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The exploding boy
10-26-2014, 10:05 PM
In no order

Thom Yorke (i hate to be cliche and he's inspired a lot of copycat crappy singers but I can't deny it's so powerful and when he first did it, it was unique)

Richard Butler (i love the furs but they never really lived up to their potential, started great and kinda petered out like the effort wasn't maybe always put forward but i feel they had a singer destined for bigger rock stardom and it's too bad it didn't happen, his voice is one of the best of his generation in my opinion)

David Gahan (didn't really get good until black celebration but after that i'ts great)

Peter Murphy (like his voice more than i like Bauhaus which i'm kinda just "eh" about, and it's a voice that sounds a little too.."rehearsed" maybe...but it's great nonetheless)

Joe Strummer (the no1 voice of punk, so rough and untrained but so powerful and without the calculated snottiness of some of his peers)

David Bowie (i'm not even really a bowie fan too..like i can take some and leave some...and i know its like saying you don't care for the beatles or something but yeah you just cant deny that voice though, it would sound great singing any genre)

Jarvis Cocker (the greatest pisstaker of all time, makes it sound like he's being ironic AND genuine at the same time. Also one the most underrated lyricist, in his style anyway..whatever that style is)

might think of more later.

pale_princess
10-26-2014, 10:09 PM
i like taylor swift.

Elphenor
10-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Thom Yorke
Morrissey
Corgan in like 1994
Robert Smith

Sonic Johnny
10-26-2014, 10:19 PM
Angel Olsen
Mimi Parker/Alan Sparhawk
Nina Simone
Chelsea Wolfe
Spooky Black
Dreezy

Sonic Johnny
10-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Billy Bragg

Trotskilicious
10-26-2014, 10:21 PM
Corrin Tucker - the mighty hollar to get over the guitars on some tracks is outrageous. sounds like a bird call sometimes. there are songs i don't like but over all she goes BIG

Leonard Cohen - 80 year old smoker croon

Morrissey - it sounds like the face he's making at left

Robyn - clear like a bell but still idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable

Janelle Monet - like above and also takes risks and does weird with it all the time

GHOSTFACE

Elphenor
10-26-2014, 10:22 PM
Edwyn Collins
Gerry Roslie

The exploding boy
10-26-2014, 10:23 PM
yeah i should have said Cohen.

also, Johnny Cash.

Sonic Johnny
10-26-2014, 10:25 PM
GHOSTFACE

Fuck yes. At his best he sounds like he's foaming at the mouth

DON EVER COME AT ME SIDEWAYS HANDS IN YA POCKETS ILL TURN STEVEN SEGAL RIP YO ARMS OUT THEY SOCKETS

Elphenor
10-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Also, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed in terms of just pretty much liking their speaking voices

Trotskilicious
10-26-2014, 10:26 PM
honestly one of the most emotional rappers, he does swaggy, whiny, foaming at the mouth. he's so well regarded and yet so underrated

null123
10-26-2014, 10:43 PM
First things that come to mind

Mariah
Whitney
Aaliyah
Christina
Sebastian Grainger
Chino Moreno
Billy
Beth Gibbons
Iggy Pop


In terms of speaking/rapping voices Nas is the sexiest
Eminem's is an ear worm

Trotskilicious
10-26-2014, 10:45 PM
nas is pretty damn great i really hate eminem though at this point

null123
10-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Yeah Eminem hasn't put out a good song in a decade but in terms of just the raw voice/delivery I like his

Sonic Johnny
10-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Yeah his cadence is excellent, or was. I don't listen to his other albums much but Infinite gets a pretty regular spin.

vixnix
10-27-2014, 02:12 AM
Snoop Dogg
Nina Simone
Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Leonard Cohen
Eddie Vedder
Warren Zevon
Karen Carpenter
Dusty Springfield
Jarvis Cocker
Damon Albarn
Yael Naim

bye june
10-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Angel

http://i.imgur.com/oTQcz3i.jpg

Siren Starchild

http://i.imgur.com/EtxbXDt.jpg

God

http://i.imgur.com/CPNJCrS.jpg

All three are very influential in the way I sing.

Sonic Johnny
10-27-2014, 02:45 AM
14 year olds from 2001 called. They want their opinions back.

Sonic Johnny
10-27-2014, 02:45 AM
That said, early years Cornell had some serious pipes on him.

bye june
10-27-2014, 02:45 AM
Huh?

bye june
10-27-2014, 02:47 AM
He had serious pipes until Audioslave because of the smoking and drinking and well, singing way too damn extreme.

dreams of glass
10-27-2014, 02:51 AM
I have old school taste on the one hand:

Lennon and McCartney
Simon and Garfunkel
Freddie Mercury
Robert Plant
Jim Morrison
Michael Jackson
Otis Redding

But I also like unconventional voices like Bob Dylan, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Diamanda Galas, Mike Patton, and Captain Beefheart.

I do like Thom Yorke, but sometimes he makes me giggle a bit

like at the very end of this song.


http://youtu.be/HSx6hXHzRHc?t=11m15s

Elphenor
10-27-2014, 02:58 AM
Robert Plant's voice is so shit

bye june
10-27-2014, 03:20 AM
Huh? You mean like now?

dreams of glass
10-27-2014, 03:25 AM
Robert Plant's voice is so shit

https://31.media.tumblr.com/3aa531f2d37a6fbf141c2936b0e1ab91/tumblr_inline_mjkw9sQHdX1qz4rgp.jpg

Elphenor
10-27-2014, 04:03 AM
Plant's voice pretty much ruins Zep for me

fuzzyroes
10-27-2014, 04:47 AM
You crayzee man?

fuzzyroes
10-27-2014, 04:52 AM
Roger Daltrey
Bruce Dickinson
Axl Rose
Sebastian Bach
Robert Plant
Gavin Rossdale
Ozzy

The exploding boy
10-27-2014, 06:06 AM
Oh and i hate to sound like someone's dad on this one but...Springsteen. I may not seem like the type but i like a lot of his 70's stuff.

vixnix
10-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Is born to run from his 70s stuff? Because man that shit is terrible. I know so many Springsteen fans though.

