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post #31 of 130
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Interpol and Arctic Monkeys

Every Interpol record has 2-3 songs I *really* like and hate the rest of it. I wish they'd write faster songs instead of the long prodding tracks that infest each record

Arctic Monkeys on paper sounds like a band right up my alley but I can't stand them. But their look and inspiration is my cup of tea

The first two Interpol were good, the newest one is just too much of the same thing. I find The National is much better (that's along the same 'vibe' as Interpol).

Early MBV I don't get. Loveless I love (pun unintended), but before that, was just... meh.

Same sentiments with Neutral Milk Hotel before "In the Aeroplane..."
post #32 of 130
Jeff Buckley. Pearls Before Swine. (I keep trying.) The Hafler Trio. MC5.
post #33 of 130
I don't like Terror Twilight. It doesn't make any sense. I like everything from Malkmus before and after that damned album. I try and try but fail and fail at enjoying it. It would just be nice to have that extra Pavement album to choose from when I'm in the mood. Oh well, at least I have a Brighten the Corners re-issue to look forward to.
post #34 of 130
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OK...so your wife is also a big Spice Girls fan? And you married her? She must be hot.

...hmmm. I thought she got into the Spice Girls after we exchanged vows, but now I'm not so sure. I know we saw the concert after the marriage. hmmm...

As with everything, 10 years ago she was hotter (as was I, probably). And more willing to trade horses on the sorts of compromises that make up a relationship. Like you watch Spice World with me and I'll XXXXX you afterwards. That sort of give-and-take that marks a keeper.
post #35 of 130
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Yo La Tengo
Best record title ever! "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass"
post #36 of 130
another one is Big Star

most of my ex-skinhead friends love this band, as they were a groundbreaker in "powerpop" (one of my fave genres), but I just can't get into it no matter how much I try to like it

and similarly I can't get into Rose Tattoo either, lord knows I tried
post #37 of 130
As long as we are adding...

Bright Eyes
Kings of Leon - I think they really suck, but many people with decent to above average taste like them
post #38 of 130
Great thread.

I agree with the poster above who finds it easy to love Radiohead and Sigur Ros. Neutral Milk Hotel hasn't required any effort from me, either--it's been out for years but I still have to ration my listening of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea or it'll be playing all the time.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a band that I'm into, but feel like I don't quite appreciate enough. Some of their stuff can be a lot of work.
post #39 of 130
+1 on Neutral Milk Hotel (agreed on something, Sauce), Wilco (I really tried, I'd much rather hear old Neil Young or something instead), and Big Star.
post #40 of 130
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife View Post
Jeff Buckley.
Pearls Before Swine. (I keep trying.)
The Hafler Trio.
MC5.

Nobody honestly likes the Hafler Trio. People own their records as some sort of bizarre cred factor, but no one really enjoys putting one of those records on. Nurse With Wound and anything with David Tibet are pure wankery as well.
post #41 of 130
The Pussycat Dolls.
post #42 of 130
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post
The Pussycat Dolls.

I find the best way to like the Pussyca Dolls more is to turn the volume down on the TV.
post #43 of 130
Rammellzee.
post #44 of 130
+1 to the aforementioned Post-Bends era Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian, My Bloody Valentine, MC5

Other critically lauded artists I respect but never really got into:

Jesus and Mary Chain
Stone Roses
The Doves
Mercury Rev
Mars Volta
Muse
Bjork
Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan
Post post-punk/Goth era Cure (eg. seventeen seconds, faith)... aside from singles on Staring at the Sea...
Black Flag
post #45 of 130
Bjork
GYBE
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