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Re: this is a really good song.
« Reply #195 on: December 08, 2016, 01:59:47 AM »
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We can go ahead and tear down all the churches, because that college acapella group has officially disproved the existence of soul.
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« Reply #196 on: December 08, 2016, 03:15:48 PM »
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I was going to post the original version of the song, but they were all low res.  :(

I once played "Hide and Seek" for someone who had only heard the Jason Derulo version. I didn't tell him what it was, so his eyes popped out of his head when that section arrived.
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« Reply #197 on: December 08, 2016, 04:00:18 PM »
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It's for sure one of the great songs of all time, even if it has had a longer life as a meme than as a real song. I didn't even know about the Jason Derulo song; that's horrifying.

Ariana Grande, of all people, does a really good cover of it, using wired gloves that Imogen Heap helped invent to control the vocoder harmonies. Not a great video here, but it gives you the idea:

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« Reply #198 on: December 08, 2016, 05:23:26 PM »
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Nice.

But why does she let the audience distract her so much?
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« Reply #199 on: December 08, 2016, 05:36:35 PM »
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I looked up those gloves. This is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btFObRRD9k&t=14m8s
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« Reply #200 on: December 08, 2016, 09:44:40 PM »
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Just to make this a triple post, I should also mention, this was the main reason the song is resonating with me right now.

Post-election feelings, anyone?

https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tdgjboruu6swqgw6ofczi76nogq?lyrics=1


Me on Nov 8

Where are we?
What the hell is going on?
The dust has only just begun to form
Crop circles in the carpet
Sinking, feeling
Spin me round again
And rub my eyes
This can't be happening


A white house staffer moves out of their office

Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before
The takeover
The sweeping insensitivity of this
Still life


Talking to a defensive Trump voter

Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that you only meant well
Well of course you did
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's all for the best
Of course it is
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's just what we need
You decided this
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« Reply #201 on: December 09, 2016, 01:59:50 PM »
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Here's another lyric / song moment that's been in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13j4LOBj_D0&t=1m9s

An existential wail of sorts, then mournful acknowledgment:

Darrel, my son
The bastards won
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« Reply #202 on: December 30, 2016, 10:10:31 PM »
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Three contemporary lullabies. Play them for your children.






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« Reply #203 on: February 11, 2017, 01:20:29 PM »
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Many people could never get past the lyrics. But I believe "Shiny Happy People" is a masterpiece. It still sounds fresh, more than 25 years later. Remains one of my favorite songs.


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« Reply #204 on: February 11, 2017, 02:47:18 PM »
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It is a bit of a testament to REM's talent that they couldn't even take the piss out of vapid pop music without accidentally making a great song out of it.

I feel the same way about The Cardigans' "Lovefool".

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« Reply #205 on: February 11, 2017, 03:36:31 PM »
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That reminds me, I forgot to post this here. It's worth seeking out a HQ version.


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« Reply #206 on: May 05, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »
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« Reply #207 on: May 05, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
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I like the juxtaposition of this fully-tattooed dude in a hockey jersey singing a super earnest pop song about being in love.

A similarish artist (at least in terms of that contradiction) I really like is Fences:



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« Reply #208 on: May 27, 2017, 06:58:31 AM »
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Challenge anyone to find a better gospel album.



Another great one.



http://lightintheattic.net/artists/279-pastor-t-l-barrett-and-the-youth-for-christ-choir
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« Reply #209 on: August 06, 2017, 11:22:21 PM »
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