Mooney
10-27-2014, 06:39 AM
james earl jones

vixnix
10-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Oh yeah.

And Chef.

The exploding boy
10-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Is born to run from his 70s stuff? Because man that shit is terrible. I know so many Springsteen fans though.

yes it is...

I wouldn't call myself a fan. but i like a lot of the 70's stuff. I do like Born to run.

Elijah Moon
10-27-2014, 07:01 AM
off the top of my head

Thom Yorke
Robert Pollard
Tupac Shakur
James Dean Bradfield
Mark Oliver Everett ("E")
John Lennon
Black Francis
Annie Lennox
Paul Westerberg

bye june
10-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Plant's voice pretty much ruins Zep for me

wow

pale blue eyes
10-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Aimee Mann
Thom Yorke
Robyn
David Byrne
Sam Cooke
Stevie Nicks
Corin Tucker
Johnny Cash

The exploding boy
10-27-2014, 12:18 PM
off the top of my head
Annie Lennox


Good pick.

Aimee Mann too even if i don't really like her music but i like the voice.

Elphenor
10-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Lydia Lunch

pale blue eyes
10-27-2014, 02:00 PM
Aimee Mann too even if i don't really like her music but i like the voice.

Same here. I don't even own an album of hers but every time I hear that voice, it gets me.

yo soy el mejor
10-27-2014, 02:37 PM
hayley williams

lol

Poots
10-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Otis Redding
Al Green
Curtis Mayfield
George Jones
Bjork
David Bowie
Chris Cornell

Xteenmachine
10-27-2014, 05:31 PM
jeremy enigk
doug martsch
leslie feist
lizzie powell
chan marshall
meric long
lisa lobsinger
tracyanne campbell

Sonic Johnny
10-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Robert Plant's voice is so shit

Listening to his stuff again, fuck (Marilyn Manson)'s voice was so powerful.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

smashingjj
10-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Not to be entirely too predictable but erm Freddie Mercury

The Omega Concern
10-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Sarah Mclachlan
Bjork


Geddy Lee
Ric Ocasek
Billy
Thom
Chino

Poots
10-27-2014, 05:39 PM
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

He also said Freddie Mercury sucks.

The Omega Concern
10-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Good pick.

Aimee Mann too even if i don't really like her music but i like the voice.



In this realm a few of the current Diva's are incredibly strong vocalist. Pink, Jessie J and the new little disney slutbitch Ariana Grande. I like their voices alot but cringe at most of the pop song choices they make. As a vocalist Katy Perry is fairly pedestrian by comparison, but her songs are way better in the genre.

toase
10-27-2014, 07:14 PM
I loooove Cleo Laine:

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Ian Curtis
Chet Baker
Whitney Houston
Jeff Buckley
Rodrigo Amarante
Lauryn Hill
Elis Regina
Gal Costa
Karin Bergquist
Brandon Flowers
Ben Harper
Amy Winehouse
Tracy Chapman

Ok, enough...

Trotskilicious
10-27-2014, 08:18 PM
I firgot abt cedric bixler

Dogfighter28
10-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Anthony Green is the most impressive singer I've ever seen live

it doesnt hurt that he is a beautiful man and is stroking a cat here

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Mals Marola
10-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Damon Albarn
Mike Patton
Kate Bush
RICHARD ASHCROFT
Thom Yorke
Billy Corgan
Brian Molko

obv that last one's gonna "draw leers" but i don't know, something about that unrelenting sneer is gratifying to me in the way that i guess someone like lou reed and bob dylan can also be

so you know, hooray for those

bless these boys & girls

vixnix
10-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Brian Molko has a nostalgic appeal for me

And Curtis Mayfield yeah far out. Love that guy.

Mals Marola
10-27-2014, 09:05 PM
if i was goin for nostalgic appeal i'd probably be throwin out the singers from blink 182

and i 'onno whitney houston

whitney houston's fuckin awesome though

shit, so are blink 182 who am i kidding

i love everything

toase
10-27-2014, 09:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/synonSr.png

Mals Marola
10-27-2014, 09:52 PM
what's my age again
what's my age again

Elphenor
10-27-2014, 10:12 PM
When you like everything you don't really like anything

The exploding boy
10-27-2014, 10:31 PM
I would agree to a certain extent, like i'm suspicious of people whose tastes are extremely wide encompassing when it comes to well..i was gonna say music but i almost wanna say art in general cause i feel at some point like...do you even have a personality? who are you? On the other hand one has to remain open-minded. try things and not have preconceived notions. But more importantly, like what you like cause you like it, not because you think you should. Or shouldn't. like someone was saying in another thread (mooney i think) about the concept of guilty pleasures, i hate that too, i used to have them until i started thinking, fuck it, i like this because i think it's good and i don't need to feel any sort of shame about it. i don't need anyone's approval,.

noyen
10-27-2014, 10:46 PM
bjork
robert smith peter murphy
tiffany
peter murphy
chan marhsall
greg dulli
that girl from beach house
mark linkous
stevie nicks
siouxsie
karen o
kim deal
stephen malkmus
bill callahan
nick cave
sky ferreira
chuck d
chelsea wolfe
robyn
scott walker
ray davies
antony (and the johnsons)
lisa gerrard
liz fraser
toni halliday
dot allison
steve kilbey
annie lennox
aimee mann
neko case
smokey robinson
rachel goswell
kool keith
prince
bryan ferry
hope sandoval

The exploding boy
10-27-2014, 10:52 PM
i wanted to mention steve kilbey last night but forgot.

christian zombie vampires
10-27-2014, 10:59 PM
top 3 are freddie mercury, roy orbison and mick jagger.
chris cornell, tom waits, leslie feist, damon albarn are all unfuckwithable

dreams of glass
10-27-2014, 11:05 PM
I forgot about

Frank Black
Peter Murphy


Steven Malkmus. Man, I really do like his voice, and I don't even know why.

