I'm entry level as fuck. Any recommendations?
THE AISLERS SET
Listen to all these bands if you havent
please listen to beat happening
Also listen to The Pastels, The Field Mice, and The Vaselines OP
Twee isn't a real genre, btw, it's just a derogatory descriptor used by journalists on NME and Melody Maker in the 80s and 90s that got reclaimed as a neutral term for indie pop in the 2000s
But for music usually associated with "Twee", listen to every album and compilation released on Sarah Records, including:
Blueboy - Unisex
The Orchids - Unholy Soul
St Christopher - Bacharach
The Field Mice - Snowball
Brighter - Laurel
Heavenly - Le Jardin de Heavenly
Another Sunny Day - London Weekend
Even as We Speak - Feral Pop Frenzy
Talulah Gosh - Was It Just a Dream?
Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
Tiger Trap - s/t
Bearsuit and Los Campesinos! were my first
I like cute, but it just seems like they are trying way to hard to be "so randum" or make fun of an era that they were never a part of, and that is something that always annoys me
it's just that their whole shtick seems either to leddit "oooo look at us we so crazy" or just plain mean spirited "haha, twee culture used to be a thing, it's so fucking lame", depending on the song
>people falling for the "twee is cute, dumb pop" meme
^ this one is so cute
+1 tallulah gosh - was it just a dream anthology
http://sarahrecords.org.uk/music/discography/ comps are listed at the bottom, you might find some on youtube still
But that's not the reason it's a meme. The fact that it's an oft repeated (dating back to 1985-6) word used to simplify and lump together a variety of musical output makes it a meme.
Just because you're not familiar with how dergrotory and offensive the word twee is doesn't mean you aren't meme spouting right now.
something doesn't have to be derogatory to be a meme, and technically every music genre ever is a meme, so according you everyone that ever uses a music genre is a scumbag meme spouter
>according you everyone that ever uses a music genre is a scumbag meme spouter
This might also be true.
But "twee" is especially (maliciously) spirited. The strong implications behind the word in a musical context far exceed the criticism many artists in the genre deserve. The term is made useless, furthermore, by the fact that many "twee" songs are in fact very different from each other and could be more readily compared to a range of other genres including baroque, alt dance or even just rock or punk. Does a late Field Mice song sound anything like a Beat Happening song? Not the least that every "twee" artist is not always "cute" or uses primitive instrumentation.
That's what makes "twee" a meme in my book.