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Old 01-17-2011, 08:30 AM   #16
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Wow, thanks for the high praise. I honestly wasn't sure what kind of a reaction I'd get this time around.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:06 PM   #17
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Highlight: First off, I want to say that this is your best playlist yet and the best execution of flow in any of the games so far. The latter is so good in fact that the playlist bleeds into one and nothing jumps out as a highlight.

Favorite Aspect: It is very soothing, almost to a fault about two hours in.

Other Things I liked:
1. I liked every song on the playlist which is a very rare feat.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:31 PM   #18
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Highlight: The stretch of Magnetic Fields through William Shatner. Good stuff.

Favorite Aspect: Honestly, at least 2/3 of the playlist was not my thing at all. I am sorry but I just could not get into most of this stuff. I appreciate what you were going for though. There were a few stretches of songs that I liked (mostly in the 2nd half).

Other things I liked:
1. The Jesus & Mary Chain through Arcade Fire was one of those stretches.
2. The Gaslight Anthem song was very good.
3. The Buzzcocks and Kinks tracks were perfect together.
4. A shocking appearance of a William Shatner track and a great one at that.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:36 PM   #19
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Highlight: The stretch of Magnetic Fields through William Shatner. Good stuff.

Favorite Aspect: Honestly, at least 2/3 of the playlist was not my thing at all. I am sorry but I just could not get into most of this stuff. I appreciate what you were going for though. There were a few stretches of songs that I liked (mostly in the 2nd half).

Other things I liked:
1. The Jesus & Mary Chain through Arcade Fire was one of those stretches.
2. The Gaslight Anthem song was very good.
3. The Buzzcocks and Kinks tracks were perfect together.
4. A shocking appearance of a William Shatner track and a great one at that.

for not liking the bulk of it, those are some mighty kind words. thanks.

i'm fully expecting everyone to say the first part is nowhere near anything they actually like, and for most of you guys to down right despise it. i had an inkling that might be the case, probably hoped it wouldn't be, but after making my way through the first batch of playlists i'm convinced no one is going to be keeping any of that first part around for longer than it takes them to make a courteous attempt at a listen.

i'm pretty psyched you singled out the shatner and buzzcocks/kinks because those i was most iffy about actually including.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #20
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Highlight: First off, I want to say that this is your best playlist yet and the best execution of flow in any of the games so far. The latter is so good in fact that the playlist bleeds into one and nothing jumps out as a highlight.

Favorite Aspect: It is very soothing, almost to a fault about two hours in.

Other Things I liked:
1. I liked every song on the playlist which is a very rare feat.
Many thanks Screw. Glad you liked it.
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Finally had the chance to start uv92's playlist between yesterday and today. I'm through Disc 1 so far.

I echo joey's thoughts on the first two tracks - an excellent pairing, and I don't even particularly care for The Black Keys. You also picked a Blink 182 song that I don't find offensive (Robert Smith's appearance didn't hurt), and I loved the song choices for the Stones, Lennon, Phoenix, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. For the most part, the tracks went well with each other. Muse into Ben Folds was a bit jarring, and I didn't think Big Yellow Taxi was placed well. But closing with Strawberry Fields and Gagging Order was awesome.
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I finished Ultraviolet's list today. This was probably the most classic-sounding compilation yet in the sense that it is filled with great songs from great artists. Strawberry Fields, Sweet Virginia, Heroes, Voodoo Child, In Between Days...these are all tremendous songs that few would would find a need to criticize. Because of that, however, the list seems a bit safe, and I think that it does not have as much personality as some of the other lists thus far.

But that is not to detract from the fact that I enjoyed it. As some others have commented, the opening two tracks complemented each other exceptionally well, and the tracks from R.E.M. and Radiohead are both hidden gems. Strange Currencies, as bizarre as this may sound, probably ranks among my top five or ten R.E.M. songs. All things considered, this was a strong listen.
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starting with joey's.

i'm kind of surprised in general by the number of passengers tracks that have been included on a number of people's lists. i think i listened to passengers twice, and then promptly forgot the thing ever existed. not even at the peak of my u2 obsession could i get myself to think that it was anything more than a must-hear for completists that then belongs on the shelf and not in the cd player. hearing pieces of it here and there amidst DI playlist context, i can't say i've changed my mind (it hasn't made me want to listen to the album in any way, shape or form). but it's interesting.
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starting with joey's.

i'm kind of surprised in general by the number of passengers tracks that have been included on a number of people's lists. i think i listened to passengers twice, and then promptly forgot the thing ever existed. not even at the peak of my u2 obsession could i get myself to think that it was anything more than a must-hear for completists that then belongs on the shelf and not in the cd player. hearing pieces of it here and there amidst DI playlist context, i can't say i've changed my mind (it hasn't made me want to listen to the album in any way, shape or form). but it's interesting.
Huh. As much as I may be your stereotypical jaded U2 ex-/post-fan, I maintain that Passengers is one of the most interesting things they've done, and along with UF and Boy is the one disc I still listen to with any vague semblance of regularity.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #25
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i never read or participated, to the best of my recollection, in any threads discussing it, so i just had literally no idea what 1) your average u2 fan 2) people on this board 3) the folks who frequent b&c thought of it. so i just had no idea.
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listened to joey's mix. the first part was well-executed. it had the summer-y, happy, new love sense, yet toward the end the hint of foreboding of not-so-great times to come if you looked at it as the description intended, to be outlining the beginnings of a relationship. i'm very unimpressed still with that arcade fire song, and still cannot stand the white stripes, but i found the first part to be fairly enjoyable songs with decent flow.

can't see any semblence of flow at all in the beginning of the second part, and it wasn't until the last 3 songs from that section that any sense of flow was regained. the transitions between the verve to the beatles to danger mouse and sparklehorse were so all over the place. song-wise, i enjoyed most of part 2. "love is noise" worked exceptionally well as an opener, particularly within the theme you were going for. the third, to me, suffered from a lot of the same lack of flow, with fewer individual songs i really liked.
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finished uv92's list (where he at?). enjoyed it!

- opening 2/ worked really well, yes. Everlasting Light is my favourite Black Keys song.
- i liked the Arcade Fire song! so a good achievement for you there, i'm reasonably indifferent to Arcade Fire.
- blink182's self-titled was a really good album i thought. it will be interesting to see what Ashley thinks of that track, i'm not a big fan of it.
- i also liked the Muse song. that's probably the best Muse song i've heard. in fact Muse through YYYs was a brilliant stretch of songs, major props for using How To Make Gravy, my favourite Paul Kelly song (i used it in my last DI). it's a really touching song.
- i'd never heard Gagging Order; it was quite pretty! certainly an atypical Radiohead song, there's not many acoustic RH songs. it also worked really well into Weekend Wars, though i see that wasn't the intention.
- Weekend Wars would be the best song by fucking miles on Congratulations. that's about the only good thing i've got to say about it.
- i enjoyed part two much more than part one. i really liked pretty much every song on part two, and as someone said, Into My Arms into Bad was inspired. how good was it when they played Bad at the first Melbourne gig man??!
- of the songs i'd not heard, Cold War Kids, The Strokes and Modest Mouse stood out.

there were certainly some rough transitions, but if i was stuck on a desert island i'd prefer good songs over good flow. nice job!
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Just getting the chance to post about the second part of uv's playlist.

I'd have to say that I liked Disc 1 more than Disc 2. While the latter certainly had some great stuff included, it didn't seem to mesh together as well, at least to my ears. It was kind of all over the place. However, I thought it started out great with the first three tracks...

Overall though, this was a pretty good listen, and definitely a most respectable showing for your first time.
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