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    Default The 'Convince Me I'm Wrong In Three Songs" thread

    so if you've read the Pearl Jam thread you saw my challenge to folks there. I don't think I like Pearl Jam and have asked them for 3 songs to convince me otherwise. 3 songs is better than a whole album because if you're like me, you don't have the patience to wade through an entire album of a band you don't think you like.

    Yes I know that 3 songs doesn't give you the full experience of a band's catalog. There's no depth or richness. I know it's very limiting. But that's sort of the point: give us a little teaser to whet our appetite for more, or to show us we were right all along.

    I think this approach has merit for wider use. Hence this thread. here you can:

    - post a request to 'be convinced'. "Hey, I think Radiohead is overrated, I don't get the hoopla, you have three songs to show me what I've been missing". I think this works best if you make the request sincerely and with an open mind. If you say "show me about Daft Punk" only to set up a "Daft Punk sucks, this is garbage" reaction, you're not in the spirit of the thread. (You'd be right, of course, but that's not what I'm getting at.)


    - respond to others' requests to be convinced. Ideally this would be posting links to three song playlists, but whatever works is fine. Lists of song names would be less good but at least it's something.
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    Default Re: The 'Convince Me I'm Wrong In Three Songs" thread

    Somebody convince me I'm wrong about Sigur Ros.

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    Ooo, cool idea.

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    Are videos acceptable? You could close your eyes if you just want to listen.
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    I just never liked Band of Horses..

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    I've always found The Pixies to be an uninteresting band. Their songs feel flat and the lyrics have always seemed silly... Mostly the band seems to just try to hard without really offering anything terribly interesting musically...

    Convince me I'm wrong? In 3 songs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Somebody convince me I'm wrong about Sigur Ros.
    You're not.


    Convince me I'm wrong about Veckamist. I only got through four songs before I deleted the entire album.
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    I'm not trying to convince anyone but I love this track from them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    I've always found The Pixies to be an uninteresting band. Their songs feel flat and the lyrics have always seemed silly... Mostly the band seems to just try to hard without really offering anything terribly interesting musically...

    Convince me I'm wrong? In 3 songs?
    Well that's the whole point behind the Pixies...their lyrics are supposed to seem silly and pointless...usually it's just Frank Black (or Black Francis or whatever) singing about UFO's and aliens and what other odds and ends seem to interest him.

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    I have to go to work and I know when I return this thread will have exploded.
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    Do The Evolution is my favoite Pearl Jam track.

    And Jared, if no one gets to the Pixies before I get back from classes, I will offer my 3 choices.

    EDIT: Actually, I'll leave this one to Erik.
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    I will also throw in my 2 bits on the Pixies.
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    Default Re: The 'Convince Me I'm Wrong In Three Songs" thread

    As for Pearl Jam....you should listen to:

    Corduroy


    WMA


    and I've always liked "Why Go" too:

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    Well that's the whole point behind the Pixies...their lyrics are supposed to seem silly and pointless...usually it's just Frank Black (or Black Francis or whatever) singing about UFO's and aliens and what other odds and ends seem to interest him.
    my fav pixies track (mostly because of the batshit lyrics):

    "Dead"

    you crazy baby bathsheba, i wancha
    you're suffocating you need a good shed
    i'm tired of living, shebe, so gimme
    dead

    we're apin' rapin' tapin' catharsis
    you get torn down and get erected
    my blood is working but my, my heart is
    dead

    hey
    whaddyah know?
    you're lovely
    tan belly
    is starting to grow

    uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
    uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
    uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
    dead
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    As for the Pixies (again), I love the fact that their songs are simple, short, and deliver....it's just quick and dirty, and I like it...and while everyone seems to focus on and go crazy over their hits like Where Is My Mind?, Gigantic, and Monkey Gone to Heaven...I've always been partial to these:

    Break My Body:


    Manta Ray:


    Silver:

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    As for Pearl Jam....you should listen to:
    Tom already said he listened to 10 when it came out... and since then he has passed off Pearl Jam. So suggesting him a song from 10 probably won't convince him.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.

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    Hmm.....funny...I can't really think of a band that I dislike so much but one that everyone really likes....I am pretty easy going in my music taste/listening most of the time....
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    Tom, I offer you one Pearl Jam song. I'm not sure how many people are going to post three songs in this thread or if there is a limit or a cap or a resident expert for each band but I was not a Pearl Jam fan until probably the Vitalogy tour. That said I love this song off of VS.



    I would also list the rocker Corduroy.


    Someone sell me on the Boredoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    You're not.


    Convince me I'm wrong about Veckamist. I only got through four songs before I deleted the entire album.
    I question our friendship now Jen!!


    And Ill give 2 for Vecka that you didnt get through!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    (sigur ros) You're not.


    Convince me I'm wrong about Veckamist. I only got through four songs before I deleted the entire album.
    ...
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    Hey look! menik is the only one who can actually follow the format of the reponse part of this thread. I'm interested in listening to these three Pixies songs.

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    Convince me I'm wrong about The Yeah Yeah Yeah's.
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    Sigur Ros sounds like two icelandic whales sodomizing each other with spiked clubs. No thanks.

    How about Queen? (Bohemian Rhapsody instantly disqualifies you as that song is utter nonsense)
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    I've never seen this posted on the internet before. Did you take the screenshot yourself?

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    ROFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    Sigur Ros sounds like two icelandic whales sodomizing each other with spiked clubs. No thanks.

    How about Queen? (Bohemian Rhapsody instantly disqualifies you as that song is utter nonsense)






    not tracks that everyone knows...but what fun...
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    win.
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    I couldn't leave for work without presenting at least one reason why I love the Pixies. Yes, their lyrics are silly and make no sense at all to the listener but there is no denying the energy in their music. Kim and Black Francis and their little vocal interplay on this song just makes me want to sing along every time. Their music just grabs me and it won't let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Someone sell me on the Boredoms.
    You kind of have to see them live to really appreciate them.

    Sorry.

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