And thank you for saying that Roger.
That may be true, but a number of economists / politicians who are more in tune with reality were also predicting the collapse (Peter Schiff being one of them, Ron Paul being another.) Alex Jones, having always followed the vast minority in political opinions, right or wrong, obviously jumped on it because of it’s highly negative undertones, and for once got something right that mattered to people. His inaccurate, off base predictions about this “New World Order” have been wrong many more times than they’ve been right.
I’m not saying that you’re wrong for listening to him to get a different perspective, I’m just saying take everything he says with a grain of salt ha.
About a hundred or so bands shitty Amazon and iTunes recommended to me because I like Tortoise, and a few other bands that straddle the ‘genre’ of ‘Post-Rock’.
Well Amazon and iTunes don’t know how to recommend so opinion voided.
Their random algorithms are about as good as any other sites so, I suppose that means if I were recommended anything anywhere, really, it would automatically void my opinion (even if it wasn’t on the internet). Great logic!
‘Night! I’m not getting into another petty debate where I show-off how much I know about ‘genres’ of music I don’t even like (that too sounds egotistical… and again I don’t really care). I’d rather sleep.
Well you don’t know much about this genre if you think Mogwai and Tortoise were the only good post rock bands.
And maybe you shouldn’t formulate your opinions on a genre off of a few Amazon and iTunes recommendations.
Also, just a friendly recommendation, I think you should listen to a good amount of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt. Zion, Because of Ghosts, and Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles before you put down post rock.
I guess it’s probably better if an argument about tastes (aka one that someone can’t be persuaded by) doesn’t continue, the thread is quickly moving away from it’s original purpose.
boredoms – vision creation newsun!
No, you formulate the opinion by listening to the music, which I have, hence my low opinion of it.
There are more than just Mogwai and Tortoise, but most of the good ‘Post-Rock’ bands experiment within the ‘genre’ and thus transcend it… moving it beyond what it was previously thought it could be.
Roger’s right. I’m done.
I don’t want to have an argument on taste, I just want you to tell me what you think is bad about post rock.
On a final note I agree with both Robley and Col. Dax in different ways.
There are some great post-rock bands out there, but every genre has it’s heyday and once that ends, the genre tends to start pumping out a million artists who are interchangeable, subsequently losing what once made it interesting.
Post-rock I fuck with:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Well I don’t think post rock is to that point yet. I’ve found some phenomenal post rock bands lately that are very new and very original.
Well, I guess I’m just a traditionalist then. :o)
Here’s some stoner rock from Colour Haze.
William Basinski- 92982.3. This genius of a man is highly recommended.
And an argument about a genre of music is like any argument based on personal taste— absurd, because there’s no right answer, ever.
Okay, here’s one. Crying in the Chapel – the Elvis version. Don’t ask me why, I don’t even like Elvis, but I can’t stop listening to it. I’m not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination (in fact, it’s a laughable notion), but there is an undeniable spiritual quality to the song. If only I could get that feeling from the religion itself. :P
Another track I can’t stop listening to: Headin’ for the Texas Border by the Flaming Groovies. It’s been so long since I first heard it, it’s nice to relive nostalgia (perhaps that’s an oxymoron … nevertheless).
And in reference to an earlier post: god, I remember listening to Godspeed you Black Emperor back in the ‘90s and it was always a great band to throw at somebody who thought they knew everything about music (I was a young elitist back in the day, what can I say – plus I had a one-up on my fellow Europeans who barely knew what or where Quebec was). Nowadays of course everyone knows who they are (or were), so it’s not much use anymore, heh. I still have a couple of their albums somewhere, lost in the archives.
William Basinski is awesome. I was just listening to “the Disintegration Loops” the other day.
Try to find one of their albums in your stockpile and revist it. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I know I’m a bit late. I’m listening to the Flaming Lips cover of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”
Christian Brothers, by Elliott Smith
I just acquired the Disintegration Loops yesterday, excellent stuff indeed.
Anyone familiar with any of the artists on 12k Records?
Gentle Touch – The Finer Arts
a great song/performance from kraftwerk.
Charles Mingus: Better Git It In Your Soul.
Miley Cyrus- Party in the USA
Thunder Ain’t Rain – by The Grassy Knoll
Lonnie’s Lament - John Coltrane