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The future and saviours of Rock & Roll? 76%  76%  [ 16 ]
Overated Shyte? 24%  24%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:30 pm 
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I guess we'll have to agree to differ on this one.

I've always gone for music above image, always will every time. Maybe its because I'm a Sheffielder and we don't like bullshit.

The comparison with the Libertines crops up everywhere, but is lazy. The Libertines never had the songs to back up the hype - hence their relatively shite record sales.

I don't think there can be any doubt whatsoever that the Arctic Monkeys have well and truly captured the zeitgeist of THEIR generation - mainly because they write songs that everyman can identify with, and fuck the image, or lack of it.

I guess time will tell - but my money is firmly on the Monkeys leaving a legacy which will still be around long after the Libertines & that sad wanker Doherty are nothing more than a postscript in the annals of rock.

If you are not impressed by anyone dressing just like their mates, what are you doing on this site? Hawley tends to dress very much like his mates and, although I've never known him knowingly play the ordinary bloke card, part of his appeal is that he is an ordinary bloke who, when he is at home, does ordinary things, just like his mates, my mates & your mates. That's because his music says everything that needs to be said without any need for a contrived image. Just like the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and dozens & dozens of others who let the music speak and are good enough not to need to rely on owt else.

As I said before, if you don't like the music then fine, but attacking them for being ordinary blokes............... :?

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Attacking them? - thats a bit much, I couldn't get that excited about em. Opinion was all that was given & everyones entitled to mine. :wink:

Besides geezers spend more on designer ' smart casual wear' than most.

Two things.

One The Libertines have some truly great songs imo & just happened to look great as well + a good taste in producer also helped.

Two, Richard Hawley looks like a proper star matey, the man has got style so don't lump him in with the 'lumpen' masses.

He was a member of Pulp after all and there's one band who certainly didn't want to look like a bunch of 'ordinary' blokes & that had nothing to do with bullshit or being from Sheffield, some of the most outragous looking bands came from your city and that in my opinion something to be proud of.


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For some strange reason I bought the NME today and in between their writers cumming all over the Monkeys they printed their '100 Best British Albums of All Time' - No 5................The Arctic Monkeys!! :eh? Above 'Rubber Soul' and 94 other truely great albums!!.........Have a word! :shock:

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Dave wrote:
For some strange reason I bought the NME today and in between their writers cumming all over the Monkeys they printed their '100 Best British Albums of All Time' - No 5................The Arctic Monkeys!! :eh? Above 'Rubber Soul' and 94 other truely great albums!!.........Have a word! :shock:


Yep - that is pretty stupid.

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Attacking them? - thats a bit much, I couldn't get that excited about em. Opinion was all that was given & everyones entitled to mine. :wink:

Besides geezers spend more on designer ' smart casual wear' than most.

Two things.

One The Libertines have some truly great songs imo & just happened to look great as well + a good taste in producer also helped.

Two, Richard Hawley looks like a proper star matey, the man has got style so don't lump him in with the 'lumpen' masses.

He was a member of Pulp after all and there's one band who certainly didn't want to look like a bunch of 'ordinary' blokes & that had nothing to do with bullshit or being from Sheffield, some of the most outragous looking bands came from your city and that in my opinion something to be proud of.


Totally agree that this forum is all about opinions mate!

And it has been nice to have a bit of debate for a change - the old board has been a bit dull of late.

We will have to agree to disagree on this one - particularly on the Libertines having great songs!!!! :wink:

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this sounds like a job for...
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it might have seemed dull for a bit cos we're all nice people - apart from Harry who's clearly a twat...

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it might have seemed dull for a bit cos we're all nice people - apart from Harry who's clearly a twat...


Fuck off you Geordie cunt.

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strictly speaking i'm yorkshire (Middlesbrough being in that county when i was born there) - the other i couldn't possibly comment on...i shall however go forth and multiply...

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They have obviously made that out of Trakka'a scrotum. :shock:

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I'm a complete twat and you're all a bunch of cunts! :wink:

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'At last we've got some fucking decent music for a change'

That was 76.I really love it and find my self laughing to the complete stupidity of it all.

I'm 40 and I presume thats what alot of their fans are thinking.

Amazing.I love it.

The lyrics to the dancefloor song will always absolutely crack me up because it's so fucking stupid.

Maybe they are a one album band.Who cares?!


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