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Old 04-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #76
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I dont know how old most of you are, so I dont know if it was just before your time or if maybe you have forgotten of its sweetness, but THIS is the single greatest baseball game ever made



.......There is no more argument
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:40 AM   #77
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As for the KOL thing...if you had talked to me two years ago I would have said they were one of my 10 favorite bands. The debut had a bunch of great songs, and the oft-used description of them as "The Southern Strokes" was spot on. Aha Shake Heartbreak (which will go down as their best work) was a personal favorite album of mine, and Because of the Times was my favorite album of '07.

But, goddamn, this new one really left a sour taste in my mouth. I can't exactly put my finger on it but...they changed. For the worse. The songs just weren't there. I think they might have lost their souls somewhere along the way. Perhaps Bono stole their souls.

Anyway, good for them for becoming an absolutely massive act over in Europe, and for breaking through over here. But, yeah...I don't even listen to the band anymore. Shame.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:19 AM   #78
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I nominate The Fray's newly-released eponymous album.



The slick, blurry, poorly-lit, pseudo-artistic front cover says it all. It's been done at least 10,000 times before, it's record company-sanctioned, and it feigns artistic inspiration. Pretty much sums it up for an album that finds itself so lacking in dynamics that it resorts to rhyming homophones (here, hear) because anything else would prove too eclectic.

Things I learned while listening to The Fray:

1. Sometimes, the difference between a rocker and a ballad is the way it's marketed.

2. Consistency and coherence is not always a good thing.

3. A 1/10 can be infinitely more enjoyable than a 5/10.
Words barely describe how much I agree.

When I first heard You Found Me, it was hard to describe my feelings toward it. It wasn't that it sucked donkey's balls, or was fantastic, just that it was so.... average.
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I think both of their voices sound more or less the same for some reason

I turn it off if it's "Waiitin' on the World to Change", as I think that song has one of the shittiest messages of any pop song of the last few years. "If you don't like how the world is, don't do anything about it, just wait for someone else to!"

that song is up there probably in my top....we'll say 20 just to be safe...most hated songs of all time.
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Now this is my kind of thread.

Even if it includes deplorable evidence of GAF disliking video games, which really destroys a part of the image I had of him.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:34 AM   #81
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The View - Hats Off to the Buskers

That album taught me to stay the heck away from any band that gets compared to The Libertines. Who are themselves utterly average IMO.
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Now this is my kind of thread.

Even if it includes deplorable evidence of GAF disliking video games, which really destroys a part of the image I had of him.
Yeah, sorry about that. I like some older video games. Mostly games for the SNES. The Donkey Kong Country series being the pinnacle of video games for all time. Everything has been downhill from there. They couldn't possibly top that, so I don't even bother anymore. Plus, it just seems like such a lateral move.

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The View - Hats Off to the Buskers

That album taught me to stay the heck away from any band that gets compared to The Libertines. Who are themselves utterly average IMO.
The View are pretty weak. I think The Libertines were great but, you're right, they did spawn a shit load of imitation European power chord loving wannabe retro punk bands. The Libertines themselves were spawned by The Strokes, though, so it's them you should really blame for all that.

But don't. Because I fucking love The Strokes.
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Now this is my kind of thread.

Even if it includes deplorable evidence of GAF disliking video games, which really destroys a part of the image I had of him.
A little of GAF died for me this day as well.
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Richard Ashcroft's second album

All evidence that having been in great bands doesn't guarantee being able to make great records.
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Whoa, big, original thinking man here, having an irrational dig at Coldplay.

Why would you listen to it in the first place mate? Doubt you even did, or are a closet fan like most anti-Coldplay bashers.
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Whoa, big, original thinking man here, having an irrational dig at Coldplay.

Why would you listen to it in the first place mate? Doubt you even did, or are a closet fan like most anti-Coldplay bashers.
Wow. Are you supposed to be in the deep end without your swimmies?

Viva La Vida (which I own) is the epitome of an average album. There is nothing on the album that is bad. There is nothing on the album that is great. It's all good ... average. I put it on in the background and I am neither annoyed nor excited by anything that I hear. When I have people over for dinner, I will often put this album on low in the background because I know no one will ask me to turn it up or down. It is pleasant background noise.

I'm reminded of you a quote by Abraham Lincoln when I read your posts: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
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Wow. Are you supposed to be in the deep end without your swimmies?

Viva La Vida (which I own) is the epitome of an average album. There is nothing on the album that is bad. There is nothing on the album that is great. It's all good ... average. I put it on in the background and I am neither annoyed nor excited by anything that I hear. When I have people over for dinner, I will often put this album on low in the background because I know no one will ask me to turn it up or down. It is pleasant background noise.

I'm reminded of you a quote by Abraham Lincoln when I read your posts: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Why would you own the album then? There are tons of other albums out there which are more effective at being "background noise"....
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Why would you own the album then? There are tons of other albums out there which are more effective at being "background noise"....
Why do you give a fuck what albums I do or do not own?

I'm gonna break some news to you that might be painful at first, but it's for your own good: Coldplay don't give a fuck about you. That's right. No matter how much you defend them on the internet, they're never going to send you a royalty check. No matter how much you act like a self-righteous (deluded?) asshole on their behalf, that phone call asking you to go on tour with them is never going to come. In the end they're just another band that you enjoy - like the Jonas Brothers. The music you listen to does not define you. It's simply music that you listen to. It doesn't make you better. It doesn't make you worse.

This is probably news to you. I'm sure you sit around thinking, "Dalton hates me because I like Coldplay." But that is incorrect. I simply hate you because you're you. Coldplay doesn't really factor.

So calm the fuck down.
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I'm the same way for "Bedshaped," for one reason or another.
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Here's one reason: because it's fucking heartbreakingly beautiful.

That's why.
YES! x2 The only Keane song I tolerate...

I don't think Viva La Vida was a mediocre album, X&Y was but I still like it though... I realize I can't be a big tough man in front of my peers if I admit that I like Coldplay but whatever... A wise man once said:

Here he comes. Here comes John Wayne. I'm not gonna cry about my pa. I'm gonna buy an airport, put my name on it. Why, Michael? So you can fly away from your feelings? You can keep them bottled up, Michael, but they will come out. Sometimes in the most unexpected -- Hey! Where the fuck are my hard-boiled eggs?!
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