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Old 08-17-2011, 08:19 PM   #76
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...and that's about as far from Britpop as you can get.

We can go back and forth about how great (or less-than-great) they were, but I'm saying there was a universality in the music that broke them out of that genre more often than their contemporaries.
I admit to being no student of the genre, just getting the singles here and there from most bands during its heyday, and later getting into a select few artists actual albums. But barring certain songs, and albums it's not something I spend a lot of time with. Travis was the one Britpop band I actually latched onto for good.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #77
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I dont really think of Travis as being Britpop. They're British and they play pop music, but Britpop, they are not
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:38 PM   #78
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According to the Old Farmer's Wikipedia they, along with The Verve and Coldplay are 'post-Britpop' .

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:55 PM   #79
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According to the Old Farmer's Wikipedia they, along with The Verve and Coldplay are 'post-Britpop' .

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So I guess every American rock band started within the last 15 years is Post-Grunge then?

Edit: Oh shit, it really is...

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You hadn't heard of post-grunge? Lucky man.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:14 PM   #81
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Well I've heard of, and mostly avoided, those bands. I'm not sure I've heard that term used for them.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:36 PM   #82
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i doubt that any of the bands mentioned or bands these days aspire to the "biggest band" mantle. if coldplay, muse, foo fighters, etc wanted that title as much as u2 wanted it they would have already been on their way. as mentioned earlier pearl jam and radiohead were the most likely to follow in u2's footsteps but decided not too.
u2 is the last of their kind.
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Is it just me, or is this actually a really boring topic? I couldn't give a fuck to be honest.
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It would definitely be more intersting if there were actually 3 or 4 bands vying for the title.
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The internet has probably played no small part in ensuring the "biggest band on the planet" thing will be pretty antiquated once Shuttlecock does the right thing and hangs em up.
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...Shuttlecock does the right thing and hangs em up.
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The world will be a better place when swooncore does the right thing and drowns in its own tears.
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All I'm saying is there's a reason Seinfeld and the Beatles are such sacred cows.

And re: the stupid swooncore joke, I'd take any of those albums over the garbage Shuttlecock have fed the public for the past ten years.
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i doubt that any of the bands mentioned or bands these days aspire to the "biggest band" mantle. if coldplay, muse, foo fighters, etc wanted that title as much as u2 wanted it they would have already been on their way. as mentioned earlier pearl jam and radiohead were the most likely to follow in u2's footsteps but decided not too.
u2 is the last of their kind.
Wanting it is only part of it.

Thom Yorke's voice is too divisive, I doubt Radiohead could have even if they wanted it.

Pearl Jam, as great as they are, don't have the range.

Foo Fighters...I'm not even going to comment. No way.
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The first few Foo Fighters albums were pretty good.
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