Since about 2002 I’ve been struggling finding music that I really like. It might just be that I’m not 21 anymore and don’t get as excited about it as I used to, it might be that I’ve just found exactly my favourite kind of music and will never change until I die or it might be because I’ve heard it all before and things are just being rehashed in a way that I consider worse than what came before it.
In 2004ish, I found myself quite liking The Killers. I thought at the time, “is this just becuase there’s nothing else good around?”. I think that’s what it is as now I can count on one hand, with spare fingers, the amount of Killers songs I still like. This is why I listen to Five Live, Talksport or Radio 4 all the time.
My favourite current band right now is Two Door Cinema Club. I could listen to them all day, but when I hear Street Carp by Deftones, Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks, Nighswimming by R.E.M. or Never A Friend by Wilt I wonder how it stacks up.
Two Door Cinema Club have hit the nail on the head for a first album. They’ve not varied thngs too much. I struggle to pick a favourite song of the album because mose of the songs are the same as each other – but I like one of them, so I like them all. They’re used a lot on TV and radio adverts which is a bit annoying but you can’t blame them for that.
My problem is that I have no idea if I’ll still like this band or this album in 6 months, let alone 9 years.
What is there to listen to for an old-school Deftones, MyVitriol, Pennywise, AFI fan these days? Most of the guitar stuff out there is emo crap.