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Old 01-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #331
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Why writes songs about how messes up the world is

Most people dont care about that stuff

Why not listen to songs that make you want to do something with your life rather than think "gosh, the world is a terrible place" - Radiohead caters for people who are depressed

I like Radiohead but they are massivley overrated - its clear from their lyrics and whiny frontman they need some Prozac
I think what you're really saying here is that you are overly influenced by all the emotions and images that you project onto music while listening to it. It's about YOU, not them.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #332
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Why writes songs about how messed up the world is

Most people dont care about that stuff

Why not listen to songs that make you want to do something with your life rather than think "gosh, the world is a terrible place" - Radiohead caters for people who are depressed

I like Radiohead but they are massivley overrated - its clear from their lyrics and whiny frontman they need some Prozac
Really? Music as an art form should represent the whole spectrum of the human experience, it shouldn't limit itself by such silly notions, otherwise music would truly be dead.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:12 PM   #333
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I'm pretty sure none of us get these arguments, LJT.
I know, these arguments just exasperate my mental faculties at 2 in the morning

We all have a great passion for music, and when I love something which I shall assume is the same for most here, I really love it, but what I never get is people who denigrate a band if they aren't a fan as in what Madforit seems to be doing, why waste your energy when you can just be enjoying the music you do like? It's like all those extreme U2 haters, why bother?
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Every person has problems in their life, no one is perfect

Why not try and escape from these problems or seek influence to improve your own situation than listen to music that makes you think more about your problems and makes you feel even more down
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:14 PM   #335
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Why writes songs about how messed up the world is

Most people dont care about that stuff

Why not listen to songs that make you want to do something with your life rather than think "gosh, the world is a terrible place" - Radiohead caters for people who are depressed

I like Radiohead but they are massivley overrated - its clear from their lyrics and whiny frontman they need some Prozac
Why make important statements and be outwardly emotional when you can just be catchy, and poppy, and not make people think about anything at all, guys?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:15 PM   #336
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I know, these arguments just exasperate my mental faculties at 2 in the morning

We all have a great passion for music, and when I love something which I shall assume is the same for most here, I really love it, but what I never get is people who denigrate a band if they aren't a fan as in what Madforit seems to be doing, why waste your energy when you can just be enjoying the music you do like? It's like all those extreme U2 haters, why bother?
Obviously what i am about to say does not apply to you

but Radiohead fans are equally as bad when it comes to trashing other bands
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^A lot of people are like that but it's not a tit for tat thing, rise above and ignore and continue to enjoy what you enjoy, but I do feel you are limiting yourself somewhat.

It makes you feel down...not everyone else...as Joyfulgirl says, thats your own emotions on, it doesn't make everyone feel the same way.

Anyway depressing songs can be more cathartic than reinforcing depression anyway...i'm pretty sure there are some psychological studies on it.
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Every person has problems in their life, no one is perfect

Why not try and escape from these problems or seek influence to improve your own situation than listen to music that makes you think more about your problems and makes you feel even more down
You probably cringed that one time Oasis wrote a lyric that might be considered emotional, didn't you?

Good thing that didn't last.
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Why make important statements and be outwardly emotional when you can just be catchy, and poppy, and not make people think about anything at all, guys?
Well some people would appreciate the music you described in the latter half of your comment

Some people choose not to think about the world's problems (such as myself) Does not mean that people like me lack intelligence or that RAdiohead fans must have an IQ of 189, its just what i prefer
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Obviously what i am about to say does not apply to you

but Radiohead fans are equally as bad when it comes to trashing other bands
Your criticisms of Radiohead are some of the stupidest things I've ever seen.
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Philly you aren't really helping matters, there is no use in baiting anyone.
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Well some people would appreciate the music you described in the latter half of your comment

Some people choose not to think about the world's problems (such as myself) Does not mean that people like me lack intelligence or that RAdiohead fans must have an IQ of 189, its just what i prefer
That's your choice, but to find people at fault for thinking about the world's problems is just downright stupid.
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You probably cringed that one time Oasis wrote a lyric that might be considered emotional, didn't you?

Good thing that didn't last.

I could post many examples but really can not be arsed right now
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Well some people would appreciate the music you described in the latter half of your comment

Some people choose not to think about the world's problems (such as myself) Does not mean that people like me lack intelligence or that RAdiohead fans must have an IQ of 189, its just what i prefer
To some extent your ignorant of a lot of things, your limiting your emotional range and general life experience with that attitude, and if everyone had the same thoughts, we would truly, world and all be fucked.

I don't know how you can be a U2 fan whos music has been influenced by a hell of lot of world events. If you reply you just like the sound...why can't that apply to Radiohead as well?
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That's your choice, but to find people at fault for thinking about the world's problems is just downright stupid.
Well if it came to the crunch people are tribal

Its a case of look after your own first

It ok saying you care about the world, but many dont act upon it

I dont care about the world and do nothing to help strangers, i dont give money to charity and i put my family and friends at a higher importance than the rest of humanity

I think if it came to a crisis situation (which i dont wish to happen), people would chuck their values in the bin

Just look at drop in sales in organic food since the credit crunch
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