NME - a true decline


#181

Literally making headlines out of links to Pitchfork’s sideline video stuff, wow


#182

And yet there were actually a fair number of “The” bands in the late ’90s who looked great but the NME wouldn’t feature them at all because they’d be deemed too retro or something.


#183

And the “garage rock revolution” was mostly bands who weren’t garage rock at all, just slightly more punky sounding indie.


#184

The NME is the one thing where it is permissible to say ‘it was better in my day’


#185

I actually went to what I think might have been the Libertines’ first ever gig, in 1999 at the Hope & Anchor. Obviously I wasn’t there to see them. No one was. They were first on and no one had heard of them. They had this 70-year-old on drums. And they were a lot more jangly, kind of Stone Roses with a bit of the Byrds, that kind of thing. Pete spoke to me at the bar between the bands and I told him I’d like them better if they were a bit more punky. What the fuck do I know?


#186

From a writing standpoint, undoubtedly true. Thing is… “my era” was very much the Oasis era and yet I just want them to write about new music.


#187

Honestly think 1999 was one of the best years for music. Just not for male guitar bands


#188

Here’s today’s Noel opinion and OH SOD THIS FOREVER


#189

I was saying that about Noel Gallagher in 1994 already. I was biased, though. Because I was pissed off at people asking me if I’d copied his hairstyle.


#190


#191

“But politicians? They’re fucking idiots. They’re economists—that’s all they are”

:thinking::thinking::thinking:


#192

MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP


#193

to be fair… he’s not wrong.


#194

It’s probably as wrong as it’s possible to be


#195

Eurgh. Just reinforces in my head the perception that he is now one of ‘them’. Surprised his name didn’t crop up in the Paradise Papers. Dick.


#196

just to be clear, you think the beach boys aren’t overrated?


#197

underrated if anything, they should be regarded as the Beatles are, songs like god only knows, good vibrations, until I die are about as good as songs can get, even their more simple earlier stuff is completely joyous


#198

Fair enough. fwiw I’ve always disliked Noel, but I think this is the first time we’ve agreed on something.


#199

imagine thinking Brian Wilson was overrated


#200

you’re right, Mike Love was the true genius