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Old 02-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #31
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Has anyone else tried to download namkcuR's playlist yet? I have tried to a couple times over the past couple days but the download stops at a certain completion percentage. One day it kept stopping at 23% each time I tried and today it stops at 1%.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #32
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Hmmm...I downloaded it yesterday without a problem. Meagupload is sometimes temperamental, though.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:39 PM   #33
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Okay. I guess I'll try again tomorrow.
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He's next on my list, so if there's a problem, I'll let you know.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:33 AM   #35
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i got everything downloaded no problem. it's just figuring out where i put them, putting them on my ipod...such a slacker.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #36
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I listened to the illustrious Cobbler's list a few days ago, and I will say that this was a generally high-energy list. I loved the classic rock selections; the Stones-Bowie tandem to start the whole thing established a great tempo, and the inclusion of Nick Drake and Bob Seger were also very nice touches. I also found some enticing beats in the hip-hop selections - most notably in "Aquemini." All in all, the list was replete with personality, which is, I would think, the mark of a well-executed playlist.

I also listened to NamkcuR's list recently. The chronological focus of this list was an interesting idea that made for a combination of surprising and nostalgic moments. As an example of the first, I was completely unaware of the side of Jane's Addiction expressed on "Three Days." As examples of the second, "Foreground" places me in a very specific time and place, and the inclusion of Hendrix and The Doors reflects tapes that my dad would play in the car when I was a lad. That combination of unexpected and familiar moments made the playlist consistently engaging.
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I listened to the illustrious Cobbler's list a few days ago, and I will say that this was a generally high-energy list. I loved the classic rock selections; the Stones-Bowie tandem to start the whole thing established a great tempo, and the inclusion of Nick Drake and Bob Seger were also very nice touches. I also found some enticing beats in the hip-hop selections - most notably in "Aquemini." All in all, the list was replete with personality, which is, I would think, the mark of a well-executed playlist.
Thanks for the words! Glad to see people are appreciating the Bob Seger inclusion.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #38
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Well, we've had quite a few weeks with some new releases coming out, and those have probably hindered DI listening for some people, but we should be wrapping this up soon.

I plan on launching the last thread this weekend - it only has three playlists on it as Mr. V had to unfortunately drop out. I guess your life turns upside down when your family wins the lottery.

Then, I plan on having everyone submit rankings shortly after, perhaps on March 1. I'll set a firm date when I launch the fourth thread.
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He won the lottery?!?!?!!!

That doesn't happen to anyone! Lucky bugger.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:02 PM   #41
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I listened to namkcuR's list yesterday - it downloaded just fine, by the way.

I understand that the format was based on time travel, but the changes from one section to another were a bit jarring I thought.

Having said that, the sections themselves were, for the most part, very well done. The 79-84 period was something I particularly enjoyed. Great choices for Alan Parsons and Depeche Mode in particular, and while I only like a handful of ABBA songs, The Winner Takes It All is one of them.

The newer time frame was also good, although I don't care for that MGMT song. You have, however, reminded me that I have totally neglected Robyn this past year, which I find surprising considering I like her and her music. I hadn't heard Indestructible before your list, sadly, but it was awesome. And obviously great choices for AF, LCD, and Grizzly Bear. I prefer other Muse songs though.

I thought the "classic" period had a great set of songs, although I don't think some parts went together very well, such as Bowie into Cat Stevens. A great Stevie Wonder selection here, and of course The Beatles doing what they do is always nice. Don't know if I would have had a John Lennon song in the same section, however. Not a big deal though.

The last section was probably my least favorite, as those songs are just not ones I like by Phish, Jane's Addiction, and RHCP.

Your intro and outro songs were very cool. Great choices!

A very good entry for you, namkcuR. I believe it to be stronger than your last one. I would rate this very well.
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wanted to wait til i was in the mood to listen to stuff i don't listen to often to afford some semblence of respect toward cobbler and oneblood's lists, because while i still see hip-hop as some kind of kryptonite, there are things i will unavoidably enjoy given the right state of mind.

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"how does it feel?": "beast mode" is pretty beast, indeed. and there's nothing about it that is even remotely my cup of tea, but i did like it quite a bit. but before dam-funk was over, i had a splitting headache, only made much worse by prince. i was relieved to hear "sexx laws" despite never having liked that song before. yeah, the middle 3 songs flowed very well. i just couldn't stand them.

"bass bangin'" put songs to artists (names to faces, if you will) to a couple songs i absolutely despise but never knew who was responsible. i did dig the n.e.r.d. track until i was reminded of the "her ass is a spaceship i want to ride" line. still would call it a highlight, though. i'm sorry. i can tell there was thought and effort put into this, because it does all thematically match up well. i am just apparently party-impaired.

from westside, with love enjoyed that whole section both flow and song-wise, possibly contradicting a bunch of what i just said. strangest highlight was 2pac. my 2pac hatred goes back about 10 years, and while i'll never be a fan, i can recognize this as...i don't know, for some reason quality is the word that comes to mind. that's the closest you'll ever get me to saying something good about 2pac.

ok, done with the negative stuff. other highlights: atmosphere, and lupe fiasco. those were great.
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cobbler:
enjoyed part 1. even the coldplay song. kicking things off with "sympathy for the devil" is as epic as it looks like it should be. even moreso when you follow it up with bowie. and "abel" is such a great song. yeah, things started out great and stayed solid throughout the first part. helps that ibi is pretty much the one bss song i actually like. i still hate bob seger with a passion, but i'm looking past that. besides, you made me like a los camp! song.



part 2, about 99% not my thing. sorry.
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thanks iDubB!

i'd like to know what the 1% was that you enjoyed in part two
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Ashley's A Trick Of The Light

I really wanted to like this. I hadn't heard a lot of these artists and was hoping for an adventure into 80's loveliness, like Screwtape's was, but I just couldn't get into it. You snagged my attention from Slowdrive through The New Pornographers, but with Frightened Rabbit, you lost me again. There were a few good tracks toward the end: Stone Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire , and Smashing Pumpkins, but as it is, I guess it really isn't my thing. I'm disappointed only by the fact that I didn't enjoy it as much as I anticipated.

On to the next: Friggin' Cobbler.
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