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    Okay, here's my problem: I've listened to pretty much a CD by every band playing Saturday, seeing as all I hear on this board is that it's going to be "the best day." But, as I've been listening to a lot of these bands that I have seen highly praised by people on this board at some point or another, I don't really understand what's so great about them. Please, enlighten me, give me other CDs to listen to, other places to look, because I've heard good things about all these bands.

    Turbonegro - Shocked at how normal this band was. Honestly, I think I could find hundreds of garage bands with the same sound and bad sense of humor.

    Portishead - Found them repetitive, boring, and don't really want to go asleep at Coachella saturday night

    Hot Chip - I have the feeling I'm going to get the most crap for this. I listened to The Warning, and just didn't think it had anything memorable. I've heard Made in the Dark is great.

    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them

    M.I.A. - Another one I really wanted to like, but Kala just seemed like someone trying to shove as many tribal and exotic beats as they can into a CD just for the sake of having them there.

    Jamie T. - I hated, hated, hated this guy. I don't even know why I'm putting him in this post because I don't think I will ever be convinced to see him. Just 100% crap, the worst music I've heard in a long time.

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    go complain somewhere else...
    or here's a better solution...

    Don't go Satruday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memorial_07 View Post
    go complain somewhere else...
    or here's a better solution...

    Don't go Satruday!
    Maybe you misunderstood this post...
    I didn't like these bands, I've heard good things about them, I'd like to listen to them more and give them more chances beyond the one CD I've heard.
    Geez, cut a guy some slack who's trying to broaden his musical horizons

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    I would say listen to Coming on Strong by Hot Chip; it's easier to get into the rest of their music if you start at the beginning.

    not sure what to tell you about the rest of those--it sounds like you're hearing the music for what it is and just not enjoying it, so I don't know how to convince you. animal collective's earlier stuff is less acid rock and more just weirdo rock, but other than that...
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    Not to rain on your parade or anything, but I'm not sure what you want people to say. You've listened to the music, and you're pretty definitive in your distaste for it. Or maybe I'm just misinterpreting "Not sure anything can convince me to like them" and "I hated, hated, hated this guy."

    I always think posts like this should be accompanied by a list of bands you do like. That might clear things up really fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    Okay, here's my problem: I've listened to pretty much a CD by every band playing Saturday, seeing as all I hear on this board is that it's going to be "the best day." But, as I've been listening to a lot of these bands that I have seen highly praised by people on this board at some point or another, I don't really understand what's so great about them. Please, enlighten me, give me other CDs to listen to, other places to look, because I've heard good things about all these bands.

    Turbonegro - Shocked at how normal this band was. Honestly, I think I could find hundreds of garage bands with the same sound and bad sense of humor.

    Portishead - Found them repetitive, boring, and don't really want to go asleep at Coachella saturday night

    Hot Chip - I have the feeling I'm going to get the most crap for this. I listened to The Warning, and just didn't think it had anything memorable. I've heard Made in the Dark is great.

    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them

    M.I.A. - Another one I really wanted to like, but Kala just seemed like someone trying to shove as many tribal and exotic beats as they can into a CD just for the sake of having them there.

    Jamie T. - I hated, hated, hated this guy. I don't even know why I'm putting him in this post because I don't think I will ever be convinced to see him. Just 100% crap, the worst music I've heard in a long time.

    I'm with you, man. Saturday is looking to be the weakest of all the sauces
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    Heres the thing with really good albums, you hate them at first. You keep listening to them and suddenly you find yourself craving them...those are the great albums, not the poppy easy ones you like right off the bat. As for hot chip and probably most of the bands you listed you just have to see them live. Sometimes after I see a band live I understand them and I associate the memory with songs on the album and I love it. HOT CHIP ROCKS!

    Also you are not going to like every band none of us do and Im sure people hyping saturday to begin with really only like 20 to 25 of the 50 bands that day so dont worry you wont be able to see all the bands anyway
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    I will say that I don't care for MIA's CDs much, but I really loved her live show at Vegoose, and she is on my must see list.

