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Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 12:30:56 PM
It's been fun collecting all of these MP3s over the past year and a half that I've been gathering them on this machine... but the time has come to pare them down.

My music folder is nearly 10 GB, and some of these have to go.  My computer total here only has a C drive of 34.1 GB, and there are less than 3 GB remaining, which has raised questions before... like "Hey, what happened to all your space?" to which I smile and shrug as a foreign maid would when you ask them to make sure to clean your blinds for the 20th time.

Sure, I could just back them all up onto CD's and that way I'd never have to think about many of these songs again, but that seems like a cop-out to me.  Plus, I don't like many of these songs.  They just sort of piggybacked their way on here along with otherwise respectable albums.

I also could do all this quietly and without fanfare, but I figured why not have some fun with it and watch some of you cringe as I decapitate your favorite songs from my list.  

It will be done thusly:

-I've loaded all 1924 songs into Windows Media Player.  These songs do not include CD's I have at home (although some of these songs are here from being ripped off those CD's).  

-I am going to listen to them in Title order.  I have scientifically determined that this is the best way to do it, so that I can listen to each song on its own merits, rather than mentally rating it the weakest off an album and lopping it without proper cause.

-Any that I determine do not make the cut will be rated as 1 star... at the end of the experiment, I will determine whether or not to delete the songs at that time, or give them one more go.... feedback from the audience may influence my decisions.

-I'll list each song as we go, and post comments as appropriate.  Feedback and audience participation is encouraged.

-The goal is to cut about 40% of the library altogether... though realistically, I think the 25% range is far more likely.

I like creating these little story type of posts, and now that Football Manager's career has died for me, and online poker at work is out due to time constraints, this is the idea I've come up with.  It's either this or another tournament, and I don't really want to do another effin' tourney.

Thanks to Austin Powers, and Juliana by extension, for my sub-header on the topic.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 12:33:07 PM
We'll kick it off after my lunch break.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 12:34:06 PM
First track to go: Snooker Loopy.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Bronzetree on October 18, 2006, 12:39:31 PM
Man, I've been wanting to do something like this for a few years with just my CD collection, to weed out the weak stuff I'll never listen to again. I'd planned to listen to every CD in alphabetical order and dump them as I saw fit. But I'm a terrible procrastinator, so I doubt I'll ever get around to it.

Kudos to you for going on a song by song basis. I'm way behind the times in that I only maybe have a few discs from my collection saved onto my computer, so I could never do this the way you plan to.

Can't wait to see where this goes.
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Post by: Juliana on October 18, 2006, 01:19:08 PM
This is awesome!

I'm excited about this...um, for you!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 01:34:25 PM
*cough*Ripoff!*cough*
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Nate on October 18, 2006, 02:03:56 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
*cough*Ripoff!*cough*


Bless you?  :p

Anyhow, I need to do this same thing at some point.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 02:11:08 PM
Ripoff of what, Mr. Smarty Pants?  I'll drive down there and bankrupt the Triangle Soccer Club so quick, you won't even have time to rack up a final play of Crazy Train.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 02:14:43 PM
The Alan Parsons Project was a progressive rock group in the 1980s.

Ass.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 02:15:32 PM
Never mind, I just now realized that Jonathan is quoting Austin Powers to me.  I haven't seen it in years and my mind is going.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: slow-dog on October 18, 2006, 02:20:35 PM
I'm all for the experiment, but you know you can buy a 40G hard drive for $20?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 02:21:35 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The Alan Parsons Project was a progressive rock group in the 1980s.

Allow myself to introduce...myself. My name is Richie Cunningham, and this is my wife, Oprah.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 02:27:55 PM
Quote from: "slow-dog"
I'm all for the experiment, but you know you can buy a 40G hard drive for $20?


Some of these songs do not deserve to be saved on any hard drives anywhere, let alone mine.

And if you have a cheap DVD-RW deal to send my way, that'd be good too because mine just died recently.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 02:32:53 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Never mind, I just now realized that Jonathan is quoting Austin Powers to me.  I haven't seen it in years and my mind is going.

I was starting to worry about you.

At least I don't have to worry about Dan.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
Underline means the song has been selected for deletion.

First 10 songs:

1,000,000 – REM
2+2=5 – Radiohead
2nd Ave, 11 AM – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
5 Years – Bjork
5/4 – Gorillaz
6 days – DJ Shadow
7 Chinese Bros. – REM
9-9 – REM
9-9 (live) – REM

10 AM Automatic – The Black Keys

Clearly, between 9-9 and 9-9 (live) we had our first candidates as I don't need both.  5/4 came close to being the first to get a thumbs down… but I was benevolent.   Ultimately, both versions of 9-9 got the axe, as I have the CD at home and REM has about 20 other early jangly songs that are better than this.  Listening to the live version just reinforced the song's mediocrity for me.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 02:51:52 PM
Personally, I would have kept 6 Days and 10 AM Automatic.  Maybe the Radiohead.  The rest... I'd axe them all!
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Post by: rva on October 18, 2006, 03:11:17 PM
I would not delete 9-9 if it's part of Murmur.  Sometimes I want to listen to that album, and I can't see listening to that album without 9-9.  If you don't have all of Murmur on there and 9-9's just a stray single then I'd delete it too.  It has no value as a single.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 03:22:53 PM
I have Murmur at home to listen to if I so wish.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 03:23:50 PM
11-20:

10:1 – Rogue Wave
10:15 Saturday Night – The Cure
The 12 Days of Xmas – Bob & Doug McKenzie
13 Months in 6 Minutes – The Wrens
15 Minutes – The Strokes
16 Military Wives – The Decemberists
16, Maybe Less – Iron & Wine/Calexico
19-2000 – Gorillaz
22 – Magneta Lane
24 – Jem

15 Minutes… *yawn*.  Indicative of that whole release as far as I’m concerned.  I was very high on Magneta Lane when I first got that album, now it bores me, to be honest.  That song in particular.  I had to pause and listen to the Iron & Wine/Calexico song, but it was good.  No ax there.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 03:27:00 PM
Oftentimes I've thought about burning the random songs (read: songs I "accumulated" over the years that I don't have the physical CD for) on my hard drive to DVDs and then doing what you're doing.

But who are we kidding?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 03:50:42 PM
four tracks out of twenty. You'll have to speed up the chopping block to hit that 40% mark.
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Post by: Nate on October 18, 2006, 03:52:31 PM
Yeah, at this point, if I lose them, I'd be a little sad, but I have no interest in going back and redownloading everything I've also "accumulated" if that took place.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 03:56:08 PM
21-30:

40 Ft – Franz Ferdinand
138th Street – The Walkmen
1000BPM – Beck
12:51 – The Strokes
Acid 8000 – Fatboy Slim
Across the Universe – Fiona Apple
Act Nice and Gentle – Black Keys
Act of the Apostle Pt. 1
& Pt. 2 – Belle & Sebastian
Aeroplane Blues – Black Keys

12:51 doesn’t quite make the cut… the song doesn’t even sound like it’s mixed right, unless they meant for the synth to completely overpower every other aspect of the song.

Acid 8000 starts out slow, but I enjoyed it enough to not ax it.  

Across the Universe… I guess if I really want a cover version of it, I should just get Rufus Wainwright’s version.  This one almost put me to sleep.  I remember first hearing it and thinking how good it was.  Times change, people eat.  Goodbye, Fie-owna.

I like Act of the Apostle Pt. 1… but Pt. 2 was dangerously close to getting cut… so I decided to keep them both rather than lose them both because I didn’t think it would make sense to have one and not the other.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 04:10:25 PM
Oh, just cut it. It's not like they're really two parts of the same song - to me, they're mostly two songs with the same name.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 04:13:10 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Oh, just cut it.


Hey, watch the sassmouth Mister.  I'll pull these message boards over.  I'll do it, I swear to God!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 04:13:37 PM
31-35:

Aftermath – REM
Afternoon Sisters – Air
Ageless Beauty – Stars
Ages of You – REM
The Air Near My Fingers – White Stripes

It pains me to cut ANY REM song, but Aftermath is too typical of their last 2 albums: Bland and unremarkable in any discernible way.

