View Full Version : Best string arrangements in an album?


toase
07-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Margin

toase
07-09-2014, 09:18 PM
I am probably referring to it in the wrong way, but I mean the work of strings (violins, violas, fiddlers, cellos) in a popular music album. Like this:

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pavementtune
07-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Portishead

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Metallica's S&M, SFS is a great orchestra.

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MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Metallica's S&M, SFS is a great orchestra.

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i just puked and shit at the same time

MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:12 PM
"S&M"

"Symphony & Metallica"

MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:12 PM
loooooooooooooooooooool

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null123
07-11-2014, 07:20 PM
^ Go watch Princess Magica Madoka or whatever

null123
07-11-2014, 07:20 PM
"that ho over there"

MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Is that a good show

null123
07-11-2014, 07:30 PM
You tell me

MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:36 PM
I don't know any anime unless you count Studio Ghibli and what I know from jRPGs
My avatar is just a gif i saw on some board that I thought would be obnoxious to see over and over because I post a lot

MusicMan4
07-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Did I do something bad here
I thought Metallica was a huge joke to everyone
"thot" is a ridiculous internet acronym that I made my title to make fun of
You're all gonna make me go into sad-sack mode and that's when I'm at my worst here
I think

noyen
07-11-2014, 07:47 PM
Did I do something bad here
I thought Metallica was a huge joke to everyone
"thot" is a ridiculous internet acronym that I made my title to make fun of
You're all gonna make me go into sad-sack mode and that's when I'm at my worst here
I think

the only good thing metallica did was and justice for all. they are tools. don't sad-sack mode. they are fucking garbage. through the never might be the worst thing anyone has ever done.

null123
07-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Did I do something bad here
I thought Metallica was a huge joke to everyone
"thot" is a ridiculous internet acronym that I made my title to make fun of
You're all gonna make me go into sad-sack mode and that's when I'm at my worst here
I think

You were right about your avatar, it has been pissing me off for days and I personally like Metallica
Let's all move on

Poots
07-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Bjork's Homogenic had amazing string arrangements. So did Post now that I think of it.

TuralyonW3
07-12-2014, 12:34 AM
it's nothing earth-shattering but I always loved the strings on Depeche Mode's "Home" on Ultra

Johanna Newsom Ys is pretty great

TuralyonW3
07-12-2014, 12:34 AM
Is that a good show

yes. a nightmare deconstruction of sailor moon that turns cosmic

null123
07-12-2014, 12:38 AM
Oh god

Shallowed
07-12-2014, 03:08 AM
it's nothing earth-shattering but I always loved the strings on Depeche Mode's "Home" on Ultra

Johanna Newsom Ys is pretty great

The strings on Ys got on my nerves because I liked the minimal sound on her previous albums and EPs but the album grew on me a whole lot.

Poots
07-12-2014, 08:34 AM
It might not be pop music exactly, but Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic is an incredible album based on strings.

whywontyoulistn
07-12-2014, 12:11 PM
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This one isn't even on YouTube, but hey ho. Gorgeous strings.

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Some extremely pop pop in there, and some middling indie bands that may surprise you (the string arrangers have more talent), but you asked for strings, so here you go. There was a Travis song on the list originally because of Anne Dudley's string arrangement, but fuck Travis.

Oh, and this one, but the strings only kick in 30 seconds from the end. They're effective when they do, though:

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toase
07-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Thank you, I really like that Mansun tracks, and the last one, gonna check those Alisha's Attic, Johanna Newsom and Gavin Bryars, thanks :)

I love Portishaed, specially their NYC live album, pretty amazing, also the track Depeche Mode is one of my favorites. I'm not a fan of Metallica's S&M though, I don't know why

Anyways, I think "album" was too much (I was heavily drunk btw, not that I'm sober now, but...) these are my last favorite string sections (arrangements? I dunno) on a track:

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null123
07-12-2014, 08:57 PM
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toase
07-12-2014, 09:06 PM
I am not an expert, but those string sound fake???? maybe?

null123
07-12-2014, 09:14 PM
https://images.encyclopediadramatica.es/thumb/0/04/Fucking_mirrors.png/500px-Fucking_mirrors.png

toase
07-12-2014, 09:19 PM
My mind is blown