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By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted August 06, 2011 at 22:53:55

Thanks for the review. Some people get very upset when new bands borrow heavily from their influences, but I rather enjoy it. Colin Meloy of The Decemberists opens some of his songs cimematically like his heroe Morrissey, and with musical arrangements that the Smiths almost certainly would have loved I agree with the statement that you don't necessarily have to break new ground. Arcade Fire's Suburban War definitely sounds like early Springsteen, and it is certainly a great track regardless. It's hard not to listen to Stars, and not hear the male-female dialogue of the Beautiful South come through, albeit with meatier rhythms. Take a listen to Memphis, which is a side project for Stars' Torq Campbell. The track "Incredibly drunk on Whiskey" might be the best song the Housemartins never wrote. Although the indie band Voxtrot have a couple of Euro-Martin sounding tracks that you wouldn't expect from a group of kids from Austin, Texas.

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