90s Indie Rock

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cwhit, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Since this has been a topic of discussion lately...





     
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  2. Emperor Y

    Jesus rides beside me Prestigious

    I love GBV because they usually write a hook and say "fuck it, it's a song" and that's awesome
     
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  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    what else do you really need? haha
     
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  5. Emperor Y

    Jesus rides beside me Prestigious

    Line of the 90s tho:

    "Plastic cube, filled with pus, that sits atop my supervisor's desk"
     
  6. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    must be the season of the witch Prestigious

    This has been in my head all week

     
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  7. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    So, I've never gotten into Guided By Voices because looking through their discography is... Daunting haha. Where should I start / what is their best record?
     
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  8. angrycandy

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    Pavement
     
  9. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    Okay, got it.


    90s indie rock (semi) hot take - White Trash Heroes is the best Archers Of Load record
     
  10. EarlyMorningRiser

    Keep on the sunny side.

    Haha "Archers of Load" has to be one of the funniest unfortunate auto corrects I've seen in a while.
     
  11. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    Frick lol
     
  12. Inna Selez

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    Maybe I`m wrong, but feels like it should be here.
     
  13. SilverScreen

    Nihil Nihil

    GBV used to believe that the true essence of a song was captured the first they recorded it. As a result their albums are made up of what are essentially demos.
     
  14. Kingjohn_654

    KJ Fishlove Prestigious

    Is it?! This makes me excited because I only have All the Nations Airports and Icky Mettle. I love them both. Time to get my paws on White Trash Heroes!
     
  15. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    I need to listen to Archers of Loaf more
     
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  16. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    I think you'd love White Trash Heroes if you haven't listened to it
     
  17. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Icky Mettle is tight. I bought it on a whim because it was half off and had bonus tracks. Very good music, they know when to rock, word play is excellent, Web In Front is one of my favorite indie rock songs
     
  18. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    must be the season of the witch Prestigious

    his stuff with Crooked Fingers is also very good
     
  19. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    All the Nations Airports is an all timer. Seriously.
     
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  20. SilverScreen

    Nihil Nihil

    I feel like these should be here.





     
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  21. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Prestigious

    Weezer and Mineral should be in here. Definitely have indie rock in them, in addition to emo.
     
  22. nl5011

    Menthylated Sandwich Supporter

    wowee zowee is my go to pavement record. Orange rhyming dictionary is a great record too if you consider it indie.
     
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  23. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Prestigious

    Has no one mentioned Neutral Milk Hotel because they're pretty ace.

    Not a big Built To Spill or Pavement fan :/
     
  24. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    The wrens belong here
     
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  26. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    Afghan Whigs for sure
     
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  27. EmmanuelSCastle

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    name dropping is fun but we could also maybe talk about the bands we are name dropping? a little? In reference to that Sleater Kinney post, I've only heard their first album and I enjoyed it heavily because it kind of reminded me of Girlpool if they were more aggressive. Cool band, I can't believe I always forget to give their other albums a listen.
    Something that is interesting to me, and 90s indie rock exemplifies this well, is how if an album is truly masterful it'll transcend genres and scenes in a really cool way. Like Pavement or Nirvana or Modest Mouse are bands that show this -- mainstream (to varying degrees) appeal, but still well loved in underground circles, whether you like indie or punk or rock or pop etc etc. The albums that achieve that success are cool to dissect.