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#1 | Posted: 12/22/2015 21:50 | Post subject: Hazey's Musings on Melodic Motifs - Shibuya-Kei on Sundays!
I know I was really late on this train and I'm probably not relevant on this site anymore (if anybody who's not in the Skype group would remember me), but I thought this would be fun. Don't expect this to be frequently updated, because of the last time I did something like this it ended miserably. I'll update it if I feel like it needs to be, since I don't listen to that much music nowadays, but hopefully this won't be as jaundiced like the last time I did this. I might cut back on my in-depth opinion on the album and just give my expressionist statement and score instead. Don't know if that would be helpful or not, but it will make it easier for me to just sit back and just listen to some music.
Let's enjoy some sounds. _________________
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Deconstruction your views and values and flying way too close to sun as a result of this - champagne glass in hand and everything.
I like it a lot more this time around than I last listened to it. I think a lot of it had to do with separating art from the artist, which can be very hard to do when Kanye's around. However, I now find almost all of the tracks to be solid. Still not quite convinced that it's the one of the greatest albums of the decade, but I still think it's quite good.
Having a rave party in a skate park whilst in slow-motion.
I like Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They have some stunning songs and Fever To Tell is a solid album. However, they're not a band I bring up that much, as they have yet to resonate with me besides the songs like Maps and Y Control. Anyway, this album is also solid. While some of the tracks lack the down-to-earth garage rock tones that made Fever To Tell an impacting album, this is more synthetic but it still packs quite a punch. It goes for a little bit of everything that Yeah (x3) can do that's not out of their comfort zone: Some hard-hitting dance-punk tracks, some more vaguely poppy songs, some slow ballads and some surprising things added in. This variety makes the album much more interesting than it should be. Yeah, I like it.
Deftly walking in a desolate park on a bleak October day.
The Cure are slowly becoming one of my favourite bands. Which is funny considering that if you asked me about The Cure two years ago, I would've dismissed them as being overrated. Shows how much my taste has evolved since joining BEA. With this new admiration for their music now, I adored this. The atmosphere this produces is haunting and makes you feel cold, but the instrumentation - especially in the percussion - makes the music jolty and energetic. I know I've said this multiple times for multiple bands in my naive past, but, realistically speaking, I see myself making this kind of music if I was ever in a band. From its production, instrumentation and songwriting - I feel like this would be excellent music to make. Also, yeah, A Forest is an absolute classic.
Continuing with my Cure excursion. This is a pretty solid follow-up from Seventeen Seconds. It's not as easily accessible as that record, but it's much gloomier and depressing and if you continue to stick by it throughout its 36 minute runtime, you would find some very beautiful moments. I find the second half much more impressive than the first, but I still love this album in its entirety.
This album is a cathartic way to start my new year, like it was with the last one, where I didn't have anything to do. This album knows how to hit me in the feels.
I don't want to waste too much of your time with this post, since most of you are probably going to do something wonderful to start off the new year (as I have a habit to go off on a tangent about these kinds of events). But, I'd just like to say, I hope you guys have a lovely new year _________________
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