Stars is quite an underrated band AFAIC, however I remember seeing a video for the song that’s playing here.  It’s “Reunion”, not Ageless Beauty.  Oops.  So, we cut short so I can fix the files.  Turns out it's just these 2 that have their names swip-swapped.  Ageless Beauty is a very good song.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 04:32:35 PM
AFAIC?
All Farts Are Indeed Cunts?
Ageless Fools Act Incontrollably Courteous?
Artfully Forging An Indian Cat?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 18, 2006, 05:01:25 PM
AFAIC = As Far As I'm Concerned

Between the library and a bit torrent site I use I've accumulated a massive amount of stuff I'll never listen to.  I'd never get around to doing this to pare it down though.

I did manage to go through my iTunes and listen to every song with a 0 play count a year or two ago.  I've built up quite a few more since then however.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: rva on October 18, 2006, 05:20:07 PM
Ageless Beauty is a much better song with a much better video.  Just thought I'd add that.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: slow-dog on October 18, 2006, 06:33:53 PM
Just get rid of everything REM--anything worthwhile you probably own the actual CD of, and you're not going to listen to them (do people still listen to REM?) anyway, so it's not a big deal to get out the CD when you're drunk and think it's 1989 again.
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Post by: Rafe on October 18, 2006, 06:35:19 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
First track to go: Snooker Loopy.

Agreed. Song of the morning? What the fuck is wrong with your hearing, Bu'uh? In this particular case, I think your musical tastebuds need dousing in napalm.

On reading your choices so far, the only one I'd miss would be 9-9, but you've already answered that one. However, I'm not the expert, because all my music is hard-copy. Yes, I'm one of those "don't download, because.....um" wankers. Pinko bastard, I know.

Great idea for a thread, though. I'm looking forward to trawling through the list!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: rva on October 19, 2006, 12:43:40 AM
I just put all my crap in Oboe Music Locker.  

That way I can enjoy less-than-CD quality 192 kbps streams of already less-than-CD quality .mp3's wherever I have internet access.  And if I ever lose my music, it would only take me a mere 260 hours of downloading to restore it to my hard drive.  IF mp3tunes.com doesn't go bankrupt, or decides to TOS me based on some quasi-legal bootlegs I have stored, or they don't get shut down themselves for the thousands of legally shaky DL's available on their sideload service, or don't just decide to screw me over via some random reason or technical glitch.  All this for just $40 a year!!!

It really is a great concept, though.  If you have Tivo 2, you can stream music through your tv/stereo via a free interface, so there's no need to buy an iPod or home stereo streaming device.  You also have full access to your collection at work.  When I was at a conference last week, I ran the service through my laptop.  You can also stream through a Nokia 770.  

The sideload feature is also pretty cool.  If you come across a free song on the web, you can "sideload" it directly to your Music Locker.  The sideload.com site then makes a note of that link, which means that other users can search sideload for songs and similarly DL them to their lockers.  The only problem is the sideload search and browse capability sucks, and half the songs are from music blogs of questionable legality.  There's no one at mp3tunes.com making sure it's legit.

I just wish someone I trusted a bit more (Bill Nguyen, are you listening?) would get into this.  Instead of mailing CD's, the central server that tracks the songs in my locker could just delete my album "token" and assign it to someone else for nominal fee, while making sure the artist gets their share.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 12:50:23 AM
Wait, so are Oboe Music Locker and mp3tunes.com the same thing?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: rva on October 19, 2006, 02:37:12 AM
Yeah.  The product is called "Obie Music Locker" and the website is mp3tunes.com.

It's owned by the same guy who used to own mp3.com, and got sued (and lost) for a similar concept with my.mp3.com.  What my.mp3.com was essentially store CD's in a giant database.  If you had a legit copy of the CD you could put the CD in your drive and beam data from that CD to their database and then you'd get access to that CD online in your music locker.

From a certain standpoint, it made sense.  The user got access to their CD online, but ONLY if they owned it.  Problem was (and I agree with this) that everytime someone accessed their library they were essentially using mp3.com's copy.  So in essence they bought one copy of the CD and then charged people to listen to their copy-- yes, the people had to own it first but still they didn't have license to broadcast it.  They only had rights for only personal use and backup just like I do.

The trick to this new version is that the each file is separately saved and stored instead of coming from a central database.  The music I stream from Music Locker is mine, therefore if it's illegal it's my responsibility.  And unlike say, Youtube, only I can access my own files.  They're simply providing a place for me to store and access my files, just like google or any ISP does when they give you space on their server.

Eventually, I think someone will get the labels' permission to do what my.mp3.com tried to do in the first place.  It's much more efficient to store just one copy instead of 5,000 and users are going to start to demand this type of portability.  The labels will just want to take their chunk out of the arrangement and make sure their rights are protected.

It could work out for both sides, kind of like how iTunes is a compromise. Only it will take someone with clout and who is trustworthy to get the buy-in from all sides.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 02:49:02 AM
Someone like Bill Nyugen, right? ;)

I don't know that he has the clout, yet, but he seems to be working on it.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 07:45:29 AM
Quote from: "slow-dog"
Just get rid of everything REM--anything worthwhile you probably own the actual CD of, and you're not going to listen to them (do people still listen to REM?) anyway, so it's not a big deal to get out the CD when you're drunk and think it's 1989 again.


This made me laugh and think at the same time.  It was like an episode of Who's the Boss?.

I will probably be more likely to cut the REM songs now because of your witty off the cuff remark.  Honestly, I bet about 1/20th of the library is REM stuff, most of which I am not in love with, but just have because they're my favorite.  Well, next to Radiohead.
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Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 08:30:02 AM
Wow, that's a lot of REM.  Seriously, I didn't know that they had that much stuff out there.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 08:47:28 AM
36-50:
 
Airbag – Radiohead
Airbag (cover) – RJD2
Alan is a Cowboy Killer – McLusky
Alanson, Crooked River – Sufjan Stevens
Alarm Call – Bjork
All Alone – Gorillaz
All for Swinging You Around – New Pornographers
All Good Naysayers, Speak Up!.... – Sufjan Stevens
All Hands Against His Own – Black Keys
All Hands and the Cook – Walkmen
All Hands on the Bad One (Live) – Sleater-Kinney
All I Need – Air
All is a Game – Nada Surf
All is Full of Love – Bjork
All Mine – Portishead

The RJD2 version of Airbag is not that bad, but if I want to listen to it, I’ll probably just stick with the original.

Alanson is gone, it’s a 1:18 piano solo which is fairly drab.  The other SS song doesn’t do much for me either.  I probably never should’ve bothered downloading that album, to be honest…. The Michigan one, I mean.

The Walkmen song is borderline.  It starts off interestingly enough, but then the vocals start out barking even louder and more incoherently than normal for them.  It ends up hopefully enough, but do I ever want to hear this song again?  Not really.  

I like the SK song… it actually starts to make me wonder why I’ve never attempted to listen to a full album of theirs.  I don’t know.  But I do know that this version of it sounds like it was recorded underwater, through a tunnel.  Perhaps it’s an audience recorded bootleg from an actual concert.  Perhaps it just didn’t rip properly from its original source.  Either way, it sounds crap, and it’s gone.

I love Bjork… or rather, this album of hers, but this particular song is too… drowsy to do anything for me as a single.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: clemsonfan on October 19, 2006, 08:47:45 AM
We're an REM family. REM was one of the things that brought Butter and I together. At least for me REM= lots of memories stirred up about the beginning of our relationship.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 08:58:07 AM
The reason I have so much REM at work is because long ago we bought all of the pre-Out of Time REM albums.  About 5-6 of them.  I listened to Murmur a few times, and the others maybe once.  Never really had time to listen to them.  So one day at work, I decided I'd just get all these songs onto the computer and listen to them here, since I actually have time for music at work.

Well, now I have 100+ REM songs on here, I'm fairly certain.  Most of which are from that early period that I never listened to much before.  I have a few selected tracks from later, and their latest album "Around the Sun" as well.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 09:31:41 AM
51-60:
 
All Neon Like – Bjork
All Sewn Up – Longwave
All Systems Red – Calexico
All the Money or the Simple Life Honey – Dandy Warhols
All the Pretty Girls Go to the City – Spoon
All the Right Friends – REM
All the Way – Ladytron
All Things – Splashdown
All We Have is Now – The Flaming Lips
All White - …Trail of Dead

The Calexico song teetered on the edge of detonation, but about the 2:30 mark that song starts to kick ass.  So it stays.

