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I don’t get the fascination “indie” hipster types seem to have with soulless, mainstream garbage like Beyonce.
This has been pumping on repeat for the past ten days. Haven’t had this kind of a connection with an album in ages. Almost started to forget what it was like to get truly absorbed in a record. They sure don’t make them like the Valentines anymore. MBV is the real deal!
I agree that the Strokes are a one trick pony. They didn’t have much to offer after that second album, just a few songs scattered across otherwise uninspired releases. Glimpses here and there. But I have to disagree regarding the White Stripes dig. The Strokes were already a lot bigger than the Stripes when they started to break. Not saying the strokes were a better band but the stripes definitely would not have received the attention they did had it not been for the monstrous press machine that launched the Strokes into the stratosphere, which in turn ignited the media dubbed “garage revival.” And the Vines? That band was mediocre, overrated – forgettable. There were groups from NYC that destroyed them. Unfortunately, many of those hometown bands were overlooked since the strokes were the poster boys of the time.