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I have never listened to an entire Devo album.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

I own no Beatles music.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

When I was 12/13, I got pretty good at shoplifting cassettes. Until one day I was busted at K-Mart. The tape what got me? Aerosmith's 'Done With Mirrors.'

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

I kind of hate The Velvet Underground.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

i don't actually hate steely dan anymore

mookieproof, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

I can't tell the difference between 3/4 and 4/4 time. In fact, I don't really know what either one means. I also don't know what it means to play in different keys.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

I mentally put the 'parentheses-C' before any mention of rap.

how's life, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

I haven't kept current with Taylor Swift.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

I vastly prefer Scott Walker the Crooner to Scott Walker the Looner.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

I killed Geir

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a whole album by:

Velvet Underground
Rolling Stones
Elton John
Billy Joel
Tupac

I've heard one Beatles album but that wasn't until I was in my 20s.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm into leather.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

I killed Geir


damn, rsvp geirbot

What's the range of an Iranian frogman dipshit? (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think the first two Rage Against the Machine albums hold up.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

i never find time to listen to anyone else's mixes because i'm always busy listening to my own

not sure if that's shocking or par for the course for bedroom djs

the late great, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

sometimes i really enjoy turrican's posts

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

Fugazi's $5 cover charge policy has had disastrous effects on independent music in the 21st century.

flappy bird, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

I am posting naked while putting off taking a shower.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

I have never knowingly listened to any music

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

Not even that one with Jack Charlton rapping?

saer, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'm james murphy

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

ok cool then i get to say you are smug bastard and i've always hated you!!!

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

jk brimstead unless you really are james murphy

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol well i'm definitely a smug bastard :D

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

I am for real shocked at this one!

Οὖτις, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

I have also never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

or 36 Chambers

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

I used to post on a Pearl Jam message board.

Dinsdale, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp 36 chambers? you need to get on that

the late great, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

so I hear! I am following the Wu poll fwiw

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

Sleeve are u a nationally published rap critic

Οὖτις, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

fair point

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

loool

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

I have never listened to an entire Devo album.
― scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:28 (one hour ago)

i am genuinely shocked scott.

mark e, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

Never had a vinyl player and probably never will.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

i check your facts but not mine

fact checking cuz, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

I know almost nothing about "classic rock", relatively.

Evan, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm not Algerian.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'm trevor rabin

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

I’ve never heard “Rude” but I’ve read enough about it that I may as well have

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

2017 was the first time that I ever listened to an entire album by The Band.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Aside from singles, I can do without Elvis Costello and The Clash.

And I definitely have no use for Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and vinyl.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

Didn’t hear Houses of the Holy until 2015

flappy bird, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

the number of new, whole albums I've really gotten to know and enjoy in the past 20 years is ~4

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

What might they be?

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't remember

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

I heard Big Star's "Femme Fatale" and The Feelies' "What Goes On" many years before I was even aware of the VU originals.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

I kind of hate The Velvet Underground.

― the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, November 3, 2017 6:32 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is pretty shocking tbh. Don't care for, I could see that. But hate? Really?

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Fugazi's $5 cover charge policy has had disastrous effects on independent music in the 21st century.

― flappy bird, Friday, November 3, 2017 1:52 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Take it to the controversial opinions thread.

JRN, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

While I admire the fact that David Bowie existed, every time I hear his music it makes we wish I were listening to early Queen instead.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Friday, 3 November 2017 23:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

melvins live are outstanding

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

BASS

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

I also can't really picture what the Melvins sound like

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol at the all the challop peacockin itt
thank you for the nomenclature, otm

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Sometimes I let the press sheet/subject line--dissuade me from listening to/downloading the promo at all. B-but there are so many promos---
Sometimes, even if the music is sounding nice on my maiden voyage, I'm also websurfing---leting the music pull me back in, find the foreground if it can!
That's harsh, but the law of nature after all---the really unfair, shocking confession part is: I don't do this to all first listens!
However, some music just won't let me do anything else but listen to it, right from the start.
On the other hand, sometimes I just sit there and listen because I'm tired of/too lazy to websurf.

dow, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

metal kids are the cool kids on ilx i thought

This is false, surely?

Man alive, I think you'd probably dislike the Fall at least as much as I do.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

metal kids were never the cool kids anywhere

i n f i n i t y (∞), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i'm enjoying music from big pink! i've never played it before. A1/A1 near mint 1st pressing. sounds awesome. almost a complete absence of surface noise. very quiet. which is not an easy thing to come by in 2017.

scott seward, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Got a tape for my car, the Best of Music. I only like one side. (Ok, a Steven Wright joke)

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

challopeacockin

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 December 2017 02:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is probably not shocking but I absolutely categorically refuse to listen to a band called King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

hahahaa

Cardi Acs (imago), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

they have a poor effort-to-reward ratio imo. way, way too many releases, way too many gimmicks

Cardi Acs (imago), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is probably not shocking but I absolutely categorically refuse to listen to a band called King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard

I was right there with you, but then a writer I really like praised their most recent album to the skies, so I streamed a song or two on Spotify. It sucked.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

I like them for about one song, but they have a million songs and they all sound the same.