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And yes maybe it's obvious, but I do like Billy's voice, but to a point. There is some of his stuff I can't stomach. But I appreciate his uniqueness. His voice is just crazy, it's changed so much and it never sticks to one style.

noyen
10-27-2014, 11:10 PM
pretty much who everyone mentioned. tons ive forgotten. marvin gaye. orbison. sharon van etten.

debbie gibson had a good voice too. tiffany and her, i think were talented. asshole from def leppard, i always liked his voice. jarvis cocker another. but scott walker wins. throw albarn down a flight of stairs. cornell in his day. mercury was amazeballs but i am not fond of jagger so much. but i havent really gotten into the stones.

Mals Marola
10-27-2014, 11:32 PM
I would agree to a certain extent, like i'm suspicious of people whose tastes are extremely wide encompassing when it comes to well..i was gonna say music but i almost wanna say art in general cause i feel at some point like...do you even have a personality? who are you? On the other hand one has to remain open-minded. try things and not have preconceived notions. But more importantly, like what you like cause you like it, not because you think you should. Or shouldn't. like someone was saying in another thread (mooney i think) about the concept of guilty pleasures, i hate that too, i used to have them until i started thinking, fuck it, i like this because i think it's good and i don't need to feel any sort of shame about it. i don't need anyone's approval,.

ease up buddies it was a tongue & cheek comment re: my admission of blink and whitney love

i'm a spiteful young boy full of hate and disgust don't worry!

myosis
10-28-2014, 12:16 AM
i had to mention:
joanna newsom and sophie hunger

noyen
10-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Tiny Tim

fuzzyroes
10-28-2014, 04:29 AM
Great thread. A lot of excellent picks from everyone.

I forgot a few pivotal singers:

Layne Staley: I think he's the most powerful singer from the 90's and any of those grunge bands. Cornells technically proficient but he doesn't emit the raw energy that Staley does

Brian Wilson: Just the ultimate pop singer and it still sounds fantastic today. The melodies are still so infectious. I think he and his bandmates are the real "king of pop"

Pat Benatar: Just personally love her tones and the whole aesthetics of her voice

Sting: just fucking groundbreaking for his time. Timeless songs, timeless vocals. Just a fantastic singer

toase
10-28-2014, 07:17 AM
scott walker
hope sandoval

forgot about those!

also
Elvis Presley
Janis Joplin
Joe Cocker

Cool As Ice Cream
10-28-2014, 07:37 AM
kim deal
david bowie

The Omega Concern
10-28-2014, 12:13 PM
it's possible no ones mention the greatest singing voice of all...
her voice so pure, you don't feel ashamed listening to her elevator music:


Karen Carpenter

null123
10-28-2014, 02:06 PM
She was mentioned

toase
10-28-2014, 02:15 PM
it's possible no ones mention the greatest singing voice of all...
her voice so pure, you don't feel ashamed listening to her elevator music:


Karen Carpenter

Oh yes, that too

bye june
10-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Tiny Tim

Yes, I love Tiny Tim. Really great voice.

bye june
10-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Jeff Buckley
Björk
Chris Cornell
Amy Winehouse
Calvin Johnson
Isaac Brock
Dolores O'Riordan
Dean Wareham
Chino Moreno
J Mascis
Brandon Boyd
Joanna Newsom
Robert Plant
Miki Berenyi
Maynard James Keenan
Black Francis
Anthony Kiedis

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 04:53 PM
I like Kim Deal's voice a lot but I don't like Black's voice

Elijah Moon
10-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Jeff Buckley
Björk
Chris Cornell
Amy Winehouse
Calvin Johnson
Isaac Brock
Dolores O'Riordan
Dean Wareham
Chino Moreno
J Mascis
Brandon Boyd
Joanna Newsom
Robert Plant
Miki Berenyi
Maynard James Keenan
Black Francis
Anthony Kiedis

If I'd have done a comprehensive list/remembered all my favourites, there are three I would've added from your list, namely Jeff Buckley, Amy Winehouse, and Isaac Brock.

Also, I forgot about Elvis Presley till I saw him in someone's list.

edit - Björk too

yo soy el mejor
10-28-2014, 08:26 PM
eddie vedder.

D.
10-28-2014, 08:32 PM
and the new little disney slutbitch Ariana Grande.

you're a piece of trash.

Poots
10-28-2014, 08:37 PM
I like Kim Deal's voice a lot but I don't like Black's voice

You're just trying to be a little shit now aren't you?

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 08:43 PM
You're just trying to be a little shit now aren't you?

Are you going to act incredulous every time you find out I have different musical tastes than you?

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 08:44 PM
I think Gigantic is the best Pixies song

The exploding boy
10-28-2014, 08:53 PM
^ i always thoguth so too. Not that im big on pixies at all.

Sonic Johnny
10-28-2014, 09:00 PM
Anthony Kiedis

pffffffft hahahahahaahahahaha

Trotskilicious
10-28-2014, 09:03 PM
i mean there's a few laughers on there

Trotskilicious
10-28-2014, 09:03 PM
what's with the kids born in the 90s loving the 90s more than teenagers in the 90s

what's up with that

i guess it's like how there were a bunch of people my age that got into the 80s all super hard then tried to claim it

Trotskilicious
10-28-2014, 09:04 PM
but you can't claim that shit

Sonic Johnny
10-28-2014, 09:10 PM
i get the feeling that Bye June just named the singers from their favourite bands without actually thinking too much about it

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 09:11 PM
What's with everyone liking Chris Cornell's vocals so much

noyen
10-28-2014, 09:15 PM
because jesus christ pose

noyen
10-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Yes, I love Tiny Tim. Really great voice.

i hope you are being as sarcastic as i was.

noyen
10-28-2014, 09:20 PM
I DONT MIND STEALING BREAD

noyen
10-28-2014, 09:21 PM
his parts in that song are the best. GOING FUCKING HUNGRY.

