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Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« on: February 19, 2009, 01:06:43 pm »
Leaving my liking for Folk music out of this thread, quite often when I'm home and want some background music without having to actively choose an album, I'll often switch 4Music or TMF on. I'm finding that there are quite a few artists there that I'm really quite enjoying, despite People Who Know Music telling me I shouldn't.

Pink: I've always kind of liked her stuff - I've even got M!zzunderstood. Her early stuff was full of energy (though not as powerful an energy as Dame Shirley's rendition of Get this party started) but also conveyed a melacholic edge (Family Portrait and Just Like a Pill). She's really developed something unique now, with songs like Stupid Girls and So What? being full of humour (and that's before you even start watching the videos, which are hillarious), as well as having a great sound. :thumbsup:

Katy Perry: Apparently I'm not supposed to like her stuff. Apparently the faux-lesbianism is, like, so exploitative, y'know? Well, yes, that's the whole point of the song! But it's cheery little cheesy pop songs which are great to bounce up-and-down to if you're washing up. :D

Lilly bloody Allen: couldn't stand her old stuff. The stuff that absolutely every critic described as "deliciously wickedly subversive" which I assume is a euphamism for "spouts a lot of boring sh!te in a whining Mockney out-of-key tuneless monologue." But her latest single in which she has apparently sold out and become something approaching mainstream (a Bad Thing) actually contains something resembling a tune! :o She's almost tolerable!

So who else shouldn't I be liking, so I can know who else to add to my album collection?
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 01:08:27 pm »
Snow Patrol -Final Straw.
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Julian

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 01:09:22 pm »
I've not heard Bloody Allen's latest album, because her last one pissed me off so much.  I might have to try it now, since I also like Pink and Katy Perry.

Can you add Mika to the list?  Everyone hates him.  But he makes good washing-up music too.



Not that sort of washing up music, Regulator.

clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 01:10:25 pm »
Katy Perry gets right up my nose </Grumbleweeds>

But I like Lily Allen and Pink - feisty women singing great tunes. :thumbsup:
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 01:18:09 pm »
Girls Aloud :thumbsup:

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 01:18:33 pm »
I've not heard Bloody Allen's latest album, because her last one pissed me off so much.  I might have to try it now, since I also like Pink and Katy Perry.

Oh, I'm not recommending you buy the latest album. All I'm saying is that the latest single doesn't require the nuking-from-orbit of every radio in the house whenever she is played.

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Can you add Mika to the list?  Everyone hates him.  But he makes good washing-up music too.

Oh, I hadn't realised I wasn't supposed to like him either.  :-[

<hides Mika album>

I've just remembered another one:

The Killers: I'm quite tempted to buy Day & Age on the strength of the tracks Spaceman and Human which have a lovely Pet Shop Boys feel to them. But apparently this album isn't as good as the older ones (which I found rather uninspired).
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 01:21:40 pm »
Girls Aloud :thumbsup:

I think I must be getting old, but I can't tell Girls Aloud from any of the other all-girl groups. There's the blonde, the brunette, the token ethnic minority one, an unhealthily skinny one, and the ugly one who can actually sing (you know, the redhead who looks a bit like Cherie Blair).

Is that Girls Aloud, or Pussycat Dolls?
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 01:22:59 pm »
Daphne & Celeste were criminally under appreciated

Kelly Clarkson is good shout-along-to music too.

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2009, 01:26:10 pm »
I have a liking for one Wham record, as it celebrates unemployment, getting the DHSS and forms B1 and B2 into a song deserves some respect.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/dOVqDxlAA9g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/dOVqDxlAA9g&rel=1</a>

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clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 01:27:23 pm »
Sugababes and All Saints here.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 01:28:14 pm »
Is that Girls Aloud, or Pussycat Dolls?

They're all unhealthily skinny, but I think you're describing the Pussycat Dolls.  Girls Aloud are: the aggressive one, the gobby one, the skinny(est) one, the ginger one and the other one.  Great pop, esp. Sound of the Underground, Love Machine and Something Kind Oooh.

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 01:29:33 pm »
So who else shouldn't I be liking, so I can know who else to add to my album collection?
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Any pop music! It will be either cheesy, superficial, predictable, exploitative or just plain boring. A lot of it will be all of these.
 
Whoops, I seem to have put my cynical head on again this morning.

clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 01:31:18 pm »
So much of what I like has been out of fashion & back in at least once (Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, NWOBHM, punk, ska, dub etc) that I'm not sure what it is I'm not supposed to like any more :-\
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 01:38:03 pm »
I like a good pop record. I don't care if it's got vacuous lyrics written by some back stage team of song writers so long as it sounds good. Not everything has to have meaning or be edgy. Sometimes a kit cat is what you want not Belgium chocolate.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 01:41:27 pm »
There are no token ethnics in girls aloud.

You also need to be aware of the Saturdays, some of whose members did feature in S Club Juniors.

Julian

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 01:48:11 pm »
I owned an S Club Juniors single.

 :-[

clarion

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009, 01:54:13 pm »
I used to be subjected to S Club 7 CDs endlessly.  I was so relieved when it passed, and was replaced by Busted ;D

The Saturdays: Rather different from the Sundays, and a different planet from the Happy Mondays :o
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2009, 03:34:55 pm »
Beastie Boys  :thumbsup:

I was also quite partial to Vanilla Ice.

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2009, 03:59:27 pm »
There are no token ethnics in girls aloud.

Unless you count Northern Irish  ;)

I'm from Belfast and even I can't stand the way Nadine Coyle speaks
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2009, 04:02:05 pm »
Beastie Boys  :thumbsup:

I was also quite partial to Vanilla Ice.

Nothing wrong with the Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique is one of my favourite albums), except mentioning them in the same breath as Vanilla Ice. >:(

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2009, 04:04:34 pm »
I quite like some country music

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2009, 04:05:52 pm »
Beastie Boys  :thumbsup:

I was also quite partial to Vanilla Ice.

The Beastie Boys are hipper than hop
Vanilla Ice always was shite though.  I liked a sample of him being used in a M&S advert a few years ago though.
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2009, 04:08:53 pm »
Bach without a doubt. Bach every time for me. Oh, and Palestrina.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2009, 04:20:05 pm »
Glen Campbell
Roger Whittaker
Kenny Rogers

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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2009, 04:26:06 pm »
I was also quite partial to Vanilla Ice.

Me too.  :-[  I was young and didn't know any better though.

I also have a bit of a soft spot for Justin Timberlakes first album.  :-[