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Old Music Men

I think it was on one of Bobby's quizzes about album covers or song lyrics, but, there was a conversation full of fervour about a band called Manic Street Preachers and their album the Holy Bible; a few cliches like "they don't make music like these guys anymore" etc. were thrown in.

Now, having read similar articles on here and being in bands with a few older guys, I just put it down to that generational divide, that same bias that dictates that your favourite Dr. Who is the one you grew up with, or saw first. That (no offense) 'Dad' talk, in which all the newer music is white noise and younger people lack taste and a musical education (it's complete hypocrisy on my part, as I do it too with a lot of teenagers)..

I also, admittedly by my own misplaced arrogance, thought that I'd have listened to said album had it been 'that' good, as I did like to think of myself as quite culturally erudite and enjoy a lot of older punk music in general.

Anyway, I was at work and I like to put on a new album, most days, if I want to zone out of the office colloquy and thought I'd give it a try to see if your music taste was as good as your football knowledge

Conclusion: I take all my premonitions and stereotypical musings back; It's awesome. I'm going to learn to play it as soon as the weekend hits!

So, given my renewed faith in all of you, any other recommendations like that?

I typically listen to things like (I'm gonna be stereotypical again and begin with bands I think I won't get bullied for liking):

The Smiths
The Kinks
The Jam
Neutral Milk Hotel
Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Hendrix
Breeders
Pixies
Nirvana
Stooges
Descendants
ALL
Blur (NOT NOT NOT OASIS)
Queens of the Stone Age
Slaves
Blink 182 (sorry)
Taking Back Sunday (more sorry)
The Cribs
Arctic Monkeys
Brand New
Avenged Sevenfold
System of a Down
Explosions in the Sky (be interested to know if anyone's heard of these)
etc. etc.

comment by Biglaa (U5954)

posted on 19/4/17

comment by Biglaa (U5954)
posted 0 seconds ago
comment by Robb : the Martin Samuel of ja606 (U21234)
posted 20 minutes ago
If we're adding Coal Chamber we're adding Fear Factory
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Fine by me
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Actually Fear Factor were another band that I didn't get into until a couple of years ago.
Depeche Mode are still massive in Germany. They even have DM nights once a month in some of the nightclubs.

posted on 19/4/17

Can't for the life of me find anything worthwhile in Neutral Milk Hotel

posted on 19/4/17

RtM

are you listening to 'In the aeroplane over the sea'? I think that album is damn near perfect.

posted on 19/4/17

Heard it a couple of times. Perfect when it's not spinning imo

posted on 19/4/17

Haha, fair enough.

There will always be those acclaimed albums that don't resonate with you personally; mine is Rumours by Fleetwood mac. I don't get anything from it!

posted on 19/4/17

comment by rooney_hernandez (U7012)
posted 1 minute ago
Haha, fair enough.

There will always be those acclaimed albums that don't resonate with you personally; mine is Rumours by Fleetwood mac. I don't get anything from it!
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I can agree with that!

comment by Firkin (U19526)

posted on 19/4/17

comment by RtM (U1097)
posted 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
comment by rooney_hernandez (U7012)
posted 1 minute ago
Haha, fair enough.

There will always be those acclaimed albums that don't resonate with you personally; mine is Rumours by Fleetwood mac. I don't get anything from it!
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I can agree with that!
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Rumours is a guilty pleasure of mine, actually. Can't say why I like it but I do. Probably because my parents played it a lot and it has crossed wires with nostalgic feelings.

My music taste is quite eclectic:
90s indie:
Manics- Holy Bible, Gold Against the Soul; saw them 2001 in Cardiff
Suede- debut, Dog Man Star (saw them in 96 in Bristol)
Mansun- Grey Lantern, Six

Jazz
Miles Davis- In a Silent Way, Tribute to Jack Johnson

Misery
Nirvana
Smiths
NIN
Joy Division

Folk
Tim Buckley
Fred Neil

Also other things like Bowie, random 80s songs, Buffalo Springfield, The Pretty Things, 13th Floor Elevators.

Basically, it's all over the place. I just love finding new music all the time but I struggle to relate to newer stuff from the last ten years. I think it's a generational thing and largely my problem.

posted on 19/4/17

Just on the "Rumours" thing, that album contains the brilliant "You make loving fun"
No a big fan of FM but love that song, and Christine's voice

posted on 19/4/17

As a direct result of this thread, I've spent the afternoon listening to Sepultura.

...Although no-one actually mentioned them, one thing led to another, as it does.

comment by Biglaa (U5954)

posted on 20/4/17

comment by HenrysCat (U3608)
posted 13 hours, 45 minutes ago
As a direct result of this thread, I've spent the afternoon listening to Sepultura.

...Although no-one actually mentioned them, one thing led to another, as it does.
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Now that I also can't argue with. I remember buying the Roots digipack when it came out like it was almost yesterday



Apparently it was over 21 years ago

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