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The only way to tie Tranquility back to, say, WPSIATWIN is that Four Out Of Five will sit nicely on a Greatest Hits. They can still make bangers when they want to.

But it's the sound of a completely different band — for all Arctic's pomposity and flaws, they're not on some landfill autopilot.

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Yeah, I'm playing devil's advocate somewhat. But even so, when I think of band's that have evolved musically over their career, I don't think of AM. I'm not saying they've stagnated or anything, but compared to Blur or Radiohead, they have stuck to a style with some modest variations.

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27 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

Blessed is the cheesemaker.

I think I've mentioned it before, but I like what Josie Long said about Blur: "Who is my favourite member of Blur? - Graham Coxon. Who is my 2nd favourite member of Blur? - Dave Rowntree. Who is my 3rd favourite member of Blur? - Damon Albarn. Who is my 4th favourite member of Blur? - I haven't got one!"

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4 hours ago, Punksnotdead said:

I think I've mentioned it before, but I like what Josie Long said about Blur: "Who is my favourite member of Blur? - Graham Coxon. Who is my 2nd favourite member of Blur? - Dave Rowntree. Who is my 3rd favourite member of Blur? - Damon Albarn. Who is my 4th favourite member of Blur? - I haven't got one!"

Where there's cheese, there's a bellend.

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42 minutes ago, blutarsky said:

Deftones are not a nu-metal band. 

The term nu metal has been binned with it only be used for nostalgia purposes now for bands like Limp Bikzit who people see for their classics songs whilst the others acts from those days like Deftones had growth past the time period are labelled with "alternative metal" instead even though it's largely the same bollocks.

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54 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

In that case, why do they play nu metal music and dress like nu metal stereotypes? 🤔

‘Nu metal’ and ‘good’ are not mutually exclusive terms. Very often they’re not used at the same time but in some cases they are.

They had very few songs you'd actually characterise as "rap-rock" nu-metal. Although Back To School is arguably their best song.

The only reason they've been stuck with the nu-metal label is because of the time they broke through. Lots of quite diverse bands got stuck with it around 2000-2003.

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Here's mine... Nobody actually likes Arcade Fire. The popularity of that band is just a joke that got out of hand.

A few people just decided one day to pretend Arcade Fire were the best band about, and said to everyone they met "You've never heard of Arcade Fire!?" so that the people that didn't know them just pretended they did to look cool, and it just kept going and going until Arcade Fire headlined Glastonbury.

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2 minutes ago, K2SO said:

Here's mine... Nobody actually likes Arcade Fire. The popularity of that band is just a joke that got out of hand.

A few people just decided one day to pretend Arcade Fire were the best band about, and said to everyone they met "You've never heard of Arcade Fire!?" so that the people that didn't know them just pretended they did to look cool, and it just kept going and going until Arcade Fire headlined Glastonbury.

One of my favourite bands shirts I have ever owned is this. 

Who the fuck is Arcade Fire shirt

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30 minutes ago, Florian Saucer Attack said:

Nu-metal is like Emo, in that most of the bands that are given that label reject it and are often offended by it 

 

28 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

I bet folk wouldn't be half as offended by it if it was spelt "New-Metal"

 

1 hour ago, jump said:

The term nu metal has been binned with it only be used for nostalgia purposes now for bands like Limp Bikzit who people see for their classics songs whilst the others acts from those days like Deftones had growth past the time period are labelled with "alternative metal" instead even though it's largely the same bollocks.

 

1 hour ago, dentalplan said:

In that case, why do they play nu metal music and dress like nu metal stereotypes? 🤔

‘Nu metal’ and ‘good’ are not mutually exclusive terms. Very often they’re not used at the same time but in some cases they are.

Good post from Reddit on the topic:

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I've always seen "Nu-metal" as a slang term for basically any band with rap/hip-hop elements, not a really a genre in of itself. Limp bizkit is really the only TRUE "nu-metal" band. Bands like Korn, slipknot, coal chamber, rage against the machine, mudvayne, staind, and Deftones were falsely labelled as nu metal because that's the "limp bizkit" era of music and they didn't really have any other name for those kinds of bands. One thing that always makes me cringe and that always pisses off the band members is when people say White Pony is a nu-metal album. That was the album where they purposefully stepped away from the nu-metal scene because they didn't want to be in the same genre as Fred Durst anymore. I guess in the band's eyes, calling that album nu-metal is like spitting in the face of everything the album stood for.

 

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31 minutes ago, blutarsky said:

Good post from Reddit on the topic:

 

Hmm. Not entirely sure how they came to that conclusion given the relevant timescales for Korn and Limp Bizkit. They had 2 albums out by the time 3 Dollar Bill was released.

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1 hour ago, K2SO said:

Here's mine... Nobody actually likes Arcade Fire. The popularity of that band is just a joke that got out of hand.

A few people just decided one day to pretend Arcade Fire were the best band about, and said to everyone they met "You've never heard of Arcade Fire!?" so that the people that didn't know them just pretended they did to look cool, and it just kept going and going until Arcade Fire headlined Glastonbury.

Well, I can tell you that's not true.

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