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Old 11-15-2014, 12:52 AM   #16
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212er, your list was cool. all those transitions that looked batshit crazy on paper worked. i mean, i didn't doubt them or anything knowing both your history of slick transitions and how much time you said you spent trying to get them perfect. normally i should be irritated you made me listen to tina turner, but a) the song didn't suck and b) it transitioned into big country really well.

predictably as far as music tastes go, the replacements through against me was my favorite segment, even though i despise japandroids you managed to include the one song i grudgingly enjoy. that section was awesome, made me quite happy, and the pillows were cool too (cos i had absolutely no idea who they were, not knowing any japanese bands at all).

also predictably, i hate hip hop segments. this is what cobbler (and most everyone, apparently) feels like when they're listening to the inevitable punk rock half of my list. starting from the beginning, i loved the vangelis>blue sky black death. the latter is fantastic, to the point where i need to know more about what i just heard. will google, thank you. and then you lost me til chairlift. hip hop, auto-tuned pop, and easy listening dullness. but chairlift, and to a degree RAC, were a welcome shift when you were coming close to losing me altogether.

butthole surfers/moby/primitive radio gods...i am fairly certain i heard those 3 songs back to back before, probably on the radio if not a mix tape i had when i was 14. i admit i skipped those, i've heard them too many times. i know how they go, and i know they'd transition well.

the ending left me feeling a tad...underwhelmed, i guess? not to say it ended poorly, or like too much of the same thing--on the contrary, it was just the right number of songs that went well together (but diverged drastically from how the list began), it just ends on such a minimalist, melody-less note, that made it trail off after a pretty decent trip through different kinds of music that it seemed crazy anti-climactic.
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I hope no one else has used Gigasize. It legitimately took me five minutes just to figure out how to start downloading Gump's file.

All good now though and pretty goddamn excited to get cracking on this lot.
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In all likelihood, you'll be able to download mine and Ashley's in a couple minutes at most. Mega
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Yeah that was quick as fuck. Will stick to that in the future.
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gigasize may be the only thing i've seen so far that's worse then sendspace.
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #21
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Don't count yourself out yet, Gump. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed your list, way, way more than I was expecting to. Got off to a solid start with that Bright Eyes song, which showed me that perhaps not all their music is pompous, overblown, pretentious, inaccessible and impenetrable. Lucinda Williams managed to fit the title phrase into her song about 785 times, at my count. The Wilco song was real nice, and will encourage me to keep digging into their music. Jeff Tweedy sounded a bit raspier than I'm used to.

The only parts of your list that I didn't really dig (though I still enjoyed) were the songs that deviated a little too close to country. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight was one such song, which was a shame, as I was hoping to enjoy it more cos I loved the title.

I was quite blown away by Maybe Sparrow, a really stellar song I thought, a great vocal from Ms Case, who I might like to look into a bit more. Hesitating Beauty was among my least favourite tracks, though Tweedy was back to form with his third appearance on this list with Golden Smog (who I had to look up).

The next three tracks were probably my favourite portion of the list. You know what probably from My Morning Jacket onwards everything was great. The ascending guitar line after Jim James' vocal parts on Golden was just absolutely gorgeous, Come Pick Me Up was fantastic, quality use of the harmonica and solid vocals from a B&C favourite I've never been into. Kansas City was probably my favourite song on the whole list. Clearly I'm becoming an Okkervil River fan so I need to dig a bit deeper into their catalogue.

Loved $1k Car musically, though I was a little dumbfounded by the lyrics, which really hit you over the head with an anvil. And Old 97s, Drive-By Truckers and Uncle Tupelo wrapped things up pretty nicely.

So yeah, overall, loved it your list, and it was a really satisfying listen, the shorter run time was great for logistics etc but you really nailed the theme and still made it a great listen despite it being the shortest entry. Flow and transitions were impeccable (though I suspect it wasn't too hard to put this list together once you had an idea of the songs you wanted to use). Top shelf stuff my friend, may we chat about it in a Brooklyn bar someday.
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LM, I'm only a few songs into your list, but I wanted to say that Visage track was a great, great choice. I heard of them randomly a few months ago and considered making an entire list around the sound of Fade to Grey.
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Don't count yourself out yet, Gump. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed your list, way, way more than I was expecting to. Got off to a solid start with that Bright Eyes song, which showed me that perhaps not all their music is pompous, overblown, pretentious, inaccessible and impenetrable. Lucinda Williams managed to fit the title phrase into her song about 785 times, at my count. The Wilco song was real nice, and will encourage me to keep digging into their music. Jeff Tweedy sounded a bit raspier than I'm used to.

The only parts of your list that I didn't really dig (though I still enjoyed) were the songs that deviated a little too close to country. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight was one such song, which was a shame, as I was hoping to enjoy it more cos I loved the title.

I was quite blown away by Maybe Sparrow, a really stellar song I thought, a great vocal from Ms Case, who I might like to look into a bit more. Hesitating Beauty was among my least favourite tracks, though Tweedy was back to form with his third appearance on this list with Golden Smog (who I had to look up).

