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>wizard rock


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>Drone Metal


this one made me literally lol


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My music listening new years resolution this year was to listen to all of the Frank Zappa albums that were released during his lifetime.

As I write this post, I am currently listening to Joe's Garage. It has been amazing to see the transformation of his music from the first releases until now while maintaining a coherency over the whole body of work.

What are your favorite Zappa albums and songs?

Are any of the posthumous albums worth checking out?

What is with Frank's obsession with sexual deviants?
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Today I finished listening to You Are What You Is. I felt that this was his most 'classical' of all of the albums thus far. It was not because of the genre of the music, or the timbres used, actually it was pretty straight forward pop rock in that regard. What made it 'classical' was the careful details in the arranging and the surprising ways that sections of music may be prolonged.

Lyrically, it still spends much of its time on sexual deviance, which to me does not seem like parody anymore, but an explicit statement of Zappa's preferences. Zappa also spends some time lambasting religion in a way that may have been novel at the time, but is pretty tame by today's standards.

None of the songs on this album are instant favorites for me, but they are all high quality. There are very few sections of improvised material.

I would give this album an 8/10 and recommend it for anyone interested in Zappa.


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Today I listened to Francesco Zappa. Recently I had been getting to the point in his discography where he was beginning to make orchestral albums more frequently. Honestly those have been putting me to sleep. I thought this album was going to be one of those, but it was something quite different.

Apparently Frank heard that there was a baroque composer with a similar name, Francesco Zappa. It turned out that Francesco's work was pretty good, but only existed in the dusty archives of a college library. So, he decided to publish the work and make a recording of it.

This album is the baroque music of Francesco Zappa arranged on a synclavier. I have always enjoyed baroque music, especially some of the less popular stuff as it can be a bit surprising. Francesco Zappa's music is quite nicely written and the synclavier orchestration gives it a bit of a 'Switched on Bach' feel. As of recent this has been one of my more enjoyable Zappa listens. I might even put this on again later while I am relaxing at home.


This >>31294 is a good starting point, but if you're on the fence about his humor, Hot Rats is also a great place to dive in.

Lather is posthumous, long but has some great shit on it


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Today I got around to Jazz From Hell. This is the third synclavier heavy album in a row and the synclavier is beginning to get on my nerves. I also noticed that there are a lot of live albums towards the end of his discography. I am skipping those.

I would be curious to know if any of the people who are into more experimental music have ever listened to Jazz From Hell or Does Humor Belong In Music. Jazz from hell is especially "experimental" and has a proto-IDM feel about it.

>Jazz From Hell


>Lather is posthumous, long but has some great shit on it

I'll give it a shot. By now I am getting pretty tired of his music in general. Most of his late discography seems to be focused on his more classical side, which so far I dont find that interesting. If I check out the posthumous works, I hope they will be more in the vein of rock or showtunes.


I finally made it to Yellow Shark.

I was not terribly impressed by it. There is a famous story about the Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla, that illustrates my feelings about Zappa's classical works.

Piazzolla played in a tango band, but also wanted to be a composer. The most influential composer of his youth was Stravinsky and he wrote many pieces influenced by the works of Stravinsky. At some point he went to study with Nadia Boulanger, the most famous music teacher of that time. She looked at his Stravinsky inspired works and found them pretty dull. He eventually told her about his tango band and she asked him to play her some of that music. Upon hearing his original tango music, she told him that this is where his genius lies and that this should be his focus.

I think that Zappa's classical music is similar. Without his interest in classical music, he would not have made all of the awesome rock music that he did. However, his genius did not lie in classical music, it was in rock music and that is where his focus should have remained.

I find the end of his discography to be fairly boring. It contains many live albums, classical albums, and "experimental" albums. I much prefer the more straightforward rock albums.

also, the music of Piazzolla is work checking out


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Post what you're listening to
Recommend new music to others
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A lot of AC/DC noobs listen to Back in Black and Highway to Hell and then decide to venture further into the Brian Johnson lead albums. This is only logical since they are newer and since he lead Back in Black which is by far their most popular album. The Bon Scott lead albums, however, tend to be a more enjoyable listen and more authentic. Instead of stopping at Highway to Hell, keep going backwards and listen to Let There Be Rock, Powerage, TNT, and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.


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Pretty cool stuff


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Enjoying this alot
quite dark though


Grieg - Piano Concerto

Probably my favorite piano concerto along with the Tchaikovsky


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How do you guys discover new music nowadays? Since LastFM went away it has been tedious for me…
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Here is the old school way. Still works pretty well for me



This looks like fun, going to try this out some day


I follow Youtube most of the time.


Spotify, Youtube, Facebook, and sometimes when I'm on Twitter I discover some cool stuff.

There are enough Facebook and Twitter pages that share all kinds of music, just like a few pages that shares the kind of music you're into, and you've got quite the stuff you can go through, the great thing is going through older posts, since you haven't seen any of their posts so far, every post is a new discovery to find something to your liking :)

The same can also be applied to YouTube channels that do a similiar thing, uploading music onto their channel that all fits in one general direction, be it dubstep, metal, drum 'n' bass, raggae, or whatever.

Spotify has that amazing recommended artists section that gives you (in many cases) about 20 similiar acts to the one you're searching similiar acts to. There's also the Discover Weekly playlist that throws a bunch of recommended artists based on what you have listened to in one playlist that gets changed every week to recommend a new set of artists/songs.

these are my usual methods and they haven't failed me so far.


searching the rbt archive for /mu/ sharethreads (so i don't have to actually read the godawful discussions)

also sometimes youtube channels or mega uploading blogspots

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Get them beats blowing and the rhymes flowing



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haven't listened to them since Demon Days, but I get the impression their new stuff isn't as good. Then again, there was a lot of backlash against Demon Days as well when it came out. Is this worth being hype for? (How) has their style/quality changed?

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>when the last chorus plays


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>working on the last chorus so that you will have this reaction when you finally hear it


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>when the last chorus of the pop song plays and the singer is singing on top of the melody


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>when this happens and the song surprises you with an after-chorus section


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>When you are working on a file and it is going well and you know it is going well because you keep listening to the file over and over again even when you arent working on it.

resurrecting old memes and spoiler text for this post

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Post songs with new jack swing beats

Vid related: Bobby Brown - My Prerogative




tfw basslines are not this funky anymore


>bobby brown - every little step


>bobby brown - humpin around


maybe i need to write a new jack swing piece

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Tapmusic thread? I noticed there's not really one in the catalog.


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Want to hear a joke?

The new Last.fm website. Look at all this missing artwork of new music.

Love that Sunny Day Real Estate album.


That's pretty bad. I've thought about making it so you can upload your own album art for black squares, but that sounds suuuper tedious.

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What dad rock should I be listening to? I am pretty familiar with The Beatles, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd.


I like Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Zappa, early Beefheart, Doors, Gong, Can, Tim Buckley, Velvet Underground and related acts (Lou Reed, John Cale), Jonathan Richman, 13th Floor Elevators, the Deep. I like folk acts like Dylan, Ochs, Donovan too but that's not so much classic rock I guess, but the same ballpark. Can't go wrong with some Creedence Clearwater Revival or Lynyrd Skynyrd or something along those lines either.


The Kinks
The Cure
The Who
Led Zeppelin

>bonus: dad punk

Dead Kennedys
Bad Religion
Black Flag
The Offspring


More in the vein of old school rock stuff, most of this is 70's stuff.

Blue Cheer
Bad Company
Jimi Hendrix
ZZ Top
Ted Nugent
Van Halen
Sammy Hagar
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Dire Straits is 10/10 dad rock.

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