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#41
My perfect girlfriend would have the same music taste as me; Pop Punk, Chicago Blues, Extreme Metal, and Grunge.
That being said, is it just me, or does having a good/similar taste in music make a girl existentially more attractive somehow?
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#43
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The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.
In a sense the Beatles are emblematic of the status of rock criticism as a whole: too much attention to commercial phenomena (be it grunge or U2) and too little attention to the merits of real musicians. If somebody composes the most divine music but no major label picks him up and sells him around the world, a lot of rock critics will ignore him. If a major label picks up a musician who is as stereotyped as one can be but launches her or him worldwide, your average critic will waste rivers of ink on her or him. This is the sad status of rock criticism: rock critics are basically publicists working for free for major labels, distributors and record stores. They simply publicize what the music business wants to make money with.

Hopefully, one not-too-distant day, there will be a clear demarcation between a great musician like Tim Buckley, who never sold much, and commercial products like the Beatles. And rock critics will study more of rock history and realize who invented what and who simply exploited it commercially.

Beatles' "aryan" music removed any trace of black music from rock and roll: it replaced syncopated african rhythm with linear western melody, and lusty negro attitudes with cute white-kid smiles.

Contemporary musicians never spoke highly of the Beatles, and for a good reason. They could not figure out why the Beatles' songs should be regarded more highly than their own. They knew that the Beatles were simply lucky to become a folk phenomenon (thanks to "Beatlemania", which had nothing to do with their musical merits). THat phenomenon kept alive interest in their (mediocre) musical endeavours to this day. Nothing else grants the Beatles more attention than, say, the Kinks or the Rolling Stones. There was nothing intrinsically better in the Beatles' music. Ray Davies of the Kinks was certainly a far better songwriter than Lennon & McCartney. The Stones were certainly much more skilled musicians than the 'Fab Fours'. And Pete Townshend was a far more accomplished composer, capable of "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia". Not to mention later and far greater British musicians. Not to mention the American musicians who created what the Beatles later sold to the masses.

The Beatles sold a lot of records not because they were the greatest musicians but simply because their music was easy to sell to the masses: it had no difficult content, it had no technical innovations, it had no creative depth. They wrote a bunch of catchy 3-minute ditties and they were photogenic. If somebody had not invented "beatlemania" in 1963, you would not have wasted five minutes of your time to read a page about such a trivial band.

Anyway, my ideal qt gf's fav artists would be Sleater-Kinney and A$AP Rocky.

That's nice but I don't see what it has to do with a girl liking the Beatles.
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#45
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That's nice but I don't see what it has to do with a girl liking the Beatles.

You asked me if they were 'pleb' or smth.
#46
Actually, I wouldn't mind if non-existant perfect girlfriend liked Kanye West and Snowing. That would be cool.
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#47
Quote by due 07
The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.
In a sense the Beatles are emblematic of the status of rock criticism as a whole: too much attention to commercial phenomena (be it grunge or U2) and too little attention to the merits of real musicians. If somebody composes the most divine music but no major label picks him up and sells him around the world, a lot of rock critics will ignore him. If a major label picks up a musician who is as stereotyped as one can be but launches her or him worldwide, your average critic will waste rivers of ink on her or him. This is the sad status of rock criticism: rock critics are basically publicists working for free for major labels, distributors and record stores. They simply publicize what the music business wants to make money with.

Hopefully, one not-too-distant day, there will be a clear demarcation between a great musician like Tim Buckley, who never sold much, and commercial products like the Beatles. And rock critics will study more of rock history and realize who invented what and who simply exploited it commercially.

Beatles' "aryan" music removed any trace of black music from rock and roll: it replaced syncopated african rhythm with linear western melody, and lusty negro attitudes with cute white-kid smiles.

Contemporary musicians never spoke highly of the Beatles, and for a good reason. They could not figure out why the Beatles' songs should be regarded more highly than their own. They knew that the Beatles were simply lucky to become a folk phenomenon (thanks to "Beatlemania", which had nothing to do with their musical merits). THat phenomenon kept alive interest in their (mediocre) musical endeavours to this day. Nothing else grants the Beatles more attention than, say, the Kinks or the Rolling Stones. There was nothing intrinsically better in the Beatles' music. Ray Davies of the Kinks was certainly a far better songwriter than Lennon & McCartney. The Stones were certainly much more skilled musicians than the 'Fab Fours'. And Pete Townshend was a far more accomplished composer, capable of "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia". Not to mention later and far greater British musicians. Not to mention the American musicians who created what the Beatles later sold to the masses.

The Beatles sold a lot of records not because they were the greatest musicians but simply because their music was easy to sell to the masses: it had no difficult content, it had no technical innovations, it had no creative depth. They wrote a bunch of catchy 3-minute ditties and they were photogenic. If somebody had not invented "beatlemania" in 1963, you would not have wasted five minutes of your time to read a page about such a trivial band.

Anyway, my ideal qt gf's fav artists would be Sleater-Kinney and A$AP Rocky.

I love you.


