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    Re: What am I listening to? (Part II)

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    I love both Midnite Vultures and Sea Change; they're easily my two favorite Beck albums in fact. What does that do to your algorithm?
    Looking back at my post, I think I mounted my High Horse pretty quickly. My apologies. I was reliving arguments I used to have years ago on a music forum that was filled with dingleberries who'd nerdsplain to me how the Animals were better than the Beatles.

    Sure, some people just like what they like. But, IMO, life's too short for acoustic albums. A track or two, sure. But a whole album needs a good dose of rocking.
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    I've been trying for years to find an active music message board. Anybody have any recommendations?
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    I've been trying for years to find an active music message board. Anybody have any recommendations?
    http://www.bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php

    It's a British site but there are a lot of Yanks and others on there. Little too much into Prog-Rock for me but a good bunch anyhow.
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    loathe the White Stripes.
    Blasphemy!

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    Blasphemy!
    Loathe. LOATHE.

    A preening, showy, inauthentic singer paired with a drummer of very little skill. It's fine for an art house project but it isn't music.

    I think Jack White is very talented but with that particular project of his, I could not get past the facade. I might have liked them better if they had played it straight and let the music just exist. I read an interview of his early on in which he cited the blues as his major influence -- the blues of all things, the most gut-wrenching, visceral, unadorned, unpretentious musical genre there is. I do not think I can think of a musical artist today who embodies that less than Jack White.

    Julian Casablancas, on the other hand, can write a pop song like nobody's business with very little artifice about it. The Strokes were a pop band plain and simple, an excellent one, and that those two bands were so frequently mentioned in the same breath always boggled my mind.
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    You're breaking my 16 year old heart, VP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    http://www.bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php

    It's a British site but there are a lot of Yanks and others on there. Little too much into Prog-Rock for me but a good bunch anyhow.
    Board looks like its all over the place, but this thread is dazzling:

    http://www.bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/vi...846241&start=0
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    Re: What am I listening to? (Part II)

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    You're breaking my 16 year old heart, VP.
    I hold a special place in my heart for any music that captures the fancy of a 16-year-old. Even if I like some of it more than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Loathe. LOATHE.

    A preening, showy, inauthentic singer paired with a drummer of very little skill.

    Julian Casablancas, on the other hand, can write a pop song like nobody's business with very little artifice about it. The Strokes were a pop band plain and simple, an excellent one, and that those two bands were so frequently mentioned in the same breath always boggled my mind.
    I suppose we can agree to disagree. I think "preening" and "showy" describe some of the best rock frontmen to ever do it, dating from Mick Jagger to Robert Pollard to Pelle Almqvist (indulge me). I suppose we have divergent tastes, as I love the stripped down nature of two-piece bands. There's no hiding, both parts need to stand up, and I think Meg's restrained (unskilled?) drumming complements Jack's virtuosity (overwrought-ness?) nicely.

    Love The Strokes too, but strangely enough, I find the instrumentation wonderful and Casablancas supremely lacking. I remember taking note early on that he couldn't even write enough lyrics for their 3-minute songs, he'd just flip the lyrics over at the halfway point (hardly a new trick, I know), but when Julian sang, "I've got nothing to say" over and over again on "Ask Me Anything," I thought, "I know, Julian. I know."

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    I love when people debate music. You guys are getting me in the mood to bash Pavement and Radiohead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I love both Midnite Vultures and Sea Change; they're easily my two favorite Beck albums in fact. What does that do to your algorithm?

    I don't know what you mean by the "authenticity game" exactly. Sometimes people just like what they like. I am more into music than just about anything else, probably, but I really balk at the accusation of being a snob or an assumption that whatever I happen to like or not like comes from anything but a place of sincerity. Modren garage rock, "fantastic, always"? I worship the Strokes, loathe the White Stripes. I can specify reasons why if asked, but it's really just a matter of taste.
    I love Midnite Vultures, but never really got into Sea Change. I prefer Beck's more upbeat, dancy music, where he blends pop, electronic, funk, etc.
    On the flip side, Debra and Cancelled Check might be my two favorite songs of his.
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    I've been listening to Langhorne Slim's The Way We Move a lot for the better part of a year. It's one of those rare albums where I love every single track. It's an elegantly crafted piece of folk music that appeals to people who love all types of different genres of music.
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    The Wild Ones' debut Keep It Safe is magnificent and a great example of how keyboards and electronic sounds can compliment an indie pop band's songs without turning them into 21st century disco dance tracks.
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