I was listening to a piece on NPR about Nirvana and this question came up. I knew back then we would be talking still about them now and don't doubt that we will in another 25.
What bands of today do you think we can say hat about?
Big Industry makes it so hard to have break out bands be one mainstream. The only guesses I can throw out are Arcade Fire and maybe the collective work of Danger Mouse as he is all over but always brining something new.
Okay so to clarify a little bit. I guess what I'm trying to get at is, is there a band out there that is so different or memorable to you personally that you remember where you were when you first heard a song by them. This can be a band 10 years old that no one else has heard of.
If not then which band of old had this effect on you? I know Neil Young many of Neil Young's songs simply stop time upon first listen. Is music getting pushed out of modern life?
Literally the only ACTIVE band I can think of that will also be talked about 25 years from now (or later) is Red Hot Chili Peppers but they already been around for over 30 years, so it's not saying much really.
Have to say Porcupine Tree. They were tapped by Yes a few years back to open for them, and have gained a huge and loyal cult following worldwide since. Legendary artists like Adrian Belew (from King Crimson and Talking Heads), to Alex Lifeson of Rush have actually asked to play with them, and appear on their albums. Fantastic band, with elements of Floyd, Rush, and Yes, but with a very forward thinking sound and identity of their own. I'm not so much into their latest couple albums personally, but that's just me. in my opinion, their albums Stupid Dream, and Lightbulb Sun, are both awesome and worth a listen.
I've not heard of either of the ones you mentioned. I think Adele is an artist whose songs will be played for many years to come. I've heard her title "rolling in the deep" be called the bohemian rhapsody of the 2010s.
I imagine lady gaga will leave some trails as well. Such a shame - her songs are shite but she has one of the best voices ever.
daft punk, one direction, defo will be talked about for years to come later
I can't think of any, not recent bands anyway, even AF and DM have been around a long while now. There was a good saying I heard recently that I think is true, it went something like.. music from back in the day ages like fine wine, recent music ages like milk!
Taylor Swift may be like a Madonna... (I'll go anon for this)