Author Topic: "Cool" music that you don't like  (Read 26923 times)

Steve of Bloomington

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 2262
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2008, 06:40:40 PM »
-Love: the early singles are fine, but Forever Changes is like a slightly-above-average Moody Blues record

Ouch!   It hurts because I can see it might be true!

yesno

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3426
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2008, 06:46:01 PM »
-Love: the early singles are fine, but Forever Changes is like a slightly-above-average Moody Blues record

This just makes me want to go give the Moody Blues another chance.

Forrest

  • Guest
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2008, 06:49:03 PM »
I'm-a have to say R.E.M. I've tried to get into this band, but I was never able to figure out which early-period record was so good that it atoned for everything after 1991. Their trajectory has gone from meh to ugh for me.

Matt

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 1021
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2008, 06:51:54 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.

Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.
It ain't ego, it's my love for you.

Susannah

  • Guest
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2008, 07:01:46 PM »
-Sleater-Kinney: the Go-Go's if their idea of fun was a Sunday afternoon listening to NPR
-dead prez: robbing pizza delivery guys isn't a revolutionary act, dipshits

These made me laugh, even though I do really like Sleater-Kinney. Mostly because they're so LOUD.

namethebats

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Posts: 216
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2008, 07:08:30 PM »
I can't think of anything offhand beyond the usual picks (Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, CYHSY). So I'll borrow one from a guy I just ran into while walking back to my apartment:

Guy: You look like you're in a really good mood (I wasn't, actually). What are you listening to?
Me: The Minutemen.
Guy: I don't know them. Can I listen to a bit?
(I hand him the iPod earbuds. He listens to 20 seconds of "The Anchor," then hands them back.)
Guy: They're alright - not intense enough for me. I like stuff like Nine Inch Nails.

Susannah

  • Guest
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2008, 07:26:23 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.

Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.

Seconded! The records are great, but so is this:


Susannah

  • Guest
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2008, 07:40:41 PM »

[/quote]

Me too! I ignore them so easily without even giving them a chance. But I think doing that puts me on the losing end.
[/quote]

There are definitely bands that fall into that cool-looking category that I do like (Blondie, I guess?)  but really I remain mystified by the seemingly unanimous decision that like-minded music fans have made about this being the height of male/female attractiveness:





I get so distracted by the fact that I want to feed these people carbohydrates that I automatically discount their music.  Also, it leads to idiots like these getting famous:







Actually, this post has nothing to do with music.  I just wanted to share these photos with you all.

Shaggy 2 Grote

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3892
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2008, 07:45:27 PM »
I don't know any of those people except Karen O and Terry Richardson.  Which reminds me: hopeful sign that the 00s might finally be over #1 of 1 (if this has legs maybe I'll start another thread):

I was in St. Marks Books the other day, and there was a whole huge pile of Richardson's porn coffee-table tome on the remainder table, heavily discounted.  This might mean that photos that look like the "Beaver Hunt" section of Hustler circa 1983 are no longer considered high art!
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

Shaggy 2 Grote

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3892
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2008, 07:50:03 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.

Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.

Seconded! The records are great, but so is this:



Done!  Thanks for the tip.  Except that one in the lower left corner bugs me a little bit.  Call me a prude, but I really think that bestiality is not OK!!
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

<<<<<

  • Achilles Tendon Bursitis
  • Posts: 809
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2008, 08:39:51 PM »

I can't think about this topic.  Toooo much to think about.

*brain explodes*

daveB from Oakland

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 1409
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2008, 01:17:39 AM »
I can't think of anything offhand beyond the usual picks (Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, CYHSY). So I'll borrow one from a guy I just ran into while walking back to my apartment:

Guy: You look like you're in a really good mood (I wasn't, actually). What are you listening to?
Me: The Minutemen.
Guy: I don't know them. Can I listen to a bit?
(I hand him the iPod earbuds. He listens to 20 seconds of "The Anchor," then hands them back.)
Guy: They're alright - not intense enough for me. I like stuff like Nine Inch Nails.


You should really devote at least 60 seconds to the Minutemen before passing judgment on them.
"He didn't sound like a human when I was talking to him ... he sounded like a shape ... what's that shape of that building ... you know, where the Army lives?" -- Bryce, 11/24/2009

Gibby

  • Tarsel tunnel syndrome
  • Posts: 272
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2008, 01:47:19 AM »
Crystal Castles. I don't hate them or anything, they're just not very edifying.

This cements it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_rpvcWEUQI[/youtube]
"How do they see you when there's no light?"

Sarah

  • Guest
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2008, 08:42:34 AM »
Except that one in the lower left corner bugs me a little bit.  Call me a prude, but I really think that bestiality is not OK!!

Less an example of prudery than an objection to the impossibility of real consent, surely?

Shaggy 2 Grote

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3892
Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2008, 09:22:10 AM »
That might be true.  I have no real objection to the dude being violated by the Octopus, but I'm taking a bold stand against the rape of cute fluffy bunnies!!!!!
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.