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    The Parting Glass — The Wailin’ Jennys

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013
     

    Not a specific song, but man am I glad I rediscovered the Vidya Intarweb Playlist (not my name, that’s legitimately what it calls itself). It has all the videogame music. Well, all the good stuff. Or a nice chunk of it, at least.

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    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2013
     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sF-YBfnappM

    moms spaghetti

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013
     

    Entrance Song by The Black Angels.
    I don’t even like most rock, but this song was on a Target commercial about two years ago and I love it.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013
     
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    I always feel slightly embarrassed when I listen to Lacuna Coil for some reason. The older stuff is good, even if the singers aren’t great.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
     

    Listening to Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains

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    ^ YES.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2013
     

    You all should listen to these recordings we made with a band I’m in (our last show is tomorrow, but the recordings are timeless!): https://soundcloud.com/thehoundkzoo

    I’m the guitar

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     

    @Nossus Wow, you guys are good! Seriously.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     

    Thanks potatobro

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    Every time you post a link to your music, I mean to listen to it, but I always forget. I did this time, and I agree: you guys sound really good. I would like to be able to hear the vocals better on the demo, though.

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
     

    Just saw Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock on iConcertTV and got inspired to write my own song.

    Unfortunately I am stuck with an acoustic so I feel ripped off somehow. All my other guitars are packed and are being shipped to Australia :’(

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
     

    Can’t you improvise? Imagine what it should sound like? Write down the bones of it and then adjust for electric when you are able?

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
     

    @TakuGifian I am already doing that, using my iPad mic and adding distortion with Garageband. I know it sounds like crap but at least the song’s getting written.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
     

    I write most of my biggest rock riffs on a 3/4 scale classical guitar

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    Just because Jimi did it doesn’t mean that distortion is [always] necessary.

    EDIT: Nossus is correct. Sometimes distortion is necessary, but my inclination is toward restraint.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2013
     

    It is necessary sometimes. Not all the time.

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
     

    @Nossus I never really liked rock, but I saw NeuroPlaty’s comment and thought why not? Listening to Leviathan right now, and just . . . wow. This is amazing.

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2013
     

    Oh man, Nine Inch Nails is delicious on a decent audio setup. I’ve listened to The Downward Spiral and The Fragile so far. Really want to listen to Closer on my friend’s super nice speaker setup to hear all of the counter rhythms and subtleties that only appear as white noise on headphones.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
     

    Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas – Stray in Chaos.

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    Ulver- Lost in Moments

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2013
     

    Steve Miller Band. Oldies, but good.

    Well, I`ve been looking real hard
    And I`m trying to find a job
    But it just keeps getting
    Tougher every day

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     

    I’m learning French and apparently listening to French music helps you learn it. I like rap so I typed in French rap, and found this, if anyone’s interested in listening to words said very fast in a confusing language.

    La Rage – Keny Arkana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Co1mfz23U (this one’s with English subs)

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    “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2013
     

    Crossfaith – Photosphere.

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     

    Flatbush ZOMBiES – BetterOffDEAD

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     

    Wake Me Up – Avicii

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    “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple

    Love this. She’s coming to my school in October and I have tickets. Exciting. :)

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
     

    All Star – Smash Mouth

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     

    Sally Seltmann – Harmony to my Heartbeat

    It was the ‘sample’ song on my phone . . . and I’ve fallen in love with it.

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    “Jessica” by Regina Spektor

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2013
     

    Applause by Lady Gaga

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    ^^I read that as “applesauce.”

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorDave
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2013
     

    Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King

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    Out There, the Hunchback of Notre Dame soundtrack

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2013
     

    I’m back with some more shit. Click this link to hear a rough cut of a piece of music I wrote on which I play guitars, basses and keyboard: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45177652/Superflux%20rough%20mix.mp3

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      CommentAuthorPotatoman
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2013
     

    @Nossus Wow, that’s really professional sounding man! Well done! I love the guitar part in the beginning. Great job.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2013
     

    Thank you sir. We are professionals, and we recorded it in a professional studio (big ups to our producer Mike for making us sound good!). My bandmate (who does drums, percussion and knob twisting) is at the studio mixing right now. It’s almost done.

