#1
I couldn't accurately make the thread title what I wanted it it to be, but basically, what are some songs that you heard, which surprised you when you compare it to other songs the artist made?

For example, mine happened in reverse. I heard this song, and then bought the album thinking the whole thing would be like this.
Fifteen Fathoms, Counting - Bring Me The Horizon

Another I can think of is Three Of A Perfect Pair - BTBAM (just because of how different I'd known their other stuff to be.)
(EDIT: I'm aware that this is a cover, which makes it different, but still, it's unique.)

So, go!
Last edited by tyler_j at Oct 10, 2011,
#2
Forsaken by Dream Theater. It's actually a good song that doesn't have an extended section of obnoxious keyboards and stale riffing.
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#3
"Trainfire" by Devin Townsend. He's chugging along with a dark, heavy, atmospheric metal album, and suddenly he transforms into Elvis.
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#4
"A Little Piece of Heaven"- Avenged Sevenfold. Now, their self-titled was pretty experimental by their standards, but the first time I heard this song, I just kinda stopped what I was doing and listened intently.
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Forsaken by Dream Theater. It's actually a good song that doesn't have an extended section of obnoxious keyboards and stale riffing.



Good joke! Tell me another one.
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Forsaken by Dream Theater. It's actually a good song that doesn't have an extended section of obnoxious keyboards and stale riffing.

and it begins.
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Good joke! Tell me another one.


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I remember years ago hearing this in high school and it caught me right off guard.
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He's not wrong


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I remember years ago hearing this in high school and it caught me right off guard.


Wow, that's ...yeah, really different.
I'm a reasonably big fan of them, but I've never actually heard this before, and I'm ...pleasently surprised
#9
Listen to a Bring Me the Horizon song, you say?


Rot in hell, I say.
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Listen to a Bring Me the Horizon song, you say?


Rot in hell, I say.


But did you even listen to it?

The point of the thread is to look at songs very different to what the artist is usually like.
Since you're on a guitar forum, I assume you like guitar.
Therefore, forget what you know about BMTH and enjoy a good tune.
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But did you even listen to it?

The point of the thread is to look at songs very different to what the artist is usually like.
Since you're on a guitar forum, I assume you like guitar.
Therefore, forget what you know about BMTH and enjoy a good tune.


I'm dressing up as Oli Sykes for Halloween and I fully expect to have the shit kicked into me. I have nothing to contribute having said that, apart from maybe this song.
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But did you even listen to it?

The point of the thread is to look at songs very different to what the artist is usually like.
Since you're on a guitar forum, I assume you like guitar.
Therefore, forget what you know about BMTH and enjoy a good tune.



I agree with the comment on there "I feel bad for the people that listen to this song and think "Wow, this is so good!" Then go out and buy their CD."
It is a damn good song, but so drastically different to the rest of their stuff.
This is why so many people torrent albums before they buy them
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Quote by tyler_j
But did you even listen to it?

The point of the thread is to look at songs very different to what the artist is usually like.
Since you're on a guitar forum, I assume you like guitar.
Therefore, forget what you know about BMTH and enjoy a good tune.



Yes, it's different from anything else I've ever heard from them.

But still.

That was boring.

And all the comments on there are just scene kids perfectly content with jerking off to two chords.
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I agree with the comment on there "I feel bad for the people that listen to this song and think "Wow, this is so good!" Then go out and buy their CD."
It is a damn good song, but so drastically different to the rest of their stuff.
This is why so many people torrent albums before they buy them



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Yes, it's different from anything else I've ever heard from them.

But still.

That was boring.

And all the comments on there are just scene kids perfectly content with jerking off to two chords.


The rest of their stuff is shocking. It makes me sick to know their latest album was #1 here. (In what, from memory, was the lowest week for record sales in this country, and they came out on top somehow).
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"Trainfire" by Devin Townsend. He's chugging along with a dark, heavy, atmospheric metal album, and suddenly he transforms into Elvis.

This.

And when I had only heard the Alien album from Strapping Young Lad then heard Let It Roll by Devin Townsend Band. Blew my mind.
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comfortably numb, the first time i heard that second guitar solo years ago, I like froze and got massive chills
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#22
I was listening to Bowie's Low for the first time. That surprised me.
#23
Pentonville by Babyshambles
There Are No Diamonds In The Mine - Leonard Cohen
Power To The People - John Lennon (mostly in terms of my reaction when that specific song starts as the last song on Plastic Ono Band, absolutely horrible context.)
What A Waster - The Libertines, I've always had a hard time connecting the dots when it comes to this song. Yes, the sound is very Libertines but I remember this song so much from when I was younger, then I forgot about it, started to listen to The Libertines, somehow missed that song and realised it a lot later. And by then it just felt weird, What A Waster was not associated with The Libertines in any shape or form so whenever I hear it I think of Football Factory and like 3-4 years before I even listened to The Libertines.

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#24
My head is my only house unless it rains - Captain Beefheart

It's really pretty i never expected to hear something like that , i love Beefhearts weird music too but that song is beautiful, the entire clear spot album is an underrated beefheart album
#25
21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

I bought the album thinking most of the songs would be like this...but they weren't

Oh well, the album itself is good (except for the tedious 'Moon Child') and I'm in love with KC now
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My head is my only house unless it rains - Captain Beefheart

It's really pretty i never expected to hear something like that , i love Beefhearts weird music too but that song is beautiful, the entire clear spot album is an underrated beefheart album


Wow, that's a brilliant piece
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We eat, we eat, we eat
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#29
The Fall of Troy - FCPremix
I bought doppelganger thinking that it would mostly sound like that. I was ****ing wrong. After a few months though...actually I think maybe even a year, I actually ended up loving it. I'm really bad about getting into new bands, I'll end up liking one song, and I won't check out any of the other songs until months later...or in most cases, never.
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