Admit stuff that seems unacceptable on /mu/
>I haven't listened to ITAOTS
>I skimmed through Loveless and wasn't interested
>I think Fantano's a great, well-articulated reviewer, even when I disagree with him
>Flatlander is the most important member of Death Grips
>>Flatlander is the most important member of Death Grips
Sort of. They wouldn't be nearly as good or really have as much of a varied appeal without Flatlander but without Zach Hill they wouldn't have as much credibility and without MC Ride they wouldn't sound or look anywhere near the same.
I fucking despise Animal collective. Not like condescendingly either. I like all of /mu/core very much and am not really that picky or pretentious with my taste, but I cannot fucking stand Animal Collective and their fan base.
That's fine if you aren't from a mainly English-speaking place or something.
Also do things like ITCOTCK and Piper at the Gates of Dawn count as /mu/core? Or no, because they have mainstream acceptance?
Pretentious, defend everything the band does like they are divine. I have faked my way through conversations with Animal Collective fans as a joke, the key is to talk about literally anything besides the music.
That doesn't really change things. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy had serious mainstream acceptance and it's been /mu/-core for some time now albeit it is fading a bit. ITCOTCK isn't discussed nearly at all but I'd be against removing it from the /mu/-"Cannon" mostly because I still think more people should hear it even after all this time.
>OP is a generic memerap pleb who can't into real music and listens to whatever Fantano tells him to listen to
I do listen to some hip-hop, but honestly not that much. I don't know to what extent you consider "memerap", but I think you're misconstruing some things here.
>commence the "I'm more patrician than you" circlejerk
I think I genuinely hate people saying "Agreed.", something about it just rubs me the wrong way. Not even trying to be a parody or anything, it just peeves me. It's like instead of saying "I Agree" as if it's superior to just saying "I Agree." I just have this image in my mind of everyone thinking they must sound in other people's heads like Picard from Star Trek when they say "Agreed" as if it has some commanding feeling above saying "I agree". Eugh.
ITCOTCK isn't an albumj you seem to see discussed much anymore out of the album cover being posted in discussions with an unrelated response or as a reaction.
Basically yeah. If you want I suppose you could consider /mu/ cannon as what's presently being popularly listened to and discussed and /mu/ core as the albums that have been discussed to the point that we consider them albums that deserve to be heard (This keeps Trout Mask Replica's scraggly hobo ass in it's pen), but it's easier to just say they mean the same thing.
Sufjan Stevens is a rebranded and little different owl city.
Aphex twin sounds weird. I wish it had lyrics.
Gorillaz is a great band. Blur is eh.
Cage the Elephant deserves more dicussion on here
Congradulations by MGMT is a 9/10
I haven't listened to literally any /mu/-core at all and just explore my preferred genres and discuss them in their appropriate threads.
There are some pretty popular genres that I haven't ever even listened to once.
The shitty ones. I can say that Animal Collective definitely have shitty albums. My favorite thing is when somebody talks about how they dislike CHz or DM (rightfully so) and people call them p4k drones.
I enjoy both those albums and I can totally understand how someone wouldn't. I just really hate it when someone calls them shit without backing it up. Like honestly, if you don't like DM, maybe you should realize it isn't made for you and its more of an experiment than a cohesive album. CHz has some weird production going on, but still has solid song writing. I just think the backlash against AnCo after CHz had a lot to do with Pitchforks review and a lot people won't even give the album a chance because of that.
Sufjan can actually write interesting songs though
Aphex Twin is great, some of his songs do have lyrics. You should listen to some more.
Gorillaz are great and Blur are eh. This is a common opinion on /mu/.
Cage the Elephant are ok, their latest is pretty good, I agree with you here.
This. Really loved ITATOS and Loveless, and other mucore things that are easy to listen to, but I can't even begin to understand something like Swans or merzbow. I'm very unmusical and can't appreciate anything not poppy enough.
MPP is my favourite AC album.
See? This is a prime example actually.
The words "you should realize it isn't made for you" is the most pretentious, irrelevant reasoning to attack someone with when they say they don't like an album. Why does it really fucking bother you when someone doesn't like something they make? They didn't like it, big fucking deal. Doesn't intrude on your opinion of the album. Just leave it alone.
