#1
What are some "techniques" that people use in songs that irritate you? This isn't about single words or phrases...
Anyway, (not trying to start a Lil Wayne hate thread here... it's just an example) I was reading through a Lil Wayne song because I figured that if people like him then he must have good lyrics. I was wrong. He used horrible analogies all throughout songs, which really irritated me.
Examples from one of his songs:
"Abra cadabra I'm up like viagra."
"I just do this ****, for my click like Adam Sandler."
"But they cannot see me, like Hitler its the New Orleans nightmare."
"I got game like Stuart Scott."

I don't really care if a person uses good analogies every so often in songs but it really irritates me if analogies are overused and are just plain bad.
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tommy emmanuel's guitar slapping. makes me wanna king hit him
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TS, I agree.
And, when the analogies don't even make sense. Like, the artist comes up with half of a line, then in desperation places a couple random rhyming words at the end, which have absolutely no relevance to the topic at hand.

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What are some "techniques" that people use in songs that irritate you? This isn't about single words or phrases...
Anyway, (not trying to start a Lil Wayne hate thread here... it's just an example) I was reading through a Lil Wayne song because I figured that if people like him then he must have good lyrics. I was wrong. He used horrible analogies all throughout songs, which really irritated me.
Examples from one of his songs:
"Abra cadabra I'm up like viagra."
"I just do this ****, for my click like Adam Sandler."
"But they cannot see me, like Hitler its the New Orleans nightmare."
"I got game like Stuart Scott."

I don't really care if a person uses good analogies every so often in songs but it really irritates me if analogies are overused and are just plain bad.

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Over-the-top hammer-ons/pull-offs (see ACDC's Thunderstruck for an example. I liked it at first, but it just got boring after listening to it more and more).
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But on of Buckethead's songs (Buddy Berkman's Ballad, i think) has this fireworks-like effect that irks me.
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Excessive shredding.

Not that I can't respect the technical ability, and not that I'm a "gotta have the feeling" elitist, but when there's as much shredding as riffing, I find songs get boring.
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James Hetfields "EAHHH!" at the end of every word maybe...

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#15
An excess of pinch harmonics, palm muting or slashing wildly at the strings.

That, and sweep-tapping. God I hate learning a song and that comes up.
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I dunno..

James Hetfields "EAHHH!" at the end of every word maybe...



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An excess of pinch harmonics, palm muting or slashing wildly at the strings.

That, and sweep-tapping. God I hate learning a song and that comes up.


+1

Like in Zakk Wylde's version of Crazy Train, I wanted to rip my ears off.
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An excess of pinch harmonics, palm muting or slashing wildly at the strings.

That, and sweep-tapping. God I hate learning a song and that comes up.

What's wrong with that? From your avatar I'm guessing you've had a go at the Under A Glass Moon solo and found the sweep-tapping in that, hehe. I reckon it sounds pretty good when used correctly.
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Zakk Wylde's tendency to overuse pinch harmonics.

Also, his vibrate is FAR too wide to be considered musical, most of the time. It annoys me, because sometimes he actually writes some decent stuff, but when he's trying to make a beautiful sounding solo he kinda iffs it up with that stuff.
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What are some "techniques" that people use in songs that irritate you? This isn't about single words or phrases...
Anyway, (not trying to start a Lil Wayne hate thread here... it's just an example) I was reading through a Lil Wayne song because I figured that if people like him then he must have good lyrics. I was wrong. He used horrible analogies all throughout songs, which really irritated me.
Examples from one of his songs:
"Abra cadabra I'm up like viagra."
"I just do this ****, for my click like Adam Sandler."
"But they cannot see me, like Hitler its the New Orleans nightmare."
"I got game like Stuart Scott."

I don't really care if a person uses good analogies every so often in songs but it really irritates me if analogies are overused and are just plain bad.



Not to mention he was the one who started using the voice modification in "Lolipop" and then Kanyaye West picked up on it and now the entire damned hip-hop industry has moved to "tecnho-rap".
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#24
Pinches, dive bombs, sweeping (only because I can't do it), and what I can only describe as "wankery", which is when the guitarist is doing a hammer on and pull off on one string, then picking on the next lower one, and repeating for a long time (Think of Lynyrd Skynyrd solos)
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Zakk Wylde's tendency to overuse pinch harmonics.

Also, his vibrate is FAR too wide to be considered musical, most of the time. It annoys me, because sometimes he actually writes some decent stuff, but when he's trying to make a beautiful sounding solo he kinda iffs it up with that stuff.


Like in that one song, what is it called? Black Sea? He had an 8 minute version on Youtube. Dammit, I can't think of what that is called.....
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#26
I definitely agree with excessive pinch harmonics. It makes me want to murder Zakk Wylde when I hear his version of Crazy Train. Honestly, his acoustic solo album is far better (in my opinion) than anything else he's ever done.

Other than that, probably overuse of the wah pedal. Or too much chromatics. But that's just me.