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    I'm on the other side of the fence with Sgt. Pepper. Makes me happy that it's usually #1 on all-time albums list, and def think its the best Beatles record and one of my top 10 albums of all time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by obzen View Post
    You're fucking stupid esť.
    stupid = wasting enough time to amount 5,000 posts on here.

    I say you are all self-overrated.

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    What am I missing?
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    Anything from Kanye West or Drake
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    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post


    What am I missing?
    For me, the reason that Achtung Baby is so great (and is my favorite U2 record by a mile) is that they took a chance with it.

    After the MASSIVE worldwide success of The Joshua Tree, they could have just rested on their laurels and re-written a lot of those tunes from then on and made a career out of it. But they went darker. They went heavier. They even experimented a bit.

    And on the verge of almost breaking up, Bono penned a wonderful ballad ("One"), that many argue is their finest song. Achtung just does it all right for me, and doesn't have one ounce of filler.

    Of course, they'd later go on to take another bold chance, experimenting with the electronic side of things with Pop (my 2nd fav U2 album), and missing the mark with the majority of their fans. I still applaud them for taking the chance, that album has aged much better than their pre-Joshua Tree material has without a doubt.
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    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    I hate to say it getbetter... but, your avatar.
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    Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I'm kind of surprised you didn't enjoy Merriweather Post Pavilion. It seems like something you might have really enjoyed.
    THat's the only album I would say actually is overrated.

    Feels is far and away number 1 for me, yet seemingly nobody else agrees.

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    blah blah blah was referring to these terms:
    • Krautrock, post-rock (WTF? is that really the best name you can repeatedly use?), rhythmic rock jam, lots and lots...

    that plus the "Vocabulary show off" call-out, I'd say this thread is not benefiting from over-simplification ("anything from Arcade fire or Animal Collective"), nor over-complication (see above quote).

    Basically, 'talking about music is like dancing about architecture.'

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    I thought most of us were in agreement that U2 just sucked and therefore inappropriate for this thread.

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    Talking about music is like talking about eating.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post


    What am I missing?
    Awesome Post (pictures are worth a thousand words, yet subtle and there are no words, lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesMills View Post
    Feels is far and away number 1 for me, yet seemingly nobody else agrees.
    Same here.
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    Talking about music is like dancing about architecture
    fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    I hate to say it getbetter... but, your avatar.
    I honestly have no idea if I agree with you or not. It kind of is and it kind of isn't. I remember reading a review somewhere saying that Zappa's production and Beefheart's refusal to wear headphones in the studio kind of ruined that album. There are undoubtedly some really great songs on Trout Mask but it's never cohered into a single great album for me. It's just too much of a mess.

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    I find The Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin really hard to listen to. I love the Lips and really enjoy the rest of their albums but Soft Bulletin I just don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Same here.
    Agreed, but based on what I know of Justin's tastes, I could have seen him enjoying MPP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    I hate to say it getbetter... but, your avatar.
    I feel sorry for you.
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    Yea I think a lot of men think they are bad ass, but a 12 year old with a AK can take me out I know ...... cr****

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    Quote Originally Posted by cormaic View Post
    fixed
    what's fixed? you misquoted the Pancakes and that's kinda bad form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    I honestly have no idea if I agree with you or not. It kind of is and it kind of isn't. I remember reading a review somewhere saying that Zappa's production and Beefheart's refusal to wear headphones in the studio kind of ruined that album. There are undoubtedly some really great songs on Trout Mask but it's never cohered into a single great album for me. It's just too much of a mess.
    I made myself listen to it right now... There really are a lot of great things on it that I forget about. Little nuggets of genius all over the place. But on the whole I just can't hear it's influence anywhere and it's just too ridiculous for me to appreciate. The name of the album is Trout Mask Replica, the name of the artist is Captain Beefheart, and the music follows right along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    I hate to say it getbetter... but, your avatar.
    It's definitely a weird album(cult following) that u need to listen to a lot because it's awesome to be able to rant along to .
    Fast n' Bulbous!!!!!!

    but Frownland,Ella Guru,Moonlight on Vermont,China pig check those songs out.

    I was going to change my avatar yesterday to F.U.S.E's Dimension Intrusion or to PLASTIKMAN's MUSIK album but i got cool feet about it(that so nerdy by the way that i actually worried about the changed Avatar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacking my dreams View Post
    what's fixed? you misquoted the Pancakes and that's kinda bad form.
    Pancakes are made to be misquoted.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    I find The Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin really hard to listen to. I love the Lips and really enjoy the rest of their albums but Soft Bulletin I just don't get it.
    Absofuckinglutely! How could I have forgotten this one... I think Soft Bulletin is decent and I admit to giving it a good amount of spins when I first heard it, but I can't stand most of it today. It constantly gets praised as one of the best albums of the 90's and I think it's completely unwarranted. I'll even take Transmissions over it any day.

    I've always listened to the Lips a lot and know all their albums in and out, but I really can't say I'm that big of a fan. It's fun music occasionally, but I think Coyne is annoying more often than not and his quirkyness comes off as pretension to me. It's all really simple and repetitive to me as well.

    edit: On another note, Embryonic has gotten great reviews as well and I couldn't even get past two listens to that album. That was the first of the Lips' that I genuinely thought was bad.

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    I can only hope you'll forgive me


    I'm trying to think of highly acclaimed album that I just don't like, but I can't right now. I read the OP as something less "liking it but not understanding where everybody else is going crazy for it," and more REALLY not enjoying something that gets constant praise

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    Those are my two favorite F'Lips albums. Soft Bulletin is just so amazingly polyphonic and gorgeous and well built.
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    It's kind of Pet Soundsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Those are my two favorite F'Lips albums. Soft Bulletin is just so amazingly polyphonic and gorgeous and well built.
    It's certainly polyphonic, but all within the range of one key and only a few chords... like all of their stuff.

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    The Soft Bullentin annoys me for the fact the first track is race for the prize(Mokran Remix) after that it's ok.Race for the prize is a great song by the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    It's kind of Pet Soundsy.
    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

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    Sigs are so 2009 - the irony here is intentional, right? If so, brilliant.

    How can I forgive a muppet? I would just as soon decapitate you.

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