Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweater Girls (and drums)

There was some minor blogosphere kerfuffle over Sweater Girls recently following a complaint that they featured “some of the worst recorded drums in pop history”. Moaning about the production values in indiepop is like going to a boxing bout and complaining about the blood.

I hadn’t noticed the drums being bad. I still can’t hear the problem now that it’s been mentioned. Even so, I like Pretty When You Smile, the Sweater Girls’ exceptionally fine second single, more now on principle.

Keen students of popular music will recognise, of course, that some of the worst recorded Drums in pop music are doing rather well with a hit album and an NME cover to their name. But that’s another fite altogher and I’m just avin' a giraffe...

4 comments:

richpassivity said...

Another great SWEATER GIRLS single!

Xanthi said...

Well said about "The Drums". what horrible, annoying sound!

Fire Escape said...

Hey, don't implicate me in internecine indiepop fights... NOTHING TO SEE HERE, EVERYONE, MOVE ALONG.

Anonymous said...

Who care's about the drums?! The vocals are perfect, the glockenspiel clearly audible and the guitar trebly... that's the way it ought to be!