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Ok, so now we know your musician pet peeves, so now your least favorite and favorite musicians. I'll start. My favourite is Tom Morello and my least favourite is Justin Bieber. Reasons? Here's why:
it feels like a stretch referring to Bieber as a musican... he's more like a male model and dancer. I would point out that half the so-called guitarists on this website can't even play guitar even though they think they can... they're posing. At least Bieber knows it! i don't think teh little fucker is deluding himself like so many kdis who need to lock themselves in their bedrooms and just practice.
favorite musician? I'm torn between fucking Beethoven and double motehrfucking Mozart. Do i lsiten to a ton of classical music every day? no... am I blown away by how much these two did with the 'development' method of writing a peice that they elarned from haydn? YES. I am going to go Mozart evne though I lsiten to more Beethoven on the reg. Hum a classical tune right now... you probably just hummed a Mozart peice even if you didn't know it. The guy had the hooks and he made it look effortless to turn them into cast sprawling works of music that still work. he could carry off opera. he was subversive! He didn't have a patron and he chose the Marriage of Figarro as a libretto even though it was banned by just about every monarch in europe... AND HE MADE THOSE RULERS LIKE IT. The sogns are that memorable... fucker pulled off an opera about a harem, but its treated more like a fucking brothel. All with a wink... but he also did Don Giovanni which is like Wagner/Black-metal heaviness. Demons, ghosts... and everyone knows his Requiem. He personally ivnented the mdoern musician (in any style) and then beethoven and liszt refined the image... and he invented a lot of pop/rock type ideas musically with his use of a limited repertoir of block chords favoring 1, 4 and 5. Sound familiar? And forget about the 80s movie Amadeus, its not factual in any way. I don't think the stage play its based on was meant to be fctual, its mroe of a crazy 'what if?' story. But Mozart.
Least favorite? Whatever garbage was playing at the supermarket on Sunday when I did my grocery shopping. It was pretty annoying whatever it was. I think it was one of these recent bands like Imagine Dragons.... maybe not them but it oculda been. I don't need to imagine, I can watch dragons on Game of Thrones. either that or maybe coldplay.... or U2 ever since like 1990ish? its easier to nominate the ebst than the worst sicne the field of suck is so much wider....
Klaus Nomi was just an art-tard. He wore mickey mouse gloves and died of AIDs. Brian Johnson was the second singer for AC/DC. Bjork has a terrible sense of singing and it never seems to match up with the music in the background. It's like a def girl just ranting over some video game menu music. I think I cringe the most from her.
Cobain's guitar work was as if he wasn't trying and his vocals were terrible and off pitch live. The lyrics he brought about werent deep or meaningful, but they were treated as they were.
Oh, klaus Nomi, the Bowie associate....
he's not really a musician.... or wasn't. I think you're correct and that hedid of AIDS complications .I didn't think for a scond you were referring to his mime-meets-bad-opera cabaret act.. I thought it was some modern band called Nomi I'd never heard of, maybe ironically named after Klauss. Wow.
again, I liked Bjork when she was in the sugar cubes and she has a couple standout solo songs for me, however, she could relrease a lot less amterial ebcause its only about 5% of ehr msuic that hits the mark where her screaming icelandic pixie schtick works. So I'll give you that. But check out a song like "all is full of love" and tell me that's not a modern synthpop masterpiece in the vein of depeche mode and then tell me her vocal doesn't work. Its workin' for me, I just wish she was more consistent. She reminds me of the singer of my old band who is still a spazzy little pixie running in 10 directions at once musically. But when she hits on soemthing, like Bjork, she's pretty good.
No opinion on the replacement for Bon Scott. Didn't even know his name until today. He was just there and inescapable on maisntream radio for msot of my life. I really wish they would just stop in general... just retire.
I didn't think you were old enough to go see a Nirvana show when Kurt was alive and touring? I am not one of Kurt's biggest fans nor do I think the msuic was 'deep', if you were around at the time you took the guy in cintext of a lot of his seattle contempraries and there's a real element of put-on in that scene. Like Mudhoney isn't stupid but the guys act a little dumb... I just have to disagreee with epople who bash on Kurt. It wasn't his aim to be a guitar player, the guitar was just utilitarian for him. The guy COULD sing really well and he ahd a helluva post-punk yelp too but eh didn't take care of himself so like a lot of punk frnt people what you got vocally would be pretty dependent on how well he was feeling and how much fun he was having ons tage. Its not professional but it doesn't really engate the guy's talent... for the record I enver went to see Nirvana evne though I liked them at the time. I could have. I knew they would suck live unless I got lucky so I opted tos ee ebtter shows. So in a way you are right but I don't think you would be as hard on Kurt if he didn't have the mythic status. And for the record a song like Lithium is just fucking well written. its rpesented in a punk/indie style, but its got a really discernabl and memorable melody in every section, soemthign that'd been missing in music for a while at the time (even michael jacksons songs ahd less developed melodies since beat it). I think apart form the suicide the guy's lasting influence was to brign the melody back to rock n roll without sounding like journey. But you're entitled o think whatever you want obviously, just kinda shocked on this one. Bjork's not for everyone, and honestly most of her songs are not for anyone, but you can just put on nevermind and ignore everything but the notes and get what Cobain contributed. Its a real AMERICAN SONG in a tradition that predates rock n roll and we had forgotten how to do that for some time. He didn't reinvent the wheel but he certainly changed a flat tire when music needed it.
