Friday, June 09, 2006

Defining Album of Our Generation

Dave Matthews Band - Under Table and Dreaming.

Released in 1994, I encounter people ages 22-26 on a regular basis who still love the DMB. I didn't like it then, nor do I like it now, but one cannot ignore the culture that grew up around this entity and was so prevalent during our adolescence.


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5 Comments:

Blogger Jafar said...

Fuck Dave Matthews too. Fuck Eminem. Fuck John Mayer. Fuck Phish. Fuck it all. IT DID NOT DEFINE SHIT. I can't believe this nonsense. If Dave Matthews defined our generation, then we have all failed ourselves. I never met a Dave Matthews fan until I went to Cornell. This is when I began to realize the horrors of the east coast. Dave Matthews was never played in a car, at a party, in a bar out here. And by out here I mean the fucking west coast. I dunno, maybe it was the company I kept. Sublime yes, Snoop Dog yes, even Hootie and the Blowfish yes.......but no Dave. FUCK DAVE. He's a no-talent ass clown.

Seriously, I don't have one friend from out here who owns or ripped or has heard of this album. Thanks to living with Chad and Hyde, I have heard the album, and all it did was confirm everything stated above. To me this is the equivalent of The Backstreet Boys defining our generation. They sold more fucking albums anyways......At least throw out a Nirvana, a Pearl Jam, a Metallica, a Radiohead (OK Computer), a Smashing Pumpkins, a RHCP, a Guns N Roses, a Tupac, a Biggie, a R.E.M, a Wu-Tang Clan....even Pavement, but for the love of god and music, no Dave!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/109628.htm

10:18 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger woody.allen said...

I know I haven't posted my pick for the album of our generation, but it certainly should not be based on popularity-- i listened to plenty of Dave Matthews back when I was musically jaded and anyone who still listens to them at our age on a regular basis deserves a huge beatdown

11:04 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger The Big Red Box said...

I do think the album defined some members of our generation.

For the record, I agree whole-heartedly with the insightful assertion that Dave Matthews is a 'no-talent ass clown.'

To hear Woody denounce DMB is kinda like we denouncing rap core.

Which I'm not gonna do.


However, I think also, to say it defined our entire generation, is somewhat overextending the album's impact.

All in all, we should ignore our tastes, and reall consider what the album represents. Of course we are asking a deeper question....What does our generation represent?

12:10 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Toonzie said...

I will admit that i spent most of my life surrounded by rich white kids which may have altered my perception of our generation some, but I think some of you are trying to give our generation a little more credit than it deserves. When I saw the question my gut instinct was to ask myself "what is the worst music i can think of that became a cultural pheonomenon?" and that "no tallent ass-clown" came to mind. Ali not osama you must be able to read my mind because i actually considered albums by every artist you listed in your response (except for hootie), but nixed them all because i felt that each artist, regardless of whether i like the music, had in fact made a contribution to the music industry and american culture that i could respect. That respect made them all too good to define our generation. So i guess a response to the question posed by angela above: What does our generation represent? My answer would be nothing good?

3:51 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Jafar said...

Ah yes, the transition from musical representation to straight representation. We are late generation x/early generation y. Nothing good? Are you kidding me........we have more good than any other generation, and more bad.

I could make a long list, but I find it unnecessary. But, to humor you.......

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
-Family Guy & The Simpsons
-The Internet (good and bad, but more good)
-Pogs
-ELECTRONIC MUSIC (through the use of samplers, drum machines, computers) (THIS IS FOR TOONZ)
-NINTENDO/XBOX/PS2
-iPod, and all Macintosh related
-software and hardware.
-Faster planes/cars
-better food for you
-better water for you
-Webcam so that we can watch Joe Williams eat 4 pounds of Gummi Bears, induce himself to vomit, and then have no gummi bears come out, and then watch joe freak out.....
-oh yes, and..........
more knowledge about anything and everything.

7:13 PM, June 09, 2006  

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