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  1. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    18 Mar '09 03:03
    Britains NME has listed the following bands as the best new bands of 2008....how did they do?

    1. Partyshank
    2. Peggy Sue And The Pirates
    3. Riuven
    4. Naz T Da Younger
    5. Tape Deck
    6. Conan and Mockisans
    7. Ebony Bones
    8. Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong
    9. Dead Disco
    10. Make Me A Model
  2. 18 Mar '09 15:38
    Do you mean 2009 or 2008?

    I haven't heard of any of these bands. Then again, I hate NME.
  3. Standard member StTito
    The Mullverine
    18 Mar '09 19:19
    Is NME similar to Pichfork in the States ?
  4. 18 Mar '09 19:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by StTito
    Is NME similar to Pichfork in the States ?
    It is similar in that they're both about music. NME is a weekly magazine. It's more comparable to Rolling Stone. But even that's a terrible comparison. Rolling Stone, at least, has some decent journalism at times. NME reads like a tabloid.
  5. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    18 Mar '09 20:02
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Do you mean 2009 or 2008?

    I haven't heard of any of these bands. Then again, I hate NME.
    did some more digging. Apparently, NME posted this list from a list provided by MYSPACE for bands that MYSPACE thought would be big in 2008.

    I take it no one knows any of these guys.
  6. 19 Mar '09 12:35
    Originally posted by uzless
    did some more digging. Apparently, NME posted this list from a list provided by MYSPACE for bands that MYSPACE thought would be big in 2008.

    I take it no one knows any of these guys.
    Nope. Some of my favourite albums from new bands in 2008:

    Ponytail
    Vampire Weekend
    Wavves
    Harvey Milk
    Times New Viking
    Nobunny
    Surf City
    Titus Andronicus
    Crystal Antlers
    The Mae Shi
  7. 19 Mar '09 14:07
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Nope. Some of my favourite albums from new bands in 2008:

    Ponytail
    Vampire Weekend
    Wavves
    Harvey Milk
    Times New Viking
    Nobunny
    Surf City
    Titus Andronicus
    Crystal Antlers
    The Mae Shi
    Where do you hear these bands? Satellite radio?
  8. 19 Mar '09 14:27 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Where do you hear these bands? Satellite radio?
    I don't have satellite radio. Sometimes I hear really good stuff on the CBC but most of the good stuff (good to me, at least) I find comes from last.fm or the forkcast on pitchforkmedia (http://pitchfork.com/forkcast). When I hear something I like then I'll usually check out their Myspace. If I like more than one song I will download the album on isoHunt or Pirate Bay. If I like the whole alubm, I'll buy it at the record store. When on a band's Myspace I will also check out their "friend" bands in their Top whatever to see if I find a treasure.

    When reading reviews of albums, I usually go to metacritic.org.

    Not all of the bands I listed are obscure though. Vampire Weekend did play on SNL this year and was #15 on the Billboard charts at one point.
  9. 28 Mar '09 20:20
    Best new band of 2008: Have a Nice Life.
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    29 Mar '09 00:14
    Originally posted by uzless
    I take it no one knows any of these guys.
    I met Dead Disco's bassist in a Central Asian airport transit lounge.
  11. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    04 Apr '09 00:55
    Originally posted by FMF
    I met Dead Disco's bassist in a Central Asian airport transit lounge.
    Do you feel cooler now?