Number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine...
I cannot just sit back and let you hooligans diss my John, Paul, George, and Ringo!
Justice must be served!
The Beatles were incredibly original and basically invented rock music.
No, not rock 'n' roll, rock.
Pop music with a strong backbeat.
They revolutionized music everywhere with psychedelia, introduced Indian music to the west, and created transitioning songs for the first time in mainstream/pop/not-classical music. They also released the first album to show lyrics of songs.
And whether you like it or not, men having long hair was not socially acceptable in the Western world during the 20th century before the Beatles. Then came hippies...
Anyway, how can you not like them? They just simply made good music.
>Anyway, how can you not like them? They just simply made good music.
They were and are still popular. It's good enough of a reason for a bunch of stuck-up hypocrites to passionately hate them.
I have a title for which the Beatles should be legendary, regardless of anything else concerning their other songs, songwriting, and live performances:
I am the Walrus
People able to pull this off deserve to be at the pantheon of humanity.
lol Paul is dead.
Anyways, anyone who says they hate the Beatles are liars. They may hate what they stand for, but chances are they like the songs.
>>15 Have you seen the shite he thinks is better than the Beatles? Captain flipping Beefheart and The Red Crayola.
Freedom of partiality aside, if you agree with this deduction then you are a tit.
This guy is totally full of shit. I want to reach through the Internet and slap his spaghetti-stuffed mouth silly.
It's been a long time since I've read such bad music "criticism".
I just stumbled onto here and honestly, does anyone even post here anymore? The thread was started in 2006 with less than 30 responses to date, it seems pointless to even come here or try to respond when you probably won't get an answer from people long gone.
Well, you never know! Maybe I might just get a response to years later when that particular user decides to revisit this board out of boredom.
Who here likes Xenharmonic music?
Shit off p2p?
Currently: Speakerboxxx - Bow Tie
Depeche Mode - Waiting For The Night
It hit me recently that the whole Violator album is just amazingly well produced, and I somehow never really listened through it before.
some old reggae
thanks for reminding me about that song. I love this. that would be perfect for a valentine's day mixtape
Damn large collection of Music, Demos and stuff.... Nothing beats classic Demotunes from the Amiga or C64 time!
Some jap bossa. It's kind of a shame there aren't too many interested in the style, I enjoy it a lot.
This thread is for the discussion of Japanese bands and artists who are not as well known in the west as say, Ayumi Hamasaki, The Pillows, and Gackt.
That is, not to put Gackt and the Pillows in the same boat. . .
Anyway, what are your favorite artists from Japan that are less known? I know mine. She's actually my favorite artist of all time. "Rurutia" (「ルルチア」、 ｓｏｍｅｔｉｍｅｓ 「ルルテイア」) is great. The thing is, I have only heard one album from her. Her "R" album. I actually listen to it on repeat over and over for days. I have a certain order for the songs on it, and if they are not played in that order it just doesn't sound right. Do you know Rurutia, and if her other work is good?
Other than Rurutia I like Rie Fu. She sings in both English and Japanese, so being bilingual, it is very fun listening to her music.
I have only heard one song from "Mai Kurai", called "Secret of my Heart". It is my girlfriends favorite song. I like it, but I haven't heard anymore of Mai Kurai. Is she good?
I also like Yumi, though I have only heard "New World" from her.
I'm really on a Enjo-G kick right now.
Basically he teams up with Bubble-B, and they do some silly songs.
Remember Toyama Kōichi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Toyama)? The crazy-awesome bald guy who first stood for election to the post of Tokyo Governor in 2007 and announced that his platform was to scrap the whole "horrible nation" and build a new one from scratch, and who then in 2008 made a video complaining that he wasn't eligible as a POTUS candidate even though the US government meddles all over the world as if it were their own territory?
Yeah, turns out he's a pretty good singer. Check out his cover of Sada Masashi's hit "Tsugunai": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlI19eDRDao
And here's his original theme song for Golgo 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEOTWk8VZAQ
Piko! He's not really well known but he's getting there.
Himeka too. She's a French-canadian who sings in Japanese.
Yohio is pretty new. He's Swedish and sings in Japanese.
Hmm.... who else...
Kaya, Sekihan, Mi-chan, Root 5, Satsuki(I think), Sayuri Sagawara,
Shikata Akiko, Yousei Teikoku, Plastic Tree, Supercell, Paradeis, Juka.....
I love Yuki! I don't believe her age!!!
http://www.mapofmetal.com/ comes with a handy collection of sample songs for each subgenre they present. Rather handy.
