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Old 06.15.2017, 03:56 PM   #141
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But people did lose their minds over this song, didn't they? It was a pretty huge hit everywhere. I think it sounds more like the sort of maudlin ballad Adele builds her financial empire of dread and tears on.

That was pretty funny.
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Old 06.15.2017, 04:48 PM   #142
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Adele wouldn't know how to sing over those chords. "It's got wrong notes innit?"
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Old 06.15.2017, 04:51 PM   #143
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Side note... it's a fun game to get people who rate themselves as musicians to try and play "Happy Birthday" by ear.
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Old 06.15.2017, 04:52 PM   #144
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Could not care less about Adele but she >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Coldplay. The fuck is wrong with you people anyway?
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Old 06.15.2017, 05:07 PM   #145
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For me, the musical content (mostly harmony, melody and rhythm) is more important than the aesthetic experience of the music (the artists background, context, image, attitude, possibly lyrics).

For this reason, while I wouldn't rate Coldplay as a favourite band (hence this thread), I can identify nice moments within their songs.

Those Coldplay chords are pretty interesting. They wrote an interesting melody that makes them sound like a folk song, when actually it's quite complex. You can't just strum some open chords on an acoustic guitar and write that. That's going to make me go "oh, interesting". The fact Coldplay did it isn't really going to concern me.

Radiohead isn't a favourite band either, but pretty much all their songs except "No Suprises" are pretty clever in a similar way.

Just explaining my position in a bland way because it seems to have provoked such bemusement
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Old 06.15.2017, 06:23 PM   #146
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Adele wouldn't know how to sing over those chords. "It's got wrong notes innit?"

Haha.

Actually it would probably be more like, "Fuckin'ell, it's got bloody notes, does it? Fuck my face! I'm crude so I must be real and interesting! Lookit me knickers! Fuckin'ell!"
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Old 06.15.2017, 06:31 PM   #147
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For me, the musical content (mostly harmony, melody and rhythm) is more important than the aesthetic experience of the music (the artists background, context, image, attitude, possibly lyrics).

For this reason, while I wouldn't rate Coldplay as a favourite band (hence this thread), I can identify nice moments within their songs.

Those Coldplay chords are pretty interesting. They wrote an interesting melody that makes them sound like a folk song, when actually it's quite complex. You can't just strum some open chords on an acoustic guitar and write that. That's going to make me go "oh, interesting". The fact Coldplay did it isn't really going to concern me.

Radiohead isn't a favourite band either, but pretty much all their songs except "No Suprises" are pretty clever in a similar way.

Just explaining my position in a bland way because it seems to have provoked such bemusement

I think I view and listen to music in a similar way. It allows me to appreciate the nice moments regardless of context.
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Old 06.15.2017, 06:46 PM   #148
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I think I view and listen to music in a similar way. It allows me to appreciate the nice moments regardless of context.

 


 


 


 
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Old 06.15.2017, 07:56 PM   #149
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Yeah, but someone feels that way about Sleater-Kinney, and Low, and all the other bands we like. If those bands were more popular, more people would hate them.

Also, I don't think any of these memes are based on actual instances of Coldplay-dissing. There's some Shakespeare, some Thunder-dissing, a dumb meme by who knows who, and... well, maybe that top one.

Also also, his thread is (again) about bands we don't like. I don't like Coldplay, and I don't listen to Coldplay. But they've had some moments. I certainly hate plenty of other artists more. Like Drake.

Coldplay > Drake. Coldplay > blink 182. Coldplay > NickoRnback et. al
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Old 06.15.2017, 08:02 PM   #150
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I think I view and listen to music in a similar way. It allows me to appreciate the nice moments regardless of context.

except when it's someone you want to punch in the face?
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Old 06.15.2017, 08:03 PM   #151
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anyway I'll echo what others have said. I'm not a cold fan. But I like some of their songs. This is a thread about bands that you're not a fan of... but you like some of their songs.
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Yeah, but someone feels that way about Sleater-Kinney, and Low, and all the other bands we like.

Then everything is nothing and this is the equivalent of ending an argument with the most anodyne bullshit ever: "Well, you're entitled to your opinion". I KNOW MOTHERFUCKERS ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION. FUCK 'EM ANYWAY! TAKE A FUCKING STAND, PEOPLE!!

 
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Old 06.15.2017, 08:30 PM   #153
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I think the Velvet Underground is one of the best bands of all time and the first album is an utter masterpiece. While being musically brilliant it is also aesthetically cool as all hell.

Coldplay's Parachutes is a more interesting album than Lou Reed's Mistrial. Lou Reed's artistic aesthetic isn't enough to save it.

I can comfortably hold both of these positions, regardless of the punchability of Chris Martin's face.
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Old 06.15.2017, 08:32 PM   #154
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Haha.

Actually it would probably be more like, "Fuckin'ell, it's got bloody notes, does it? Fuck my face! I'm crude so I must be real and interesting! Lookit me knickers! Fuckin'ell!"

"Adele! You're going full Oliver Twist again!"
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Old 06.15.2017, 10:11 PM   #155
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I think the Velvet Underground is one of the best bands of all time and the first album is an utter masterpiece. While being musically brilliant it is also aesthetically cool as all hell.

Coldplay's Parachutes is a more interesting album than Lou Reed's Mistrial. Lou Reed's artistic aesthetic isn't enough to save it.

I can comfortably hold both of these positions, regardless of the punchability of Chris Martin's face.

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Old 06.16.2017, 03:34 AM   #156
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This is a thread about bands that you're not a fan of... but you like some of their songs.
Yes, that's what it is.
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Old 06.16.2017, 04:16 AM   #157
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The first 2 Future Islands LPs are great. Come at me!

Why would anyone come at you? I don't like Future Islands (just really not my sound, though I have several friends who love them), but I'm not going to come at you because you like some of their music but don't like them in general?

Is there anything about their first two LPs that's strikingly different from the two LPs they've made since becoming massive?
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Parquet Courts have a number of really good songs, honestly. I don't consider them a band that I actively like, but I certainly don't dislike them.
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except when it's someone you want to punch in the face?

Now now, even though I really want to punch Drake in the face, that doesn't mean that there are no moments in his music that I can enjoy.

In fact, this thread is probably the best place to say that I enjoy "6 p.m. in New York." And a coupe of other IYRTITL songs. And I actually get "Pop Style" stuck in my head a lot. Not he castrated album version, but the version with Kanye and 12 seconds of Jay Z.

I didn't listen to it until long after Drake had made the executive decision to take "The Throne" off the track, which might be the most "This is my party..." moment in recent music history, but Kanye did a chunk of the song at the concert I attended, and I have to admit, it's got a nice beat. Without Kanye it's just bland nothingness.
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