"Unsatisfied" - in my mind the quintessential 'mats song. everything they were about distilled into 4 minutes.
youtube of Westerberg doing this song solo in 2002. cant' find a good band youtube.
"Here Comes a Regular" - Westerberg paints such a great scene here. I have a picture in my mind of what the bar looks like.
youtube westerberg solo again
"Can't Hardly Wait" - fun fun fun pop song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcdSdTBs3l4 the album version has horns, this one does not.
it pains me to leave out "Take Me Down to the Hospital" and "Alex Chilton" and "I Will Dare" and "Androgynous" and..
Damn fine choices on the Replacements, btw.
Lets see, someone please convince me I'm wrong about Modest Mouse.
What are your thoughts on Modest Mouse? What is your familiarity? What do you like in music?
ok...I got one...(Not that I hate the band...but I don't get all the praise they get)
Convince me on Blur.
I actually own Parklife and their self titled album...its ok but nothing really major...also heard alot of Think Tank...so...there.
I never disliked Black Keys, I just think they're overrated. They have a really generic sound. I'm not saying it has to be original to be really good but it feels like I've already heard them many times before. I listened to those songs and they were good but I just don't see what all the hype is about.
TCHY, just listen to Tender from Blur. If you don't like that song then you probably just don't like them.
The first (and for a long time only) song I liked by Modest Mouse was "What People Are Made Of." I've slowly come to appreciate The Moon & Antarctica over time, but I still want more songs that tear shit up like that song.
What's your point? I know they have some albums that aren't amazing but I've liked everything I've heard from them.
My point is that I lived through the 70s, lived through Queen when they were current and not some nostalgic retro kitsch thing, and I can tell you the only song I ever enjoyed was the one everyone likes. Everything else was meh at best.
Give me some time to mull it over and I will pick out three songs you'll find better than meh.
OK I will listen. Please avoid any song with the "Dynamite with a laser beam/guaranteed to blow your mind" couplet.
Shit, there goes my list.
Just kidding, of course.
You and I
I can't link to YouTubes/etc right now and'mn't even sure these're out there but hey. UPDATE: NOW! WITH LINKS TO THE SONGS ON YOUTUBE
There's nothing Freddie wrote and it has been a tough decision to include one of Roger's songs instead of another one from Brian.
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here you go:
Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa
From their 2nd album Ágćtis Byrjun (1999), this song kinda blends all of their styles that made them famous. Starting off with a beautiful piano melody backed by the string arrangement, it evolves into a powerful eruption of gorgeous, symphonic noise backed by Jonsi's signature "guitar being played with a cello bow" technique. It's a good mix of what their known for, and is easy to listen to - it's not quite as repetitive as some of their songs that are more widely talked about amongst fans.
This one comes from their 2006 release Takk.... Though not a very popular one, I picked it due to it's more traditional song structure, as opposed to most of Sigur Ros's work. It's a bit faster paced and more "rock oriented", thus making it a very accessible song for people not familiar with their work. It doesn't stray too far away from the "comfort zone" of your average music fan.
I really don't know how to describe this song without raising expectations to it too much, but I'll just say this about it: This song, primarily the 2nd half of it, is one of the most intense and powerful pieces of music I have ever heard. The last 6 minutes is roughly the equivalent of God talking to you. If you still think Sigur Ros is "meh" after hearing this song, then you will probably never be a big fan of them. There are so many other things to say about this song, but for this one, i'll let the music do the talking. Also, this is a song that has to be actually listened to and rather focused on for you to "get it". Actually, I'd say most of Sigur Ros's music is that way. So as a request, when you listen to these, do just that - and absolutely nothing else.
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Girlfriend in a Coma
This last one has some nice "Morrissey" audience-member singing at the beginning.
TomAZ, there's plenty of Queen songs that are better than meh. We get it, you're old. That sure as hell doesn't mean Queen sucks. If you go back a page people already posted some great songs from them.
How would Tom's age affect his opinion of Queen? If anything, his age should make him MORE likely to appreciate Queen.
Tom, you aren't a really-well-preserved 90-year-old, are you?
My name is Becca. Hi.
I kind of liked the first one, second one I just couldn't bear his voice again, third one is pretty fun. I think I like the songs in which his voice gets drowned out. I really REALLY hate his voice and wish they'd find someone else to sing, but I can see by that last track how they could be fun live.
Teeth Like God's Shoeshine
Now, the next natural choice would be "Doin' The Cockroach," but since that is the closest thing they got to a hit off this album, I will assume you have heard it. So instead I offer this...
It doesn't rip like the others, but it is a beast of a song. Even moreso live.
They did have a different vocalist once upon a time, but it didn't work out. I wouldn't trade Win's voice for anybody else's; songs just wouldn't be right without it.
I feel like I went about this wrong. I tried to pick songs that were a bit more chill, so there'd be less yelling and hollering and all, and I figured that if you hated Win's voice then you'll really really hate Régine's voice.
What I should have done was picked three songs where there was so much yelling and hollering that it wouldn't make any difference. If I had to choose again, I'da picked Wake Up, Well & The Lighthouse and No Cars Go from the get-go, but this is the point where I shall bow respectfully out of the thread and nod appreciatively at you for being a good sport and giving them a fair whack in the first place.
MP's revised list is much better for you I think except I would have chosen Antichrist Television Blues but I just love that song a lot.
I was aching to throw Antichrist Television Blues in too, because I love it to bits. But it's very hard to find a decent live recording of it; Win likes to throw slightly libelous content and Dylan lyrics into it when he's singing it live, and since I get the impression Amyzzz ain't so hot on Dylan, I thought it best to leave aside.
Although if I was going to throw it in, I'd have thrown in this one.
EDIT 2: I'm going, I'm going.
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