I'm not going to say that SCANDAL, are anything like a Japanese Sleater-Kinney and it's certainly feasible to like one and not the other, but I think you're being slightly a little bit too dismissive of SCANDAL, as the harder and/or more experimental end of SCANDAL's catalogue is really not that far away from the poppier end of Sleater-Kinney's catalogue. Songs like You're No Rock 'N' Roll Fun, Oh!, Little Babies aren't a million miles away from what SCANDAL put out.Jove wrote:Yeah, I'm not that into Scandal. The only thing they have in common with Sleater-Kinney is gender.
What other Japanese stuff do people here listen to? I've found that the indie scene ignores Japan and Korea far too much.
Admittedly I can't see SCANDAL putting out an album like The Woods anytime soon, but it's not as though SCANDAL are AKB48 and Sleater-Kinney are a grindcore band. Though I will say that no band be it male, female or alien can replicate what S-K do, and if I had to choose between the two, I would choose Sleater-Kinney every time.
OK the major differences are; Sleater-Kinney tend to sing about more thought provoking stuff, where as SCANDAL's songs tend to be more vacuous. Whilst the other major difference is that up and until their latest album, other people wrote for or co-wrote with SCANDAL on their songs. That's something I probably would have been indie-hipster snobbish about at one point, but I think if the songs good enough who really cares.
I love both bands, but for different reasons, Sleater-Kinney for me have this unique sound and chemistry which can't be replicated by anyone else, whilst SCANDAL deliver infectious power-pop.
I'm guilty of doing the same thing with many bands myself, but I'm guessing you've dismissed SCANDAL, as not being your thing after only a few songs. I can come to my conclusions and comparisons between both bands, after hearing pretty much both bands entire catalogue.
Mind you I can't quite believe that I'm discussing the virtues of being both a Sleater-Kinney and SCANDAL fan on a pro wrestling discussion board.