The next three tracks were probably my favourite portion of the list. You know what probably from My Morning Jacket onwards everything was great. The ascending guitar line after Jim James' vocal parts on Golden was just absolutely gorgeous, Come Pick Me Up was fantastic, quality use of the harmonica and solid vocals from a B&C favourite I've never been into. Kansas City was probably my favourite song on the whole list. Clearly I'm becoming an Okkervil River fan so I need to dig a bit deeper into their catalogue.

Loved $1k Car musically, though I was a little dumbfounded by the lyrics, which really hit you over the head with an anvil. And Old 97s, Drive-By Truckers and Uncle Tupelo wrapped things up pretty nicely.

So yeah, overall, loved it your list, and it was a really satisfying listen, the shorter run time was great for logistics etc but you really nailed the theme and still made it a great listen despite it being the shortest entry. Flow and transitions were impeccable (though I suspect it wasn't too hard to put this list together once you had an idea of the songs you wanted to use). Top shelf stuff my friend, may we chat about it in a Brooklyn bar someday.
Thanks, man. Much appreciated, and very interesting to read your thoughts on this. Totally agree on Neko Case's vocals in Maybe Sparrow. The woman is fantastic. I was afraid that some people could find it a bit grating (similar concerns for Lucinda Williams, to some extent) but I think her vocal performance makes the song. The Tweedy trifecta in a short list was also a concern (I shouldn't say much about it so others don't pay too much attention), but ultimately decided the songs sounded different enough to justify their presence in the list. I love his huskier voice in AM (which I've regained appreciation in more recent years), and I keep coming back to Radio King's melody.

Couldn't agree more on Kansas City. I actually heard the some for the first time about a year ago in their concert, and immediately had to buy the album. And Come Pick Me Up breaks my heart every time.

Anyways, thanks again. Beer will be on me in Brooklyn next time. Yes, I'm buying votes with alcohol.
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LM, I think you have Ship of Fools tagged as a Pet Shop Boys song, for some reason. At least that's how it showed up here. Or maybe I just messed up when importing...

Starting your list now.
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212er, your list was cool. all those transitions that looked batshit crazy on paper worked. i mean, i didn't doubt them or anything knowing both your history of slick transitions and how much time you said you spent trying to get them perfect. normally i should be irritated you made me listen to tina turner, but a) the song didn't suck and b) it transitioned into big country really well.

predictably as far as music tastes go, the replacements through against me was my favorite segment, even though i despise japandroids you managed to include the one song i grudgingly enjoy. that section was awesome, made me quite happy, and the pillows were cool too (cos i had absolutely no idea who they were, not knowing any japanese bands at all).

also predictably, i hate hip hop segments. this is what cobbler (and most everyone, apparently) feels like when they're listening to the inevitable punk rock half of my list. starting from the beginning, i loved the vangelis>blue sky black death. the latter is fantastic, to the point where i need to know more about what i just heard. will google, thank you. and then you lost me til chairlift. hip hop, auto-tuned pop, and easy listening dullness. but chairlift, and to a degree RAC, were a welcome shift when you were coming close to losing me altogether.

butthole surfers/moby/primitive radio gods...i am fairly certain i heard those 3 songs back to back before, probably on the radio if not a mix tape i had when i was 14. i admit i skipped those, i've heard them too many times. i know how they go, and i know they'd transition well.

the ending left me feeling a tad...underwhelmed, i guess? not to say it ended poorly, or like too much of the same thing--on the contrary, it was just the right number of songs that went well together (but diverged drastically from how the list began), it just ends on such a minimalist, melody-less note, that made it trail off after a pretty decent trip through different kinds of music that it seemed crazy anti-climactic.
Thanks for the feedback, and I'm really glad that the Tina Turner > Big Country thing was immediately noticed , I couldn't resist.

As for the end,the intention had been to ease out of what had been a pretty hi tempo list through something that was sorta the same as the beginning, but a little less pure moods. It does end up being a really quit fade out, so I can see it not working. But, I definitely tried to do too much, so if that's the only thing that failed to hard, I'm not too upset.

The Pillows are fantastic, just for the record. They did the soundtrack for the Anime FLCL, but don't let that make you think they're a JPop band. That song is pretty indicative of their sound.

Don't get too excited about Blue Sky Black Death, yet. They are hip hop producers, but their last two albums have been all instrumental stuff. Glaciers was one of my favorite albums last year, and Noir was also in my top ten the year it came out.
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LM, I'm only a few songs into your list, but I wanted to say that Visage track was a great, great choice. I heard of them randomly a few months ago and considered making an entire list around the sound of Fade to Grey.
Just got to this track - really good song, probably the standout so far. I didn't know Visage at all.
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I had no idea Live to Tell was a Madonna song. A great one, definitely.
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LM, I think you have Ship of Fools tagged as a Pet Shop Boys song, for some reason. At least that's how it showed up here. Or maybe I just messed up when importing...

Starting your list now.
Nope, not just you. Damn. I tagged everything in one go and slipped up on that one. Oh well, at least the file name is right.

Otherwise, glad you guys are enjoying the list!
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Love the vocals on this Sundays track.
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