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Old 08-25-2011, 11:55 PM   #31
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Glad you figured it out. As far as I know, there is no relation to "Power."
I wasn't talking about "Power", I was talking about "So Appalled" which it pretty much is a direct copy of, but clearly on purpose, and I'm sure with opposite lyrics, but I haven't got around to reading them yet.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:47 AM   #32
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Well I didn't hate your list, reggo. I thought I might but I didn't. I don't think it had great flow or momentum, which would have made me enjoy it more given the subject matter, but maybe that was just me. No songs really stood out, I won't go back to most of them. Mainly liked the ones I'd already heard, Rollin in the Deep and The Chain. Would be good if there was a female artist like Aretha Franklin around today.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:50 AM   #33
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I wasn't talking about "Power", I was talking about "So Appalled" which it pretty much is a direct copy of, but clearly on purpose, and I'm sure with opposite lyrics, but I haven't got around to reading them yet.
Ah, and this is where my lack of listening to Kanye's latest album becomes evident. I had to go back and look at the lyrics to "So Appalled," and you're right in the fact that the intro/interludes are "copied," like the "Everybody put three fingers in the air," etc. But, when Kendrick is talking about "three fingers," he's talking about heart, honor, respect. For him, HiiiPower is a way of life and a philosophy, not just a song. (See this interview at about 4:00: [Interview] Kendrick Lamar talks J.Cole Production, his father, Hiiipower - The Come Up Show) "So Appalled," on the other hand, is all about braggadocio. In my opinion, "HiiiPower" is more about revolutionizing, whether that's a personal or political revolution. That's why he refers to Black Panthers throughout the song.

My guess is that Kendrick Lamar was using "So Appalled" as a signifyin(g) gesture and to put himself in conversation with a mainstream artist like Kanye. Doing so is a common theme in African-based musics and of course, hip-hop, by default. Hip-hop is often based on these types of conversations across songs, albums, and generations. It's an easy way to make it clear that you, as an artist, are familiar with current artists, as well as being well-versed in the genre's histories and past.
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Cassie it's a crying shame you don't post more often. I'm sure you have long since figured this out but you are one of my very favourite posters on this forum. I think I know at least some of the reasons you don't post more often though (and no, it's not because I think you're too baked to use a computer more often than once a week )

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Well I didn't hate your list, reggo. I thought I might but I didn't. I don't think it had great flow or momentum, which would have made me enjoy it more given the subject matter, but maybe that was just me. No songs really stood out, I won't go back to most of them. Mainly liked the ones I'd already heard, Rollin in the Deep and The Chain. Would be good if there was a female artist like Aretha Franklin around today.
Haha how did I post this in the wrong thread.
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Looking forward to starting these last four tonight.
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Ok...so...Glee version of "Defying Gravity"...yeah that was fine. I really do like that song. And it's the only thing I've heard a Glee version of that at least made sense for a Glee club to be covering. It still sounds WAY too polished and has far too much instrumentation going on to ever sound realistic, but whatevs, I'm over complaining about it.


And...hello jarring transition into "Spirit of the Radio"
 
I kid, it actually wasn't bad, just completely different
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Ok...so...Glee version of "Defying Gravity"...yeah that was fine. I really do like that song. And it's the only thing I've heard a Glee version of that at least made sense for a Glee club to be covering. It still sounds WAY too polished and has far too much instrumentation going on to ever sound realistic, but whatevs, I'm over complaining about it.


And...hello jarring transition into "Spirit of the Radio"
 
I kid, it actually wasn't bad, just completely different
i made the mistake of listening to it with headphones on the other day, and the auto-tune made me want to puke. i still think that's the most evil musical invention of all time.

the instrumentation thing...that's one of the reasons i thought that the show was supposed to be a joke at first. they randomly break into song, somehow EVERYONE in the room 1) knows all the words, 2) has their choreographed dance moves down, 3) magically can play all the music, even on instruments their character doesn't commonly play in other episodes, and 4) in the blink of an eye, new sets, costumes, and props appear. come on, with all of that, how was i not supposed to think it was a parody?
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I've never actually watched an episode of the show, so I really didn't know that kind of stuff happens.

The thing with the show was, I was actually really excited to see it when it premiered (as GAF might recall) and I never could catch the premiere, and by the time the first season was available to watch, the backlash/fandom was so intense, I just couldn't get myself to want to see it anymore. But, when I was in high school, while I wasn't in choir, I had a great many friends who were, and it was a part of life I was quite aware and slightly involved in, so I was hoping to see a fairly interesting look at the high school world we don't often see.

But, yeah, nothing realistic at all, I take it.
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i still think to some degree it's supposed to be a not another teen movie/high school musical hybrid parody, and occasionally the song performances don't completely suck. did i mention the part about how when it came up on the netflix recently watched history page, my mother thought someone hacked her account and used it to watch the first season? because even though she knew i her the password, it seemed a far more likely scenario than me actually watching that show.

underneath my cozy rock, where i have no real knowledge of what's "cool" pop-culture-wise, i only checked out the show out of sheer boredom one day, and had only heard of it because some insane nurse at one of the hospitals here said i vaguely resembled one of the actors. ok, not vaguely, it was more of "i bet you get this all the time," which definitely is not true because prior to her bizarre ramblings i'd never actually heard of the show. and to be honest, i still can't figure out what the hell she was talking about. pretty sure i don't look like anyone in that show, male or female.
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that's awesome.


Well, I've about finished your list, at the point where I know every song left anyways. Great fun, I was almost afraid the punk love wasn't going to be present this time, but I missed the fact that I didn't recognize half of the bands on the list, so that should've been a hint .
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Axver, enjoyed very much, the flow was great and the music was right up my alley. Though I must say, that Joy Formidable track certainly took me aback. I thought to myself, "Surely, Axver can't possibly be listening to something so...so...so happy..."

Great list of songs man, had a nice good listen.


And with that...omg, I'm done. PM headed your way, Phan the man.
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I always forget Axver likes music that isn't death metal/14-hour prog suites.
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can someone reupload cassie's list plzzzzzzzzzz
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Just finished Axver's list. Like his previous entry, the flow on this was somehow more than seamless. The tracks all coalesced to the extent that I could hardly tell where one ended and the next began. Unlike the last DI list, however, I felt that this one was a bit too homogeneous in style and tempo to make a lasting impression. The Joy Formidable track, as others have noted, was a welcome interpolation, and the Malory track was so stellar that I had to take note of it. On the whole, then, the feeling and mood were strongly crafted but perhaps also at the expense of memorable songs.
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can someone reupload cassie's list plzzzzzzzzzz
Yeah, it appears to be an invalid link now.
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