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Old August 17th, 2007, 4:03 am
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Popular Music in the UK

So this is a thread about any popular music that comes from the UK or Europe in general.
I'm from the states and i have no idea what you guys listen to over there and i think it'd be interesting to know about what types of music are popular.

So here are some british bands i've heard of and if you're from the UK, tell me what you think of them: girls aloud, sugababes, the kooks, arctic monkeys, kate nash, goodbooks.


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Old August 17th, 2007, 7:04 am
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

im not from the UK,though i do like to listen to a bit of Franz Ferdinand-but my best UK pick would be The Prodigy.

they're kinda old now, but i still like songs like firstarter,smack my....,serial thrilla,hotride,SPITFIRE and wake up call-among others.


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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:13 pm
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The kooks = annoying only listenable to song is Naive
Sugababes = good pop tunes
Girls Aloud = hit/miss they've got some good tunes but there from a reality show which is a no-no for me
Arctic monkeys = overrated
Kate Nash = rubbish
Goodbooks = good

My suggestions are Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Amy Macdonald, Battle, Archie Bronson Outfit, Belle and Sebastian, BellX1, Director, Box Codax (warning is dirty in a funny way), Cherry Ghost, Maccabees, The Thrills, Editors, Cold War kids, Iain Archer, Jacknife Lee, The Karelia.

I can go on, good music from the UK is easy to find just delve a little deeper then what band is big in the States. Oh and if you like dance music go for Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.

Edit: I forgot The Fratellis, they are brilliant.


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Old August 17th, 2007, 2:09 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Out of those bands: girls aloud, sugababes, the kooks, arctic monkeys, kate nash, goodbooks.

The only band I even slightly like are the Arctic Monkeys, I hate all the others and i've never even heard of goodbooks, lol.


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Old August 17th, 2007, 8:20 pm
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my favourite british bands are the Maccabees, Bloc Party, Kate nash and Arctic Monkeys. but above all Enter Shikari- their AWESOME!!!


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Old August 17th, 2007, 8:34 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

I'm from America so aren't: The Beatles, The Rutles, The Monkeys, and The Streets British bands?
I know that they all have english accents and The Beatles started out in Liverpool England. I love all of those bands. But The Streets are kind of weird...


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Old August 17th, 2007, 8:47 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

i live in england, but i don't like a lot fo the music out there at the moment. i am into U2, R.E.M, The Klaxons, The Beach Boys, The Sex Pistols, bands like that.
Although i do like Robyn- With every heartbeat that is number one at th emoment. very good song
i do like some bands out there like, the artic monkeys, but i wouldnt go as far as to buy their albums or download them.


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Re: Popular Music in the UK

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I'm from America so aren't: The Beatles, The Rutles, The Monkeys, and The Streets British bands?\
The Beatles, yes; the Rutles, yes (although they are a comedy act by Eric Idle); and the Monkees, no way (the pre-fab four created for TV with Davy Jones the token Brit). Never heard of the Streets.


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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Let's see:
Radiohead
Supergrass
Manic Street Preachers

Erm i think i'm showing my age now


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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:52 am
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Oh, i was listing current bands....

P.s. DO NOT listen to James Blunt whatever you do!!


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Old August 18th, 2007, 1:15 am
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The Streets takes some getting used to but I like most of their beats. Different but in a good way... At least for me.


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Old August 18th, 2007, 2:08 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Yeah of the popular bands in England I'm not too keen on them. I mean, I'm not dismissive of bands just because they're popular; people who do that themselves are ignorant.

I do like some of the giants, like Radiohead, and some of my mates have got me into liking Klaxons... "Atlantis to Interzone" is cool [full stop]


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Old August 18th, 2007, 2:25 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest...all Classic Rock/Metal.

Oh, and the Beatles too, of course.


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Old August 18th, 2007, 5:43 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

I don't think I listen to many UK Bands. I love Evanescence, LostProphets and Paramore, none are UK bands. The Beatles are legendary but so is Elvis Presley, they're nothing special just by being English.




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Old August 18th, 2007, 8:26 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

Lost Prophets are from wales actually.


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Re: Popular Music in the UK

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Oh, i was listing current bands....

P.s. DO NOT listen to James Blunt whatever you do!!
Nah I don't like James Blunt either. But each to their own.

How about James Morrison. He's awesome


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Old August 18th, 2007, 8:55 pm
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Re: Popular Music in the UK

I like Maximo Park, The Kooks, Razorlight, Muse, The Ordinary Boys, The Zutons, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes (they're from New York but more popular in the UK), The Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, The Stills (dunno where they're from...Canada?), Keane, The Sounds (they're Swedish though I think). I like a lot more plus bunches of American bands.


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Old August 18th, 2007, 9:31 pm
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Cold War kids

Edit: I forgot The Fratellis, they are brilliant.

Good band but I think they are American no? They sounded pretty American when I saw them...

The kooks = I like the Kooks, although I saw them at T in the park, they came on stage drunk, swore at random members of the crowd and basically just stumbled through their set. Will not pay to see them again.
Sugababes = I like some of their stuff I guess
Girls Aloud = Despite their reality TV background I think they have some excellent pop tunes
Arctic monkeys = Love the Monkeys... forgave them for leaving a lot of good demos of their first album (which was stolen from me anyway)... Need some convincing on the new stuff... Preferred them at T in the Park to Leeds last year but that may have been because I felt close to death by crushing.
Kate Nash = like her.... foundations was good. Album is alright. Prefer her to Lily Allen to be honest.
Goodbooks = not heard.

Ummm I'd suggest Biffy Clyro, Idlewild, Snow Patrol, Sunshine Underground, Muse... Amy Winehouse, Bloc Party, Guillemots, the subways... and I'm liking The Pigeon Detectives recently, and past bands I would say The Smiths


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Old August 18th, 2007, 10:13 pm
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I like The Killers, The Kooks, Lily Allen, Snow Patrol...but I don't know whether any of them (except Lily Allen) are Brits. I am British, but I prefer books to music.


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Re: Popular Music in the UK

all from the UK except the Killers so you did pretty well.


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