    I've actually started to like her first album since seeing her, but everything I've heard off Kala was pretty annoying.

    As for Portishead...I've always really liked their music, but I agree that it doesn't seem like an exciting way to end the day, especially on the main stage. I will be there anyway.

    I've been puzzled by the Turbonegro love as well. I've tried a few songs, and only one was halfway decent.

    Drop Kraftwerk, and Saturday would be the least exciting day for me. As it stands now, it's about tied with Friday. Sunday has the best top to bottom lineup for me...there's someone on each line for me to get excited about. Friday has the most small bands I'm excited about, but the headliners don't do it for me (though I will be at The Verve.) Saturday just has a few things here and there.

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    Just go listen to The Arcade Fire instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaSigChii4 View Post
    Just go listen to The Arcade Fire instead!

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    there he goes with arcade again...but Im not knockin it I have both their albums on vinyl and listen regularly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    Maybe you misunderstood this post...
    I didn't like these bands, I've heard good things about them, I'd like to listen to them more and give them more chances beyond the one CD I've heard.
    Geez, cut a guy some slack who's trying to broaden his musical horizons
    Then don't watch the bands.
    And all the bands you mentioned, you might like them live.
    Thats a whole different experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    Okay, here's my problem: I've listened to pretty much a CD by every band playing Saturday, seeing as all I hear on this board is that it's going to be "the best day." But, as I've been listening to a lot of these bands that I have seen highly praised by people on this board at some point or another, I don't really understand what's so great about them. Please, enlighten me, give me other CDs to listen to, other places to look, because I've heard good things about all these bands.

    Turbonegro - Shocked at how normal this band was. Honestly, I think I could find hundreds of garage bands with the same sound and bad sense of humor.

    Portishead - Found them repetitive, boring, and don't really want to go asleep at Coachella saturday night

    Hot Chip - I have the feeling I'm going to get the most crap for this. I listened to The Warning, and just didn't think it had anything memorable. I've heard Made in the Dark is great.

    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them

    M.I.A. - Another one I really wanted to like, but Kala just seemed like someone trying to shove as many tribal and exotic beats as they can into a CD just for the sake of having them there.

    Jamie T. - I hated, hated, hated this guy. I don't even know why I'm putting him in this post because I don't think I will ever be convinced to see him. Just 100% crap, the worst music I've heard in a long time.
    Always nice when someone does this (I did it with portishead, got some good suggestions).

    Mostly, I completely agree with you. Turbonegro, M.I.A., Animal Collective...I just don't get it (especially the latter two).

    Here's my thread on Portishead, maybe it'll help you: http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15831

    I'm still not really into it, but I did like the live album the most, so maybe I'll like their show. I didn't like Hot Chip until I listened to their new album, and I do like at least half of it. Definitely check it out, I'm now getting excited to see them.

    I haven't heard Jamie T yet, so I don't know about that.

    Good luck, friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicifyouwantit View Post
    Heres the thing with really good albums, you hate them at first. You keep listening to them and suddenly you find yourself craving them...those are the great albums, not the poppy easy ones you like right off the bat. As for hot chip and probably most of the bands you listed you just have to see them live. Sometimes after I see a band live I understand them and I associate the memory with songs on the album and I love it. HOT CHIP ROCKS!

    Also you are not going to like every band none of us do and Im sure people hyping saturday to begin with really only like 20 to 25 of the 50 bands that day so dont worry you wont be able to see all the bands anyway
    I dunno. I think the truly great albums are the ones you do love at first, and then still love more and more with each listen (The Bends > Kid A)

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    Hot Chip - I have the feeling I'm going to get the most crap for this. I listened to The Warning, and just didn't think it had anything memorable. I've heard Made in the Dark is great.

    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them.
    Both of them are great live. You may not like animal collective live if you dont like their albums, but Hot Chip is surely more fun live than their albums suggest. i suggest you youtube some on both of them. IF you want a good taste of Animal Collective live download the NPR All Songs Considered Podcast of Animal Collective at the 9:30 club. gives a good taste of their new stuff.

