OK, someone sell me on The Grateful Dead.
I asked the person what kind of style they wanted to hear. They responded and I posted the videos that represented that best imo. I had Climbing up The Walls as one for sure since it is my favorite off OK Computer, but it wasnt appropriate at the time. YAWA wouldve been a piano song also, that with Pyramid Song and Fog.
Convince me I'm wrong about Pavement, and Blur, and The Smiths, and every other brit pop band from the 80s/90s you guys crave so dearly
Edit: never mind on the Blur, that little milk container walking convinced me they arent bad
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Regardless of how much I want to punch Morrissey in the twat on any given day, I will always love "Bigmouth Strikes Again."
My kids love Idioteque, so that's one I would use to convince someone.
For your health
I'm targeting Tom here. And Parachutes is a perfectly good track. I figured Tom has undoubtedly heard a wide enough array of what PJ used to sound like back in the grunge era days, and really a lot of those songs all sound the same and are probably what turned him off. So I took Parachutes and Unemployable because they don't sound too much like PJ. Then Once because it's one of their classic era that you don't hear that much.
Part of my rule in going about this is that singles shouldn't really be bothered with. If you're trying to convince someone to feel differently about a band you can assume they've heard some of the singles and not liked them.
I agree on the singles. But Tom also said he hates Ten, so that should rule out Once. Most PJ fans will stay away from Avocado as it is generally considered their weakest. Unemployable is probably my favorite on the album, but Parachutes is so bland. Their strongest work is in the Vs - Yield eras. I'd have included at least something from there.
For your health
I hate Pearl Jam, but I like Better Man.
And I think we're all wasting a lot of time and effort with Tom and the Pearl Jam thing. PJ's my favorite band, largely because I grew up with them, they were the first cd's I bought, first bootlegs I heard, etc. If Ten came out today I probably wouldn't care for it that much.
And Tom is I'm guessing 15 or so years older than I am...he loves the Clash and was around for a lot of the late-70s rock so of course early 90s quasi-alternative rock isn't gonna appeal to him. We'll experience the same thing with new and upcoming bands in the coming years. That's really all there is to it.
Also, blow me.
and the Smiths are pretty far from Brit Pop, as well
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Dorkfish said he enjoys Lou Reed solo so you guys fail miserably by not mentioning Loaded. Just listen to that whole album, you'll like it.
Fade to Black
Dig For Fire
Friend of the Devil
Someone convince me about Belle and Sebastian and The Black Keys.
Sorry, I missed your post.
Also, Autechre. I'm just looking for something accessible from them.
Though with the Black Keys I suspect you are correct because it is tough to be wrong about them. The exceptions I can think of is if you have dimissed them based on Attack & Release - in which case I would point you to earlier songs such as "10 A.M. Automatic" and "Set You Free" and "The Lengths - or if you have dismissed them as stagnant without having heard Attack & Release - in which case I would point you to various songs on that album but I neither have it in front of me nor know it well enough to suggest specific songs.
so lucky sent me 4 PJ songs.
Hard to Imagine
In My Tree
Brain of J
that is the order I listened to them. "Hard to Imagine" did nothing for me. It's more of that plodding sludgy stuff that I associate with PJ and it doesn't work for me. And "In My Tree" is more of that Vedder-groaning-like-a-sick-Holstein stuff that I don't like either.
But to my surprise it got a lot better with the last two. There's a compactness and concision to those songs that I'd not heard from PJ before. So now at least I can see why people might like them.