I sorta like The Dandy Warhols song… or at least I feel like I should like it.  But my toe doesn’t tap or anything.

The Spoon song sounds like the piano is being played by someone from a 6th grade recital.  But I caught myself singing along (to myself) which is a good sign.

Early REM = cut.  Blame it on slow-dog.

I fully expected to dump the Splashdown song, but I enjoyed it.  So many of these songs I am surprised to find that I’ve never really LISTENED to before.  I find that I’m finding more reasons to keep songs than I am to delete them.  Which will probably keep me from reaching 40%.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 09:35:38 AM
Funny, because, to me, the pre-Out of Time stuff is the stuff worth listening to.

I don't even have anything from that album forward on my computer.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 09:39:42 AM
No Automatic for the People?  No Monster?  No New Adventures in Hi-Fi?  None?
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Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 09:47:02 AM
Nope. Nope. Nope.

Monster is where for my money, to borrow a tired, played-out phrase, R.E.M. jumped the shark.

Automatic has some decent stuff, but also some dross. Too much dross for me to rip the CD.

Eh, much like with you, I haven't really listened to all that much R.E.M. on my computer lately. But I might want to at some point, so I should be prepared.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 09:52:15 AM
Quote from: "Butter"

All the Money or the Simple Life Honey – Dandy Warhols

I sorta like The Dandy Warhols song… or at least I feel like I should like it.  But my toe doesn’t tap or anything.


Really? My toe does tap do it. I don't think I would have cut it. Unless I was feeling spiteful towards Courtney Taylor for being a self-absorbed ass.

Yeah, you're not going to make it to 40%, unless you start cutting them ten at a time or something.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 10:08:05 AM
61-70:

Almost Forgot Myself – Doves
Alone Again Or – Calexico
Alone in Kyoto – Air
Alpha Beta Gaga – Air
Aluminum – White Stripes
Always After You (‘Til You Started After Me) – Walkmen
Always Love – Nada Surf
Ambition – Doves
American Dreaming – Dead Can Dance
Amsterdam – Coldplay

Alone in Kyoto would be good if I want to fall asleep at high speed on I-75.  I don’t.

The weird amp sound at the beginning of Aluminum always throws me.  The feedback is annoying.  I like the vibe of the song, but the NOISE does it in.

The Walkmen song sounds ambitious, but it just doesn’t work.  It’s sorta punk, sorta loud, and sorta crappy.

Ambition doesn’t work for me as most Doves songs do.  It’s an ethereal sound, but it lacks emotion.  Cut.

I got the live version of this one DCD song I have… I always have to crank the volume on it to hear anything, and usually by the time I realize what it is and turn it up, it’s half over.  I should probably get an actual copy of it, because I always liked this song.

Chris Martin, your singing style gets on my nerves when you try to strip it down to a piano and your voice.  See: Amsterdam.  It almost picks up at the end enough, but I just couldn't stop Arte Johnson from hitting the gong in time.  Sorry.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 10:47:09 AM
Six out of ten. Ouch.

Either you're getting tougher or random distribution patterns just put a bunch of non-standout tracks in that group of ten.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 10:53:16 AM
71-80:

AMTV – Ladytron
Analyse – Thom Yorke
Anchor – Cave-In
And it Rained All Night – Thom Yorke
And Then You Kissed Me – Cardigans
Andvari – Sigur Ros
Angel – Massive Attack
Angela – John Vanderslice
The Anointed One – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Another Breakfast With You – Ladytron

That Cardigans album “Long Gone Before Daylight” had some highlights.  But mostly not.  I miss the old Cardigans “Life” and “First Band on the Moon” era sound.

I think my Sigur Ros phase is over.  I just can’t CONCENTRATE on the music like they need me to.  This is a perfect album to have on an airplane with your eyes closed.  Me, I’m always doing something while I’m listening to music, so I just can’t have it be this subtle.  Most of the time.

Not feeling very happy this morning.  Vanderslice, Leo, and Ladytron did not entertain me, they’re gone.  Maybe not a good idea to cut stuff based on mood, but this is the method chosen, so I’ll live with it.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: whigsgeek on October 19, 2006, 10:54:22 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Funny, because, to me, the pre-Out of Time stuff is the stuff worth listening to.


Yeah, I don't listen to any post-Document R.E.M.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 11:16:49 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
That Cardigans album “Long Gone Before Daylight” had some highlights.  But mostly not.  I miss the old Cardigans “Life” and “First Band on the Moon” era sound.

I think my Sigur Ros phase is over.  I just can’t CONCENTRATE on the music like they need me to.  This is a perfect album to have on an airplane with your eyes closed.  Me, I’m always doing something while I’m listening to music, so I just can’t have it be this subtle.  Most of the time.


I know exactly what you mean about the Cardigans. Although Gran Turismo is pretty damn good, and has my two favorite Cardigan songs on it.

I don't think my Sigur Ros phrase ever begun. If I'm in the mood for Icelandic songsmiths, I'll put on some Sugarcubes or Bjork.

Bonus fun Sigur Ros fact: The drummer, Orri,  is listed in the Icelandic phone book as "Orri Páll Dýrason, janitor", although he has never had this occupation. Orri's wife is listed as "janitor's wife".
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 11:32:00 AM
Gran Turismo sort of bridged the gap between the 2 eras.  It had some good songs on it, but they did not sound like The Cardigans used to.  With the album I mentioned, they went even further to just straight ahead, bland pop as opposed to the happy, upbeat sound they used to have.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 11:40:41 AM
81-90:

Another Day – Air
Another Flavour – The Sundays
Another Love Song – Queens of the Stone Age
Another One Goes By – Walkmen
Another Pearl – Badly Drawn Boy
Another Sunny Day – Belle & Sebastian
Another Sweet Summer’s Night on Hammer Hill – Jens Lekman
Anticipation – Blonde Redhead
Anyone Else But You – Moldy Peaches
Anytime – My Morning Jacket

Badly Drawn Boy was close to getting cut, but I decided I liked the guitar riff in the song enough to want to listen to it again sometime.

That Jens Lekman album was mostly a suggestion I took from Metacritic.com… it’s good some good songs on it, just this is not one of them.  This song’s instrumentation is so spare, at times you can’t tell if he’s playing anything, or if they just accidentally picked up some sessions in another studio that he’s singing along with.

OK, this Moldy Peaches song… I have 2 comments on.  It’s not being cut just because I get a smile out of it every once in a while.
1.   I posted the “up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-start” line as my signature on another message board once… and was promptly criticized because “that was not the correct cheat code”.  Fuck off, I thought.
2.   The part where she talks about shaking a turd out of the bottom of your pants is almost enough to turn me against them… but not quite.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 11:51:55 AM
That is the correct cheat code though.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 11:55:31 AM
Yeah, I thought it was, too.

I was never a big Contra player, though. You'd have to ask my brother.
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Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 12:01:25 PM
I used it in Life Force to get 99 guys.  That game was sweet.
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Post by: Dan on October 19, 2006, 12:04:36 PM
I was a big Contra player.  And yes, that's the right code.  Unless you wanted to have two players, and then you add a "select" before hitting start.  In Contra, you got thirty players with it.  

In later games, Konami knew that people would instantly try it, so if you did the cheat code it would do something negative to you...like one life or something.  I think the repercussions varied based on the game.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on October 19, 2006, 12:10:26 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Orri's wife is listed as "janitor's wife".

Don't leave us in suspense... had she ever held that occupation?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 12:24:17 PM
91-100:

Apocalypse Please – Muse
Apologies to Insect Life – British Sea Power
Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon – Flaming Lips
The Archer – Splashdown
Are You a Hypnotist? – Flaming Lips
Are You on My Side – Rogue Wave

Armagideon Time – The Clash
Armies Walk – Nada Surf
Around the Sun – REM

Around the World – Daft Punk

Anyone with thoughts about British Sea Power?