Trotskilicious
10-28-2014, 09:25 PM
I DON MIYEIIYYYINNNEEEEEE NOOOOOO!!

fuckin hate that complete fuckin ham

Sonic Johnny
10-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Yeah JCP vocals are fucking righteous

The exploding boy
10-28-2014, 09:46 PM
What's with everyone liking Chris Cornell's vocals so much

Nostalgia for their teens i hope.

Poots
10-28-2014, 09:56 PM
You guys are out of your minds. Cornell has a great voice.

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Trotskilicious
10-28-2014, 09:58 PM
i think i'm the only one who said i hate him

toase
10-28-2014, 10:11 PM
I'm on team Vedder

Poots
10-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Vedder vs. Cornell? We're gonna need a lot of flannel and coffee.

Mark Lanegan was the unsung hero of the whole grunge thing. He had a great voice.

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 10:31 PM
I don't get why people like Vedder either. I do like a couple of PJ songs just like I like a couple of SG songs though

Poots
10-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Because some people like to rock Elfinor. Some people don't want to sit around and listen to mopey post punk all the time and think about how they are going to die one day.

Elphenor
10-28-2014, 10:52 PM
Grunge is really tame though

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 01:35 AM
Beck

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 02:31 AM
give me cornell over vedder any day

that one's easy as hell

and whoever said "throw albarn down a flight of stairs" must have hit their head on some stairs themselves that sure was silly huh?

null123
10-29-2014, 02:34 AM
Layne Staley

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 02:48 AM
do you really like AIC

null123
10-29-2014, 03:21 AM
Yes

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 05:21 AM
aic, sound, and pearl i've heard exactly one album from each and in terms of that i'd have to say dirt > superunknown > ten but cornell > staley > vedder

i realize it's starting to seem like i kinda hate "the jam" but nah i really got into some of 10

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 05:25 AM
i only even made that stupid post to see my hot new sig in action but, well as it turns out looks like you can't see them on here (in retrospect i guess i could have gotten that from the fact that seemingly no one else has one)

so well, shit.

edit: nevermind, was merely "failing at the internet"

boy that parentheses'd observation still rings true though... now it's just kind of eerie

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 05:38 AM
Pretty sure Netphorians use their location for sigs

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 05:39 AM
thank god i'm only an imposter, then

noyen
10-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Layne Staley

Nutshell is my favorite. The unplugged version gives me chills so good.

bye june
10-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Here we go!!!

pffffffft hahahahahaahahahaha

Sup

i mean there's a few laughers on there

Whatever

what's with the kids born in the 90s loving the 90s more than teenagers in the 90s

what's up with that

i guess it's like how there were a bunch of people my age that got into the 80s all super hard then tried to claim it

Is it any diffenernt than Billy being into Zeppelin and Sabbath? 70s shit?

i get the feeling that Bye June just named the singers from their favourite bands without actually thinking too much about it

Well yea those are some of my favorite bands, and half of the reason is because of their voices. I really love voices that stand out, have character, personality and a unique delivery.

What's with everyone liking Chris Cornell's vocals so much

He's a beast.

i hope you are being as sarcastic as i was.

No I wasn't. I've heard quite a bit of his discography. Yea he was silly and a weirdo but he could really sing. Great falsetto and baritone.

noyen
10-29-2014, 03:12 PM
i would agree his baritone is good but to suggest his falsetto as anything more than annoying or comedic in that andy kaufman kind of way is out of my realm of enjoyment.

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Zeppelin is timeless

Tool is already dated

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Also: Every single grunge band basically sucks

Poots
10-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Tool is awesome. Every grunge band is better than Morrisissy

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Theres a tool board that is missing a boarder

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Btw did you like how i already guessed you were a tool fan?

Poots
10-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Because I posted a Tool video and said how much I liked the song?

The exploding boy
10-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Also: Every single grunge band basically sucks

I wanted to basically say that earlier but refrained because im trying not to be an inflammatory asshole so much recently. But yeah

null123
10-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Nutshell is my favorite. The unplugged version gives me chills so good.

I agree it's amazing

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Tool really really does suck

Nirvana is really the only grunge band that didn't suck

null123
10-29-2014, 04:54 PM
I can't stand Led Zeppelin and I love Nilvana and AIC. Opinions are so cool

The exploding boy
10-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Theyre like assholes, everyone has one and they're fun to shove into people's faces.

null123
10-29-2014, 05:06 PM
I just can't get enough of this witty repartee

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 05:07 PM
I thought message boards were designed specifically for the voicing of opinions

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 05:08 PM
I certainly enjoy reading other people's opinions even when I disagree

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Nirvana isnt really grunge its sludgepunk

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Because I posted a Tool video and said how much I liked the song?
No it was well before that

null123
10-29-2014, 05:15 PM
grunge isn't a real genre

Trotskilicious
10-29-2014, 05:18 PM
It definitely is. Pearl jam soundgarden stp everclear etc

bye june
10-29-2014, 05:21 PM
grunge isn't a real genre

Thank you. I would rather just call them alternative rock.

bye june
10-29-2014, 05:24 PM
Please don't compare Soundgarden to Everclear.

Elijah Moon
10-29-2014, 05:31 PM
I tried listening to Pearl Jam years ago but I really, seriously disliked Vedder's voice. I don't know why, but I couldn't get past it.

Also, I have never been a fan of Bob Dylan - and I have tried - because he was a great lyricist at times but I can't stand his voice. I mean I find it grating and abysmal. Am I a philistine?

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Soundgarden is pretty much the worst imo

bye june
10-29-2014, 07:47 PM
You're the worst

Poots
10-29-2014, 10:15 PM
Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Melvins, all that grunge shit was pretty good. Good vibe, good singing, sood songwriting, and very heavy. Everclear was not a part of that scene.

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 10:19 PM
I can get behind Melvins and Nirvana

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 10:20 PM
They were more Punk than anything else

Poots
10-29-2014, 10:23 PM
If that's the label that allows you to like it, then go ahead. Whatever blows your hair back.

