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    Can't you see the writing on the wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    And, really, what's wrong with metal?
    I think its the crash symbol at times... possibly some people cant handle solos and double bass. There is a name for those people, its called cowards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    Can't you see the writing on the wall?


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    And, really, what's wrong with techno?
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    goddamn cowards

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    To actually get reflective on indie for a second, I do have a general broad definition for it...Has nothing to do with specific labels, amount of radio play, or sound...but more to do with the backwards looking attitude that over took most emerging rock/pop music in the early 2000s.

    Prior to the 2000s, each decade did seem to have a forward evolution...the 50s simplified jazz, swing, and the blues, made it louder, and crafted the foundation...the 60s exploded the possibilities of the form, the 70s advanced prog, metal, singer-songwriter, funk, disco and the start of the new wave, the 80s furthered the new wave and brought us rap and the early foundations of electronic music, the 90s hip-hop expanded, industrial emerged, as well as a whole host of atonal, deconstructionist rock. There were always extremely backwards looking acts, some great, (Bruce Springsteen, REM, The Stone Roses), and punk in it's way was backwards looking, but still advanced the level of aggression and intensity to the rock 'n' roll form.

    But in the late 90s, early 00's most of that stopped, for every rare idiosyncratic act that emerged that was just too unique to pigeonhole (Modest Mouse), there were dozens of synthesists, again some great...focused primarily on the merging, blending or perfection of old sounds rather than creating genuinely new ones...and that synthesist/revivalist aesthetic has dominated the rock/pop landscape for the last 15 years. While there's always great music to be found, I don't think it's unfair to say that this synthesist/revivalists movement is seriously running out of steam. I for one thought 2013, once you got past the fringe genres of metal and experimental electronica, was the worst year for music in in a long, long time.

    It definitely feels like the time is ripe for Rock and pop to start looking forward again and focus less on recreating the sounds of past decades.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.
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    Yeah, but not that shit that all you assholes listened to
    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

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    But the big problem is that Ed Sharp and his magnetic zeroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlliniQ View Post
    Prior to the 2000s, each decade did seem to have a forward evolution
    But it didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    And, really, what's wrong with metal?
    Bryan makes a good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.
    Roberto makes a good point.
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    I was kind of thinking Roberto was wrong

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    You guys remember that new genre industrial that came up in the 90s?
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    Indiestrial?

    8/16: Anthony Naples, Maxmillion Dunbar @ f8
    8/18: Man Man @ The Chapel
    8/23-8/24: FYF Fest
    8/30: Peaking Lights @ The Chapel
    9/3: Bear in Heaven @ The Independent
    9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
    10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
    10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival

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    This will surely go down as one of our most embarrassing threads by the time it's through.
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    This will surely go down as one of our most embarrassing threads by the time it's through.
    Martin Garrix thread still holds the crown.

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    Everything sucks now and used to be better.


    Except metal.

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    and that synthesist/revivalist aesthetic has dominated the rock/pop landscape for the last 15 years
    That synthesist/revivalist aesthetic is in rock/pop's DNA. Rock formed from a synthesis of blues and country and many of the early innovations were imported from R&B, gospel, jazz, the vocal groups and doo wop of the 50s, avant-garde/modern classical and other forms.
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    Indiestrial?
    I object!
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    Would this be considered Indiestrial?

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    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

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    What indie music needs is more bands with an animal in their name.
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    Unrelated again, but I was talking to my brother last night, and he said he never really got into the White Stripes back then in the eary aughts because he disliked the whole trendy guitar sound of the Vines, the Strokes, etc. I was just shaking my head. But he said he was starting to enjoy the White Stripes more now, so maybe there is hope. HAVE I MENTIONED I'M SEE JACK WHITE TOMORROW?

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    I still haven't gotten into them for the same reasons.
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    electric guitars, just a fad.
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