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Title: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 17, 2009, 08:16:41 PM
Emily Haines - Reading In Bed

I heard this live acoustic version (http://xixax.com/files/jb/readinginbed_live.mp3) on the radio (with an added verse that you might recognize) and fell in love with the song.

Yes, I realized we don't really have a thread for individual song advocacy, so this is probably a good place to start some of that. Rare, overlooked, or undercelebrated tracks would be best. If you're listening to a particular album and want to talk about that, go here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=1631.0). This is a thread for songs.

And no, links to songs are not necessary. Names are all we need. I just happened to be obsessive enough about this song to find this radio version (which I ripped from this (http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/music_blog/archive/2009/04/theft_of_the_di_3.shtml)).
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Post by: Pas on May 17, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
What a great thread idea ! Very nice song too

Strangely I am listening a lot to Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus these days http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jJWQkVgDs4  :ponder:  probably because of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcXsLhk11w


Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: MacGuffin on May 17, 2009, 09:38:57 PM
Emily Haines - Reading In Bed

I heard this live acoustic version (http://xixax.com/files/jb/readinginbed_live.mp3) on the radio (with an added verse that you might recognize) and fell in love with the song.

Yea, some Emily Haines (of Metric) love!
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Pas on May 17, 2009, 10:43:26 PM
I believe she's from Montreal ? Or at least Canada. Anyway she's so hot and charismatic in shows
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Neil on May 31, 2009, 01:39:25 PM
Seriously, 'With God on our Side' - Dylan

anybody else here feel this song in your bones like I do?

Serious. Ly.
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Post by: SiliasRuby on May 31, 2009, 02:47:11 PM
Seriously, 'With God on our Side' - Dylan

anybody else here feel this song in your bones like I do?

Serious. Ly.

I do...and I'm a deist.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 20, 2009, 01:22:40 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt 1
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Post by: Neil on July 20, 2009, 02:17:45 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt 1


ya know though, on a serious note; does it beat 'Two headed boy, Pt 2'

Both fucking great tunes
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on July 20, 2009, 04:38:08 PM
http://popheadwound.blogspot.com/2009/07/mp3-atlas-sound-walkabout-ft-noah.html (http://popheadwound.blogspot.com/2009/07/mp3-atlas-sound-walkabout-ft-noah.html)

Atlas Sound + Panda Bear - Walkabout


best song of the summer.
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Post by: JG on July 20, 2009, 06:12:04 PM
i agree. its a very good song and its a definitely a contender for my summer jam, up against:

young money - every girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxbc3N6jGJI)

&

cymbals eat guitars - tunguska (http://pitchfork.com/news/35675-premiere-cymbals-eat-guitars-tunguska-stream)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 29, 2009, 09:27:35 PM
I just discovered that this song has the highest play count on my iPod:

Mates of State - "Lullaby Haze"

There's a good reason. I can remember I was playing it repeatedly the week I discovered that album. Not only is it a musical masterpiece, it's addictive. Some moments in the song give me chills, like 1:43, with the rolling drums and piano, and the "oo-hoo" vocals, all very beautiful, evocative, and somehow perfect.

Note: Though it seems like a quiet song, it should be played loud.
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Post by: samsong on July 30, 2009, 03:07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLqOwiZ8n5I
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Post by: hedwig on July 31, 2009, 12:03:19 PM
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Fite Dem Back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWL99jA-NPw)

fascist on the attack , nobody worry bout that
fascist on the attack , we will fight them back

We gonna smash their brains in \
cuz they ain't got nothing in 'em


[song ends at about 4:30mins into the video; the rest is silence]
ENJOY! :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Neil on July 31, 2009, 08:10:55 PM
Great Floyd
Great cinema.
Posted this elsewhere, but this is where it belongs,
nice treat
Hope you have the spare time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f88NZ1sxWX0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f88NZ1sxWX0)
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Post by: socketlevel on August 07, 2009, 12:29:41 AM
if you don't like this song and the following remix/sequel track you have mental problems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t9ac7-uMRc&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5YtipSjsw

if someone linked or talked about it somewhere else, sorry still getting database error.  would love to here opinions.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: MacGuffin on August 07, 2009, 12:32:08 AM
if someone linked or talked about it somewhere else, sorry still getting database error.

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=7892.msg261879#msg261879
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 15, 2009, 09:32:12 PM
Musee Mecanique - "Sleeping In Our Clothes"

I mostly love the intro, about 0:00-1:50. But what a mesmerizing and masterful intro it is.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on August 15, 2009, 11:25:18 PM
I really dig Musee Mecanique. I played a show with them when they came through oklahoma they stayed at our house and recorded a bit of a woodie guthrie song on our pro-tools set up. Really great people.
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Post by: polkablues on August 18, 2009, 02:36:22 AM
Regina Spektor - "Dance Anthem of the 80s"

Every time I think that this girl's exhausted the possibilities of what a human being can do with their voice, she pulls out something totally new and crazy and amazing sounding.  Her whole new album is fantastic, actually.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 25, 2009, 10:57:31 PM
Everything Everything - "My Keys, Your Boyfriend"

Fantastic and catchy song, actually very hard to find at the moment if you're not in the UK. I did find it here (http://depositfiles.com/files/07bm3jg8p).
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: picolas on November 26, 2009, 02:39:09 AM
whoa! that was interesting.

watching them do it live is crazy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APj5r9o_IJw

this would be the hardest song ever in rock band..
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Post by: children with angels on December 02, 2009, 10:34:03 AM
An absolutely fucking phenomenal and, frustratingly, almost completely unknown London artist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb10rsZKswc
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: classical gas on December 09, 2009, 07:46:24 PM
"the boy with the arab strap" on belle and sebastians' bbc sessions is the shit.

i was going to post a live video, but it turns out they're all dorks.  the radio is their friend.
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Post by: edison on December 09, 2009, 11:54:01 PM
Completely digging this right now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfKqgWPVvk&feature=player_embedded#
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 10, 2010, 10:07:36 PM
Everything Everything - "My Keys, Your Boyfriend"

Fantastic and catchy song, actually very hard to find at the moment if you're not in the UK. I did find it here (http://depositfiles.com/files/07bm3jg8p).

I discovered some background info on this song, and the lyrics. It gets much more interesting. The band posted this description of the song on their myspace blog (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=253099360&blogId=506207791):

imagines what it would be like to try and have any kind of normal relationship if your country was being bombed constantly by an occupying nation, from the point of view of a self-obsessed, post-traumatic stress disordered R&B lothario

EDIT: See next post for lyrics...
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 11, 2010, 08:44:46 PM
Screw it, I just transcribed the lyrics myself. Used the original track, the music video, and a live in-studio video. It's a much more interesting song now...



