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« Reply #1927 on: August 26, 2014, 03:11:22 AM »

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« Reply #1928 on: August 26, 2014, 04:04:04 AM »

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I heard that album on YT & thought it was extremely boring. Terrible vocals, arrangement, everything. Not my cup of tea, in short (& rightly so!).
My son bought it for me but I've never warmed to it. On the positive side, there's something rather comical about people singing sad lyrics through a vocoder. So I may play it for laughs some time.
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« Reply #1929 on: August 26, 2014, 04:41:22 AM »

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I heard that album on YT & thought it was extremely boring. Terrible vocals, arrangement, everything. Not my cup of tea, in short (& rightly so!).
My son bought it for me but I've never warmed to it. On the positive side, there's something rather comical about people singing sad lyrics through a vocoder. So I may play it for laughs some time.

The lyrics deal with many themes, few of them are "sad". Likewise, not many songs feature vocoder lead-vocals - Pharrell, Paul Williams, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Julian Casablancas all take the vocal duty in their assigned songs. But that's fine, you play the album for the laughs and I'll play it to remind myself once in a while that it's still one of the best released this decade and maybe even Daft Punk's crowning achievement.
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #1930 on: August 26, 2014, 05:48:31 AM »

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I heard that album on YT & thought it was extremely boring. Terrible vocals, arrangement, everything. Not my cup of tea, in short (& rightly so!).
My son bought it for me but I've never warmed to it. On the positive side, there's something rather comical about people singing sad lyrics through a vocoder. So I may play it for laughs some time.

The lyrics deal with many themes, few of them are "sad". Likewise, not many songs feature vocoder lead-vocals - Pharrell, Paul Williams, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Julian Casablancas all take the vocal duty in their assigned songs. But that's fine, you play the album for the laughs and I'll play it to remind myself once in a while that it's still one of the best released this decade and maybe even Daft Punk's crowning achievement.
Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 
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« Reply #1931 on: August 26, 2014, 06:19:16 AM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #1932 on: August 26, 2014, 10:34:44 AM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)
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« Reply #1933 on: August 26, 2014, 05:32:05 PM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)

If it still doesn't do anything for you, you could always try the Strongbad version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsa4ogtBiv0
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« Reply #1934 on: August 27, 2014, 03:20:49 AM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)

If it still doesn't do anything for you, you could always try the Strongbad version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsa4ogtBiv0
A mashup! OK, thanks, Amanda. It's on my list...
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« Reply #1935 on: August 27, 2014, 08:18:10 AM »

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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #1936 on: August 27, 2014, 09:28:56 AM »



Liam was just on fire on this one.
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And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #1937 on: August 27, 2014, 12:52:06 PM »



Liam was just on fire on this one.

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« Reply #1938 on: August 27, 2014, 12:56:02 PM »



Liam was just on fire on this one.

lol

Not an Oasis fan?
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« Reply #1939 on: August 27, 2014, 02:16:58 PM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)
I'm up to the 50-minute mark right now. Still out on it----although I do feel I'm slowly being won over. Listening to it on the computer helps, I think. To be continued...     
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« Reply #1940 on: August 28, 2014, 01:56:47 AM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)

If it still doesn't do anything for you, you could always try the Strongbad version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsa4ogtBiv0
Haha. Sorry, Amanda, but ten seconds was enough for me. RAM sounds so much better now----actually, it has gone up in my opinion since the last listen. :=)   
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« Reply #1941 on: August 28, 2014, 04:09:13 AM »

Oops. Now I feel guilty. Still, it did get me to visit your wonderful website so something good came of it after all... 

I'm glad you liked it. But please give Random Access Memories another chance.  Grin
OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet.
On the subject of "Doin' It Right": Theoretically it's in F sharp but the bass note of that chord, which starts the sequence, is G sharp! There's isn't an F sharp in the bass anywhere. Most unusual...
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« Reply #1942 on: August 28, 2014, 01:37:18 PM »


OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)

If it still doesn't do anything for you, you could always try the Strongbad version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsa4ogtBiv0
Haha. Sorry, Amanda, but ten seconds was enough for me. RAM sounds so much better now----actually, it has gone up in my opinion since the last listen. :=)   

I guess I'm the only one whose favorite circa 2004 time waster was Homestar Runner cartoons.  Tongue

It's definitely not made to be listened to all the way through, but just the fact that someone did it is genius.
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OK, I'll make it my next late-at-night/early-in-the-morning album. i do remember being impressed with the Panda Bear track, so there'a hope for me yet. (I've bookmarked your blog for future reference.)

If it still doesn't do anything for you, you could always try the Strongbad version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsa4ogtBiv0
Haha. Sorry, Amanda, but ten seconds was enough for me. RAM sounds so much better now----actually, it has gone up in my opinion since the last listen. :=)   

I guess I'm the only one whose favorite circa 2004 time waster was Homestar Runner cartoons.  Tongue

It's definitely not made to be listened to all the way through, but just the fact that someone did it is genius.
My spies tell me that The Grey Album is the mashup to hear. I loved the Martins' Beatles mashups on Love, so who knows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CU2rE3rAtE
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« Reply #1945 on: August 29, 2014, 10:03:58 PM »

you'll miss "shootout in chinatown" - that song is the best. and the greatest!
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« Reply #1946 on: August 30, 2014, 03:21:43 AM »


Hey, Ovi, I'm not trying to get into the lame Blur v. Oasis thing, but had to ask if you're a Blur fan?  I've been listening to a ton of Damon Albarn and saw your post.  For my money he's the most talented musician of his time, with a range going from pop/rock to opera and film scores, all of it wonderful.  In a league of talent with the Beatles and Paul McCartney, really, not that the comparisons are necessary.  I feel he's probably tried to push himself outside of pop/rock a bit more than Paul, too.  It's a shame he's barely known in the US and doesn't seem to be viewed as much of a talent, though I find Dr. Dee and his cowritten score for Ravenous to be especially moving.  Perhaps people are suspicious of his gift for melody, since many music fans have a snobbishness toward anything which seems "pop."  Either way, it is their loss.  He's given us an incredible body of work which keeps growing.
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« Reply #1947 on: August 31, 2014, 11:07:10 AM »

Jethro Tull 'Stand Up', in honor of recently deceased Glen Cornick. What an incredible bass player Cornick was. While listening to the Stand Up album earlier I was mesmerized by his playing on tracks like Bouree and Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square. Excellent stuff.
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« Reply #1948 on: August 31, 2014, 04:46:57 PM »


My spies tell me that The Grey Album is the mashup to hear. I loved the Martins' Beatles mashups on Love, so who knows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CU2rE3rAtE

That actually is a very enjoyable listen. I'm so-so on Love, some of the songs work really well and others don't do anything for me.
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My spies tell me that The Grey Album is the mashup to hear. I loved the Martins' Beatles mashups on Love, so who knows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CU2rE3rAtE

That actually is a very enjoyable listen.
Indeed it is. Maybe the whole concept of mashups should have stopped there----I can't see how anyone could better what Danger Mouse has done on The Grey Album...   
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