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09 Mar 2014, 1:14 am

Admit it, you have at least one. :P

My main one at the moment is probably Falling In Reverse. They're a metalcore/pop-punk band that essentially represents everything metalheads love to hate, yet I can't stop listening to them. Ronnie Radke genuinely has a talent for turning "tragedy into melodies over catchy beats". :P

Warning: some NSFW language
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoA81CaNbQ&feature=kp[/youtube]

Limp Bizkit is another big one for me. A lot of people hate them, but I find them to be rather fun to listen to. :D They're definitely not meant to be taken seriously.

Again, some NSFW language.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuGMXFOQiyY[/youtube]



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09 Mar 2014, 2:18 am

My tastes range from Albinoni to the Black Keys, but it's never occurred to me to feel guilty about any of it. Do you listen for your own pleasure, or in an attempt to impress others?



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09 Mar 2014, 4:44 am

wonderful! :D
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09 Mar 2014, 5:05 am

A lot of the music I like can be be listed here so it's really hard for me to pick one or a couple. I'll say comedy, cheesy pop artists or groups, as well as rock that rock fans don't consider to be good or don't like cuz the groups sold out.


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09 Mar 2014, 6:04 am

Definitely this one:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14b-BASNVdI[/youtube]

which was incidentally number one on the Dutch charts when I was born!


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09 Mar 2014, 8:44 am

-I thought Thriller was a pretty good music video.
-I liked Yellow Submarine, and might watch it again.
-ELO had a couple of good songs.



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09 Mar 2014, 9:34 am

I used to call Duran Duran a "guilty pleasure", but with all of the autotuned rubbish that gets called pop music these days I find I'm not the only one that wonders where it all went wrong. My tastes are pretty varied, but a lot more 80's pop has been finding it's way into my ipod lately (even Phil Collins).
I don't really consider any music to be a truly "guilty" pleasure - unless it's Gary Glitter.



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09 Mar 2014, 10:32 am

John Coltrane
Thelonious Monk
Charles Mingus
...to name a few. . .



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09 Mar 2014, 11:56 am

Bob Dylan from the 60's to the late 80's. what he has become in the past 15 year is unpalatable. It depends where my head is at. Sometimes late at night I listen to Korean love ballads and cry my eyeballs out. Sometimes its vintage Stones, The Who or The Beatles. But mainly Dylan. People say he sounds like crap, but I can identify with the sound of his voice, and as a lyricist I don't think anyone in the past 30 years can touch him. His songs always have relevance.



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09 Mar 2014, 2:06 pm

khaoz wrote:
Bob Dylan from the 60's to the late 80's. what he has become in the past 15 year is unpalatable. It depends where my head is at. Sometimes late at night I listen to Korean love ballads and cry my eyeballs out. Sometimes its vintage Stones, The Who or The Beatles. But mainly Dylan. People say he sounds like crap, but I can identify with the sound of his voice, and as a lyricist I don't think anyone in the past 30 years can touch him. His songs always have relevance.


Have you heard his album, "Te mpest"? It has some things on it that are amongst his best; particularly, "P ay in Blood," which seems to riff on Othello to delve into the psychology of a christian conservative would-be assassin.



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09 Mar 2014, 2:31 pm

Stannis wrote:
khaoz wrote:
Bob Dylan from the 60's to the late 80's. what he has become in the past 15 year is unpalatable. It depends where my head is at. Sometimes late at night I listen to Korean love ballads and cry my eyeballs out. Sometimes its vintage Stones, The Who or The Beatles. But mainly Dylan. People say he sounds like crap, but I can identify with the sound of his voice, and as a lyricist I don't think anyone in the past 30 years can touch him. His songs always have relevance.


Have you heard his album, "Te mpest"? It has some things on it that are amongst his best; particularly, "P ay in Blood," which seems to riff on Othello to delve into the psychology of a christian conservative would-be assassin.


I've heard everything of his that is available. My favorite albums are Blood On the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde and Infidels.



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09 Mar 2014, 2:46 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG_VIcoiCFA

bubblegum, guilty pleasure.

paul simon, unparalleled singer/ song-writer, easily admitted preference



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09 Mar 2014, 3:17 pm

I played, "Christmas in the Heart," last christmas, and offended a lot of people. People are easily offended.

khaoz wrote:

I've heard everything of his that is available. My favorite albums are Blood On the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde and Infidels.


Infidels, yes.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp0vrdNIUUY[/youtube]



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09 Mar 2014, 4:05 pm

I really like Fat Lip by Sum 41. :P I don't like pop punk, in general, but I really like that song. It's a big guilty pleasure of mine. I'll also listen to Jump by Van Halen every now and then.



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10 Mar 2014, 2:16 am

luanqibazao wrote:
My tastes range from Albinoni to the Black Keys, but it's never occurred to me to feel guilty about any of it. Do you listen for your own pleasure, or in an attempt to impress others?


I consider "guilty pleasures" to be bands or songs I like that either fall below my usual "standards" for good music, or that people would normally get made fun of for liking (not that I really care too much :P). So yes, there is an image component to it, but it's more like "why would I listen to something as puerile and simplistic as Falling In Reverse when I could be listening to Skinny Puppy or Tool?"

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I really like Fat Lip by Sum 41. :P I don't like pop punk, in general, but I really like that song. It's a big guilty pleasure of mine. I'll also listen to Jump by Van Halen every now and then.


Pop-punk as a whole gets s**t on by a lot of people, but I actually consider it to be one of my favorite subgenres of punk, even if it doesn't conform to the "punk ethos". Why? Because I'm in it for the music first and foremost, and if it's enjoyable to listen to, then that's what counts. As far as what I think of the "punk ethos", this famous quote from Billie Joe Armstrong, the frontman of Green Day, exemplifies it:

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A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!'


The point of that quote, as far as I understand is that "punk" can't really be defined, and as such there is really no point in trying to define it.

Which brings me to another guilty pleasure of mine, both for being pop-punk, AND for being released during Green Day's most commercially successful period! I'm sure you know what song this is. :D

Warning: a little bit of NSFW language (the clean version is easy to find, but I can't stand it as it detracts from the song's message)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ViLNw10axU[/youtube]



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10 Mar 2014, 3:24 am

I also like 'Fat Lip', in part because the lyrics are really tongue in cheek and not meant to be taken seriously. You could view it the same way as Beastie Boys' 'Fight For Your Right'. Stuff like 'Storming through the crowd like my name was El Niño... // 'Thrashed my own house party 'cause nobody came'' etc. etc., everything about it is just blowing the 'angry teenager garage band' thing out of proportion.

Incidentally, I just listened to a Limp Bizkit song off Significant Other, called 'Nobody Like You', which features guest vocals from Scott Weiland and Jonathan Davis, both of which were on top of their game at the time it came out and... it's actually pretty awesome!


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