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Old 03-21-13, 01:05 PM
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Mumford & Sons
Bon Iver
Ray LaMontagne
Iron & Wine
Fleet Foxes
All concerts I've been to in the last couple years (along with a few other similar bands you didn't name) where I took a hot chick to and ended up getting laid that night.

Try getting a legitimately hot girl in the mood after a Motorhead show.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
All concerts I've been to in the last couple years (along with a few other similar bands you didn't name) where I took a hot chick to and ended up getting laid that night.

Try getting a legitimately hot girl in the mood after a Motorhead show.
Define hot. I don't want some nasty hairy bush stinky hipster chick.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Girls that look like Blake Lively, and if matters, they were well-shaved.

It's the metal, hard-rock girls that are nasty.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by orangecrush View Post
Probably riding a bike with patches on your elbows! Amiright?
No, I took a campus bus to work yesterday.

Today, while I walked to work (in a parka, it was well below freezing) I listened to the first Mumford & Sons album.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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Girls that look like Blake Lively, and if matters, they were well-shaved.

It's the metal, hard-rock girls that are nasty.

Nah, it doesn't matter. I was busting your balls. I like both types. Metal chicks are crazy in the sack.
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To be honest, Mumford And Sons ceased hipster appeal awhile back. I remember Spin Magazine's blog was foaming at the mouth that such "mainstream trash" could win Album Of The Year above Frank Ocean. Keep in mind, Spin used to jerk M&S off in 2010 before they really took off in popularity. I don't really get it though, it isn't like Babel was a drastic change and artistic sell-out. But if anything, it shows that M&S are hardly a hipster band anymore. Personally I love their music, and what I love is that everyone thinks of them as this wimpy little folk band when they have a few songs like Hopeless Wanderer and Dust Bowl Dance that legitimately rock.. well at least as much as an all-acoustic folk rock band can.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Girls that look like Blake Lively,
Old 03-21-13, 04:21 PM
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I was just saying something similar to the OP's initial post to my wife this morning. But then again I'm old. And jaded. And I quite enjoy shouting at the radio/TV like Grandpa Simpson.
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The folk thing really isn't a trend so much as a bunch of artists finally receiving mainstream exposure around the same time. Avett Brothers have been around for over a dozen years and had a lot of albums before they finally reached a certain commercial level. Most of the bands doing well in this folk boom have been paying dues for years, even Lumineers have been together for ten years even if they're on their debut. We're not yet at the manufactured clone stage yet ala how we know the writing was on the wall for grunge when acts like Bush came along.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Girls that look like Blake Lively, and if matters, they were well-shaved.

It's the metal, hard-rock girls that are nasty.
All it is is a difference in makeup. Pussy ain't got no face.

Does Goldfrapp's Seventh Tree fall into the sentimental pussy area? I dig the hell out of that album.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Girls that look like Blake Lively, and if matters, they were well-shaved.

It's the metal, hard-rock girls that are nasty.
Bullshit.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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World of difference from taking someone to a concert and being the celebrity playing at the concert.

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Bullshit.
Ha ha, you wish it were. Round here, hot girls jump at the chance to go to concerts of these bands, and they all sell out quick. Whereas I can get tickets to a Motorhead show the day of the show, and I have!
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

"Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, David Lee Roth or Jon Bon Jovi" Really? Its a disgrace to even have Robert Plant in that lineup.
Oh come on! Show SOME respect! Plant isn't that bad!
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

I guess I need to get out more. I never even heard of Mumford and Sons until I opened this thread!
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
All concerts I've been to in the last couple years (along with a few other similar bands you didn't name) where I took a hot chick to and ended up getting laid that night.
Yeah, but it doesn't make their music any better, just more tolerable.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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Try getting a legitimately hot girl in the mood after a Motorhead show.
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All this proves is a Motorhead show will get Lemmy laid. That doesn't really help us much.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

With how easy it's become to avoid anything you don't want to listen to and find good new music for any taste, I don't get when people get really bent out of shape over a particular type of music gaining a little popularity. In regard to the originally listed artists, I enjoy Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine and Mumford & Sons, but I'd get sick of them fast if everything I listened to was in a similar mold.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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Ray LaMontagne is the only one on that list that has true, lasting talent.

You may need to smoke more weed.

You forgot The Avett Brothers and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
i am pretty sure this is not a band but a cult or some sort of Mormon commune thing. look at them and tell me something Manson isn't about to erupt.
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There was testosterone in the 80s? I remember a bunch of long haired guys wearing makeup looking like women.
The 80's gave you hardcore punk and the ensuing inferior death metal scene.


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One thing I need to rant about is Mumford and Sons blow. Talk about monotone derivative nonsense. All in all, it's decent enough music but listen to an entire album and it's tiresome. They are fake impersonation of an actual talented Americana band like the Avett Brothers. Somehow, that Mumford thing where they start slow and build to a maddening crescendo in every song appeals to the masses more than the Avett's true songwriting craftsmanship. It seems after the Avetts, everybody has a fucking banjo now.

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i am pretty sure this is not a band but a cult or some sort of Mormon commune thing. look at them and tell me something Manson isn't about to erupt.
I love Jade. I'd join.

Dig the hats, man.

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There was testosterone in the 80s? I remember a bunch of long haired guys wearing makeup looking like women.
Testosterone? It dripped off Rob like sweat!


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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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i am pretty sure this is not a band but a cult or some sort of Mormon commune thing. look at them and tell me something Manson isn't about to erupt.
Honestly fuck that band for subjecting me to that trite song on every damn Blue Cross commercial during the baseball season last year. My god. People listen to this stuff?
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With how easy it's become to avoid anything you don't want to listen to and find good new music for any taste, I don't get when people get really bent out of shape over a particular type of music gaining a little popularity. In regard to the originally listed artists, I enjoy Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine and Mumford & Sons, but I'd get sick of them fast if everything I listened to was in a similar mold.
My fiancee had Iron and Wine on in the car once, and after the second song, I was like "is that it?". I like full albums with a flow and dynamic changes from song to song. Doesn't really matter on the genre - I can get that from Seal, Porcupine Tree, Nine Inch Nails, etc. Maybe it's because I'm a musician but I get really bored hearing nothing but acoustic guitars and a light drum beat song after song after song.

Oh and for the record I can't stand Motorhead either.

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