melodic and obtuse RATM.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  19. #619
    Member zircona1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbia, MO
    Posts
    1,314

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    OK, so they were active before Linkin Park. Sorry if I offended anyone.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

  20. #620
    Dick Nicewonger kreutz2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    SL UT
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I get the Rage comparison, but Linkin Park? I don't hear it.
    RAPE STOVE

    white power?!

  21. #621
    Member zircona1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbia, MO
    Posts
    1,314

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    You know what? I think I'm gonna just listen to them again.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

  22. #622
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    21,189

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    But really, that's not a horrid description of them. Lots of people at the time seemed to frame them as a more melodic and obtuse RATM.
    No, it's not, but the person who told me that HATES Rage Against The Machine hahaha
    last.fm
    6/15/14 Failure - Glasshouse // 7/9/14 Cloud Nothings/Metz - Roxy
    7/16/14 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Echo // 8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
    9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

  23. #623
    Dark Lord mountmccabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hell's Kitchen
    Posts
    11,942

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    OK, so they were active before Linkin Park. Sorry if I offended anyone.
    No offense taken! I hope I didn't come off as offended and if I did I apologize.


    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    You know what? I think I'm gonna just listen to them again.
    Now there's the spirit!


    Also I get the RATM comparison, in the sense that it was valuable at the to begin thinking of them in those terms.

    I found it very useful to think of Sparta and the Mars Volta as ATDI divided, to an almost mathematical precision. The former band continued on with more of the base sound, the latter with more of the wildness and obtuseness. I find it even more interesting that they continued to diverge along those paths until Sparta was dull and saying nothing and the Mars Volta was too far out for me to follow/appreciate while still listening to other bands.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    See how wrong you are, Tommy? Randy is agreeing with you.

  24. #624
    Member zircona1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbia, MO
    Posts
    1,314

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    No offense taken! I hope I didn't come off as offended and if I did I apologize.
    Nah, it's cool.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

  25. #625
    old school ods..'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    5,240

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    You know what? I think I'm gonna just listen to them again.
    This is the attitude everyone should have about EVERY band they dislike!

  26. #626
    Coachella Junkie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,133

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype


  27. #627
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by ods.. View Post
    This is the attitude everyone should have about EVERY band they dislike!
    Fuck Bon Jovi. No amount of relistening will change my mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  28. #628
    Member Ride a Tire!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    es eff
    Posts
    376

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Fuck Bon Jovi. No amount of relistening will change my mind.
    ...you're halfway there.
    Friday: Outkast, The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Girl Talk, Haim, Bryan Ferry
    Saturday: Lorde, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, CHVRCHES, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, The Internet
    Sunday: Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Chance the Rapper, Starfucker, Superchunk, Poolside
    ----
    Robert DeLong - The Independent - Jan 28
    Mad Caddies - Slim's - Feb 8
    St. Vincent - Fox Theatre - March 22

  29. #629
    old school buddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    3,526

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    Pearl Jam. I just can't get over Vedder's voice, seems like a nice enough guy, though.

  30. #630
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    19,887

    Default Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    I just cannot get into Cloud Nothings for the life of me.

    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk
    NIN/Soundgarden/ - 8/14 - Austin 360
    Woods - 8/20 - Holy Mountain
    Jamie xx - 8/27 - The Mohawk
    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town

Similar Threads

  1. British NMEish hype bands in '10
    By somebodytoldme in forum Rumors/Gossip/Wish List
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-16-2009, 10:15 PM
  2. NME Hype Bands
    By PierogiHead in forum Rumors/Gossip/Wish List
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-31-2008, 10:39 AM
  3. Deadmau5 Hype
    By brando4n82 in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 10-27-2008, 11:24 PM
  4. Believe the Hype?
    By LooseAtTheZoo in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 02-21-2008, 05:32 PM
  5. what is this hype about?
    By Bsmith20008 in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-21-2007, 12:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •