• It's Indie Rock and Roll for Me

    Fev 7 2007, 12h58

    When I was younger, I heard of the genre ''. I didn't really know what it was, I vaguly knew it was short for 'independent', and while I'd not actually heard any of this 'independent' music, I'd seen the artists and for some unremembered reason, I decided I didn't like them, their music or the way they dressed. I decided for some arbitrary reason that the Indie style was Bad.

    And then I started listening to , bands like Travis, Oasis, The Verve, Blur and Coldplay, and somehow that led me to bands like The Killers, The Cranberries and James and I decided I quite liked what they played. The style was in most cases subtly different from the mainstream and wildly different from my main staples of , and .

    So it came as a big supprise to me when wandering around LastFM looking at the tags of these artists that a lot of them said '' next to them. Maybe I've grown musically, maybe I've just matured in my attitude to life, but I still find it faciating that I completly unknowingly came to like music through my own terms, and it still supprises me sometimes when I find something I like and it turns out to be .