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Songs you love by bands you don't?

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Posted by Pea
Sept 8, 2011 13:22:41 GMT -5
We all have them. Bands you just never got into but have put out some songs that you absolutely love.

I have quite a few, but the one that has most recently (since the album came out) struck me is On Melancholy Hill by the Gorillaz. For some reason they just never did much for me, but that song is one of my favorite songs to come out in the past few years. The bass line and instrumental melody together is just flat out gorgeous.


Posted by wompwomp
Sept 8, 2011 13:45:16 GMT -5
Coldplay - Fix You

I really, really, really don't like Coldplay, but that fucking manipulative crescendo followed by the unreal harmonies of Fix You give me goosepoops every damn time.
Posted by Pea
Sept 8, 2011 13:47:13 GMT -5
Damn! Good one. I remember us agreeing on that one a little while back. That song is freakin massive.

The only reason I would be ok with them headlining Coachella would be so I could sing along with everyone to the last line of that song haha.
Posted by Cbats
Sept 8, 2011 13:51:29 GMT -5
never liked any other stars songs but this one is amazing
Posted by wompwomp
Sept 8, 2011 13:52:51 GMT -5
I adore Stars, but yeah...I don't think they have come close to topping that one. Amazing song.
Posted by davers
Sept 8, 2011 14:34:46 GMT -5
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I adore Stars, but yeah...I don't think they have come close to topping that one. Amazing song.


Ditto, that song is pretty much perfect.

And Pea, you dont like Gorillaz? Listen to the song Empire Ants, now!
Sept 8, 2011 14:35:57 GMT -5


Not that I super dislike Fatboy Slim, but none of the other stuff that came out made me wanna investigate a whole lot further.

The video is super 90's rad too!
Posted by Pea
Sept 8, 2011 14:36:10 GMT -5


I'm sure I've heard it, but I'll definitely track it down for another listen!
Posted by interstateeight
Sept 8, 2011 14:38:00 GMT -5
This might come dangerously close to one-hit wonder territory, so let's agree to exclude songs like Come On Eileen.

(Ironic or sarcastic "Dexy's Midnight Riders actually had a bunch of other great songs!" posts will be deleted on sight.)
Posted by Drew
Sept 8, 2011 14:40:36 GMT -5
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Dexy's Midnight Riders actually had a bunch of other great songs!
Sept 8, 2011 14:41:02 GMT -5
they really did have a bunch of great songs.
Posted by Drew
Sept 8, 2011 14:41:44 GMT -5
I8 has reminded me of one - "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives" by Los Campesinos!
Posted by davers
Sept 8, 2011 14:46:51 GMT -5
Holy shit this just reminded me of a hilarious moment I had with a friend maybe 8-10 years ago. This was back in the days of Kazza so there were single songs sprinkled throughout my library. I lived with the folks so my brother would download some songs and they would end up in my list. Every now and then he would say things like:

Him: "Black Eyed Peas, what the hell?"
Me: "My brother probably downloaded that one"
Him: "Nickelback?!?! Say it aint so!"
Me: "Brother"
Him: "Haha your brother likes Pink?"
Me: *embarassed look* "What? I like that song..."

The song was Just Like a Pill. I havent listened to it since probably around that time, but at the time I liked it despite having no interest in her other music.
Posted by j3ff8
Sept 8, 2011 14:47:12 GMT -5
I'm not a U2 fan, but 'Where the Streets Have No Name' gives me goosepoops every time.

Also, Empire Ants is my jam.
Posted by Cbats
Sept 8, 2011 14:47:53 GMT -5