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Old 03-10-2013, 22:15
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Is it me or does anybody else think Haim are boring and overblown.
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Old 03-10-2013, 22:20
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I have liked their previous single but found their latest single The Wire to be boring and also the video makes them seem like total bitches, so I've kind of been turned off....
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Old 03-10-2013, 22:29
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Genuinely never understood their appeal. Is it because they are a butch version of Hanson?
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Old 03-10-2013, 22:34
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It's you.

Are you over 50?
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Old 03-10-2013, 22:37
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I've never heard a song by them tbh.
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Old 03-10-2013, 22:39
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Cameron likes them

They MUST be good then
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Old 03-10-2013, 23:10
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I listened to one or two songs of theirs and I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:02
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To me they're just very average and a bit lightweight and I reckon more of the music press would be saying that if they weren't a female band. Instead, I keep hearing that they're "fun" and that they're actually talented musicians because they've been playing for years (bit patronising). I'm not saying they've got nothing going for them and they could produce something more appealing to me in future (although I fear the lead singer's quite affected singing voice could be a barrier for me).

I heard the new Au Revoir Simone song the other day and thought it was a better pop song than anything on Haim's album, so yeah, check that out if you want an alternative to Haim. You'll have to go looking for it yourself though as they'll probably be getting less than 1% of the coverage Haim have had .
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:05
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I love Don't Save Me. Not particularly bothered about anything they've released subsequently though...
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:19
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Correct.


I think they're better live than studio truth be told.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:01
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I think they are ok, but even if i didn't like them, i wouldn't make a thread letting everyone i know i didn't.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:55
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Just dont look at the bass players face. My God!
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Old 04-10-2013, 14:53
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I have liked their previous single but found their latest single The Wire to be boring and also the video makes them seem like total bitches, so I've kind of been turned off....
The video is them ACTING, it's meant to show them being fun and able to mock themselves

I think they are great and can't wait to buy their album
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Old 04-10-2013, 15:53
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Having listened to their album a little more (not exactly voluntarily ) I think it's some of the vocals and the retro sound of the music that puts me off more than the actual songs as there are some good pop melodies on there. In that respect I wouldn't really call the album boring.
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Old 04-10-2013, 19:59
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Incorrect.

They are not boring.

If you want boring see Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons and Emeli Sande.

You are basing this judgement on a couple of (pretty great) songs and not their album (which is also brilliant).

I prefer to express my opinions on an artist/band after I have heard their body of work in full.

Haters gonna hate though,
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:23
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The video is them ACTING, it's meant to show them being fun and able to mock themselves

I think they are great and can't wait to buy their album
No way, that video is totally based on real life experiences. Although I am guessing the men crying is what Haim imagine happened after they broke up with them..
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:29
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Typical of indie music nowadays forced to us via the NME and Radio 1 DJ's all style, no substance.

Shiit band, shit songs.
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:33
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Typical of indie music nowadays forced to us via the NME and Radio 1 DJ's all style, no substance.

Shiit band, shit songs.
You like their song The Wire though? You think it rules?
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:36
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I think that may be a reference to the highly acclaimed TV series starring our very own Messrs West and Elba.
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:38
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Does the song have any link to the TV show? I'm guessing not!
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:39
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It's you.

Are you over 50?
What a random, and quite ageist, thing to say.

I think they are ok, but even if i didn't like them, i wouldn't make a thread letting everyone i know i didn't.
What's wrong with that? This is a discussion board, where people post their opinions, positive and negative.

I've only heard Don't Save Me, I really like that.

Incorrect.

They are not boring.

If you want boring see Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons and Emeli Sande.

You are basing this judgement on a couple of (pretty great) songs and not their album (which is also brilliant).

I prefer to express my opinions on an artist/band after I have heard their body of work in full.

Haters gonna hate though,
An opinion can't be "incorrect". That's not how they work. And "haters" is such a juvenile term people pull out when they hear a view they don't like.
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Old 04-10-2013, 22:03
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^Agree with all of the above.

Agree with OP too - they are boring.
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:09
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They are a good band very talented but they aren't all that exciting but then i don't think they are meant to be. They do a great live set with some decent material so surely thats enough.
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:15
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I don't even know who they are
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:18
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Typical of indie music nowadays forced to us via the NME and Radio 1 DJ's all style, no substance.

Shiit band, shit songs.
I don't read the NME and I haven't listened to Radio 1 since Mark and Lard stopped doing the afternoon show and yet I still quite like Haim....
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