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Adam
02-11-2013, 12:43 AM
Could someone tell me how I'm completely in the wrong about believing that Fun's We Are Young is nothing more than an annoyingly repetitive completely facile empty earworm. and get off my lawn.

Googleshng
02-11-2013, 12:51 AM
For a moment, I thought you were talking about a cover of this (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/pat+benatar/love+is+a+battlefield_20104793.html)... which, since you bring it up, doesn't really have much in the way of sensible lyrics either. Like, there was probably some sort of metaphor in some early draft, but it's nowhere to be found now.

Violentvixen
02-11-2013, 07:17 AM
It does get stuck in my head a lot, I'll give it that.

Dizzy
02-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Could someone tell me how I'm completely in the wrong about believing that Fun's We Are Young is nothing more than an annoyingly repetitive completely facile empty earworm. and get off my lawn.

I try to avoid listening to that song whenever possible. But then even a mere reference causes me to keep hearing the song in my head endlessly. It also doesn't help that I associate it with certain events in my life. I don't find the song awful but the lyrical content is stupid as hell.

Loki
02-11-2013, 07:33 AM
I like them better when he was the format.

BEAT
02-11-2013, 08:58 AM
Could someone tell me how I'm completely in the wrong about believing that Fun's We Are Young is nothing more than an annoyingly repetitive completely facile empty earworm. and get off my lawn.
I

Cannot

For a moment, I thought you were talking about a cover of this (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/pat+benatar/love+is+a+battlefield_20104793.html)... which, since you bring it up, doesn't really have much in the way of sensible lyrics either. Like, there was probably some sort of metaphor in some early draft, but it's nowhere to be found now.
How you got that from what Adam said is baffling to me.

rkdn42
02-11-2013, 11:05 AM
How you got that from what Adam said is baffling to me.

It's the first thing I thought of, too, because "we are young" are the first words from that song.

taosterman
02-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Made me think of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUE4oDunYkc), myself.

Little Sampson
02-11-2013, 06:03 PM
Fun's first album is so so so so so so so much better than their new album and it makes me very sad.

Healy
02-11-2013, 06:34 PM
I can't stop listening to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Osh-KYy4Cw).

ajr82
02-12-2013, 09:32 AM
So are we using this thread instead of the Listening Time thread now?

The album version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmDePiwbDY) of "Pretty In Pink" is so much better than the soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8QRnkS67ik) version.

Teaspoon
03-15-2013, 08:28 PM
There is a new Pet Shop Boys album coming out! It's called "Electric", a title so suited to their one-word naming conventions that it's almost a surprise they haven't used it yet.
And it comes out in June, so not even a year after their last album. Good times.

Lady
06-24-2013, 08:48 PM
I'm finally at the point where I can listen to the stuff I listened to in my last years of high school and think 'man, this is lame'

Double Dracula
07-10-2013, 10:36 PM
If there are any other fans of weird concept sci-fi rap out there, you'll be very excited to learn that a followup to Deltron 3030 is in the works (http://pitchfork.com/news/51460-deltron-3030-detail-event-ii-featuring-damon-albarn-david-cross-zach-de-la-rocha-the-lonely-island-mike-patton-joseph-gordon-levitt-more/).

This is almost too exciting, and the guest list is absolutely insane.

Lady
02-22-2014, 11:23 PM
beautiful/soulful song of any structure, but the instrumentation must be a very out of tune churchy piano.
http://music.metafilter.com/7098/Strange-and-Beautiful-Ill-Put-a-Spell-On-You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lusd8vBTYzk

Teaspoon
05-03-2014, 09:23 PM
http://www.jayeaston.com/galleries/sax_family/Jay_and_Blaise.jpg

Wikipedia insists this is a real instrument.

ArugulaZ
05-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Just watched And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yEF__2xpE) on YouTube recently. It's a clever tribute to the elegant brutality of the common housecat, but the video illustrates that Ian Anderson is one great big ham. I guess he's going for renaissance performer, but he looks more like a cross between a mental patient and a wild west prospector.