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 10:40 PM
I thought message boards were designed specifically for the voicing of opinions

perhaps, but you are the "hipster" of Cherub Rock lore

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 10:42 PM
Hipsters are not a real thing

Poots
10-29-2014, 10:43 PM
http://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/482012234836Selection002.jpeg

Elphenor
10-29-2014, 10:45 PM
I can never understand people being so against the idea of wanting intelligence from the music you listen to

Mals Marola
10-29-2014, 10:46 PM
NEVA DEED NO HOMM

Poots
10-29-2014, 10:51 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EU4L6THYAbM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sonic Johnny
10-29-2014, 11:23 PM
I can never understand people being so against the idea of wanting intelligence from the music you listen to

perhaps, but you are the "hipster" of Cherub Rock lore

both of these posts :rofl::rofl::rofl:

null123
10-29-2014, 11:50 PM
more Punk than anything else

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:02 AM
i dunno i think all of this 90s seattle crap is well past expiry date and needs to be buried. i'm tired of people acting like it was the last time anything mainstream was good, heartfelt, or real or whatever the fuck. love how people took exception to everclear which are definitely in that scene, and not with STP. just because you don't like the group doesn't mean they aren't still grunge

melvins started in 1983 so lumping them in with all of that shit is basically like saying Dinosaur Jr was a grunge band

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Zeppelin is timeless

Tool is already dated

agree totally on the former

on the latter, eeehhhhhh

null123
10-30-2014, 12:27 AM
i dunno i think all of this 90s seattle crap is well past expiry date and needs to be buried. i'm tired of people acting like it was the last time anything mainstream was good, heartfelt, or real or whatever the fuck. love how people took exception to everclear which are definitely in that scene, and not with STP. just because you don't like the group doesn't mean they aren't still grunge

melvins started in 1983 so lumping them in with all of that shit is basically like saying Dinosaur Jr was a grunge band

idk if any of this is somehow a response to me but I just wanna say that I don't give a shit about a marketing term

Everclear and STP both suck and none of that is Kurt Cobain's fault
Nirvana doesn't need to be "retired" any more than the overhyped classic rock acts that they share the Rolling Stone Top Whatever lists with
These are popular bands and they are from the last period in time when there really was a monoculture that fostered these "iconic" type acts. People are nostalgic for that feeling. These contemporary bands seem kinda flimsy in comparison

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:35 AM
The funny thing is, Grunge was never a real genre.

It was just a way to lump bands together that were from the same area, and make $$$. Mudhoney was the first band to break it open, and Soundgarden and AIC and Pearl Jam were all doing their thing, and then Nirvana just blew the roof off with Nevermind, and all of a sudden the record execs said, "Hey kids, check it out, it's the new sensation, it's called "GRUNGE"!!. Buy Records!!

And somewhere, Billy Corgan was scratching his chin, thinking "hey, this just might work."

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:36 AM
it wasn't directed at you, mostly just a rebuttal for my controversial, contrarian opinion

1) I'm glad iconic acts are dead
2) most grungetards do not even acknowledge that they are nostalgic for the monoculture and iconic bands. I think you're right, that's what they want. Fuzzy is our picture perfect grungetard and he's constantly worried about "hits" and "the radio" and pumpkins returning to "the mainstream" but the big issue i have is that these very same people think there was something real, honest, genuine about "alternative rock" from the 90s that is absent from any kind of percieved mainstream they were "fighting against." there's a definite spirit in "alternative rock" and/or "grunge" that it's somehow against the grain, non conformist, not mainstream. Even though Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam are as mainstream as it gets, as well known as any dinosaur AOR acts. In fact, they basically have become dinosaur acts.

I think that kind of dishonesty is what irritates me the most about 90s "alternative rock" fans. I think that's why i developed such a disdain for it, even though It was my thing when I was 17 (i loved almost all the bands that i currently disparage). Ultimately other people ruined it for me, constantly overpraising it, constantly acting like it was genuine, DIY, "alternative;" it's goddamn irritating. It's that kind of feeling that it's the last time music was any good, how many people who are our age just stop following any music after about 97. It's just I mean FUCK GRUNGE FUCK IT IN THE EAR FUCK IT IN THE OTHER EAR

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:39 AM
the funny thing is Grunge was never a real genre

it was just a way to lump bands together that were from the same area, and make $$$. Mudhoney was the band that broke it open, and Soundgarden and AIC and Pearl Jam were doing their thing, and then Nirvana just blew the roof off with Nevermind, and all of a sudden the record execs said, "hey kids, check it out, it's the new sensation, it's called "GRUNGE". Buy Records!

and somewhere, Billy Corgan was scratching his chin, Thinking "hey, this just might work."

i keep hearing this crap about marketing terms - but these bands, from the same regional scene all sound VERY similar, i don't think anyone can actually argue that Soundgarden, AIC, Pearl Jam et al don't have similar influences, sounds and worked with each other extensively. that's what a scene is and that's what creates a genre. now, lumping Nirvana in with this i've already said is incorrect. granted, genre arguments are dumb but i still find it perplexing that someone can say with a straight face that soundgarden and pearl jam aren't in a specific genre together

SP doesn't sound like any of them, or really any of their contemporaries, and are and always will be the best 90s band

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 12:41 AM
both of these posts :rofl::rofl::rofl:

can't tell if you genuinely enjoyed the post or actually thought i was completely serious

oh well, in any case to each his own!

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:44 AM
> i still find it perplexing that someone can say with a straight face that soundgarden and pearl jam aren't in a specific genre together

Because they don't sound alike at all?

