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    TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    hahahahha, wow.

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    gundam470gundam470 Drunk Gorilla CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This almost sums up my sentiments.
    Using the textured soundscapes of The Bends as a launching pad, Radiohead delivered another startlingly accomplished set of modern guitar rock with OK Computer. The anthemic guitar heroics present on Pablo Honey and even The Bends are nowhere to be heard here. Radiohead have stripped away many of the obvious elements of guitar rock, creating music that is subtle and textured yet still has the feeling of rock & roll. Even at its most adventurous -- such as the complex, multi-segmented "Paranoid Android" -- the band is tight, melodic, and muscular, and Thom Yorke's voice effortlessly shifts from a sweet falsetto to vicious snarls. It's a thoroughly astonishing demonstration of musical virtuosity and becomes even more impressive with repeated listens, which reveal subtleties like electronica rhythms, eerie keyboards, odd time signatures, and complex syncopations. Yet all of this would simply be showmanship if the songs weren't strong in themselves, and OK Computer is filled with moody masterpieces, from the shimmering "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and the sighing "Karma Police" to the gothic crawl of "Exit Music (For a Film)." OK Computer is the album that establishes Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of the '90s.

    You wanted a breakdown of what makes them pretty good. Here it is. If you don't agree, then fine. We've obviously turned you off from giving them a fair shot, and for that I am sorry because they really and truly make good music.

    We can all stop now.

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    ZimmydoomZimmydoom Accept no substitutes Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    James wrote: »
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    James wrote: »
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    James wrote: »
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    I hate Radiohead on principle because I can't seem to have a conversation about them without a Radiohead fan completely douching up my day.

    Fastest way to make me hate your music is to have dicks for fans.

    That's a pretty dumb reason to not listen to a band.

    You're a pretty dumb reason to not hate your face.

    Honestly, if we were having a debate, that would be a fallacious argument. You're judging music based on fans rather than the music itself. It just screams pretentious douchebag.

    That's funny, because in my experience being a Radiohead fan screams pretentious douchebag, and in the Zimmyverse, correlation implies causation more often than not. The fact that I dislike the music itself has historically been interpreted by fans of said band as an invitation to turbodickery, which has not sat well with Zimmy, no sir.

    I have also never heard an ICP song in my life. I consider myself ahead of the curve in this regard.

    :roll:

    I'm sorry my tastes differ from yours. I'm also sorry that Radiohead fans acting like monkey dicks has made me not care to listen to music I wouldn't listen to anyway, despite owning Kid A and having tried to get into it and failing hard.

    Next time I'll try not to let you down so hard, ass.

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    Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Yeah, I sat through four songs and found nothing laudable. If I have to listen to something that many times to delude myself into liking it, then fuck that band.

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    themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Is it always 4,1,3. I'm not going to check back.

    Edit: I checked back and it started with 3,1,4 but is essentially short single short.

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    TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Side A: Hey, Radiohead is pretty inaccessable, before you write them off you should give them a few serious listens. We think they're good!

    Side B: They sound the same. And their fans are mostly pretentious cockmongers. And anyone who likes it is simply buying into the hype and if they were real musicians they would see it for the shit it is.

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    ChurchChurch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Learn to count.

    That's

    only three.

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    I'm sorry my tastes differ from yours. I'm also sorry that Radiohead fans acting like monkey dicks has made me not care to listen to music I wouldn't listen to anyway, despite owning Kid A and having tried to get into it and failing hard.

    Next time I'll try not to let you down so hard, ass.

    What the hell are you talking about? I'm not arguing for Radiohead, I'm arguing against your fucking retarded concept of the musical world.

    Goddamn, the only Radiohead album I own is In Rainbows, which I bought because I thought it was an interesting experiment, which I only listen to occasionally.

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    Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm sorry, I was too busy staring at a blank sheet of paper and trying to get the artist's original message.

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    FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I like Jazz.

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    FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The Transformer, not the style of music.

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    TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm sorry your idea of good musical discourse is going out and copying and pasting a bunch of idiots' remarks when we were all being pretty civil until you insinuated that you had to be an aspertard to like the band.

    So I guess we'll all come away feeling a little morose, huh?

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    ZimmydoomZimmydoom Accept no substitutes Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Tarranon wrote: »
    Side A: Hey, Radiohead is pretty inaccessable, before you write them off you should give them a few serious listens. We think they're good!

    Side B: They sound the same. And their fans are mostly pretentious cockmongers. And anyone who likes it is simply buying into the hype and if they were real musicians they would see it for the shit it is.

    I don't think their music is shit, I just don't like it. I also admit to knowing jack-didly about music in general, but that doesn't invalidate my decision to change the station.

    FWIW, this conversation? This is why I hate Radiohead.

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    themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    3 1 3. Some of the words I have a hard time parsing into syllables.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Frosteey, I noticed you haven't signed up for the new game yet.

    This needs to be fixed.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    To quote Patton Oswalt out of context: "I just love the stuff I love!"

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    ChurchChurch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    You have got

    it.

    Now for bed.

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    ZimmydoomZimmydoom Accept no substitutes Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    To quote Patton Oswalt out of context: "I just like the stuff I like!"

    And I like Patton Oswalt. And I like Gim, too.

    MOER HUGZ FOR PATTON OSWALT AND GIM!

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    Zimmydoom, Zimmydoom
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    While sitting in a reclining chair
    Now there are Zim-Bear hybrids
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    Watch out, a Zim-Bear is about to have sex with yooooooou!
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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    But that 10,000 BC thing... ugh... racist tripe.

