What are you listening to? Part III

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SandboxGeneral, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. LizKat macrumors 601

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    For me tonight it's about keeping it simply fun with some selections from The Maple Leaf Ragtime Band, tracks from Classic Ragtime album. Here's the Bohemia Rag track.


     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    For me: Melancholic and epic Irish music is what my heart, and soul and mind calls for tonight:

    Lake of Shadows, Moving Hearts.

    The Irish Marche - Planxty - Words And Music.

    Marcshlua Uí Néill - Seán Ó'Riada - Éistigi: The Essential Traditional Irish Collection
     
  3. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Barry Adamson- The Big Bamboozle
    I’m a novice, at best, with jazz. But this one really caught my ear. It just sounds so “lust-y” and so “James Bond”.

    --- Post Merged, Jan 10, 2019 ---
    Eagerly waiting for a link to a track! :)
     
  4. LizKat macrumors 601

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    Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children (debut studio album, 1998)


    If you go to that YouTube link and hit the "..more..." on the top post, they listed the track names with live links to the tracks in this thing.
     
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    I'm curious to know if anyone else actually doesn't think BR is one of Queens better songs? I don't dislike it, its fun and more than a bit quirky and different, but I'd definitely say it's massively overrated compared to something like I want it all which IMO is a strong contender for their greatest track - simpler, more powerful and direct! Think that might have to become what I'm listening to now :p
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Their greatest track is Who wants to live forever IMO.
     
  8. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I would be hard pressed to pick a "greatest track", and while BR is great, I don't think it's their greatest. As @Apple fanboy says, "Who Wants To Live Forever" is way up there, maybe the top. But my heart says, "You're My Best Friend" may be my top fav. Really, how do you pick one song out of discography that reeks of quality?
     
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    For me it’s always been who wants to live forever, but you are right they have so many great tracks. My all time favourite band.
     
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    Agree.

    Memory Lane struck tonight (as it so often does these days).

    We had the LP back in the day: Currently listening to "Who Will Buy?" from the soundtrack of the movie Oliver! (based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens).

    Even though this was a musical, it captured elements of the darkness of the novel, (and the era and time, and Nancy's terribly and horrifyingly tragic fate).

    Actually, first two (and indeed, four) minutes of this song are heart-breaking; even as a child, I loved that melancholic note - it hit a note I hadn't known existed musically and it resonated with me in a way that mindlessly optimistic stuff just didn't.
     
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    Velvet Acid Christ - Decypher - a classic. Dark Electronic / Goa / Industrial.
     
  12. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Dare I say, BR and We are the Champions are.... overplayed?

    It’s difficult to pick my favorite Queen tracks, but for right now, they are:
    -Seven Seas of Rhye
    -Under Pressure
    -Friends Will be Friends
    ... which will probably change next week. :)
     
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    Innuendo, absolutely stunning and amazing and beautiful (and unsurprisingly, Steve Howe on acoustic guitars), the rest of Queen seems kind of tacky, well executed (vocals, the rest, so so) and I see why they did appeal to the mainstream masses back then.
     
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    BR is overplayed precisely because it is so original, haunting and brilliant.

    I was at school when that song was first released, and it was absolutely spellbinding; at the time it was released, it was several levels above everything else that was popular at the time in range, scope, imagination, difference, sheer originality, unforgettable swoops - that it set a new standard for what was possible; it redefined - because it extended - what could be considered as "popular" music.
     
  15. pachyderm macrumors 603

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    Concur. I never skip it on my iPod. ;)
     
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    I never skip any Queen song.
     
  17. Falhófnir macrumors 68020

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    I’d certainly agree, for a band with bucket loads of fantastic hits to hear just one of their songs over and over is a real shame!
     
  18. Gutwrench Contributor

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    I’m listening to silence with intermittent dog snores.
     
  19. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    In tune?

    For my part, I have just listened to a piece from Symphony No 3, Lento, by Henryk Gorecki.
     
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    It eerily seems to be building to the 1812 Overture’s crescendo.


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    The (snoring) canine chorus, you mean?

    Excellent; now, that is an idea.

    Some Russian gloom might be just perfectly in accord with my own mood.
     
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    Adele - Skyfall
    Haunting and timeless..
    Great evening listening.
     

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