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    That does sound really good, Nossus.

    EDIT:
    Not About Love by Fiona Apple

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     

    Thank you! Got the final mix last night, will be on bandcamp today.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013 edited
     

    I’ve taken down the dropbox link. The final version is now available here: https://superflux.bandcamp.com/

    Anyone that is feeling generous can also like us on facebook

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     

    Freaking awesome, Nossus.

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     

    Double post, but whatever. My Physics C teacher is a pretty chill dude, and he has an awesome taste in music. Chicago, Led Zepplin, AC/DC, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Queen, etc. He’ll play all kinds of classics through the speakers when we’re just working on labs and whatnot.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2013
     

    Royals is confusing me. The lyrics are actually rather thoughtful and a refreshing change, yet I hate this song so much.

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2013
     

    Vipassana by Macklemore

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    Macklemore is a tiny bit underrated, I think. Yes, Thrift Shop was cool and pop-music and not terribly deep, but you look at his single Wings and you see that he is truly a poet who happened to tap into the pop market.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    @Willow – I actually really like Royals purely because it’s different, and I am thoroughly sick of the usual pop music stuff. Also it’s got vocal harmony, and I will love every song that has that, because shockingly few singers these days actually use it. The human voice in song is not just for lyrics, people! It’s an instrument, and when “played” well, it’s beautiful.

    But I guess you could say that about every musical instrument in every popular song these days… guitar, piano, drums, okay, looks like we’re good to go. At least throw in a violin or something…

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    I agree with Swenson, it’s refreshing to find a song that uses the voice so well.

    Junip does a little bit of that as well, not the multiple harmonies, but the exploration of voice as an instrument. Line of Fire is a good example, not of just going up and down and all over the place like some modern singers like to do to Christmas carols and national anthems (aka. “look how broad my vocal range is!”), but of using voice as a vehicle for emotion and as a musical instrument in its own right.

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    but you look at his single Wings and you see that he is truly a poet who happened to tap into the pop market.

    It’s nice when you have a song that would amazing spoken word poems. (i.e. not Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass
    Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass
    Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass
    Stop… now make that motherfucker hammer time like)

    His songs were one of the things that kept sober for so long, and keeping me that way.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    Royals sucked me in. Goddammit.

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    If you’re looking for cool harmony, try The Big Sleep. The harmony part doesn’t kick in until about 1:30 in.

    “Illuminating” by the same band has actual counterpoint, which is fun. (I would actually just recommend this band in general, every album is so different.) Also, “Hot Knife” by Fiona Apple has fun vocal parts. If you don’t mind heavier music, Alice in Chains are absolute masters of harmony.

    I don’t know, I seek out a lot of harmony, so in comparison to what I listen to, Lorde doesn’t really take advantage of it.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     

    “Illuminating” by the same band has actual counterpoint, which is fun.

    Nice. I’d like to see more bands taking advantage of the strophe/antistrophe model used in Greek chorus. That question-response model has a lot of potential.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2013
     

    IMO The Who is the rock band that made the best use of vocal harmony and interplay. Especially stuff like this. They had three great lead singers in the band who also happened to be great backing vocalists (two very different talents).

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2013
     

    The Beatles did lots of harmonizing too, though it was usually a little more subtle.

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    The Beatles did lots of harmonizing too, though it was usually a little more subtle.

    But The Who are better than The Beatles…..

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    YOU SHUT YOUR DIRTY MOUTH.

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      CommentAuthorApep
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    Inspector, you should really know better. Discussing classic bands is like discussing politics. It’s a bad idea.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013 edited
     

    It’s ok, she knows I still love her.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    But The Who are better than The Beatles…..

    Irrefutably true

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013 edited
     

    Ahahahaha no.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    The Who is the greatest band, and not only that, but the greatest artists of any medium of any time period of human history or the history of any species in the whole damn universe! Accept it!

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    ...oh, you were trying to be funny. Never mind.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    Nope.

