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Old 02.27.2021, 05:39 PM   #21
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i think listenability is misleading. there is an emotional correspondence missing.

eg pierrot lunaire is difficult but in no way "heavy".

besides, shit like christmas music is truly unlistenable to me, but not because it's "heavy".

they took an emotional dimension of music and overintellectualized it and missed the mark.

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Old 03.01.2021, 01:24 AM   #22
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Yeah, if it is listenability, Mouse on Mars is pretty heavy!


I had a a friend give me an album of theirs because he said it was "unlistenable." I really frickin' loved it.
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Old 03.02.2021, 06:24 PM   #23
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To me, the average person is a member of a nuclear family whose house in suburbia has an F-150 and a RAV4 in the driveway. Monday thru Friday, father leaves the house at 8 to be at the office at 9, since traffic clogs the highway (and he wants to pick up an Egg McMuffin for breakfast on the way), while mother takes their 2.5 children to school. She stops at Starbucks for a latte on the way home, or to her job at the pharmacy if it's a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. She works so they can have some extra money for their annual trip to Disneyland. At the office, father banters with his office buddies about the latest Call of Madden and the hot intern working the desk. After school/work, the children collect in front of their 40" smart TV to check out the latest content on Disney+, while mother checks Pinstagram for fashion, parenting and interior design tips. At 9, the children pile into their bunk beds. Father and mother stay up another hour or so to go over their finances and chat a bit more about their respective days. If father is lucky, they'll have missionary position sex before turning in, and if he's REALLY lucky, she'll let him leave the lights on this time.

(the above obviously ignores our current face masks and social distancing reality)

If anyone here is like they are on this board in real life, nobody on here fits that description, nor does anyone who listened to Sonic Youth pre-Daydream Nation or post-Washing Machine.
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Old 03.13.2021, 09:48 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by musicplatypus
Yeah, if it is listenability, Mouse on Mars is pretty heavy!


I had a a friend give me an album of theirs because he said it was "unlistenable." I really frickin' loved it.

Mouse on Mars? Shit, I’ve always found them extremely enjoyable. An underrated potential crowdpleaser from the eye-dee-em era. And still going strong. New album, AAI, is very good.
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