Lucifer, you're lying dead
Crosses on the kitchen sink
Barb wire in the bathroom
I can't make new memories since

Flashbacks to the time
This shell-shocked apartment was the place
I met with your boy
It's a model thing yeah it's a model thing oh
He looked at me funny and I oh oh
Think our secret's out and I oh-oh-oh
I try to explain
But then munitions reign
And we're the epicenter oh

It's like I'm watching the A4 paper takin' over the guillotine
It's like I'm watching the A4 paper takin' over the guillotine

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend
Cause he was lookin' at me like whoah
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dustbowl
And tossin' me the keys and I can't forget how
Then everything just coming through the windows
And half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in a Faraday cage
When the lights all fail

I fly through the walls
All pieces colliding and I
See Raymond apart
He's a-frowning now
Waggin' a finger at me boy
His knees bend the other way ah boy boy
Are you guys together honey b-b-boy
Oh but now I can't find his torso hm hm hm
I guess you're separated oh

It's like I'm watching the A4 paper takin' over the guillotine
I just wanna know...
It's like I'm watching the A4 paper takin' over the guillotine

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend
Cause he was lookin' at me like whoah
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dustbowl
And tossin' me the keys and I can't forget how
Then everything just coming through the windows
And half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in a Faraday cage
When the lights all fail

The lights all fail
Lucifer, you're lying dead
I do believe there are more bases in sight
The lights all fail
Crosses on the kitchen sink
[Unintelligible]
Babies on the bullseye
I do believe there are more bases in sight
The lights all fail
I can't make new memories since 'ries since 'ries since
[Unintelligible]

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend
Cause he was lookin' at me like whoah
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dustbowl
And tossin' me the keys and I can't forget how
Then everything just coming through the windows
And half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in a Faraday cage
When the lights all fail

And now everybody gotta go hungry
And everybody cover up their mouths
And I haven't seen the body count lately
But lookin' at your faces it must have been bad
And everybody answers their phone calls
But people say the army's on fire
It's like we're sitting with a parachute torn
But the airport's gone
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on January 12, 2010, 03:10:05 AM
Yeah, I'm really grateful to you for mentioning that song - it's become the tune of my winter, and I've been introducing everyone to the band. It wasn't until I'd listened to it a couple of times that I realized the video is essentially a pretty literal translation of the lyrics: guy meets up with friend to tell him he's been sleeping with his girlfriend, then they start getting bombed.

The reference in their description to an "R & B lothario" lends more credence to my theory that they're referencing R Kelly's Trapped in the Closet with the line "Cos he was lookin' at me like 'whoa'" (in a similar moment of stand-off between two guys over the issue of an adulterous woman in TITC Kelly sings, "Then he stepped to me, I'm like 'whoa'".)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 30, 2010, 08:42:27 PM
"Bike" by Hotrats (early Pink Floyd cover). Produced by Nigel Godrich, apparently. Fantastic song!
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on March 24, 2010, 07:38:29 AM
Arab Strap - New Birds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKAIht_TY78&feature=related

I forget how much I love these guys.

And, for a chaser - why not - First Big Weekend of the Summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Krvl7AEAs
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Post by: KJ on April 24, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
Rusted Root - Send me on my way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LSR72zy9eE

Haven't listened to this for a while now. It's seriously good :shock:
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Post by: KJ on April 24, 2010, 08:06:54 PM
Bjorn Olsson - Tjorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KKajoVvpt4

Instrumental song. Reminds me of the summer.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 14, 2010, 07:10:48 PM
Everything Everything - Schoolin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9cDNqkpHg&feature=channel

The latest from these guys, who are somehow quickly becoming one of my favourite bands despite having not even released an album yet (thanks again to JB for posting about them here!). Really just the freshest overall rock sound I've come across for a long time, and the first new British band I've got excited about in forever.
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Post by: RegularKarate on June 15, 2010, 05:42:46 PM
Everything Everything - Schoolin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9cDNqkpHg&feature=channel

The latest from these guys, who are somehow quickly becoming one of my favourite bands despite having not even released an album yet (thanks again to JB for posting about them here!). Really just the freshest overall rock sound I've come across for a long time, and the first new British band I've got excited about in forever.

Got to say, I'm hooked. 
I'm also a little annoyed that the US Itunes doesn't carry the music.  I'll have to look for torrents when I get home.
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Post by: RegularKarate on June 16, 2010, 02:03:40 PM
Okay, has anybody found Everything Everything tracks in a downloadable format that isn't just from Youtube?

I'm dying here.  iTunes has it in the UK store only and you can't use a US credit card to buy from the UK iTunes.

Also, my subscription torrent sites are all gone for me so I'm public only and they don't like me or my taste in music.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 17, 2010, 05:27:11 AM
No, I got what little I have from UK Itunes. If you drop me a PM I could send you them though...?
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Post by: Pas on June 17, 2010, 07:46:51 AM
No, I got what little I have from UK Itunes. If you drop me a PM I could send you them though...?

Good luck with that! This shit is DRM protected to the bone, isn't it?
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 17, 2010, 08:38:55 AM
I don't know the MEANING of the word DRM!

Seriously: I don't know the meaning - someone please explain it to me.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Pas on June 17, 2010, 09:23:32 AM
Digital rights management!

Meaning that the song you bought/downloaded on iTunes can only be played on your computer/your device and not shared.

But I am told by my coworker that iTunes songs are no longer DRMed... I don't know if that means you can send them to a friend, but I'd be surprised. Maybe! Try it.
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Post by: modage on June 17, 2010, 10:00:21 AM
also your name and email is attached to the songs so if RK decides to leak it to the rest of the internet it will be immediately traceable back to you.  not that RK would do that.
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Post by: matt35mm on June 17, 2010, 02:48:41 PM
I found the Schoolin' EP that has 5 versions of that same song.  My brief research made it seem like they don't really have a full album, so if this is what you're looking for, I've found it online at 196 kbps (VBR).

