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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1290 on: May 19, 2017, 02:16:25 AM »

See, you can be a good songwriter, but you still have to sing it. And his singing distracts me from everything else. For something to be a masterpiece, all parts have to work together, so what's so great about Bowie?
It's the same reason why I'm Beatles over Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones are classics, sure, but they're raw and rough around the edges. Fine for representing rock and roll, but the Beatles are just more pleasant to listen to. Music should be pleasant to listen to (or at least not be irritating), and I don't find David Bowie pleasant.
I suppose it is kind of a sound you need to be "predisposed" to in terms of your musical tastes (a lot of people prefer more conventional or smooth voices, like you seem to have expressed), but I find that there's just so much brilliant instrumentation in each and every song, and Bowie's voice is just as much an instrument as anything else. Every song is a unique story and contains so much emotion (well, not every, but I think this wording gets the point across). Just listen to the isolated vocal track for Five Years, and then the full song to know what I'm talking about. It's definitely not his best song, or even taken by itself the best song on the album, but in the context of the whole album it leaves a powerful impression.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1291 on: May 19, 2017, 03:47:29 PM »

See, you can be a good songwriter, but you still have to sing it. And his singing distracts me from everything else. For something to be a masterpiece, all parts have to work together, so what's so great about Bowie?
It's the same reason why I'm Beatles over Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones are classics, sure, but they're raw and rough around the edges. Fine for representing rock and roll, but the Beatles are just more pleasant to listen to. Music should be pleasant to listen to (or at least not be irritating), and I don't find David Bowie pleasant.
Personally, I'm not very into modern music as much (pop-wise).  I do agree that Beatles are much easier to listen to that some other bands.  But everyone has different tastes. For example, I'd rather listen to a Hans Zimmer soundtrack over any "popular" music made this decade any day. 
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Like I said, everyone has different tastes in music.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1292 on: May 19, 2017, 09:06:27 PM »

It's nice seeing different people's tastes. I personally find a lot of bands rather boring, to be honest. I like David Bowie mostly because his stuff doesn't put me to sleep. Perhaps it's the opposite of Dudeman's tastes, I like the "raw and rough" part. To me, a lot of classical music (as in music from the classical period) is too smooth and refined for my liking. You can debate all you want about the harmony, melody, and structure, but if someone simply doesn't like it, there's nothing you can do about it.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1293 on: May 19, 2017, 09:29:41 PM »

It's nice seeing different people's tastes. I personally find a lot of bands rather boring, to be honest. I like David Bowie mostly because his stuff doesn't put me to sleep. Perhaps it's the opposite of Dudeman's tastes, I like the "raw and rough" part. To me, a lot of classical music (as in music from the classical period) is too smooth and refined for my liking. You can debate all you want about the harmony, melody, and structure, but if someone simply doesn't like it, there's nothing you can do about it.
Yeah...when ever it comes to stuff that is "classical"/orchestral, I think I prefer stuff written sometime after 1900.  My piano teacher keeps pushing for me to play more "classical" pieces, when really I'd like to play the songs I find on NSM and Musescore.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1294 on: May 20, 2017, 02:25:38 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1295 on: May 20, 2017, 04:02:24 AM »

Speaking of David Bowie I finally got around to watching the Twin Peaks prequel movie

He's in that in case you didn't know (I didn't and I was really amused by it)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #1296 on: May 25, 2017, 01:51:45 AM »


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