33 out of 100 early on, still short of my goal.  I even got a little tough and cut Are You a Hypnotist and Around the Sun against my better judgment.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 12:37:58 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Orri's wife is listed as "janitor's wife".

Don't leave us in suspense... had she ever held that occupation?


Presumably, no. But I guess she could have been married before.
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Post by: Dan on October 19, 2006, 01:04:40 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Orri's wife is listed as "janitor's wife".

Don't leave us in suspense... had she ever held that occupation?

I think I saw that porno once.

Quote from: "Butter"
Anyone with thoughts about British Sea Power?

I love "Carrion." But this song...I never really dug it except the one time I saw it live. It was good then, but certainly one I wouldn't keep.  FWIW, I still have it on my machine.
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Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 01:20:03 PM
101-110:

Artistic Condition – Magneta Lane
As Sure as the Sun – BRMC
The Ascent of Man – REM
Ashes of American Flags – Wilco
Ask – The Smiths
Ask Me Anything – The Strokes
Astronaut – Ass Ponys
At Last – Neko Case
At the Dept. of Forgotten Songs – Jens Lekman
Atmosphere – Joy Division

So, was Jeff Tweedy suffering from heroin withdrawal in the movie “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” when he goes into the bathroom and claims to have always suffered from bad anxiety attacks that caused him to vomit a lot?  Or was he shooting up in the stall?  Or was he telling the truth?  Or am I the only one who saw that?

Something about Neko Case on Fox Confessor Brings the Flood compels me to listen every time I hear her voice.  Is it the “echo” quality they added to her voice and the guitars in many of the songs?  I don’t know.  

OK, it took me 5 tries to listen to Atmosphere, because people kept poking their head in my office and calling me.  I got 3 phone calls in 10 minutes, which is a New Office Record for me.  Look people, I’m on a quest here!  No time for you!
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Post by: Kwyjibo on October 19, 2006, 01:42:14 PM
You're not being kind to the Strokes and not really making any excuses.  Are you sure you ever liked them to begin with?
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Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 01:47:41 PM
Their last album was almost total crap.  All of these are from it, so far I believe.
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Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 01:51:17 PM
Ouch.  Poor Flaming Lips.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on October 19, 2006, 01:55:13 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Ouch.  Poor Flaming Lips.

Why?  He kept the song from Yoshimi and is shit canning the song from the newer album, which is a complete turd that they didn't even bother to try and polish.
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Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 01:57:30 PM
Is Hypnotist new?
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Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 01:59:23 PM
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
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Post by: Butter on October 19, 2006, 02:18:18 PM
OK, no fight.  Actually, Are You a Hypnotist? is from Yoshimi.  Just don't feel the need to hear it as a single.

111-120:

Atoms for Peace – Thom Yorke
Atrocity Exhibition – Joy Division
Attack of the Ghost Riders – Raveonettes
Auctioneer (Another Engine) – REM
Auf Achse – Franz Ferdinand
Auto Pilot – QotSA
Automatic Stop – Strokes
Autosuggestion – Joy Division

Avalanche Rock – The Avalanches
Aveda – Hot Hot Heat

Avalanche Rock is one of those :23 songs that squeeze into the Avalanches album… really, what that track is asking me is “do you want to trash this whole album, because if you throw this one away the transitions won't make sense anymore?”  Smarting as I am still from the Torturethon, I guess I'm not ready to trash it completely.

The Hot Hot Heat sound has worn off on me as well.  This song is far from a standout from Make Up the Breakdown.  Bye.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on October 19, 2006, 02:18:58 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Is Hypnotist new?

*eyes cast downward*No, dear.  You're right, dear.  Sorry, dear.*shuffles feet*
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Post by: Juliana on October 19, 2006, 02:27:20 PM
Yeah, that's right beyotch.
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Post by: Dan on October 19, 2006, 02:59:13 PM
Wow. Someone's trained well.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 19, 2006, 10:41:34 PM
It's all about keeping the domestic bliss.
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 09:01:59 AM
* - now indicates I’m rating the song with 5 stars… since I am actually rating each one of these songs.

121-130:

*Awake – BRMC
*Bachelorette – Bjork
Back to the Life – Spoon
*Backdrifts – Radiohead
The Bagman’s Gambit – Decemberists
Ball and Biscuit – White Stripes
Ballad of a Comeback Kid – New Pornographers
Ballad of the Sin Eater – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Bandages – Hot Hot Heat
Bandwagon – REM

I suffered through Ball and Biscuit just to see if I still hated it.  Yes, I do.  Also, The Bagman’s Gambit was also over 7 minutes long… so I could almost take a smoke break there.

I’m a big New Pornographers fan, but this song just seemed like a mish-mash of about 5 other of their songs which are all about 8 times better than Ballad.
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 09:38:46 AM
131-140:

Banquet – Bloc Party
Bathroom Girl – Air
*Be Mine – REM
Be My Number Two – Joe Jackson
Beanbag Chair – Yo La Tengo
The Beast and Dragon, Adored – Spoon
Beautiful Feeling – PJ Harvey
The Beautiful Occupation – Travis
Beautiful Son – Cave-In
Beauty – Ladytron

Now’s the time to really find out if I dislike the Bloc Party CD or if I just never really gave it a chance.  Banquet = Strike 1.

Still not sure why I bothered to rip that Joe Jackson song onto my hard drive.  I like a song of his here and there, but most of his 2 disc greatest hits is not good.  This one is puzzling.  I would love to know what I was thinking.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 10:34:44 AM
141-150:

The Bees – Belly
Beetlebum – Blur
*Begin the Begin – REM
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
The Bends – Radiohead
The Best - …Trail of Dead
Best Foot Forward – DJ Shadow
Better Living Through Chemistry – QotSA
The Better Plan – Magneta Lane
Between Love and Hate – The Strokes


We hit a good patch there, a run of 13 songs without a delete.  I don’t know whether I consider that good or bad.  I guess it’s good.

Bela = bathroom break time.  I love the song at times, other times I can’t stand to wait around 3 minutes for it to get going… still others, I find it boring altogether.

Finally, I ax the Queens of the Stone Age song because I found it dull and overlong at nearly 6 minutes.  Magneta Lane is just blah, and hey, another Strokes song from Room on Fire!  Must mean it’s time to expand the recycle bin.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 11:33:27 AM
151-160:

Bewilder – Badly Drawn Boy
*Bewilderbeast – Badly Drawn Boy
Big Brat – Phantom Planet
Big Exit – PJ Harvey
The Big Fight – Stars
*Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
Biological – Air
*Bird on a Wire – Rogue Wave
Bisbee Blue – Calexico
*Biscuit – Portishead

Some gold in here, but not a-one worth axing.
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Post by: Dan on October 20, 2006, 11:43:59 AM
I love the basslines off that Phantom Planet disc.  But I hate that Bewilderbeast disc. And here you gave it 5 stars.  Hmmm...
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 11:55:06 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
But I hate that Bewilderbeast disc.


It is a bit hit or miss, but some songs really hit... at least for me.  Too bad he really hasn't been able to come close to the same quality since.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 12:13:43 PM
Not only would I be deleting "Bela Lugosi's Dead" from my machine, I'd be deleting it from every other machine I could find.
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 12:35:08 PM
161-170:

*Black and White Town – Doves
Black Cab – Jens Lekman
Black Cadillacs – Modest Mouse
*The Black Hawk War – Sufjan Stevens
Black Heart – Calexico
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
*Black Math – White Stripes
Black Plastic – Ladytron
Black Star – Radiohead
Black Swan – Thom Yorke

I have to say I think Illinois is one of the best albums of the past few years.  Label me pretentious if you will, but I went in listening to that album with nearly a blank slate, as I’d barely heard of the guy.  And I was blown away by most of it.  But he does need to stop the extra long song titles shit.  My iRiver has to scroll over about 10 screens to fit it all in.

Good ol’ Soundgarden.  Makes me want to wear some flannel.

Either I’m in a generous mood today, or today’s songs are way better than yesterday’s.  I can’t tell which… but I’m trying to only 5* songs that I truly think deserve it… and there are a bunch today.

Black Star = BOR-ing.  Black Swan = Not boring.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 12:39:17 PM
Yeah, the extra-long song titles piss me off about as much as "Bela Lugosi's Dead" and going to the dentist.