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:45 AM
Nirvana isnt really grunge its sludgepunk

Black Sabbath meets the Sex Pistols.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:48 AM
i just say it's pixies meets melvins, that's about the sum of what nirvana is

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:48 AM
> i still find it perplexing that someone can say with a straight face that soundgarden and pearl jam aren't in a specific genre together

Because they don't sound alike at all?

yeah this is one of those grungetard arguments that's like talking to tool fans about a perfect circle

yeah PJ and Soundgarden have NO COMMON ELEMENTS WHATSOEVER

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:49 AM
>SP doesn't sound like any of them, or really any of their contemporaries, and are and always will be the best 90s band

Seriously? I'm a huge SP fan, but their are a shitload of bands who could take the crown of "best 90's band" as if anyone gives a fuck.

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:50 AM
yeah this is one of those grungetard arguments that's like talking to tool fans about a perfect circle

yeah PJ and Soundgarden have NO COMMON ELEMENTS WHATSOEVER

name the common elements then

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 12:54 AM
lumping Nirvana in with this i've already said is incorrect.

now what's this all about

if yer goin to wave the "grunge was real in more than marketing ways" flag why not just admit it? nirvana are and were the quintessential grunge band

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:55 AM
i just say it's pixies meets melvins, that's about the sum of what nirvana is

Have you ever listened to The Melvins? They defy genre. Hell, they invent genres in their free time. You just pissed all over both of those bands in a vain attempt to compare the flagship band of the genre you despise to something legitimate.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:56 AM
down tempo
lots of effects, feedback, distortion on the guitars
lots of guitar solos
jam band feel, most say heavy metal inspired but i think hendrix and neil young are HUGE for grunge
overly dramatic vocals - although this is ironic because mostly grunge had disdain for dramatics because hair bands but vedder and cornell are both huge hams
angst filled lyrics addressing white boy pain
oh yeah, from seattle...a scene is a scene is a scene, dudes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grunge#Characteristics

wiki says they take inspiration from both punk and heavy metal but i feel grunge is more about the sludge guitar mixed with guitar heroics a la hendrix and young and yeah heavy metal esp in the case of soundgarden which i think is the most METAL of the grunge bands

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 12:57 AM
Have you ever listened to The Melvins? They defy genre. Hell, they invent genres in their free time. You just pissed all over both of those bands in a vain attempt to compare the flagship band of the genre you despise to something legitimate.

what are you even talking about, i can't even deal with how little sense this makes

are you saying that nirvana ripped off the pixies and the melvins and that disparages the pixies and the melvins? i thought i was disparaging nirvana

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 12:59 AM
down tempo
lots of effects, feedback, distortion on the guitars
lots of guitar solos
jam band feel, most say heavy metal inspired but i think hendrix and neil young are HUGE for grunge
overly dramatic vocals - although this is ironic because mostly grunge had disdain for dramatics because hair bands but vedder and cornell are both huge hams
angst filled lyrics addressing white boy pain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grunge#Characteristics

wiki says they take inspiration from both punk and heavy metal but i feel grunge is more about the sludge guitar mixed with guitar heroics a la hendrix and young and yeah heavy metal esp in the case of soundgarden which i think is the most METAL of the grunge bands

you posted a wiki for "grunge characteristics"?

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/004/403/Girls.png

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:00 AM
now what's this all about

if yer goin to wave the "grunge was real in more than marketing ways" flag why not just admit it? nirvana are and were the quintessential grunge band

except they don't sound like pearl jam and soundgarden who i think are quintessential grunge bands, in fact why i think the genre exists since people who say it doesn't use nirvana as the example, and they're right...

but what am i supposed to call the rest that came from the same music culture and were all involved in the same local scene? the seattle sound? what do you want?

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:01 AM
you posted a wiki for "grunge characteristics"?

okay i'm done here, you're obvs a COMPLETE DICKHEAD

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:02 AM
like how the FUCK do you not see the similarities, i can't even deal

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:02 AM
what are you even talking about, i can't even deal with how little sense this makes

are you saying that nirvana ripped off the pixies and the melvins and that disparages the pixies and the melvins? i thought i was disparaging nirvana


I'm saying your comparison of Nirvana to the pixies and the melvins is dumb.

pixies and the melvins were much better.

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:03 AM
okay i'm done here, you're obvs a COMPLETE DICKHEAD

U MAD BRO?

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:04 AM
no, i'm just not going to waste time on someone who can't write legible sentences and is set in arguing that grunge doesn't exist and pearl jam, AIC and soundgarden don't have similar qualities

you still can't fucking read either. my comparison of nirvana was dumb? did you know it came from KURT COBAIN?

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:06 AM
how the fuck do you not hear that? you don't hear that nirvana is basically a mashup of melvins and the pixies? where do i say they weren't great? what the hell is your point? seriously can you please clarify this for me? "they were much better" no shit man, that's why i'm saying nirvana basically is derivative of both of them. seriously what

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:07 AM
I'm sorry, Trots.

Will you forgive me?

I didn't mean to start an argument.

null123
10-30-2014, 01:08 AM
Are we in a competition here to see who can be the most tedious

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 01:08 AM
except they don't sound like pearl jam and soundgarden who i think are quintessential grunge bands, in fact why i think the genre exists since people who say it doesn't use nirvana as the example, and they're right...

but what am i supposed to call the rest that came from the same music culture and were all involved in the same local scene? the seattle sound? what do you want?

you don't neccesarily have to sound exactly like another band to be part of the same "movement" or whatever i mean i think slowdive and mbv are pretty far apart but they're still "shoegaze" are they not

(admittedly i've listened to mbv a hell of a lot more than slowy d but still)

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:08 AM
slowdive and mbv are both shoegazer

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:11 AM
Are we in a competition here to see who can be the most tedious

sure. i think i made great points but W/E

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 01:16 AM
except they don't sound like pearl jam and soundgarden

i mean maybe for one who only or largely listens to the rock to the point of micro-obsessing about certain things like exact virtuosity/metal influence of guitar solos and whatnot but i think when you add alice in chains to the equation it's kind of like the missing link from stuff like well, the bands you mentioned and nirvana

being influenced largely by melvins and pixies doesn't change that, it just distinguishes them a bit more

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:22 AM
oh i don't micro-obsess over detail in that regard...to me it's basically cultural geography and it's nice to make maps

the generally accepted definition of grunge is that it takes both punk and metal elements and ultimately maybe nirvana is one end of that spectrum and the other is soundgarden

getting into long winded arguments about something this dumb is pointless. i said my piece and i don't need to win.

