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Old 11-19-2009, 10:08 AM   #376
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Re: Radiohead: The best band of our time.

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"calling me an idiot for an opinionated topic"

i'm calling you an idiot because you're a 19 year old college student who thinks this is a real sentence.
Real sentences have this thing called capitalization. If you can't write correctly yourself, don't call other people out on it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #377
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Re: Radiohead: The best band of our time.

This is a terrible thread, people suck at dancing about architecture. Honestly, we're just declaring our alliances and calling each other douches.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #378
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its insulting to compare RH to PF.
For one thing, PF comes from an era where good bands were plenty.

Pink floyd was methodical, original and always progressing its sound.
this is like, exactly how people describe Radiohead.

in 3 years they went from OK Computer to Kid A. those 2 albums alone beat the originality and progression of most other bands
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #379
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this is like, exactly how people describe Radiohead.

in 3 years they went from OK Computer to Kid A. those 2 albums alone beat the originality and progression of most other bands
Mr. Bungle wins that discussion.

I can't believe I just posted in this terrible thread.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:17 AM   #380
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Modest Mouse
Death Cab for Cutie
Built to Spill
Smashing Pumpkins
Elliott Smith
Pavement
Queens of the Stone Age
Spoon
The White Stripes
Beck
LOL wut? Don't get me wrong, all these are good bands/artist but top ten they are not. I'll concede a few on the list but some are just downright terrible to put on a top ten list.

As said above, I can't believe I posted in this terrible thread.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:50 PM   #381
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Re: Radiohead: The best band of our time.

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Across the whole album there's no dynamic range
absolutely untrue - Exit Music has one of the biggest dynamic shifts I can think of in a rock song, ditto Climbing up the Walls, The Tourist, etc, c'mon

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none of the instruments have any definition
whooooooooooo cares

s'called 'noise', Rush #1 Superfan

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half the time the vocals don't either
whoooooooooooo caaaaaaares

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Its a recipe for an album that is wholly unlistenable.
loooooool

I mean, in all seriousness, if you don't like noise and static and fuzzy, raw sounds in your tunez, then you don't like OKC or Sonic Youth or Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine or anything like that I guess. I don't really get that, since OKC is one of my favorite albums and those are some of my favorite bands, but I guess it's okay. Just recognize it's way more likely that something good is falling on deaf ears than it is that you've exposed a bunch of frauds.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:16 PM   #382
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istewart wins this thread
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #383
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Real sentences have this thing called capitalization. If you can't write correctly yourself, don't call other people out on it.
Did he ruffle your feathers so much that you thought that you would call him out on punctuation? Do you need a tissue?

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this is like, exactly how people describe Radiohead.

in 3 years they went from OK Computer to Kid A. those 2 albums alone beat the originality and progression of most other bands
Most being the key word here, but there are lots of bands out there that are just as "progressive" as Radiohead.

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:02 PM   #384
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Thanks to the guy who mentioned Death Cab For Cutie when asked to name bands better than Radiohead. Not sure I would agree just yet, but they are really really good!
Ugh, I like Death Cab for Cutie more than most people I know whose taste in music I respect, but I attribute 99% of this to Ben Gibbard being a really good songwriter. As musicians I understand that they are mediocre at best. No way I can include them in my top bands of our time.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #385
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Not that they are particularly similar or anything but I find it weird that you can have so much appreciation for SP and so little for RH, most people I know either love both are can't get into either.

Well, hopefully I've alleviated some of the concerns that I just don't know music. I honestly can't tell where some of that stuff was coming from. You are pretty much the only person to respond to some of the bands I was mentioning (except for hamonrye earlier in the thread I guess).

I also don't believe that thinking RH sucks is as uncommon as you think.

You're observations of people that can't get into RH and SP I'm guessing are people who don't like as much indie overall. See what I'm getting at? If you're huge on Brittney Spears and Justin Timberlake (or ludicris and 50-cent or something) then obviously you are less likely to be into either RH or SP. So yeah, most of the people who dislike one will also dislike the other.

But I think we're mostly talking about people who listen to at least a little indie. Some of those people think RH sucks.

However, this thread has been an eye-opener to me in that apparently way more RH fans than I realized aren't completely obnoxious twits with terrible taste. Early on in the thread I said (and I think mostly believed) that you could discern someone as having bad taste in music if they were a fan of RH. I no longer think that.

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:44 PM   #386
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I mean, in all seriousness, if you don't like noise and static and fuzzy, raw sounds in your tunez, then you don't like OKC or Sonic Youth or Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine or anything like that I guess. I don't really get that, since OKC is one of my favorite albums and those are some of my favorite bands, but I guess it's okay. Just recognize it's way more likely that something good is falling on deaf ears than it is that you've exposed a bunch of frauds.

