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Old 04-26-2002, 01:44 PM   #16
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Nobody REALLY likes Belle and Sebastian right? Right? I mean, even you Brits are aware that they're awful, whiney twerps right? The bee's knee's my ass.
The reason the current batch of Brit popsters have bombed in the U.S. is that we Americans prefer Brit bands with swagger and attitude. Swagger mind you, not mindless posturing (sorry Liam).
The Stones, the Beatles, the Who, U2, even Oasis and the Verve a little bit. What do they have in common? None of them are "precious", none of them whine, none of them are shoe gazers. None of them look, act and sing like they'd just as soon sit down with their cat (no girlfriend) and have a good cry as they would rock out.

The minute the Isles start producing more bands like U2, the Kinks and the Who again there will be another British Invasion. Until then please keep national treasures like Belle and Sebastian on your side of the Atlantic. PLEASE.

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Old 04-26-2002, 04:42 PM   #17
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you as the music buying public are the ones to make that true. not what reuters and billboard claim from sales charts.
you want to hear good music on the radio and in the charts, demand it!

that article is bullshit and sad.
they say it to be true, demand it not be.
While its nice to believe that the radio stations and MTV will play what we want, the sad truth is that they will play whatever they think will sell, and whatever the record companies will promote. If it can't appeal to the dumb kinds, they won't promote it, and the vicious cycle continues.

And in fact, I'm certainly doing my part to help British music here. Out of my 46 CDs, here is the rundown by country:

UK: 17
USA: 16
Ireland: 12 (all by one specific band )
Australia: 1



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Old 04-26-2002, 06:23 PM   #18
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What nonsense.

We always had the edge, and we will continue to do so.

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Old 04-26-2002, 06:33 PM   #19
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Aside from U2 (whom some sticklers continue to claim are, in fact, actually "Irish"), there haven't been any real movers and shakers from England over here in recent months.
How freaking difficult is it to recognise that although the two islands are seperated by only a small body of water, and although Britain occupies six counties of one of the islands, Britain and Ireland are DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

It's not that difficult, right?
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Old 04-26-2002, 08:42 PM   #20
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eh who cares if brit pop has fallen out of the mainstream media's eye. who cares about charts anyways, just continue buying the albums of bands you liked but everyone else doesn't like anymore, and continue listening to and buying indy music, while going to shows.

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I miss London! Especially the men...
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Old 04-27-2002, 12:52 PM   #22
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How freaking difficult is it to recognise that although the two islands are seperated by only a small body of water, and although Britain occupies six counties of one of the islands, Britain and Ireland are DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

It's not that difficult, right?
I think he was taking the piss.
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personally I don't like most britpop

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