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    Perhaps you should reconsider your points of reference.

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    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?
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    Some people think the whites play blues, like the blacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Some people think the whites play blues, like the blacks.
    I see what you did here.
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    Bob Dylan

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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."
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    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.
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    Kinda wish people would think before they say (or write) things like that. Chronologies aren't that hard to figure out.
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    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.
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    Also you may be hearing the album with the hardened ears of someone who first heard all the inferior imitation stuff that came after.
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    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.
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    They always reminded me of a Mars Volta rip off.




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    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.
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    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.

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

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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    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!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Fuck Bon Jovi. No amount of relistening will change my mind.
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    Pearl Jam. I just can't get over Vedder's voice, seems like a nice enough guy, though.

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

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    Put on their new one Attack on Memory, skip the first track(but come back to it later), and play loudly. Enjoy? I feel like its something you'd be into Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy View Post
    Pearl Jam. I just can't get over Vedder's voice
    That's a deal breaker, for sure. I obviously love the band, but there are others I can't get into for the very same reason, so I hear ya on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Put on their new one Attack on Memory, skip the first track(but come back to it later), and play loudly. Enjoy? I feel like its something you'd be into Matt.
    I think that's the record he's been listening to.
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