12:08 AM on 10/12/12
nice to see revisionists out in force. bands like christie front drive had their music described as 'twinkly' in the 90s, so what's wrong with referring to american football as such, so long as it's accurate? just because it's now been co-opted as a "genre" (wtf?) does't mean that it's not a legitimate description of a certain type of guitar sound.
however, i would suggest that bands such as mineral / cfd had a twinkly guitar sound, and bands like american football do not.
thus, we are back where we started. what exactly is twinkly about playing noodly, slightly jazz influenced emo? not a lot.