Sanagi
05-10-2014, 01:14 AM
Wikipedia insists this is a real instrument.
There's a flute of similar proportions, too. Makes you appreciate the bass ukulele. (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=W99tU5rWD9XYoASJxICADg&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DvNPx6RS8PiM&cd=2&ved=0CD8QtwIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHG-6-0gjFH34kaqa_TiSxQ5bKjDQ&sig2=xqzQLuCw2FZBt73WI0u6eQ)

Teaspoon
05-10-2014, 07:46 AM
This song is lousy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4G4WKTulME)

gahitsu
05-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Oh, god, Röyksopp and Robyn are teaming up (http://www.npr.org/2014/05/22/314366082/first-listen-royksopp-robyn-do-it-again). Robyn's fun, but I fucking love Röyksopp.

[e] oops~

Healy
05-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Er, your URL tags are a little malformed there.

Kirin
06-05-2014, 01:25 PM
Though about putting this in the Live thread, but that seems like more a place for, you know, bands and stuff. So I'm dumping this cut-paste from my other blogs here:


So hey, I went to a concert. Video Games Live Bonus Round at the Raleigh Symphony. I had initially passed on this ongoing promotion when it started up a few years ago, since back then the game list didn’t look too interesting to me and the guy who runs it, Tommy Tallarico, seemed like a cheesy wannabe-rockstar. Well it turns out he is that, but it also turns out he puts on a pretty good show, and this year they pulled out some really fantastic selections. It was a good time, glad I went.

The other thing that got me to go was the soloist for the night was Jillian Aversa (http://jillianaversa.com/about/). I’ve been appreciating her work since back when she started collaborating on tracks over at OCRemix (http://ocremix.org/artist/4659/jillian-aversa) over a decade ago as pixietricks. So it was great to get to meet her and share some memories.

For anyone interested, I jotted down the evening’s playlist (they like to swap in segments on the fly) and some notes below the cut.

Unless otherwise noted, everything is a medley of popular tunes from the given franchises…

Castlevania - Symphonic rock arrange of the usual, Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears, etc. Nice.
Shadow of the Colossus - !!! The big surprise of the night. Loved it. They played a bunch of the opening and then one of the colossus battles. Sweet.
God of War - Dun care about the franchise, but nice Jillian vocals
Journey - Apparently they’ve done this one before, but it was another great surprise for me. Beautiful.
Space Invaders - I know, what? They had someone from the audience play it live using body-tracking to move the ship (which didn’t actually work very well) while the orchestra played accelerating bloops as the ships descended. Amusing anyway.
Kingdom Hearts - Played the main theme (yay, Yoko Shimomura music!) set to animation from the Disney movies used in the game.
Monkey Island - I have to admit I haven’t played it, but I appreciate both the old-school and the bouncy pirate music.
Bioshock - Haven’t played this either, but the moody period score is nice.
Silent Hill 2 - Apparently sometimes the director/composer tours with them when he’s available, but not tonight.
Resident Evil 4 - Eh, some technically impressive stuff to pull off in live orchestra, but it amounted to generic hectic action soundtrack.
(intermission)
Destiny - This was interesting. You may note this game isn’t out yet. And apparently long-time Bungie composers O’Donnell and Salvatori collaborated with Paul McCartney? Okay then. Cool.
Skyrim - More recent stuff I haven’t played. Choir got a work-out.
Mass Effect - And an even more popular thing I haven’t played. Pity the videos didn’t use any femme-Shep.
Warcraft: Rise of the Lich King - See God of War
Guitar Hero - This was actually kind of epic. The winner of a lobby GH contest came up and played some Foo Fighters song on Extreme difficulty w/ symphonic backing, trying to beat 400k pts for a prize. Got it at the last second, everyone went wild.
Megaman - Yesssss. Medley from the 8-bit games, mostly the famous stuff from 2 and 3, in orchestral rock. Good times.
Liberi Fatale (FFVIII) - Honestly I was relieved this wasn’t One-Winged Angel. FF8 isn’t my favorite, but this is a fun piece and not nearly as over-exposed.
(encores)
Chrono medley - Very yes. I don’t remember exactly, but I think they did the opening and Memories of Green from Trigger, and the opening and a battle theme from Cross. Great stuff.
Still Alive - Jillian came out and sang with the audience singing along. Good fun.