Code: [Select]
http://hotfile.com/dl/43353859/f8c1326/590f9b45d826c31e9f2f25e48f290d01.rar.html
Code: [Select]
password: afterpre.com
I've tested it and it works just fine.
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Post by: polkablues on June 17, 2010, 04:18:30 PM
DRM workaround for iTunes songs: burn them to a cd from iTunes, then rip them back to the computer. You might even be able to do it without the cd with a cd-drive emulator like Daemon Tools or PowerISO, but I haven't tried it.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 20, 2010, 06:25:06 PM
So, for the record: yes, apparently you CAN just email Itunes mp3s! Didn't even have to do the burn-to-disk strategy.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: pete on June 20, 2010, 06:52:13 PM
but it requires a password for someone else to play it?
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 20, 2010, 06:59:17 PM
Seemingly not...
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Post by: Sleepless on June 20, 2010, 08:27:40 PM
Don't know if any of you have heard of Stornoway, but I've got their album on constantly right now. This song is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lT5PRfI1iY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lT5PRfI1iY)
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Post by: RegularKarate on June 21, 2010, 11:29:05 AM
but it requires a password for someone else to play it?

Yeah, he sent me those songs (Thanks again!) and they worked with absolutely no problems, I just drug them into iTunes then onto my iphone.  They play just fine.
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Post by: picolas on June 23, 2010, 01:03:41 AM
dragged
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: polkablues on June 23, 2010, 01:52:59 AM
I think it's "droog".
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: RegularKarate on June 23, 2010, 10:13:37 AM
dragged

Haha... I don't know why I wrote "Drug" other than I was probably typing faster than I was thinking.  I say "dragged".

And that would have totally drived me crazy too, Pic.
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Post by: pete on June 24, 2010, 01:47:20 AM
can someone hook me up the same way regularkarateface was hooked up?
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Post by: Stefen on June 24, 2010, 03:09:40 AM
I have an app where as long as I'm wearing Apple headphones, I can just think of the song and it will download to my iTunes on my iPhone. You have to wait a few minutes for the headache to subside before listening, but it's easier than queuing up a torrent. If there's a password, you just have to think of the string of characters and it enters it. I have a fat brain so I'm always putting in the wrong one lol. Sometimes I go through a whole weekend of just laying in bed listening to music.
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Post by: pete on June 24, 2010, 10:28:27 AM
I just downloaded an app where I found that witty.
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Post by: socketlevel on June 26, 2010, 03:14:29 AM
I just downloaded an app where I found that witty.

as i with you
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on August 21, 2010, 07:26:06 PM
http://soundcloud.com/shamantis/j-biebz-u-smile-800-slower?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fshamantis%2Fj-biebz-u-smile-800-slower (http://soundcloud.com/shamantis/j-biebz-u-smile-800-slower?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fshamantis%2Fj-biebz-u-smile-800-slower)


Justin Beiber sounding like Panda Bear.
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Post by: samsong on August 22, 2010, 08:18:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsoJea3jP1E
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Post by: polkablues on August 22, 2010, 09:11:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsoJea3jP1E

Song of the year.  I dare anybody not to like Cee-Lo.


http://soundcloud.com/shamantis/j-biebz-u-smile-800-slower?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fshamantis%2Fj-biebz-u-smile-800-slower (http://soundcloud.com/shamantis/j-biebz-u-smile-800-slower?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fshamantis%2Fj-biebz-u-smile-800-slower)

Justin Beiber sounding like Panda Bear.

This is also pretty amazing.
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Post by: KJ on August 23, 2010, 01:01:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ud7bF87A_w

His debut album is being released in the fall and it will be amazing. AMAZING
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Post by: Stefen on August 23, 2010, 01:14:22 AM
It's not his debut, but it will be awesome. The song, at first sounds like a gimmick, but after a couple minutes it really shines. I hope this becomes a top single just because it's a good song and it's nuts and I wanna see if we finally get the censors to agree to fuck. We've already gotten them to agree to shit on It's Always Sunny on FX.
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Post by: polkablues on August 23, 2010, 03:17:55 AM
KarlJan was referring the Swedish fellow that his link went to, not to the Cee-Lo song.

But hey, at least you didn't start a new page!
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Post by: Pubrick on August 23, 2010, 03:39:08 AM
KarlJan was referring the Swedish fellow that his link went to

This confusion could be avoided if people labeled their fucking links.

I would never have checked samsong's link if you hadn't explained wtf it was.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Fernando on August 23, 2010, 10:48:38 AM
KarlJan was referring the Swedish fellow that his link went to

This confusion could be avoided if people labeled their fucking links.

I would never have checked samsong's link if you hadn't explained wtf it was.

^^ yeah.

also:

This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.  *

* im referring to sambong's cee-lo link, which song was it?


edit: new page, sorry stefen.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: polkablues on August 23, 2010, 11:17:40 AM
The song is called "Fuck You". It's pretty much everywhere on the Internet right now, so just do a search and you should be able to find a working copy.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Pas on August 23, 2010, 05:41:22 PM
That's the song right there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc

It's good as fuck (you)
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Post by: modage on August 24, 2010, 11:43:41 AM
The song is called "Fuck You". It's pretty much everywhere on the Internet right now, so just do a search and you should be able to find a working copy.

Listomania: Three Movie Scenes That Really Could've Used Cee-Lo's New Jam, "Fuck You."

Everyone watch these:
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2010/08/three_movie_scenes_that_would.php
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Post by: Pubrick on August 24, 2010, 11:46:41 AM
yeah it's alright i guess but it has little replay value and the constant swearing makes it feel like it's trying too hard.

anyway, i really like the new song by Ben Folds from his upcoming collaboration with Nick Hornby (he wrote all the lyrics). it's called From Above and you can hear a good chunk of it at the end of this interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SndvKoopswE#t=5m11s) where they discuss the album and the ideas behind it. a definite steal.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 24, 2010, 11:55:38 AM
yeah it's alright i guess but it has little replay value and the constant swearing makes it feel like it's trying too hard.

Is constant swearing a problem to you or is it just the over repetition of it?  That's what seemed to bother me.  The occurrence of vulgarity doesn't faze me much, but the song was probably a minute too long to me.  I don't know, I'm not a huge Cee-Lo fan.  I only liked half of Gnarles Barkeley. 
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Pubrick on August 24, 2010, 12:11:20 PM
Is constant swearing a problem to you or is it just the over repetition of it? 

i have nothing against swearing by itself (obviously) in songs or otherwise, i was introduced to it early on through NWA and countless other mad cunts who pretty much made an art form out of it. it's the fact that the song has not much else going for it and it knows it. the reason it's "all over the internet" is not because it's some amazing song, it's just because ppl like swearing like they just turned 15 or something. it's embarrassing. the idea of the song is stupid too, OK we get it, she was obviously not that great a girl and the point is made in the first minute, why go on about it? jesus even Kanye (jesus 2?) made something interesting out of the standard gold-digger motif.

it's similar to my complaint against amateur films. constant swearing for no reason at all is LAME. being impressed by it makes you no different than someone who loves Boondock Saints.
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Post by: RegularKarate on August 24, 2010, 01:02:27 PM
It's a good-enough song, but it's a shame that it's so big because of the swearing.  Cee-lo is great and he's had way better songs than this.

