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People Who Listen to Folk Rock

Pretentious Assholes, right? They think they get some sort of intellectual cache from it, but they’re just Nickelback fans in better clothes.

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by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021

About 10 years ago a man came into a store I was working at and I learned his last name was Mumford. I had heard about the band Mumford and Sons and I said, "Mumford? just the band"? He said, "yes, have you ever listened to them"? I said, "no, I haven't", he said, "sweetheart, it's music to cut your wrists to" and then he turned and without another word, walked away

I later found out that man is a judge in my town. Over the years I've become good friends with him. The judge may be a lot of things, but he sure isn't a liar

by Anonymousreply 112/06/2020

Best r1 ever.

by Anonymousreply 201/12/2021

I have a friend who’s a folksinger.

by Anonymousreply 301/12/2021

R3 I pity you.

by Anonymousreply 401/12/2021

[quote]They think they get some sort of intellectual cache from it

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 501/12/2021

Tim Buckley's music is enough to erase for me all of folk rock's pretension

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by Anonymousreply 601/12/2021

Beautiful. And ... not pretentious, imo:

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by Anonymousreply 701/12/2021

Does Joni Mitchell count? I certainly wouldn't want OP to think less of me.

by Anonymousreply 801/12/2021

“Folk rock” is such a weird term. It applies to very few musicians/bands, but it’s used so broadly.

by Anonymousreply 901/12/2021

Tay swift

by Anonymousreply 1001/12/2021

Isn't Peter Paul and Mary folk rock? Or are they just folk?

by Anonymousreply 1101/12/2021

"Folk" is one of those terms that can mean a wide range of things.

Straight on folk music is often more of a vessel for a story, so people who like pop and rock may not like it. It's also often political, as with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, etc.

Most people like folk better when it's part of a hybrid with pop or rock: Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley, Judee Sill, Fairport Convention, and the like.

R11 I'd say PP&M are somewhat folk rock or folk pop, but they lean a bit more towards the original, very political folk roots with some songs.

Mumford and Sons are just fucking trash - they're about as legitimately "folk" as Riverdance is legitimately "Irish." They are the Restoration Hardware of folk, faux finished to look and sound like the real thing.

by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021
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