Paul le Fou
06-05-2014, 11:54 PM
All the stuff about Fun. earlier in this thread (I like both albums a whole lot fwiw) reminds me to finally ask this:


Is it just me or are their lyrics total gibberish

Just a completely meaningless mish-mash of lines that sound good on their own and have nothing to do with each other

I think the only Fun. song that has any kind of meaning or theme or idea that I can identify is The Gambler, which can actually make me tear up. Everything else is like a word smoothie, a bunch of song lyrics spun together on puree and dumped back out

McClain
06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Liberated a couple of turntables (only one with a needle) and a handful of ancient records from my parents' garage sale. I with I had taken the entire record collection, but they got a serious buyer before the sale even officially started and I only got away with the few things I set aside beforehand. It's all in pretty medium-to-bad shape, since it's stuff my dad played the hell out of and then stored for 30 years, but it's cool to listen to physical history like that.

I've never been one of those "vinyl is better" kinds of people, but I appreciate the ritual with playing a record and listening to a full album instead of my itunes on shuffle. And, yeah, I'll say it, it does sound warmer to me (when the records play at all).

The really neat thing is I finally can play the Ben Folds Five record I got for backing their crowdfunded album a couple of years ago.

Sven
06-20-2014, 06:37 AM
I have no better place to put this:

Just read in a Grantland article that "Hips Don't Lie" is the best-selling single of the 21st century. I know the music industry is in the crapper... but, seriously? I would've figured Shakira sold more copies of her 2010 World Cup song.

(I'd have put $100 on it being "Hey Yeah", FWIW.)

Paycheck
06-25-2014, 10:50 PM
You should probably link to this article. It makes more sense for Hey Ya! to be at the top, even though some younger folk don't remember/know who they are.

Falselogic
12-15-2014, 12:27 PM
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I'm not a guitarist nor do I play one on TV but this seems pretty impressive

Madmachine
12-15-2014, 04:35 PM
As if the album wasn't already confusing enough
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Balrog
08-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Been listening to this: https://ap0c.bandcamp.com/album/listencore-vol-i

taosterman
09-07-2015, 11:15 AM
I've been messing around with my guitar for the first time in 14 years, when I received it for Christmas as a stupid college freshman. Among the first things I have learned is that learning the standard beginner's set of open chords really demystifies AC/DC.

Olli T
01-13-2016, 10:16 PM
Here are some catchy Finnish pop/rock songs from the 70s and the 80s, basically the soundtrack of my childhood.

Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam: Rakkauden ammattilainen ("A professional of love")
HnIExrwJEIU

Leevi & The Leavings: En tahdo sinua enää ("I don't want you any longer")
tMLfOQ4_g5g

Hector: Asfalttiprinssi ("Asphalt prince")
zUQnnSmq00c

Eppu Normaali: Joka päivä ja jokaikinen yö ("Every day and every night")
-l4bzNToLYI

narcodis
01-21-2016, 05:44 PM
At the Drive-In is reuniting and recording a new album, and 19-year-old me is flipping the fuck out. http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/at-the-drive-in-to-release-new-music-embark-on-world-tour-in-2016

Falselogic
02-17-2016, 10:42 PM
Talking Time! Why am I so in love with this song?

MdSB_PcBW3k

Olli T
02-21-2016, 10:28 PM
I felt like listening to A Fifth of Beethoven* so I searched for the song on Spotify. The first hit was on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, so I decided to play the entire thing. I have never watched the movie, but surprisingly almost every song was familiar to me. Disco Inferno**, More than a Woman*** and Staying Alive**** are still played on radio regularly. Almost every other track was at least somewhat familiar, but what was also surprising that there were a handful of songs I had no recollection of hearing before. Like Manhattan Skyline, by David Shire*****, and If I Can't Have You, by Yvonne Elliman******. I wonder why - a lot of the other songs I have heard so often that I know them by heart and could probably play if I had any particular ability with an instrument.

