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Teenage Fanclub. Realistically I'm 10 years younger than their fanbase (Kurt Cobain was a fan, while I didn't really pick up on them til I was at uni in 2001/2ish), and they're the most basic indie band you'll ever come across, but the songs are just so well put together with harmonies and what have you that I can happily do a "Play all" on Spotify on a 30 year discography without skipping a track. Especially in Summer. The 90s combo of Grand Prix and Songs From Northern Britain (and to a lesser extent Thirteen) are just perfect guitar pop.

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My husband has very little interaction with American or British popular music. My husband definitely could not name a single Beatles, Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, etc. song. Like and n

I quite like smooth pop/rock music for that sort of thing. Hall & Oates is ideal. Pretty much all of the so-called yacht rock.

Something something Skummy played bass for Incubus Cheeseburger Analogy.

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8 hours ago, metalman said:

I quite like smooth pop/rock music for that sort of thing. Hall & Oates is ideal. Pretty much all of the so-called yacht rock.

Steely too?

 

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I dunno if y'all have seen "Bean Dad" on Twitter, but it's tweets by this guy where he bemoans how his young daughter came to him, hungry, with a can of beans, and he told her to open them with a can opener and cook them herself. Then she came back wanting to know how to use the can opener. It comes off as a lot of "old man yells about how the youth are spoiled", but we're talking about a young daughter (under 8, I wanna say she's 6?) so he comes off like a giant dickhead.

Anyway, "Bean Dad" is John Roderick, who was in Harvey Danger, as well as being the writer of the theme song for the podcast My Brother, My Brother And Me. Old tweets of his from 9-10 years ago also surfaced where he's making a lot of "edgy" jokes, anti-Semitic jokes, and generally just... being very awful. He's since deleted his Twitter and the McElroys have said that going forward MBMBAM won't be using his music anymore.

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16 hours ago, RPS said:

@ChrisSteeleAteMyHamster I would have guessed some mid 90s electronic. Do you like Air? That would have been my guess. 

I have a number of Air albums so your guess isn't ridiculous. I love how they brought something new to the genres they filled and, much like Royksopp, every now and again there's an itch that only they can scratch.

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The Animal Collective's best album is Painting With, which I think is a pretty controversial take. I love that Animal Collective embraced their pop side and just leaned in heavily to make a poppy psychedelic album. 

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I really like a whole load of Animal Collective stuff but I didn't particularly like that Centipede Hz one and lost track of everything that came after. Maybe I should give it a go, because the sort of thing you describe is exactly what I like about them. Centipede Hz was just a racket.

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On 10/11/2020 at 13:43, =BK= said:

New Pale Waves song premiered!

 

I'm Kinda disappointed? it's not bad but it's not got the same kind of vibe to it I was waiting for.

 

So yeah I don't think I've ever really felt this way about an album. It's like I can't judge it for what it is, just for what it's not. I think I like "Change" and "Easy" but every time I listen I still feel the disappointment that they're not like "Noises" or "Eighteen" and they're weighed down by that.

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On 15/01/2021 at 18:51, metalman said:

I really like a whole load of Animal Collective stuff but I didn't particularly like that Centipede Hz one and lost track of everything that came after. Maybe I should give it a go, because the sort of thing you describe is exactly what I like about them. Centipede Hz was just a racket.

Oh you would love Painting With. Fun album that just embraces their silly side. 

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1 hour ago, metalman said:

I’ve added it to my list!

What should I listen too? 

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On 23/12/2020 at 16:13, RPS said:

Mine is definitely Tacocat. They are an indie/punk rock band from Seattle. They write 3 minute picture perfect pop punk tracks. Nothing groundbreaking, but no matter my mood or what I am currently obsessed with, I can always turn on Tacocat and smile. 

I used a "The Internet" by Tacocat in a short film I made once!

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1 hour ago, ...Hobo said:

I used a "The Internet" by Tacocat in a short film I made once!

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https://fb.watch/36EKWnlHOg/

It will require a little context: It is a parody of Groundhog Day produced for a local festival/pagent competiton's fundraiser event.  I used the Tacocat song over my version of Phil stealing the groundhog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 18/01/2021 at 19:23, RPS said:

What should I listen too? 

Let me think. I’m a bit more out of touch with the new music than I used to be (getting old etc) but I’m sure I’ll be able to look out something!

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FutureSex/LoveSounds by Justin Timberlake holds up with the exception of the terrible lyrics. Has to be one of the best produced albums of that decade. 

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On 03/01/2021 at 21:38, How The Cloud Stole Christ said:

I dunno if y'all have seen "Bean Dad" on Twitter, but it's tweets by this guy where he bemoans how his young daughter came to him, hungry, with a can of beans, and he told her to open them with a can opener and cook them herself. Then she came back wanting to know how to use the can opener. It comes off as a lot of "old man yells about how the youth are spoiled", but we're talking about a young daughter (under 8, I wanna say she's 6?) so he comes off like a giant dickhead.

Anyway, "Bean Dad" is John Roderick, who was in Harvey Danger, as well as being the writer of the theme song for the podcast My Brother, My Brother And Me. Old tweets of his from 9-10 years ago also surfaced where he's making a lot of "edgy" jokes, anti-Semitic jokes, and generally just... being very awful. He's since deleted his Twitter and the McElroys have said that going forward MBMBAM won't be using his music anymore.

Woah. Weird as hell - I had heard about "bean dad" as a concept from... something recently but I hadn't looked into what it was for a while. MBMBAM has been using that song for years, it'll be weird to hear anything else with it. I mostly knew Roderick from his collaboration with Jonathan Coulton otherwise.

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