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Old 11-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Title:”The Night Watch”
Artist: King Crimson
Taken from: Starless and Bible Black
Genre: Progressive Rock
Year: 1974
Suggested by: Frownland
Familiarity: I’ve heard some KC albums; not this one though
Comments: Really like the slow buildup, love the way the drums pound in and then horns coming after them with what could be guitar (knowing Fripp it could ALL be guitar!) with a kind of Spanish sound to the melody? Violin now and it’s the great John Wetton, may he rest in peace, on vocals, which is SO much better than on Discipline. Nothing against Adrian Belew, he’s a good singer, but come on: this is Wetton! Great guitar work (surely that can be taken as read?) and overall a really great tune. If the rest of the album is like this then it’s no wonder it’s regarded as one of Crimson’s best.
Rating: 10/10
Resultant interest in album: 100%
Resultant interest in artist: 100% (Kind of doesn’t count, as I’ll be reviewing them in depth in my History of Prog journal, but still…)
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nice, one of my favourite KC tracks. No horns if you can believe it, just guitar, violin, bass, and possibly mellotron.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Title:”Jerusalem”
Artist: Simon Finn
Taken from: Pass the Distance
Genre: Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Folk Rock
Year: 1970
Suggested by: Frownland
Familiarity: Zero
Comments:Hmm. Thirty seconds in and I hear nothing. Not a thing. One minute in. Two. Still nothing. Not a whisper. What the blue living -? Three minutes. Pausing the video to make sure my speakers are still working. Yep. Back to the video. Four minutes. Checking YouTube isn’t muted. No, it ain’t. Still nothing. Suddenly starts just after four minutes. What in the name of Satan? Not mad about the vocal now that it’s started. Organ is nice, but I’ve been biased against this by having to wait for so long. Can’t say I like this at all. No sir.
Rating: 2/10
Resultant interest in album: 0%
Resultant interest in artist: 0%
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Title: “Bipp”
Artist: SOPHIE
Taken from: Product
Genre: Pop
Year: 2015
Suggested by: Frownland
Familiarity: Zero
Comments: Oh dear God! This is the kind of pop music I hate. That synth is grating on my nerves and I hate her voice. Well I don’t necessarily hate her voice as such, but I don’t like it. Wouldn’t listen to this again. Like Cyndi Lauper on speed with the Art of Noise backing her or something. Yuck.
Rating: 1/0
Resultant interest in album: 0%
Resultant interest in artist: 0%
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Title:"Si tú supieras compañero"
Artist:Rosalía
Taken from:Los ángeles
Genre:New Flamenco/Urbano
Year: 2017
Suggested by: Frownland
Familiarity: Zero
Comments: Like acoustic guitar intro, could do without the kid speaking in Spanish, but Rosalía has a beautiful voice, which coming after SOPHIE’s assault on my ears (to be fair, it was more the ****ing keyboards than her, but still, didn’t help) is a real benison. Just lovely. Very relaxing, very elegant, very restrained. Love this. She shows how powerful her voice can be about halfway through when she rips loose. Stunning. The cellos or violins are lovely when they begin, but a bit off-putting as they go on. Still a great song though.
Rating: 8/10
Resultant interest in album: 80%
Resultant interest in artist: 80%
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Title:”Jerusalem”
Artist: Simon Finn
Taken from: Pass the Distance
Genre: Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Folk Rock
Year: 1970
Suggested by: Frownland
Familiarity: Zero
Comments:Hmm. Thirty seconds in and I hear nothing. Not a thing. One minute in. Two. Still nothing. Not a whisper. What the blue living -? Three minutes. Pausing the video to make sure my speakers are still working. Yep. Back to the video. Four minutes. Checking YouTube isn’t muted. No, it ain’t. Still nothing. Suddenly starts just after four minutes. What in the name of Satan? Not mad about the vocal now that it’s started. Organ is nice, but I’ve been biased against this by having to wait for so long. Can’t say I like this at all. No sir.
Rating: 2/10
Resultant interest in album: 0%
Resultant interest in artist: 0%
If you didn't hear anything for four minutes then you either need to check your speakers, your internet connection, or listen to it louder because it definitely ain't silent.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
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If you didn't hear anything for four minutes then you either need to check your speakers, your internet connection, or listen to it louder because it definitely ain't silent.
I think I may have muted the tab when I went from my Google Doc back to the MB one. I'll give it another listen later.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:05 AM   #28 (permalink)
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From the confessions in your OP it sounds like you and me fall into the same category Trollheart: old duffers out of the loop of modern mainstream music. Are we missing out on much? Occasionally a song or two from that other world of music penetrates my voluntary seclusion and makes me wonder.

So, not my genre and not my generation, but here are a couple of Lady Gaga songs you may have missed:

Lady Gaga, from album, The Fame(2008): Poker Face or Brown Eyes

( If Poker Face is new to you, I suggest listening to a clip that has the lyrics. If you're familiar with that famous song, you could try the lesser known Brown Eyes. Either way I'd be curious to know what you make of one of them.)
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Title: “Slap That Bass”
Artist: The Ink Spots
Taken from: Swing High Swing Low
Genre: Vocal Jazz/ Doo-wop
Year: 194?
Suggested by: Neapolitan
Familiarity: Zero, thought I’ve heard of them
Comments: Oh god, this is the kind of bland drivel I hate. That close-harmony singing reminds me more of radio ads for soap or something, and it’s so limp and weak. Slap that bass? More like tip it and run away? Sorry but I hated that.
Rating: 1/10
Resultant interest in album: 0%
Resultant interest in artist: 0%
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:35 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Title: “Beans and Cornbread”
Artist: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
Taken from: Let the Good Times Roll
Genre: Jazz? Ragtime? **** knows.
Year: 1938 - 1954?
Suggested by: Neapolitan
Familiarity: Zero
Comments: As soon as I heard the horns I knew I would probably hate this. I was right. This old-time music just don’t sit right with me. Sorry but bored beyond belief here Nea. Strike two.
Rating: 1/0
Resultant interest in album: 0%
Resultant interest in artist: 0%
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