>most of my favourite artists are well known
>most of my favourite albums are regarded as classics
>I can count on two hands how many albums released in 2014 I actually listened to start to finish
>I seriously have no idea how you guys have time to listen to as much music as you do
>I am friendly
>Appetite for Destruction is one of my favourite 80s albums
>I think The Wall is a masterpiece, like most music fans outside this board
>I think A Night at the Opera is a masterpiece
>Aphex twin sounds weird
yep. I like that, though.
>I wish it had lyrics.
I honestly don't see how lyrics could fit half the time, unless it's like that Aegiopolis remix that Die Antwoord did (Ugly Boy, I think it's called).
What kind of lyrics would you want on an AFX song? Singing or rapping? What timbre/style/subject matter? I'm somewhat curious.
Which album anon?
Dammit, my big reactions folder is on my other computer.
>some of his songs do have lyrics
Which ones? I know there are ones where he samples some words ("What's with that big face?" etc.) but I can't think of a proper "lyrical" AFX song off the top of my head.
I mean it is mostly just repeated phrases (come to daddy etc etc, the only really lyrical song I can think of is milkman and they're dumb af) and quite sparse in his discog. But the fact OP can't think of them makes it sound like he hasn't properly listened to enough Aphex.
>Swans or merzbow
Swans is a LOT more accessible than Merzbow.
I like Swans but I can't get into Merzbow.
What about Death Grips? Despite being really abrasive, they make thinly-veiled pop songs most of the time (in terms of verse/chorus structures and stuff like that).
To my ears, swans might as well be merzbow... I'll try them again though now you've said that. But I warn you, even GYBE is too up-pop for me. I really am a pleb when it comes to music.
I can do some DG. I like Ive Seen Footage and a lot of TMS. The other stuff I can't get into though.
Probably the least poppy album I still like is STGSTV
>pretentious, irrelevant reasoning to attack someone
Are you implying that albums, like other commercial products/things people consume in society, don't have specific demographic(s) that they appeal to?
Like, if I played Taylor Swift to a 50-year old metalhead, and he says "it's terrible", wouldn't "you should realize it isn't made for you" be a good response?
Or, for example, I'm not into Merzbow, but other people seem to get it—isn't it correct to say that Merzbow's music isn't "made for me"?
Flatlander and MC Ride are made up nicknames
Flatlander comes from it being the name of DG originally
MC Ride is actually only referred to as Ride, the MC was added on by fans
He's just circlejerking because he thinks he's special for knowing really basic shit about death grips
That's all well and good, I'm not implying that. Im saying people who discredit someone for not liking an album by saying, "this wasnt meant for you" implies that it went over your head or something. Sometimes you might just not like it.
>Andy’s an audio engineer (He’s also not ‘AKA Flatlander’ - “it’s basically subtext for Death Grips, so when we use that name it’s an alias signature for something that we all made together,” says Hill. “I don’t think anyone else has really stated that yet.”)
Stefan also hasn't been referred to as "MC Ride". I've only found one instance where he was called Ride, and that's from an old 2011 interview.
That's because appetite for destruction is one of the best rock records ever. It's not supposed to be art Or innovative to be good. It's just they do simple rock really well. You can't tell me that Axl rose isn't an amazing singer, you can't tell me slash and izzy didn't have great chemistry, you can't tell me duff and Steven werent locked in ever second on that record. Appetite for destruction is what rock should be.
>Appetite for destruction is what rock should be
I agree with you until that sentence.
*AFD is what HARD rock should be.
As a hard rock album it's pretty GOAT, not gonna lie. Better than the nu-metal influenced, mid-scooping shit that came out afterwards.
Honest to god, my first thoughts when first finishing In the Aeroplane Over the Sea was "This would be a very easy pick for someone to say this is the greatest album of all time."
Fantano should not be considered a serious reviewer because he has "joke reviews" and retarded skits.
A lot of Metal is good
Death Grips are terrible, none of their albums deserve anything above a 7.5 (Jenny Death was a 7.5 everything else is under)
MBV and GY!BE are both boring beyond belief.
