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And this song.
You may as well dislike the sky.
What else should I be listening to from the 70s to get a better appreciation for the decade?
I don't get it, he seems to be saying that they had had it already before they even got married.
A former member, Jason Isbel, released what I think is the best album 2013, a more traditional country thing called "Southeastern."
He does listen to new music, he just doesn't like what he hears and finds himself going back to music from 5-10 years ago
So I tried to turn him onto stuff I thought he might like- Chvrches, Parquet Courts, Savages, Smith Westerns, etc. And he basically rejected all those bands. Finally, I threw up my hands and gave up. I dunno, I found a lot to like in 2013.
The purpose of continually engaging new music, new artists and new sounds, even as it gets more difficult as you age out of scene after scene after scene, is to keep your mind and heart malleable and functioning as a real human being; to avoid late career onset of Middle Aged Automatonia. If all you ever listen to now is what you listened to 20 years ago, you're no longer living; you're just dying the slow decay.
How many bullets will fill me in the ten seconds after I say Rush?
Do you ever go through that thing where you hate a musician/band, really hate them, and then you start to see them as humorous, and as a result you start loudly singing along when you hear the songs, and this continues for a little while, and then maybe you actually acquire some of their music to play at select times, and then maybe you listen by yourself just to chuckle, and at some point you cannot tell if you're still being ironic or if you actually like them? That's happening with me and Billy Joel.
Obligatory self-promotion. My blog posts on my favorite music of the year:
Top 30 Albums of 2013
Honestly, if you wanted to check out 70's prog
Oh yeah? Prog fans don't have to drink themselves silly to have a good time!
Lorde? C'mon Sam, there were like 15 other acts that did a better version of her schtick last year.
This sort of rhetoric is utterly meaningless and useless.
I like the Truckers, and the first time I saw them Isbell was in the band, so I should probably check out 'Southeastern.'
Funny, just today, I heard 7 Nation Army on the way in, and thought "that's the bass riff they play at football games". While I have some familiarity with the White Stripes through my kids, I didn't know the song until I caught the lyrics nor knew who the artist was.
Seven Nation Army if Jack White had soul.
What else should I be listening to from the '70s to get a better appreciation for the decade?
Holy #### that's incredible.
If we're self-promoting, here's my top 25 albums from 2013. I still owe the editors write ups, but I'm notoriously lazy about doing those these days.
I will say that Desire Lines is probably my least-favorite Camera Obscura album, but even a mediocre CO album is mostly enjoyable.
I'm glad we have Jason Isbell's great solo work to listen to, but man, I do miss that lineup the Drive-By Truckers had when he was with them. Three lead guitarists who all write and sing their own (great) songs and it really fit together cohesively. That was the best band of the first decade of this century IMO. The Dirty South is basically a perfect album.
Was there tension between Cooley and Isbell?
With him in their band their shows had a LOT of guitar
Baldrick and Sam,
As the Primates whose musical taste most mirrors my own, is there a specific place you go for new stuff? My old go-to site has gone-went, and I really haven't found something to replace it that works.
Of course, a running "OTP: Music" thread wouldn't be out of place on the sidebar here, and it would keep me even further out of the Politics debacle.
And of course Piano Man is the most annoying singalong in history, where everybody belts out this cynical and depressing song like it's some kind of celebration.
I think the king of this is "Born in the USA".
There's a weird sub-category: "Songs People Love without Ever Actually Listening to Them."
For example, weddings featuring "I Will Always Love You" or "It Started with a Kiss" make me think somebody wasn't really paying attention.
This gives me a chance to talk mention Animalympics, for which 10cc did the soundtrack in about 82 or 83. It's been thirty years, and though some of the references have dated a little (Cosell is dead, Keith Jackson retired, the USSR no more), it's still a very funny sendup of sports broadcasts and American culture, and some of the voices behind it (Billy Crystal when he was still funny, Gilda Radner when she was still alive) have real bona fides.
Over the past 20 years, there have been five bands totally acceptable to hate reflexively (and by “totally acceptable,” I mean that the casual hater wouldn’t even have to provide a justification — he or she could just openly hate them and no one would question why). The first of these five acts was Bush (who, bizarrely and predictably, was opening for Nickelback that very night). The second was Hootie and the Blowfish, perhaps the only group ever marginalized by an episode of Friends. The third was Limp Bizkit, who kind of got off on it. Obviously, the last two were Creed and Nickelback. The collective animosity toward these five artists far outweighs their multiplatinum success; if you anthologized the three best songs from each of these respective groups, you’d have an outstanding 15-track album that people would bury in their backyards.
Or maybe only I think like this. Maybe the only kind of person who thinks like this is the kind of person who doesn’t really care, which is probably the person I am. Maybe I’m looking at this in the least meaningful way possible.
You forgot the king of misinterpreted songs played at weddings: "Every Breath You Take".
I vote for "We've got Tonight".
Y'ALL AIN'T LISTENIN'!
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