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misha
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Message 1 of 59 (547247)
02-17-2010 4:33 PM


I missed out on the temporary foray into music discussion in the "Conciousness" thread.

So, pretty simple. Discuss what music you listen to? Who are your favorite artists? And who are your guilty pleasures?

ONE RULE: YOU MAY NOT RIDICULE OTHERS. NOT EVERYONE CAN HAVE SUCH GREAT TASTE AS I.


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misha
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Message 2 of 59 (547251)
02-17-2010 4:47 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


I haven't been keeping up with new music lately, So I'm still stuck on some old stuff.

Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai

Thrice, Killswitch Engage, Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate.

Damien Rice, Swell Season, Zookeeper, Dustin Kensrue

ACDC, Zeppelin, Foreigner, Queen

And frighteningly, on long car rides my wife and I belt out Mariah Carey.


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cavediver
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Message 3 of 59 (547253)
02-17-2010 4:56 PM
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02-17-2010 4:47 PM


Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky

Wonderful start with these two

I caught North Atlantic Oscillation last October supporting Explosions in the Sky, and Engineers supporting Porcupine Tree. All on my current play list.

On the female side of things, loving Bat for Lashes and Florence and the Machine, which is making me break out my Kate Bush and Tori Amos.

On Saturday I saw The Watch perform an evening of sublime Genesis tracks (early Gabriel era, with In The Cage for the newer fans)


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Catholic Scientist
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Message 4 of 59 (547254)
02-17-2010 4:56 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


Well if I don't get to ridicule other peoples' bad tastes, then I don't want to participate

I only listen to metal.

\m/ ^.^ \m/


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onifre
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Message 5 of 59 (547271)
02-17-2010 6:55 PM


Spanish Bolero
Hey Drone,

What is "spanish bolero"? My spanish friends have introduced me to Habanera and southern Spanish flemenco guitar, but not "spanish bolero"?

Keeping in mind that different spanish nationalities use the same word for different things, being that I'm Cuban, Spanish Bolero is what we call this type of music:

For some reason, smoking a cigar and drinking some vino, while listening to this type of music really helps me relax.

- Oni

Edited by onifre, : No reason given.


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Message 6 of 59 (547272)
02-17-2010 7:11 PM
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02-17-2010 4:56 PM


I only listen to metal.

Who?

I like Slipnot, Mudvayne, Killswitch is aight, Hatebreed is better IMO. Definitely Pantera, Suicidal Tendancies, Slayer - from the old school stuff. I still rock some Sepultura, Motorhead and Cannibal Corpse (not for the singing/yelling, just for the drums and guitar) on occasion.

Other shit too but that's a start.

- Oni


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Aware Wolf
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Message 7 of 59 (547276)
02-17-2010 7:42 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


Knopfler
Mark Knopfler is my all time favorite; has been for more than twenty years. He's so far ahead of whoever's in second place, there is no second place. Maybe down around fifth place you start to fine other folks: I like the Coors, Cold Play, some others. My daughter listens to contemporary Christain music, a lot of which sounds pretty cool.
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Minnemooseus
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Message 8 of 59 (547279)
02-17-2010 8:08 PM


At the moment, the David Thomas box set "Monster"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thomas_(musician)

David Thomas @ Allmusic.com

Moster @ Allmusic.com

The first disc and part of the second disc has Richard Thompson on guitar.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fix first link.


    
misha
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Message 9 of 59 (547284)
02-17-2010 9:02 PM
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02-17-2010 4:56 PM


cavediver writes:

Wonderful start with these two

You should try listening to them while watching Planet Earth. Do it "Dark Side/Wizard of Oz" style. It is an EXPERIENCE. I came across it by accident and then read an article in the NYT about it a few years later.


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Coragyps
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Message 10 of 59 (547285)
02-17-2010 9:12 PM


The Pine Leaf Boys, recently. 50's John Lee Hooker. Son House. The Mississippi Shieks.
    
bluescat48
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Message 11 of 59 (547286)
02-17-2010 9:41 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


music tastes
Just about anything in a blues vein.


There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002

Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008


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Rahvin
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Message 12 of 59 (547347)
02-18-2010 1:48 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


My tastes are...odd. Metal, Death Metal, Satanic Metal (lol), Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Rock, Alternative Rock, and Sountracks mostly.

Iron Maiden.

In Flames.

Dark Tranquility.

Otep - especially "Special Pets."

A bit of Dimmu Borgir and Kovenant (mostly just a few songs from each - "Puritania" by Dimmu Borgir is one of my favorites, except for the live version, which sucks a lot).

All manner of epic-sounding (or dark) soundtracks and original scores. Everything from the Star Wars soundtrack to the Blood theme from Dexter.

Sometimes I enjoy Linkin Park, but not so often.

I used to like Evanescence, as I enjoy the mix of classical soprano singing with harder rock music. Epica is similar. Both got old, though - particularly the excessively Christian themes of Evanescence (unsurprising, as they were a Christian band that "crossed over" into mainstream).