And you're not pretentious. But Sufjan Stevens is.
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 04:20:28 PM
How do you pronounce "Sufjan" anyway?  Like it looks?  Otherwise?
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Post by: Rafe on October 20, 2006, 04:22:38 PM
I think it's "Soofyan"
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Post by: Dan on October 20, 2006, 04:39:21 PM
Really? I thought it was pronounced "udder crap."




P.S. I like cows.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 04:40:41 PM
Nope, Rafe's right.
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Post by: Buzzstein on October 20, 2006, 07:04:49 PM
Yeah.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 08:31:35 AM
171-180:

Black Tambourine – Beck
Blackout – Muse
Blame it on the Tetons – Modest Mouse
Blankest Year – Nada Surf
The Bleeding Heart Show – New Pornographers
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Blistered Heart – Badly Drawn Boy
Block Rockin’ Beats – Chemical Brothers
The Blood is Love – QotSA
Blown a Wish – My Bloody Valentine

I’ve decided I’m officially sick of Blister.
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Post by: Juliana on October 24, 2006, 09:20:18 AM
Hear Hear.  Or is it Here Here?  Anyway, I couldn't agree more.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 10:19:16 AM
I think it's "Hear Here".
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 10:26:47 AM
I thought I posted 181-190, but I guess not:

*Blue Jeans - Ladytron
Blue Light - Bloc Party
Blue Veins - Raconteurs

The Blues are Still Blue - Belle & Sebastian
Blues from Down Here - TV on the Radio
Body Rap - Badly Drawn Boy
The Body Says No - New Pornographers
Bones - Radiohead
*The Bones of an Idol - New Pornographers
The Boogie Monster - Gnarls Barkley
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Post by: Bronzetree on October 24, 2006, 10:28:49 AM
I got sick of Blister having to watch the cover band I used to work for play it four times a week, every week, for more than a year. That would probably be my Torturethon song if I did one.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 10:34:57 AM
Have to agree with your two five-stars there. Probably would have added "The Blues are Still Blue" to that list as well.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 10:35:19 AM
Sounds fun, listening to the cover band butcher Blister, Scott!  Can't believe you left such a choice post.

191-200:

Bop Scotch – Stereolab
*Born in a Flea Market – Stellastarr
*Bound for the Floor – Local H
Bows and Arrows – Walkmen
Boy in the Well – REM
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side – Smiths
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Boys You Won’t Remember – Wrens
Brandy Alexander – Walkmen
*Break Me Gently – Doves

Another bleh new REM song bites the dust, as does another song that suffers from “I’m sick of hearing it” syndrome (The Cure).  I imagine 6 months from now I won’t be sick of hearing it, but I can probably hold out until the next time it pops up on The Alternative or something.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 10:37:08 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Have to agree with your two five-stars there. Probably would have added "The Blues are Still Blue" to that list as well.


That was close, but B&S doesn't do it for me as much as it probably should.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 10:43:37 AM
"Boy in the Well" just sounds like it should be a crappy, self-indulgent song.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 12:04:56 PM
Stats after 200 songs:
43 5* songs
58 1* songs = 29%

201-210:

*Breaking Us in Two – Joe Jackson
Breath of Water – Cave-In
*Breathe In – Frou Frou
Bridge to Terabithia – Magneta Lane
Bridges, Squares – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Broken Boy Soldier – Raconteurs
Broken Breads – New Pornographers
Broken Drum – Beck
*Broken Plates – Magneta Lane
The Bucket – Kings of Leon

The Frou Frou song makes me wonder why I never tried to listen to more of their stuff.  I have always loved this one song, and the other song they had (coming up later) from the Garden State soundtrack.  Any comments on them?

The 2 cut songs in the middle were a tough call… I worked for a bit in there, and noticed that I replayed each song about 4 times to see if either made an impression.  They didn’t, they’re gone.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 12:12:20 PM
So what are your thoughts on Broken Boy Soldier? Just curious.
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Post by: Dan on October 24, 2006, 12:18:22 PM
Wasn't Bridge to Terabithia a book? Probably a middle-school aged book? What was it about again?
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 12:22:56 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
So what are your thoughts on Broken Boy Soldier? Just curious.


The song sounds like a White Stripes song.  Most of the album sucks, honestly, but this song is reminiscent of when Jack White is on his game.  I like it, but obviously it's not transcendent for me or anything.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 12:25:09 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Wasn't Bridge to Terabithia a book? Probably a middle-school aged book? What was it about again?


It was.  As for what it was about, you can look at wikipedia just as easily as I can.   :)
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 12:26:20 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Wasn't Bridge to Terabithia a book? Probably a middle-school aged book? What was it about again?

Two kids, boy and girl, are friends. In the end, she dies.

Sorry to ruin it.
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Post by: Megs79 on October 24, 2006, 12:42:44 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Wasn't Bridge to Terabithia a book? Probably a middle-school aged book? What was it about again?


Yeah, by Katherine Patterson

A girl and a boy are friends, the girl's a tomboy and the boy is from a poor family and doesn't fit in either.  They find an awesome spot in the woods and they hang out there.  they get in a fight and the boy ends up going to a museum with the art teacher, and it's after a heavy rain, and he finds out when he gets home that the girl died trying to cross a swollen stream going to their spot in the woods.
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Post by: Megs79 on October 24, 2006, 12:44:38 PM
jonathan beat me too it.  dang.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 12:50:08 PM
211-220:

Build it Up, Tear it Down – Fatboy Slim
Building Skyscrapers in the Basement – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

*Building Steam with a Grain of Salt – DJ Shadow
Bukowski – Modest Mouse
Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was – Radiohead
*Burn Baby Burn – Ash
Burn that Broken Bed – Iron & Wine/Calexico
Burn the Witch – QotSA
Burning Hell – REM

Burning Photographs – Ryan Adams

So I guess I’m 10 years late on this DJ Shadow album.  But it is good stuff.

I guess The Bends-era Radiohead is just boring to me compared to their later stuff.  I found myself just dying to skip the rest of Bullet Proof… but I know this album is a favorite of many.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 12:52:31 PM
After visiting the Wikipedia page (on Butter's recommendation) I see that they've remade the movie of Bridge to Terabithia. That's good...I remember watching the original movie in class in the 5th grade and getting pissed off at all the changes between the book and the movie (including the death scene - no, that wasn't important at all!).

I think that's where my hatred of movies that are adaptations of books I've read stems from.
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Post by: Dan on October 24, 2006, 12:58:02 PM
Thanks for info, guys. I still don't remember it, but it sounds like a classic.
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Post by: Megs79 on October 24, 2006, 01:33:52 PM
the new version is going to star a kid from union, ky
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 01:40:49 PM
221-230:

*Bury Me With It – Modest Mouse
*Butter of 69 – Butter08
Butterflies and Hurricanes – Muse
Butterflies are Blue – Magneta Lane
Calculation Theme – Metric
The Calendar Girl – Stars
*California – Rogue Wave
California One Youth and Beauty Brigade – Decemberists
Call it a Day – Raconteurs
Callin Me – The Rapture


How could I not star my namesake?  Had a good run until Jack White had to screw it up.

The new Rapture album… it’s a more straight forward dance album than their last one.  However, there are a few songs on there that are a departure, and most of those are crap.  And some of the straight forward dance songs too are brought down by The Rapture’s inability to come up with better lyrics than "so you think you’re falling in love?"/[something something] "heaven above"… and repeating “I’ve been searching so long” about 8,000 times in one song.  They need some work.  Or to actually sit down and write something that doesn’t sound like an angst-y 11 year old wrote it.
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Post by: Juliana on October 24, 2006, 01:59:22 PM
Do you even like Ted Leo and his merry band of Pharmacists?
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 02:00:39 PM
I thought I did, but he's taking a bath so far, isn't he?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 02:25:28 PM
231-240:

Camel Walk – Southern Culture on the Skids
Camera – REM
Camping Next to Water – Badly Drawn Boy
Can’t Feel a Thing – Longwave
*Can’t Get There from Here – REM
Caramel Prisoner – Air
*Caring is Creepy – The Shins
Carnival in Spain – Magneta Lane
Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) – REM
*Casimir Pulaski Day – Sufjan Stevens

When’s that new Shins album coming out?  I’m wearing out the other 2 lately.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 02:26:41 PM
241:

Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta

This fucker is over 31 minutes long.  Cut on principle alone.  But I am actually in process of listening to it one more time just because I don't want to cheat.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 02:28:54 PM
31 minutes long!

