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What are you listening to II: Electric Bogaloo

Discussion in 'General' started by CynicismKills, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. PatrThom

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    I've heard songs from the band Lord Huron before, but today I decided to really dive into their stuff and listened to two of their albums on Youtube and I am loving their songs.

    First album has a number of up tempo songs that are pretty fun







    second one is more low key, but still very good







    Gonna have to go buy these now, I think. :)
     
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    Pens up 2 games to none...
     
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    Mastodon's new album is my workout/rehab go to right now.
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Wow.I really, really like that album. Like a lot.
     
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    This is delightful.

     
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    It reminds me of dungeon-crawler background music.

    --Patrick
     
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    Somehow this song got in my head this morning...
     
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    Makes me wonder if this is what Alice DJ would sound like if caught in a Sandstorm.

    --Patrick
     
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    You link those like don't already have both of them in my playlist rotation >_< (In fact I have two different versions of Better Off Alone, the regular and heavy trance versions).

    I'm such a trance zombie.
     
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    Eh, it was more for people who didn't know where Better Off Alone comes from, since I'm sure everyone here already know where Sandstorm comes from.
    Does that mean you were sad to hear about the death of Robert Miles?

    --Patrick
     
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    "Children" and "In the Dawn" have been in my playlist rotation for 20 years :( Another reason to say "Fuck Cancer."
     
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    And of course, the Trance channel on di.fm is playing "Children" by Robert Miles at least once an hour today, in his memory. I mean, I like the song and the artist, too, but I hope they get this out of their system PDQ.
     
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    Remember when every radio station in every major market decided to play "We Are The World" at exactly the same time?
    I sure do.

    --Patrick
     
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    Kickin' it oldschool this friday.

     
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    I have to say, I'm pretty hooked on the Hamilton soundtrack. I avoided this for a long time because it felt like "rich white people discover hip-hop exists". But, it's really quite good. It's impressive to learn that one guy wrote this, and it took him 10 years. It does a really good job of reusing themes throughout the songs. Not to mention there are at least two places in this soundtrack that will Jurassic Bark your ass.
     
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    I don't care for hip-hop, but I was quite surprised by the amount of thought that went into the type of hip-hop and how it progressed. I'd rather listen to the American Idiot soundtrack, but Hamilton is 100x smarter.
     
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    For anyone who hasn't heard it and doesn't like hip-hop or rap, those elements are woven in with traditional musical numbers. It really is its own beast.

    That said, I do find it interesting that rap and hip-hop seem to be the most polarizing musical styles. People seem to be very turned off by it if they don't like it for some reason. I like a lot of it, I admit. There are a surprising number of songs with socially active lyrics, too. Often times they're hidden behind lyrics that sound like money, pride, and women until you listen a second time and, go, "oh, he meant this as a statement".
    --- Double Post Merged, May 22, 2017 at 4:29 PM ---
    *I feel like I should clarify that I don't mean that as a negative observation about anyone. Just something I've noticed.
     
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    As someone who listens predominantly to rap and hip-hop, Hamilton is pretty light in it outside of general modern influence. This is not rap for people who don't like rap. It's musical theater for people who may not normally like musical theater.
     
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    In a nostalgic mood.

     
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    HA ha ha ha ha...

    So, I'm listening to Global DJ Broadcast with Markus Schulz, and suddenly I notice that whatever it is that is playing has a REALLY familiar melody. It takes me a minute to place it... but sure enough, it's "El Bimbo."

    AKA, the song that plays in all the "Blue Oyster" gay bar scenes/gags in the Police Academy movies. Now there's a trance version. Talk about a blast from the past.



    Original for comparison:

     
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    Ferry Corsten has put out a new album called "Blueprint" which tries to tell a sci-fi inspired story of a man who creates an android woman in his basement that grows to sentience.

    The music is decent enough, but the "story" narration parts are some of the groaniest, most derivative, cringey dreck I've ever experienced. And it takes itself SOOOOO seriously, u gaiz. It's like a preteen's fanfic version of "Her" meets "Ex Machina," and I just couldn't keep listening to it.

    But unfortunately Ferry Corsten is the high king of Skyrim is arguably one of the 3 biggest names in trance music (the other two being Armin van Buuren and Markus Schultz), and the trance broadcast community is very small and insular, so this hackneyed refuse is probably going to be inescapable on my usual listening avenues for the next month or so. -_-
     
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    I know I've heard another version of El Bimbo, one I'm more familiar with than either of the ones you linked, but I'm not 100% sure I'm not merely confusing it with Kaoma's "Lambada." For that matter, the melody keeps trying to put "Cocktails for Two" in my head, also.

    --Patrick