ITT: stories of people being dumb as shit about music.
I'm not talking about how your cousin didn't know Death Grips did an ARG or how your ex didn't hear of some band with less then 1,000 last.fm scrobbles or something, just general shit that makes people look like dumbfucks
>Mad World by Tears for Fears starts playing at work
>me: I love this song
>coworker: it's good, but this isn't the original, that one is better
also, the Gary Jules version sucks shit
>on date with girl I met online
>we're talking about music
>tell her my favorite band is The Beach Boys
>she laughs and talks about how her grandpa likes them
>says its lame old people rock
>become uninterested in her immediately
>don't even try to bang, drop her off and never call her again
That's an opinion, not a stupid statement.
A stupid statement would be
>Fallout Boy is the best band ever. No one is more talented.
Also, I don't think you know what post or ironic mean.
Never take stuff like that personally. I just slowly forced my musical tastes on my last girlfriend. We broke up but every once in a while we still talk about music just because I got her into a lot of the stuff she listens to now.
Normally I wouldn't care that all that much and wouldn't let it ruin a relationship, but she was kind of a bitch anyway. Her not liking the beach boys was just the tipping point. I even played her god only knows and she thought it sucked, I mean come on.
Hopsin was my first introduction to hip hop that wasn't on the radio as a white, middle class suburbanite. After that, I got into OF. After that, I got into Childish, then Chance, then Doom, the Kendrick, then Flying Lotus. Honestly, Hopsin is not a bad place to start. It's like hip hop with training wheels.
short hopsin conversation with my brother continued:
>"why don't you like hopsin?"
>he's not a very good rapper and he's gimmicky as fuck
>"he's no more gimmicky than eminem when he first got big"
my blood pressure went up significantly after that conversation
>the Gary Jules version sucks shit
>people unironically dislike Tears For Fears
>they have never heard Raoul and the Kings of Spain or Songs from the Big Chair
>they don't understand the musical dichotomy of the original version of Mad World
life is suffering
there are a lot better places to start with hip hop. for instance, all the amazing (and very accessible) hip hop that came out in the late 80's/early 90s. i don't usually call many artists "objectively bad" but hopsin is certainly one of them
I was just giving the basics. Right now, my favorite hip hop artists are Danny Brown, Open Mike Eagle, Run The Jewels, and BADBADNOTGOOD. No, I'm not an expert in the genre but I'd like to think I've grown a lot in my taste from what it initially was.
>saying one version of a song is shit because they prefer the other
No I'm not ignoring that at all, in fact I mentioned that Eminem is far better
But your brother's statement about him being no more gimmicky than Slim Shady era Eminem is right. That has nothing to do with how good or bad the artists are or their production. I mean let's face it, Eminem is the guy who enraged national media and soccer mom's everywhere by having kids pretend to fuck in a music video.
>people liking a cover more than the original song just because they hear it more
>people not listening to the original after hearing a cover to understand if the person covering the song even understands the piece
Gary Jules copped out on just making the song sound as depressing as the lyrics are
idk its just eminem's "gimmicky" thing (and it sure as hell was don't get me wrong) was at least a novel idea at the time. i just can't think of a reason to sit down and listen to an entire hopsin album. is it the contact lenses? eminem was a filthy rapper back in the day, it made the gimmick interesting
Hello, do you have time to speak today about how I'm on the comeup?
>couple weeks ago, at work
>playing daft punk discography
>woman comes in with friend
>they get up to the counter
>Harder Better Faster is playing
>"hey I haven't heard this version before, didn't kanye do this? this is a cool remix"
>me, my coworker, and her friend all stare her
>her friend finally breaks the silence
>"this is the original"
> Go to Aesop Rock concert
> Swagfag with ironically cheap sunglasses at night, high socks, and an Earl sweatshirt on
> "I mean hes ok but its fucked up that hes using A$AP Rocky's name for exposure"
It's not the musicianship, it's the songs. Grateful Dead could jam, but they also had memorable songs. Even the Dave Matthews Band had a couple catchy songs, despite not really being interesting musically overall.
>Listening to Boards of Canada, picking up my friends to go to the party
>my friends are mainly metal heads, but don't mind my music, even rec me metal stuff they'd think I like
>Of course they bring that one friend, who for the record I don't like because he's the epitome of a tryhard, too cool for the room, gleeful contrarian idiot.
>Not even five minutes in the goddamn car and he has to make the entire ride all about him
>"Can you change the music? This shit is BORING."
>No one pity laughs him, I switch it to the local radio rock station
>"Yeah, see, why can't they make music like this anymore? All this pussy computer shit and indie douche rock."
>Fucking Volbeat is playing on the radio.
I had a similar Boards of Canada experience
>Have like four, five friends over to play Risk
>"Hey anon, play some music, this is getting boring"
>I bring down my stereo from my room to the dining room and set up
>Play some Boards of Canada
>"What the fuck is this shit, it's so repetitive, play something good!"
>Sadly unplug my laptop
>Friendo plugs in iPod
>Plays Coldplay on shuffle
>memerap isn't real
ok stuff like chance and kendrick aren't memerap but what else would you call lil b, viper, yung lean, etc.? those guys know they're memes and have similar aesthetics/sounds
>playing BoC for your friends.
The fuck were you expecting?