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« Reply #4455 on: May 19, 2013, 04:03:28 PM »

Hristos anesti - an arragment that reminds me Podlachian traditional singing
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« Reply #4456 on: May 21, 2013, 07:56:48 PM »



Album of the year so far, until Yeezy dethrones it.

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« Reply #4457 on: May 21, 2013, 08:39:47 PM »

TesseracT - Altered State
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« Reply #4458 on: May 21, 2013, 09:17:48 PM »

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« Reply #4459 on: May 23, 2013, 06:19:51 AM »

Autumn Tears - The Hallowing. A lovely work of neoclassical ambience, but so sad.
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« Reply #4461 on: May 23, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »

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« Reply #4462 on: May 23, 2013, 08:44:36 PM »

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« Reply #4465 on: May 24, 2013, 09:42:24 AM »

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« Reply #4466 on: May 24, 2013, 09:46:46 AM »

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« Reply #4467 on: May 24, 2013, 11:28:15 AM »

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« Reply #4468 on: May 24, 2013, 11:30:03 AM »

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« Reply #4469 on: May 24, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »

This just moved me to tears:

Eva Cassidy - True Colors
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« Reply #4470 on: May 25, 2013, 09:28:05 PM »



2012 remaster from the 1/2 analog tapes.

Finally Loomer sounds explosive. Soon is pure ear candy. Blown A Wish sounds like it was recorded in a cathedral, it's about time. This blows away my tinny/sheen sounding 91 CD.
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« Reply #4471 on: May 25, 2013, 09:45:41 PM »

I just finished listening to Kanye's MYBTF album after my friend's constant badgering and I cannot tell if he is the worst, most talentless artist to ever live, or the greatest, most unconventional mastermind to ever step behind the microphone. Definitely not what I was expecting.
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« Reply #4472 on: May 26, 2013, 02:21:22 AM »

This just moved me to tears:

Eva Cassidy - True Colors
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Can't wait to get the CD and throw this on the amp.

I wept once hearing Cyndi do a haunting acoustic version of this.

Even after listening to Kodak use the song to hawk its garbage, it somehow became poignant.
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« Reply #4473 on: May 26, 2013, 02:23:25 AM »

I just finished listening to Kanye's MYBTF album after my friend's constant badgering and I cannot tell if he is the worst, most talentless artist to ever live, or the greatest, most unconventional mastermind to ever step behind the microphone. Definitely not what I was expecting.

Neither.

A producer who has had a few decent ideas and an ego large enough push forward a rather mediocre talent on the mic with just as much PR and business savvy to get the right people to promote and to write for him.
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Eye opening.
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« Reply #4475 on: May 26, 2013, 05:21:06 AM »

After watching a David Bowie retrospective last night, I dug out his Platinum Collection. Disc 3 is still my favourite.
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« Reply #4476 on: May 26, 2013, 12:32:20 PM »

Neither.

A producer who has had a few decent ideas and an ego large enough push forward a rather mediocre talent on the mic with just as much PR and business savvy to get the right people to promote and to write for him.
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« Reply #4477 on: May 26, 2013, 03:12:53 PM »

Neither.

A producer who has had a few decent ideas and an ego large enough push forward a rather mediocre talent on the mic with just as much PR and business savvy to get the right people to promote and to write for him.
You are full of crap. I wonder if someone peed in your bowl of cereal?

Oh please write me anything of merit he has done lyrically. Then we'll take that and see if he had someone write it for him.

At best his lyrics are mediocre and that is what he has others write for him. Now that he has tons of money, it is quite hush who writes for him, but when he first got a few hits and gave no love and came out with that made up image of himself, more than a few guys were willing to dish on him.

Decent party albums. That's it.

His production is OK and was able to come up with three-four ideas which he and everyone else beat to death.

I mean, he is Jay-Z's kid. Jay-Z has a certain natural flow, but is pretty much a joke like most of those who work for him.

