maccastheman wrote:That's why I got so tired of some of the alternative music of the '90s. It just seemed that bands were trying way too hard to be different. Maybe 1 in 20 succeeded by having both substance and great innovation. And usually those were the ones that wrote great songs. I think that's why I like The Aracade Fire so much. They have the songs to back up their experiments.
Which bands in your opinion, tried too hard to be different? I think of that early-mid 90s era as a time where record companies signed up heavy rock bands left, right and centre, so you had Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains etc, all of them had substance in their music .
Steve-o wrote:If pasting together most of side 2 as a "medley" wasn't innovative, I dont know what is. As far as comparisons with PF and the WHO goes, I dont think they pushed their stuff "forward" until the early 70's. I think it was very innovative to get back to a superbly produced effort by Sir George. I appreciate the White album and the Naked version for what they were...stripped down, but the beautiful gloss and substance of AR can't be denied. It is certainly ear candy of the best kind.....
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