Scouting for Girls

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  1. max

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    Anyone hear or know about this group? I like what I've heard.
     
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    Max, why... I had no idea. ;)
     
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    I'm in America, and I HAVE heard of them. I heard them a few yrs back, their song "She's So Lovely", then that song was used on a TV commercial here in America for Vonage.

    I also like their songs "Elvis Isn't Dead", and "Heartbeat", but "She's So Lovely" is my favorite song of theirs. I like them. :)
     
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    They've been around for years over here, their music is absolute dribble. I think girls start to realise it before they reach their 17th birthday lol :)
     
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    Their music has got a nice, loud repetitive quality that hooks into the brain well.
     
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    I think of it more as an earwig that knaws away at the good bits of your brain.
     
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    lol, scouting for girls, only fanboyz and chavs listen to that kind of music, its all about metallica and slipknot
     
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    i disagree with any approval of the band in the strongest possible terms.
     
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    Learn to metal.
     
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    I second this. They are truly, truly awful. Hopefully they won't come back with another album, or I will set a heard of sheep on them.
     
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    I think one of the best album reviews of all time was done on Scouting for Girls. I won't post a link as the language is a bit colourful! But i'm sure you can find it easily enough, needless to say he gave it a 1/10.
     
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    if they do come back, i hope they also release a third album so we can find a sound method of attack through trial and error.
     
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    Learn to music.
     
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  14. Oui c'est moi.

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    Truly awful band.
     
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    Whatever, however, their stuff is stuck in my head.

    If you like heavy metal, it's not your stuff. It's just pop. It has lotsa hooks.
     
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    I guess people in the UK don't like guys to f##k up their good old hard rock music. They'd fit in more over here in America, where we got the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Good Charlotte categorized as "rock" music.
     
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    It's just lightweight pop. Take it for what it is. For the record, I've long been an Aberfeldy fan.

    I looked at some of the UK reviews; I guess I just don't expect my music to do that much for me intellectually. I'm just happy to find something that's not rap or derivative of rap. Rap's getting pretty old to me.
     
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    True, true. It's just feel good poppy music to put a little happiness into life.

    Hey max, do you listen to the Hoosiers?
     
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    La Roux are a better idea of pop IMO.
     
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    Alright Max my friend, I'm not going to pile on with another scathing "boil 'em in oil!" review, but simply to add a few--less volatile--comments and some 'pop sensibility' suggestion offerings, albeit with a tad more "sack"

    First off, the band's name "Scouting for Girls" although very shrewd (marketing-wise), is also cloyingly annoying in the "cutsie" department. Going that route, instead of "Scouting for Girls" I'd have opted for the slightly more aggressive-sounding "Digging for Clams" ... or possibly the more obtuse "Guying for Pie" (smirk). That said, I did a quick check of two of their songs (mini review):

    "Heartbeat" -- opening chords ok, opening vocals ok....then it got self-conscious. If re-worked with some more 'gonads' in it, could be an ok song.

    "I Wanna Be James Bond" -- with its piano-as-guitar reggae underpinnings, I couldn't listen to this beyond 0:15 seconds.

    For a laugh, try your "pop sensibilities" on these two numbers from a band (Volbeat) outta Coppenhagen, Demark:

    1. A remake of the huge 60's hit single "I Only Wanna Be With You" by the late, great Dusty Springfield. (think: something sounding like "Cher-with-testicles" singing lead for Green Day) seriously, don't give up on it before "Dusty's" vocals kick in around 0:38; true to the original-harmless fun):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts19Nn-xyGs


    2. You want pop? Check out this 'Elvis metal' song "Light a Way" (with a classic pop hook chorus) by these 'Great Danes' (if it doesn't open simply type "Volbeat Light Way":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRKrYHEbyAA
     
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    There is some amazing new British music around, over the past few years I feel we have stepped it up and are now the bench mark.

    It's fair enough if Scouting for Girls is what you enjoy, but I just feel it's a bit of a shame if that's the kind of thing we are recognised for abroad.
     
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    I've heard the Stiff Dylans, if that helps. I know what you mean about SfG being lightweight, but, truth be told, I'm not especially sanguine that some few late teens/early 20s school dropouts who didn't attend college can really discuss Wittgenstein. I don't expect much serious and substantive thinking from pop music or from Hollywood, for that matter.

    What do you think about the Feldy?
     
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    James Blunt broke America, says it all really. :roll:
     
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    I'm from Britain, and I hate British music. Scouting For Girls exemplify why.
     
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    People over here know bands like the Artic Monkeys, if it makes you feel any better.
     
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    True, the commercial stuff is pretty bad. There are bands like The Big Pink, The XX, Friendly Fires, The Cribs, Biffy Clyro's new stuff sounds amazing, as does Muse's! The stuff you hear on Heart FM is shocking, but there's some great stuff out there.
     
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    I agree, the Big Pink and Friendly Fires are damn cool.

    I'll have no hating on La Roux, Little Boots, Florence and the Machine or Bat For Lashes though.
     
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    It's a shame none of them seem to be able to tour around here, as far as I can tell.
     
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    Unlucky with the Cricket!

    Going out in the semi's AND losing the mascott race by disqualification has to be hard to take, no? ;)
     
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    Thankfully I wasn't watching, was at Canterbury for the Australians match.

    What did Bomber do to get disqualified?
     
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    He wasn't wearing the shoes that came with the outfit, he was running in socks which I think was a big advantage lol.

    Warwickshire's Carmen the Bear was the winner, Nick Knight was happy.
     
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    Blasphemy, although I don't know why we didn't use the guy who dressed as Bomber in 2007, he was ultra fast even in the landing gear shoes.
     
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    Haha, you want to sign Bumble up for next year! He was tearing around the course (until he got to the npower girls ;))
     
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    I gotta admit, whn I saw the title I thought this would be a pervy thread :?
     
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  36. Oui c'est moi.

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    I don't like metal (even though i come from 'the home of metal') and i don't mind a bit of pop. You won't find a bigger Girls Aloud fan outside a gay nightclub than me.
    Poppy songs are welcome but not the sort that gnaw at your brain.
    Anyway, each to their own.


    Either Britain no longer makes a lot of good music or my tastes have changed. I find myself listening to a lot of N.American music/bands. Which i later find were inspired, in some part, by British bands i grew up listening to.
     
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    I still think we school America, has anyone from over there produced anything like Journal For Plague Lovers this year?
     
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    Totally agree, British music over the past 2 years has taken over in my opinion.

    You're probably just looking in the wrong places, specialist radio shows is where real British music is, not the music channels and radio one during the day time.
     
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    I'm just appreciative of new stuff that's not rap or rap derivative.

    For me, rap was downhill after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Just not a lot there I want to spend any time with.
     
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    Don't watch those channels and i stopped listening to the radio long ago.
    Now i don't know what sort of specialist radio shows you're on about but if the words 'Zane Lowe' come up i will puke. :cry:
    I discover new music through word-of-mouth, there are a no. Brit bands of today that my friends try to get me into but i've not been drawn to many of them. It's not just N.American stuff that shines more for me, but French and Scandinavian artists/bands too.
    Maybe the rest of the Western world is now returning us the favour. ;)
     
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    Haha no Zane Lowe is on at a bit of an awkward time for me to listen to, whenever I have done though he plays some great stuff. XFM at night usually has good stuff, but if you're into the whole power/punk pop thing then you might just be a lost cause ;)
     
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