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Post by Lammetje » October 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm

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August 21st, 2019, 9:19 am
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I had never heard of it before your post and I was like ‘how have I never heard the longest #song’ until I realised it was new. Never heard of the artist either. Skimmed through it on YT and it was just robot trash. :shrug:
You haven't even heard of the title? At least when you skim through the news now and then you come across it. At least I did. You're living under an even bigger rock than I am. :lol:
Glad I'm not the only one who didn't know it yet. :thumbsup:
I don't read or skim any news, but yeah it's nice and comfy under my rock :P I don't really hear about any kind of pop culture unless it gets mentioned on this forum. Sometimes I click on some stuff on Spotify I see the names and titles of popular stuff but it's all gobbledegook to me.
Catching up on this thread just now. Never heard of either "Old Town Road" or Lil Nas X. The song doesn't sound familiar at all; it's bad, but not terrible.

But let us go back to the early sixties and see which songs topped the Billboard Hot 100 back then (i.e. on October 11):

1961: Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
1962: The Four Seasons - Sherry
1963: Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
1964: Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
1965: The Beatles - Yesterday

Can I have a time machine, please? :( (l)
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I thought that video would be about Lammetje's taste in music. tehe
I expect you to retract that statement based on what I just wrote. :folded:
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » October 25th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Kanye West's Jesus is King came out today and yes it's absolutely terrible.

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Post by mightysparks » November 12th, 2019, 9:19 am

I've made a few spreadsheets of some music lists (the Pitchfork ones I copied in myself, and I did the RYM 2019 but all the other lists are copied from someone else), in case anyone wants a copy: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

RYM is a better way of tracking music, but I like having a spreadsheet to work with as well.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 12th, 2019, 10:42 pm

Since I know have 10 10/10s, here are my 10 Favourite Metal Albums

1. Murmuüre - Murmuüre (2010)


2. Gorguts - Obscura (1998)


3. Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor (2013) If you wanna know how a Caandian winter storm feels like this is the perfect description


4. Deftones - White Pony (2000)


5. Культура курения [Kultura Kurenija] - Некрофилия (2013)


6. Revenge - Behold.Total.Rejection (2015)


7. Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (2010)


8. Skin Chamber - Trial (1993)


9. Jute Gyte - Perdurance (2016)


10. Converge - Jane Doe (2001)

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Post by outdoorcats » November 12th, 2019, 10:48 pm

Love the first link Apathy, the one by Murmuüre (even though metal is not usually my thing).

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Post by mightysparks » December 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm

I've been tidying up my music spreadsheets over the last couple of days (I'm so sore, ugh). I have two; one that is albums and is data taken from RYM with years, genres, ratings etc, and the other is my personal music database which is basically all the songs that I've liked since around 2004 when I started keeping a library (I culled a lot some years ago, so it's down to a bit over 3100 songs). I'm still doing work on it but one thing that is pretty ready is this graph of the song release years:

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The big spikes in 1999 and 2017 are because of 69 Love Songs and 50 Song Memoir. The spike at 2010 is due to Realism and High Violet. I don't usually keep full albums in this, but for the few special ones I do (coz I like every song).
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Post by mightysparks » December 22nd, 2019, 1:39 am

Since finishing the RYM list, I've been working on a few more lists. I'm doing them chronologically and at the same time, so I do it a year at a time and do all the albums across all the lists. I'm not re-listening to any albums because that would be too painful.

I finished all the 50s/60s albums last night and I'm gonna do a little update every time I finish a decade.

Current stats:
1001 Albums You Must See Before You Die (2013 edition): 481/1001
Rolling Stones' Top 500 Albums of All Time (2012): 303/500
Pitchfork 1960s: 200/200
Pitchfork 1970s: 86/100
Pitchfork 1980s: 50/100
Pitchfork 1990s: 58/100
Pitchfork 2000s: 56/200
Pitchfork 2010s: 30/200

So far I've been enjoying this bunch way more than RYM. I was already at about 40% of the 1001 and Pitchfork 60s list when I started, so maybe RYM has helped me cut most of the crap, but generally it's been more varied and interesting and enjoyable. There's a lot more popular stuff that was really missing from RYM (eg, Elvis; I'm not a huge fan but he's kind of an essential one), but there are also some weird album choices from otherwise decent/popular bands. The lists have a few albums in common but there are also a lot of different ones, sometimes for the same year they will choose a different album for the same artist. They seem to like country, psychedelia and 'world' music a lot more than RYM, and I'm not particularly happy about the country music, and I'm super bored of psychedelic rock now, but it's nice to hear more non-English stuff.

