Thursday, 14 January 2010

I love stereotyping as much as I love being stereotyped

I was sent this fantastic and amusing link to "Stereotyping people by their favourite indie bands" by the lovely @landrews2702

I've often been a little bit mean and picked on some of Lauren's choices in music (Sorry Lauren but Snow Patrol, really? Can't forgive you for still liking them) and she has finally got me back with quite a genius stereotyping list of some of my favourite bands.

I would also like to add at this point, the only time I was offended reading this article was being labelled "indie." How rude!

But check out the link yourself to see how others view your favourite bands (if they're on there) but here is a list of what I'm stereotyped as, my thoughts and some music from the bands (all links go to youtube. Thought I'd save you long page loading by not embedding so many songs);

The XX
Blog enthusiasts who thought wearing a keffiyeha was awesome.
What's a keffiyeh? Oh one of them, so that's what they're called....yep I have had a blog for many years (around 8) and I have owned two keffiyeh's.
The XX, well these are one of my favourite bands from 2009. Their album is awesome. Quite mellow, bassy with some electronic. I think this may be my favourite first tracks from a debut album I've heard in a long time Although they do do real songs like

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Girls who bought checkered sneakers in the 8th grade.
Hmmm. I'm not a girl. Not sure if I have owned checkered sneakers...but I wouldn't definitely say "I haven't."
I was surprised that I totally missed out on Yeah Yeah Yeahs album Blitz from last year. It wasn't until I was reading a few Top Albums of 2009 when I spotted it. And how stupid of me. Always loved the YYYs but really like they've mixed up the new album with some 'dancier' tunes, check out the fantastic Heads Will Roll as an example

Pretty sure Everyone doesn't like Radiohead. In fact I find it hard to find a person that does like them...perhaps I like them just a little too much. I mean there was that time I queued up for about 8 hours to see them do a live show about three years back (it was worth it). My all time favourite band that just gets better.
It's good to hear the band are heading back to make some songs. Here's a new one, where Thom gets a bit arsey with the ground. Take That Crowd!

Bat for Lashes
Girls who wear leggings outside of ’80s-themed parties.
Again not a girl. But those girls are, for want of a better expression, well fit. And I like bright colours. 
I still quite shocked that Two Suns was only released in 2009. It's been permanently on my phone and laptop playing this year it feels like I've owned it forever. Great album. Fantastic band (you'd know this if you've ever caught one of my many tweets about them). And Daniel, to me, feels like such a throw back to 80s pop/dance music. My favourite track from the album.

People who don’t listen to enough music.
Not sure how to take this one? Think I might need this explaining to me. 
Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix was my second favourite album of 2009. A great, happy, lovely, joyous album. I've tweeted many links to videos/tracks from them. My current favourite track is Fences.

Bros who, at one point in their lives, have tried to grow a mustache.
Don't have a moustache. Do now sport a permanent stubble though () but would love to go for a My Name Is Earl moustache/stubble combo. Just need the balls to do it now.
Justice are great dance band. The spiritual successor to Daft Punk (I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out Daft Punk = Justice)
 was Justice's first album and 3 years old now. You must of heard of these guys? Or at least heard one of there many awesome dance tracks. Too many good track's to chose from, so here is some video clippage I took myself when I went to see them on my birthday around 3 years ago. Awesome awesome live band.

Boys who think Ocarina of Time is the greatest game ever made.
If you've ever played Ocarina of Time you will also think this is the greatest game ever made. It's a fact. Another fact is that I have, as a message alert for my phone, a sound bite from one of the characters in the game. Yep so this is pretty much spot on.
Ratatat are a excellent dance/chill out band. They do some really entertaining and bizarre videos, for example this trippy video ripping off of Paul Simon's You Can Call Me All. WTF! Still a good song, LP3 is a great album is was on my constantly in my playlist rotation when it came out and something I may stick on tomorrow as my first album when I official start my new job.

So overall I'd say that's a pretty accurate representation of me. Apart from labelling me as indie! And also a few of my favourite bands, so you know a little more about me.

(PS Lets see how this formatting sticks when going from gmail to Posterous. I hope it all stays in place or it will take me another hour to fix it all.)


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