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 01:25 AM
the important thing to remember and agree on is that IT WAS ALL FUCKING BULLSHIT.

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:26 AM
oh i don't micro-obsess over detail in that regard...to me it's basically cultural geography and it's nice to make maps

the generally accepted definition of grunge is that it takes both punk and metal elements and ultimately maybe nirvana is one end of that spectrum and the other is soundgarden


Except that Alice in Chains is obviously on the extreme end of that spectrum.

And hey Trots... can we just agree that we disagree, man? I ain't trying to stir up shit, just being the devil's advocate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_advocate

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:27 AM
I think Nirvana was grunge and that grunge is totally a genre as much as any other genre but they were the only good grunge band because they leaned way more towards Punk than other bands in that scene.

Kurt would play solos that would just be the verse of his song sped up and played an octave higher or so pretty much making fun of his own song the same way you mock someone. So awesome

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:29 AM
i was just thinking that maybe i don't like grunge that much anymore is because post-9/11 their strangled suburban white angst really seems stupid in the same way american beauty is now completely stupid

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:33 AM
I'm all about suburban white angst just do it with less boring metal guitars, unnecessary solos, and masculinity

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 01:34 AM
yep the whole 90s. Omg we're so jaded and like...angry because uh...we're bored with...stuff and wow its all so stupid man...like...things. I mean watch any movies made by generation x for generation x in the 90's... fucking embarrassing.

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:35 AM
The problem of leisure what to do for pleasure

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:40 AM
I feel like it's really easy to pass off the 90's as being 'lame' or 'gay', but the 80's were so much worse, omg you guys.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:41 AM
yep the whole 90s. Omg we're so jaded and like...angry because uh...we're bored with...stuff and wow its all so stupid man...like...things. I mean watch any movies made by generation x for generation x in the 90's... fucking embarrassing.

like singles? shit is a cringe fest

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:42 AM
I feel like it's really easy to pass off the 90's as being 'lame' or 'gay', but the 80's were so much worse, omg you guys.

I'll take Talking Heads over anything in the 90's

Not even close

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:45 AM
I feel like it's really easy to pass off the 90's as being 'lame' or 'gay', but the 80's were so much worse, omg you guys.

i didn't make that case, are you just going after the morrissey avatar because i'm not a particular advocate for any decade over another

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:47 AM
I'll take Talking Heads over anything in the 90's

Not even close

Talking Heads are awesome.

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 01:48 AM
i didn't make that case, are you just going after the morrissey avatar because i'm not a particular advocate for any decade over another

Nah, man.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 01:49 AM
i think the worst of the 80s can stand toe to to with the worst of the 90s

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 01:50 AM
i didn't think people hated the 90s that much

talking heads were more 70s to me than 80s

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:52 AM
I think 90's Rock is like Babies first Alt. Rock though, unless we're talking about Shoegaze which is the best thing to happen in the 90's. It's just a watered down mashing together of genres.

Once you've listened to enough music you move on to the specific genres that you like and you get them straight from the source.

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 01:53 AM
that's a lame way of doing stuff plenty of 90s bands did things with their influences that said bands weren't touching

black sabbath never really wrote a disarm did they

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 01:53 AM
And then once you've worn out all the essentials you look to modern music. I haven't really got to that point

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 01:55 AM
like singles? shit is a cringe fest


If you haven't already, do yourself a "favor" some time and (try to) watch S.F.W. Reese witherspoon and Stephen Dorff. It stands for So Fucking What. That should tell you enough already. Jesus fucking wept (in his Christ pose).

I only saw singles for the first time like 4 years ago. I remember at the time it came out i thought this seemed ike such a hip film. Wow. It feels like a gen x film made by a boomer. Even Vedder should have been too "hip" to be seen in that piece of shit.

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 02:02 AM
that's a lame way of doing stuff plenty of 90s bands did things with their influences that said bands weren't touching

black sabbath never really wrote a disarm did they

Why would they? That's not what they do.

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 02:10 AM
Why would they? That's not what they do.

answer to your own question, isn't it?

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 02:15 AM
There are bands that make music like "Disarm" though and if that was the aspect of The Pumpkins that you liked you could find plenty of better examples

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 02:19 AM
SHADDAP ALREADY

fuzzyroes
10-30-2014, 02:50 AM
Nirvana isnt really grunge its sludgepunk

Whater you even on about man? Nirvana was the FACE of grunge. The genre was basically coined from their success.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 02:53 AM
i should close the thread now

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 02:56 AM
too many voices?

dreams of glass
10-30-2014, 02:57 AM
that's a lame way of doing stuff plenty of 90s bands did things with their influences that said bands weren't touching

black sabbath never really wrote a disarm did they



They didn't have to:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9rihpED_obk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 02:57 AM
When Fuzzy shows up it's time to close the thread

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 03:02 AM
They didn't have to:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9rihpED_obk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

that wasn't a slight to them for the record it was a slight to elpho's assessment

Mals Marola
10-30-2014, 03:04 AM
they did write changes though, that's a pretty, haunting song about personal matters!

still gon' have a sip of that Disarmarita though

fuzzyroes
10-30-2014, 03:10 AM
My bad, I replied in disbelief at what Trots was spewing earlier in the thread but he did go on to reiterate on what he thought grunge meant.

It still bares no weight though. Trots may have an idealized opinion on what grunge "really" is but it doesn't change the fact that the term was basically coined to label the tsunami like success of Nirvana.

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 07:37 AM
you live grunge life and you pretend there's no label

the ultimate grungetard

myosis
10-30-2014, 03:51 PM
billie holiday

myosis
10-30-2014, 03:51 PM
sorry, am i being on topic?

