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Old 11-14-2008, 09:45 AM   #46
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yes, music really is about looks nowadays, guys. i agree with unicorn.

zedbetty, you can't possibly tell me that travis, coldplay and the killers are bland? certainly not the former two?

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no really, i was thinking when i heard violet hill for the eleventieth time on some radio in some shop how they indeed are nothing more than lifestyle music.

yes, lifestyle music.

not that a lot of new u2 music is much better than that, though.

nevertheless, u2 put in 2 fantastic decades of great music whereas most of their current mainstream contempararies haven't even come close.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:35 AM   #47
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Lifestyle music....?

What music isn't lifestyle or is accompanied by some lifestyle. All metal music has it's "scenes" that dictate lifestyle.

Even Radiohead has a lifestyle element, in that many Radiohead's fans decorate themselves in their pompousity.

And to dismiss Travis as bland exhibits an ignorance of Travis.
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Lifestyle music....?

What music isn't lifestyle or is accompanied by some lifestyle. All metal music has it's "scenes" that dictate lifestyle.

Even Radiohead has a lifestyle element, in that many Radiohead's fans decorate themselves in their pompousity.

And to dismiss Travis as bland exhibits an ignorance of Travis.
lifestyle as in you going shopping and you hear travis and coldplay whether it's at globus or h+m. it's engrained in the mainstream conscienceness and is a part of every day modern culture. each song sort of blends into the next, and nothing really stands out.

honestly, when was the last time you went out and did some shopping or had a bit of a lookabout and heard anything remotely unique or different? chances are, you probably didn't even notice the music at all which only further proves my point.

do radiohead have pompous fans? of course, but at least their music is somewhat unique and no matter how many times bands try to make another "bends" they fall flat on their faces.
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The worst 'lifestyle music' is when they take an already bland song (coldplay, say) but it's not bland enough, and so a specially recorded muzak version on sax or something, will be played in the shopping centre.

I'd love to hear some thrash or doomy metal playing at the local shopping emporium. Not because I particularly like such music, but I'd get a real laugh out of the dissonance between 'shopping' and waves of awful, angry, pain-filled sound.
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waves of awful, angry, pain-filled sound.
Like your sessions with Frank?
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Like that, yeah.
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honestly, when was the last time you went out and did some shopping or had a bit of a lookabout and heard anything remotely unique or different? chances are, you probably didn't even notice the music at all which only further proves my point.

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I'm always conscious of the music. The only time I'm unconscious of the music is when I decide to be or I am distracted or if it's bland. I'd know if I heard Travis or Coldplay, it'd excite me.

And of course you are assuming that it is a given that Coldplay = bland and Radiohead = interesting.
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And of course you are assuming that it is a given that Coldplay = bland and Radiohead = interesting.
Well, yeah. One band recorded Kid A, while the other recorded X&Y. That should be a given.
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Well, yeah. One band recorded Kid A, while the other recorded X&Y. That should be a given.
And one recorded Pablo Honey, while the other recorded A Rush Of Blood To The Head....
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And one recorded Pablo Honey, while the other recorded A Rush Of Blood To The Head....
yes, but that's pretty much the same thing as what lemonmelon said when the radiohead album was better than the coldplay one.
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yes, but that's pretty much the same thing as what lemonmelon said when the radiohead album was better than the coldplay one.
So many quite sane people would disagree....
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Or agree.
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lol radiohead coldplay war roflcopter
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I can’t really comment on the ‘lifestyle’ factor too much, other than to say that it’s actually a direct reference from Thom Yorke.

We all borrow from others, when it comes right down to it. (This sentence structure, for example, is probably overtly influenced by Mrs. Bailey, my Grade 3 teacher.) She probably learned to spell from Mr. Dooglesworth, or some other person from her past.
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Pablo Honey has "Blow Out". Rush of Blood doesn't.

RH wins.
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