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Your Favorite Songs with unusual time signatures

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Posted by bradberad12
Nov 25, 2010 13:05:05 GMT -5
For awhile now I have enjoyed finding music that is both melodic and uses unique time signatures (i.e. not 4/4). It gives a little twist to a song that may not get immediately noticed. It's also fun to watch indie rockers try to dance to a song in 5/4.

Many current bands enjoy playing around with their time signatures. Rush did a lot of it, as did Soundgarden, and more currently Animal Collective and Radiohead.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Classic Dave Brubeck Trio (in 3 + 2/5):


'Fake Empire" The Naptional (a weird mix of 4/3 and 3/4)



What are your favorites?

Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 25, 2010 13:13:49 GMT -5
Posted by Pea
Nov 25, 2010 14:15:40 GMT -5


i win
Posted by Geno
Nov 25, 2010 14:25:19 GMT -5
8-)
Posted by Pea
Nov 25, 2010 14:36:07 GMT -5
i used to be such an opeth junkie, haven't listened to them for a few years!
Posted by Geno
Nov 25, 2010 14:41:20 GMT -5
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i used to be such an opeth junkie, haven't listened to them for a few years!
If you havent listened to their newest album Watershed you should. It's great.
Posted by Pea
Nov 25, 2010 14:55:19 GMT -5
Ah ok I guess it's been less than a few years, because I've definitely heard that album. Heir Apparent is fuckin nasssstay
Posted by wolfhat
Nov 25, 2010 19:11:47 GMT -5
Basically anything by Tool.



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i used to be such an opeth junkie, haven't listened to them for a few years!


I hadn't listened to them until geno posted that. Opeth can rock!
Posted by emptyfox
Nov 25, 2010 19:33:32 GMT -5
wolfhat stole my post.
Posted by wolfhat
Nov 25, 2010 19:35:34 GMT -5
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wolfhat stole my post.


Awe, I'll share with you, my fellow BC boy!
Posted by Geno
Nov 25, 2010 20:24:14 GMT -5
I was going to post tool but I thought that everyone else would be postin that
Posted by wolfhat
Nov 25, 2010 20:33:17 GMT -5
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I was going to post tool but I thought that everyone else would be postin that


It was definitely the obvious go-to, but I was surprised they hadn't been mentioned yet. Another obvious one is Mars Volta, but they seem to get a lot of hate on this board so maybe I'll keep them out of this.
Posted by Geno
Nov 25, 2010 23:42:35 GMT -5
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I was going to post tool but I thought that everyone else would be postin that


It was definitely the obvious go-to, but I was surprised they hadn't been mentioned yet. Another obvious one is Mars Volta, but they seem to get a lot of hate on this board so maybe I'll keep them out of this.
FUCK EM

Posted by doumak
Nov 26, 2010 21:02:58 GMT -5
+1 for the volta

i can't listen to fall of troy but my friend swears by it. screamo over math rock is impossible to listen to. but if you can get past, putting time signatures to it is ridiculous.

also, you know your younger brother is awesome when you come home for thanksgiving break and walk in to hear this on piano (yeah i know it's in 4/4 and everyone knows it):
Posted by Geno
Nov 26, 2010 21:09:23 GMT -5
HOW COULD I FORGET PROTEST THE HERO?