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#26 | Back to Top09-22-2013 03:05:57 PM

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Re: The Music Thread

ELO! I don't know why, but I can't take Electric Light Orchestra as seriously as I think I ought to. I like'em, I just can't take them seriously.

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I'm gonna recommend Operation: Mindcrime, because it's awesome.  Chu...

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Chu...-- in order of "story", Holy Wood, Mechanical Animals, and Antichrist Superstar.

I actually went and sat through these in order just because the other day. I realized, listening to a live cut of Mechanical Animals, that I hadn't sat through a Manson album as an album in too long.

And now, my new music question: Do you take your hometown/home-state/province scene seriously? Friends' bands or just local scene stuff?

I'm weirdly possessive of North Carolina bands, especially. The Butchies is srs music dammit. Squirrel Nut Zippers. But, I also get very quickly into a mindset of "Our bar band, right here, in this, bar? The can kick the shit offa your band in that bar, over there."


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#27 | Back to Top09-22-2013 08:28:14 PM

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Re: The Music Thread

Decrescent Daytripper wrote:

Yasha wrote:

Chu...-- in order of "story", Holy Wood, Mechanical Animals, and Antichrist Superstar.

I actually went and sat through these in order just because the other day. I realized, listening to a live cut of Mechanical Animals, that I hadn't sat through a Manson album as an album in too long.

Mr. Manson is a very smart man, and a lot of the things he talks about really hit my buttons. You know the song Dissociative? That song was like my theme song between 2008 and 2011. Also, when I was 7/8/9ish and just grasping the concept of space, the idea of floating away in space unable to do anything but look back at the earth and know that you were never going to get home freaked me out so terribly badly that sometimes I couldn't sleep.

Oh god, I'm tearing up thinking about it. Terrifying.

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Decrescent Daytripper wrote:

And now, my new music question: Do you take your hometown/home-state/province scene seriously? Friends' bands or just local scene stuff?

Sadly, I have not participated in the music scene in Edmonton since I was in high school. I am very pleased that it's still as independent and vital as it was back then. I was shocked when I first realized that not every city has a thriving underground music scene, because it was such a normal part of life for me; you can hardly go anywhere downtown or on Whyte Ave without seeing handbills three deep on anything that will stand still long enough to staple them on. Although I am sort of upset that the old bus barns where I used to go to gigs is renovated and is now "The Arts Barns", mainly concentrating on theatre. Don't you guys know that was the last place I saw the Satanic Surfers in concert???? emot-mad


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#28 | Back to Top09-22-2013 08:43:16 PM

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I freaking love Mechanical Animals. I'm not the biggest Manson fan in the world, but that album really got me. That is one of my favorite songs, Yasha.

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#29 | Back to Top09-23-2013 01:18:43 AM

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My ELO recommendation was dissed. emot-mad

This is why I break out in a sweat when someone younger than I am tries to initiate a conversation with me by asking "what kind of music do you like?"


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#30 | Back to Top09-23-2013 01:37:07 AM

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Nova wrote:

My ELO recommendation was dissed. emot-mad

This is why I break out in a sweat when someone younger than I am tries to initiate a conversation with me by asking "what kind of music do you like?"

Well, I like them. emot-smile

I also recommend Operation Mindcrime, by the way. Stay the holy hell away from Mindcrime II, though.


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#31 | Back to Top09-23-2013 10:19:32 AM

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Nova wrote:

My ELO recommendation was dissed. emot-mad

This is why I break out in a sweat when someone younger than I am tries to initiate a conversation with me by asking "what kind of music do you like?"

I didn't mean it as a diss. I enjoy listening to them, but like, for example, Cheap Trick or Transplants, I get the idea I should be enjoying them differently, or on a more serious level. Sorry if that didn't make sense.


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#32 | Back to Top09-23-2013 02:59:05 PM

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No worries.


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#33 | Back to Top09-25-2013 08:02:22 PM

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I love Janelle Monae's albums starting with Metropolis (EP), The Archandroid, and her most recent album The Electric Lady. Heavily inspired by the silent sci-fi movie Metropolis it tells the story of Cindy Mayweather a droid who has fallen in love with a human which means she is now doomed for eradication. 


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#34 | Back to Top03-20-2014 01:41:04 AM

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Hello. I had to dig to find the music thread but it was only on page three. I have found myself in the past five years or so becoming a big fan of music soundtracks of feature films. Frankie Stralight is one of my favorite films of all time. The plot involves a poor single mother of a dwarf that goes through some rocky relationships, a world war, and long voyages across the ocean. It is a tear jerker. The music of Elmer Bernstein makes the movie. Have a listen. You can get the movie and soundtrack off itunes.


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#35 | Back to Top05-22-2014 11:53:36 PM

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Reading old Pitchfork reviews, because I dunno I sinned and now I have to. And, I came on this gem in a Donnas review that is such a clear example of what I can't stand in reviews/criticism:

"Tommy Lee is a pretty fucking good drummer, but that's no reason to buy a Mötley Crüe record."

If the music isn't why you're buying a Motley Crue album, wtf is the reason?

Being a good/great musician is the primary reason anybody should be buying any non-charity albums. That's the sell. Are they hot? Do they have nice clothes? Good politics? Fine. But, if they can't sing or play or keep rhythm...

On the flipside, of course, I can't listen to stuff I know Jack Nitszche had a hand in, without thinking about what a horrible horrible person he is, but man he's had a hand in some brilliant music, from pioneering the Wall of Sound to his soundtrack and backing work. I'll never buy an album, or a song, because I owe it to him, or because I want to support his career/legacy, w'ev, but some of that shit sounds brilliant.


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#36 | Back to Top03-19-2017 08:09:08 PM

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Has Marilyn Manson done anything interesting in recent years, or is he pretty much a (mildly out of date but still cock-first) rocker these days? I don't expect him to be all noise-collage and experimental on every song, but I really fell off the turnip cart a couple albums ago and now I'm curious because the cart's got so far ahead I can't see it.


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#37 | Back to Top03-20-2017 12:37:44 PM

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Re: The Music Thread

Decrescent Daytripper wrote:

Has Marilyn Manson done anything interesting in recent years, or is he pretty much a (mildly out of date but still cock-first) rocker these days?

I don't follow Marilyn Manson especially closely, but I heard that his last full-length album "The Pale Emperor" was pretty decent.  Nothing that would set headlines ablaze like Antichrist Superstar or Mechanical Animals, but pretty decent and mature for someone at this stage of his career.

As for my own music likes, my tastes are all over the map (as I think is the case with most people), so I'll just post a couple things I've been listening to lately.  I've been REALLY hot on Kero Kero Bonito's album "Bonito Generation," and I highly recommend it if you like pop music of any kind.  It's British pop inspired by, among other things, J-Pop and video game music.  I'm also super late on listening to Nujabes, but holy moly, he's fantastic (rip).  Trespassers William are a nice dream pop/singer-songwriter kind of band that I've been enjoying lately, and Joanna Newsom's "Ys" has been cropping up a lot, too.

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#38 | Back to Top03-20-2017 05:34:45 PM

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I've heard The Pale Emperor is good too, and I imagine it is. His last couple albums have been uh...love song albums, really, and he is not at his best when he's singing about love, generally, though a few gems have come from that batch. Trump however is just the kind of fuel he needs. I expect music, like comedy, to be fucking gold the next few years because misery is a lot easier to comment on. emot-rolleyes


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