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    I had never even heard of NMH until I started coming to this board (actually, the old Coachella board) 6 years ago. I like the album, I think it is good and very worthy. It didn't change my life or anything, like it did with some people, but then again I wasn't 17 when I first heard it either.
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    I love so many of these albums.
    I will be the first to admit that my tastes are generally abnormal and wide reaching.
    I find the albums I don't "get" are either artistically derivative and/or straight forward like most mainstream albums, or they rely heavily on an ear for highly technical instrumentation.

    I don't listen to hear "skills", I don't really care how it is made. I like my art to be about music not sportsmanship. Whatever it takes to create a mixture of sounds that will entertain me.

    That being said Embryonic was the first Flaming Lips album to really amaze me, and Sgt. Pepper is my favorite Beatles album.

    It makes perfect sense (to me) looking at my tastes. My #1/2 are The Downward Spiral and Orbus Terraum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunatic core View Post
    That being said Embryonic was the first Flaming Lips album to really amaze me.
    Me too.

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    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is all about raw, visceral emotions. If you're not that into lyrics, I can easily see how you wouldn't appreciate it that much. But if you are at all into the lyrical aspects of songwriting, I can't imagine how you could not love that album unless you haven't paid enough attention to the lyrics.

    Anyone who can listen to the song In the Aeroplane Over the Sea while reading the lyrics and not feel transcendental should check their pulse (or IQ).

    "And when we meet on a cloud,
    I'll be laughing out loud.
    I'll be laughing with everyone that I see.
    Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."

    I mean, really? It's like that, Jeff?

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    DAFT PUNK

    I have loved Daft Punk since the first 30 seconds of Da Funk.

    I don't think there is anything to "get". They either move you or not.
    I still like Homework the best. I think Discovery was just so mindblowingly different and original that it will alway be the critical darling. I was actually unhappy it wasn't Homework 2.0 at first, but it grew on me. It does blow my mind how they basically became the biggest 90's "electronic" to stick around.
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    that "how strange it is to be anything at all" is my favorite lyric on that album.
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    I heard In the Aeroplane... when it came out and was pretty bowled over by it almost immediately. I certainly hoped there would be more to follow, but the fact that nothing came but silence didn't have any bearing on what the album meant to me. It's one of those albums I can't help but yell along with at the top of my lungs when alone in a car. Lucky for my throat and fellow motorists, I no longer own a car. I'm not about to belt out "Oh Comely" on the subway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    NMH also made On Avery Island, Everything Is (EP), and Jeff did two single albums (one live). It's not like that's the ONLY thing they ever produced. Regardless, it's a stunning album that deserves all the recognition it gets.
    QFT. One of the most heartfelt and beautiful albums I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

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    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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    The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
    Thee Silver MT. Zion Orchestra - 4/22 - The Mohawk
    Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
    Cloud Nothings/The Men - 4/26 - The Mohawk
    Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
    King Khan & the Shrines - 5/30 - The Mohawk
    Cut Copy - 6/21 - Stubbs
    Swans - 6/27 - The Mohawk
    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk

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    add me to the list for pink floyd, pavement and david bowie. if you didn't grow up with it, i really don't understand why you like it.

    i submit uncle fester & his smashing pumkins and MSTRKRFT. MSTRKRFT is some of the worst EDM i've seen and yet people eat it up. what's wrong with all of you?
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    Pink Floyd is alright. Never really got into them.
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    The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
    Thee Silver MT. Zion Orchestra - 4/22 - The Mohawk
    Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
    Cloud Nothings/The Men - 4/26 - The Mohawk
    Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
    King Khan & the Shrines - 5/30 - The Mohawk
    Cut Copy - 6/21 - Stubbs
    Swans - 6/27 - The Mohawk
    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunatic core View Post
    DAFT PUNK

    I have loved Daft Punk since the first 30 seconds of Da Funk.

    I don't think there is anything to "get". They either move you or not.
    I still like Homework the best. I think Discovery was just so mindblowingly different and original that it will alway be the critical darling. I was actually unhappy it wasn't Homework 2.0 at first, but it grew on me. It does blow my mind how they basically became the biggest 90's "electronic" to stick around.
    I'll preface this by saying that I do like Daft Punk's music, but people really need to admit that the spectacle of their live performances is 90% responsible for their popularity, especially amongst the Coachella crowd. You take away the pyramid, the lights, and the robot costumes and half of that crowd splits for the parking lot in '06.

