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Old 03-20-13, 02:26 PM
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Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Mumford & Sons
Bon Iver
Ray LaMontagne
Iron & Wine
Midlake
The Middle East
Fleet Foxes
Here We Go Magic
Noah and the Whale
Blitzen Trapper
Megafaun
...etc

Some of their stuff is OK, most of it is tuneless warbling. We're drowning in a sea of neatly trimmed beards, bowler hats, henley shirts, banjos and accordians. I can't take it any more. Post REM, post CSNY, post Decembrists folky, strummy campfire sinaglongs straining to feel "real", "epic" and "moving". Driving home the pain of life, the yearning for days gone by, the eternal search for meaning in a crazy world, man. Artisinal bread is baked, a handmade cask of homebrewed mead is tapped, a gingham picnic blanket is spread 'neath the old oak tree. The banjos swirl, the kick drum pounds, the tamborine is struck...won't you join in the merrie danse around the maypole? No Sir, I will not.

/goes to blast "Shout at the Devil"
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Never heard of any of them. I'll stick with that old crooner Tom Waits.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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.
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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
Midlake
The Middle East
Fleet Foxes
Here We Go Magic
Noah and the Whale
Blitzen Trapper
Megafaun
...etc

Some of their stuff is OK, most of it is tuneless warbling. We're drowning in a sea of neatly trimmed beards, bowler hats, henley shirts, banjos and accordians. I can't take it any more. Post REM, post CSNY, post Decembrists folky, strummy campfire sinaglongs straining to feel "real", "epic" and "moving". Driving home the pain of life, the yearning for days gone by, the eternal search for meaning in a crazy world, man. Artisinal bread is baked, a handmade cask of homebrewed mead is tapped, a gingham picnic blanket is spread 'neath the old oak tree. The banjos swirl, the kick drum pounds, the tamborine is struck...won't you join in the merrie danse around the maypole? No Sir, I will not.

/goes to blast "Shout at the Devil"
Hiro11, you definitely have the best rants!

Maybe this will help:

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

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Never heard of any of them.
At this point, if you haven't heard of Mumford & Sons you need to get out more. Do you even have electricity at your house?
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys
You could, y'know... not listen to them.
In this day and age, there's pretty much no reason to hear music you don't like.
Old 03-20-13, 04:37 PM
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

I've heard of the top 3. What does rootsy mean?
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At this point, if you haven't heard of Mumford & Sons you need to get out more. Do you even have electricity at your house?
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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Old 03-20-13, 06:13 PM
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

I'd still take all of today's "wuss" folk bands over all the nu-metal garbage that was all over rock radio during the last decade that had singers who all sounded exactly the same... you know, Disturbed, Chevelle, Seether, Godsmack, etc... I got sick of alternative stations playing those bands when that would've been like them playing Foreigner and Bon Jovi in the 80s.

And as far as I'm concerned, Mumford And Sons finally did what everyone has wanted, tried and failed to do... kick Nickelback's ass off radio. So you can't say they're all bad
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Disturbed was okay, but Godsmack was better. Didn't care for any of the other bands you mentioned. Nickelback is horrid.
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For what they were, the nu-metal bands weren't that bad, but I was sick of those bands being all over alternative radio when they represented everything that alternative was against. Funny to see alternative fans crap on all the 80s hair bands and then turn around and play Nickelback, who were basically an updated (but certainly NOT upgraded) Poison/Warrant
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It's all part of the emasculation of music. been going on since the '90s. The industry has slowly but steadily drained all the testosterone out of music, except rap. For some reason, rappers can be as thuggish as they want. But the industry will never allow another Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, David Lee Roth or Jon Bon Jovi if it can help it.
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I gave those rock bands a break, because music sucked when boy bands were all the rage, so I welcomed any band that had drop d tuning.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
It's all part of the emasculation of music. been going on since the '90s. The industry has slowly but steadily drained all the testosterone out of music, except rap. For some reason, rappers can be as thuggish as they want. But the industry will never allow another Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, David Lee Roth or Jon Bon Jovi if it can help it.
Well we tried to have "rock stars" again with people like Kid Rock and Fred Durst... but their music was total and utter tuneless crap. I wanted metal to make a comeback after the years in the 90s where it was commercially dead, but I wasn't thinking Limp Bizkit and Korn when I meant that.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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I'd still take all of today's "wuss" folk bands over all the nu-metal garbage that was all over rock radio during the last decade that had singers who all sounded exactly the same... you know, Disturbed, Chevelle, Seether, Godsmack, etc... I got sick of alternative stations playing those bands when that would've been like them playing Foreigner and Bon Jovi in the 80s.

And as far as I'm concerned, Mumford And Sons finally did what everyone has wanted, tried and failed to do... kick Nickelback's ass off radio. So you can't say they're all bad
I'd prefer neither.
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Re: Sick of sentimental, rootsy, earnest, sing-songy guys

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It's all part of the emasculation of music. been going on since the '90s. The industry has slowly but steadily drained all the testosterone out of music, except rap. For some reason, rappers can be as thuggish as they want. But the industry will never allow another Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, David Lee Roth or Jon Bon Jovi if it can help it.
Very good point. I always wondered what the next generation could do to music to make me hate it since it was only getting heavier when I was a teenager and in my early 20's, which was fine with me. So of course what happened was it was got pussified.

Every time I see someone post about a band that everyone should hear it's some mid-tempo tepid acoustic-guitar driven thing. No dynamics whatsoever.
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All the shit mentioned in this thread sucks. I'm gonna go put on a Melvins record.
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I just bought Collection I and Collection II of The Misfits on vinyl. I think that's what I will do.
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Yeah totally agree with the OP!

And you can add Alabama Shakes and The Lumineers to that list. I can't stand all that 'woodsy' hipster shit anymore!

I mean it's not THAT bad, at least it's still somewhat rock and they play actual instruments and all but still.

But yeah,anything is better than Hip-Hop (which has been dominating the world for decades now)

And what's even worse is the COMBINATION of hip hop and woodsy hipster music in the form of people like Frank Ocean etc.

Ugh, and yes i know i don't have to listen to it, and i don't.
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No hate yet for Phillip Phillips?
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No hate yet for Phillip Phillips?
Honestly, when I saw the thread title, he was the first person I had in mind. Jason Mraz would have been a close second.
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The first Fleet Foxes album is one of my all-time favorites. I listened to it this morning on my way to work.
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Very good point. I always wondered what the next generation could do to music to make me hate it since it was only getting heavier when I was a teenager and in my early 20's, which was fine with me. So of course what happened was it was got pussified.

Every time I see someone post about a band that everyone should hear it's some mid-tempo tepid acoustic-guitar driven thing. No dynamics whatsoever.
Re: Dynamic range . . .

Back in the 1980s, I was told that music was mixed so it sounded best on a 4x6 car stereo speaker. That was where people heard it. I suppose that music is now mixed so it sounds best on ear buds.

(I'm glad that young people can still get old people to hate their music.)

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