I only liked half of Gnarles Barkeley. 

You mean the white half, you racist?

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Post by: Stefen on August 24, 2010, 01:04:01 PM
Is this the fastest played out song in history? 2 DAYS!
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: pete on August 25, 2010, 05:47:16 PM
when I saw everyone posting it and without knowing anything about it I figured the lyrics would be exactly what the title suggested, and I was right.  but I liked the song because of its execution - it's classy and catchy and for a gimmick it's surprisingly well thought out.  I was just telling my friends the other day how joke songs don't try very hard anymore and mostly stay at the level of the SNL digital shorts or flight of the conchords - or much much worse.  the gold standard for me would always be "every sperm is sacred" from monty python's meaning of life.  they had one joke in that song but they carried it through with conviction, musicality and production.  I was very glad that Fuck You's listenable outside of its one-joke premise.  that's a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 25, 2010, 11:21:57 PM
It's a good-enough song, but it's a shame that it's so big because of the swearing.  Cee-lo is great and he's had way better songs than this.

I only liked half of Gnarles Barkeley.  

You mean the white half, you racist?



No I mean the songs (on St. Elsewhere, still haven't heard Odd Couple):

Go-Go Gadget Gospel
Crazy
St. Elsewhere
Just A Thought
Transformer
Who Cares?
Necromancer
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Fernando on October 04, 2010, 11:50:47 AM
ive been listening this all morning:

Haight-Ashbury - Favourite song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0hSWpgOjXE)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on October 13, 2010, 08:44:31 AM
Kimbra - Settle Down (this could also justifiably go in the Music Videos thread):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1RcuPW5Veo&feature=player_embedded#!
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: cronopio 2 on October 27, 2010, 05:17:22 PM
i woke up today and watched the video of empire of the sun's standing on the shore on tv. that's a cool song...


also , la roux's in for the kill.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 16, 2010, 10:59:23 PM
Chiming in late on Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You"...

I actually prefer the clean version, "Forget You." It's less distracting, and the change of phrase makes it more sad/meaningful than annoyingly aggressive.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Sleepless on November 17, 2010, 07:26:56 PM
Guster - Do You Love Me (sounds Christmassy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-VAlIPzKg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-VAlIPzKg)

Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqZZlL0l5Uk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqZZlL0l5Uk)

Austin is making me more into music I guess...
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: KJ on November 18, 2010, 05:32:14 AM
Conor Oberst - One Of My Kind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr8fCyx7HBY
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: polkablues on November 19, 2010, 03:10:24 PM
Josiah Leming - Song Without a Reason (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coUzgWmEV2Y)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: cronopio 2 on December 01, 2010, 09:50:38 PM
gorillaz -doncamatic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJQyTnD74gk
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Sleepless on December 03, 2010, 08:20:52 AM
Not typically a big Coldplay fan but I can't help but like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rYmzQ8C9Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rYmzQ8C9Q)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 03, 2010, 08:52:24 AM
This is featured in that new LG Optimus Primewhatever commercial, and it's my current obsession:

Laura Veirs - I Can See Your Tracks (http://youtu.be/YVITux76S0U)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: KJ on December 26, 2010, 03:21:53 PM
The Flaming Lips - Frogs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-zDGlBlMlM

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2940/griny.jpg)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Neil on December 30, 2010, 09:47:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qayc6yJXG-8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qayc6yJXG-8)

The punch brothers cover 'reptilla' by the strokes.  Thumbs up.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: KJ on March 07, 2011, 04:59:04 PM
Found this song earlier today, and have listened to it on repeat since then. It's that good.

Two Gallants - Nothing To You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVOcFme-ZUQ

Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: modage on March 08, 2011, 09:14:58 AM
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZYbEL06lEU
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 23, 2011, 12:20:39 AM
Tiga - Shoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlqUAzknpQ0

I can not get enough of this song under any circumstances.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Neil on March 29, 2011, 01:10:25 PM
Guy Clark - Cold Dog Soup

Great song.  I wish more people knew about good ole' Guy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR-1Bgch_l4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR-1Bgch_l4)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on March 29, 2011, 11:14:22 PM
I really have listened to this song like 70 times in the last two days
The Knife - We Share our Mother's Health (Ratatat remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1ApAnbojI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1ApAnbojI)

click to DL
http://www.indieshuffle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/04-we-share-our-mothers-health-remix-of-the-knife.mp3 (http://www.indieshuffle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/04-we-share-our-mothers-health-remix-of-the-knife.mp3)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: KJ on April 25, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
This guy is really, really great.

This one is my favorite. Almost makes me cry
Jeffrey Lewis - The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlRanftUqO4

And this one is about him being raped by Will Oldham. Need I say more?
Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGhPnsCjDg
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Reelist on April 25, 2011, 01:41:19 PM
Looks like Bill from Freaks and Geeks
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on April 25, 2011, 05:42:58 PM
This guy is really, really great.

This one is my favorite. Almost makes me cry
Jeffrey Lewis - The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlRanftUqO4

And this one is about him being raped by Will Oldham. Need I say more?
Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGhPnsCjDg


i've been listening to jeff lewis for YEARS. and those are mos def two of his best songs.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: polkablues on June 24, 2011, 06:17:02 PM
Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ImxY6hnfA)

I have a tremendous respect for pop songcraft, and this song embodies it.  When melody, lyrics, and instrumentation just click perfectly, and you don't even mind when it gets stuck in your head for two straight days.  Cool video, too.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 24, 2011, 10:05:31 PM
The War On Drugs - Baby Missiles (http://soundcloud.com/onethirtybpm/the-war-on-drugs-baby-missiles?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fonethirtybpm%2Fthe-war-on-drugs-baby-missiles)

Heard this last night on The World Caf and I can't get it out of my head.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: cronopio 2 on June 25, 2011, 01:36:03 AM
Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ImxY6hnfA)

I have a tremendous respect for pop songcraft, and this song embodies it.  When melody, lyrics, and instrumentation just click perfectly, and you don't even mind when it gets stuck in your head for two straight days.  Cool video, too.

oh man, i love robyn. well put.  she's what a lot of people think lady gaga is.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Sleepless on June 25, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
This has really grown on me over the past few weeks. Really liking it right now.

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (http://vimeo.com/fosterthepeople/pumpedupkicks)

Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on June 27, 2011, 02:32:54 AM
This has really grown on me over the past few weeks. Really liking it right now.

