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Old 09-01-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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random australian music bitchfest #93392435.43

Remember that episode of The Sopranos where Adrianna tries to get into the music management business, and pitches her old boyfriend's band 'Defiler' to Christopher? They used to be cock rock but now after he got hit by lightning the dude is real sensitive and emotive.

Yeah, yeah, yeaaaaaaaaaah....

That's what the new Vance Fukkah Joy song reminds me of.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:54 AM   #2
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why do you keep subjecting yourself to this shit?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:00 AM   #3
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I wouldn't say 'subjecting'... it's more like, shit happens. For example, why do you subject yourself to idiotic comments people tangentially connected to you make on, I dunno, Facebook? Shit happens.
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I can't, for the life of me, see what's so bothersome about "Riptide". It's pretty generic, for the bile you all piled on it.
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The new song is far worse than Riptide.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:20 AM   #6
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I can't, for the life of me, see what's so bothersome about "Riptide". It's pretty generic, for the bile you all piled on it.

In fairness to this though, I think in the local context particularly, there was a straw-that-breaks-the-camels-back quality to the genericness of this one. It was just like, too much, man. We've had years of this sort of tripe passed off as 'great indie music'.
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Honestly, the song itself, I don't have a huge issue with. It's not a great song, but it's really not a "bad" song, either. It's just okay.

It's the love for it that has sent me into fits of rage. It's completely unoriginal, it follows the same formula made annoyingly famous by the likes of Jason Mraz, Train, Mumford & Sons, etc. More than 100,000 people voted it as the BEST song of 2013. It just isn't that fucking good. Even Royals would have been a far more deserving winner. And now, on the back of that ONE song, he has a five-album deal with Atlantic and the two or three songs from his new album sound almost exactly the same as Riptide.

I hate it because one day, for example, Los Campesinos! will have to break up due to it not being sustainable, and they will be forgotten by all but a small handful, and someone like Vance Joy will continue strumming a ukelele, singing vapidly about girls, and he will make millions and millions of dollars.

I know this is how popular music works but I'm not going to stop whinging about it.
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In fairness to this though, I think in the local context particularly, there was a straw-that-breaks-the-camels-back quality to the genericness of this one. It was just like, too much, man. We've had years of this sort of tripe passed off as 'great indie music'.
yeah. this exactly.
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Anyway it's probably not the whole story of how popular music works. After all, Nick Cave has a career. Just to pluck one example out of the air.
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Yeah it's the ubiquity and the mindboggling success of Vance Joy with his wallpaper that underpins the vitriol. The song's entirely pedestrian and I don't find it offensive, but how the fuck did he pick up a five album deal off the back of that?!
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Thank goodness for this woman

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y'all just wait until I start making my own beats.
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Seriously, I can name a hundred Aussie bands who deserve a five record deal sooner than Vance fucking Joy, all bands who would produce far more interesting and diverse work over those five albums than the predictable strummy folksy unoriginal tripe Joy is sure to dispense.

(I really hope that one day somebody can link me back to this and say "god you were so wrong" after his third album is an abrupt turn into experimental hip hop or atmospheric black metal or free jazz or something but I'm not holding my breath.)
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