OK, is this the worst piece of music writing ever?

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Central Perk was run by a stalker though....

scott seward, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Affectionately; the band is known as DeMode, or simply DM by their hardcore fans. Dave Gahan is the band’s front-man, Martin Gore is on guitar / keys, and Andy Fletcher is on keys, and these cats continue to amaze with their infectious sound and soul-piercing lyrics.

nomar, Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

"front-man" reminds me of

http://www.9e3k.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Batman-Begins-GIF-07.gif

nomar, Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

As for the name, it’s been said the name was taken from a French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode. It means hurried fashion or fashion dispatch, or something along those lines. It was 1981, and with a name secured, and music set to hit the street, DM’s first album was Speak & Spell. It came out at the perfect moment to be caught up in the fledgling new-wave music genre. Their freshman debut featured songs “New Life” and “Dreaming of Me”, but what set them off into the new-wave stratosphere was a song called “Just Can’t Get Enough”. Truthfully, the kids couldn’t get enough of this British new-wave power band.

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Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like there's there's some punchline to this entire piece that I'm not getting

sic And Mordy’s worst fans don’t deserve sic And Mordy (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Also noteworthy, DM recently received a nomination for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Truth is, they’ve received just about every award you can imagine, except a Grammy, and that’s a travesty. That’s another story for another day.

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I am certain that this is an intentional stylistic choice and I am also certain that unless the intent was to troll fans, no one who actually wants to read about Depeche Mode will understand or appreciate said intentional stylistic choice.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:22 (one year ago) Permalink

the dude is a local radio personality and not a music writer, so cool your jets, everyone

sic And Mordy’s worst fans don’t deserve sic And Mordy (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

so this is meant to be read aloud

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

lol

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Busta Rhymes & the DeMode Squad

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Truly, today's kids were not ready for this local radio personality's fledgeling foray into the digital music scribe scene.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/music-review-stargazing-for-beginners-dazzling_us_59d6634ce4b0666ad0c3cb75

...Sparkling guitar accents bring luminosity to the cogent resonance. “In A Past Life” exudes a new wave electro pop feel set in a prog rock matrix. The measured melody rumbles with deep tones. And Scott’s voice assumes a high-pitched sonority full of texture and undulating filaments.

The melody is minimal but heavy with vivacity flowing from Scott’s mellow voice. “Bodies” begins with a So-Cal intro segueing to a gleaming progressive rock melody. Restrained guitars provide lustrous mists of evocative intensity.

The title track delivers a quasi-psychedelic aroma within a prog rock melody. The melody oozes dark, heavy rhythms beneath soft, pale vocals juxtaposed against the liquid flow of random darkness. The tune discharges shadows blacker than black, along with a dank mysterious quality. It’s a great song.

...The bassline is stellar and palpable.... Poole’s guitar projects a raffish aroma that’s urgent and infectious... An aromatic guitar pours forth gracefully... The solo is chock-full of suffused sonic pigmentations, along with a bravura guitar.

early rejecter, Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

just smell that guitar

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

those lustrous mists of guitar are quite aromatic

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

in a weird way though i almost have to hear this album now so job done i guess?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

“Bodies” begins with a So-Cal intro

It says so much.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

progressive rock clot

dinnerboat, Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

At least this person is trying to describe what the music sounds like!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

sounds, looks, AND smells

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkDLsq9lzsk

getting hints of oak, barnyard and overzealous press release

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

"the lambent bass discharged sleek tunnels of fatty overdrive - and it was everything!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Deconstructed" is such a giveaway new media word that means "a lot of content about a thing that says absolutely nothing new or interesting"

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 30 October 2017 13:40 (one year ago) Permalink

new derrida description

we could poll decoded vs. deconstructed (in worst music writing)

niels, Monday, 30 October 2017 13:44 (one year ago) Permalink

ts: "deconstructed" (food) vs. "deconstructed" (literature)

what if a much of a which of a wind (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 02:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Still thinking about that NYT Mag piece. I got breakfast at the diner this morning and they played Eurhythmics, Lady Gaga, Heart, Rihanna, Ace of Base, Kim Wide and Katy Perry.

Of course I sat shivering and confused, these songs hitting me like Esperanto.

Finally a song with a man's voice came on. I stood on the table, kicked all the food off and screamed all the words like a normal person

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:50 (one year ago) Permalink

anecdotal experience truther up in here

President Keyes, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Have a hoagie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:57 (one year ago) Permalink

there are no commercial stations in the entire country that would play that many female-led songs in a row

dyl, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it was 106.7 Lite FM, but keep trying!

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:16 (one year ago) Permalink

There was two songs from men in there too iirc

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Both of which I saluted like a flag

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Of course bodega hoagie radio is just Mentors, Meatmen, XXXManik and the Eminem songs about killing his ex-wife

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Looking like a lab experiment for Eurocentric beauty, toting a bank account full of platinum records and a panoply of celebrity friends, if Swift couldn’t seem to find love, and she wrote about this problem often, rooting for Taylor Swift the Cultural Question to find happiness was a bit like rooting for the house in blackjack.

Frozen CD, Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink

"And how many celebrity friends would you like from your account today Ms Swift"

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 13 November 2017 02:25 (one year ago) Permalink

"Taylor Swift the Cultural Question" clap clap clap.. "Taylor Swift the Cultural Question" clap clap clap..

Mark G, Monday, 13 November 2017 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

idk I like that sentence

Simon H., Monday, 13 November 2017 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah it's a bit overstuffed but I prefer that to bland

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Monday, 13 November 2017 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Bloody Nora, the radio guy just mentioned Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale 'Der er forskel' to express the difference in quality between these two teams. This isn't supposed to be educational ffs

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

sry rong thraed

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

bump

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

How do I express my hatred of this shit without going on some "I'm not like the other gays" tangent: https://www.billboard.com/articles/events/year-in-music-2017/8070980/best-gay-anthems-2017-songs-halsey-rupaul

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Charli knows what The Gays™ want

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Re: that Riton song - how does a house song w/ a choir and MNEK manage to sound rote, guess I answered my own question

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.xlr8r.com/reviews/2017/12/nabihah-iqbal-weighing-of-the-heart/

The promo information said one of the important elements of retiring the Throwing Shade name in favor of her birth name is to promote her Asian heritage. Good. But what’s interesting about her mixed ethnic heritage and education and experience is that the music to my ears sounds very "white." The subject matter colorless. I don’t sense the Asian-British experience we’re usually given. In an interview with i-D when asked to name a memorable song from her childhood, she said "something by Oasis." Now what’s beautiful about that is it’s unexpected and rarer than a white guy referencing a minority’s culture.

Excellent foot in mouth situation courtesy of Anton Lang reviewing my album for @XLR8R. The reason why I've chosen to use my birth name is to breakdown racial prejudices such as this. Sorry if you think I shouldn't be able to make guitar music because I'm not white. pic.twitter.com/TS7Fve1VSj

— Nabihah Iqbal (@nabihahiqbal) December 21, 2017

maura, Friday, 22 December 2017 14:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

But he's not saying she shouldn't be able to make guitar music because she's not white - he's saying he had higher expectations of her (based on an awareness of her prior work) than bland indie. If that's prejudice, OK then.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 22 December 2017 14:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it absolutely is. if he'd listened to it blindfolded would he have said the same thing? come on. also, his pulling out of a chance to chat with her about this on the radio speaks volumes.

maura, Friday, 22 December 2017 14:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink


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