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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Postulate, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Got opinions on them? I have avoided them for a long time because I have seen alt rock as deviating from the torch-bearing of rock's legacy or whatever you want to call it. Ever since I was a kid my idols were Kansas, Styx, etc. so I saw stuff like Muse and Nirvana as not only breaking the tradition of good rock music but just being generally utter shit in their own right. (I still think they are)

    But I listened to OK Computer and damn, I'm conflicted. I liked it. But it's so...whiny? Pretentious? I feel like I shouldn't like this music. But really, it shares so many elements with progressive rock/metal, including my favorite bands, Fates Warning and King Crimson (OK Computer and APSoG were released in the same year, and Thrak was released two years earlier I think). So yeah...I think I'm having a musical existential crisis. :Smug:

    Anyway enough about that, what are your opinions on Radiohead? Good, shit, indifferent?

    If you can't tell, I've had a lot of time on my hands these past couple weeks.
     
  2. CantoX

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    Don't like them. I learned one of their songs for my friend whos a drummer who wanted to play that song. Heard maybe 2 or 3 of their songs but nothing clicks with me.
     
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    They are good, but too depressive so I generally steer away from their stuff. If you listen to OK Computer every day for a week, you just might end up committing suicide!:rolleyes:
     
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    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    ArtDecade Ghost of Perdition

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    I am interested in the textures and sounds that they create, but that doesn't always add up to a good song or even good music. As far as I am concerned, they have created a series of interesting moments but rarely do I feel the need to keep digging into their work.
     
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    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

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    You bore me.
     
  8. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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  9. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    harsh, but okay then, i guess i have my answer, lol
     
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    I generally don't go in for those kinds of tunes, but they have some pretty killer shit. I like a lot of what I've heard, just haven't got around to checking out more yet.
     
  11. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    I like Radiohead, but they're painfully over-popular.
     
  12. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    You should check out Oceansize and Pineapple Thief instead.
     
  13. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    everything Marillion has made that sounds Radiohead'ish is better than Radiohead
     
  14. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    that's because Marillion effing owns.
     
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    I like the song Weakness by Opeth, and it kinda sounds Radiohead-ish (except better).
     
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    ElvenShadow Guilty Gear

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    its funny cuz Damnation is my favorite Opeth album and Weakness is the only song on the album I dont like
     
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    ToastedOveries Stranger in the night

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    You shouldn't be put off any band just because their popular, that said, im not a fan of Radiohead at all. I don't think their particually overrated, its just that i personally couldn't listen to a whole album, but maybe i should give their stuff another listen.
     
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    Wander 10+2=6

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    I don't put bands off, because they are popular. I just stated my opinion.

    Just to clear that up.
     
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    ArtDecade Ghost of Perdition

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    That being said, their fans can be a bit defensive whenever you don't worship at Radiohead's alter...
     
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    NegativeVolume The Unemployed Wonder

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    I love the Radiohead. I'm a fan of the British rock stuff that we see here in America. Radiohead, Coldplay, Muse - love the stuff.

    Radiohead has a wonderful skill to create layers upon layers and just have them all flow together quite well. The sounds, the chemistry of the band, the droning vocals all flow well together for them. To be completely honest, OK Computer is probably one of my favorite albums from end to end. Each time I listen to it, I zone out and just enjoy the ride.

    If you enjoy it, do it. There's nothing wrong with enjoying music.
     

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