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Old 07-02-2013, 12:35 PM   #151
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The song on the playlist is on In a Bar, Under the Sea. That's also my favorite album of theirs. If you like that one you should also check out Worst Case Scenario.
Thanks! I will check it out
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #152
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Thanks, Tourist. I listened to the first half of yours yesterday and am just now sitting down to the second. Part 1 was really a masterclass of sequencing. I was impressed with how you represented current indie-pop without it sounding monotonous. The second part as well was clever in how it showed influence across time and genre. I'm particularly thinking of the CCR-White Stripes-Rolling Stones sequence: you can hear the continuity of inspiration across those tracks. The one track that stood out as something I need to check out further was from Stardeath - I'll certainly be looking into them.
Thanks! I love putting together playlists, so I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed the flow thusfar.

Fun fact about Stardeath that might or might not be public knowledge - the singer is the nephew of Wayne Coyne. Their album The Birth has some flaws in it, but overall it's a pretty darn solid debut that's been, to my knowledge, largely ignored. Which is too bad.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:55 PM   #153
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Alright, just finished Joey's list.

My favorites that were obvious were She's Leaving Home (possibly my favorite track on Sgt. Pepper), Somebody That I Used To Know (I know some people hate it, say it was overplayed, whatever, but I love it and don't listen to the radio so it's not been overplayed for me), I Need My Girl (favorite off its album) and Stay. Some stuff where I thought I didn't care for the band but loved it were Cruel by St. Vincent (I'd heard one song before by them and did not like it) and Blindness by Metric. Might have to check out more of those two at some point. Some of the songs I didn't care for as much were the few instrumentals, R.E.M. (never been a fan), Radiohead (don't care for that album), or the Depeche Mode track you used.

Overall, the flow was fantastic and this is a very strong list. I think overall, the lists I've listened to this time are a lot stronger than past iterations. And I love it! Great competition so far.

And with that, I'm done with the first group. Can't wait til the second one is posted. Planning on listening to a couple more lists at work tomorrow! If you wanted to post the next group tomorrow, LM, that'd be a-ok with me!
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If you like that one you should also check out Worst Case Scenario.
Everyone should do this.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #155
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That is like the best compliment you could ask for. It's been years. Thanks. I still listen to that list.
Hey, so do I. It's easily my favorite list of the whole comp. Your and GAFs lists from that one as well probably got me into the most new bands in a single go.
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I should have loaded more playlists. I could have gotten through another one today!
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Fun fact about Stardeath that might or might not be public knowledge - the singer is the nephew of Wayne Coyne. Their album The Birth has some flaws in it, but overall it's a pretty darn solid debut that's been, to my knowledge, largely ignored. Which is too bad.
No wonder they collaborate so often. Cool
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Going to knock over nielsgov's list today at some point. Listened to first half last night but couldn't finish it due to you know, life, so I'll give it a full run today. I *really* liked what I heard and the way it all fitted together, but it was starting to get a bit samey, so hoping for a bit of a change-up.

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Hey, so do I. It's easily my favorite list of the whole comp. Your and GAFs lists from that one as well probably got me into the most new bands in a single go.
That is awesome man. What artists specifically? I know I got myself into quite a few new ones myself while trying to piece together the damn thing. Took me ages.
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I listened to the tourist's playlist yesterday. I liked it a lot. Lots of good songs with lots of variety. Transitions were good in general as well. My favorite stretch was All Black Everything - Sunship Balloons. Needless to say the hiphop section could've been longer for me. Now I know I need to listen to more Outkast.
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OK, so I'm done with your list, nielsgov. I think I like it the most out of what I've heard so far.

I was doing other things while I was listening though so I'm not sure which song was which etc - but rest assured, I was listening attentively, just that my eye wasn't always on my phone while I was.

The first half of your list - probably eight songs - was phenomenal. Wonderful sequencing, faultless transitions, terrific tracks. Some of the time it even felt like a DJ mix - I couldn't tell when old songs finished and new ones started. That is among the highest praise I reckon you could give someone, and I can tell you spent a lot of time on it.

Will be going through that section again to find some albums and such I can get into by those artists. As I said before, though, it was just starting to become samey - if I have any criticism of your list it's that there wasn't enough genre hopping for my liking. But I'm very particular.

Thankfully, the change-up came not long after your terrific first half, and the selection here was good, even if a couple of transitions were pretty jarring to my ears. Once or twice it really hit me that, boom, yes, this is a new song - which didn't happen in the first half. Having said that, the finishing flourish was amazing, albeit a little depressing. But maybe that's me. Who am I kidding - of course it is.

If I could summarise your list visually:

I had a lot of fun listening to it. It meshed well. The songs were nice. Bravo.
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I wish I could explain how happy seeing these playlists makes me. From the weirdest to the most well adjusted of us, we all share a very deep love of music that, at least in my circle of friends and family, your average person does not fully relate to or understand and thus it's hard to share. For example, on Sunday a friend of mine and I went to a little vinyl record swap meet in Chinatown. I don't even own a record player yet I loved being around this environment....songs blaring, music lovers combing boxes for that album they covet, etc. I could have stayed all day. My friend wanted to leave after 30 minutes, so I indulged her and we split. Not a big deal, but perhaps slightly illustrative. So...that passion cannot be channeled in too many different ways...you can listen, of course....you can learn to sing or play or write music.....maybe teach it even....but your options narrow after that, especially if you have the love and passion but not the aptitude. For the music nut, making a playlist is a potentially naked form of expression. Maybe you cannot find the words or craft the music to match how you feel or think, but songs can be your proxy. It's easy to make a playlist, but it's a labor of love to make one that shines a light on something about you that maybe cannot be gleaned by any other means. Maybe I'm just speaking for myself - as a long time consumer of art but one who is wholly unable to create any - so forgive me if this is not just a corny post but a horribly self centered one at that. I guess I'm just saying that the huge music dork in me is able to walk arm in arm with the eternally inquisitive person in me when these competitions take place. I learn about music, I learn about you all, and that means something to me, even if it's just a playlist and even if it's just the internet.
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Oh man, you are going to HATE my list.
Maybe, but you'll probably hate mine as well. But so will everyone else.
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I listened to the tourist's playlist yesterday. I liked it a lot. Lots of good songs with lots of variety. Transitions were good in general as well. My favorite stretch was All Black Everything - Sunship Balloons. Needless to say the hiphop section could've been longer for me. Now I know I need to listen to more Outkast.
Thanks a ton! I had thought about expanding that part out a bit, but there were just so many genres/subgenres and specific songs that I wanted to use this time around that it got to wind up being a time-crunch. As it was, I had 5 songs that had to be cut for time purposes, unfortunately, which will go into my next list whenever we get around to the tenth desert island.
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I know this isn't the place for it, but today I'm planning on listening to the lists made by Laz, namkcuR, and Padj.
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