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Old 04-18-2017, 10:22 AM
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it's the web equivalent of New Retro Wave
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:29 PM
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There's an interesting guide here showing the evolution of various electronic music genres.
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I'm going to be reading this for weeks, thanks for the link.
Same, this is glorious and I'm losing so much time to it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:15 PM
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There's an interesting guide here showing the evolution of various electronic music genres.
That's pretty cool. I hope someday someone does something like this for other types of music (rock, rap, jazz, etc.).
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:52 PM
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We didn't fight insurgencies in Germany and Korea but we spent decades fighting them in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Army Special Forces was theoretically organized to start up La Resistance in a soviet occupation of Western Europe, but they spent most of their time teaching anti communist brute squads in the global south.
Not saying you're wrong, but as far as I know apart from Vietnam those didn't involve repeated bombing runs in the vein of Obama's drone policy or whatever passes for Trump's policy. Still, I can see the US playing an "advisory role" for a while in Afghanistan and other places.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:56 PM
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It's still startling to find a piece of web design that so firmly puts me in the mindset of turning on the 75lb CRT monitor, waiting for the degausser to finish shaking the lines of the majestic 800x600 resolution, hearing the shrill chirps of the 28.8k modem as it called into the information superhighway.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:21 PM
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There's an interesting guide here showing the evolution of various electronic music genres.
Holy shiiiiit, Harder Better Faster Stronger sampled from a 1979 song that was way slower.
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Holy shiiiiit, Harder Better Faster Stronger sampled from a 1979 song that was way slower.
Daft Punk is all about making the sample more popular than the original song and making the original sound weird in comparison.

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Old 04-18-2017, 05:31 PM
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The depths of Daft Punks sampling is to basic-ass musicology as Journey of the Sorceror is to Talking Time whenever Phalanx's cover gets brought up.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:00 PM
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The depths of Daft Punks sampling is to basic-ass musicology as Journey of the Sorceror is to Talking Time whenever Phalanx's cover gets brought up.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:58 AM
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The depths of Daft Punks sampling is to basic-ass musicology as Journey of the Sorceror is to Talking Time whenever Phalanx's cover gets brought up.
I really need someone to interpret this analogy for me.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:32 AM
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I was kind of tipsy when I wrote it. I'm having trouble figuring out what I was going for.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:09 AM
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It is a pure thing with beauty that transcends mere meaning.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:17 AM
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On the other hand, the synth work in the original does make it sound some 30 years ahead of its time



I like Daft Punk, I guess, but between that sort of electric house-inspired sound and this funk-rock sound I know where my loyalties lie
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Speaking of cultural shifts, music, and the latter part of decades, a line can be drawn from a lot of 90s alternative music - and modern rock music? - straight backward toward The Pixies.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:57 PM
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Y'all got me listening to FIFA 07 music now so I hope you're happy
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The depths of Daft Punks sampling is to basic-ass musicology as Journey of the Sorceror is to Talking Time whenever Phalanx's cover gets brought up.
Holy shit I just learned that the theme music to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an Eagles song
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:18 PM
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Holy shit I just learned that the theme music to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an Eagles song
shit, now I'm trying to remember which Stoupe beat sampled the radio drama SFX when the Guide turns on and it's gonna bug me all night.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:36 PM
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There's an interesting guide here showing the evolution of various electronic music genres.
This is fantastic. Thank you for the link!
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:07 PM
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Wow teg, you weren't kidding. I haven't seen that one before and now I wish I hadn't.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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I don't know what you mean, it's a fantastic historical document.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:23 PM
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how was weezer ever a thing

like what shit were yall on in the 90s
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:33 PM
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Weezer is incredible. How would Weezer not be a thing?
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how was weezer ever a thing

like what shit were yall on in the 90s
Weezer wasn't always bad. Its just that their music perfectly chronicled their descent from a bunch of basically decent dorky kids into a league of douchebags high on their own fame.




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Early Weezer is pretty awesome in my opinion, especially Blue. Pinkerton is solid but it at times reminds me of MRA propaganda. Green marks the transition into a more commercial sound that continues to permeate everything they do, and where I feel that beyond a random few songs I'm not interested in them any further.

teg's assessment is apt and right on the money in my opinion.
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Pinkerton has taken such a weird trajectory as opinions about it change.

"This album is whiny and insufferable."

"This album is honest and emotional."

"This album is Rivers Cuomo complaining about how he can't have sex with a lesbian or an Asian teenager."
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:09 PM
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LOL that is pretty on par with how I've felt about it. At first it was really different from Blue so it threw me off, and then as I got older I thought wow, Rivers Cuomo is so raw and singing from his heart here, and last time I listened to it I was like "dude, you're kind of embarrassing yourself here with your sex pleas."
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"This album is Rivers Cuomo complaining about how he can't have sex with a lesbian or an Asian teenager."
Wait WTF there's someone else named Rivers?!?

And he's a weirdo???
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:42 PM
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This was a while ago. He's calmed down in the interim.

still probably fairly weird though.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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Weezer wasn't always bad. Its just that their music perfectly chronicled their descent from a bunch of basically decent dorky kids into a league of douchebags high on their own fame.
But even their early stuff isn't good?? I've listened to their blue album and it's like... it sounds like the annoying nerds in high school come to lif-ohhhhh i get it now

re: their hilarious album covers

1. why/how did one of them turn into Russell Brand?
2. why/how did two of them grow very distinct but equally awful moustaches?
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