I have also decided to finally start listening to albums of songs that I like (when I hear a song that sounds ok, I add it to a playlist and if I want to keep listening to it it goes in my playlist for the year); I've been wanting to do this for a while but every time I go to play one of them I get bored instantly and have to do something else instead. Idk why it's easier to listen to a 3 hour album that I hate than 3 minutes of something I might like :/ I've listened to a few now, though they haven't been very fruitful. But my goal going into 2020 is to do this whenever I find a song I like.

Best finds so far:
Louis Prima - The Wildest! (1956)
The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959)
The Everly Brothers - A Date With The Everly Brothers (1960)
The Mama's and The Papa's - If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966)
Walter Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)
The Drifters - The Drifters' Golden Hits (1968)

No new 'favourites', but these are all 7/10. I didn't get into Ella Fitzgerald before but I fell in love with her voice after that album and have 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off' stuck in my head all the time. Already liked most of the songs on The Crickets, Everly Brothers and Drifters albums, and while I didn't really like any songs in particular off the Prima, Mamas and Papas and Carlos albums (aside from a few I already liked), they were just really enjoyable albums. Mama Cass has a beautiful voice as well, and actually I've been listening to her cover of Dream a Little Dream of Me after hearing it in Sunday's Illness, so maybe that warmed me up to Fitzgerald.
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Post by mightysparks » January 12th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Last.fm 2019 stats:
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 25th, 2020, 2:22 am

Britney Spears' Blackout is such a dark and creepy album holy shit. It's obviously a predecessor of the 2010s pop albums that are garnering tons of praise by audiophiles.

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Post by PGonzalez » January 25th, 2020, 4:13 am

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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Britney Spears' Blackout is such a dark and creepy album holy shit. It's obviously a predecessor of the 2010s pop albums that are garnering tons of praise by audiophiles.
Gimme More remains one of the best openers to an album I've ever heard. And yeah, the influence of this album on a lot of PC music, for example, is clear as day.


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Post by wasabi » January 30th, 2020, 3:49 pm

I have being into Beijing folk music got my attention recently. I particularly like this one: Tan Qing Shui He(Visiting Qing Shui River).
The lyrics are about two teenagers fell in love, however, the girl's parents against their marriage. They both committed suicide by drowning in Qing Shui River.

Contempopry version:


Traditional version(a little bit similar with Peking Opera):


Japanese version:
https://www.bilibili.com/video/av48296055/

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Post by jvv » January 31st, 2020, 6:38 pm

Don't think I've ever heard a Mongolian rock band before:


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 31st, 2020, 6:43 pm

Tuvan as opposed to Mongolian but this group mixed throat singing with psychedelic rock


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 1st, 2020, 6:51 pm

Andy Gill, the frontman of Gang of Four, has died :'(

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Post by joachimt » February 1st, 2020, 11:01 pm

I just couldn't resist. I just (pre)ordered this:

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Post by brokenface » February 3rd, 2020, 7:53 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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Andy Gill, the frontman of Gang of Four, has died :'(
Yeah this was sad to hear, they were one of the best bands to come out of that punk/post-punk era.

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Post by Coryn » February 3rd, 2020, 7:54 pm

joachimt wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 11:01 pm
I just couldn't resist. I just (pre)ordered this:

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 4th, 2020, 7:39 pm

PGonzalez wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 4:13 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 2:22 am
Britney Spears' Blackout is such a dark and creepy album holy shit. It's obviously a predecessor of the 2010s pop albums that are garnering tons of praise by audiophiles.
Gimme More remains one of the best openers to an album I've ever heard. And yeah, the influence of this album on a lot of PC music, for example, is clear as day.
I did get recommended another proto-PC Music musician. Ever heard of Nadia Oh? Both her albums are fantastic. This song is like a latin brostep nightmare


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 5th, 2020, 8:18 pm

https://www.target.com/p/big-blood-do-y ... A-79533316

You can get a Big Blood album in Target in America LOL Big Blood made it to the big leagues.