I think a lot of why I don't like Nirvana is because of how overplayed they are, particulary the live unplugged stuff. It just kills my boner for the day when it plays.
I thought of someone I put in about the same regard I have for Bjork.
My favourite: a matter of opinion
My Least favourite: a matter of opinion.
No two people will ever truly agree on this post and it sets itself up for countless arguments.
I wear low straps and as much as I disagree with the boy brat... he made it big doing what he loves.
Floyd and Wayne are not even comparable so the differences are not worth mentioning.
and maybe the big 4 would have been better appreciated if they were chosen from the metal genre. There is a lot going on under the hood of these musicians that a metal lover would miss. Traditional Icelandic Folk roots, timings and scales, a gifted vocalist with a mind removed from the everyday that contributed to a legend of our time's legacy, the careless achiever with the ability to find melody in dirge played because he wanted to and a guy who is still called the replacement singer for the band, 36 years after he replaced the band's second singer who had only been there for 6 years.
To a lover of a genre other than any of these stylings... there will be a thousand reasons why you do not like them.
Tough gigs to be accepted for any and all of them.
It's all opinion. That's all it will ever be.
I was thinking soemthing very similar as I read the first sentence, like "why bother, it'll just be some DJ masquerading as a 'producer' who wins the top spot by a long shot."
that rhymes, heh
as an electronic musician who only dabbles in pure dance styles like techno the whole EDM thing really upsets me... some of its that i'm an oldster and that iw as really into Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk when they were current.... some of it is that there's not a lot to recommend msot of the maisntream dance music. it doesn't have the experimentalism of the old stuff from Chicago, Detroit and Manchester. I get sad soemtimes. I think mdoern tolls have made it so easy for someone to put soemthing together that soudns vaguelly like music that its kidna devaluing ALL music... and the fact that no one pays for music anymore pretty much proves my point that the value of music is much lower at least monetarily then it was when iw as a kid in the 80s and 90s.
I can understand number one, but Kurt is one of my idols. Nirvana's earlier stuff was better than In Utero and some of the songs on Nevermind. Bjork has no talent.
Defend and then not so much mode....
I was a HUGE Nirvana fan, played their stuff in cover bands and saw them live... the guy was commanding and had some really shining moments.
He also committed some musical atrocities and some very unmusical ones as well, and made the decision to place them alongside his works of art, making every listener question whether or not they truly understood his vision... or question further if he even understood his vision or what he was capable of. Losing him was a tragedy that cut short a potential for continued incredible experiences.
Bjork is different. To say she has no talent really takes that narrow viewpoint that we as musicians should not ever make the mistake of making. Her vocal range, timbre and understanding of delicate nuances is astounding. She writes in a style completely alien to western ears on cursory listens, but every decision she makes is meticulously chosen and is verified when you take the time to understand what she is doing. In a documentary, she exposed her Icelandic roots and how traditional folk stylings and scales are interwoven throughout her musical compositions. Her orchestration confuses the average listener, but she knows what she is doing and does so with determination and unwavering conviction. I have also seen her live and she dominates a stage with an calm unassuming presence that teeters on the edge of violent screaming wails that leave you in awe. She breathes music and is constantly writing and creating magic that SHE understands.
Both Kurt and Bjork write what they want to write. they challenge us to hear what they hear and to either accept what we hear, refuse it... or take the time to understand it.
Yeah, you sort of are right that Bieber isn't even a musician. He can do lots of things, but his only talent is annoying people.
Bieber actually plays piano, guitar, and drums. Not on the level of anyone from Deam Theater, but enough to play most of the stuff that plays on mainstream radio. I would put him a lot higher on my list of worthy and unworthy than anyone who can only play one instrument or none at all.
Bieber actually plays piano, guitar, and drums. Not on the level of anyone from Deam Theater, but enough to play most of the stuff that plays on mainstream radio.
so he plays as well as most people on a number of instruments but he's not good enough to be self-indulgent? hmmm... well not self-indulgent isntrumentally
I actually am realizing I ahd him mixed up with justin Timberlake for a minute. I get very hazy about all these teen hearthrobs types. I get the ladies mixed up a lot too. If I look at a picture of a pop pricne or princess I might have a better idea who theya ren't than what their name ACTUALLY is. Its not so much a distaste for poppy pop music, they're just all after my time. I think when Backstreet Boys and Britney really blew up Iw as already in college.
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