Dixie Chicks: Classic or Dud ?

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (35 of them)
Good grief. I've never had to defend myself from being a yuppie (hey, I wish I made enough money to be one !) OR faking interest in/knowledge of country music OR buying records based on an artist's looks OR following the herd musically, much less all four at once !! It must be bad karma from bashing Chameleons/Swans/Smiths fans on those classic-or-dud threads. I'm sorry Ned ! ;)

Patrick, Monday, 19 March 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Polished music can be good.
Sugar-coated music can be good.
Twangy guitars can be good.
Accents can be good.
Label tools can be good.
Image can be good.
Top 20 pop music can definitely be good.
Songs about killing can be good.
Cute 'riot grrls' can certainly be good.
Thinking what you're told to think can be good, too.
And yet despite all this the Dixie Chicks are still rubbish.

Tom, Monday, 19 March 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Okay, well sorry Patrick. Didn't mean for my answer to be a personal attack on you at all. It's just that I really do not like them, and my young...naive...unknowing younger sister thinks they're great, so I'm used to spouting off reasons why I think they're crap. Didn't mean it personally. :)

Emily, Monday, 19 March 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

This hardened mainstream-country-hater actually likes the dixie chicks. Not sure why; they're sound isn't that different from other vomit-inducing mainstream acts. There's just an undefinable quality. Simply put, to my ears their songs sound Good, as opposed to almost 100% of the other country acts, which sound Bad.

Oh yeah, and the lead singer is great, looks aside.

Jack Redelfs, Friday, 23 March 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...
you guys all suck.

The Dixie Chicks RULE!!!!!

1stanniversary, Monday, 27 October 2003 03:04 (sixteen years ago) link

they're better than Pavement, thats for sure

1stanniversary, Monday, 27 October 2003 03:08 (sixteen years ago) link

well, yeah.

hstencil, Monday, 27 October 2003 03:11 (sixteen years ago) link

yes, Classic. Natalie Maines especially classic (and kinda hot).

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 27 October 2003 03:15 (sixteen years ago) link

re Dan's post above, it's possible I'd like their bluegrass stuff better than their heartland pop-rock, but I'd rather a bluegrass band go songform and get huge because it's fronted by the new Madonna (Shania is Michael J maybe, with equal sex appeal) rather than stay another little bluegrass band, albeit an all-female one

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 27 October 2003 03:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I am not a fan, but I am glad they exist, and are popular.

I feel the same way about Ani DiFranco.

Kevin Erickson, Monday, 27 October 2003 06:02 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Had they broken into the mainstream with their bluegrass stuff, they'd be a classic.

I didn't like them at all until I heard "Home", which is less slick, more acoustic/bluegrassy and a decent enough listen if you're in the mood for that. Some of the songs are kinda corny, but that goes with the territory...
I have no desire to hear their other CDs, especially the one with that godawful annoying "Goodbye Earl" on it.

Don't Ever Antagonize The Horny (AaronHz), Thursday, 10 March 2005 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Okay, so that riot grrl comparison was insane. But still: most undeservedly one-sided C-or-D thread ever. Anybody feel differently now? (Frank?)

Patrick (Patrick), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

i like the new single. i like the pissed-offedness, and it's catchy too.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 04:21 (fourteen years ago) link

I like the new Bush piss-off single, sorta good-Tom Petty meets pissed girl pop. Plus, they're all wearing black leather. What's not to like?

Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 04:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Great then, great now!

edward o (edwardo), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 04:25 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Jeez, Louise, why the frack are people not babbling hosannas about the new CD?

I mean, people talk about Jenny Lewis and here we've got the real deal in Natalie, singing like a velvet flamethrower with Rick Rubin Cashing the production and where's the love? Hello?

Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Friday, 26 May 2006 01:01 (fourteen years ago) link



Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Friday, 26 May 2006 01:45 (fourteen years ago) link

i like the album pretty well. it's a little on the dull side, music and melody-wise, but i need to listen to it more. there are some very nice tunes, and some great lines (the description of the "crucifix skyline" in lubbock). it'll take a squad of rihannas going bananas to keep "not ready to make nice" off my singles-of-the-year list.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Friday, 26 May 2006 01:55 (fourteen years ago) link

That's some song, isn't it.

I think you'll find it grows on you. "Voice in My Head" is gorgeous; "Baby Hold On" has a chorus that reminds me of ELO but I'm weird.

Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Friday, 26 May 2006 03:29 (fourteen years ago) link

And damn--that girl can *sing*!

Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Friday, 26 May 2006 03:30 (fourteen years ago) link

four months pass...
I don't know what to think about this photo:


jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 23 October 2006 21:44 (thirteen years ago) link


jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 23 October 2006 21:48 (thirteen years ago) link

is she trying to look scarjo or something?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 23 October 2006 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

n. maines is NOT HOT - wtf? unless you think sharon gless is hot.

they should do something with mellencamp, Tim mcGraw & all the red state anti-bushites, some sort of We Are The World-style hootenanny.

timmy tannin (pompous), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 01:18 (thirteen years ago) link

She's not supposed to be hott--she's supposed to be Natalie.

Grey, Ian (IanBrooklyn), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 04:34 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

What a hilariously horrible thread.

"Travelin' Soldier" is killing me today; it's perfect in every way, the singing, the playing, the song's twist that's so obvious from the start & yet pow! each time it comes.

Euler, Monday, 4 April 2011 17:33 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

this thread is always a good opportunity to fp people who are hopefully gone forever from ILM

droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:20 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

this thread is always a good opportunity to fp people who are hopefully gone forever from ILM

― droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:20 AM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Euler otm

"Not Ready To Make Nice" is the one's that knocking me out today. And the "Daddy Lessons" remix.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 21 September 2019 16:23 (nine months ago) link

seven months pass...

"Gaslighter" is so good. it is KILLING me that she says "you broke me" because it's a flip from the pose of "Not Ready To Make Nice" and yet comes out feeling even tougher.

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:36 (one month ago) link

You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.