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Old 01-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #11121 (permalink)
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There are lyrics?
Haha, that's one of the like two songs on the album you can actually make out the lyrics too.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #11122 (permalink)
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When You Sleep is just so beautiful, and I heavily relate to the lyrics. Soon is a close second, and I love Sometimes too. Whole album is gold though.
I'd say that Sometimes is the best stand alone/most accessible song from that album, along with When You Sleep.

Album's better taken in as a whole, though. It's an epic masterpiece either way.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #11123 (permalink)
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John Cage - The Complete String Quartets Vol. 2

About a month back when the 4'33" debates swept the forum, I decided to run through John Cage's catalog since I knew of several works, but he composed from his 20s until his death at 79 years old so it's funking massive is what I'm trying to say. I stumbled on this one and immediately fell in love with it. It has two string quartets: "String Quartet In Four Parts" and "Four." "String Quartet In Four Parts" is divided into--you guessed it--four parts to replicate the seasons and "Four" is split up into two separate tracks. Musically, these are very slow and meditative with dissonant passages that are fantastic imo. With that slow nature, most of these pieces clock in at over 10 minutes long, and even up to 45 (Nearly Stationary, if you were wondering), but they don't get boring, at least for me. From what I've read on these pieces, John Cage wrote them as a way to celebrate silence and he does this very effectively. "String Quartet In Four Parts" was one of Cage's few pieces that wasn't entirely written from indeterminacy, and I think that this shows as well with the melodies sounding a little more thought out than some of his works (that's not to say his indeterminate works don't have some great melodies either). As for Four, it's similarly written as a devotion to silence but it uses aleotericism more. Here's a little background that I'm too stupid and lazy to put into my own words:

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Fans of modern classical or experimental music, give this a listen and promptly bow and kiss the feet of our lord and saviour John Cage.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #11124 (permalink)
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I'd say that Sometimes is the best stand alone/most accessible song from that album, along with When You Sleep.

Album's better taken in as a whole, though. It's an epic masterpiece either way.
I rarely just play a song, always the full album. Though I do put When You Sleep and Soon on playlists occasionally.
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Eddie Vedder - Music For The Motion Picture "Into The Wild"

The tracks Long Nights and Guaranteed are amazingly beautiful.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:39 PM   #11126 (permalink)
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One of those where I listen to it and think: "How could anyone not dig it?"

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*epic guitar solo blasts into my face*

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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

I love her voice and her music. Don't understand the hate against her. Favorite tracks off this are Video Games, Carmen, Blue Jeans, Dark Paradise and Born to Die.
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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

I love her voice and her music. Don't understand the hate against her. Favorite tracks off this are Video Games, Carmen, Blue Jeans, Dark Paradise and Born to Die.
My friend is really into Lana Del Ray and at first I was being really pretentious and just saying I didn't like it, but over time I just said **** man this is some good ****, and I've enjoyed her music ever since.
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Black Sea by Fennesz

fucking mint. has to be one of the best artists of the 00s. id imagine his albums would be great on vinyl and I will be keeping my eyes peeled so I can indulge on that
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Nick Drake - Pink Moon
For the last few months I have had some really severe issues with sleeping. Over the last couple of weeks this album has cured them outright. I put it on through my speakers every night and it always gets me to sleep. It's just so calming, and so gorgeous.
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