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Old 11-08-2014, 10:07 PM   #46
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That may be it. I watched that show. It was so bad, and then it totally went off the deep end to the point where I kept watching it because it was just so unbelievably bad that I had to see where they were going next.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:31 AM   #47
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Listening to Joey's now. Just so's you know, you've got Liars' Brats on there twice. That Chelsea Wolfe track was a hell of a start.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:03 AM   #48
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Joey - loved your list. I suspect I didn't get quite the same sense of insanity that you had putting it together and being close to it, but it still came across really, really well.

There weren't many weak spots. Feral Love was a terrific opener, the transition from Liars to Prodigy was inspired, and I was quite taken with the Steven Wilson and EMA tracks, thought they sounded great after Climbing Up the Walls.

I hadn't heard the Bat for Lashes song and it blew me away. Clearly I need to get Two Suns. The Decemberists track was interesting in that it sounds so different to anything else I've heard from them. And the transition into Holy Water was seamless - at one point I found myself thinking "wow this is a really different Colin Meloy vocal" before quickly realising it was a new song.

I think Exit also fit fucking brilliantly, like to the point where I almost got a new appreciation for it, the menace of the thing really worked and helped set up the final little portion.

I also really fucking enjoyed the Porcupine Tree track. It's a level of "heavy" that I really like... I wonder would I enjoy the album? Always looking for some heavier stuff on my ipod.

So yeah I loved it, will surely be up there for me, and in terms of tracks/artists that I didn't know but really dug and will look to get into a bit more - Chelsea Wolfe, Steven Wilson, EMA, Porcupine Tree.

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just on playlists that are themed around dark, heavy, insane sort of styles... Reggo had a playlist that captured that pretty much perfectly. Some of those tracks still haunt me.
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In Absentia is a loud, heavy, claustrophobic album. It's not all metal, there are some lighter tracks on there, but it is all kinda dark and messed up.

Listening to Padj's now.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:28 AM   #51
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just on playlists that are themed around dark, heavy, insane sort of styles... Reggo had a playlist that captured that pretty much perfectly. Some of those tracks still haunt me.
Reggo's list was legit creepy
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:30 AM   #52
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Desert Island X: Group 1 Listening Thread

That EMA song was easily my least favorite part of Jory's list. Godawful song. If it is even remotely representative of their (or is it one person?) sound then it's safe to say I would despise any other tracks.

But that Exit to the downward spiral transition...
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Holy shit, Padj has a Caravan song on her list. This is going to be great.
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Full impressions to come, but this is hitting all the right spots.
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So I've finished IWB's list. My experience of disc one was similar to Pfan's as I didn't know a single song on there even though there were plenty of famous artists. So it was definitely a good musical education and more importantly I enjoyed it a great deal. Stand-outs were the Morphine track and the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson duo.

The less said about disc 2 the better I think. Just not my cup of tea.
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Desert Island X: Group 1 Listening Thread

Morphine didnt really belong there from a technical chronology or official genre standpoint, and I almost left it out just for that reason. But then I remembered that was a stupid reason to cut a song, it sounded like it belonged musically to me, so I left it in.

No one is going to like disc 2. That's a given. I just have to make sure you guys remember what kind of music I like (for every time someone says i hate everything). But I'm glad you didn't hate part 1.
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I'm probably going to like disc 2...and disc 1...if I could ever get around to listening.
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For context's sakes, I'm running into these lists as blind as I can. I'm not going "this has seven tracks I like, this is the shortest list" or anything. Picking at random.

So, for Padj's list, dotpoints:

- the Total Control track passed me by when I first heard it outside of DI, but hearing it here gives it new life. Good stuff. Good opener. A little turgid though.

- this is not a good Sad Lovers and Giants song.

- Hey, this is a different mix of The 15th! Amazing song as always. Here's a pickup point?

- Whoa that was a tonal change. (Referring to Caribou.) Not an awful one though.

- Cults aren't bad! They're like a denser, more buried CHVRCHES. Can't hear a word of the vocals.

- I THINK I MIGHT BE SPARKS NEWEST FAN, HEY

- The B-52s are a real comedown after Virginia Plain.

- The Warehouse Husker tracks sound much better in isolation - never thought Up In The Air was all that great, but it stands out here.

- There's something about Speedy Ortiz's Throwing Muses' vocals which are incredibly offputting. That kind of whining sound?

- Speed Ortiz is pretty neat.

- Juliana Hatfield is a kick in the arse in the best possible way

- GEMS, however, are the opposite of a kick in the arse.

- The Bat For Lashes song - terrible intro, neat song. Sort of stuttery. Cool stuff. Has too many choruses, though.

- The Paolo Conte song is a perfect counterpart to Tom Waits - keeps the jazzy vibe while dialing down the weird.

tl;dr I liked it! There were some things I didn't like! But overall, pretty good!
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alright... Laz I’ve listened to the first part of your entry. Really enjoyed it. I’m glad you’ve become a DI participant, as I always find myself enjoying your lists a great deal, despite not knowing many of the artists. You’ve got quite eclectic taste and it’s refreshing to really dig a list that isn’t populated with artists that I already know reasonably well, which is what usually happens with me. I’m always finding new music I should check out, not in terms of genre, but artist.

Let’s Get the Party Going was an awesome opener, an absolutely joyous track. I did not laugh at the Rolling Stones song as I did not know it nor its context, I just enjoyed it for what it was, a good song. From then on the whole thing was pretty damn great. I was particularly taken with the Xtina track, the Nelly Furtago single was great. The Prince track shocked me a bit, it was the least Prince-y Prince song I’ve heard. (If there even is such a thing as a “Prince-y Prince song”, the dude defies genre.) Loooooved the Funkadelic track, and that three-song stretch of Funkadelic-Ween-Lemonheads was really good, loved the Lemonheads song in particular.

The last quarter grabbed me a little less, although I took notice of the Beach Boys song because it was sooooooo not what I know of the Beach Boys.

Finished brilliantly with Van Morrison. I really, really have to look into more of his music.

Will have thoughts on part two later today.
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also I had no trouble with your list at all. Downloaded fine and then I just dragged the two folders into an itunes playlist and the tracks were all ordered perfectly.
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