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12:51 PM on 07/13/12
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I just don't think bands in this "scene" are writing, by and large, as compelling of albums. There are a few exceptions (Gaslight Anthem, for example).
What about slick shoes? Or Bickley?
12:54 PM on 07/13/12
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Point proven. Just looking at that list brings back my best musical memories of my life. Superb list.
You forgot Mudvayne
12:55 PM on 07/13/12
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well i mean, look at history. every musician has released at least one bad album at some point in time, a lot of them were given the chance to rebound and come back with the next release. with some of today's music fans a bad album is a death sentence due to treason.

True. I could name a few for myself personally to be honest.
01:04 PM on 07/13/12
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Lol, that's random. I really love LD.50 back in the day but was lukewarm to the rest.
01:09 PM on 07/13/12
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True. I could name a few for myself personally to be honest.
it's something the band being interviewed can agree with, I'm sure.
01:15 PM on 07/13/12
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it's something the band being interviewed can agree with, I'm sure.

I mean I'm pretty wishy washy when it comes to what bands I'll still listen to of this kind of music. It's all over the place and random. Completely. Hey Mercedes, Limbeck, Moneen are a couple I keep in rotation. Especially HM for whatever reason. I'm not gonna throw on something like Allister though haha.
01:20 PM on 07/13/12
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Here's a solid list of 'scene' albums in '05 that were very solid:

The Academy Is... - Almost Here
Acceptance - Phantoms
Anberlin - Never Take Friendship Personal
Armor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead
As Cities Burn - Son I Loved You...
Augustana - All The Stars & Boulevards
The Bled - Found in the Flood
Boys Night Out - Trainwreck
Bright Eyes - Wide Awake...
Cartel - Chroma
Circa Survive - Juturna
City & Colour - Sometimes
Copeland - In Motion
Days Away - Mapping An Invisible World
Death Cab - Plans
Emanuel - Soundtrack To A Headrush
Fall of Troy - Doppelganger
Funeral For A Friend - Hours
Gatsby's American Dream - Volcano
Hidden in Plain View - Life In Dreaming
The Higher - Histrionics
Houston Calls - A Collection of Short Stories
Jack's Mannequin - Everything In Transit
JamisonParker - Sleepwalker
John Ralston - Needle Bed
Junior Varsity - Wide Eyed
Limbeck - Let Me Come Home
Lux Courageous - Reason That Keep The Ground Near
Lydia - This December...
Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
Minus The Bear - Menos El Oso
Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory
Nada Surf - The Weight is a Gift
The National - Alligator
Nightmare of You - Nightmare of You
Number One Gun - Promises For The Imperfect
Pale Pacific - Urgency
Panic Division - Versus
Panic at the Disco - A Fever...
The Receiving End of Sirens - Between The Hear And Synapse
Scary Kids Scaring Kids - The City Sleeps In Flames
Sherwood - Sing, But Keep Going
Small Towns Burn A Little Slower - Morality as Home Entertainment
Socratic - Lunch For The Sky
The Spill Canvas - One Feel Swoop
Spitalfield - Stop Doing Bad Things
Steel Train - Twilight Tales...
Terminal - How The Lonely Keep
Thrice - Vheissu
Valencia - This Could Be A Possibility
Waking Ashland - Composure
Where's FUCT?
01:23 PM on 07/13/12
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it's something the band being interviewed can agree with, I'm sure.
Or something they can rub their balls on you know?
01:36 PM on 07/13/12
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3 things.

1. The fans grew up. As you age, your musical tastes change.
2. The internet. Because of the industry, no bands can make a living. As the bands get older and have to start living the life of an adult, the realization that music does not equal a steady paycheck becomes a reality.
3. Over-saturation. Too many bands trying to do the same thing.

It is simple.

Almost exactly how I've felt for the last several years.
The big thing for me is over saturation. Way too many bands want too much attention and it all gets spread way too thin.
There was a point in time when I was literally listening to 4 or 5 new bands a day, sure they had a good song or two, but few bands these days make an entire album filled with quality songs from beginning to end like they used to, or so it seems. It got to the point where I was tired of hearing 90% of what I was hearing and scaled back to the bands I knew and loved. It might sound stupid to you, but it was wearing me out trying to "keep up" with all the new bands and keep track of them.
Anymore I stick to the ones I know won't likely disappoint: the Yellowcards, New Found Glorys, Taking Back Sundays etc. that I can listen to a whole album and enjoy and keep track of what's going on with them.
It's way too easy for bands to get their music out there and really hard for them to be "found" because of all the mediocrity out there these days, and that's sad. Not that I won't accept any new bands into my listening library, but I don't actively seek them out like I did at one point in time.
01:44 PM on 07/13/12
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I'll be the one to say it... Armor For Sleep was in that first wave of bands that brought the whole house of cards tumbling down. It's as much their fault as any other bands.
01:50 PM on 07/13/12
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I'll be the one to say it... Armor For Sleep was in that first wave of bands that brought the whole house of cards tumbling down. It's as much their fault as any other bands.

Their fault? It's more a timing issue than anything else.
01:51 PM on 07/13/12
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I just don't think bands in this "scene" are writing, by and large, as compelling of albums. There are a few exceptions (Gaslight Anthem, for example).
Why write a compelling album when you can write something catchy/gimmicky that's easier to put out and more accessible? The hearts and minds of the artists, fans, and labels are all in the wrong place. There are still (and always will be) bands doing it for the right reasons and wanting to create albums like that, and fans who are searching for albums of that nature, but there's no comparison to the general mindset of then and now.
01:52 PM on 07/13/12
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I've felt this way for years, I still enjoy the occasional album from this "scene". But for the most part, it's all the same old songs.
01:53 PM on 07/13/12
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Their fault? It's more a timing issue than anything else.

Meh, they're complaining about the scene when they did nothing to move it forward- just churned out the same mediocre record as 100 other bands because they knew people liked it. You shouldn't complain about a fad if you actively participated in it.

The only bands still relevant from those days were either the first comers or the bands who actually did something different.
01:57 PM on 07/13/12
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