The phrase "self-indulgent crap" is coming to mind for some reason...
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 02:38:01 PM
One can only imagine what the record execs. thought when tMV delivered "Frances the Mute", expecting to build on the success of "De-Loused".  I imagine it was something like "Well, shit."
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: clemsonfan on October 24, 2006, 02:42:45 PM
You are cutting way too many REM songs. It pains me to see you do that.
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Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 02:48:20 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
You are cutting way too many REM songs. It pains me to see you do that.


A lot of these early songs sound similar.  It would be hard to pick them out of a lineup.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 24, 2006, 03:29:27 PM
242-250:

Cat on the Wall – PJ Harvey
*Catapult – Murmur
*Catch the Sun – Doves
*The Caterpillar – Cure
Caterwaul - …Trail of Dead
*Catform – Rogue Wave
Cause a Rockslide – Badly Drawn Boy
A Cautionary Song – Decemberists
Ce Matin La – Air

If you’ve not heard this Rogue Wave CD, you should.  Descended Like Vultures now on sale at Sam Goody’s for $18.99!  Or something.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2006, 04:31:45 PM
Not to worry that you only cut one song out of nine there. 86ing the Mars Volta song certainly freed up enough hard drive space to take up the slack.
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Post by: Nate on October 25, 2006, 01:19:25 AM
Sam Goody is closed, or will soon be closed from what I hear.

But you can always go to FYE, provided they carry SubPop releases and you have $25 in your pocket.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 08:13:28 AM
251-260:

Cease2xist – Ladytron
*The Cedar Room – Doves
Celebration Guns – Stars
*The Celibate Life – Shins
*Cellphone’s Dead – Beck
Cemetary Party – Air
Centre for Holy Wars – New Pornographers
Certain People I Know – Morrissey
Chains of Love – Erasure

Changeling – DJ Shadow

There are a couple of standout tracks on the new Beck CD… Cellphone is one of them.  Other than that, it sounds like a standard issue Beck release.  Perhaps I’ve gotten to the point where he just seems boring now.

Why in God’s name do I have an Erasure song on here?  Better yet would be for someone to tell me why I bought their Greatest Hits CD 10 years ago?  Oh yeah, I had to order 15 CD’s from Columbia House, that’s why.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: clemsonfan on October 25, 2006, 08:35:30 AM
Hey! I like Erasure!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 25, 2006, 08:54:40 AM
Well apparently, you married a man who doesn't.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 09:18:32 AM
261-270:

*Charlotte Sometimes – Cure
A Charming Spell – Splashdown
Charmless Man – Blur
The Cheat is Not Dead – Strong Bad
Cheated Hearts – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Cheating on You – Franz Ferdinand
*Cherry Blossom Girl – Air
*Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
Choke – The Cardigans
Chump Change – New Pornographers

D/L’d that Strong Bad song after hearing it on college radio near home one day, and it cracked me up.  But I don’t follow that website, so it holds only limited appeal.  It’s gone.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 10:53:21 AM
271-280:

Cicatriz ESP – The Mars Volta
Cish Cash – Basement Jaxx
Clap Hands – Beck
*A Classic Arts Showcase - …Trail of Dead
Clementine – Decemberists
Climbing Up the Walls – Radiohead
*Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
The Clock – Thom Yorke
Clocks – Coldplay
Close to Me – Cure

Cicatriz is almost interesting enough to have me not delete it, but it is over 12 minutes long.  I’m patient, but I’m not patient to sit through the 3-4 minutes of quiet noise in the middle of the song.

A CR favorite from the Hong Kong Garden joins Basement Jaxx on Cish Cash… but I still like it and won’t let it go just yet.

Clocks is one of those songs that depending on mood, is one of the best or worst ever created.  Today, I actually could see both sides of that coin, so it lives on.
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Post by: kcneon on October 25, 2006, 11:18:42 AM
Quote from: "Butter"


Clocks is one of those songs that depending on mood, is one of the best or worst ever created.  Today, I actually could see both sides of that coin, so it lives on.



Yay.  It's the frenzy and build up that makes this a good track.  And I know what you mean about the "quiet noise"  - gets boring pretty quickly!  I always thought at some point I'd take the time to edit some of those type of tracks.  But even tho technology has given me the ability to do so, it's also made me lazy.  Or lazier.   ;)
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 11:28:24 AM
Quote from: "kcneon"
I always thought at some point I'd take the time to edit some of those type of tracks.  But even tho technology has given me the ability to do so, it's also made me lazy.  Or lazier.   ;)


It would be so nice to edit the "hidden track" songs... where they put 3 minutes of quiet in there before popping in an extra song for the "loyal fans" or whatever.  But I, like you, am lazy.  Never understood that philosophy, but even more paining are the douchey bands that put in 99 tracks and hide the extra song on track 49 or something, making a "shuffle" of the CD impossible.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 11:29:50 AM
281-290:

*Close to You – Avalanches
Closest (Look Out) – Matt Pond PA
*Clouds Up – Air
C’mere – Interpol
CMYK – Ladytron
Coal to Diamonds – Gossip
Cocoon – Decemberists

Coffee & TV – Blur
Colder than the Coldest Winter – Dandy Warhols
Colony – Joy Division

Interpol, Interpol.  How your 2nd album did disappoint me.  It lacked the catchiness of, say, Franz Ferdinand’s sophomore album, and the immediacy of your first.  I know a lot of people hate them to begin with, but I think there’s potential there… not only the potential to suck, either.

Colder is a spoken word track, easy enough to ax.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: kcneon on October 25, 2006, 11:34:20 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
even more paining are the douchey bands that put in 99 tracks and hide the extra song on track 49 or something, making a "shuffle" of the CD impossible.


It was quasi-cute when the CD format was coming into it's own.  Now it's a joke.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 25, 2006, 01:08:53 PM
291-300:

*Combat Baby – Metric
Come in Alone – My Bloody Valentine
Come on Closer – Jem
Come on Home – Franz Ferdinand
*Come on! Feel the Illinoise – Sufjan Stevens
Come with Us – Chemical Brothers
Comes a Time – Nada Surf
*Coming and Going on Easy Terms – John Vanderslice
*Coming Around – Travis
The Coming of Spring – The Rapture

For months, I thought the Metric song was saying only “Come back, baby” over and over.  I didn’t give them enough credit, obviously.

The Jem song almost gets 5 stars, but for some reason I can’t stop remembering the use of that song in the first Desperate Housewives ad campaign, which grated on me a bit.  So, no stars for you, Jem.  THAT is truly outrageous.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 25, 2006, 02:08:50 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Quote from: "Butter"
even more paining are the douchey bands that put in 99 tracks and hide the extra song on track 49 or something, making a "shuffle" of the CD impossible.


It was quasi-cute when the CD format was coming into it's own.  Now it's a joke.


I don't think it was ever quasi-cute. Now that we've reached the age of importing CDs into iTunes, etc., it's downright pissy.  I'm looking at you, Cracker. Take your 99-track Kerosene Hat and shove it up your ass!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2006, 04:51:34 PM
Actually, Kerosene Hat would be the only time I'd allow it, as A) that album kicks ass and B) it wins the novelty award.  After that...yeah, i can't stand those CDs either.  Especially since I listen to my CDs in a 300 disc changer and love putting it on random.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 25, 2006, 06:58:49 PM
Novelty, schmovelty. It's just inexcusable to have a 99-track CD where 80 of the tracks are three seconds long and blank.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 26, 2006, 01:47:57 PM
301-310:

*Commodore Rock – Ladytron
Common People – Pulp
Communication – Cardigans
*Communist Daughter – Neutral Milk Hotel
Compliments – Bloc Party
*Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland… - Sufjan Stevens
Concrete Bed – Nada Surf
A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way… - Sufjan Stevens
*Continuation – John Vanderslice
*Convict Pool - Calexico

I can’t think of a better songwriter around now at telling a story within his songs than John Vanderslice.  The lyrics never sound forced to me… they always fit well within the song, and are usually far more interesting than, say, lyrics on The Rapture’s latest.  This song is possibly the best example of this, although there are more to come.

