Sir John Coan wrote:
Seems people often have an aversion to silly pop songs here, often preferring 'soundscapes' and 'difficult' music. It might be a class thing, I don't know. I'll say this: it's more difficult to put together a Parklife or a Definitely Maybe than it is a Geogaddi or a Kid A, but suit yourselves.
A class thing? I've heard some daft theores JC, but I can't go along with that one.
Both have their place of course, but, be honest, Definately Maybe was probably almost effortless - Noel had the tunes done and dusted, they just bashed them out. Big deal.
Kid A was agonised over because the band had used up their store of pop hooks on The Bends and then blown their rock atmospherics over OK Computer. It's the sound of a band really having to work I think. And that's not necessarily a good thing.
I have to admit from personal experience that the 'experimental jam' approach to music-making is a lazy stoner's cop-out sometimes (I think the care and minute detail Boards Of Canada put into their music rules them out here), but clearly not always.
I would say that I think Parklife is the sound of a real talented songwriter finding his feet, sadly it's just not my thing.
You're going to have to back up your class analysis of music I think.