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Old 04-14-2014, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default I've hit middle age as far as my taste in music

I don't really have the desire to listen to loud noisy music anymore. I'm mostly into trip hop and ambient stuff now. And in the last couple of months I've discovered lounge / bossa nova. If I do listen to rock it's mostly mellow Britpop / dreampop type stuff.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Conversely I've gotten into more noisey stuff as I've gotten older; and a lot of the new bands/ new records from indie stalwarts I kind of accept without asking too much from them.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #3
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I think that's why I prefer How To Destroy Angels to Nine Inch Nails. Because with HTDA Trent is making more downtempo / ambient sounding stuff. For the first time I've actually found a project that Trent Reznor has been involved in that I genuinely like.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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Conversely I've gotten into more noisey stuff as I've gotten older; and a lot of the new bands/ new records from indie stalwarts I kind of accept without asking too much from them.
What kind of stuff did you like when you were younger that was so different?

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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I've been listening more to the 80's and 70's stuff the past couple of years. Anything from old R&B, new wave, Yes, floyd, moody blues..etc

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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We all go through phases.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:28 PM   #7
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I'M GOING THRU CHANGES

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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Are you excited about Kate Bush returning to the stages?
If you're not, then you're not old enough...

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:48 AM   #9
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I stopped having an interest in "heavier" music about ten years ago.

I can't listen to half the pumpkins stuff anymore. Its just too "heavy" for my tastes. Well basically by heavy i mean (cause SP was never technically very heavy at all) heavily distorted guitars do nothing for me anymore and haven't in a long time. It's like yeah, yeah you crank up the fuzz and hit power chords, that started being boring around the time nickelback started to do it (actually even before that).

It's just been gay sounding shit for me for a good while now(80s pop/synthpop/new wave/post punk)

At least i haven't started to like Sting's solo career. That's always what i associated reaching middle age with (not that i am middle age yet). If i ever do, i'll know it's time to jump off something high.

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:25 AM   #10
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I stopped having an interest in "heavier" music about ten years ago.

I can't listen to half the pumpkins stuff anymore. Its just too "heavy" for my tastes. Well basically by heavy i mean (cause SP was never technically very heavy at all) heavily distorted guitars do nothing for me anymore and haven't in a long time. It's like yeah, yeah you crank up the fuzz and hit power chords, that started being boring around the time nickelback started to do it (actually even before that).

It's just been gay sounding shit for me for a good while now(80s pop/synthpop/new wave/post punk)

At least i haven't started to like Sting's solo career. That's always what i associated reaching middle age with (not that i am middle age yet). If i ever do, i'll know it's time to jump off something high.
What do you mean? Ten Summoner's Tales is the shit

 
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What kind of stuff did you like when you were younger that was so different?
Depends on your definition of younger; teen years was SP along with bullshit like Bush and Hootie and the Blowfish, lol

Early 20's was all Kill Hannah, ambient, glitch, instrumental, along with just some regular indie shit

Mid-20's I got way more into shoegaze, indie w/ electronic elements, some post punk etc

Late-20's to now I'm like give me noisey stuff like APTBS, DFHVN, weird shit like Ice Balloons, shoegaze like Ceremony and Screen Vinyl Image, and psych (Black Angels, Warlocks, etc). But I still like a generic indie album every now and then.

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:41 PM   #12
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I went through a glitch phase, with Telefon Tel Aviv. I think I got into ambient around the same time I discovered TTA. The Solaris soundtrack was my first foray into ambient.

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #13
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What do you mean? Ten Summoner's Tales is the shit
uh-oh. time for someone to go jump off a bridge.


Just kidding. It's fine, I just don't care for Sting past The Police. there's something just...terribly baby boomer about it to me.

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:14 PM   #14
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Yeah similarly I don't care for General Public. Only the English Beat. Everything Dave Dave Wakeling did after the English Beat I always avoid.

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:04 PM   #15
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uh-oh. time for someone to go jump off a bridge.

Just kidding. It's fine, I just don't care for Sting past The Police. there's something just...terribly baby boomer about it to me.
Middle-aged-men-music is peter gabriel, ok?

 
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no it's definitely sting too and i like ten summoners

 
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well i did, i haven't listened to it since i was in my early 20s

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:37 PM   #18
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fields of gold is a good song though

 
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:29 AM   #19
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Well basically by heavy i mean (cause SP was never technically very heavy at all) heavily distorted guitars do nothing for me anymore and haven't in a long time.
is this a joke? I know SP was never like a heavy metal band, but at least 50% of their output is hard rock, and at their most frantic moments they are as heavy as anybody. insane energy in the early days

 
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #20
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also holy shit the depth of their guitar tone in the SD era is probably second to only Black Sabbath in terms of masturbatory rhythm guitar glory

 
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:57 AM   #21
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yeah there were plenty of metal fans who liked MCIS and even SD

 
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Middle-aged-men-music is peter gabriel, ok?
Yet i prefer Solsbury Hill to any solo Sting song. Though i will concede that was some reason, i also kinda like Fields of Gold. But it might be because it reminds me of my teen years.

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is this a joke? I know SP was never like a heavy metal band, but at least 50% of their output is hard rock, and at their most frantic moments they are as heavy as anybody. insane energy in the early days

Well exactly, not heavy compared to say, death metal.

It's heavy enough. But to any metal fan, not very much. I just didnt want to make it seem like i thought SP was the heaviest band i ever heard....

 
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Two words: Vinnie Colaiuta
Pay no attention to the singer, only the drummer
Just like, I dunno, that band called The Smashing Pumpkins


 
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fields of gold is a good song though
True story: 1999, heard this song on the radio and thought it was "fields of bodies" in the lyrics during that one part of the song and so j called up the soft rock station and asked what song was the one that went "something something fields of bodies" and he had no idea what I was talking about.

FFWD to 2000, Tracy Chapman and Sting is my first concert. Free ticket. Still have the shirt, I believe.

 
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Oh fields of barley i guess

 
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I did wonder later how the guy could not know what song i was referencing when they had just played the song and the way sting says barley sounds not unlike bodies.

 
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Because radio DJs are robots

 
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Well exactly, not heavy compared to say, death metal.

It's heavy enough. But to any metal fan, not very much. I just didnt want to make it seem like i thought SP was the heaviest band i ever heard....
obviously we're getting into meaningless subjective definitions, but I don't think veering farther and farther into atonality and torture noises makes a band "heavier." Sabbath is the heaviest band to me, because the power of the guitars and the drums feels like an endless tidal wave of rock insanity pummeling me into the bottom of the ocean. SP comes pretty close to this at times. The more "metal" a band gets, the more I usually feel the power of the music is gutted by toneless, thin, staticy guitars through solid state amps, indecipherable screaming, and gimmicky shitty double-kick speed drums. It's almost like you try so hard you just completely miss the mark. When everything is turned up to level 10 insanity at all times, you lose the context and the music doesn't seem powerful anymore

 
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double-kick speed drums.
ugh i hate this.

 
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