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Re: Overheard conversation between Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin.......
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2009, 05:46:12 PM »
Day and Age is not a "DISASTER". No way.

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« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2009, 06:14:41 PM »
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I think you can safely say that Radiohead have moved on from their original sound! I mean comparing Amnesiac or Kid A to Pablo Honey or The Bends shows that emphatically.

yeah, but it's all still very european white rock music.

They couldn't pull of something like "Angel Of Harlem." Or "Slow Dancing."

There is no American music in anything they do(well, maybe a little Jazz). And that's a huge flaw.

Bit Amerocentric...

What used to be interesting about Radiohead, and what for me makes their 2000-2004 period brilliant, was the general suggestion (it was hardly a hybrid or synthesis, but still) of classical music in the dynamics ("2+2=5") or rhythms ("Everything In Its Right Place", "Go To Sleep") or chords ("Idioteque") of some songs, along with electronic music and jazz, and it all made for eclecticism without essentially ending up with Odelay. With In Rainbows, though, it seems they've cashed that all in and made a Coldplay album instead. Rubbish.

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« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2009, 07:55:11 PM »
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I think you can safely say that Radiohead have moved on from their original sound! I mean comparing Amnesiac or Kid A to Pablo Honey or The Bends shows that emphatically.

yeah, but it's all still very european white rock music.

They couldn't pull of something like "Angel Of Harlem." Or "Slow Dancing."

There is no American music in anything they do(well, maybe a little Jazz). And that's a huge flaw.

Bit Amerocentric...

What used to be interesting about Radiohead, and what for me makes their 2000-2004 period brilliant, was the general suggestion (it was hardly a hybrid or synthesis, but still) of classical music in the dynamics ("2+2=5") or rhythms ("Everything In Its Right Place", "Go To Sleep") or chords ("Idioteque") of some songs, along with electronic music and jazz, and it all made for eclecticism without essentially ending up with Odelay. With In Rainbows, though, it seems they've cashed that all in and made a Coldplay album instead. Rubbish.

It's very amerocentric. But it is what it is. R&B/Soul/Rockabilly/Blues/Rock & Roll are an American thing. The Stones did it. So did The Beatles. and Zeppelin. and The Who. U2 dabble in it.

It's boogie.

and bands like The Killers will never be able to pull it off.

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Re: Overheard conversation between Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin.......
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2009, 10:27:11 PM »
Coldplay = *yawn*

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« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2009, 10:55:34 PM »
"and bands like The Killers will never be able to pull it off."

How do you define "pulling it off"? I would say between Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Sawdust, and Day & Age, The Killers have covered most of what you have listed there

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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2009, 12:44:04 AM »
The Killers kill good music.

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« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2009, 01:45:20 AM »
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Day and Age is not a "DISASTER". No way.

Hot Fuss was a great album. Since then, The Killers have probably felt the pressure to continue putting out good albums.
In the case of "Day and Age" and "Sam's Town", most of the songs don't sound "natural" or "inspired"...

...they sound "contrived."


The best art comes to the artist naturally. When the artist tries to "force out a masterpiece", they often fall short of the mark.

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Re: Overheard conversation between Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin.......
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2009, 02:25:03 AM »
Chris Martin and Brandon Flowers cannot hold a candle to Bono.

That was until Get On Your Boots came along, now Bono is in terrible danger of losing his throne.

Human is much much better than Get On Your Boots.

Sometimes I wished the roles were reversed and it was U2 who penned Human and The Killers who made the mess that was Get On Your Boots.

Cheers,

J

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« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2009, 02:46:35 AM »
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Chris Martin and Brandon Flowers cannot hold a candle to Bono.

That was until Get On Your Boots came along, now Bono is in terrible danger of losing his throne.

Human is much much better than Get On Your Boots.

Sometimes I wished the roles were reversed and it was U2 who penned Human and The Killers who made the mess that was Get On Your Boots.

Cheers,

J


Agreed.

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Re: Overheard conversation between Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin.......
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2009, 03:55:39 AM »
Not theres anything wrong with this......but Human is a gay anthem!!!....

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« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2009, 03:57:03 AM »
So are Pride, and Stories for Boys!  ;)

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« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2009, 04:04:12 AM »
I wouldn't know..... ;)

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« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2009, 04:13:09 AM »
My girlfriend's cousin is gay and  he said human is  played alot at his clubs and they dance like headless chickens to this song!!! but u2 songs are never played!!!! hes never even heard of discotheque.

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« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2009, 04:24:25 AM »
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My girlfriend's cousin is gay and  he said human is  played alot at his clubs and they dance like headless chickens to this song!!! but u2 songs are never played!!!! hes never even heard of discotheque.

hehe, Human. I don't mind it but, "Are we human or are we dancers?" is probably the single worst lyric of this decade.  ;D

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Re: Overheard conversation between Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin.......
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2009, 04:35:12 AM »
It's the drum beat that gets to me, every time i hear it i feel the urge grow a mustache and watch sex in the city!