    --

    Also: Hollywood? Fuck you you goddamn lameass racist tripe-sellers. FUCK YOU ALL.

    Wait, what was racist about 10,000 B.C.?

    Also, look guys, the Radiohead videos were all just boring. They made me sleepy. I'm not going to try to offer some discourse on music theory or the chord structures of their songs or how similar or different each song is. The music just doesn't interest or impact me in any way. Much like this conversation.

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    themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I like the George Harrison late 60's Beatles fuzzy guitar sound on Nick Cave's latest record. But I don't know shit about music either so it might be some other kind of fuzzy guitar sound.

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    FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Frosteey, I noticed you haven't signed up for the new game yet.

    This needs to be fixed.

    You know, I probably would have never noticed the thread if not for this post.

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    gundam470gundam470 Drunk Gorilla CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I like the George Harrison late 60's Beatles fuzzy guitar sound on Nick Cave's latest record. But I don't know shit about music either so it might be some other kind of fuzzy guitar sound.
    I've never heard much Nick Cave, but what little I have, I've liked. How do I go about exploring all those years worth of music he has compiled?

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Corrected for the difference between like and love.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    To quote Patton Oswalt out of context: "I just like the stuff I like!"

    And I like Patton Oswalt. And I like Gim, too.

    MOER HUGZ FOR PATTON OSWALT AND GIM!

    This is a sound plan.

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    Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I must sleep. I have probed enough. I now know things that I can never unknow.
    I still love you guys.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait, what was racist about 10,000 B.C.?

    Same thing that was wrong about Pathfinder: Pretty Magical White People saving all the Brown People from the other Magical White People who are evil and therefor weird-looking and have freaky voices.

    And shit, at least in Pathfinder the Pretty Magical White Guy didn't spontaneously erupt from a collection of random Brown People along with a Pretty Magical White Girl who has blue eyes and is therefor extra-magical.

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Speaking of music.

    Would it be weird to do a Flight of the Conchords cover considering their real album isn't even out yet?

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait, what was racist about 10,000 B.C.?

    Same thing that was wrong about Pathfinder: Magical Pretty White People saving all the Brown People from the other Magical White People who are evil and therefor weird-looking and have freaky voices.

    Ah. Never saw Pathfinder and probably won't see this either.

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    ChurchChurch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.

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    ChurchChurch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Shine bright morning light
    Now in the air the spring is coming
    Sweet blowing wind
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    Keep your eyes on me
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    Dear my love, sweet morning light
    Wait for me, you've gone much farther, too far

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    gundam470gundam470 Drunk Gorilla CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Church wrote: »
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.
    But this is 10,000 B.C.

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    themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    gundam470 wrote: »
    I like the George Harrison late 60's Beatles fuzzy guitar sound on Nick Cave's latest record. But I don't know shit about music either so it might be some other kind of fuzzy guitar sound.
    I've never heard much Nick Cave, but what little I have, I've liked. How do I go about exploring all those years worth of music he has compiled?

    Oh man Nick Cave is all over the map. Some of his stuff records like Let Love In and Murder Ballads are pretty accessible (for him) but the Nick Cave fans tend to place Tender Prey and The Boatman's Call at the top of the list. I don't even know where to start. I think Tender Prey. Mercy Seat, Deanna, Up Jumped the Devil.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Jewcar hates magical white people.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Church wrote: »
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.

    Did you watch either movie?

    Because no that's not how it worked.

    The way to win the day is to be Pretty + White. The sword helps sure but it was just there to affirm being Magical and White. You have to be both at the same time though otherwise you're probably fucked -- unless you're not white but pretty enough for the Pretty White Guy to bang you anyways.

    That said, don't watch either movie. They're both pretty crappy.

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    ChurchChurch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    gundam470 wrote: »
    Church wrote: »
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.
    But this is 10,000 B.C.

    Yeah. I haven't seen the film so I was assuming this was just film-makers tossing historical accuracy aside in terms of actual time periods.

    But if the magical white people are, in fact, magical white people, then yeah that's sort of racist.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nick Cave is an odd duck.

    I like some of his stuff, but then again, I hate some of his other stuff.

    Also, he wrote The Proposition.

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Just wait.

    10,000 B.C. 2: 9,999 B.C.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    Jewcar hates magical white people.

    Seriously, Gandalf the White? *shakes fist*

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    ZimmydoomZimmydoom Accept no substitutes Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Church wrote: »
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.

    Did you watch either movie?

    Because no that's not how it worked.

    The way to win the day is to be Pretty + White. You have to be both at the same time though otherwise you're probably fucked -- unless you're not white but pretty enough for the Pretty White Guy to bang you anyways.

    That said, don't watch either movie. They're both pretty crappy.

    I didn't realize 10,000 BC was historically accurate.

    I also can't tell if I'm being sarcastic or not.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Church wrote: »
    gundam470 wrote: »
    Church wrote: »
    Maybe it's not that the film is inherently racist but that Europeans had superior technology available.

    Maybe.
    But this is 10,000 B.C.

    Yeah. I haven't seen the film so I was assuming this was just film-makers tossing historical accuracy aside in terms of actual time periods.

    But if the magical white people are, in fact, magical white people, then yeah that's sort of racist.

    Also, wooly mammoths helped build the pyramids according to this movie.

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