Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Sep 22, 2014.
You might have heard lots, but you clearly didn't listen.
I couldn't listen. It was all shouty and noise.
Yeah, like why can't those jazz guys play some nice melodies instead of all that atonal racket with nonsensical rhythms.
No, nothing like that. They don't needlessly scream at the microphone.
"shout and noise"....>>>>>>you know when you are old this way>>>>>>https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/things-that-make-you-realise-that-yes-you-are-old.342515/
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.
That explains the pile of money they live on top of
Does someone have to explain the difference between commercially successful and critically acclaimed again?
Certainly lots of critics that rated them too.
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.
underworld - born slippy.
it would be great - as an intro to an actual song.
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.
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.
It was still just beige background music tho and so does not belong in this thread.
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.
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.
Into the same "causes" and in a band too.
The band's name?
I never took up the Deputy Head's offer.
The rest is history as they say.
What music do you like? Oh loads of stuff. Anything from Keane to Coldplay and everything inbetween....
Of course its an ironically pretty banal critique to pick on the likes of Coldplay. Just as lazy and safe as the supposed targets...
Yes, thats why they don't belong in this thread imo... This thread is for sacred cows not easy targets
All really disappointed me when I bought albums of theirs ..
Plus I never got Aphex Twin.
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.
Any of it? I ask because he's produced quite a variety of stuff. Even volumes 1 and 2 of SAW are very different.
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
She's done another 6.5/10 album I see.
Dr. Dre (not a real doctor) 2001
I love all three, but only their first two three ish albums .
Spent a few days getting drunk with her guitarist on the Trans-Siberian railway many years ago
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