Monday, May 05, 2008

Indie rock

Fill in the blank:
Also, when it comes down to it, __________ are yet another band of faceless white guys without any charisma or musical identity particular to themselves, and their vocals are timid and consistently buried in the mix. It's an aesthetic decision, and it's part of a tradition, but you know what? It's cowardice as far as I'm concerned. All of __________'s songs would be superior if they didn't sound so self-effacing and indecisive. There's no personality anchoring these songs, just a sort of passive-aggressive, ethereal blankness where a distinct persona and a point of view ought to be.
In this case No Age is the band being described, but if you ask me the exact same paragraph could be written about many, many different bands...

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