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Lyrics - do they matter to you? (23)


1 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-30 09:45 ID:phdUeg+2

I like music with smart lyrics.
If the lyrics are good and the artist put some effort in creating them, making them meaningfull or creative - then I like this song, regardless what genre it is from.

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2 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-30 13:02 ID:2i0itJb+

I think music comes first. Good lyrics are a HUGE plus. I could be turned down by really crappy lyrics or lyrics having a meaning that I highly dislike/disturbs me, but if they're just average but the music moves my body or my soul...

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3 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-30 23:27 ID:XPDm7yL1

I would like to know OP's definition of smart lyrics via an example.

4 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-31 07:33 ID:phdUeg+2

>>By the way, I suppose you don't listen to instrumental music?

Funny thing is, I love industrial/electronical music, which is maybe not what you meant by "instrumental". But as you said: no lyrics needed and so one can concentrate on the music and just enjoy it.

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5 Name: 2 : 2008-07-31 11:52 ID:2i0itJb+

>>4
Instrumental = without lyrics, be it a piece played by a full-blown classical orchestra or an experimental glitch IDM track.

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6 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-31 15:43 ID:ZDLt//WA

> smart lyrics

Title

7 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-31 16:15 ID:Heaven

>>6
lol'd

8 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-31 23:27 ID:LB4NtsIQ

For me, it often comes down to smart lyrics. If the lyrics are crap, I don't really enjoy the experience as much as I do when the lyrics are high quality.

I enjoy lyrical music, but I listen to a lot of different stuff - metalcore and deathcore are my favourite genres, but I listen to hip-hop, jazz, rockabilly, psychobilly, punk, post-rock, hardcore, black metal, classical, etc...

9 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-03 01:30 ID:JaqKayr5

no

10 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-03 15:01 ID:DvCgyKNM

I heard somebody says Dreamtheater, which is absolutely cool!

11 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-04 02:16 ID:Heaven

I notice bad lyrics more than good ones. For example, I like Xiu Xiu's music but the terrible emo lyrics sometimes make it really hard to enjoy.

Lyrics are really important for singer-songwriters though, especially people like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, both of whom I love, but neither of whom can really sing.

12 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-04 07:22 ID:phdUeg+2

>>but neither of whom can really sing.

You see, when the lyrics are awesome, I don#t really care about the singing skills.
It's all baout lyrics with me.

13 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-04 10:52 ID:2i0itJb+

>>12
cf. Bob Dylan.

14 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-07 14:21 ID:HsArO7+B

Lately many cds don't come with the lyrics, thus creting the downfall of a nation.

15 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-07 14:27 ID:4gQJkIp0

good music is good music. if you can do it with smart or stupid lyrics, fine.

16 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-14 06:54 ID:lvDRBe52

Really good lyrics can make a sub par song listenable. If they're catchy or have a good hook then so much the better. Songs that are musically excellent, though, tend to stand on their own even if they have the shittiest lyrics.

17 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-06 08:54 ID:IooHf9s1

HELL no, everything's been done already anyway, its all the same

18 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-07 01:39 ID:uMYFHqGB

No, death to all lyrics. Every song with vocals should be sung in scat.

19 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-07 15:12 ID:XmMNL2uu

The presence of lyrics is not important to me. I like a lot of instrumental stuff as well as foreign music I can't understand. I don't mind there being lyrics if they're good. Then again, if they suck (even if the music is awesome) it can turn me completely off from the song.

20 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-07 17:43 ID:Eb79pKgy

ofc, wtf is music without a message. No no, NOT the happy shit, the melancholy depressing ones are always the best

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22 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-10 14:37 ID:3hdiLC2v

The good thing of not being a native english speaker is that i don't understand songs' lyrics if i don't listen to the words carefully... so if the lyrics suck i can just ignore them.

23 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-10-21 13:48 ID:NS5CImMh

>> 1

i agree...a good song should have both good music and lyrics.