Biggie would be turning in his grave if he had room in his casket.
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« Reply #4478 on: May 26, 2013, 03:14:40 PM »

Biggie is kind of overrated too....many of his greatest verses were ghostwritten by Jadakiss.
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« Reply #4479 on: May 26, 2013, 03:19:33 PM »

On a somewhat related note, did Big Pun and Eminem sort of run the whole multisyllabic rhyming thing into the ground so much now that it's no longer impressive and cool but a cheap novelty that any 13 year old kid can do?
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On a somewhat related note, did Big Pun and Eminem sort of run the whole multisyllabic rhyming thing into the ground so much now that it's no longer impressive and cool but a cheap novelty that any 13 year old kid can do?

If they do it well, it's still great.

And EM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Pun

But yeah, its rare when someone comes  along and changes rhyme scheme. Production, easy. Content, easy.

Flow rarely is altered so authoritatively.

James go listen to everything Kool Keith did. At 50 he is still more relavant than nearly anything out there.
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« Reply #4481 on: May 26, 2013, 04:00:06 PM »

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Seven deadly sins? There are as many sins as there are people. They overflow all over each other. We're sinful because we're human. Think about the hours per day you spend on sacrifice, generosity, and forgiveness - then shudder. A second here or there, maybe. In the olden days, sure, they had just the seven sins. That's why we call it the olden days. Progress hadn't been discovered yet. So those seven could all still really be deadly sins; Lust, Wrath, Gluttony, Vanity, Jealousy, Greed, and Sloth.

But we sure know how to rationalize those antique sins, don't we? Gluttony? Can't a skinnybones aim higher in the erotic meat-market? Greed? What about those fatcats above us? Or the guy next door? Vanity? Come on, I'm just trying to look a bit youthful. Wrath? Anger? What, can't you sometimes just beat a guy up? That is the eighth deadly sin. As if the first seven weren't enough. And this is the ninth deadly sin; that we are just so content with our eight deadly sins.

Hieronymus Bosch had just the seven when he painted his panel 'The Seven Deadly Sins' and 'The Four Last Things'. We're talking about the end of the 15th, beginning of the 16th century. The panel hung in the bedroom of the most powerful man in the world - at the time, Philip II, in the Escorial, so that the king could gaze day and night at his weaknesses. You don't even see our minister-president doing that. The most powerful men in the world have not changed, but their mirrors have.

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« Reply #4482 on: May 26, 2013, 05:08:32 PM »

Neither.

A producer who has had a few decent ideas and an ego large enough push forward a rather mediocre talent on the mic with just as much PR and business savvy to get the right people to promote and to write for him.
You are full of crap. I wonder if someone peed in your bowl of cereal?

Oh please write me anything of merit he has done lyrically. Then we'll take that and see if he had someone write it for him.

At best his lyrics are mediocre and that is what he has others write for him. Now that he has tons of money, it is quite hush who writes for him, but when he first got a few hits and gave no love and came out with that made up image of himself, more than a few guys were willing to dish on him.

Decent party albums. That's it.

His production is OK and was able to come up with three-four ideas which he and everyone else beat to death.

I mean, he is Jay-Z's kid. Jay-Z has a certain natural flow, but is pretty much a joke like most of those who work for him.

Biggie would be turning in his grave if he had room in his casket.
Well, there's his thrilling analyses of class, materialism, and money in the 21st century in such songs as "All Falls Down" and "Gold Digger," two of many many examples of quality lyrics in his repertoire.

orthonorm, do you have a source or evidence that West doesn't write his own lyrics or uses a ghost writer?

This is news to me.

Writing credits for my two examples are West and the authors of the songs he samples in each.
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« Reply #4483 on: May 26, 2013, 06:28:54 PM »

And EM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Pun

Everytime I listen to Marshal Mathers LP, I swear it's like you are the one rapping. Like if it's your own autobiography. It makes me laugh even harder at a lot of the tracks because of how closer you resemble him.
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And EM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Pun

Everytime I listen to Marshal Mathers LP, I swear it's like you are the one rapping. Like if it's your own autobiography. It makes me laugh even harder at a lot of the tracks because of how closer you resemble him.

