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3-16-2010 @ 2:15PM
1. Ubiquitous alterna-chick voice. Check.2. Alterna-chick considered attractive by most viewers (ubiquitous looks). Check.3. Quaint/quirky instruments. Check.4. Lack of talent. Not a problem because you have 1, 2 and 3.5. Profit.
3-16-2010 @ 2:33PM
Haha, yeah, I wasn't terribly impressed with the music, but it wasn't bad. I do love her voice, though! And the videos are fun to watch, too. =PDid I just prove your point?
3-16-2010 @ 2:48PM
I had to lol at this because I really find the wide-eyed blank stare at the camera to be rather the opposite of 'cute.' At least in this video she showed a few different expressions, unlike the previously posted video (Single Ladies) where she seemed to be zoned out on xanax.
3-16-2010 @ 5:07PM
As a fairly long-term Pomplamoose fan, I have to disagree with the lack of talent. They're fantastic.However admittedly, my favorite song of theirs is a cover.... Listen to their version of Earth Wind & Fire's "September," it's pretty amazing.
3-16-2010 @ 6:08PM
I'm not sure about lack of talent. She could never do any other genre besides the sound they do, but I actually like the voice in most of their songs.Still, that's not why I'm replying. You made me have a vocab check and now I'm confused. I simply do not know what you mean by ubiquitous. I had to look that up and found this:–adjectiveexisting or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.... But that makes no sense to me in the context. Someone care to elaborate?
3-16-2010 @ 7:36PM
Someone didn't like the music and was trying to be clever. And their word of the day was apparently "Ubiquitous".
3-16-2010 @ 8:11PM
I mean, I think they're somewhat... generic alternative, at least their original stuff. But that doesn't mean they're bad- I think they're a pretty good example of a genre. But I like watching their stuff, and some of their covers are really fun. I might like their covers better than some of their originals.
3-17-2010 @ 11:20AM
I enjoyed the song at the top of the post; it's a good pop tune with a good lyrical hook. In fact, it's refreshing to hear a song modestly stated about love that's going well.Charging musicians with lack of originality is easy to do (it's ubiquitous, even); if one likes a musician, one calls it an "influence." Anymore I only really care if I enjoy it. Whether it's the music itself or the charm of their video presentation, I enjoyed this.So, thank you for posting it, Alex.
3-17-2010 @ 12:21PM
The point is you can listen to dozens of alternative bands with female vocalists who sound *just* like she does. Their lyrics aren't terribly thoughtful or catchy and she always looks like she's deliberately trying to look bored/tired/who knows. I said ubiquitous because it applies here, both concerning her look (I live in a city so I see enough hipsters to choke the Grand Canyon and 90% of the females look like this) and her voice, which I've already stated, seems to come from everywhere alternative radio is played. It's also quite a popular vocal style for commercials which speaks volumes about its appeal. There. Straightforward enough? I ratcheted down the clever so as not to seem like I'm trying to be clever. Did it work? /eyerollp.s. there are plenty of male vocalists out there as well that I share the same detached dislike for, for very similar reasons. they're neither challenging or exciting to listen to. it's like listening to paint dry.
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