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?