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cognitive dissonance!

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Hedon-, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Risquit

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    Cognitive dissonance is a commonly discussed topic in consumer behavior. Its that feeling one gets after making a purchase where they are wondering if they didn't do the right thing. So we ask others, read reviews, look at ads, etc. to reassure ourselves that we made the right purchase decision.
     
  2. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    This thread is cognitive dissonance.
     
  3. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    Thanks for enlightenment first. I was looking for an explanation of it but i didn't know what it is called.

    Try to read this part backward :
    His lyrics are good (Opeth's lyrics are awesome) => Mike is so talented
    Watershed is awesome & It is an Opeth album = Opeth is a good band.

    At least, that's the way that made me think that Opeth are good (although with an other album lol)
     
  4. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    I just merely thought...

    That song sounds good! => Opeth wrote that song => Opeth wrote at least one good song.

    Sounds more logical.
     
  5. Hedon-

    Hedon- vic firth 2b

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    you should really consider the fact that if watershed wasnt released by opeth but by some other band (theoretically speaking) most of the people praising it here would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever say its that good
     
  6. Words of Credence

    Words of Credence Silent Hill lurker

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    lol, +1
     
  8. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    A good hypothetical application, despite being impossible since Opeth blows right?
     
  9. {-sapob-}

    {-sapob-} Member

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    Its insulting, to say you only like watershed because its opeth.
    It suggests opeth to be a brand name or coorporation.
    Im sure if opeth were my band, and i read this i would be a little taken back.
     
  10. Anesthetize

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    On the contrary, I feel that if some random band had put out Watershed, it would be very highly praised.
     
  11. HemeHaci

    HemeHaci Ken Masters

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    ^very true.
    Consider an underground band to put out Watershed. It would be a breaking point for them.
     
  12. Anesthetize

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    @Hedon-

    Your argument leads me to believe that you think Watershed is a horrid piece of work, entirely without artistic merit, if you think the only reason anyone likes it is because Opeth released it, when really, it's just viewed (generally speaking) as a flawed piece of art put forth by a band who typically exceeds expectations. My own squabbles with Watershed aside, it is by no means a bad record, and had some other band put it out instead of Opeth (especially were it a debut album) I do believe I'd be shitting bricks. The problem is with comparison, not content.
     
  13. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    You read my mind.. i have already said that to my friends, Watershed is awesome (IMFO) but if it was written by another band it would be FUCKING GREAT and i would have a high respect toward it.
     
  14. Hedon-

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    nah i dont think watershed is shit i just know people force themselves to like it more than they should
     
  15. wut wut

    wut wut ROADS ICY ROADS

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    Not really. I don't care for the Damnation record, despite it being Opeth. I don't like Orchid or Morningrise. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
     
  16. Nasty-Fire

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    Some guys really transpose (cast) their own point of view to the whole community. It's ridiculous. They just don't get that some people are able to like what they don't, for them it's just impossible and they're obviously unable to reason.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I have to agree wholeheartedly with you.
     
  18. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    Why hating to say that you agree with someone who's right heh. ;)
     
  19. Anesthetize

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    I don't think that's the case at all. If that were true, why would so many people be bashing it? I don't understand where you're coming from with this. I mean yeah, the idea makes sense, but I don't see that it applies here at all. Have you even read what people have said about the album?
     
  20. Hedon-

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    yeah of course like when a guy says "i think the reverse part in HP is actually good, i like it!"


    classic case of cognitive dissonance!!
     

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