What Are You Listening To?

  • @Inustar Well other self, I need you to know that P5 has a much better cast. I know it's hard to face the truth but I need you to handle that, otherwise you'll create a shadow version of yourself.

    NSP definitely is an acquired taste. I didn't like them at all at first but the more I grew accustomed to Danny's lovely soul, I began to accept them into my heart. If I had to give it up for the best band that incorporates comedy into their music though, I gotta give it to these lovely fellas.

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    Flight of the Conchords is amazing and great.
    This song rather embarrassingly gets stuck in my head often.

  • We should all cherish Flight of the Conchords. Every so often I'll listen to a bunch of their tracks.

  • So my line of works usually leads into seeing specific movie trailers upwards of 20 times. Although I really don't care for the Closet Monster trailer, I found myself really liking a certain aspect of it... this great backing song. Who knew a song that called me a bitch could be so enjoyable?

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  • I've found myself really getting in to rookies this year and in 2016. There's some great talent coming up. Here are some of my favorites.

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    (warning on this one: the videos a little dark so watch at your own risk I guess)
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    Also this remix of one of my favorite Twice songs.

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  • So the new Arcade Fire album came out this last Friday. I had heard a single or two and definitely wasn't feeling it, but I decided I would give the album a try anyway since I had a long drive ahead of me on that day.

    30 minutes and quite a bit of cursing later, I had to stop listening to it. While I feel the Gorillaz release earlier this year was a letdown, it wasn't offensively bad like Arcade Fire's Everything Now. Lyrics that go nowhere and talk about mundane things like bank loans, disco beats the 70s killed off long ago, and a lack of any cohesion... I felt disgusted.

    I then quickly switched to Funeral.

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    Just listening to the passion, creativity, and overall talent on this track (and the rest of the album), along with the grandoise Neon Bible, and the award-winning The Suburbs really makes me wonder what happened to this band. If you value your ears, avoid Everything Now at all costs... but at least sink into their older work if you're feeling nostalgic.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I'm still listening to Everything Now a few more times before giving it my full verdict.

    I'll agree that it is probably my least favourite album of theirs. Maybe that'll change as I didn't think too much of Reflector for the longest time but I actually listen to a decent number of tracks off that album.

    On Everything Now, I think it just has a lot of filler really that just isn't that interesting. As an example, it has two tracks for infinite content and I actually like the sound of the first track in particular but it's all very meaningless really or just lacking in particularly interesting lyrics.

    That said I like the tracks they released previously and really like Put Your Money on Me and We Don't Deserve Love. Also Everything Now is a much better overall track with the intro from the album.

    I do see your point though, going back to their old stuff and it of course being fantastic. I am okay with them doing new stuff even if I concur that overall it feels like a slight misstep.

  • @tokeeffe9 I think this is a pretty well thought out deconstruction of the album.

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  • Currently listening to this. I listen to music like this on a regular basis and have been for the past few years. Between this, anime soundtracks, game soundtracks, and wrestling themes, I don't listen to much else. Most of the stuff on the radio doesn't interest me anymore except a rare song here and there.

  • I've been listening to a lot of Glass Animals here lately. Chill with a good groove. Also I regularly listen to some Of Monsters and Men, Muse, Fall Out Boy, Gorillaz, Two Door Cinema Club and Young the Giant. I've just basically been in an alt-rockish kick here lately.

  • What a hell of a week!

    Brand New basically shadow dropped an album after being relatively silent for 7 years. While it's not my favorite work from them, it sounds like a continuation of Daisy which I have no qualms with. It does have a little more energy than that album (and even has a song seemingly committed to spouting video game terms) but tonally, a pretty good companion piece to their previous effort. A decent Brand New album is still better than a lot of what is out on the market, so I'm a happy camper.

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    Grizzly Bear's Painted Ruins came out today and was easily one of my most anticipated albums of this year. Their previous work, Shields, became an extremely important album to me, so much so I started paying much closer attention to their entire discography much more. They had mentioned a year or two ago wanting to make a more "adventurous" album and it's safe to say they accomplished that, making their most vibrant album to date. I don't like to toss the word masterpiece around without being significantly convinced but this album? Masterpiece. I can't recommend it enough, no matter what style of music you listen to, it's just a sonic rollercoaster with all sorts of twists and turns. I'm going to be spinning this one for a very long time.

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  • Daft Punk and Pharell Williams are two of my favorite musical acts so I've been kind of obsessed with this collaboration recently.
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    And this magically appeared in my recommended section on youtube, so I checked it out and fell in love. It's really a great song.
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  • Modern day Romance by Nitty gritty dirt band

  • I've got the Persona 3 OST keeping me company at work tonight.

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    I'll say this much - even after loving 5 as much as I do, I still think 3 has the best music in the series. Also, this particular jam is one of the greatest songs to ever grace a video game. FIGHT ME.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I totally agree. Persona 3 will probably always have my favorite Persona soundtrack. This song is my tied for my favorite battle theme.
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  • @michemagius No Mass Destruction? Baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I love mass destruction but I prefer FemMC's music.

  • Some favorites from 2017 so far. Unfortunately none of these albums have really stood out, but hoping LCD's will change that on Friday.

    Fleet Foxes - "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar" , "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" , "Fool's Errand"
    Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
    Broken Social Scene - "Protest Song" , "Gonna Get Better"
    Spoon - "Hot Thoughts" , "Do I Have to Talk You Into It" , "Tear It Down"
    Fazerdaze - "Lucky Girl" , "Little Uneasy"
    Iron & Wine - "Song in Stone" , "Bitter Truth"

  • @MiserablePerson Huh, I really liked the new BSS and Spoon, but you're not the only person to say that, so maybe I'm just crazy.

    I'm working my way through the new Queens of the Stone Age and I gotta say, it's pretty good so far.