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Post by mightysparks » February 7th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Finally finished the 1970s. These album projects have reaffirmed my belief that the 90s and 70s are the worst decades for music, but I find the 70s to be a particular slog. Way too much punk in the last couple of years for some of these lists.

Best finds from the 70s (that I hadn't listened to before):
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) 7/10
Mott The Hoople - Mott (1973) 7/10
10cc - Sheet Music (1974) 7/10
Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever (1977) 7/10
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 7/10
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 7/10
Buddy Holly & The Crickets - 20 Golden Greats (1978) 7/10
Cheap Trick - At Budokan (1979) 7/10

In between these lists, I have also finished listening to all the albums of the songs I heard and liked last year, these were the highlights:
BRONCHO - Bad Behavior (2018) 7/10
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (2016) 7/10

I have also started listening to albums of genres that I tend to like, or just in general stuff that I might like but I haven't had any luck with those yet.

Current stats:
1001 Albums You Must See Before You Die (2013 edition): 615/1001
Rolling Stones' Top 500 Albums of All Time (2012): 387/500
Pitchfork 1960s: 200/200
Pitchfork 1970s: 100/100
Pitchfork 1980s: 50/100
Pitchfork 1990s: 58/100
Pitchfork 2000s: 56/200
Pitchfork 2010s: 30/200
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm

So I'm probably going to see king crimson live

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Post by PGonzalez » February 23rd, 2020, 7:21 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 7:39 pm

I did get recommended another proto-PC Music musician. Ever heard of Nadia Oh? Both her albums are fantastic. This song is like a latin brostep nightmare

I listened to one of them, and enjoyed some of the tracks, but overall this didn't really land for me. I'll try again in a couple of weeks.

For me, the quintessential proto-PC musician is still Kanye. When Hannah Diamond dropped Reflections, all I could think when listening to it was that it was the perfect companion piece to Yeezus.

Re: King Crimson, I saw them live in 2016 and they had a pretty sweet David Bowie tribute as a closer.

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Post by joachimt » February 25th, 2020, 8:18 am

Top 30 best prog albums of 2000-2019 according to Prog Report

Not a lot of tips for me from this list. I already own 25 of those. :)

Highest I haven't got is Steven Wilson's Hand.Cannot.Erase. at #2, although I do have Raven. I should give HCE a second chance.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 25th, 2020, 8:15 pm

This is legitimately one of the greatest things I've ever heard

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EDIT: That somehow won't link.... Go here and choose the DJ Mix Sleepwalk https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/optimo

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » February 26th, 2020, 7:09 am

RIP: David Roback of Mazzy Star, dead at 61.
I’m to remember every man I've seen fall into a plate of spaghetti???

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Post by brokenface » February 27th, 2020, 7:42 am

That's really sad. Love Mazzy Star so very much.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 28th, 2020, 6:38 pm

I hate South Park but this edited video made me laugh a lot.


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Post by GruesomeTwosome » February 28th, 2020, 6:50 pm

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I hate South Park
That makes me a sad panda. :(
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 28th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Found the full version. I love bladee's music so much but this is painful





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Post by outdoorcats » March 26th, 2020, 11:36 pm

Nine Inch Nails released two free albums today, Ghosts V and Ghosts VI (or one double album? Ghosts I-IV was packaged as one album). Like Ghosts I-IV it is all instrumentals, but with longer tracks overall (many ~10 min. songs on Ghosts V). I think it's pretty amazing myself, if often bleak and heart-wrenching.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » March 28th, 2020, 10:20 pm

Is this the most postmodern song ever made?


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » April 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » April 2nd, 2020, 4:24 am

Never thought that would happen. That #1 release of the year so far imo ends with a barbie song that is only sped up with a higher pitch and not mixed with another track. It is legit a good song. The original of it sounds like garbage though. Kind of reminds me of how Chuck Person makes songs sound good by slowing them down.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » April 7th, 2020, 8:30 pm

Of course Autechre released 7 albums today

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Post by Armoreska » April 8th, 2020, 9:41 pm

Can someone help find what song(s) had the same or similar sound as here after the timestamp:
(something along Joy Division / The Smiths)
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Post by sebby » April 17th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Hot take of the weekend: New Fiona Apple album ain't all that great. People done lost their minds.

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