1. Band You Really Thought You Had Something With — They Said They’d Call But You Never Heard From Them Again
My mind escapes me but I’m pretty sure my record collection is littered with bands that look like they are going to be amazing and then just drift away never to be heard of again, including those that produce a couple of singles which the great British public ignore because they are thick as fuck, come forward Chicks for example, and wouldn’t know good music if it hit them round the head with a cricket bat (in fact can I do that to people who have tastes I don’t agree with, please?).
I’d want to try and argue Jeff Buckley, but not sure if blaming his death for not calling is very PC really, so I’m going to go with Ultrasound, especially as they split up the same day I was due to see them at a festival….selfish bastards.
2. Your Best Friend’s Girlfriend Or Boyfriend You Secretly Want To Hook Up With
I follow the blogs of my friends as I am most of you do and they constantly name bands that you hope are cool as they sound so interesting and you trust your friends judgements on so many things, but alas they can sometimes disappoint and just now the band that does that the most is FOUND. They sound so interesting, exciting and seem to have all the ingredients which I should click with, but I listened to the album and there was nothing. I will give it another go though just in case.
3. The Rebound: Bands You Start To Date After Everyone Else Is Through With Them
I’m struggling with this one which makes it sound like I am boasting and always on the mark with new and upcoming bands, not missing a single cool new act (which is actually the case, but anyway), ugh. I could argue TV on the Radio as I didn’t really get the first album for whatever reason, but now I love their latest whereas everyone seems to think they have gone commercial and are rubbish. Again, they would be wrong.
4. Band You Broke Up With, Then Got Back Together
This would have to be Green Day, after their first few albums were so amazing (come forward Dookie and Insomniac), they produced the completely dull and uninspired Nimrod and Warning, before finally coming back with American Idiot and blowing us all away again (we’ll ignore the part with me falling out with them again following the release of 21st Century Breakdown).
5. Band That Broke Up With You
The article I stole this from lists the obvious current one, The White Stripes. A band I thought would continue for ever and continue to surprise me with something exciting and full of energy every few years. Instead they have left us with all of Jack White’s offshoots that are just boring 70s music for men.
Also important are Sleater Kinney, leaving after a great album and seemingly still full of great tunes, but out of the exit door they walked without thinking of the pain it might cause us kids.