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Bands You Want to Like More than You Actually Do

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by spertia, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    arcade fire, led zeppelin
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    You want to like Jimmy Buffett and the Spice Girls more? [​IMG]

    Well, it would make listening to them easier when Mrs. Thomas is choosing the tunes. She bought another Jimmy Buffett DVD and played it on her macbook one evening during dinner while I was cooking, and it was the same twelve songs that were on his last concert DVD. And the same twelve songs that we heard when we visited Margaritaville in Cancun. And the same twelve songs that he played the last time he visited the Woodlands. And so on and so forth.
     
  3. Saucemaster

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    A lot of the bands listed here are the bands that I actually DO love to death without having to "try" (especially Sigur Ros and Kid-A-and-beyond Radiohead, and WE350B, I love Over the Rhine). But there are a few "classics" that I really want to like but just don't get all that into. Pavement and Neutral Milk Hotel, for example. I like them fine, but they just don't really do it for me, and I've usually listened to them because I felt like I should, not because I really wanted to.
     
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    Sunn O)))
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    Venetian Snares
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    Silver Jews/Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks/Pavement
     
  5. unpainted huffheinz

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    I never saw the point of listening to Pavement since I own a bunch of Fall albums, which are much better than anything Malkmus has done or will ever do.
     
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    +1 on Venetian Snares

    People talk about him so much like he's some kind of awesome and I'm over here like "wat?" I want to like him because some of the people I enjoy rarely put out new material leaving me bored. And this is coming from somebody who has been listening to Warp, Ninja Tune and Planet Mu records for quite a few years.
     
  7. Brian278

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    Well, it would make listening to them easier when Mrs. Thomas is choosing the tunes. She bought another Jimmy Buffett DVD and played it on her macbook one evening during dinner while I was cooking, and it was the same twelve songs that were on his last concert DVD. And the same twelve songs that we heard when we visited Margaritaville in Cancun. And the same twelve songs that he played the last time he visited the Woodlands. And so on and so forth.
    OK...so your wife is also a big Spice Girls fan? And you married her? She must be hot.
     
  8. WE350B

    WE350B Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Sauce, ' respect. I actually really tried. There's some aspects of it I like. Maybe it's the voice that I don't cotton, too? Not joyful/depressing enough for me...I love Hope Sandoval's voice, to illustrate.

    , and WE350B, I love Over the Rhine). ....
     
  9. Saucemaster

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    Hey, Sauce, ' respect. I actually really tried. There's some aspects of it I like. Maybe it's the voice that I don't cotton, too? Not joyful/depressing enough for me...I love Hope Sandoval's voice, to illustrate.

    Funny, I actually think that Karen's voice is one of my all-time favorites in non-operatic music. I love Hope Sandoval's voice, too, but for me Karen is on another level. It's just as good live as it is in the studio, too.

    One thing I will say for OtR, though, is that for me they're very much a song-by-song band, as opposed to a whole-album band. The one exception to this, for me, is Good Dog Bad Dog--I think I love every song on that record--but most of the rest of their catalog is a cherry-picking exercise for me.
     
  10. Get Smart

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    Interpol and Arctic Monkeys

    Every Interpol record has 2-3 songs I *really* like and hate the rest of it. I wish they'd write faster songs instead of the long prodding tracks that infest each record

    Arctic Monkeys on paper sounds like a band right up my alley but I can't stand them. But their look and inspiration is my cup of tea
     
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    Interpol and Arctic Monkeys

    Every Interpol record has 2-3 songs I *really* like and hate the rest of it. I wish they'd write faster songs instead of the long prodding tracks that infest each record

    Arctic Monkeys on paper sounds like a band right up my alley but I can't stand them. But their look and inspiration is my cup of tea


    The first two Interpol were good, the newest one is just too much of the same thing. I find The National is much better (that's along the same 'vibe' as Interpol).

    Early MBV I don't get. Loveless I love (pun unintended), but before that, was just... meh.

    Same sentiments with Neutral Milk Hotel before "In the Aeroplane..."
     
  12. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Jeff Buckley.
    Pearls Before Swine. (I keep trying.)
    The Hafler Trio.
    MC5.
     
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    I don't like Terror Twilight. It doesn't make any sense. I like everything from Malkmus before and after that damned album. I try and try but fail and fail at enjoying it. It would just be nice to have that extra Pavement album to choose from when I'm in the mood. Oh well, at least I have a Brighten the Corners re-issue to look forward to.
     
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    OK...so your wife is also a big Spice Girls fan? And you married her? She must be hot.

    ...hmmm. I thought she got into the Spice Girls after we exchanged vows, but now I'm not so sure. I know we saw the concert after the marriage. hmmm...

    As with everything, 10 years ago she was hotter (as was I, probably). And more willing to trade horses on the sorts of compromises that make up a relationship. Like you watch Spice World with me and I'll XXXXX you afterwards. That sort of give-and-take that marks a keeper.
     
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    Yo La Tengo
    Best record title ever! "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass"
     
  16. Get Smart

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    another one is Big Star

    most of my ex-skinhead friends love this band, as they were a groundbreaker in "powerpop" (one of my fave genres), but I just can't get into it no matter how much I try to like it

    and similarly I can't get into Rose Tattoo either, lord knows I tried
     
  17. ama

    ama Senior member

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    As long as we are adding...

    Bright Eyes
    Kings of Leon - I think they really suck, but many people with decent to above average taste like them
     
  18. MrGimpy

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    Great thread.

    I agree with the poster above who finds it easy to love Radiohead and Sigur Ros. Neutral Milk Hotel hasn't required any effort from me, either--it's been out for years but I still have to ration my listening of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea or it'll be playing all the time.

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a band that I'm into, but feel like I don't quite appreciate enough. Some of their stuff can be a lot of work.
     
  19. WE350B

    WE350B Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Neutral Milk Hotel (agreed on something, Sauce), Wilco (I really tried, I'd much rather hear old Neil Young or something instead), and Big Star.
     
  20. unpainted huffheinz

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    Jeff Buckley.
    Pearls Before Swine. (I keep trying.)
    The Hafler Trio.
    MC5.


    Nobody honestly likes the Hafler Trio. People own their records as some sort of bizarre cred factor, but no one really enjoys putting one of those records on. Nurse With Wound and anything with David Tibet are pure wankery as well.
     

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