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Old 03-05-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm trying to figure out a label/scene from Philly. Really. Boston is obvious. DC is obvious. NYC has many and numerous. Philly? Can't think of one.
Lol The Sound of Philadelphia? Neo-soul?

 
Old 03-05-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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Lol The Sound of Philadelphia? Neo-soul?
There is no point of responding to that delusional Boston homer.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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I'm trying to figure out a label/scene from Philly. Really. Boston is obvious. DC is obvious. NYC has many and numerous. Philly? Can't think of one.
Forty Years of Philadelphia Sound- page 1 | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
 
Old 03-05-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Most over-rated: Washington DC
Most under-rated: Buffalo
 
Old 03-05-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR -> Rocky River, OH
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Underrated: Baltimore, Cleveland
 
Old 03-05-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Well Boston doesn't have NYC costs. And I'm not. Boston is a pretty small city, really. It packs more for a punch that equivalent cities its size, easily.
DC is far more of an institutional town with more conservative taste--Philly absolutely has more of an artsy/alternative/underground vibe. I say this as someone with extensive experience living in/near both cities. I just don't see the robust independent music scene in DC that you seem to hold in such high regard.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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most overrated - St Francis
most underrated - Fargo

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Old 03-05-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Lol The Sound of Philadelphia? Neo-soul?

Pure crap. Barely listenable. That's a pretty new thing and full of unlistenable stuff ala Lauryn Hill. Have you ever been able to make it through a Badu album? Me neither. One track is a chore.

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DC is far more of an institutional town with more conservative taste--Philly absolutely has more of an artsy/alternative/underground vibe. I say this as someone with extensive experience living in/near both cities. I just don't see the robust independent music scene in DC that you seem to hold in such high regard.
Really? I want to go there multiple times a month for shows, but its just too far.

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Boston Has the Highest Rent in the Country

And Boston is a renter-heavy city (65%) while Philly is a home-owner city (47% renters).

You just don't seem very objective about Boston or knowledgeable about Philly and the music scene/history.

Just seems like you have an ax to grind -Philly is your favorite city for art yet you can never find anything to do here?

To me it's just that Boston and DC are very overpriced compared to Philadelphia. I still enjoy both cities though I don't think they are on the same scale as Philly.
No one believes that. Having lived in SF as well, Boston is bargain rent wise.

You're right, they're not on the same scale. Places like DC, Boston, NYC, Chicago, SF, etc are all on a higher level than Philly. Again, Philly isn't bad. I never said it was. Just overrated. I mean, I'd choose Philly over places like Houston, Atlanta or Indianapolis, but that just isn't saying much.

Heck, most people I know that have moved to PA for a city are choosing Pittsburgh now (partially for price) over Philly.

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There is no point of responding to that delusional Boston homer.
Except I don't consider Boston home really.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Pure crap. Barely listenable. That's a pretty new thing and full of unlistenable stuff ala Lauryn Hill. Have you ever been able to make it through a Badu album? Me neither. One track is a chore.



Really? I want to go there multiple times a month for shows, but its just too far.



No one believes that. Having lived in SF as well, Boston is bargain rent wise.

You're right, they're not on the same scale. Places like DC, Boston, NYC, Chicago, SF, etc are all on a higher level than Philly. Again, Philly isn't bad. I never said it was. Just overrated. I mean, I'd choose Philly over places like Houston, Atlanta or Indianapolis, but that just isn't saying much.

Heck, most people I know that have moved to PA for a city are choosing Pittsburgh now (partially for price) over Philly.



Except I don't consider Boston home really.
No one believes facts and real data but they'll believe your anecdotes and adopt your preferences as their own?

LOL...Ooh, city-data...
 
Old 03-05-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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Pure crap. Barely listenable. That's a pretty new thing and full of unlistenable stuff ala Lauryn Hill. Have you ever been able to make it through a Badu album? Me neither. One track is a chore.
Philadelphia Sound is a much older, more mainstream type of R&B; surely you're not referring to THAT.

As far as neo-soul, it's an awesome genre and has some real musicianship, unlike a lot of this pop stuff. But whether you like it or not--which wasn't really even the point--it's a genre associated with Philly.
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