How does this math chart look, /mu/? Anything you'd replace with something else?
I'm not totally thrilled with the bottom row
there's gotta be a better jap math record than 3nd's World Tour, that album is really more towards post-rock imo. té would be a step up i think
also Auto!Automatic!! is pretty boring and i would replace it with The Bulletproof Tiger
I never really got much into té, too heavy for me. If I were to replace it, it would probably be with Imaginary Monofiction by Hitorie
I wouldn't call Auto!Automatic!! boring, I think they have great atmosphere and unlike a lot of bands they have some great basslines
i don't really see the point of the french section
spiderland definately to the influential albums
seems like a decent chart if you want to get into the genre so i'm not gonna list my own favorites
But you see the point of a Japanese section?
The reason I didn't include Spiderland is because I'm assuming that if you're looking to get more into math rock, you've already listened to Spiderland. I'd rather include an album somebody probably hasn't heard
i don't know if i feel too much math rock from them but i wouldn't be starkly opposed
i think i'd disagree on this, they're a wacky noise rock band from i wouldn't call them math rock
You've still just got shit taste in a bunch of areas
this is definately better chart. this includes broader scale of styles like the more recent mix of math rock and emo (ttng for example). definately good chart for a beginner.
also this containes bones in the soil, rust in the oil which is my absolute favorite :^3
well i guess you could include the influential section but to be honest some of the bands that have influenced the genre and many of the older albums that are labeled math rock don't really fulfill the requirements of what is usually called math rock
Yeah, pretty much
Way too many twinkly bands with terrible vocalists that sound way too similar
That's not to say that there aren't a lot of great albums released in the 00's, but there are too many derivative albums.
>too many derivative
Since you're blind to the variety I'll post a few links
The genre has innovated just fine
>too many twinkly bands with bad vocalists
Did TTNG fuck your sister?
Honestly, your chart would be fine if you got rid of multiple albums by the same band. It's redundant, and takes away space from other bands that could be on the chart
Bands that would be a great addition to your chart:
A Minor Forest
Minus the Bear
I think these would add in more variety and would fit in just fine if you removed one of the albums from Don Cab, Tera Melos, and G?G!
Battles is more experimental rock than post rock, but to say they aren't mathy is ridiculous
Minus the Bear has perfectly fine vocals, definitely better than some of the bands on the chart
A Minor Forest is most definitely math rock
>having For Long Tomorrow
>not having The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety
Also, you should put Wrong by NOMEANSNO in the early influences section.
One more thing, check out Volta Desviada by Fordamage. It should be up there.
Okay, made some changes to the chart
Let me know if you have an album with a sound that isn't represented on the chart, or does it better than an album already on the chart
I'd love to hear your recommendations
I don't really listen to any math core, so I'd need recs for each spot
I want each section to have multiples of 5, so if you (or anyone else) can think of 3 more Japanese albums, I'd be glad to expand it. I can add Imaginary Monofiction by Hitorie in there, so really we only need about 2 more
I dunno if I said it in this thread, but I don't want to take a spot away from another album to put Spiderland on there, because most people interested in math rock have already heard it
poor wording, sorry, but people really aren't helping when they are basically just saying "do this or that" without really explaining why you should do so.
50 albums are more than enough to get started and people shouldn't have problem finding more to listen to if they simply look up the bands on last.fm and check the similar artist section.
If you DO want to expand then maybe make an "unconventional math rock" section with bands like mouse on the keys or Sajjanu that do more than just noodling away on the guitars on their albums or don't use guitars at all.