Reading this week’s NME, they claim “The Libertines are the most important band of our generation”.
So a third rate derivative rock band who sound exactly the same as 10-15 other bands kicking around the UK music scene deserve this title do they? Boo hoo, the guitarists a helpless junkie and they all still love him even though they kicked him out of the band for being a smackhead. Fucking NME aims at kids who wouldn’t musically know their arse from their elbow. Where’s the balanced counter reviews these days? Since Select and Melody Maker shut down, and going back a few years before, Sounds, music journalism in the UK’s gone to shit. It’s all been done before with this type of music.
But the Libertines are the saviours of rock & roll according to them. What a big crock of shit. I’m getting too old for this shit it would seem.
I’ll be back later on after doing some research on this. But explain to me why these twatty jokers are important, please. I’ve heard them in the pub, and it took us 20 minutes to work out which one of the ‘new’ bands it was: Is it Jet? Is it the Kings of Leon? Who gives a fuck? Go out and find a musical style and bunch of riffs that haven’t been done better by a 100 other bands years ago. And while you’re at it NME, go find some journalists whose musical knowledge extends further back than 1996.