Post by know ID yuh on Apr 20, 2011 13:04:41 GMT -8
Have you guys ever listened to the Foo Fighters. Check out the album, Greatest Hits. It's the best album to come out in all of 2009. It's a cohesive piece of art that will ensure you won't be deleting songs.
I love how my one sarcastic comment about killing the park guy has made me the violent person on the board. Seriously, I love it. Especially since I havent been in a fight since high school it makes me laugh every time I see a reference to my murderous ways.
OK, my stance is this (I'll try to keep this short).
Just because you havent listened to a band for 10+ hours doesnt mean that you dont get to pass judgment on them. I dont need to listen to Nickelback, WKD or the Millionaires for 10 hours to tell you they arent my thing.
(Aside: who remembers the Millionaires for the brief stint of popularity they had on youtube? If you havent, look them up, possibly the worst music since rebecca black, even though that was only a month ago)
At the same time, listening to 3 tracks once each is not a good enough sample of the band to write them off (as far as I am concerned).
You seem to like a lot of complex growing type music. That's cool, I like that stuff to. There are lots of albums and bands I didnt really like at first but now love. I guess the main difference between you and I is that I need SOMETHING to make me try again. If absolutely nothing peaks my interest in everything I have listened to by a band, and no one is telling me they are awesome and will grow on me, I move on. You seem intent on trying to get to like a band no matter what, and kudos for that, but I dont have that kind of patience.
1. Browse the most viewed tracks of band on youtube/myspace until I get a sense of what the bands style is 2. If I like a few tracks, I'll download the highest rated/most popular album on rate your music 3. Delete the songs I dont like, songs I love go into my current listening to playlist 4. If I still like the band, Download all other albums, repeat steps 3 + 4
is retarted. An album is more than just the songs that make them up. Obviously concept albums should NEVER have tracks cut from them and even albums that are more of just a collection songs should still stay together. At the same time I am not opposed to making a mix CD for a trip or throwing my ipod on shuffle.
Also, I do love a good cheesy pop song every now and then. I'm not talking britney spears or anything, but something with easy to sing along to lyrics and a catchy beat isnt always a bad thing in my books. I fully admit to having ed sharp and MGMT in my musical rotation sometimes.
OK, I'm out for the day, its 4/20, work is almost done, have a good one everybody.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 20, 2011 15:07:30 GMT -8
last.fm wouldn't be able to track what I listen to very successfully because I hardly ever play music through my computer. I run chunes off my iPod and through the turntable, and usually I catalog my playlists pretty obsessively in the Now Playing thread.
Davers it is possible that you were taking the comments I was directing at whatever that other guy's name is as being aimed at you. I don't think there's anything wrong with your approach; if you know you don't like something, you know you don't like it. As long as you aren't basing your opinion of a band on one track that you listened to through tinny laptop speakers on Youtube, as long as you're giving yourself what feels like a reasonable amount of time to respond to something, I can't see any problem with that.
Yeah, I like really complex music but I also love dumb pop music. I agree that MGMT is pretty great, even if Edward Nutsack and the Magnetic Nutsacks is among the most astonishingly awful music I've heard in the last five years (like, Dashboard Confessional bad. like, Polyphonic Spree bad. bad, bad bad. bad.) I don't take issue with any KIND of music (except dubstep. and "chillwave".), but here I will trot out once more one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Burns:
"I don't know art, but I know what I hate. And I don't hate this.