Anyway, this was my story about listening to the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever.


*
4MFbn8EbB4k

**
A_sY2rjxq6M

***
BQPBk0RD8d0

****
I_izvAbhExY

*****
pDdhzgoi-kI

******
-pgJByML5xY

ghosttaster
03-02-2016, 10:16 PM
pop structure is cool because it explores the efficiency of manipulating the audience’s emotions

it’s tricky because letting oneself be manipulated is a matter of trust on the part of the audience, and context of discovery often seems like the key to letting oneself be manipulated

i love the idea of pop like anyone else but i have my innate biases. you can’t help taste but you can try to control your judgements.

i like instruments over electronics, universally, because the notion of sound coming out in real time from 1:1 human action is impossibly cool to me.

i also finally found someone IRL to talk about this sort of thing but he's a miserable elitist sadsack like me but we love eachother. It's painful but great.

Issun
03-11-2016, 01:31 PM
Keith Emerson is gone. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/keith-emerson-emerson-lake-and-palmer-keyboardist-dead-at-71-20160311)

David Cartoon
03-23-2016, 12:48 PM
Is there a musicals/Broadway thread? Or should I just bring up "Hamilton" here?

Adam
03-23-2016, 12:50 PM
Is there a musicals/Broadway thread? Or should I just bring up "Hamilton" here?

This would be a great thread in which to quarantine that.

Ample Vigour
03-24-2016, 09:38 PM
Is there a musicals/Broadway thread? Or should I just bring up "Hamilton" here?

I think there are enough closet Hamilton fans here to support a new thread

Ample Vigour
03-24-2016, 10:15 PM
http://40.media.tumblr.com/4f314d67dcb27d5b69018d2556a66f31/tumblr_o3jmygLEVe1qa2j8co6_r2_1280.jpg

Daikaiju
05-08-2016, 10:31 AM
6GVJpOmaDyU

Falselogic
05-28-2016, 02:04 PM
Finally, my dreams of being a Theremin master can be realized! (http://femurdesign.com/theremin/)

Also, I'll be spending all of Memorial Day Weekend playing around with this thing.

Lilfut
06-07-2016, 11:44 AM
Does anyone know if that trumpet-heavy style of music old anime and tokusatsu intros used has an actual name? I'm mostly asking because of a random Tumblr post introducing me to a piece of music in that style in Hebrew:

ypQLaq9uKU4

McClain
08-02-2016, 05:37 PM
I have a sudden random need for more Frank Zappa in my life. I have Apostrophe and Roxy and Elsewhere, but for some reason have never gotten anything else by him (those I got from my dad forever ago). Since the man has approximately 8000 albums, I'm not really sure where to go next. I like the bluesy rock with silly-but-sometimes-serious lyrics of Apostrophe a lot, so I guess I'm asking what else is like that?

Soren Highwind
08-02-2016, 06:54 PM
I have a sudden random need for more Frank Zappa in my life. I have Apostrophe and Roxy and Elsewhere, but for some reason have never gotten anything else by him (those I got from my dad forever ago). Since the man has approximately 8000 albums, I'm not really sure where to go next. I like the bluesy rock with silly-but-sometimes-serious lyrics of Apostrophe a lot, so I guess I'm asking what else is like that?

Based on what you're looking for, I would say start with Sheik Yerbouti and Joe's Garage; Zoot Allures is also good. Beyond that I couldn't say, it's been a while since I've listened to Frank Zappa; those are the ones that came immediately to mind.

taosterman
08-03-2016, 09:35 AM
You might dig One Size Fits All. You Are What You Is is a lot of fun and generally overlooked, though it's less "bluesy" and more of a wacky stylistic mish-mash.

