Aha, yeah I've seen Peep Shows, it's pretty rad. The camera work is pretty interesting as well when combined with the inner thoughts of the characters.(Original post by TheSilentG)
Bewbs you say? Samuel L Jackson you say? I'm going to have myself a field day . I'll watch it ASAP, I'm trying to get through series 1 - 7 of Peep Show, it's so ****ing hilarious you'll enjoy it.
How much do you judge people based on their taste in music? Watch
- 23-12-2010 23:31
(Original post by Jake22)
- 23-12-2010 23:43
I wasn't saying that Dream Theater 'showed off' - I am just saying that playing in odd time doesn't suddenly make a piece of music deep and complicated. Like I said, I think they do some clever and considered stuff sometimes, like in Dance of Eternity when they take that motif and contract it metrically - effects like that are cool and well thought out but I still stand by and say that after having listened to all of their albums (aside from the last couple) I have yet to hear anything that deep or interesting harmonically - yes, they voice progressions fairly nicely and occaisionally have interesting bass movement but even the keyboardist seems to not realise he is playing a polyphonic instrument. I just think something like Mahler's sixth is on a scale uncomparable to anything DT or Opeth do.
You seem like a pretty keen Mahler fan- presumably you know the finale of his 3rd? That's the most harmonically beautiful piece of music I can think of, and my favourite ever piece within the classical genre.
I don't get the big thing about DT fans and ****ing over odd time sigs either - I mean 99% of what meshuggah do is in 4/4 and the scope of the rythmic ideas is way, way beyond anything DT have done.
Also, I think people say all chart music is 4/4 three chord trick etc. but I disagree - listen to some of jamiroqui's early stuff, they had a lot of nice jazz progressions with interesting subs and voicings.
- 23-12-2010 23:45
I do judge people on their music taste, although I try not too, however a persons music taste doesn't mean I can't be friends with them, I have lots of friends with differing taste..
For example chart music - You have no individuality and go with the masses who listen to computer generated music, you don't really have a favourite band or singer, because each singer goes out of fashion within a year, I can't hold a musical conversation with you because you'll most likely have no idea who Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Dream Theater etc are, so inside i'll die slowly as you try and tell me how good tinchy stryder is and how his vocals are second to none, which if course, they're not. You'll probably tell me about how great the X-factor is and how the one who is the best looking is the best singer and i'll want to facepalm you hard.
That's just an example but yeah, I try not to be but that's how I think, I think it just annoys me because i'm in my last year at school and the people who like that kind of music are constantly loud and irritating and there seems to be a correlation with this xDLast edited by Ocarinaoftime; 23-12-2010 at 23:47.
- 23-12-2010 23:47
People usually judge the fact that I love Glee's music, haha. But I don't really care.
(Original post by mc1000)
- 24-12-2010 01:55
However, the trouble with Meshuggah is that I can't listen to a lot of their stuff. It's ALL heavy, and based solely around rhythmic experimentation.
(Original post by mc1000)
Opeth and Dream Theater both have plenty of (IMO) beautiful, harmonically-rich passages- which, combined with their heavier stuff, is much more enjoyable to listen to in the long term. For me anyway... and this feature of their music makes them fairly comparable to the music of Mahler. But yes, Mahler's music is a different genre for a reason- i agree.