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  • Billie Eye Lash
  • Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Is it just me, or is she the most over hyped thing in pop since the last over hyped thing in pop?

    Whispery, bedroom produced music by numbers. She cant even think of anything to rhyme with guy, so just repeats guy at the end of every line! Its hardly ground breaking is it.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    You’re probably not her target audience

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Ok boomer.

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Ok boomer.

    How long have you been waiting for a thread to post that one on?

    You’re probably not her target audience

    Yeah, I get that, but doesn’t stop my having an opinion on her music

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I’m just amazed that this Bond drivel is still going….

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    Agree some of it is formulaic crap but listen to “when the party’s over” on a half decent system (or headphones) and then tell me she hasn’t got any talent.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Im generation x and think she and her brother are pretty unique; breath of fresh air. Much better than the succession of grime and rap of late.

    Premier Icon bubs
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    Don’t really get the whisper-singing but her live sets were great over the summer and my kids love her “Plants v Zombies” ripoff.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    How long have you been waiting for a thread to post that one on?

    Says the man who calls Billie Eilish, Billie “Eye Lash” . Arf.

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    She cant even think of anything to rhyme with guy

    How was your song writing at 17? Appreciate you may not have had a record deal then, but if you did would you have been at your best or would a few years of experience helped?

    I don’t really have an opinion, she makes pop music, I’m not really a pop fan. People in the music industry seem to think she has talent, maybe her best days are yet to come. She doesn’t seem to be a negative influence on people so what harm is she doing repeating a word in a song? Far worse songs have been mass sellers, take Simply Red for example …

    Premier Icon darthpunk
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    take Simply Red for example …

    Now that’s music you can burn with fire, jeebus, I had just about forgotten about them and now Ive got bloody “Fairground” (aka, the worst thing to happen since music since Gary Glitters PC world tech support visit) repeating in my head

    Premier Icon darthpunk
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    My vote for an alternative Bond theme

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Pretty much the same whinge my old man had at me when I discovered Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns N Roses, Metallica, RATM etc

    Old men not “getting” the music the kids are into

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Now Idles – there’s a load of overrated tosh!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I like some of her stuff, BUT – don’t you think it’s bloody refreshing to have a singer who’s made it WITHOUT showing young kids the way to success is to cover yourself in fake tan and have your tits and arse hanging out?

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Whispery, bedroom produced music by numbers.

    Nothing wrong with bedroom produced music.

    Can’t say her stuff does much for me, but then I don’t mainly travel by skateboard.

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Old men not “getting” the music the kids are into

    Yeah, and kids today, no respect have they?

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    Says the man who calls Billie Eilish, Billie “Eye Lash” . Arf.

    Having made the same connection, I inadvertently called her Billie Eyebrow to my 18 year old daughter.

    Que much hilarity and a whole year of her 6th form now using Billie Eyebrow when she’s mentioned.

    Premier Icon jate
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    Not her target demographic here either but I think she is fantastic. Saw her at Leeds Festival and it was one of the highlights of the weekend. And it would be a mistake to dismiss her as “pop” (not that there is anything wrong with pop mind). Her music owes a surprising amount to classic female singers from the 60s. And +1 to DezB’s comments.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    I always try to steer away from questioning ‘kids’ music as, as stated above, the music we all liked when we were growing up was often derided by our parents (although my mum liked Queen and Iron Maiden \m/ ).

    I am going to download all her stuff and listen to it on my commute home tonight.

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    Pretty much the same whinge my old man had at me when I discovered Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns N Roses, Metallica, RATM etc

    Old men not “getting” the music the kids are into

    Yep, congratulations OP you’ve become your parents.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Black Sabbath’s first album was released 50 years ago yesterday – this is the “Parent’s (or even grandparents) music” of our children…

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    Over rated you say?

    The 1975! **** pointless.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    Streamed it the other week to see what the fuss was about. Rather good I thought, has its own character .. an ennui that seems to draw on a trail of LDR > Lorde > Billie and her own voice. Production is good too, lots of subtlety on headphones. I’ll grab the earlier stuff sometime.

    Eldest was asked ‘what’s Dads music?’ by his drum tutor and he said ‘Basically XTC’ which was fair 😀

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    The 1975! **** pointless.

    Got to agree there – take a handful of 80s indie, mix with some 00s pop, chuck it through a modern computer production unit and come out with the most bland shite ever. But, as any fool knows, mediocre will always be the most popular.

    Premier Icon winston
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    I’ll take Billie Eilish over Ariane Grande any day of the week.

    “Production is good too, lots of subtlety on headphones”.

    Thats the thing – when I was young my whole house (street….?) knew what music I was into and AC/DC isn’t very subtle. These days I havn’t a clue what my kids are listening to as the whole idea of music coming out of speakers is totally alien to a 2020 teen.

    Premier Icon ballsofcottonwool
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    She is a star, my kids were watching one of her festival performances on the TV last summer, I’ve rarely seen a performer with such stage presence and control of her audience.

    Dave Grohl has compared her to Nirvana. https://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/foo-fighters/dave-grohl-meant-billie-eilish-nirvana-comparison/

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    New Bond theme is great too.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    New Bond theme is great too.

    Really? It sounds like a kid has ripped off Adele’s Skyfall 🤔

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    My kids are ‘target’ age. They can’t stand her. My wife likes her though.

    No point to make here, weird though innit?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Dave Grohl has compared her to Nirvana

    Well, he’s compared her popularity to that of Nirvana:

    that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991.

    Bit like Lennon saying the Beatles were bigger than Jesus was comparing them to Jesus.

    And since when has the bleedin James Bond theme been a measure of anyone’s musical worth?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    It’s all just noise.

    My 13 year old likes her, my 17 year old thinks she’s rubbish but at 17 she doesn’t have a record deal so can’t possibly comment.

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    Premier Icon goslow
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    I’m old and I like her music. I always think it’s great how she goes to great lengths to cover herself up.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    @drlex I’m not.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    It’s all just noise.

    Noise that can induce an emotional response when it’s done in certain ways, make people cry, make people happy, make people dance. All while leaving other people cold at the same time.

    Just noise, innit.

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    I like some of her stuff, BUT – don’t you think it’s bloody refreshing to have a singer who’s made it WITHOUT showing young kids the way to success is to cover yourself in fake tan and have your tits and arse hanging out?

    I like it when you read a thread and some one says exactly what you’re thinking to sae you the typing.

    OP; 10-4, dinosaur 😉

    Premier Icon raybanwomble
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    She’s shit because she doesn’t do enough drugs.

    **** kids these days with their straight edge vegan music.

    Proper musicians snort lines of coke and throw TVs out of hotel windows.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Noise that can induce an emotional response when it’s done in certain ways, make people cry, make people happy, make people dance. All while leaving other people cold at the same time.

    🤦🏻‍♂️

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    Drac

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    Noise that can induce an emotional response when it’s done in certain ways, make people cry, make people happy, make people dance. All while leaving other people cold at the same time.
    🤦🏻‍♂️

    You’re dead inside, Drac. 😀

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