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Old 05-31-2007, 09:26 AM   #31
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Thanks to those who just listed there tops without a snide comment or being offended by my so called "snobbish-ness".
I would genuinely like to know your opinion of the five songs I listed, though I suspect it would be "what the fuck was that noisy crap?"

I find listing a real top five to be almost impossible as I enjoy too much music. Just listing the top five songs by any one of my favourite bands is almost impossible, and bringing that together even more so. These days, I find myself more concerned with the overall album as a work of art than with specific songs, so that makes it harder still.

But here's a stab at a genuine top five.

1. One Tree Hill by U2
2. The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows by Pure Reason Revolution
3. Piano Lessons by Porcupine Tree
4. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion by Agalloch
5. Recurring Dream by Crowded House
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:50 AM   #32
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I would genuinely like to know your opinion of the five songs I listed, though I suspect it would be "what the fuck was that noisy crap?"

I find listing a real top five to be almost impossible as I enjoy too much music. Just listing the top five songs by any one of my favourite bands is almost impossible, and bringing that together even more so. These days, I find myself more concerned with the overall album as a work of art than with specific songs, so that makes it harder still.

But here's a stab at a genuine top five.

1. One Tree Hill by U2
2. The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows by Pure Reason Revolution
3. Piano Lessons by Porcupine Tree
4. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion by Agalloch
5. Recurring Dream by Crowded House
I've never heard of ANY of the titles from your FIRST list, but I will look into them and your SECOND list too and be sure ot let ya know what I think. And thanks alot for naming them. I love checking out new stuff...EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:06 AM   #34
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No love for TimmyT? that makes the baby jebus cry
Timmy isn't Top 40 enough for my tastes. I stuck with the classics for this one. Timmy is a bit more obscure and refined. If this were Top 5 songs of all -time BAR NONE, then yeah, Timmy is on there, right behind Mandy by Barry. I was working within the stated confines.


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Thanks to those who just listed there tops without a snide comment or being offended by my so called "snobbish-ness".
No problem, man, I enjoyed this excercise immensly, so Thank YOU!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:07 AM   #35
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I find listing a real top five to be almost impossible as I enjoy too much music. Just listing the top five songs by any one of my favourite bands is almost impossible, and bringing that together even more so. These days, I find myself more concerned with the overall album as a work of art than with specific songs, so that makes it harder still.
You know, I think listening trends have changed so much over the last 15 or 20 years. There's so much less emphasis on the album as a whole now than there used to be, in large part because of CDs and then mp3 players. There's less appreciation now of transitions and flow, because very often we either don't listen to every song on an album or don't listen to them in the order that the artist intended.

At the same time, these same things have made listening to music so much more interactive--we can put together our own albums or mixes, or rearrange the tracks on an album we love. I do worry about the future of the album, though, in an industry that increasingly seems to place most of its emphasis on individual songs and multi-artist "hits" compilations.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:13 AM   #36
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You know, I think listening trends have changed so much over the last 15 or 20 years. There's so much less emphasis on the album as a whole now than there used to be, in large part because of CDs and then mp3 players. There's less appreciation now of transitions and flow, because very often we either don't listen to every song on an album or don't listen to them in the order that the artist intended.

At the same time, these same things have made listening to music so much more interactive--we can put together our own albums or mixes, or rearrange the tracks on an album we love. I do worry about the future of the album, though, in an industry that increasingly seems to place most of its emphasis on individual songs and multi-artist "hits" compilations.
Amen. And I about crapped myself when I saw your from Binghamton. I live about 20 minutes south in PA. It's nice to know there are people locally who have a brain when it comes to music.
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Sorry if I was a bit snappish in my comment last night. It's my knee-jerk response to anyone who says something resembling "don't give me that overplayed top 40 crap."
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Sorry if I was a bit snappish in my comment last night. It's my knee-jerk response to anyone who says something resembling "don't give me that overplayed top 40 crap."
It's cool. I should have been more specific in my original post of what I was looking for. I just never have anyone to talk music with because all the people I know only listen to the "top 40". Sorry, but most of it is OVERPLAYED. It just pollutes the airwaves in my humble opinion.
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Amen. And I about crapped myself when I saw your from Binghamton. I live about 20 minutes south in PA. It's nice to know there are people locally who have a brain when it comes to music.
Well...it's not like there's a whole lot else to do around here. I've lived here for four years and have yet to find an independent music store, though. I buy most of my music online, or pick it up somewhere when I'm visiting friends.
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Re: Name your Top 5 Songs of All-TIME

Ok, what the hell...

You start the thread with this:

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Here are mine not necessarily in order and until I hear something else to change the order...

Your Hand In Mine- Explosions in the Sky
Caught by the River- Doves
The Cockfigther- Scott Walker
Such a Small Love- Scott Walker
The Fuse- Bruce Springsteen
There is no mention of what type of songs you would like us to list for you so when you get a response which apparently has songs you have already heard (even though the title of the thread is Name Your Top 5 Songs of ALL-TIME ) your response is this:

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Look, I mainly started this thread to find new and exciting stuff to checkout. So please, if all you base your list off of the local top 40 station, then don't bother responding. I've heard all them Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin gems too. I don't need to check out anymore of them.
Are we all mind readers or something??? On top of that you insult people and their taste in music:

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Please eat me, pipsqueak.

Your list consisted of Beck. That says it all about you.
And you wonder why you get the responses you do? While I am not saying Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera is high art or anything (sorry Beav) what is wrong with Top 40 if it's all you have? This is about us posting our opinions right? If I want to list a Pussy Cat Dolls song as one of MY top 5 of all time, I'm entitled to that opinion... No matter how wrong it is

Besides, Bruce Springsteen and Doves are not exactly unheard of...
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I'm still mulling over my list. Like other posters have said, it changes frequently. (But if it frequently changes, how can it be your "all time favorite," right? Oh well. That's too much thinking for 9:21 in the morning.)

I can tell you which songs make me say "ooh, yay!" when they pop up on my iPod, but would I call them my all time favorite? ... yeah, I'll still have to think about it some more.
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I am not saying Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera is high art or anything
Your whole post is invalid. Sorry you wasted your time.
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Your whole post is invalid. Sorry you wasted your time.
bastards!

I did apologize!!!
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Burn

Alright, I'll post mine now (at least what it is today):

David Bowie - Life on Mars?
The Flaming Lips - Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
The Who - A Quick One, While He's Away
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Well...it's not like there's a whole lot else to do around here. I've lived here for four years and have yet to find an independent music store, though. I buy most of my music online, or pick it up somewhere when I'm visiting friends.
Yeah I stick to the internet too. Though I'll find something neat at Barnes and Noble on the Vestal Parkway occasionally...then go buy it online because they ask too much.
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