Learning theory is essential to being a great musician.
Kanye is terrible.
TMR is fucking shit. One of the worst albums Ive ever heard and people trying to make something deep out of a crazy homeless man mumbling are idiots.
No member of Odd Future has talent except maybe Earl and Frank.
Classical and Jazz are the genres with the most talent.
>Fantano should not be considered a serious reviewer because he has "joke reviews" and retarded skits.
Since P4k doesn't do that, should they be considered seriously?
Just because occasionally he cracks a joke here and there doesn't mean his points aren't concise or well articulated and thought out, which is what ultimately what reviewing comes down to.
>A lot of Metal is good
>MBV and GY!BE are both boring beyond belief
>Kanye is terrible
>TMR is fucking shit
>Classical and Jazz are the genres with the most talent
Good luck passing 8th grade.
This is not a legitimate review of an album. It his him eating food in front of a webcam or being autistic.
He should not be taken seriously. This is not professional. If you don't like an album, you give a concise and clear reason why you don't like it and give it a low score.
>Classical and Jazz are the genres with the most talent
These are albums he would have shoved in YUNO Review anyway. He decided to have fun with them.
Even then, these "joke" reviews don't make his actual "serious" reviews less legitimate. If you want to criticize him, you'd have to do it by citing something he did as a serious review. You're basically just cherrypicking, here. He has a few joke reviews; that doesn't make his ACTUAL reviews in which he explains his points unprofessional.
>your opinions are a meme
doesn't make sense as an insult, especially when you're responding to
>responding with a meme
so yeah. You either don't know what a meme is, or you're just pretending to be retarded. Take your pick.
your opinions are a meme. take one look at any popular music video or ANYTHING made in the past year and you will see opinions exactly like yours, made by close-minded middle-schoolers.
ive known about nmh long before i ever visited /mu/, and have wanted to like them for years now but i just cant have any feelings for itaots stronger than a mild appreciation
>Sufjan Stevens is a rebranded and little different owl city.
the first time i listened to sufjan i thought this too (within the first 30 seconds) and immediately lost interest because of it
odd that someone else thinks the same though, because i gave him another try last year and hes become one of my favourite artists; i cant hear the owl city thing at all any more and have no idea how i once did
i thought you were the anon with the shit opinions.
Either way, >>55433175 doesn't even make sense, and you're trying to create an argument out of memes, which is laughable on its own.
Danse is mediocre for the most part with some good tracks. Overall it's not very interesting though.
Centipede Hz I've made a billion posts on why it's bad because people refuse to see my point of view. But, it's a trainwreck. They tried to take the raw pop and rock sounds from Strawberry Jam and use Merriweather's polished sound on it. There is nothing new it does, and it is even worse than Strawberry Jam (which I already thought was pretty mediocre). I also kinda take back the NOTHING new, because while it sounds pretty similar to SJ. There's this weird reggae vibe they tried to push in a few tracks, which was horrible. The album is by far their least memorable release and it is a flat out mess at times. Rosie Oh! is the worst track I've heard Panda Bear on ever, Monkey Riches tries to go for this disjointed element that doesn't work (though the ending is kinda neat, but the payoff isn't enough for the god awful start), Father Time is flat out annoying and has the reggae style at its worst and there are so many forgettable tracks (some of the ones I just mentioned included).
The things that Centipede Hz does right, are Panda Bear's drumming is at its best on this album and there are a few tracks that are kinda interesting. Overall though, it's one of the worst follow ups to a crtically acclaimed release in existence. Which really they can't control that, so that doesn't make it worse.
The only tracks I liked personally on Centipede Hz were Moonjock, Today's Supernatural, Wide Eyed (I love Deakin's Voice), New Town Burnout and while over-rated, Amanita is decent. Besides that I either hated or thought the rest were extremely meh.
>wasn't interested about Loveless or any Animal Collective album
>I unironically like Tyler, the Creator
>Fantano is a nice reviewer. Strong opinions n shit, but I disagree with him a lot of times
>Blur, and the rest of Damon Albarn works are good.