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Old 03.20.2013, 06:40 PM   #741
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Old 03.22.2013, 07:03 PM   #742
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This has got me thinking of all the different ways in which a song can be perfect. I see a lot of votes for lengthy, epic, cinematic songs (A Day in the Life, various Pink Floyd, etc) so that seems to be a predictor of "probability of perfection." Also, songs that seen or feel definitive in some way, which explains the Smiths and Joy Division (and "Good Morning Captain," "Marquee Moon," etc.) and then there are the oddball entries like Braniac, Pavement, Boris, etc. which all seem to represent more of the individual, while those landmark songs often feel like they represent the individual's idea of what s/he might think is an "appropriate" or expected answer.

I really enjoy reading these replies straight through, without stopping to glance over at who said what. This is kind of like porn for me.
But are we answering subjectively or objectively? Speaking just for ourselves, based on our life experiences, or are we providing answers that we feel will be shared/agreed with/common? Either type of "perfect" would be able to carry a thread by itself. The "objective" perfect tells you about culture (e.g., "A Day in the Life," which is probably the first thing that pops into the heads of an entire generation when asked this question. But the subjective kind of perfect is where the real story is.

For instance, why in the hell would anyone call the Cure's "Plainsong" perfect? It's essentially nothing more than a lead in... an intro... To an album that is so full of notoriously "perfect" ( type O) songs that "Plainsong" might as well not even be on the album as far as the legacy of Disintegration is concerned. I mean, who calls "Providence" a perfect song? Or "revolution #9"?

Well, I do. "Plainsong" is perfect. More so than any other Cure song. And without it, Disintegration would lose about 30% of its eerie atmospheric beauty. So why the hell is that song so powerful to me, when most people probably skip over it?

That's what I like about this thread.
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Old 03.22.2013, 09:19 PM   #743
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I think it was this piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH5jmi0A-aw

Incredible!

Incredible it was......and the movie too!
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Old 03.22.2013, 09:29 PM   #744
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I really enjoy reading these replies straight through, without stopping to glance over at who said what. This is kind of like porn for me.
But are we answering subjectively or objectively? Speaking just for ourselves, based on our life experiences, or are we providing answers that we feel will be shared/agreed with/common?

I believe most of us are sharing songs that we are most familar / comfortable with. Songs that become part of a moment and forever fill a memory. Each of us are confined to our own moments of sound. However, confinement doesn't equal uniqueness.
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Old 03.23.2013, 09:09 AM   #745
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I believe most of us are sharing songs that we are most familar / comfortable with. Songs that become part of a moment and forever fill a memory. Each of us are confined to our own moments of sound. However, confinement doesn't equal uniqueness.

Well put, but I would like to think that the stories behind why people choose the songs they choose actually are unique, even if the reasoning behind the decision to place the label, and the song itself, are not.

Using Sonic Youth's music as an example: i don't think anyone would look or think twice at someone calling "Teenage Riot," "Expressway to yr "skull" or "Diamond Sea" perfect (though I'm sure there are still plenty of interesting and unique stories behind these choices). But what if someone chose "Winner's Blues" or "Junkie's Promise" or "Society is a Hole?" What about "No Queen Blues," "Or," or "Heather angel?" Great fucking songs, all. But definitely less obvious and less universal choices. There have got to be some interesting stories behind these picks.

(Btw, I happen to think all of those songs are perfect, and I've certainly got my reasons... Not that they're interesting, necessarily, but I'm sure you get the idea: It's the meaning the songs hold for the person, which is likely based on experiences that are unique, even if they're not earth shatteringly exciting.)
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Old 03.23.2013, 12:24 PM   #746
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Dark Day - Nudes in the Forest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDBvynPmcNYthe

I have chosen this song because it's perfect.
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Old 03.27.2013, 02:00 AM   #747
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Donna Summer - I Feel Love
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Old 03.28.2013, 08:16 AM   #748
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I think SHELLAC's Copper is their most perfect song. Less than 2 and a half minutes of increasing tension and skronk and RAWK. Love that fucking song. saw them play it live in Houston several years ago. my nuts burst
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Old 03.28.2013, 01:30 PM   #749
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Old 03.30.2013, 02:31 AM   #750
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the clean - point that thing somewhere else
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NiESshnj6A

suicide - cheree
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpdwNDXeh_U

my bloody valentine - I only said (although this could apply to most songs from creation onwards)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyLZki_qcmU

cleaners from venus - only a shadow
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stereolab & nurse with wound - trippin' with the birds
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Neu-Fuer Immer

A song that lasts 11 minutes and is essentially based around one beat shouldn't be this good. Just perfect.
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sunn o))) - bathory erszebet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH6Re2fazVc
black one is a perfect album too, a genuinely horrifying piece of work.
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the best Sunn o))) album. tis is a great song. it's always too long but when yr stoned it's a mind bender.

it's got some of the best feedback and heavy riffs ever. Boris's "The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked" EP's just might be as good.
totally agree on black one when high, it's as if you fall between the drones and just totally lose any sense of direction or time.

I can never decide between void, monoliths or black one. they are just such a prodigious group, their understanding of tone is so far beyond any other, save perhaps lamonte young. the reason I say monoliths is on par with black one is that the amount of detail on that record is just fucking astounding, especially on aghartha.

also love that boris series, much more brutal than sunn o))), more physical and less psychologically destructive.
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"Dragon Lady" by The Geraldine Fibbers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJZUXuD16s

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Old 04.02.2013, 10:36 AM   #755
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Will you stop saying skronk!

skronk is my favorite musical trait! Most of the bands and music I love is heavily skronk! SKRONK!
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Sunn O))) and Earth just make me fall asleep.

everytime I put their albums on, I get very sleepy and doze off. I ama huge fan of white noise to help sleep. I love that static fuzzdrone....
because of this I can not be objective about sunno))) and Earth albums, and I still don;t know if I like them.
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Old 04.02.2013, 10:40 AM   #757
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Sunn O))) and Earth just make me fall asleep.

everytime I put their albums on, I get very sleepy and doze off. I ama huge fan of white noise to help sleep. I love that static fuzzdrone....
because of this I can not be objective about sunno))) and Earth albums, and I still don;t know if I like them.
I once fell asleep to black one and had like a fucking fever dream, it was brilliant/horrifying, take your pick.

this might sound ridiculous, but ever since I was young I've always enjoyed drones in any capacity, especially fridges, because I've lived on a highway and I love hearing that, beneath all that cacophony there is always this constant buzz. so hearing sunn was sort of like a dream come true, I didn't have to listen to fucking VCRs and shit any more.

but then as I got older I came to realise the complexity of it, and they served as a gateway for me back into metal and simultaneously into the realm of avant-garde composition (conrad, young, dumitrescu etc.), so in that they are of considerable significance in terms of shaping my taste(s).

so yeah, one would by no means expect everyone to enjoy it, not because 'drone is so arty, brah' but rather as a consequence of the very concept of two robed men deploying merely bowel-rattling chords. to each their own etc.
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I find it soothing I guess. it puts me to sleep like hypnosis, not like boredom.
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