How about Burzum?
Fucking awesome live band. They play their own style of grindcore.
Also, for the black metal fans: Damaar.
Old-school Metallica is the best when Cliff was still alive. "And Justice For All" was still good, but most of their later stuff was rather mediocre. "Master of Puppets" best album ever!
All of the ones below are power metal:
Rhapsody (of fire)
Also Zero Degree is some good medolic death metal in my opinion
Dark Angel is a pure trash metal band. Give it a shot
Who do you like?
Also I made a poll, you can select as many groups as you like:
I don't follow Japanese idols, but I voted for AKB48, because I see her(it?) mentioned all the time, so she must be the best!
I'm pretty new to the whole genre actually, I hardly know any of the names of the songs I like. I've just been listening to some Mozart and Beethoven cds I've had laying around (not sure how they even got here lol), and I realized this is one of the genres I just haven't explored at all that has so much substance to it. Can't believe I've just given it a pass for so long.
I'd like to get more into it, so I'm looking for some suggestions.
So, what are some of your favorite classical compositions, /music/?
While they're probably the most mainstream you'll find, my favourites include Pachelbel's Canon in D, Vivaldi's Four Seasons and most of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. I also like Nessun Dorma, whose composer's name escapes me at present.
I must confess, alas, that I haven't listened to anything particularly exotic. Most of my experience with classical music comes from my parents' TimeLife 50-CD set they'd bought in the mid-90s.
>>2 has some very good suggestions, but at some point, once you get used to those artists, I would really suggest looking at some modern classical, as well as some early classical because each period is very distinctive.
classical (1730–1820) is usually lighter than baroque and more partial to melody, and baroque compositions are often very sophisticated and longer-lasting. Medieval classical uses harmonies in a very different sense than classical.
Some personal fav's
Josquin des Prez, Mattaeus Pipelare, Dufay, Hildegard, Alfonso, Machaut,Perotin, Vitry, Dunstaple, Ockegham
Cage, Ives, Schnittke, ligeti, Reich, Schoenberg, Bartok, Stravinsky, Webern, Britten, Hindemith
What exactly distinguishes 20th century classical from modern classical? I stick to the latter when describing music that falls into this category, the catagory being music made since the last half of the 20th century.
Also, how does everyone feel about classically inspired music that isn't contemporary classical (à la neoclassical)?
Some other popular pieces (in orchestral arrangements):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exz6zD056zk -- The Moldau (Smetana)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goeOUTRy2es -- Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (Liszt)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5zg_af9b8c -- Finlandia (Sibelius)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZRwm9UEu7o -- Rustle of Spring (Sinding)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLMVB0B1_Ts -- Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvgl_2JRIUs -- Pomp and Circumstance March #1 (Elgar)
the end of the digital hardcore movement was a formula that comprised of bad electro, punk+male & female annoying screams + attitude
but digital hardcore was more diverse beside dhr
when i remember back 10-15 years stuff like crisis theory, low entropy or somatics where related to an industrial breakcore sound ,others too
listening to some atari teenage riot. fuck all! reminds me of goreshit. the whole record is p solid
Damn large collection of Music, Demos and stuff.... Content is awesome, but that guy sucks so much in webdesign that he should be hit with a rotten fish!
Doesn't wakachan or something have a demoscene board? You might want to check that out, if you want more discussion.
Honestly. It's not even for moral reasons, I think the RIAA can rot in hell.
Yet I still think piracy is stupid. I'd rather own the actual CD/Vinyl/Cassette rather then downloading a file. It seems like nowadays everything is digital, nobody cares about physical attachments anymore.. I love opening my mailbox and finding a package of music. It's so much better.
I like when the disks come with posters, lots of the band's pictures, things like that. If they don't, I just buy the digital files.
Fuck DRM, though.
I've never understood why people would waste money on things that they'll only really scrutinize once or twice. With books, I at least get that there's a lot of depth to them, and that takes time to understand, and you can mark up the books, too. But with media, it seems far more convenient and economic, and it is also a lot less egotistical because digital media prevents you from allowing your possessions to shape how you or others perceive yourself.
shiver me timbers! without piracy, how are we supposed to spite the artists that we hate? after Metallica sold out in the 90s i downloaded all there new stuff and posted it the files on as many file sharing sites as i could, NOT because i liked it, but just to spite them for sucking so bad. mind you i only did this with there later albums. the stuff they made in the 80s is still awesome and i would never pirate them. having "Master of Puppets" on CD is cool.