best Scottish indie band

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Primal Scream
0
No votes
The Associates
3
9%
JAMC
5
15%
Cocteau Twins
8
24%
Belle and Sebastian
2
6%
Teenage Fanclub
8
24%
Orange Juice
4
12%
The Beta Band
1
3%
Aztec Camera
3
9%
 
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best Scottish indie band

Postby BOLLY BEE » 04 May 2018, 14:37

Edited from this, which contains too much shit.

CHOOSE ONE!
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 17:22

Were Orange Juice that good?
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 17:25

The Associates were such a strong flavour that I don't revisit them that often but they really had something thrillingly strange and exotic going on at their best.

The beta Band had some real highs even if they were a bit patchy.

Primal Scream can fuck off and die
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby gash on ignore » 04 May 2018, 17:26

The Fannies
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 17:32

Only one vote?

Somebody PM Hungry Joe
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Re: best Scottish indie band

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Goat Boy wrote:The Associates were such a strong flavour that I don't revisit them that often but they really had something thrillingly strange and exotic going on at their best.

The beta Band had some real highs even if they were a bit patchy.

Primal Scream can fuck off and die



yes

yes

yes, mostly (I still like Vanishing Point quite a bit)
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby BOLLY BEE » 04 May 2018, 17:38

but it's BULL and SHIT
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 May 2018, 17:42

I remember hearing about the Beta Band when they blew up in the early (?) oughts, but they completely passed me by even though I had friends that were into them. What's the best thing they did?
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 May 2018, 17:45

There's a whole lot of "good but not great" there.

Of the ones here, probably JAMC. But I do like some Associates, B&S, OJ, and BB a great deal. Just not enough of it, or too much meh sharing time.

I like what Mogwai I've heard, but don't know if they fall prey to the same inconsistency as the others. But I guess they're more American-sounding than the rest here.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 17:49

More fiddles please!
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Re: best Scottish indie band

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Harvey K-Tel wrote:I remember hearing about the Beta Band when they blew up in the early (?) oughts, but they completely passed me by even though I had friends that were into them. What's the best thing they did?


Just download the Three Eps.

If you dig that then Hot Shots 2
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 May 2018, 17:52

Goat Boy wrote:More fiddles please!


Indeed!

Better than any of the above:

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Re: best Scottish indie band

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Christ
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby LeBaron » 04 May 2018, 17:54

1. JAMC
2. Cocteaus
3. Fanclub
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 May 2018, 17:56

Goat Boy wrote:Christ


He was great too! :D
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 May 2018, 17:56

Nae Scottish, though.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 18:01

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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby bobzilla77 » 04 May 2018, 18:06

I just started getting into JAMC last year - they're a lot of fun! Nice to have something "new" to get into, at least new to me
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Postby PENK » 04 May 2018, 18:19

Harvey K-Tel wrote:I remember hearing about the Beta Band when they blew up in the early (?) oughts, but they completely passed me by even though I had friends that were into them. What's the best thing they did?


Think this is their best-known (certainly the only one that stuck for me):

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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby PENK » 04 May 2018, 18:22

The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:Edited from this, which contains too much shit.

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Or you could have just given us the original list with a couple of additions, because I’d definitely take Life Without Buildings or Josef K over the Scream or Beta Band. Josef K were pretty significant among that first crop of bands.
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