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    Nossus is right, guys

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    Check and mate.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     

    CCR is awesome. But no. BEATLES.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    The Beatles just copied Justin Bieber the Beach Boys and the Monkees, anyway.

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    CCR is awesome. But no. BEATLES.

    I love The Beatles but they never produced anything as good as Quadrophenia.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    (Can’t tell if Taku is being sarcastic or not so…) The Monkees got started in 1966. The Beach Boys got started in 1961. The Beatles got started in 1960. And their range of styles is too diverse to accuse them of aping the Beach Boys or the Monkees.

    Kara, I see your Quadrophenia and raise you Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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    Kara, I see your Quadrophenia and raise you Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    Great album, yeah. One of the greatest, yeah.

    But Quadrophenia has a leg up on it because it is flawless.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013 edited
     

    And yet, Kara, I had never heard of a single song from Quadrophenia.

    Let’s see… Sgt Pepper got a Grammy for Album of the Year, Quadrophenia (according to the wiki page) was not even nominated.

    If we decide the Grammys are crap (valid decision), then we can see that Sgt. Pepper went 3x Platinum in the UK and 11x Platinum in the US, whereas Quadrophenia only went Gold in the UK and US.

    Also, on Billboard Quadrophenia’s peak position was 2, whereas Sgt. Pepper’s was one.

    And if we disregard all that, I would argue that the mass pop cultural effect/awareness of Sgt. Pepper is much higher than that of Quadrophenia.

    @Taku Fair point. The styles are still very different, as the boy band phase was just the beginning for the Beatles. And is it a knockoff if you completely blitz past the group you’re imitating?

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    So? Cultural relevance does not indicate quality. Just look at Fifty Shades.

    I mean it’s a brilliant album, don’t get me wrong. but cultural appeal =/= best ever.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013 edited
     

    Sales and ‘awards’ have nothing to do with quality. Quadrophenia is a better album than Sgt Pepper’s. I’m judging that on the MUSIC, not on how many people like each one. Sgt Pepper’s isn’t even the best Beatles album. The Beatles are ok but the Who have them beat in pretty much every way. Better musicians, better songwriters, better singers, better performers, more innovative, cooler, rocked way harder, deeper lyrical themes, more complex music, etc etc. The Who pushed the envelop way more than the Beatles and wrote more meaningful music. They invented punk rock AND the fucking rock opera, the two literal opposites of the pop music spectrum.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013 edited
     

    Note: I posted this before I saw Nossus’ response, FYI.

    Valid point. However, is Quadrophenia the home of any of the Who’s biggest songs? Baba O’Riley isn’t, My Generation isn’t, Who Are You isn’t… Whereas Sgt. Pepper has Luc In The Sky With Diamonds, When I’m 64, A Day in the Life… all very well known Beatles songs. Also, if we look at quality over time…

    The most represented act in best selling singles of the 1960s in the UK chart is The Beatles, who feature on the list with 18 releases, seven of which are in the top twenty. On the best selling singles of the 1970s in the UK Chart, The Who does not appear even once. The Who had no number one singles for the entirety of the 70s, whereas the Beatles had 18 number one singles.

    Cultural relevance is no indication of quality, BUT something has to be on the radar. We don’t spend all our time raving about random bands from the 1960s that were brilliant but never got any recognition, ever, regardless of how quality their work may have been.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    Fugazi is one of the greatest and most important bands of all time and I guarantee you’ve never even heard of them. They DEFINITELY never had a number one hit.

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    Sales and ‘awards’ have nothing to do with quality. Quadrophenia is a better album than Sgt Pepper’s. I’m judging that on the MUSIC, not on how many people like each one. Sgt Pepper’s isn’t even the best Beatles album. The Beatles are ok but the Who have them beat in pretty much every way. Better musicians, better songwriters, better singers, better performers, more innovative, cooler, rocked way harder, etc etc.

    DAMN STRAIGHT SIR.

    and Willow I just saw your hidden text.

    Freddie is not overrated. He is godly.

