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Old 09-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think its anything that has meaning to you. Something that gets you moving or changes your mood. Whatever you enjoy.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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music is a reflection of an individual's perception of life through sound.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So, by definition, Radiohead is noise.
Wrong. Radiohead's music has very pleasing melody to many people. Saying it is noise "by definition" simply means that you are confusing your own preferences with objective truth.

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y'all may think of it as anti-music music, which, i guess, is what Alternative is all about...)
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"Alternative music" isn't "anti-music." It's music that differs from what is popular in the mainstream, in some way. Most of it still has classic structure and melody.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My definition of music is Radiohead
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Music is a tool that uses the most simplest set of rules to convey some of the most complex ideologies.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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By 'agreeable musical quality,' they are referring to the fact that the melody and harmony 'agree,' not that the music, itself, is agreeable to us
First of all, that's your interpretation of their use of the word "agree." Secondly, you forgot rhythm (music is composed of melody, harmony and rhythm, classically). Finally, it is purely your opinion that Radiohead's harmony and melody don't "agree." They do to many people. Your tone suggests that it can be proven that they do not agree and therefore does not meet a dictionary definition of "music." If you can do this, I'd be quite interested, but I am pretty certain that such a task is impossible because such agreement is entirely subjective.

Ultimately, I think you are confusing your inability to understand the music with an objective lack of agreement.

I'm not at all offended, I just think you're framing your issue poorly, as though there's an objective basis that Radiohead's work isn't "music" and that's the assumption we should work from.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if radiohead doesn't make 'music' then i'm curious to know who currently does.
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