every song that sounds like this ever made

luka

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it's the life shiels and a few other fortunate ones here actually live
 

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a job in the creative industries paying upwards of 50k a year. lots of good looking feckless friends from around the world. no children. no responisibnilities. no mental illness. every days a party.
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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this is what we are supposed to aspire to at the moment. it's the ideal we strive towards.
Yes there's like a poise and tastefulness to them. I mean tastefulness as a bad thing. You know like when you go round someone's flat and everything is really *nice* but it's unnerving too. It all coheres to present a very carefully - too carefully- put together picture of the Good Life.

I think this quite a new thing? I hated them at the time but Oasis and that lot were never tasteful. Fuck even Fatboy slim wasn't tasteful. But this sort of stuff like Mgmt is.

I think the modern sense of "curating" things is also important here
 

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a job in the creative industries paying upwards of 50k a year. lots of good looking feckless friends from around the world. no children. no responisibnilities. no mental illness. every days a party.
I know some people like this. They're always going to Dubai and posting photos from rooftop bars in London.
 

luka

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Yes there's like a poise and tastefulness to them. I mean tastefulness as a bad thing. You know like when you go round someone's flat and everything is really *nice* but it's unnerving too. It all coheres to present a very carefully - too carefully- put together picture of the Good Life.

I think this quite a new thing? I hated them at the time but Oasis and that lot were never tasteful. Fuck even Fatboy slim wasn't tasteful. But this sort of stuff like Mgmt is.

I think the modern sense of "curating" things is also important here
i think it's new yes.
 

luka

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bit art school/fashion school. arch, knowing, cute. something like Oasis is retro, but it's not pastiche.
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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bit art school/fashion school. arch, knowing, cute.
And also - never *too much*. I think that's an important thing with this stuff. There's always a self restraint to it. Its pathological. This constriction, this self awareness at all times. have fun but don't embarrass yourself

I'm sure selfies have something to do with it OBVIOUSLY
 

luka

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and that's linked to the fact it's really well done. rinse fm pop is similar in that respect. it's almost too perfect.
 

luka

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and that's linked to the fact it's really well done. rinse fm pop is similar in that respect. it's almost too perfect.
it creates an uncanny valley effect. you know intuitively that it is not made by actual humans but if you were to try and pin down what is missing you'd find it very difficult i think.
 
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