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Old 01-27-2012, 04:47 AM   #76
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I am stunned Washed Out didn't make it (and also Big Scary, wtf?!!) but Yuck didn't get much love here did they?
I thought Yuck had done at least reasonably well? But then I guess if they'd had a wave of popularity here, they'd be playing the Corner next week, not the East. (Looking forward to that show though!)

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I'd like to condemn Tom & Alex for being fucking idiots
SO MUCH OF THIS.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:23 AM   #77
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I'd also like to condemn TripleJ for mixing their hourly news bulletins about ten times lower than the surrounding programming.

Not, I hasten to add, that the news in question is anything resembling must-hear journalism, but we're talking about flow here, comrades.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #78
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I would furthermore and in addition like to lambast the station for their weekly 'Like A Version' segments. I never catch them at the time (since I rarely rise before 9am), but the gang make sure we get our fill with selected repeats later on.

It is glorified busking is what it is. If I wanted to listen to the dude outside the IGA hollering Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, well, I guess I'd do that. This is glorified busking, much like the entire Australian music scene.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #79
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This is glorified busking, much like the entire Australian music scene.
Truth.

Related - post Hottest 100, just exposed myself to Boy and Bear (perfectly 'ok') and 360 (w.t.F! is that?) for the first time.
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I would furthermore and in addition like to lambast the station for their weekly 'Like A Version' segments. I never catch them at the time (since I rarely rise before 9am), but the gang make sure we get our fill with selected repeats later on.

It is glorified busking is what it is. If I wanted to listen to the dude outside the IGA hollering Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, well, I guess I'd do that. This is glorified busking, much like the entire Australian music scene.
Utterly quality post. My brother, a musician, generally doesn't listen to Australian music, but he can identify a curren JJJ supa-we-love-music-hit for much the same reasons as you have described. There is very little genuine talent floating in the pool these days. And Like A Version is tosh even when there's a band I like playing. Few artists know how to make something interesting out of an acoustic cover, unfortunately.
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I'm trying to figure out if I live in a different Australia to the rest of you. The local music scene in my Australia is pretty damn awesome. I think it's pretty exciting to live in a country that has Sleepmakeswaves, Alpine, Laura, Love Of Diagrams, The Night Terrors, My Disco, HTRK, Meniscus, Sugar Army, Beaches, Cloud Control, Woods Of Desolation, DZ Deathrays, Ne Obliviscaris, Big Scary, An Horse ... I could keep going. Our post-rock scene in particular is one of the best in the world.

That said, yes, Like A Version does indeed tend to produce shit.
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I actually like Cloud Control and Alpine, to name two. I don't like Big Scary, but different strokes for different folks.

It's just... they aren't the guys getting the big hype, in general. So maybe what I'm really slamming here is the overtly visible Australian music scene. In a way I know I'm talking out of my ass, but it's pure frustration driving it.

I think sometimes half the problem is the need for the station (the subject of this thread) to skew young. So you get the combination of:

a. it's a relatively small pool, the country doesn't have that many people in it

b. the station deliberately skews young, so forget about hearing Dave Graney's new album (not saying it deserves to be heard, but maybe it does. Forget, incidentally, about hearing new material from any of the 'aussie legends' the station chooses to tribute; possible exception for Nick Cave. Again, often this neglect is well-enough founded. Possibly not always.)

c. very young artists (like highschool kids, in some cases) don't have anything very interesting to say. That's half the problem right there. When you look back over the decades, the kids were often rocking out to music by men (& the occasional woman) in their late twenties or early thirties. Young enough to have some fire in the belly, old enough to have a few things worth saying.
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Voting for the 2012 list has opened! My fellow Australians and my foreign friends, get on and vote.

Hottest 100 - 2012 | triple j

Mine was the same top 10 as per my blog and post in the 2012 list thread, though I forgot to include a Something for Kate song, so I'll probably do another post.
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No particular order:

Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms
Charli XCX - Nuclear Seasons
Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Killers, The - Runaways
Metric - The Wanderlust
Passion Pit - Cry Like A Ghost
Spiritualized - Hey Jane
Stars - The Theory Of Relativity
Twin Shadow - - Five Seconds

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Also in no particular order:

Chairlift - Met Before
Fiona Apple - Anything We Want
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ramada Inn
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
Allo Darlin' - Tallulah
Lotus Plaza - Monoliths
Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
Beach House - Wild
Jessie Ware - Running
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I'm pretty sure I'm not voting but my actual top ten is something like:

Cloud Nothings - Wasted Days
Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
Lower Dens - Brains
The Antlers - Endless Ladder
Polica - Dark Star

Something from Beach House

um. that's not ten.
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