This is the sort of thing I enjoy listening to, but would never really seek out. Sounds terrific, although (and I don't usually comment on this sort of thing) the mastering is Death Magnetic-tier. Although that coulda been the uploaders fault. Point is, I wanna listen to it on vinyl.
@V: Tom Verlaine and Neil Young are the only guys (off the top of my head) who can pull off ten minutes of guitar noodling without boring me to tears, for totally opposite reasons. The elements to Television that I especially like were how subversive they were; relatively mild-mannered, intelligent, yet totally unprecedented music, surrounded by a ton of more aggressive, traditional bands.
Television is punkier than The Ramones and I will never be convinced otherwise. >:U
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Last edited by Moff Chumley : 03-23-2012 at 12:48 AM.
Whoa, crazy long song. I dig it, pretty neat song. Prolly a 7/10 because it's a little soft and slow for my tastes with much too long solos. I was never a fan of songs that went on too long for some reason. The lead guitarist was excellent, I really like the dichotomy presented in this song with the rhythm and lead guitarists. The bassist was a little too subtle but still good. Overall, I'm glad I listened to it.
Now Presenting: Wrath of Fate, my most favoritest song ever
@V Yay! I love Abney Park. I saw them live in concert last year. Amazing experience, they sound phenomenal live.
I feel like I'd be better placed to rate this if I'd watched more Star Trek. Or maybe I'll be a bit more unbiased, I dunno. I decided to go into it just thinking of it as a song rather than anything off Star Trek, and... well, the chick can play the ocarina pretty damn well, but the MIDI-ish sounding backing track was exactly that - MIDI-ish. In a bad way. And the melody was nicely composed, I guess, but as soon as the song had finished I'd forgotten it entirely.
Maybe it loses something out of context, or without some cool memories of an episode to associate it with. I dunno. 4/10.
Here's Ave Corpus Sanctum by Marchetto da Padova, who was writing in a system of fifth notes in the 13th century. Guy had mad skills and didn't give a damn about anything.
There's something interesting and exotic about the flute-playing, which is nice for pretty much any song. The lyrics seemed largely non-sense but that seems pretty similar to the few other Jethro Tull songs I've heard. I like how tense they keep everything at first too. It really started to lose me during the solos, but I'm just really not a fan of the band running away on their own track randomly. It's a pretty good song but I can't say I'd listen to it again. It's just not doing it for me. 6/10
Now the poster below me should sample Emilie Autumn's Dead is the New Alive, because this song is been stuck in my head all day and she's a great artist.
Interesting. This isn't really my kind of music, but it seems very well done, and I can't help but enjoy it. The lyrics are fun as well, but the melody is a bit repetitive. I like the opening, though. I'll give it a solid 7/10.
Listen to The Larger Bowl, by Rush. Trust me, it's amazing. My words can't express how great it is, so I'll let the music speak for itself. Forgive the poor quality of the video.
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Last edited by Sneaky Weasel : 03-27-2012 at 02:20 AM.
Actually a decent song and an alright performance, even if (from what I can tell) these guys had pretty much the exact same idea as The Protomen (who I'm not that fond of anyway). Nice bass tone, from what I can hear on that video, and the synths were actually pretty tastefully done and added to the music (which is unusual and good for a 'video games' band. No obnoxious out-of-place-sounding chiptunes? Whoa). Not the kind of band I'd deliberately go to see live, but if I found myself there I think I'd be moving around a bit more than the rest of the crowd seems to be.
I'll give it a 'that was surprisingly alright' 7/10.
This is the thief who likes to hoard,
That loves the bard with the puppet Lord
That admires the fighter with the green-hilted sword,
That employs the Wizard, whose bird is ignored,
That has the gender unexplored
That intrigues the Halfling, usually bored,
That slew a mountain of the goblin horde,
That follows the cleric,
That serves the lich,
That seeks the gate,
That guards the snarl,
That lives in the prison the gods built.
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The music on this one is very good, I like the brassiness combined with the electronic beat. The video was very amusing as well, and perfectly synchronized with the music. I liked it a lot. I'll give it 8/10.
I present the Danse Macabre, by Camille Saint-Saens. Probably my favorite classical song of all time. Also, it is based on a very interesting legend, which can be read about beneath the video.
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I've heard this song before, but I never knew the story behind it. Pretty amazing to find out about. For classical pieces I've always liked it, the beginning was always very strong and interesting. It's pretty stunning how knowing the story changed how I listened to it. I've always wished that I had more of a classical background when it came to music, but unfortunately I don't. Still, it was definitely nice to listen to. 9/10.
I can't help but associate that one with a friend of mine who sings it at me all the time. The song itself, though, is pretty standard stuff. The video is fun and the song reminds me of cool people but I can only really give the music itself an on-the-dot average 5/10. It just doesn't do much that's particularly exciting. It's not particularly adventurous, and as synth-pop stuff goes there's far catchier and far more interesting stuff out there.
Funky indeed. I really like that song, but don't have much to say about it. It is what it is; the lyrics aren't deep or meant to be; the music isn't as mind bending as is usually associated with Beefheart, but it is fun, which I think is closer to what he and Zappa were really going for nine times out of ten. Definitely an enjoyable song. 8/10
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Last edited by GuesssWho : 04-18-2012 at 06:46 PM.
The weird effects on the vocals towards the end I didn't like, but other than that, it was awesome. Also, how can I not like a song about Stormbringer and Mournblade? 9/10.
I submit for your consideration Symphony X's Odyssey. It is rather long, but worth listening to the end.
EDIT: Though the song itself is PG, the video shows the album cover, which is more PG-13. Viewer (but not listener) discretion is advised.
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AAAAHHHH, 24 minutes of Power Metal, whyyyy???
It's 5AM, I almost fell asleep listening to this. :P
The song seems to go from epic and dark parts to this cheerful happy parts that sort of sickened me. And I really didn't care for the guy singing and even less so when there were multiples. I didn't like good portions of melodies that sounds too messy that occasionally were thrown in. I can't help but feel like this is a super long cutscene for some reason. Also with the mishmosh of tunes I don't see why they didn't just make it 12 songs. The drummer seemed really good and occasionally the guitarist was really good, but the synth work often didn't sound great. And overall I just don't like super long solos, which took up huge parts of this song.