Desert Island IX: Master List, Part One - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2013, 04:00 AM   #31
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Alright, Andrew. Starting your list. First off, first Abe Vigoda song I've ever heard. If they all sound like this, I may have to look more. Please tell me now if I'm only in for disappointment
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #32
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
First section - Flow was fine, especially for the first few sections. Despite this, however, I felt like it was a little genre jumpy. Not a really bad thing, just something that jumped out at me.
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 05:22 AM   #33
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
There were moments in section two where I forgot I was listening to a list and got confused when the sound changed so abruptly (like the transition into Black Keys). There were certainly good things going there. Surprised by how much I enjoyed the Youth Lagoon track. Don't recall caring much for them.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #34
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Section 3 has been my favorite so far. But that's helped by the fact that you had my favorite song of last year in there ("Hold on When you Get Love and Let Go When You Get It")
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #35
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Annnnddd, section 4 wasn't exactly my favorite section, but it wasn't bad either.


Overall, you set the bar pretty high, Andrew. Lots of songs I enjoyed, fairly decent flow (there were some wonky bits, but they were few and far between) and an overall nice vibe. Great stuff.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #36
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
gump's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 7,927
Local Time: 03:32 AM
I'm ready. I'll start with Joey's list tonight, iron yuppie's tomorrow (I think that one works as a Friday listen), and the tourist and nielsgov over the weekend.
__________________
gump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #37
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
Alright, Andrew. Starting your list. First off, first Abe Vigoda song I've ever heard. If they all sound like this, I may have to look more. Please tell me now if I'm only in for disappointment
The only album I have is the one that's represented on my list, but that album is very consistant and has a similar sound throughout. If you liked that one, I'd be shocked if you didn't like the album.

Glad you enjoyed overall!
__________________
the tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #38
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Well, I'm halfway through the first half of gump's list. Really digging most of the stuff. Some of the high points that I was previously familiar with are Midnight City, Electric Feel, and Midnight Song. A couple that I didn't know that are gonna make me go out and find more by the artist were Play By Play and Nightcall. There were only three songs I didn't care for to this point, which is not bad at all - they were All To All (I've never cared for Broken Social Scene, though), Voyeur, and I Want To Be Well. Overall the flow was very good. Especially from Play By Play through Chemtrails.

A side note on how I grade/rank: Each song gets 10 points. My personal enjoyment of the song takes up 7 of those, the flow in and out takes up 2, and overall theme takes up 1. I know it's probably pretty Pitchforkian, because on my little notebook where I'm going to rank these things, I'll be diving the total number by the number of tracks to come out with a number with a decimal.

The first half of gump's list ranks pretty damn high.
__________________
the tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #39
War Child
 
LemonMirrorSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 939
Local Time: 03:32 AM
A lot of these songs on the tourist's list I'm hearing for the very first time... Like I've mentioned before I'm quite out of touch with new music right now. So bands I've been curious about over the past few years (but never bothered to check them out) like Wild Nothing, Tame Impala, Lotus Plaza, M83 etc., I'm only listening to now through these songs. It feels good to discover some new music. But I'm not sure if these are necessarily the best beginners tracks of the respective bands to listen to or not.

For example: I liked Wild Nothing's Rheya. But I didn't care too much for Tame Impala's Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. I didn't find it terrible or anything but didn't find it exceptional either. But I kinda liked Lotus Plaza's Strangers. But didn't care much for M83's Splendour. Either these are not the perfect places to start for these bands or I just need more time with some of this music.

Anyway, it's good fun to listen to new stuff and see if I like anything.
__________________
LemonMirrorSky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 02:51 PM   #40
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
gump's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 7,927
Local Time: 03:32 AM
Glad you are enjoying it so far, tourist. If you liked Nightcall, you'll probably enjoy Chromatics (Kill for Love) - it's a more complete album than the Drive OST, which contains lots of instrumental tracks.
__________________
gump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #41
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
nielsgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,598
Local Time: 09:32 AM
I'm starting my listening now. iYup's list.

My Girls is definitely a good opener.
__________________
nielsgov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #42
War Child
 
LemonMirrorSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 939
Local Time: 03:32 AM
Okay I'm sorry, call me old-fashioned or whatever but I thoroughly enjoyed those last four songs on tourists' list! Stairway to Heaven, Strawberry Fields Forever, Sound of Silence... they really don't make 'em like they used to! I AM giving new songs a chance and maybe they need more time to grow on me, but this finale was gold!
__________________
LemonMirrorSky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #43
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 12:32 AM
LMS, Splendor is definitely not the gateway drug song for M83. Please try more things.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #44
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
nielsgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,598
Local Time: 09:32 AM
Liked the first two songs (which I knew) but then I got a few songs I didn't know. They flowed nicely but funk isn't exactly my favorite genre so I didn't enjoy it all. Miss You was nice though, and the Prince track was enjoyable as well.

Bizarre Love Triangle was also new to me but what a great track! The following section was pretty strong. I'm at Wandering Star now.
__________________
nielsgov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #45
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
LMS, Splendor is definitely not the gateway drug song for M83. Please try more things.
Agreed. I'd suggest Kim & Jessie or Midnight City (which is on gump's list) for a "gateway drug".
__________________

__________________
the tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com