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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    maybe the stores buy the gaudy stuff because it sells. i find it weird that gstar has runway shows


    thats flattering :satisfied:
     


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    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    ^^
    it was a little bit, but I was cold as hell (was during one of the breaks between those random sporadic snowstorms yesterday) and I was just like naaa. he said it was for a blog, didn't bother to ask which one.
     


  3. pickpackpockpuck

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    You know I was being sarcastic about the "it changed my life" thing, but some records I really loved...

    When I was 14-16 I listened to Op Ivy's "Energy" and Rancid's "And Out Come the Wolves..." more than anything else. People like to make fun of these, but I don't care. I didn't even think of it as punk rock so much as just rock n roll. It was awesome when I was a kid. I still like good chunks of both.

    "OK Computer" blew me away when it came out. That opened me up to a whole lot of other music. It's probably the album I've listened to more than any other.

    "Sanctuary" by Arvo Part had a big influence on me. It's a selection of Part's work. It introduced me to minimalism and opened up the world of classical music to me.

    I guess I can add Neutral Milk Hotel's "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" to the list. It's probably the last record that I really felt that kind of connection with. That was a few years ago. I was obviously late in finding it, and it's really not the type of music I normally gravitate to, but I really liked it.

    There's been plenty of other stuff I've really liked along the way, including Nirvana, Minor Threat, selections of Joy Division and New Order, Led Zeppelin (haha, Zeppelin always makes me laugh), Jean Sibelius, The XX

    I should probably give more of a chance to Godspeed. Mogwai I always kinda liked but never really got into.
     


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    artishard116 Senior member

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    Fever Ray was my favorite thing to happen since radiohead (0)
     
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    Yeah I remember occasionally also listening to Rancid and the like with like BMX kids and stuff, and it was fun. Important to have music like that in your lifetime for sure.

    One of the more fun ways to get a feel for someone's personality is to ask them what their favorite Radiohead album is, it's usually pretty on point.

    If you're on the fence with Mogwai, I can see it going two ways - more towards Godspeed, or more towards Explosions in the Sky. Based on your Radiohead selection I would say stick with EITS. ooh or Slint!!

    I love New Order :nodding: I'll just leave it at that I guess haha

    Some other good 80's sounds that bridge some stuff you might like are Talk Talk's later recordings. Pretty conceptual stuff for the time but it's all really solid.

    And EVERYBODY should have the complete discography of Galaxie 500. I think that transcends just about all musical tastes, and it's only 4 albums :) If you have to pick one I'd probably pick On Fire as a good one to start with. As far as all of the words I've written so far, I can dismiss them all if at least one person reading this gets this album and listens to it.
     
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  6. pickpackpockpuck

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    artishard: I definitely had some NOFX in there and a bunch of other random Epitaph bands. Some of that stuff makes me cringe when I listen to it now. Haha. But damn, Warped Tour was so fun when I was a kid.
     


  7. GraphicNovelty

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    My bad religion pandora is my favorite work station.

    If you're an aging ex-punker, check out Fucked Up, Iceage, Titus Andronicus, OFF! and Wavves.
     
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    Greg Graffin lives in my home town. Met him once or twice. I used to have a ton of autographed swag haha.

    Add gallows to that list. So good.
     
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    Titus Andronicus is SO GOOD


    Did anyone here love No Ca$h and Leftover Crack back in the day? Used to get me so pumped
     


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    I have a love/hate relationship with Animal Collective. They are a band that comes up with great "sounds" but they don't many any good "songs", if that makes any sense.

    "The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth" is one of my fave songs of all time. (0)


    While I realize it's probably a lame pick that you've probably already listened to, Is This It changed my life. I stopped being a Top 40 guy and started to learn how to appreciate whole albums.
     


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    atdi for life.
     


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    can't stand clap your hands say yeah, don't really buy new vinyl but I got warpaint the fool last year.
     


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    My favorite New Order song is Ceremony, which Ian Curtis actually wrote. One of my favorite songs ever really.
     


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    We should really have SW&D films and music threads.

    2012. SW&D autarky.
     


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    These seem like a weird mix of bands, all of them are very different imo, but all good.


    This is blasphemous. They are my favorite band and I can only see what you are talking about on things like Here Comes The Indian and before. Sung Tongs and forward are all expertly crafted pop songs.
     
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