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (http://vimeo.com/fosterthepeople/pumpedupkicks)



man i love this band....well actually...i love the first two tracks on their record which features "Pumped Up Kicks" and.....
Dogboarding (http://vimeo.com/21504557)

the rest of the album sucks.


EDIT:
Holy shit. I've never played a show where the entire front row is comprised entirely (http://vimeo.com/21927793) of hot blonde girls.......damn.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: RegularKarate on June 27, 2011, 01:41:12 PM
the rest of the album sucks.

Haha... I haven't listened to the album yet, but the minute I heard "Pumped Up Kicks", I was sure the rest of the album sucked.
It's a good song, but it's essentially just "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John.  That album has two good songs and the rest blows.  I feel like some indie bands just want to release one good summer jam then don't really care what happens.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 30, 2011, 07:15:49 AM
tUnE-yArDs - 'Bizness'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ1LI-NTa2s

Just getting into these guys/this gal. Really digging the album: Dirty Projector-esque experimentalism with deep grooves. Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 30, 2011, 03:03:17 PM
I want to like Tuneyards, but they seem too deliberate and self-aware, and then it doesn't work for me. I think I made the mistake of hearing a couple interviews.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 30, 2011, 04:42:42 PM
I've not seen/read any interviews, but self-awareness and deliberateness are tricky things... I'd imagine that many people would probably say similar things about Everything Everything - a band I know we both like.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on June 30, 2011, 04:53:04 PM
THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqV5KzbNYIQ) is my favorite TuneYards Song. "Real Live Flesh"

Pretty cool was she does with just her voice and loop pedal.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 30, 2011, 06:12:54 PM
I've not seen/read any interviews, but self-awareness and deliberateness are tricky things... I'd imagine that many people would probably say similar things about Everything Everything - a band I know we both like.

Yeah... Tuneyards is one of those things that I admire but that still doesn't work for me. It's probably the vocals (more than the self-awareness). I think it bothers me subconsciously that she's emulating some uber-specific cultural (African) vocals, and the actual execution is so forceful (and polarizing) that it could easily go one way or the other.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on June 30, 2011, 08:28:59 PM
she's emulating some uber-specific cultural (African) vocals

Hm, really? I hadn't heard this (in either sense), but clearly I need to find out more.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 30, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
http://www.sfweekly.com/2011-04-20/music/tune-yards-w-h-o-k-i-l-l-oakland-new-releases-great-american-music-hall-african-music-experimental-pop/

She's thrilled about it, of course, but along the way, the socially conscious Connecticut native has ruminated deeply over every move from even deciding to concentrate on her art at all, in lieu of, say, becoming a doctor or a pro bono lawyer ("It's something very recent for me to be like, you know what? Forgive yourself, you have to do this"), to allowing herself to exhibit her love for African music: "When I started tUne-yArDs ... I made a decision to forgive myself for what sounds were coming out," she says. "When I give my influences, I give who they really are: I took this yodeling style from Central Africa, and I took this chordal harmonic sense from Hukwe Zawose in Tanzania. It seems like a tightrope walk of sorts, because one could accuse me of political correctness in the same breath as thievery of African musical traditions."
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 30, 2011, 11:17:59 PM
Alright, I think I'm pinpointing it now.

On "Bizness," for example, particularly when she sings the "don't take my life away" line... She's not from Africa, and she doesn't have an African accent... so why is she putting one on so deliberately? I can buy the style emulation, but to take on even the vowel inflections is annoying. It's the same thing that annoys me about some white pop/R&B singers (e.g. Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber, and many others), who will sing things like "we so excited" with a straight face. Yes, I just compared Merrill Garbus to Rebecca Black... and while I don't think Merrill Garbus is nearly as bad, for me she's on the same spectrum. The fact that she admits as much doesn't make it less annoying.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: RegularKarate on July 01, 2011, 11:17:43 AM
I don't think she's putting on an African accent for that line at all.  I think you're choosing to hear that based on what you already know and the things you've decided about her.

That said.... I find this music very fake and forced.  The video makes me a little sick, it seems very 90s arthouse and it's not fresh at all... it sounds like Bobby McFerrin.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Fernando on July 05, 2011, 04:21:45 PM
Thanks to breaking bad I discovered this:

Timber Timbre - Magic Arrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icJOkfS7ImA)

song features in S03E02.
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Post by: squints on July 05, 2011, 04:56:00 PM

Timber Timbre - "Demon Host" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irPIjJl4ByU)

This is another Timber Timbre song from that same album, and it happens to be my favorite.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: polkablues on July 05, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
They have a good sound, but call me when they write some choruses.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: children with angels on July 05, 2011, 05:30:21 PM
I don't think she's putting on an African accent for that line at all.  I think you're choosing to hear that based on what you already know and the things you've decided about her.

That said.... I find this music very fake and forced.  The video makes me a little sick, it seems very 90s arthouse and it's not fresh at all... it sounds like Bobby McFerrin.

Sorry, missed this. I agree about not quite hearing the African influence on the vocals, JB (except for maybe that, what - we might associate the sound 'way', or '-we', with African languages?).

RK - what 90s arthouse would you compare Tuneyards to? (n.b.: This is a request for recommendations, not a rhetorical challenge.)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 05, 2011, 06:55:37 PM
The African "accent" on certain vowels is nitpicking and isolated and kind of subtle, so I'm not pushing that. However, the "African influence on the vocals" is not imaginary... it's her thing. Again, from the interview:

"When I give my influences, I give who they really are: I took this yodeling style from Central Africa, and I took this chordal harmonic sense from Hukwe Zawose in Tanzania. It seems like a tightrope walk of sorts, because one could accuse me of political correctness in the same breath as thievery of African musical traditions."
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 13, 2011, 04:57:10 PM
(http://prettymuchamazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Adult-Swim-Singles-Program-2011.jpg)

THIS is a really really good song.

Listen here here (http://prettymuchamazing.com/mp3/tallest-man-on-earth-weather-of-the-killing-kind)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 17, 2011, 04:39:50 PM
Huson Mohawke - "Thank You"

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=137797424&m=137796243
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on August 04, 2011, 02:52:27 PM
College feat. Electric Youth - "A Real Hero" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSVDcw6iW8)



you damn right.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on August 23, 2011, 11:14:56 PM
(http://bant.tv/news/wp-content/uploads/Tom-Waits-Bad-As-Me-310x310.jpg)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Reelist on September 03, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
does having this stuck in my head all week make it a good song? I think Yes!