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    Just go listen to The Arcade Fire instead!

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    For a second I thought this was actually delta.
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    [QUOTE=M Sparks;469575]I will say that I don't care for MIA's CDs much, but I really loved her live show at Vegoose, and she is on my must see list.

    I saw her 05 set (when she was practically a nobody outside of underground hip-hop circles) and she was fucking incredible. She blew the roof off of the Gobi. I will definitely be seeing her again this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    Okay, here's my problem: I've listened to pretty much a CD by every band playing Saturday, seeing as all I hear on this board is that it's going to be "the best day." But, as I've been listening to a lot of these bands that I have seen highly praised by people on this board at some point or another, I don't really understand what's so great about them. Please, enlighten me, give me other CDs to listen to, other places to look, because I've heard good things about all these bands.

    Turbonegro - Shocked at how normal this band was. Honestly, I think I could find hundreds of garage bands with the same sound and bad sense of humor.

    Portishead - Found them repetitive, boring, and don't really want to go asleep at Coachella saturday night

    Hot Chip - I have the feeling I'm going to get the most crap for this. I listened to The Warning, and just didn't think it had anything memorable. I've heard Made in the Dark is great.

    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them

    M.I.A. - Another one I really wanted to like, but Kala just seemed like someone trying to shove as many tribal and exotic beats as they can into a CD just for the sake of having them there.

    Jamie T. - I hated, hated, hated this guy. I don't even know why I'm putting him in this post because I don't think I will ever be convinced to see him. Just 100% crap, the worst music I've heard in a long time.
    Portishead, boring? LOL.

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    GET SOME RAVE IN YOUR SYSTEM

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    Portishead, boring? LOL.

    Enjoy "rocking the fuck out" to Jack Johnson on Friday...
    Oh yeah, because in that thread it was really clear I love Jack Johnson and think he's better than Portishead. Some people on this board...

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    MIA is pretty cool cause of the subject material, im not really into the other bands myself though, besides death cab, cafe tacuba, and kate nash.
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    Portishead is boring. Ass.

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    Out of the ones you mentioned, I like Animal Collective and Hot Chip. I'm not a fan of MIA on album, but I'm curious to see a part of her set live.

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    I have much, much love for M.I.A. Kala is amazing, I've listened to it at least once a day for the past few months. Give it another listen, it's some of the most unique and fun dance music you'll find. I can't wait to see her set.

    other acts I'm looking forward to from Saturday that you didn't mention are Malkmus, Islands, Boys Noize, The Teenagers, Man Man, St. Vincent, Akron/Family, and Grand Ole Party... That's a pretty solid day for me.

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    I don't know who told you Turbonegro were anything special... but they were wrong. Their music isn't bad, but its nothing to call home about. I have heard they put on a fun live show though. If they don't conflict with anyone, I might seem them. But I have a feeling they will be conflicting with Portishead/Kraftwerk.

    Also, I don't know what anyone see's in MIA or Hot Chip.
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    Boys Noize
    Erol Alkan
    Institubes
    MGMT
    MIA
    Sebastian
    St. Vincent
    Flogging Molly

    those are the acts Id like to see on Saturday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    Boys Noize
    Erol Alkan
    Institubes
    MGMT
    MIA
    Sebastian
    St. Vincent
    Flogging Molly

    those are the acts Id like to see on Saturday...
    Majority of your picks are really obscure.

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    Turbonegro - they're pretty good, but yeah, not too extraordinary.

    Portishead - mm well portishead is just great

    Hot Chip - i think they're good, and fun. that's it. but i'm really looking forward to seeing hot chip live sometime, i've heard great reviews.

    M.I.A. - too much for me. i don't really like nor get MIA, it's annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    Animal Collective - Seems like pure acid rock, not sure anything can convince me to like them
    you didn't listen hard enough

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