Heck, I like The Strokes...

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Posted by Pimped-Out-Jedi-Knight at webcacheb02a.cache.pol.co.uk on April 11, 2002 at 15:27:34:

In Reply to: In defense of The Strokes posted by The Doug on April 11, 2002 at 15:23:04:

...because they make some dandy music, but I just can't help liking a band who wear white ties (see above picture for an example of another great white tie-wearing band - The Hives - and they were doing it well before The Strokes, all the way back in '99, bay-bee!). So for me, liking The Strokes is a little from column A, a little from column B.

: I really think it's important that I say right here and now that whenever someone tells me they don't like the Strokes, I see right through to their jealous, pretentious, whiny little core. Since when is music about marketing? Dissing the Strokes for the marketing plan behind them is like dissing a book because the cover is too flashy. Someone could dislike the Strokes for totally valid reasons (or the only valid reason), but I still wouldn't believe them, so prevalent and contagious is the pretentious party line.

: So those who start in with the "derivative-rich-kids" speech they learned from their other indie friends can expect nothing but an eyeroll from me. It's about the music, not the packaging.

: -erik (ghostmann)

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