Seriously.
#48
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scaruffi

He this massive ****** that writes about music:

http://www.scaruffi.com/


well what due posted was interesting, so i currently like this scaruffi guy. we'll see how long that lasts.
#50
Scaruffi is really smart and accomplished and interesting to read (and it's hilarious that he uses bright colors and comic sans w/ such frequency), but I mostly disagree with his insights on music. Trout Mask Replica blows.
#51
Pop punk, indie, emo, ska.


If she likes those general genres, we'll be good.


The only thing I really can't stand is listening to country all of the time.
#52
It was all a lie.


But really, I can't help but agree with him because I finally found someone else who dislikes the Beatles' popularity.
#53
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Scaruffi is really smart and accomplished and interesting to read (and it's hilarious that he uses bright colors and comic sans w/ such frequency), but I mostly disagree with his insights on music. Trout Mask Replica blows.


Thats funny, I think he's a ****ing idiot asshole, but alot of his tastes are similar to mine.

He thinks the black saint and the sinner lady is the best jazz album of all time just like me

and trout mask is great.
#54
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and trout mask is great.

good one

The biggest asshole critics are Christgau and Ian Cohen.
#55
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You asked me if they were 'pleb' or smth.

I was messin'
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#56
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good one

The biggest asshole critics are Christgau and Ian Cohen.


Its an asshole occupation
#57
Saint78, no one likes snowing except for you, me, jetfuel, and blake.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#58
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Its an asshole occupation

Anthony Fantano is not an asshole. :3
#59
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Saint78, no one likes snowing except for you, me, jetfuel, and blake.


I know. Such a good band though.
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#60
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I know. Such a good band though.


i like them too. try not to feel too obscure
#62
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Saint78, no one likes snowing except for you, me, jetfuel, and blake.

You guys are in a band called Snowing?
#63
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yeah they're like the most popular and widely acclaimed emo revivalists guyz


yeah. this doesn't make them any less good, i just don't talk about them because i already hear about them 24/7 anyway.
#64
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You guys are in a band called Snowing?


Sure.

@due: That's probably true. Real people don't listen to them though. Only internet people. And internet people aren't real.
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#65
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Sure.

@due: That's probably true. Real people don't listen to them though. Only internet people. And internet people aren't real.



Picture of me:

OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#66
But then again, no one is real. I'm the only one with free will. The rest of you are just robots made to influence my life.
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#67
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yeah. this doesn't make them any less good, i just don't talk about them because i already hear about them 24/7 anyway.

Word yo, FYEB is one of my favorite EPs ever.
#68
I have 23 play-throughs of FYEB so far. That's a lot for me. Even on something that short.
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#69
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Saint78, no one likes snowing except for you, me, jetfuel, and blake.



Oh, and the guy that saw them live like 3-4 times.


Me.


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I have 23 play-throughs of FYEB so far. That's a lot for me. Even on something that short.



I have about 30 play throughs of that and I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted. That's according to my iPod anyway. That doesn't count the numerous times on my record player.
#71
i dont talk to people that dont like pink floyd regardless of gender
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#72
She'd like to listen to me dick around in the key of C while singing about how much I love a good curry and her face.
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#73
I have never met a girl who had "good" musical taste because she just did. It's because she wanted to be a cool hipster girl on tumblr. And even then it's only stuff like Grimes and shit.


So music taste does not matter to me.
#74
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I have never met a girl who had "good" musical taste because she just did. It's because she wanted to be a cool hipster girl on tumblr. And even then it's only stuff like Grimes and shit.


So music taste does not matter to me.



That's unfortunate. I have a few female friends that have a great taste in music.
#75
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Scaruffi is really smart and accomplished and interesting to read (and it's hilarious that he uses bright colors and comic sans w/ such frequency), but I mostly disagree with his insights on music.
uh huh because he's a cunt who reviews rock music using contemporary-art-music standards. Which is interesting but fucking irritating.
Trout Mask Replica blows.


Hope you don't think that just cuz you link him w/ Scaruffiism. Lester Bangs interprets Beefheart from a more appropriate perspective, if maybe too emphatically.
#76
I met a girl once who liked Pink Floyd.

Full of herself. Only song by Pink Floyd she ever listened to was Wish You Were Here.
#77
I don't care what she listens to as long as she has knows who certain people are, and has respect for certain bands.

If she says "Who is The Who" Not as a bad joke then that is a deal breaker.

Also she has to know Lil' Wayne, and Drake are not philosophers, and YOLO is not something to live by.
#78
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I don't care what she listens to as long as she has knows who certain people are, and has respect for certain bands.

If she says "Who is The Who" Not as a bad joke then that is a deal breaker.

Also she has to know Lil' Wayne, and Drake are not philosophers, and YOLO is not something to live by.


No one actually thinks this.
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#79
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good one

The biggest asshole critics are Christgau and Ian Cohen.

Christgau is cool asshole though, cuz his bullshit is aphoristic. It doesn't waste much of your time and gives you a lil something to think about.

It's way better than a relatively amiable critic like Fantano who takes eight minutes to say "this album is pretty good, there were some good songs that sounded like so-and-so, but it's not very different from the last album" or smth.

Idk Ian Cohen.
#80
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No one actually thinks this.

You'd be surprised, my friend.
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