They studied at meme school
there's a thin line between being influenced by something and straight up stealing though
this uninspired piece of rubbish is exactly like a fela kuti record by a bunch of white cucks
Because music isn't determined by skin color?
Just because a genre originates from a particular place/culture/people doesn't mean they can be the only ones to make it. Nearly every genre has been attempted by multiple ethnicities, races, nationalities etc. and often times the results are better than the original.
>inb4 /pol/ le racist
Here's some examples. Rock music was invented by black people, yet most of the classic rock album canon is made by white musicians. Punk is a genre invented by white people, but bands like Bad Brains exist who are just as good as the originals. Electronic music was invented by white people, yet many great dance records were made by blacks and asians.
I fucking hate Byrne. Stupid autistic fuck stealing ethnic music to make silly little songs about calendars and geometric shapes and other asperger shit.
How did they even become mainstream?
How did you not see that joke flying over your head?
Do you really think some white suburban kid would be better at making rap/funk/soul/jazz/afrobeat music than a black person?
No. We've seen it and the result is Aesop Rock "enlightened" rap shit, future funk, blue-eyed soul, smooth jazz, and vampire weekend/paul simon. All fucking garbage.
Reddit tried that, it just became a place for concentrated racism so they deleted it and just ramped up their moderation policies to keep the site relatively clean. Can't believe I'm saying this, but this site should really follow their example.
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC - English Settlement
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
no, this is not an influence or an inspiration. nothing in this album is authentic.
this band is considered one of the best of all time because they stealed their sound from african musicians.