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airplane
05-01-2005, 07:25 AM
i find that i'm quite apathetic toward new music and its not even my fault. why is it that 2000-05 has been an alarmingly dry period for popular music? not enough excitement. not a single amazing, ground-breaking album. almost everything has become homogeneous, even independent music.

why?

??

maybe something wonderful and frightening is impending.

Stewart
05-01-2005, 07:44 AM
You haven't heard the new Hold Steady or Sleater- Kinney yet, though.

wingedfeetxc
05-01-2005, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by airplane
i find that i'm quite apathetic toward new music and its not even my fault. why is it that 2000-05 has been an alarmingly dry period for popular music? not enough excitement. not a single amazing, ground-breaking album. almost everything has become homogeneous, even independent music.

why?

??

maybe something wonderful and frightening is impending.

I've been having the exact same thoughts. Absolutly nothing of note has happend in 2005 yet. Nothing that, 5 years from now, people are going to look back and say "yeah, 2005 was the year of ______". I really hope this means there is something huge on the horizon, but i'm not terribly hopeful.

Salman
05-01-2005, 09:22 AM
The last five years have been amazing for new music. So far this year has sucked, but so many grounbreaking albums have been released since 2000. Godspeed You Black Emperor, Fennesz, Animal Collective, Outkast, Brian Wilson, Black Dice, Joanna Newsom, The Fiery Furnaces, Supersilent, Summer Hymns, Dizzie Rascal, M.I.A., Dälek, Ekkehard Ehlers, The New Pornographers, etc. have all released incredible albums.

A lot of good music has been released in the mainstream too. "Toxic" by Britney Spears is one of the best singles released this century.

[Edited on 5-1-2005 by Salman]

$
05-01-2005, 09:30 AM
Seriously, 00-05 has been incredible you sillies

airplane
05-01-2005, 09:57 AM
by popular music i mean everything; indie, whatever.

maybe you're right. this is subjective to taste, after all.

i have this tendency. when i look back at old music there are all sorts of strange and exciting adventurous things going on, all sorts of movements and ideas constantly being developed -- but the 2000's just seem like some sort of warped culmination of everything. sorry if that sounds apocalyptic.

ollie
05-01-2005, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by airplane
by popular music i mean everything; indie, whatever.

maybe you're right. this is subjective to taste, after all.

i have this tendency. when i look back at old music there are all sorts of strange and exciting adventurous things going on, all sorts of movements and ideas constantly being developed -- but the 2000's just seem like some sort of warped culmination of everything. sorry if that sounds apocalyptic.

it doesn't sound apocalyptic. it sounds short-sighted. don't you think that a few million people shared this sentiment from 1995-1999, or from 1990-1994? sure there was great stuff happening then, but it's possible that they just didn't view it that way. humans have a tendency to live in a state of perpetual nostalgia.

Salman
05-01-2005, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by airplane
by popular music i mean everything; indie, whatever.

maybe you're right. this is subjective to taste, after all.

i have this tendency. when i look back at old music there are all sorts of strange and exciting adventurous things going on, all sorts of movements and ideas constantly being developed -- but the 2000's just seem like some sort of warped culmination of everything. sorry if that sounds apocalyptic.

Dude, no offense, but you really have no idea what's going on if you don't think "strange and exciting adventurous things are going on". Because they have and currently are. Listen to experimental electronic artist Fennesz and his Endless Summer album. It's a mindblowing melodic, ambient masterpiece. Listen to the folk-psych scene of San Francisco and Brooklyn. Listen to Norwegian free jazz/experiementalists Jaga Jazzist and Supersilent.

I'm not trying to attack you or anything, I really don't care if you think that this century has been lacking in good music. But, I'm rather attacking your generalization because, in my opinion, there's been so much going on in the last few years, and it's ungrounded to say things like "warped culmination of everything" because it's such a mis-representation of what's going on. And to narrowly focus, and not give any backing to your claims is also fairly ignorant of the current musical environment.

hypecity
05-01-2005, 03:49 PM
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[Edited on 3-22-0606 by hypecity]

hypecity
05-01-2005, 03:50 PM
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William
05-01-2005, 04:26 PM
i just download the new Sleater-Kinney. its FUCKING AWESOME.
i didn't even finish listening to the whole thing, i'm going to wait till it comes out now - but the first 4 or 5 songs i heard already puts it as my favorite record of the year so far. the best I can describe it is Jefferson Airplane meets Sonic Youth. I'd never listened to any Sleater-Kinney but I'm a fan now.
my sunday is redeemed.

airplane
05-01-2005, 05:46 PM
Salman, i really like Fennesz. both Venice and Endless Summer are very nice. i haven't heard anything else by him.

and you're right. its true that i'm saying this partly due to my ignorance of the current musical environment, and also because of my distance from it (literally).

but i do believe that the last five years haven't been particularly momentous (for my taste), as compared to say 1977-82 or almost any other 5-year period in music history. it just hit me that very little of what i listen to is current, so this thread is just an expression of that.
i was also curious as to what other people were listening to.

i will look out for the new Sleater-Kinney. i liked their album "One Beat"


[Edited on 5-2-2005 by airplane]

wingedfeetxc
05-01-2005, 07:21 PM
I will say there are two "scenes" that currently excite me. What Lightning Bolt does I think is fantastic so that whole Providence, RI thing is intresting (though none of the other bands intrest me taht much).

The whole freak folk thing is intresting as well. Animal Collective was the best concert I've ever see. Blew my mind. So that stuff is kinda cool.

Stewart
05-02-2005, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by William
i just download the new Sleater-Kinney. its FUCKING AWESOME.
i didn't even finish listening to the whole thing, i'm going to wait till it comes out now - but the first 4 or 5 songs i heard already puts it as my favorite record of the year so far. the best I can describe it is Jefferson Airplane meets Sonic Youth. I'd never listened to any Sleater-Kinney but I'm a fan now.
my sunday is redeemed.

Hey, you're on the lastplanetojakarta forums, aren't you?


It stays amazing the whole way through.

[Edited on 5-2-2005 by Stewart]

hypecity
05-02-2005, 01:32 PM
http://www.blacktable.com/images/0412pics/jesus/28000.jpg

[Edited on 3-22-0606 by hypecity]