Imagine my life when he got popular.

I looked even more like him and the black guys I knew always thought I was crazy for dissing on my mother. And you can imagine how colorful I might have been.

First time black folks heard and saw him . . . I had to immediately change my hair and start liking my mother.
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« Reply #4485 on: May 26, 2013, 08:40:55 PM »

LOL, would like you hear to expand on that story another time.



Man that beat on "Represent" is just amazing. Of course Pete Rock's beat on The World is Yours is the ****

It's a shame when rappers come out on top with their debut and everything else they do is measured by it. He effectively ended his career, much akin to DJ Shadow (which he knew himself, hence the "Endtroducing.." title)
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« Reply #4486 on: May 26, 2013, 08:48:31 PM »

I don't know, but I've never liked DJ Shadow. I've never been able to listen to any of his albums all the way through. He's overrated; there's nothing to his albums, like when you're the last one to get to the donut box and there's just a little bit of frosting left.
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« Reply #4487 on: May 26, 2013, 09:06:32 PM »

LOL, would like you hear to expand on that story another time.



Man that beat on "Represent" is just amazing. Of course Pete Rock's beat on The World is Yours is the ****

It's a shame when rappers come out on top with their debut and everything else they do is measured by it. He effectively ended his career, much akin to DJ Shadow (which he knew himself, hence the "Endtroducing.." title)

Am I the only one who appreciated It Was Written more than Illmatic? I like the production better and the mafioso style.
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« Reply #4488 on: May 26, 2013, 09:15:20 PM »

And EM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Pun

Em has better content, humor and punchlines, but I don't really care too much for his flow. I like Pun because of how rapid and effortless his flow sounded, whereas Em's can occassionally sound "forced" or unnatural in my opinion. Plus, Pun was slightly better with the rhyme schemes. To this day, I've never found a rap line as technically advanced as dead in the middle of little Italy/little did we/know that we riddled two middle men/who didn't do diddily

Then again, in Em's defense, I've never heard another rapper tell a story as good as Em did on Stan. As far as I know, Em is the only rapper to ever use foreshadowing in his storytelling.
 
Everytime I listen to Marshal Mathers LP, I swear it's like you are the one rapping. Like if it's your own autobiography. It makes me laugh even harder at a lot of the tracks because of how closer you resemble him.

I think Relapse his best album, contrary to popular opinion. I appreciate the dark humor and narratives on it. Those accents were horrible though.
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« Reply #4489 on: May 26, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »

I don't know, but I've never liked DJ Shadow. I've never been able to listen to any of his albums all the way through. He's overrated; there's nothing to his albums, like when you're the last one to get to the donut box and there's just a little bit of frosting left.

Screeeeeeech, hold up.

Endtroducing is a bona fide classic. It is the greatest produced hip hop album ever, period. It should be listened to from front to back, there is such a unity with those songs.

It is one of the few albums that clicked instantly for me. Like it was so obvious how great the album was.

How DJ Shadow resurrected these forgotten artists dwelling in the basement of a record shop, breathing new life into them and making it work is astonishing.

I love Shadow's navel gazing throughout the album and those moments of pure transcendence.

Everything about it is just flawless.

Nobody will ever to reach those heights again, it was the record of a lifetime, but in that record it contains many lifetimes.

I know this is coming across as ultra pretentious, but I couldn't imagine life without that album. It totally changed me and completely changed my artistic direction forever.

There's Endtroducing and then everything else when it comes to hip-hop beats. And from a white dude nontheless.

Now I liked The Private Press a lot too, actually. And his work with UNKLE on Psyence Fiction.

There was a limited release album he did called Diminishing Returns, which was a 2 hour set on John Peel's radio program (or maybe it was just BBC), great stuff though.