311-320:

*Corona – Calexico
Cosmic Country Noir – Stereolab
Couldn’t Care Less – Cardigans

Counting Backwards – Velvet Teen
Country House – Blur
Country Yard – Vines
Cowboys – Kent
*Cowboys – Portishead
Cracked LCD – Ladytron
Crackity Jones (Live) – Pixies

Two Calexico songs in a row get the 5*… if you’ve never heard their Convict Pool EP, I highly recommend it.

321-330:

The Crane Takes Flight – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
The Crane Wife 1 and 2 – Decemberists
The Crane Wife 3 – Decemberists
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy – REM
Crc7173, Affectionately – John Vanderslice
Crosses – Zero 7
Crown of Love – Arcade Fire
Cruel – Calexico
Cry – The Sundays

Why does the start of this Ted Leo song sound like the opening bars to the “What’s Happening” theme song?

Some helpful person labeled The Decemberists as “Alternative/Punk” and “Rap-Metal” under Genre.  I also notice my Crane Wife 1 and 2 file is messed up.  So, it gets a delete just because of the garbling.

A lot of OK stuff in this group.

331-340:

CSKA Sofia – Ladytron
*Cuyahoga – REM
Cygnus…Vismund Cygnus – Mars Volta
Cymbal Rush – Thom Yorke
*Daggers Out! – Magneta Lane
Damn this Foolish Heart – Stellastarr
Dance Hall – Modest Mouse
Dancefloors – My Morning Jacket
Dancing Shoes – Arctic Monkeys
Danny’s at the Wedding – Walkmen


Another 13+ minute Mars Volta song bites the dust.

341-350:

*Dare – Gorillaz
Dark Lines – Gossip
Dark Messages – Air

*The Dark of the Matinee – Franz Ferdinand
Dark Star – Beck
The Darker Day of Me and Him – PJ Harvey
Darts of Pleasure – Franz Ferdinand
The Day I Tried to Live – Soundgarden
Day Old Blues – Kings of Leon
Day Sleeper – Longwave

Day Old Blues comes very close to yodeling, and if there’s one thing I can’t abide in my rock music, it’s yodeling.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 26, 2006, 02:09:06 PM
I don't think I'd like Mars Volta. Do they even have any songs under five minutes in length?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2006, 02:37:26 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I can’t think of a better songwriter around now at telling a story within his songs than John Vanderslice.  The lyrics never sound forced to me… they always fit well within the song...

I don't know the rest of his catalogue well, but reading this made me think, "wow, I don't know if I could have described "Coming and Going On Easy Terms" any better." Well said.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 26, 2006, 03:43:11 PM
351-360:

*Daylight – Coldplay
*Daysleeper – REM
Dead (Live) – Pixies
Dead Bodies – Air

Dead Disco – Metric
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground – White Stripes
Dead Man’s Will – Iron & Wine/Calexico
Dead Slate Pacific – John Vanderslice

*Dead Souls – Joy Division
Dead Voices – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Dead Souls is another one of those songs that I was introduced to by a cover… Trent Reznor covered it for The Crow soundtrack, and I thought that was pretty good… but the original is far superior.

361-370:

Dear Catastrophe Waitress – Belle & Sebastian
Dear Marge – Stereolab
*Dear Sarah Shu – John Vanderslice
Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts – Wolf Parade
Debaser – Pixies
Decades – Joy Division
Decatur – Sufjan Stevens
Deep Down – Calexico
Déjà vu – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Delicate Place – Spoon

Debaser narrowly escapes the cut as I’m a bit down on the Pixies of late.

371-380:

Demon Days – Gorillaz
Denmark – Chemical Brothers
The Desperate Man – Black Keys
*Destroy Everything You Touch – Ladytron
Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! – Sufjan Stevens
The Devil – The Rapture
The Devil’s Work Day – Modest Mouse
*Diamonds on the Inside – Ben Harper
Did You Make a Song with… - Dandy Warhols
*A Different Feeling – The Avalanches
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2006, 04:39:45 PM
ooof, that's one of the best Wolf Parade songs IMHO. I love that track both in the context of the album but even moreso on its own. Clearly we have different tastes, but I suggest you give it another shot.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 26, 2006, 07:39:27 PM
You can ditch all the Wolf Parade songs you want, that's fine by me (I find them to be pretty darn boring) - but "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"? Seriously? One star?

Huh. That surprised me.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 26, 2006, 11:23:25 PM
Belle & Sebastian >>>>>>>>> watching grass grow >>>>>>>>>> Wolf Parade
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on October 27, 2006, 10:04:40 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
You can ditch all the Belle & Sebastian songs you want, that's fine by me (I find them to be pretty darn boring)


:drinking:
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 27, 2006, 11:49:51 AM
381-390:

Dig – Splashdown
*Dig Me Out – Sleater-Kinney
Dig Your Grave – Modest Mouse
*Dig Your Own Hole – Chemical Brothers
Digital – Joy Division
*Digital Bath – Deftones
*Diners Only – Avalanches
Dinner Bells – Wolf Parade
*Dinosaur Act – Low
*Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Dig Your Grave is :12… sorta the anti-Mars Volta.

391-400:

*Dirty Knife – Neko Case
Dirty Mouth – Hot Hot Heat
Dirty Trip – Air
*Dirty Whirlwind – TV on the Radio
*Discotrax – Ladytron
*Dissillusion – Badly Drawn Boy
Distortions – Clinic
*The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – Postal Service
Disturbance at the Heron House – REM
The Diver – Stellastarr

Either I’m being more generous today, or the D’s have a lot of good songs in them.

401-410:

Do it Again – Nada Surf
*Do You Realize? – Flaming Lips
Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
*Doll is Mine – Blonde Redhead
Dondante – My Morning Jacket
Don’t be Light – Air
*Don’t Falter – Mint Royale
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven – Gorillaz
Don’t Get Me Down – Walkmen
*(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville – REM

Seriously, I must be in a better music mood today, this is way too many 5-star tracks to be normal.  I’m sure it’ll balance out.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on October 27, 2006, 02:54:31 PM
411-420:

Don’t Go Do It – Rapture
Don’t Let it Get You Down – Spoon
Don’t Look Back – Luscious Jackson
Don’t Mug Yourself – The Streets
*Don’t Stop the Rock – Chemical Brothers
Double Bass – Gorillaz
*Down by the Water – PJ Harvey
*Down for So Long – Rapture
Down Like Disco – Dandy Warhols
Dracula – Gorillaz

421-430:

(Drawing) Rings Around the World – Super Furry Animals
*Dream Brother – Jeff Buckley
Dress Up in You – Belle & Sebastian
The Dripping Dream – Sonic Youth

*Driver 8 – REM
Drunkship of Lanterns – Mars Volta
Dude Ranch Nurse – Sonic Youth
Dudley – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
*Ears Ring – Rainer Maria
Earthquake Weather - Beck

431-440:

Easy – Dandy Warhols
Easy Morning Rebel – My Morning Jacket

Echoes – Rapture
Eddie Vedder – Local H
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell – Flaming Lips
El Manana – Gorillaz
*Eleanor Put Your Boots On – Franz Ferdinand
Electioneering – Radiohead
*Electric Relaxation (Propellorheads remix) – A Tribe Called Quest
The Electric Version – New Pornographers

Batting around .200 today, which is not very good.  I need to toughen up.

441-450:

*Electricity – Avalanches
Electricityscape – Strokes
*Electrolite – REM
Electron Blue – REM
Electronic Performers – Air

Elektrobank – Chemical Brothers
*Elephant Woman – Blonde Redhead
Elevator – Hot Hot Heat
*Elevator Love Letter – Stars
Elevator Music – Beck

Apparently, I’m ready to listen to The Avalanches again… but a certain song is coming next week I’m not so sure about.

Electron Blue is not inherently bad, but it’s not very good either.

It’s been so busy today, I’ve barely had time to focus on this.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 27, 2006, 03:28:21 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
*Eleanor Put Your Boots On – Franz Ferdinand

Yay!

