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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 01:58 pm
Recordings received whilst world-wandering

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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)

With an aside that what I'm hearing and what I'm listening to are two different things; also, that I date myself with some of this:

Arab Strap; Libertines; Blur; Art Brut; Big Country; Mogwai (when they do open their mouths); Buzzcocks; I *think* I detect UK vowels in Charlottefield; Joe Strummer never to my mind disguised his accent; I can't make up my mind about The Go! Team, but they're doing cheerleading chants, and Americanizing in that context is perhaps forgiveable. Selfish Cunt don't seem at all American in tone. Mekons. Pram. I think Thom Yorke's accent isn't so much British as I Love My Falsetto. Scissorfight's Geordie burr is the delight of their colonial fans.* Slits. X-Ray Spex. Smiths. XTC.

Oh and hey, with regard to this side of the pond, doesn't Colin Meloy throw his voice awfully Brit for a Montanan? And Interpol has to Britify their vocals some to fit the new new wave thing they rock.

*Ha. Just kidding.


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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)

Haven't heard Piglet yet.

How could I have forgotten B. Bragg? But that's no longer current anyhow.


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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)

Oh! Did I mention The Clientele? That's pop. Is it Britpop by your lights? Guitars, British - is that enough to fit the mold?


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