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i only like Naive think thats a great song!
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(Original post by Syntax)
And I actually quite like The Kooks, while also being well aware that they're fairly.. commercial
Yeah, a lot of the music people label as 'alternative' has made it into the Top 40 (even the Top 10 in The Kooks' case). So... alternative doesn't really mean a lot.
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agreed there
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I also thought alternative was like a place for bands that don't really fit into another genre. Except for bands that clearly don't gel with the alternative genre. For example a band like Children of Bodom can't be classed as a specific type of metal, but it certainly doesn't gel with alternative bands either so i choose to use subgenres there like power progressive or something. Either way, i dont think someone should judge a band on genre alone.
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This is exactly why I hate labelling. Their definitions change from one day to the next and from person to person.

The word "indie" is short for independant and indie music is supposed to be music by bands that are on independant labels. However, most bands that are considered indie now are quite mainstream which kinda defeats the point of calling them "indie."

Alternative is usually just a term that people seem to give to bands that don't fit into any other genre. Everyone I know seems to have a completely different view of what alternative is.

I've stopped trying to understand the different labels . It's all rock to me :p:
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I've stopped trying to understand the different labels . It's all rock to me :p:
I think there's a whole load more proper classification than you think/ imply. I mean, someone would never class a band like Cannibal Corpse (death metal) as alternative, instead they may make the mistake of classing them as black metal. So i think that it serves as some indication (for someone looking for a band in a certain genre) but may not always be 100% correct due to overlap of genres.
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The word "indie" is short for independant and indie music is supposed to be music by bands that are on independant labels. However, most bands that are considered indie now are quite mainstream which kinda defeats the point of calling them "indie."
Exactly what I said.

Alternative is usually just a term that people seem to give to bands that don't fit into any other genre. Everyone I know seems to have a completely different view of what alternative is.
I'm sure these bands would fit into other genres but people can't be bothered to learn all the labels and end up calling bands 'alternative' when they're not an alternative to... anything, really. :p:

I've stopped trying to understand the different labels . It's all rock to me :p:
Even Girls Aloud? :eek: Hehehe.
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Here's a simple one for you...

indie = guff

So, if it's guff it's indie, and if it's indie it's guff.

Quite simple really.

Alternative way of pronouncing "indie" = insipid NME tosh for utter twunts that have nothing better to do than listen to everything by Pete Doherty on repeat
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morgangills 1-0 indie kids
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Alternative way of pronouncing "indie" = insipid NME tosh for utter twunts that have nothing better to do than listen to everything by Pete Doherty on repeat
I sometimes have Up The Bracket on loop.
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I sometimes have Up The Bracket on loop.
Me too. I am just as content listening to typical indie-scenester "guff" as a good bit of Photek, or Danger Mouse and JM, or Amadou & Mariam... whatever really. And I am not ashamed!!
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Not ashamed? You should be ashamed of yourself.

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I get the impression Alternative refers to all stuff which is you know...alternative (duh!) to the norm, including stuff, here's my ideas about genres:

Indie: The Killers (most 'The' bands actually), Hundred Reasons, The Music, 22-20s
Pop/rock: Placebo, Feeder, Darkness (curse them) for UK and The Datsuns and Audioslave for the US
Pop-Punk: blink 182, Green Day, Simple Plan
Punk/rock: Old Green Day, err...someone help me out, oh Rancid
Classic Punk: The Clash, The Ramones, The Undertones
Classic Rock: Easily classified, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Queen, Sabbath etc.
Ska-punk: Less Than Jake, NOFX
Electronica: Darft Punk
Dance/rock (if it even exists as a genre):Prodigy, Kasabian
Emo: Finch, I dunno ne others I don't like it much
Pop-emo (oh you know what I mean): Fightstar, MCR, FOB

Obviously people will disagree....so go ahead...
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I'd disagree with the indie part because those bands are on major labels but the meaning of the word has nothing to do with that anymore, it seems, so... I won't. :p:
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For me Indie is all about Hi-hat related rhythm, Franz, The Killers, The Music n all...thats just me though, I personally think The Music are brill
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I disagree with the Darkness being pop/rock and audioslave. I think pop rock is typically Robbie Williams-esque artists. Also The Darkness would be glam rock and Audioslave would just be figgin damn good!
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(Original post by n u c l e a r b u d d h a)
I'm sure these bands would fit into other genres but people can't be bothered to learn all the labels and end up calling bands 'alternative' when they're not an alternative to... anything, really. :p:

Even Girls Aloud? :eek: Hehehe.
Except, perhaps, music; as in the case of the above-mentioned.
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Ahhh, I see what you did there.
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Yeah how on Earth are Audioslave pop-rock?

In the sense that they are popular...and rock, but the definition "pop-rock" doesn't really mean that now does it?
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What on earth is pop-rock?
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