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    I think there are certain artists/albums that have to hit you at just the right time or age. Otherwise, you don't get it. I've loved Pavement since I was 16. Like, silly fangirl love. But I don't really get The Pixies. I don't dislike them...I just have no attachment. And I think it's because I didn't listen to them in my teens/early 20s.
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    don't become an old fart becca. it takes work as you get older.
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    There is no age criteria for Pixies albums. It's a love at all costs relationship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    add me to the list for pink floyd, pavement and david bowie. if you didn't grow up with it, i really don't understand why you like it.
    Theres so many different reasons people appreciate both Bowie and Floyd.

    The two groups I already mentioned above as my favorites claim Floyd as a major influence.
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    It doesn't necessarily have to do with age. I listened to Joanna Newsom a few years ago and hated her. Didn't get it. Then I decided to give her another chance when I heard something I liked in "Peach, Plum, Pear" when I was listening to that Pitchfork 500 thing. Love her now. Obviously wasn't in the headspace to appreciate her when I first listened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    add me to the list for pink floyd, pavement and david bowie. if you didn't grow up with it, i really don't understand why you like it.
    You're just talking about these three specific bands, correct?

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    i submit uncle fester & his smashing pumkins and MSTRKRFT. MSTRKRFT is some of the worst EDM i've seen and yet people eat it up. what's wrong with all of you?
    I agree, but do people really praise MSTRKRFT that much?
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    Thee Silver MT. Zion Orchestra - 4/22 - The Mohawk
    Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
    Cloud Nothings/The Men - 4/26 - The Mohawk
    Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
    King Khan & the Shrines - 5/30 - The Mohawk
    Cut Copy - 6/21 - Stubbs
    Swans - 6/27 - The Mohawk
    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk

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    The very definition of over-rated....



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    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    I'll preface this by saying that I do like Daft Punk's music, but people really need to admit that the spectacle of their live performances is 90% responsible for their popularity, especially amongst the Coachella crowd. You take away the pyramid, the lights, and the robot costumes and half of that crowd splits for the parking lot in '06.
    Well their live performance is responsible for their current ability to sustain popularity for sure. Discovery is already 9 years old, and Human After All wasn't exactly a mind blowing follow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandBanana View Post
    The very definition of over-rated....


    Fucking Dafoe!
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    I started listening to the Pixies at the age of 28. I was immediately transformed from a disco bunny to an alt bunny. Actually the transformation started with REM but it was the Pixies that sealed the deal.

    I have been recently revisiting some of my older CD's and have been giving Roxy Music's Siren a lot of play. This is one album that I listened to as a young teen. Not sure I would have been so taken by it if I had picked it up today.
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    My Bloddy Valentine
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunatic core View Post
    Theres so many different reasons people appreciate both Bowie and Floyd.

    The two groups I already mentioned above as my favorites claim Floyd as a major influence.
    who the fuck cares about influences. just because someone you like likes something, doesn't mean you have to like it.

    to each their own, to ME they just don't stand the test of time, aside from a few songs. and to ME, i can only understand the obsession if it's the type of music you grew up with. for example, i grew up listening to queen and the beatles and therefore will be happy listening to pretty much anything they did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    You're just talking about these three specific bands, correct?
    yes. i can understand kinda digging them, but i don't get the obsession. i'm sure people don't get my cure obsession for example though. *shrugs* that's what this thread is all about though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    I agree, but do people really praise MSTRKRFT that much?
    i don't hear it as much anymore now that deadmau5 has taken over as the current, shitty overrated act. but i remember going to see MSTRKRFT in 2007 after hearing all this hype and during the set i kept looking to my friends in shock that they had been obsessing over this shit.
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    My Bloddy Valentine
    Oooh that's a good one. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing them in a smaller, non-fesitval setting though.
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    Most any Bob Dylan, not counting his early period up through like 67 which I think is fine but doesnt really rev me.

    But like Blonde on Blonde, which is supposed to be an unassailable classic just dirges on forfuckingever to my ears. Like Jim Carrey making the annoying noise in Dumb and Dumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    I have been recently revisiting some of my older CD's and have been giving Roxy Music's Siren a lot of play. This is one album that I listened to as a young teen. Not sure I would have been so taken by it if I had picked it up today.
    Fwiw, I still enjoy the Roxy Music album you sent me. And I had never listened to them before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuporfly View Post
    I'm not about to belt out "Oh Comely" on the subway.
    That's my personal fav for yelling along with.

    "For meeeeeeee, eyyyyyyy, eeey!"

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