Black bands that sound white

January 26, 2009

Juts got back from the BDO where TV on the Radio where one of the best acts there. A funny thought occurred to me regarding TVOTR’s sound.  I thought how much they sound like an experimental white pop band like Radiohead, Talking Heads or Interpol…

With all these white rappers stealing from black music, its good to see a movement in the other direction.

Black bands, or bands with black singers who sound white are becoming more prevalent. Two major exponents of this trend are TV on The Radio and Bloc Party… and I dig them both.

Bloc Party’s A Weekend in City even contains a tribute to Bret Easton Ellis in the opening track (A Song for Clay), and is a great pop album of recent years.

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