    EDIT:

    Again, number one singles =/= musical quality. Sure, the Beatles are more popular than The Who, but The Who are better musicians.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    So, who thinks Thriller is the greatest album of all time?

    That’s right…nobody. Nobody thinks that, because nobody is dumb enough to think that sales indicate quality

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    The Beatles genre-hopped from boy band to psychedelic, with some weird stuff in between. The pioneered/popularized music videos, and supported the growing trend of artists writing their own music.

    And Nossus, something can’t be important IF NO ONE HEARS OF IT. It doesn’t matter if I discover time travel if no one ever knows about it. To be important, there has to be either a major effect, or at least widespread awareness of their existence!

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013 edited
     

    Here’s the thing though. There’s a lot of things you’ve never heard of that are incredibly popular. Because you’re a middle class white American. That’s why you like the Beatles. In genres like punk, some of the most influential bands never even made records, and those that did certainly didn’t have number 1 singles. Genres like heavy metal are HUGE all over the world, but they’re not topping the charts. Heavy metal bands can go to Latin America and play for hundreds of thousands of people, and come to the US and only play for a couple hundred. What you’ve heard of and what your peer group has heard of is irrelevant to anything, especially to the measure of quality of art.

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    I’ll just be in my little corner over here loving the Rolling Stones.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013 edited
     

    Nossus, I said if no one hears about it, not just me. I also wasn’t referring to JUST my peer group, but to the charts/sales for the entire US and UK. Now, someone has to hear about it. Your punk and heavy metal bands? They count as important. A random blues singer who works at a club, has twenty fans, then dies without affecting the larger genre or music, that was what I meant by not important.

    Also, as noted above, I’ve been continuing this argument in good spirit/silliness with Kara and Taku because I don’t have enough papers to grade, not because I’m trying to gravely insult stuff you like. Chill out.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    I love the Stones! They made great music. Doesn’t matter how many records they sold; they could sell nothing, the music would still be the same. Bringing up the Rolling Stones reminds me of another example of why sales have nothing to do with quality OR important and influence- most of what the Stones did was a straight take off of old blues and country artists. Blues developed in a time when recorded music didn’t even exist! You’ll never hear any of the early blues artists, yet they laid the foundation for all popular music, including the Beatles.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    I love the Stones!

    They’re ok. Not trying to be rude, just my opinion.

    They made great music.

    No argument.

    Doesn’t matter how many records they sold; they could sell nothing, the music would still be the same.

    There’d probably be less of it though, if they hadn’t become popular. And what they did produce was affected by how their lives/careers were going, so you wouldn’t get the same discography if they hadn’t made it big.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    What I meant was that when you cut a record, the music is there to be enjoyed or not enjoyed. The amount of copies sold does not alter the grooves on the record in any way.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    Ohhh. Gotcha.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    So the question is, do you like Sgt Pepper’s because the music moves you, or because it’s highly acclaimed and sold a lot of copies? If Sgt Pepper’s had bombed commercially, would you still be in this thread defending it?

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    So the question is, do you like Sgt Pepper’s because the music moves you, or because it’s highly acclaimed and sold a lot of copies?

    I like Sgt. Pepper because my brother played it for me a lot when I was little, so there’s nostalgia, and also because the music itself is very smooth, energetic, and just damn awesome.

    If Sgt Pepper’s had bombed commercially, would you still be in this thread defending it?

    If I had still heard of it from my brother? Yes. But if it had bombed, I might never have heard of it. At any rate, I was mostly teasing Kara and Taku because I didn’t have enough to do at school. Personally I think The Beatles are way more interesting than The Who, but that’s my subjective opinion, regardless of how I back it up with sales and chart data. shrug

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     

    Going Under by Evanescence

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    ^^That’s a good song.

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2013
     

    Whenever I hear one of those pop singers singing “for it, for it, for it”, all I hear is “forêt, forêt, forêt”.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2013
     

    What’s that mean?

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      CommentAuthorResistance
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2013
     

    Forest in French.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2013 edited
     

    That is awesome. You should do misheard lyrics with French or try turning stupid lyrics into similar-sounding pretentious poetry :D