New UK Music is shite

Okay so I downloaded a mix of recent UK releases and I ended up hitting skip about 60 times until I eventually gave up finding something I liked.

However, I did discover what is wrong with UK music.

With every song melody has been completely removed in exchange for tossy try-to-be-cool guitar playing, reverbarated vocals, same ol drums... it all sounds the f'ing same.

It ain't just the UK either, it's Australia as well. I gave up on the States long ago.

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NME has a lot to asnwer for.

I have a theory that (in the UK, don't know about other countries as such), music gets tired and samey around the turn of the decade (-9 to -1 or so), underground stuff picks up and gets mainstream attention by mid-decade and peaks around -6 to -7. That said, I haven't been as enthused this decade as I was in earlier decades but maybe I'm getting old.

Worryingly, I quite like some of the things that probably annoy you. Arctic Monkey's "Brianstorm" and (US) Interpol's "Heinrich Maneuver" being two examples.

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