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    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008 edited
    Let's share some British music with one another.

    From what I've read, English pop is in a state of shit. Bands like The Ting Tings are making hits when any other time they would be overlooked due to their mediocrity. Indie Rock has given way to bleepy bloopy half dance that most people seem to despise.

    I like it.

    I like

    The New Young Pony Club
    and I like
    The Ting Tings

    It's ok music, it has a beat and is quirky enough to pleasure my ear. Maybe I'm just an American cretin with no taste whatsoever, but I'm digging the new sound of mediocre.
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    best british band ive heard recently is THE HORROR, but as you guys know, my tastes dont really qualify as pop..........
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    I'll checkum out if you'll kindly point me in the right direction.
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    Glukkake introduced me to the Real Tuesday Weld in another thread here.

    Maybe it's not quite pop to some people, but the 'I, Lucifer' album is fucking brilliant.
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    Los Campesinos are, I believe, English in some form or another. They are also very good.

    Art Brut lie on the border of pop and punk rock and that is a very good place for them to be.

    Fujiya and Miyagi are funky. That is all.
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
    Ditto on Hot Chip. I like Bat For Lashes as well. And The Indelicates are amazing.

    (Too lazy to find links right now. Google 'em.)
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
    I'm always happy to see another new wave resurgence.

    joe.distort and I would probably get along just fine, based on previous music discussions, so he probably shouldn't read the rest of this post.

    That said, I haven't been able to get enough of female-fronted English pop bands since Elastica, Sleeper, Republica, etc. There's probably something wrong with me.

    Current guilty English pleasures:

    Kate Nash
    The WombatsThese guys have to have the dumbest record contract ever. The only way to get their full length in the US is to have a CD mailed. They're on iTunes. It blows my mind. You'd think it was harder to move bits across the Atlantic than atoms.

    I'm also OK with the Futureheads and went through a phase where I listened to Blur a lot. If I wanted to get really embarrassing, I'd talk about all the French pop I've been listening to and I don't even know French.
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    My current Britpop faves: The Horrors, The Social, Factory Floor, Kings Die Kings, The Night......
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    Art Brut lie on the border of pop and punk rock and that is a very good place for them to be.

    Call me when they think of a second joke.
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    I am totally kinda completely obsessed with Los Campesinos at the moment. Possibly because I played the glockenspiel in grade school, I dunno. Kate Nash has her moments.

    I liked Art Brut's first album, still swear by Emily Kane as being really really great, but the second album didn't leap out at me.
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    i actually pulled out an old elastica 10" for stutter because of this thread...

    the tranzmitors are canadians, but they may pull off being from 1976 england enough to make you think of the buzzcocks. maybe i just drink too much, though!
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    Call me when they think of a second joke.
    Granted, they do kind of overplay the "faux-pretentious idiot lout" angle, but that doesn't mean they don't have good riffs and aren't fun to sing along to.

    Oh, and they do have a second joke: Eddie Argos' sex life.
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    Wait... I like Art Brut! Wait... what's the first joke?

    I haven't heard the second album sadly, but the first one's pretty great.
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    Heh, I just DLed iTunes' free weekly single...which was The Wombats. Spent most of the morning trying to remember where I'd heard the name; came here and realized the free single and that vid are the same song.

    Ah, I am not bright.

    But these guys're pretty good.
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2008
    I know I'm getting old and dull, because I'm listening to all this new stuff coming out of my country and just hating it.

    Especially the Foals. I hate the weak vocals, and the Teardrops Explode style horns. I'm in a Britpop circa '93-'97 phase due to Gillen's 'Phonogram' and loving every minute of pretending I'm 18 again.

    I want to murder 'Scouting for Girls' and 'The Pigeon Detectives'.

    I know this thread is trying show some good stuff, and Hotchip are pretty good, but I'm pretty bored with everything I'm hearing. Um, I'd better stop before I start getting out of line...