KREAYSHAWN- GUCCI GUCCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJFjXtHcy4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJFjXtHcy4)


you guys hate me, I know.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on September 03, 2011, 10:05:15 PM
oh man that fucking song, i put it on at parties and at the bar.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 04, 2011, 12:47:39 AM
Sorry... annoying.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: squints on October 15, 2011, 04:04:22 AM
I just made THIS (http://soundcloud.com/stevenobeats/plunk-reloaded/s-AAsKm) at 4am two nights ago. I played it at a club tonight and it kicked ass.


it kinda sucks....

Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 30, 2012, 01:14:12 PM
Musee Mecanique - "Sleeping In Our Clothes"

I mostly love the intro, about 0:00-1:50. But what a mesmerizing and masterful intro it is.

So I was browsing iTunes to see if Musee Mecanique has made another album, and this happened:

- I see a playlist on the left called 20 Underappreciated Masterpieces
- "Oh, that sounds interesting..."
- "Wow... 'Glass' by Bat For Lashes? I love that song!"
- "Number 2 is 'She Purred, While I Grrred?' That song is a masterpiece! And totally underappreciated!"
- [looking further down the list]
- "Oh my God, this is freaking spot on! Creepy!"
- [processing]
- "Oh... right. I made this playlist."

In any case, here it is. Plenty of "really good songs."

http://c.itunes.apple.com/us/imix/20-underappreciated-masterpieces/id386512074

I'm not sure what the 2 songs are that have since fallen off iTunes, because they were originally there. But I'm sure they were amazing.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Neil on February 07, 2012, 12:21:39 AM
recently i've really gotten into Paul Simon. His album, 'hearts and bones' really does it for me. This song didn't make the album, but some of the melody and few lyrics did make it in the song, "when numbers get serious," as the video states. I searched online for this song on youtube, and all I found was a sub par cover.

So, here it is, a throwaway song that's better than any song I'll ever think about writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoTb5bJa7hQ&feature=plcp&context=C33ca710UDOEgsToPDskI2eChCnb2yg1NKPHZPdh8N (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoTb5bJa7hQ&feature=plcp&context=C33ca710UDOEgsToPDskI2eChCnb2yg1NKPHZPdh8N)
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Post by: polkablues on February 16, 2012, 11:57:03 AM
So something happened and Troy from Community ended up recording the best song of 2011.

Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaqQ5rbh410)
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Reelist on February 16, 2012, 12:11:55 PM
No way, dude. Bonfire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL1B_r9nC9k). Not THE best song, but his..
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Post by: Brando on February 16, 2012, 02:35:11 PM
One of my favorite songs from 2011 was Cass McCombs' County Line.  I liked it the first time I heard it but the more I heard it the more I loved it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOcnITphyjk&ob=av2e (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOcnITphyjk&ob=av2e)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 04, 2012, 02:05:58 PM
Don't Move by Phantogram (http://soundcloud.com/homoheadphonico/phantogram-don-t-move)

Holdin' On To Black Metal by My Morning Jacket (http://soundcloud.com/my-morning-jacket/holdin-on-to-black-metal)

D.D. by The Weeknd (http://soundcloud.com/danceyrselfcleaner/the-weeknd-d-d)
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Post by: O. on March 05, 2012, 03:55:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk9XYQMRiLY
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2012, 06:44:51 PM
Absolutely love this song. What a melody...

Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out! (http://soundcloud.com/poppyandthejezebels-1/poppy-and-the-jezebels-sign-in)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2012, 08:17:31 PM
^ Edited with a better version of the song.
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Frederico Fellini on November 22, 2012, 06:08:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxIXC6Ss2M


Shedding a drunk tear to this beautiful piece of music right now...

Happy Thanksgiving...
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Post by: squints on April 22, 2013, 07:59:53 PM
Just go ahead and say this is the song of the summer.

Too bad i listened to it about 119 times this last weekend.

So over it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I
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Post by: diggler on April 23, 2013, 02:31:00 AM
It really is an irresistible groove. I'm puzzled by the Pharrell choice (really?), but they made it work.
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Post by: Lottery on April 23, 2013, 04:02:35 AM
It's typical Daft Punk, it's enjoyable and fun. But I'm glad it's not totally electronica-focussed or anything.
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Post by: Frederico Fellini on April 23, 2013, 07:42:46 AM
It really is an irresistible groove. I'm puzzled by the Pharrell choice (really?), but they made it work.


Really?  I think he was a great choice. The record sounds like a classic Neptunes/N.E.R.D tune, so Pharrell singing the hook makes complete sense to me.  Between this song and the Robin Thicke/T.I collab, Pharrell has 2 of the hottest songs out right now.
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Post by: 03 on April 27, 2013, 03:58:55 PM
the recording of pharrells voice is really weird. most noticable at the very beginning.
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Post by: Pubrick on April 30, 2013, 09:35:20 AM
Just go ahead and say this is the song of the summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te11UaHOHMQ

or if you prefer, as i do, the orchestral version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYqDXAAtK4
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Post by: Lottery on April 30, 2013, 05:08:09 PM
Discovered an old new band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vbZ8eVl8Xw
Damn good.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 09, 2014, 12:07:29 AM
"Tenderoni" by Kele. It might even sound good on 03's dance floor.

Also before I forget, "Shine" by Lee Scratch Perry. Well, at least the first minute or so. Masterful production by Andrew W. K. The production on "Fire" (off the same album) is also pretty innovative. Unfortunately all of Lee Perry's lyrics are instant self-parody.
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Post by: 03 on January 09, 2014, 10:18:09 AM
ah cool, the bloc party guy. yeah thats pretty dancy man, i will give it a spin one of these nights.
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Post by: diggler on January 09, 2014, 04:26:18 PM
"Aberlina" by Nacosta. I love this band's sound.

http://nacosta.bandcamp.com/
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Post by: 03 on February 04, 2014, 07:56:43 AM
a very good friend of mine is almost done with his like..fifth album or something, and he just turned 21 a little while ago. super fucking proud of this dude. even if its not your shit, you have to admit this dude is talented and determined. this is his brand new video, self produced. straight out of alabama son.
ghost bear - bomb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGIvIsASzS0
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Post by: samsong on June 25, 2014, 05:04:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P-4aRURYYs
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: 03 on July 29, 2014, 01:11:22 AM
GOTDAYUM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HrjToBrb7Q
Title: Re: this is a really good song.
Post by: Lottery on September 03, 2014, 08:06:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzQ4go7QiVU