Paul le Fou
08-07-2016, 12:13 PM
The new 65daysofstatic album is STILL out now! You should STILL go get it gogogogogogo!

It's STILL the soundtrack to a video game (http://www.no-mans-sky.com/), too!

juca
08-07-2016, 12:43 PM
I have a sudden random need for more Frank Zappa in my life. I have Apostrophe and Roxy and Elsewhere, but for some reason have never gotten anything else by him (those I got from my dad forever ago). Since the man has approximately 8000 albums, I'm not really sure where to go next. I like the bluesy rock with silly-but-sometimes-serious lyrics of Apostrophe a lot, so I guess I'm asking what else is like that?

I'll throw a curveball* and recommend Shiny Beast by Captain Beefheart. It is exactly bluesy rock with silly-but-sometimes-serious lyrics, and he was friends with Zappa and had stuff in common and all of that. Great album.

In terms of Zappa, i'll second You are what you is and recommend Freak Out!.

If after this you start liking his jazz side, there's Hot Rats and Burnt Weeny Sandwich. We're only in it for the money has funny lyrics, but they are somewhat dated, and musically it's not that great (for me, at least).

* Hope i used the expression right.

taosterman
08-14-2016, 02:58 PM
I have no strong feelings on Bon Iver, but the tracklist to their just-announced new album seems designed to make you love them even more if you love them, or hate them even more if you hate them.

1. 22 (OVER S∞∞N)
2. 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄
3. 715 - CR∑∑KS
4. 33 “GOD”
5. 29 #Strafford APTS
6. 666 ʇ
7. 21 M◊◊N WATER
8. 8 (circle)
9. ___45_____
10. 00000 Million

ArugulaZ
08-16-2016, 09:38 AM
The music I liked when I was younger has taken on an unpleasantly creepy edge in hindsight. I mean, look at this lyric from Ray Parker Jr. (yes, the Ghostbusters guy):

You can change your telephone number
And you can change your address too
But you can't stop me from loving you
No, you can't change that, no, no

Should I be dialing 9-1-1 right now?

Wait wait, then there's this memorable line from Chicago:

I want you to know one thing is certain
I surely love your company
And I won't take no if that's your answer
At least that's my philosophy

(grabs can of pepper spray)

Falselogic
08-16-2016, 09:41 AM
It's like people who get married to the Police's Every Breath You Take...

Did you not listen to the words in that song?!

taosterman
08-16-2016, 09:46 AM
It's like people who get married to the Police's Every Step You Take...

Did you not listen to the words in that song?!

Apparently you've never read the title :)

Falselogic
08-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Dammit. This is what I get for being sleep deprived and posting before caffeine consumption.

Büge
08-16-2016, 01:57 PM
You'll be fine, False.

I'll be watching you.

Falselogic
09-23-2016, 07:28 PM
CqaAs_3azSs

Cool song. Cool video

liquid
09-27-2016, 12:02 AM
Suffer with me. (https://soundcloud.com/nonplayablerecords/this-shouldnt-work-why-does-it-work#t=0:00)

Falselogic
10-07-2016, 10:40 PM
I don't know if a person could miss the point more completely than this ignorant white lady did...

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Of course the internet is beating the shit out of her. I'm just sad she couldnt have seen the song as an opportunity to talk to her kid about systematic racism and how it creates cycles of violence that those trapped in it can only escape if at all through such narrow channels as the music or sports industry...

The artist himself has addressed the issue with a great deal of tact (https://boingboing.net/2016/10/07/christian-mom-infuriated-tear.html).

And of course there are remixes now.

HxN6DXCdTZU

Lucas
12-13-2016, 12:34 PM
Steam Powered Giraffe is playing my alma mater this Saturday. I'm tempted to go, but it would honestly be more to see them in motion than for the music - I don't dislike their playing but I haven't listened to them enough to know if I want to listen to them live for an hour or so.

pudik
12-14-2016, 08:14 AM
merry christmass

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/12/09/504987068/big-freedia-single-handedly-saves-christmazz-with-new-ep