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Old 04-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #481
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ergh trying to work without my glasses...
where the hell did i leave them ?
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:42 AM   #482
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i dont mind the stones, but not at the age they are now dammit !
I never could get into the Stones' music.

But Keith Richards' current zombie impression is good for jokes!
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Pretty much all I dig of the Stones is Under My Thumb, even though the lyrics are just... arseholic. You've got to have some damn good music to make up for such misogyny.
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French girls, they want cartier
Italian girls want cars
American girls want everything in the world
You can possibly imagine

English girls, they're so prissy
I cant stand them on the telephone
Sometimes I take the receiver off the hook
I don't want them to ever call at all

White girls, they're pretty funny
Sometimes they drive me mad
Black girls just wanna get fucked all night
I just don't have that much jam

I laugh at the last lyric there, Mick sees no shame in revealing that he's not good enough to fuck all night.

Such lyrics, though, are a good reason why I'm not exactly ape over the Stones.
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Also they don't rhyme.
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French girls, they want cartier
Italian girls want cars
American girls want everything in the world
You can possibly imagine

English girls, they're so prissy
I cant stand them on the telephone
Sometimes I take the receiver off the hook
I don't want them to ever call at all

White girls, they're pretty funny
Sometimes they drive me mad
Black girls just wanna get fucked all night
I just don't have that much jam

I laugh at the last lyric there, Mick sees no shame in revealing that he's not good enough to fuck all night.

Such lyrics, though, are a good reason why I'm not exactly ape over the Stones.
... holy shit, that's terrible. All I can really do is laugh at it.
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His was alright; when I listened to it earlier, I found it a bit better to what I expected. I forgot to award it a letter grade when I reviewed it. I think I'll give him a B-. Screwtape ... I'm tossing between A or A-.
I just spent the last hour reading everyone's playlist commentaries. Interesting stuff.

And tourist, when you read this, how the tournament works will be specifically explained when the Master List goes up sometime tomorrow.

And no, releasing only a few playlists at a time wouldn't have been my preference, but it was unavoidable due to some late entries. We needed to start listening ASAP so the beginning of the tournament wouldn't be delayed that much, so getting some playlists is better than none.
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So, I'm done with Screwtape's tracklist. It gets a borderline A/A-.

The flow and atmosphere are done quite exceptionally. The first four tracks of Disc 1 in particular sound absolutely incredible together; that's an amazing tracklisting job right there. I like pretty much the entire first disc, really; even the Genesis song isn't bad.

Disc 2 creates its atmosphere very well, and deserves the title of The Arctic Circle. It's really artistic and brings forth mental images and soundscapes that fit the overall concept. However, a lot of it just isn't my kind of music. I do think the two live tracks at the end fit in better than others have said, though studio tracks would be more preferable. I mainly liked Plainsong, Heroine, Always Forever Now, and Aerial. I would have cut Lover's Spit, but then I don't like Broken Social Scene in the first place. The other songs that I didn't enjoy so much (mainly the first four) are at least important to creating the atmosphere and serve a clear purpose within the tracklist. Lover's Spit is a waste.

So, to summarise, disc one is a strong A+, while disc two is an A-/B+, thus A/A- overall. I expect this to be the tracklist besides my own that I enjoy the most. I'll be pleasantly surprised if anything else beats it.
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... holy shit, that's terrible. All I can really do is laugh at it.
Really, lyrics aren't exactly a strong point of the most famous bands of all time, the Beatles, The Stones, the Beach Boys - they all wrote good music (no prizes for guessing the best in my opinion ) but their lyrics usually stunk, with some exceptions.

I'm glad that at least for a little time Bono could write something decent.
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ahh fuck this assignment is such a half arsed effort from me .
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Really, lyrics aren't exactly a strong point of the most famous bands of all time, the Beatles, The Stones, the Beach Boys - they all wrote good music (no prizes for guessing the best in my opinion ) but their lyrics usually stunk, with some exceptions.

I'm glad that at least for a little time Bono could write something decent.
I'm sure some Beatles fans are coming to crucify you now for your heresy. How dare you criticise the most perfect band in all history.

PFan inflicted Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds on me in his Desert Island playlist. Bah!

I find myself swayed by the theory that Bono, perhaps more than many other lyricists, is swayed by what he is reading at the time of the album's recording. It seems a lot of the really great literature and poetry has fallen by the wayside recently as he globetrots and shakes politicians' hands, and consequently the lyrics have become astonishingly basic.
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I'm sure some Beatles fans are coming to crucify you now for your heresy. How dare you criticise the most perfect band in all history.

PFan inflicted Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds on me in his Desert Island playlist. Bah!

I find myself swayed by the theory that Bono, perhaps more than many other lyricists, is swayed by what he is reading at the time of the album's recording. It seems a lot of the really great literature and poetry has fallen by the wayside recently as he globetrots and shakes politicians' hands, and consequently the lyrics have become astonishingly basic.
Ah, fuck the Beatles. Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em, fuck 'em, fuck 'em. Buncha Liverpudlian wankers that sang like goats.

on PFan's LSD choice. At least it wasn't All You Need is Love.

I'm sure you're spot on with the last paragraph. Obviously, he was reading a lot of good stuff in the 80s and most of the 90s also. When there's that influence, people will probably write better, or at least have more of a crack at it. Supposedly he still reads, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're just different translations of the apparent holy books, because whatever he's reading isn't doing anything for his lyrics. Or he's become illiterate.
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Morning.
Greetings, PFan. I just spent the evening reviewing Screwtape's album. Begins around post 410 or so.

Did you get to the end of my playlist?
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Need to go to mass.

I'll check it out.

Did Khan review mine?
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