Real cool, positive vibes. On repeat
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Post by: Drenk on September 03, 2014, 08:39:23 AM
I think it's a great song, I think the progression, through the mess that the song is, works. I think it's emotional. I understand that some people may think it's bullshit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8k3qB61lhk
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Post by: wilder on October 25, 2014, 01:33:43 PM
so late to this party but this is the tits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY9PY4r83p8
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Post by: Pwaybloe on October 25, 2014, 04:07:09 PM
Are you a "Laurel Canyon" fan, too? That's where I first heard it.
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Post by: wilder on October 25, 2014, 05:42:12 PM
No I've been working my way through Mad Men and it was used in an episode of season 6
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 25, 2014, 08:32:01 PM
Not always a lyric person, but some songs demand it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afVS8gXwJfM
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Post by: 03 on October 26, 2014, 11:31:22 PM
dont feel its worthy of a thread but is anyone here currently into the trend sadmusic?
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Post by: Lottery on October 27, 2014, 12:14:08 AM
Is it that Yung Lean stuff? Or something else? Regarding Yung Lean and friends; cool beats, intriguing aesthetic but that's about it. No other real value for me.
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Post by: polkablues on October 27, 2014, 01:18:35 AM
dont feel its worthy of a thread but is anyone here currently into the trend sadmusic?

Is that a new, specific thing, or does it literally just mean music that is sad?
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Post by: 03 on October 30, 2014, 11:16:35 PM
woop just saw this.

its a term referring to a type of hiphop that has been around for years, but has recently become a little bit more defined into a culture.
its basically hiphop that is steeped in the visual and audio essence of 90s low quality vhs type of things. stuff that was popular growing up in the late 80s early 90s. nintendo, sega, pokemon, anime, windows 95 apps. there is also heavy dependence on hallucinogenics, hydration, the ocean, space. very dreamy trippy stuff with a lo fi edge to it. i think these videos will describe it much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgrSjynPKs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha63KU_zj-U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loJzz-gcn4
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 03, 2014, 11:31:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGtOl6Fxzxk

Related:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12386.0
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Post by: N on November 14, 2014, 05:52:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyM_ZNrHZmo
You are the bravest boy I've ever met.
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Post by: jenkins on November 24, 2014, 10:00:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm8PwXOHNPs
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Post by: Lottery on December 22, 2014, 02:06:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_L8FXX3YJQ

This track is exceptional. Wish his new album came out this year.
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Post by: Garam on December 22, 2014, 12:55:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feAK4G8ZYYY

16 minute acoustic song from incredibly intense and under appreciated Newcastle singer/songwriter Richard Dawson.

Uses lots of local dialect and sings about childhood memories like he's having flashbacks from Nam.

Takes some talent to write a 16 minute acoustic track that doesn't get boring at any point. And that voice...holy fuck that voice...it's a weapon.
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Post by: 03 on December 23, 2014, 02:46:12 AM
i know this wont be everyones cup of tea, but the latest song/collaboration with my buddy ghost, he always impresses the fuck out of me. new video::
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcQpVNRmOxk

"IF I WASNT ME ID RATHER BE DEAD"
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Post by: putneyswipe on January 16, 2015, 05:09:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZ_I7J4uEQ
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Post by: Pedro on January 17, 2015, 10:46:36 PM
The new Father John Misty album leaked and it's excellent.  Dense with orchestration throughout.  The lyrics are a great mix of twisted black humor and earnest romanticism.   I imagine it will be divisive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6NuYJ0RzRg
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2015, 07:53:41 PM
Heard "Get Lucky" and had the urge to listen to "Instant Crush" again, which is definitely my favorite song from that album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5uQMwRMHcs


And this cover is really good. Truly bizarre video, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkBxRHvdvXM
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Post by: cronopio2 on December 01, 2015, 02:43:04 PM
 rocking good stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kszLwBaC4Sw
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Post by: KJ on December 04, 2015, 06:04:15 AM
the new animal collective is so goood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw2ssNnA_Es
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Post by: cronopio2 on December 08, 2015, 01:34:02 PM
feel it :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DDHulO485k
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Post by: KJ on December 12, 2015, 06:22:06 AM
I like this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFcRfYZook
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Post by: polkablues on December 12, 2015, 01:21:14 PM
I agree. One of my all-time favorites.
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Post by: polkablues on December 12, 2015, 02:20:05 PM
Another of my all-time favorites, which I was reminded of today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03z4TKmX1Wc
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Post by: KJ on December 13, 2015, 02:33:00 AM
I agree. One of my all-time favorites.

somehow this song makes me nostalgic over memories I don't have yet.... I don't think that I will fully understand this song until i'm a little bit older. know what I mean?
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Post by: polkablues on December 18, 2015, 05:38:51 AM
I agree. One of my all-time favorites.

somehow this song makes me nostalgic over memories I don't have yet.... I don't think that I will fully understand this song until i'm a little bit older. know what I mean?

Definitely. I think the fact that the song itself is about nostalgia to an extent, or at least about looking back and realizing a chunk of your life has passed you by, really evokes that feeling.

I've been listening to this song a ton since I first heard it a few days ago. The video is obnoxious hipster bullshit, but the song is unimpeachable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv9YoYCKNoE
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Post by: Drenk on December 18, 2015, 08:32:00 AM
The video is so bad. The song gets way better when I listen to it alone. I listened to the song before I saw the clip, it was a weird experience. I love the song, then I watch that and...
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 18, 2015, 10:48:00 AM
There is definitely a Matthew Barney / Cremaster tinge to that video, except without the meaning.
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Post by: jenkins on December 18, 2015, 03:03:25 PM
via G R I M E S (http://"http://actuallygrimes.tumblr.com")* on tumblr:

Quote
People From Classic Paintings Inserted Into Modern City Life

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/4a781b6a2be1481f1d505c2cdb19ed86/tumblr_nxk2siwo0w1qa53wno9_500.jpg)

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/70483ba154187085a43ec8f28f6964cf/tumblr_nxk2siwo0w1qa53wno6_500.jpg)

and

Quote
Lelio Orsi - Saint Miguel subduing Satan and weighing the Souls of the Dead
(http://i.imgur.com/rg6UNXT.jpg)

the thing a guy like me didn't feel inspired by during days of hipsters being some new thing (was that like ten years ago?), is the standard definition and application of hipsterism employed pure cultural materialism. a thing without its feeling, that was horrible to me! and it was some initial output of cultural overstimulation from the internet. peeps these days are into the feels, the human particulars, and i've missed sharing the feels with others because of course i have.

