John Peel nailed it with "always different, always the same." Er, Nancykitten, if you don't like your music artsy and conceptual (aka "pretentious"), why are you listening to post-punk music in the first place? You know these people gobbled up theoretical texts and literature, went to art school, and did lots of drugs, riiiiiiiight? Of course it's "pretentious." Geez.