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Snapcase
24-01-2002, 16:12:40
The latest issue is dedicated to... Emo.

Yuck.

King_Ghidra
24-01-2002, 16:25:37
surely EMO?

Snapcase
24-01-2002, 16:47:16
EMO? Emo!

Funkodrom
24-01-2002, 16:55:10
Kerrang last week had a quote which was something along the lines of using the term emo nowadays is the best way to show that you are old and out of touch with the rock scene. :lol:

Snapcase
24-01-2002, 17:11:55
Surely that's "rock" scene?

Funkodrom
24-01-2002, 17:15:12
Yep, it is when Emo's concerned.

Provost Harrison
24-01-2002, 22:18:53
Dedicated to emo eh? :hmm:

MattHiggs
24-01-2002, 22:30:34
What's all this talk about Emus ? Next you'll be talking about Grotbags.

Vincent Fandango
24-01-2002, 22:32:20
Eno?

Vincent Fandango
24-01-2002, 22:32:41
ELO?

MattHiggs
24-01-2002, 22:34:32
Hi-Ho?

*End Is Forever*
25-01-2002, 05:41:01
:lol:

*End Is Forever*
25-01-2002, 05:46:07
Kerrang last week had a quote which was something along the lines of using the
term emo nowadays is the best way to show that you are old and out of touch
with the rock scene.

...despite their own rather liberal use of the word in their J.E.W. feature the week before... honestly Kerrang doesn't half talk out of it's arse sometimes... :bash:

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 09:21:37
Almost all the time. You have to filter the bollocks like you do with anything else.

King_Ghidra
25-01-2002, 09:25:05
having had a brief read of this series of articles in the NME i can confirm that it is a laod of bollocks

*End Is Forever*
25-01-2002, 10:00:32
Hundred Reasons aren't emo anyway.

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 10:10:10
I've heard At the Drive-In described as emo. :lol:

*End Is Forever*
25-01-2002, 10:15:24
Can someone who's read the articles tell me who exactly NME is describing as "emo" other than the undeniably ace J.E.W.?

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 10:38:43
From the website:

FEATURES

Jimmy Eat World - How music's most unlikely superstars took the world by stealth

Rival Schools - The next At The Drive In - maybe even the next Nirvana - cause emo frenzy in Philadelphia.

Hundred Reasons - High on hope with the brightest stars of Guitar Britain.

The World Of Emo - everything you wanted to know about the most moving music on Earth.

LMAO! Has anyone here heard Rival Schools? Brilliant band but how can you compare them to ATDI and Nirvana and then feature them in an article on emo. :confused:

*End Is Forever*
25-01-2002, 10:44:13
Grrr... stupid NME.

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 12:02:15
http://www.rivalschoolsunite.com/

You'd like them EIF

Snapcase
25-01-2002, 13:01:50
I'm not wholly familiar with the history of the publication, but it seems to me that post-Charles Shaar Murray-prog-rock Establishment pre-Spice Girls they were vaguely okay. Their 1993 rundown of the top 100 albums of all time is still the best one I've ever seen comiled by journalists.

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 13:25:14
Have you got a copy of it or is it online somewhere?

Snapcase
25-01-2002, 13:28:47
It's on the NME site, rather surprisingly.
http://microsites.nme.com/top100/

Funkodrom
25-01-2002, 13:35:55
Interesting. I think Stone Roses might be artificially high due to when the poll was out but it seems like a pretty good top 100 compared to most.

Noisy
27-01-2002, 09:22:51
Well I've got about twelve or thirteen of the ones that are on that list. All I can say is :eek: .

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-01-2002, 10:28:41
Vaguely OK? Blasted iconoclasts.....

Vincent Fandango
27-01-2002, 11:00:37
Boring. Like all of these lists. They don't make any album better.

*End Is Forever*
27-01-2002, 13:17:43
Hmm... I actually bought NME for the first time in my life to read these articles. Generally, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be by a long way... although both Rival Schools and Hundred Reasons are linked to the rest of the bands featured by... well, not much really.

They also said something about New End Original "following J.E.W."... well, N.E.O. basically fell apart last month.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-01-2002, 15:40:45
Not bad. Of those "100 greatest albums" I appear to have 32.

Snapcase
27-01-2002, 16:10:05
I've got... 37?

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-01-2002, 16:48:13
There are a lot of iffy choices. "Warehouse: Songs and stories" gets on while "Candy Apple Grey" doesn't. "Harvest" gets on while "On the beach" doesn't. "The Stooges" gets on while "Fun House" doesn't. "Sister" gets on while "Daydream nation" doesn't.....

Funkodrom
27-01-2002, 17:04:40
I've got 9.

Spartak
27-01-2002, 18:01:43
Kerrang = Kerrap.

Vincent Fandango
27-01-2002, 20:26:38
I think my favourite albums would never occur on that list. Got a lot of that stuff, but I really don't listen to most of it. "Exile on MainSt.", I can't stand it no more ...

Funkodrom
27-01-2002, 22:11:42
Nevermind is the only one on the list I listen to regularly.

Snapcase
28-01-2002, 17:11:48
I realise this is pretty sad but I still litsen to pet sounds at least a couple of times every month.

Vincent Fandango
28-01-2002, 19:15:49
There are 2 albums on that list I listened to during the last 12 months, "Who's Next" and "Tonight's the Night".

King_Ghidra
29-01-2002, 11:27:25
Originally posted by Snapcase
I realise this is pretty sad but I still litsen to pet sounds at least a couple of times every month.

bah! not sad at all!

the beach boys are utterly sublime.

Provost Harrison
29-01-2002, 23:54:02
I have 4 of those albums, the three Smiths ones namely. I listen to them fairly regularly though.