To me, post-punk is one of the most bland genres there is. Am I missing something, /mu/? Besides a few stellar albums, most post-punk is just boring. It takes the catchy and fun elements out of rock music, but it doesn't have any artistry/new ideas/experimentation/etc to make up for that.
you should stop listening to shitty joy division derivatives and start listening to the actually interesting post-punk bands
I just made this playlist of post-punk I like to dance to yesterday.
1. Shreikback – Despite Dense Weed
2. Gang of Four – a hole in the wallet
3. Flin Flon – Rimouski & Swift Current (alt. version)
4. The Fall – The Classical
5. Liquid Liquid – Push and Out
6. New Order – Ecstasy
7. Interpol – Not Even Jail
8. Satisfact – Upon Arrival
9. Antelope – Goggles
10. Talking Heads – The Great Curve
11. REM – 9-9
12. Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
13. Love of Diagrams – How You Run
14. Maximum Joy – Silent Street/Silent Dub
15. 23 Skidoo – The Gospel Comes to New Guinea
16. The Pop Group – 3.38
17. The Flying Lizards – Her Story
18. Silver Apples – Lovefingers
19. Young Marble Giants – Choci Loni
Any suggestions? Criticisms?
I think it's interesting because it eliminates most punk tropes, not necessarily that it eliminates the "fun" of rock. There's more room for story-telling, more spacial musical arrangements...instruments are used sparingly.
there's still aggression, more angst in a literal sense of the word, but it's less spasmodic. Punk is defiant and fast and in-your-face, post-punk has lyrical buildup and more of an indie approach to song construction. It sounds more powerful and cerebral, at the expense of normal punk's energy and passion.
Gun Club - She's like Heroin
iceage - White Rune
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Cure - The Kiss
Refused - Worms of the Senses (sorta counts I guess)
Smiths - Barbarism Starts at Home
Mission of Burma - Secrets
Great list btw
Of course I have. Murmur is one of my top 5 all time favorite records. I agree it's the closest they have to a post punk song, but it's jangle pop. Not quite the same.
Thanks, I'll have to check those out.
Sheesh, here I was thinking people would give me shit for the Atoms For Peace song (rightfully so). It sorta fits the mood so I left it in.