I like all three of those bands you mentioned as well as noise and fuzzy and raw in general. I think OKC is lousy. I'm willing to give it yet ANOTHER try though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #387
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i think about 10% of the radiohead stuff i've listened to is phenomenal. pure genius. but the other 90% is boring ****e.
That's pretty close to how I feel. I like 4 or 5 of their songs a lot. But the majority of them are so insufferably indulgent, hearing them makes me want to blow my brains out with a gun.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #388
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this is like, exactly how people describe Radiohead.

in 3 years they went from OK Computer to Kid A. those 2 albums alone beat the originality and progression of most other bands
ya, im not the biggest fan of radio head, but I agree their music has really "progressed". They are a band from my time, and so I have listened to all their albums. Their style has changed over time, just like pink floyd's did. I'm not disputing that. I mean that's one of the reasons I hate weezer's new stuff is: it sound similar to old stuff, only way worse.

I'm just saying pink floyd is crazy. IDK how to explain it, im not very good at writing.

When we talk about progression or w/e, I think all the best bands ITT do it:

Radio Head
U2
RHCP
Metallica
Green Day (to a lesser extent).

Now, some of the later stuff is not crazy good. I would argue that Metallica's modern stuff blows. While RHCP's Stadium Arcadium was, considered by most (not me lol), excellent.

So you gotta have a balance of a changing sound that maintains an appeal. I think Radio Head, U2, RHCP and Greenday all have done that to their best abilities. So I would lits those 4 in my top 5, even though I only love RHCP.

Finally, in the Top 5, I would prolly put Nirvana. They are penalized b/c they are no longer around and have a style that might not appeal to everyone imo, but their music is still relevant. I hear Nirvana-like stuff in many songs, from RH to Queens of the Stone Age. A reason Paranoid Android is my favorite RH song is prolly b/c it has similar yet distinguishable (tamer) sounds to Nirvana. I assume if many of these great modern bands were asked about nirvana, they would say "influenced us, amazing band, ldo".

So for me, the best popular/modern/alternative rock of my time:

1. Nirvana
2. Radio Head
3. RHCP
4. U2
5. Green Day

I think this is a fair list. Though greenday doesn't look like it belongs there for some reason. But all these bands give me epic images of power, success and skill. So I guess Green Day stays.

All the modest mouse, Deathcab fans: these bands have not been relevant enough for me to include in discussion. Even though MM been around for a while, I think it suffers from an indie sound, which usually dosn't appeal to wide audiences.

Though, I would include those bands in a more "modern" era, one that includes: Muse, Linkin Park, etc...
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:55 PM   #389
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Uh yes. Across the whole album there's no dynamic range, none of the instruments have any definition and half the time the vocals don't either. Paranoid Android displays those qualities the worst, but they are there in every track. Its a recipe for an album that is wholly unlistenable.

I'd like to see someone post what they actually like about this album, preferably without using the words "amazing", "innovative", "technically difficult", or any of their synonyms. Actually describe what qualities of the music appeal to you.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #390
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Early on in the thread I said (and I think mostly believed) that you could discern someone as having bad taste in music if they were a fan of RH. I no longer think that.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #391
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So for me, the best popular/modern/alternative rock of my time:

1. Nirvana
Nirvana had 3 studio albums. you can say that all 3 were great, but it doesn't compare favorably to Radioheads 2 landmark albums + 4 others that were each among the best produced that year. plus Pablo Honey. and they are still recording

longevity counts

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #392
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Their singer sucks. Most songs are boring.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #393
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Their singer sucks. Most songs are boring.
wow, thanks for this original, informative contribution.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #394
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Pitchfork best album of 1990s: OK Computer

Pitchfork best album of 2000s: Kid A

Just sayin'
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:51 PM   #395
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:46 AM   #396
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lol pitchfork

can we all at least agree that Load was metallicas best album ainec. we all have to find SOMETHING to agree on, theres not enough love itt
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:52 AM   #397
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can we agree that there would be a "Jeff Buckley: Best musician of our time" thread if he was still alive?
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:02 AM   #398
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can we agree that there would be a "Jeff Buckley: Best musician of our time" thread if he was still alive?
that was the lead guy in good charlotte right? i can def see that being true. shame bout how he went.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:29 AM   #399
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Radiohead sees the human experience as something painful, intricate, and weird enough to demand musical risks. That's why I love them.

Most pop/rock music derives from the extremes of emotion. Great pain or great passion. But is that actually much of life? No. Life's full story is only told by how days become weeks and months and years and obituaries. In that text, madness lurks, amidst the etiquette and the lies, the banal kindness and cruelty, and the fear, fear, fear, fear before death.

Radiohead loves that story well. Indeed, they trust it's worth telling...a rare faith.

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can we all at least agree that Load was metallicas best album ainec
wat

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