Yeah his current work is garbage. Especially the Outsider. Terrible album, but I will still applaud him for trying something new even if it doesn't work.

His fanbase I think is pretty terrible in how the react to his new work, well of course he will never make another Endtroducing, and why should he? You are either a fan of the album or the artist, as he said.

But really I could talk forever about Endtroducing. How he samples brilliantly the drummer talking about how he is a teacher and a student of the drums, and makes a mockery of him, then blows him away with his own drumming. Or all of the other samples from Twin Peaks to Prince of Darkness that work so seamlessly.
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« Reply #4490 on: May 26, 2013, 09:21:55 PM »

Am I the only one who appreciated It Was Written more than Illmatic? I like the production better and the mafioso style.

You're not the only one. Lupe Fiasco was strongly influenced by it as well, especially on his "The Cool". Too bad for him everything after that has been straight up pop garbage. He has so much promise, Lupe.

But Illmatic is still his best, although I have to disagree with it being the best hip hop album ever.

I myself haven't decided which one is though.
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« Reply #4491 on: May 26, 2013, 09:27:28 PM »

I myself haven't decided which one is though.

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I'm going to say it's Me Against the World by Tupac. For starters, I love the productions and I like the emotion in each of the songs.
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« Reply #4492 on: May 26, 2013, 09:33:02 PM »

I think Relapse his best album, contrary to popular opinion. I appreciate the dark humor and narratives on it. Those accents were horrible though.
Dude holy crap. You might be the only one.

I disliked Em's newer stuff because it's not as hilarious. I miss Slim.
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« Reply #4493 on: May 26, 2013, 09:34:59 PM »

I myself haven't decided which one is though.

*flamesuit on*

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I'm going to say it's Me Against the World by Tupac. For starters, I love the productions and I like the emotion in each of the songs.
The subtext ruins it for me
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« Reply #4494 on: May 26, 2013, 09:43:48 PM »

The one thing that disappoints me about Em's albums is that other than a few collabos with Dr. Dre and some other crappy Midwestern artists from his label like Royce, he doesn't have many collaborations. Only recently has he started collaborating more, and it's not even with real rappers but pop stars like Drake and Lil Wayne.
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« Reply #4495 on: May 26, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »

The one thing that disappoints me about Em's albums is that other than a few collabos with Dr. Dre and some other crappy Midwestern artists from his label like Royce, he doesn't have many collaborations. Only recently has he started collaborating more, and it's not even with real rappers but pop stars like Drake and Lil Wayne.
Well Em is a pop star, so it doesn't surprise me at all he works with Rhianna (and what rapper hasn't by this point?) and others.

And really that Lil Wayne song was embarassing, because Em laid down such a great verse and Wayne's comes up so short.
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« Reply #4496 on: May 27, 2013, 12:40:43 PM »

I'm really impressed with Taylor Swift's Red. She does crossover better than anyone amongst her peers, although tries too hard to please everyone.

"I Almost Do" is a fantastic song, a nice acoustic break.

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Every time I don’t,
I almost do, I almost do

I bet you think I either moved on or hate you
‘Cause each time you reach out there’s no reply
I bet it never, ever occurred to you that I can’t say hello to you
And risk another goodbye
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« Reply #4497 on: May 28, 2013, 04:13:48 AM »

Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien

Turisas - Battle Metal

Céoltiri (cov. The Chieftains) - Women of Ireland
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« Reply #4498 on: May 28, 2013, 08:17:12 AM »

Turisas - Battle Metal

I was at a karaoke bar a few days ago that, very strangely, had several Turisas songs in the database. I sang "To Holmgard and Beyond"- my very non-metal friends even joined in the chorus.
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« Reply #4499 on: May 28, 2013, 08:49:39 AM »

Alice Cooper - The Saga of Jesse Jane

The video is every bit as funny as the lyrics. Cheesy
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