Elijah Moon
10-30-2014, 04:52 PM
Yes. Please be more irrelevant.

myosis
10-30-2014, 05:16 PM
i think she'd had been totally grunge in the 90's

toase
10-30-2014, 07:22 PM
I love Billie Holiday, but I don't loooooove her voice though, maybe it's the quality of the recordings...

Poots
10-30-2014, 07:59 PM
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned Perry Farrell. Helium voiced rock god.

toase
10-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Judge me, but I like the voice of the Sublime guy that died

Poots
10-30-2014, 08:06 PM
He had a good voice. They had some good songs. I don't know why they are so hated on here.

toase
10-30-2014, 08:15 PM
I really dislike when they try to play punk hardcore, but their slow songs are great
I love that Ramona song

toase
10-30-2014, 08:16 PM
Omg I don't know if it's there, they're or their anymore :(

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Sublime was the worst of the worst. I had thankfully managed to not hear them in the 90s on the account of having been a total hermit for like four years, but then i heard a few of their songs a few years back. They do deserve to be hated on. Hard to feel bad about that guy dying. id' say it saved us years of shit music but realistically this is the kind of band nobody would have cared about five years later anyway. Again a good example why the 90's was dismal music wise.

Poots
10-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Bitter McBitterson here

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Sublime was the worst of the worst. I had thankfully managed to not hear them in the 90s on the account of having been a total hermit for like four years, but then i heard a few of their songs a few years back. They do deserve to be hated on. Hard to feel bad about that guy dying. id' say it saved us years of shit music but realistically this is the kind of band nobody would have cared about five years later anyway. Again a good example why the 90's was dismal music wise.

Seriously Sublime are awful. They're actually worse than RHCP

Poots
10-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Chili Peppers are great. Blood Sugar Sex Magik was one of the best albums of the 90's. Not many early 90's guitarists dared to play that clean in the middle of grunge mania.

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 08:33 PM
To each their own. But I hate them so much

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Seriously Sublime are awful. They're actually worse than RHCP

yeah its funny cause it like they're linked in my mind.I mean theyre different but likely to appeal to the same kind of people.

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Exactly

They're such bro bands

Poots
10-30-2014, 08:37 PM
"It's like... they're linked, like... in my fuckin mind... you know what I'm sayin?"

"Because they are all white guys playing fuck/rock/reggae?"

"Yeah... yeah I guess that's it."

toase
10-30-2014, 08:41 PM
That's funny, where I live Sublime is just band for stoners
RHCP is the same though

Poots
10-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Yeah, the only real fans of Sublime I've ever met have been huge pothead slackers.

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 08:45 PM
As a confused youth in the early 90's at some point i bought Blood sugar sex magik. Dont ask me why. I don't know. I'd heard the singles that were out then, Under the bridge and give it away, and didn't like them so it's a wonder i bought it anyway. Probably felt like something people my age oughta get. Actually i remember i bought this, Pearl Jam's Ten and U2's Achtung baby all at the same time. To this day its probably the most shameful record i've bought. Well..i dunno i guess there's a few more around the same era but like i'm slightly less embarrassed about having bought the first Bush record even. Within a week i was into Pearl Jam and didn't give RHCP a spin again. I listened to Achtung baby but only mildly. Then i discovered early 80's U2 and gave up on grunge (well not entirely i guess but more or less). And yes i'm saying U2, even then, at the beginning of their decline,, was a MUCH better choice.

The exploding boy
10-30-2014, 08:45 PM
that was my cool story of the day

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Again these bands are bands that my parents love because they're so unoffensive and safe

toase
10-30-2014, 08:50 PM
I hate Bono's voice
I like some U2 though

The Omega Concern
10-30-2014, 08:52 PM
If you haven't already, do yourself a "favor" some time and (try to) watch S.F.W. Reese witherspoon and Stephen Dorff. It stands for So Fucking What. That should tell you enough already. Jesus fucking wept (in his Christ pose).

I only saw singles for the first time like 4 years ago. I remember at the time it came out i thought this seemed ike such a hip film. Wow. It feels like a gen x film made by a boomer. Even Vedder should have been too "hip" to be seen in that piece of shit.



Singles has a decent soundtrack. It's a good pastiche of the music at the time. Mostly strong B-sides from the 'grunge' bands. last track is Drown.

toase
10-30-2014, 09:09 PM
I also like You Ishihara, from the japanese psychedelic The Stars
he reminds of James Iha, and I also like Iha's voice (specially on Wave Song)

myosis
10-30-2014, 09:37 PM
I love Billie Holiday, but I don't loooooove her voice though, maybe it's the quality of the recordings...
billie's voice never had a great range but what she does with it is captivating

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:06 PM
yeah its funny cause it like they're linked in my mind.I mean theyre different but likely to appeal to the same kind of people.

definitely. i call them broners because they are bros but stoners. they tend to cross over a lot with the tool fan base too

i hated sublime the first time i heard santaria. it was not the last

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:08 PM
That's funny, where I live Sublime is just band for stoners
RHCP is the same though

yeah generally true, they don't like to hear that doe. they think the music is fuckin genius bro and they get upset when people talk about how they don't like it. we're supposed to like it because reasons

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Singles has a decent soundtrack. It's a good pastiche of the music at the time. Mostly strong B-sides from the 'grunge' bands. last track is Drown.

pastiche means imitation

toase
10-30-2014, 10:16 PM
pastiche means imitation

It's actually a reference lacking context

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:26 PM
highlight the word, google it. thnx

Elphenor
10-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Broners

Trots nails it again

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:38 PM
i'm really happy with it

Poots
10-30-2014, 10:39 PM
slobbering sycopancy

:banging:

toase
10-30-2014, 10:40 PM
:( I'm so wrong

toase
10-30-2014, 10:40 PM
How fast

You guys are like robots

Trotskilicious
10-30-2014, 10:41 PM
it's funny even though i absolutely hated them from the start, i have heard 40 oz of freedom probably more times than some albums i like