Moodles, Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

i still listen to the first Easterhouse album. i'm playing it right now. probably the closest thing to a U2 album that i own. is there a Marxist rock thread?

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

it IS better than an Alarm album though.

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

best lenin dirge...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydAvYoJ-iA

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Grunge" rock is worse than Jimmy Buffet.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't get good until Californication.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

I created that Philip Jeck thread.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

I thought "I own no Bruce Springsteen", I mean he seems a decent bloke considering, but.

Anyway, I checked via my "My Collection" on Discogs, and I do own the NME Elvis tribute that has a version of "Viva Las Vegas".

Mark G, Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i've never listened to a robbie basho album.

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:33 (four months ago) Permalink

heres my confession, I have difficulty listening to a new album from an artist I like if I haven't heard all the previous stuff. it triggers my music OCD.

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:37 (four months ago) Permalink

With you 100% on that one.

I cop this squat in the name of slack (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:51 (four months ago) Permalink

me too

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:57 (four months ago) Permalink

I have never heard Dark Side of the Moon.

banjoboy, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a Joni Mitchell album.

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:28 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I've ever made it through an entire Bob Dylan album either. Not in one sitting certainly.

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:29 (four months ago) Permalink

I've heard three Alice Coltrane albums and four Pharoah Sanders albums but only one John Coltrane album

when an artist like Coltrane has 15 or 20 albums that are considered classic/essential, I tend to put off listening to their work for fear of starting in the wrong place. I feel like a basic newb if I begin with the overhyped album that's on all the Rolling Stone GoaT lists, but I feel like a charlatan if I begin with the underrated fan favorite. thus I try to expedite the uncomfortable "just getting into their work" stage by listening to half a dozen or more of their albums over the course of a few days. the downside of this practice is that I either don't listen to any of the albums more than a couple times or I focus on one or two albums to the exclusion of all the rest. in the end I gain a very shallow understanding of what the artist is about, and once my initial interest has waned, I'm reluctant to dig deeper into their discography or return to more than couple of the albums I've already listened to.

if an artist has a smaller discography (say 6 albums) with no clear consensus as to which is the classic, I tend to binge listen to everything, and the result is pretty much the same as the above.

if an artist is prolific but one phase of their career is more celebrated than the rest, I can make do with listening to a handful of albums from that period, but I don't like to skip albums within that range, especially if I end up with one unheard album sandwiched between two heard albums. I hate "original album classics" sets that don't run in chronological order

I'm not this neurotic about all the music I listen to -- it only happens with certain artists that seem (usually for arbitrary reasons) worthy of my in-depth attention

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:31 (four months ago) Permalink

when an artist like Coltrane has 15 or 20 albums that are considered classic/essential, I tend to put off listening to their work for fear of starting in the wrong place.

With you. I've listened to so much other R&B/soul/funk from the same era but I haven't gone much further than James Brown's singles.

I cop this squat in the name of slack (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:48 (four months ago) Permalink

what was the one coltrane album? just listen to blue train.

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:01 (four months ago) Permalink

no! Just jump straight in with Ascension. Go hard or go home

Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:23 (four months ago) Permalink

i am a john coltrane fan who has listened to ascension only one or two times

marcos, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:43 (four months ago) Permalink

I've listened to it a lot but it's not exactly a great showcase for him.

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:47 (four months ago) Permalink

start with giant steps imo

niels, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:49 (four months ago) Permalink

wtf listen to all of them in any order at all

bamcquern, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:57 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah you can start pretty much anywhere with Coltrane

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Ole!

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Africa/Brass

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:42 (four months ago) Permalink

I never listened to a Kate Bush album until last year.

octobeard, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 22:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I’ve never knowing heard Kate Bush

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 22:59 (four months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a Kate Bush album. Or a Bruce Springsteen album. Could go on all night with this...

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:01 (four months ago) Permalink

mithering shites and born to the runs, innit.

calzino, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I didn’t hear jailbreak, aja, pirates or visitors until this year

Music is confidence (Ross), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:37 (four months ago) Permalink

There’s so much good new music it’s hard to make time for everything and there’s no shame in it.

Music is confidence (Ross), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:38 (four months ago) Permalink

At least half these confessions are true for me.

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:57 (four months ago) Permalink

I realized at some point that “essential” is a marketing tactic used by the film, music and publishing industries. They create a sense of neverending “work” to be done with these lists of books you have to read and albums you have to listen to and in reality there are always way too many of them to get to and that’s the whole point.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Man Alive otm

Create yer own canon

Music is confidence (Ross), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:04 (four months ago) Permalink

what was the one coltrane album? just listen to blue train.

― scott seward, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:01 PM (eight hours ago)

no! Just jump straight in with Ascension. Go hard or go home

― Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:23 PM (six hours ago)

Africa/Brass is the one I've heard. dog latin is probably right -- I feel like I'd be better off starting with a couple of his freest, heaviest albums and then working my way back to the (slightly) more obvious stuff

and yeah, man alive otm

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:36 (four months ago) Permalink


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