Music: The Next Generation

I’m seeing signs of friends & myself getting older. Sitting round MTV2 bitching about the quality of sprouting bands I can’t help think about how my parents & elders have said the same Nirvana 10 years ago. One band I just can’t get into is The Libertines. I do like a couple of tracks on … Continue reading “Music: The Next Generation”

I’m seeing signs of friends & myself getting older. Sitting round MTV2 bitching about the quality of sprouting bands I can’t help think about how my parents & elders have said the same Nirvana 10 years ago.

One band I just can’t get into is The Libertines. I do like a couple of tracks on their first album, but I saw them earlier in the year at Brixton Academy & I can’t say I was impressed. No fantastic musicianship & nothing really struck a chord with me.
Scissor Sisters is another one. What’s all that about? They just sound like Elton John with the Bee Gees on backing vocals!

Maybe Iím not into the type of music these bands provide, but I do know that when I was listening to Nirvana, opinions like “That’s just a load of noise” & “It doesn’t take any talent to do that” were commonly voiced by my parents. Now my peers & I are starting to say the same thing about music today & I can see that when we’ve got kids we’re going to find it hard to enjoy their music, even if we think we can be the coolest of parents.

Do you see what I mean?

3 thoughts on “Music: The Next Generation”

  1. It’s not the music that’s the problem, it’s MTV & MTV2. They continue to champion bands that will appeal to the teen indie/alternative market, and subsequently have only a few shining rays amongst a load of crap.

    Yeah, The Libertines are The Clash revisited, but they are exciting in a ‘kids enjoying themselves making music’ kind of a way. Their music was well dodgy at Brixton, but on record there’s a sense of energy that recorded music doesn’t usually capture.

    Basically, MTV caters for an audience spoon fed on either BeyoncÈ/Usher/Eamon, or Funeral For a Friend/Hundred Reasons/Limp Bizkit, and it’s not enough. We need an MTV+ channel for musicians that have been around for a while and have evolved their music with their fans…I’d love to see acts like Johnny Cash, Jane’s Addiction, Morrisey on there. Not a ton of bands who are signed only because they’re the latest in a line of rawk rockers.

    Maybe a lot of the indie kids will go a little more introspective when Nick Drake’s ‘new’ album comes out? Hope so…

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