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|The 'problem' With British Music|
Basically, no matter how good a record is from a British band, mainly indie rock bands, its saddled with a production that stops it getting under your skin, it lacks subtly and is a pretty flat mix, there seems to be less treble and this kind of sheen on everything, very neat and tidy and not as glossy sounding, but somehow the gloss gives American bands something that allows good records to become great, the american influenced rock,metal and hardcore bands don't tend to have this problem, its something about the way indie albums are produced, and 90's british albums especially, here are some examples.
its a great,great record, but if it was re recorded and produced with a more 'americanised' mix, I think it would be much much better.
|2|| ||The Libertines|
Time For Heroes
the strokes record that this band are meant to be influenced by feels more raw and just like eaiser to digest.
|3|| ||Manic Street Preachers|
Awful Production, aged horribly.
great songs but lacks that bit of grit and subtlty that would make it a masterpiece.
|5|| ||Thats |
|Damien Rice is Irish. NOT British. Big faux pas, my friend|
|And the problem with most british indie rock music is that those bands aren't very good. btw, OK Computer has great production, great music, doesn't need to be changed or 'americanized', wtf|
|I think it's because you're American...? Is it possible people used to a British production have the same problem with American albums? |
I don't get it.
|Yeah, remove 4 from this list ASAP please.|
|OK Computer is not perfect but the production is fine.|
|Britain > America|
|actually i kinda prefer america |
|Your claim makes absolutely no sense. There is nothing wrong with 1's production either, can't say anything about the others.|
I'm pretty sure the british people are better at anything related to the arts. Music, acting, ect.
|I think british music needs way more autotune|
|I think saying one country is "better" than another is generally a bad practice. That is all.|
|So what if a British band is produced by an American producer? Or vice-versa?|
|I'm actually british and half irish myself lol, its not so much better as more pleasing to my ears, and case in point, about the steve albini produced manic street preachers record was good, but still didn't sound as good as albums he's produced for American bands, there are some exceptions, but they just lack something to my ears, there is nothing wrong with the production of 1, it just smacks of every mid 90's uk record, its easy to date.|
|This list is pretty retarded...|
|who gives a fuck where it's from; good production is good production.|
|what the hell are you on about, damien rice is irish, and that album played out of a good system sounds beautiful.|