Records that people rave about that are actually shit

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    You might have heard lots, but you clearly didn't listen.
     
  2. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I couldn't listen. It was all shouty and noise.
     
  3. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Yeah, like why can't those jazz guys play some nice melodies instead of all that atonal racket with nonsensical rhythms.
     
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  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    No, nothing like that. They don't needlessly scream at the microphone.
     
  5. TruXta

    TruXta tired

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  6. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  7. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    It's all boom boom boom, why don't they use some real instruments, eh??

    Speaking of which, every "house" tune released between 1987 and about 1992. Monotonous, plodding shite, no wonder we used to take so many drugs to listen to it.
     
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  8. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    That explains the pile of money they live on top of :rolleyes:
     
  9. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Does someone have to explain the difference between commercially successful and critically acclaimed again?
     
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  10. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Certainly lots of critics that rated them too. :confused::D
     
  11. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    The parameters of the thread are clear, records 'people' rave about. All critics are people, not all people are critics. It's safe to assume from the truckload of albums Ed Sheeran, Adele, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons etc shift that some people are very keen on their music.
     
  12. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    underworld - born slippy.

    it would be great - as an intro to an actual song.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018
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  13. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    No-one "raves" about Coldplay and all of that shit, it doesn't arouse strong enough feelings. Thats the whole reason they sell so much.
     
  14. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    :confused:
     
  15. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    I remember briefly before Coldplay hit america and went big they were just another indie band from somewhere. Chris Martin hadn't gone weird. It was ok to like then then, or so it seemed at the time.
     
  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    It was still just beige background music tho and so does not belong in this thread.
     
  17. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Familiar, comfortable. People know the words and can sing along in the car, doing the dishes or whatever.

    That's why they sell so much.
     
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  18. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Yes exactly
     
  19. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    I've probably told this story before, but...

    ...back when I started teaching (about 20 years ago) I had to do a couple of weeks work experience in a school before they'd interview me for a PGCE.

    So, I rock up to a local big standard Comp to do my fortnight's stint.

    I'm all peroxide spikes, piercings, tattoos and PUNK. Full of recent activist anecdotes, veggie eco-warrior pose. The works .Hadn't learnt the merits of disguise or keeping my powder dry. Needless to say I was attracting attention from all and sundry in this small town for good and i'll.

    Anyway. The Deputy Head approached me towards the end of my time. To "have a chat" about all this stuff. To my surprise it's not to reprimand me, nor even to advise discretion. No, it's cos he thinks me and his son would get on and should hang out.

    His son?

    Into the same "causes" and in a band too.:cool:

    The band's name?

    Coldplay.

    I never took up the Deputy Head's offer.

    The rest is history as they say.
     
  20. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    What music do you like? Oh loads of stuff. Anything from Keane to Coldplay and everything inbetween....
     
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  21. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Of course its an ironically pretty banal critique to pick on the likes of Coldplay. Just as lazy and safe as the supposed targets...

    For example:

     
  22. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Yes, thats why they don't belong in this thread imo... This thread is for sacred cows not easy targets
     
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  23. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    On topic...

    Pavement
    Tortoise
    Palace Brothers

    All really disappointed me when I bought albums of theirs ..

    Plus I never got Aphex Twin.
     
  24. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth. Always at the top of fave SY albums but the production is insipid, the songs are indistinguishable one from another, and the lyrics are even more opaque and pretentious than normal: Take a teenage riot to get me outta bed right now, he drawls meaninglessly. The only SY album worse than Daydream Nation is that Ciccone Youth joke thing they put out just after.
     
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  25. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Any of it? I ask because he's produced quite a variety of stuff. Even volumes 1 and 2 of SAW are very different.
     
  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    With you on that
    Collected Ambient works 1 + assorted 12s + Surfing on Sine waves are brilliant, thats up to 1992, everything after that is too hardwork, mechanical and no pleasure for me. Wouldn't call it shit though

    But with a good AV show its a thing to experience Id expect

    His new 'single' has a got a great video. Works well with that
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  27. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    She's done another 6.5/10 album I see.
     
  28. Jay Park

    Jay Park quasihobo

    Dr. Dre (not a real doctor) 2001
     
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  29. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I love all three, but only their first two three ish albums .
     
  30. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Spent a few days getting drunk with her guitarist on the Trans-Siberian railway many years ago
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018

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