*successfully remembered the equal sign setup for the url w/text
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Post by: cronopio2 on January 03, 2016, 07:34:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJu6Fh1FSEo
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Post by: cronopio2 on January 07, 2016, 11:31:12 AM
i dedicate this song to polka, who i know can appreciate quality pop:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvbUSZt3YsM
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 08, 2016, 11:12:03 AM
I was at a funeral yesterday and this video was played (by request of the deceased). It destroyed everyone.

FYI: Don't get the wrong idea, it's funny. Listen to it. And imagine a bunch of people crying.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCNvZqpa-7Q
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Post by: jenkins on January 08, 2016, 11:45:32 AM
i cried too, but because you gave me the context.
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Post by: cronopio2 on January 17, 2016, 12:19:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjDNCQQaFU


makes anomalisa more bearable for me.
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Post by: polkablues on February 19, 2016, 03:05:41 AM
I'm way late to the party on this one, but this song and video are both incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZGAExj-es
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Post by: 03 on February 21, 2016, 07:43:11 AM
i agree, however, i think that i prefer the visuals in this performance of the song;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaqymceidB8
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 21, 2016, 06:47:33 PM
After Nymphomaniac and this, I am now decidedly pro-Shia. I mean really. How many Disney stars have gone on to do nothing interesting?

I watched that SNL performance first, and initially I didn't believe that was actually a young girl dancing, because it couldn't be, right? Maddie Ziegler makes me want to become a fan of dance. (Definitely not going to watch Dance Moms, though.)
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Post by: polkablues on February 21, 2016, 09:21:14 PM
That girl is a complete force of nature. To be able to perform, at 11 or 12 years old, not only with that level of skill but with that complete lack of self-consciousness is astonishing to me. I'm convinced she's going on to great things.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 21, 2016, 09:41:13 PM
Absolutely. I watched two of her performances on Ellen as well, and she seems to pour her soul into it every time.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 21, 2016, 09:49:15 PM
I'll just post it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILTZ8qZbNK0
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 13, 2016, 11:24:40 AM
Anyone remember this song?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gprMZc_3Qas&list=RDgprMZc_3Qas


The Bangles' cover is pretty good too:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO_fjjO5j7Y
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Post by: polkablues on September 13, 2016, 02:14:53 PM
Damn, I like both of those a lot.

Elvis Costello is one of my weird musical blindspots. I'm familiar with the hits, and I like everything I've heard, but I just never got around to diving into his output.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 13, 2016, 02:20:41 PM
That whole album (When I Was Cruel) is good... has a very crisp sound and innovative bass lines. Not sure why people don't talk about it more. It's Elvis Costello's Punch Drunk Love.
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Post by: Myxo on September 16, 2016, 06:37:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BvRgwUisSg
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Post by: Lottery on September 17, 2016, 02:01:40 AM
Maggie Rogers - Alaksa

Man, I thought you we're going to post Thriller. Which actually is a really good song from a really good album. Possibly the greatest true pop release ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc_KSe6FUoU
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Post by: polkablues on September 17, 2016, 03:46:05 AM
Pete Yorn is back. I know you're all as excited as I am. This is a really good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiUZqpWqAwA
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Post by: Lottery on September 23, 2016, 12:59:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaUdX5wSaKk

Obsessed with this for like a week. Neil Young can hit you emotionally out of nowhere. I'm not even a big fan and every now and then I chuck on a track from him and I get destroyed.
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Post by: Drenk on September 29, 2016, 06:14:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaUdX5wSaKk

Obsessed with this for like a week. Neil Young can hit you emotionally out of nowhere. I'm not even a big fan and every now and then I chuck on a track from him and I get destroyed.

Like you, I am not a huge Neil Young fan at all, but I had the same reaction with Tell Me Why a few months ago. There is something in the first seconds, the melody, that instantly hit me...It felt like a song I had a deep connection with, but I didn't even know who Neil Young was when I was a child. I didn't even know who he was three years ago.

I had the same thing with Out on the Weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyruylD0BWQ

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Post by: 03 on October 14, 2016, 01:07:10 AM
jeremy, as a fellow female singer fan i know you will appreciate this, i just found out about her, you may already know about her:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAB5AC9yhY0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFU_wJes-xE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdwaWp59qz8
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Post by: polkablues on October 14, 2016, 01:14:34 AM
Love Melanie Martinez. I actually happened to watch the season of The Voice when she was a competitor, and stopped watching when she was eliminated. Some of her songwriting borders on precocious, but her voice is so good.

Here's a video of her singing one of my favorite Margot & the Nuclear So and So's songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzA-miBqFsg
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 23, 2016, 10:25:33 PM
Random reminder that this is one of the best Weird Al songs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMvS1Q1sos
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 07, 2016, 11:24:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMZpekgAcEo
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Post by: polkablues on December 08, 2016, 01:59:47 AM
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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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 08, 2016, 03:15:48 PM
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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Post by: polkablues on December 08, 2016, 04:00:18 PM
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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdJ5wjsRs0s
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 08, 2016, 05:23:26 PM
Nice.

But why does she let the audience distract her so much?
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 08, 2016, 05:36:35 PM
I looked up those gloves. This is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btFObRRD9k&t=14m8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btFObRRD9k&t=14m8s)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 08, 2016, 09:44:40 PM
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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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 09, 2016, 01:59:50 PM
Here's another lyric / song moment that's been in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13j4LOBj_D0&t=1m9s (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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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 30, 2016, 10:10:31 PM
Three contemporary lullabies. Play them for your children.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URh-lQ9NnP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWZmzdpyUTY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUvPT9PYfF0
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 11, 2017, 01:20:29 PM
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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA
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Post by: polkablues on February 11, 2017, 02:47:18 PM
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".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI6aOFI7hms
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 11, 2017, 03:36:31 PM
That reminds me, I forgot to post this here. It's worth seeking out a HQ version.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwOgcRMFeb4
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Post by: jenkins on May 05, 2017, 11:09:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlDVnfZotkU
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Post by: polkablues on May 05, 2017, 11:30:49 PM
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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDDZci7FLI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOX58srZGQ
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Post by: N on May 27, 2017, 06:58:31 AM
Challenge anyone to find a better gospel album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypO8pt_8NQ

Another great one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuVF8bxAag

http://lightintheattic.net/artists/279-pastor-t-l-barrett-and-the-youth-for-christ-choir
Article about him.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 06, 2017, 11:22:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3d2tbQGwE
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Post by: polkablues on September 28, 2017, 02:27:34 AM
I already posted about Phoebe Bridgers today in the Lorde thread, but here's another one because I'm obsessed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSvWmY473e0