Occasionally Lacuna Coil.

Ever heard of the Minibosses? They do metal covers of old Nintendo themes. Considering that the Super Mario theme and various themes from Mega Man 2 get stuck in my head on a regular basis, these guys are awesome.

Honestly though I'll listen to damned near anything other than Country. Girlfriend has a major Lady Gaga fetish, and I find her music stuck in my head all the damned time, and to my great shame I can't actually say that I hate it. It's not in my playlist, but I don't make her turn it down.

I have trouble picking out speech with background noise, which means I have difficulty picking out words in a song. I can pick out individual instruments and so on, but the words elude me. I tend to listen to music in most (but not quite all) cases more for the actual sound than for anything in the words, which I frequently can't understand anyway (this is often the case with Dimmu Borgir).

EDIT
Oh, and Dethklok is awesome. I don't care if they're a fake band, Dethalbum I and II rock.

Edited by Rahvin, : No reason given.


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Apothecus
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Message 13 of 59 (547349)
02-18-2010 2:08 PM
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02-17-2010 4:33 PM


Here goes:

Anything metal, including but not limited to, and in no particular order:

Alice in Chains
Metallica
Megadeth
In Flames
Union Underground
Slipknot
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
Korn
Avenged Sevenfold

My tastes move around a bit:

Billy Joel
Beatles
Sting/Police
Eric Clapton
Zeppelin
Skynyrd
and for Onifre: Dave Matthews Band

And some things that make me cry like a baby:

Some show tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber, etc...
Aida
Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Schubert
anything by Copeland

I like it when the Canadian National Anthem is sung at the Olympics by a (admittedly too young) hottie.

But absolutely, positively....no country music. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Have a good one.


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Granny Magda
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Message 14 of 59 (547352)
02-18-2010 3:03 PM


Raiding the Twentieth Century
Whoa. Way too much metal on this thread.

So far I have to say Cavediver's tastes seem closest to mine; Sigur Ros are indeed brilliant and and Tori Amos is a long time favourite (Boys For Pele is probably my favourite album, but the live set on disc two of To Venus and Back is damn good as well.).

I really enjoyed Los Panchos as well, kudos to Onifre. I'd welcome any more recommendations for Cuban music.

According to Winamp, my current favourites are Electric Six, CSS, Hot Chip, Battles (who are really strange and really good!), Gorillaz, Nick Cave (Dig Lazarus, Dig! is probably his best yet), Add N to X, Digitalism, Death in Vegas and The Go! Team. Sounds about right. I'm lucky in that I have wide ranging musical tastes.

The piece I'm almost evangelical about right now though is Raiding the Twentieth Century Redux by DJ Food and Paul Morely.

quote:
'Everything Has To End...'

"On January 18th 2004, Strictly Kev premiered the original 'Raiding The 20th Century' on XFM's 'The Remix' show in London. It was a 40 minute attempt to catalogue the history of cut up music - be it avant garde tape manipulation, turntable megamixes or bastard pop mash ups. It rapidly spread throughout the web and managed to cause a full scale server crash on boomselection.info when they hosted it due to the volume of net traffic.

Shortly afterwards he read Paul Morley's recently published book 'Words & Music' and was amazed that certain chapters mirrored parts of his mix. Apart from the fact that the title, 'Raiding the 20th Century' was coined by Morley 20 years before for a future Art of Noise project, he also featured Alvin Lucier, who - purely by chance - was sampled on the opening track of the mix.

Kev decided to expand his idea to make the definitive document on cut up music including many other parts, omitted by the constraints of the original radio session. After months of further research he tracked Morley down and they recorded passages from 'Words & Music' specially for this mix in an attempt to marry the two and finish something that neither of them actually started."


This is simply one of the most amazing mixes I've ever heard, complex, intricate, almost endlessly inter-connected... I just can't find the words to express how much I love this! How can you not love a set that includes a mash up of I Got You All in Check by Busta Rymes with the theme from Steptoe and Son? The whole thing is available here;

http://www.ubu.com/sound/dj_food.html

Everyone alive should listen to this. In the 21st Century, this is how music will...

...Mutate and Survive


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Flyer75
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Message 15 of 59 (547354)
02-18-2010 3:54 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Apothecus
02-18-2010 2:08 PM


metal
Traditionally, I've always loved metal since like the 6th grade. Started out with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer....then of course progressed to the much much heavier underground metal....one of my favs was always Immortal. Tremendous rift writing...probably none better.

Now, this may seem weird for a guy who is a YEC and fully believes the words of the Bible....but alas, call it my vice.

As marriage and kids came along my metal as taken a backseat. I sold over 1,000 cds and put allot on my ipod but rarely listen to it. Now I find myself listening to country (thanks wife.....*sarcasm*) and now more Christian radio and classical.


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