(As you have seen from the Baby Name Wizard, I don't get to see my name very often. So I always love a song with my name.)
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: MissKitty on October 28, 2006, 05:22:49 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Funny, because, to me, the pre-Out of Time stuff is the stuff worth listening to.

I don't even have anything from that album forward on my computer.


Same here.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 02, 2006, 12:41:01 PM
451-460:

Eli, the Barrow Boy – Decemberists
Elvis Sunday – Splashdown
*Elysium – Portishead
Emergency Exit – Beck
Emma, Get Me a Lemon – Walkmen
*Empty House – Air
The End – PJ Harvey
The End has no End – Strokes
End of a Century – Blur

The End of Medicine – New Pornographers

Century is one of the few Blur songs I don’t like… the beginning is especially grating.  So much so, that it would’ve been a good Torturethon pick.

461-470:

Endlessly – Muse
*The Engine Driver – Decemberists
Epitaph – Badly Drawn Boy
*E-Pro – Beck
*Equus – Blonde Redhead
The Eraser – Thom Yorke
Eriatarka – Mars Volta
Eric’s Interlude – Modest Mouse
The Eternal – Joy Division
*Eternal Life – Jeff Buckley

471-480:

*Etoh – Avalanches
Evening Sun – Strokes
Every Planet We Reach is Dead – Gorillaz
Every Year You Wasted – Wrens
*Everybody Here Wants You – Jeff Buckley
Everybody Knows that You’re Insane – QotSA
*Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes – Beck
Everybody’s Stalking – Badly Drawn Boy
Everyone Choose Sides – Wrens
Everyone is Totally Insane – Dandy Warhols


481-490:

*Everything Hits at Once – Spoon
Everything in Its Right Place (cover) – Osunlade and Erro
*Everything in Its Right Place – Radiohead
Everything is On – Asobi Seksu
Everywhere I Go – Black Keys
Everywhere You Turn – Longwave
Evil – Interpol
Evil – Ladytron
Evil and a Heathen – Franz Ferdinand
*Excursions into Oh, A-Oh – Stereolab

I really think this Spoon song is one of the finest indie-pop songs of the last several years.  And an interesting video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dInnbQrYVhQ) as well.

Everything is On is 17 seconds long, snip snip.

491-500:

Execution Day – New Pornographers
Ex-Girl Collection – Wrens
Exhuming McCarthy – REM
Exit – Longwave

Exit Music (For a Film) – Radiohead
Exit Music (For a Film) – The Cinematic Orchestra
*Exodus Damage – John Vanderslice
Exotic Animal Paradise – Asobi Seksu
Expecting – White Stripes

Extra Kings – Avalanches

Not aware of a better song referencing 9/11 than Exodus Damage.  Not even any by Toby Keith or his ilk.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: whigsgeek on November 02, 2006, 12:48:47 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
*Everybody Here Wants You – Jeff Buckley


Now that's just plain wrong.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 02, 2006, 01:42:12 PM
=;
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 02, 2006, 01:42:47 PM
Through 500 songs:
1 star = 143 (28.6%)
5 star = 130 (26%)
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 02, 2006, 04:22:49 PM
501-510:

Eye of the Volcano – Stereolab
Eyes Open – Gossip

The Facts of Life – Black Box Recorder
*Fade into You – Mazzy Star
Fade Together – Franz Ferdinand
Failures – Joy Division
*The Fake Headlines – New Pornographers
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Fake Tales of San Francisco – Arctic Monkeys
Fall in a River – Badly Drawn Boy


511-520:

*Fall on Me – REM
The Fallen – Franz Ferdinand
Falling Away with You – Muse
*Falling Man – Blonde Redhead
Falling Through Your Clothes – New Pornographers
Fancy – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fancy Claps – Wolf Parade
Farewell Ride – Beck
Farewell Transmission – John Vanderslice
*Faster Gun – Wrens

521-528:

Fear of Sleep – Strokes
Feathers and Doom – Cardigans
Feel and Triple – Stereolab
Feel Good Hit of the Summer – QotSA

*Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
Feeling Gravity’s Pull – REM
*Fell in Love with a Girl – White Stripes
*Fell on Black Days – Soundgarden


Many of you probably like that Queens of the Stone Age song… but its novelty has worn off for me.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on November 02, 2006, 04:39:19 PM
I do like the QotSA song, but the real surprise for me is your trashing of "Fake Plastic Trees".

What up wit dat?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 06, 2006, 03:07:40 PM
529-540:

Femme Fatale – REM
Feng Shui – Gnarls Barkley
*Fight Test – Flaming Lips
*Fighting in a Sack – Shins
Fighting in Built Up Areas – Ladytron
*Final Arrears – Mull Historical Society
Final Straw – REM
Finally Woken – Jem
*Find the River – REM
Finest Worksong – REM
Fire – Ladytron
Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head – Gorillaz

541-550:

Fire with Fire – Gossip
Fireplace – REM

Firesuite – Doves
The First Five Times – Stars
First Gear – The Rapture
*First it Giveth – Queens of the Stone Age
First to Finish, Last to Start – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Fit But You Know It – The Streets
*The Fitted Shirt – Spoon
Fitter Happier – Radiohead

Fitter Happier, but it’s not making me more productive.  In fact, it annoys the fuck out of me.

551-560:

Fix You – Coldplay
Flake – Jack Johnson
Flicking Your Switch – Ladytron
Flight Tonight – Avalanches
Flint – Sufjan Stevens
*Float On – Modest Mouse
The Flowers of Guatemala – REM
*Folk Song – Sundays
Fool – Neutral Milk Hotel
For the Price of a Cup of Tea – Belle & Sebastian

561-570:

For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless… - Sufjan Stevens
For Tomorrow – Blur
For What It’s Worth – Cardigans
A Forest – Cure
Forever Surrender to You – We Ragazzi

Four Kicks – Kings of Leon
*Fox Confessor Brings the Flood – Neko Case
Free Radicals – Flaming Lips
Fritz’s Corner – Local H
*From Blown Speakers – New Pornographers

For Tomorrow… man, that song drags.  Blur, I’m discovering, was a real hit or miss type of deal.

Forever I used to like… but I listened to it twice here and I was unmoved.  CUT!

I liked the newest Flaming Lips album upon the first couple of listens, but I never found myself compelled to go back and listen to it like I had been with Yoshimi.  Too bad, because I was very excited to get my hands on this one.

571-580:

*From My Own True Love – Decemberists
From Rusholme with Love – Mint Royale
From Safety to Where – Joy Division
From the Ritz to the Rubble – Arctic Monkeys

Frontier Psychiatrist – Avalanches
*Funny Little Frog – Belle & Sebastian
Futures – Zero 7
F-Word – Jens Lekman
Galaxy Bounce – Chemical Brothers
Games You Play – Splashdown

My heart started racing as I noticed Frontier Psychiatrist was coming closer to playing.  I had to skip it.

Does B&S know that “throat” and “poet” don’t rhyme?  And it doesn’t count if you WAY mispronounce “throat” on purpose in order to make it work.  Yet I still gave it 5 stars, so I guess the joke’s on me.

581-590:

Gangster Tripping – Fatboy Slim
Gardening at Night – REM
Gardening at Night (acoustic) – REM
Gardening at Night (live) – REM
Geezers Need Excitement – Streets

*Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
*Get a Shot of the Refrigerator – Stereolab
Get in or Get Out – Hot Hot Heat
Get Myself into It – Rapture
*Get Up on it Like This – Chemical Brothers

I’m boring in preferring the studio version of Gardening, I know.

591-600:

*Ghost – Neutral Milk Hotel
Ghost Sound – Air
Ghost Town – The Specials
The Ghosts Around You – Longwave
Gideon – My Morning Jacket
Girl – Beck
Girl from Mars – Ash
*Girl Inform Me – Shins
Girl is on My Mind – Black Keys
Girl on the Wing – Shins

A good but not great group of songs rounds out the day.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 06, 2006, 03:09:28 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I do like the QotSA song, but the real surprise for me is your trashing of "Fake Plastic Trees".

What up wit dat?


Are you joking or did you not read my comments in the "Feedback Song" Torturethon thread?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on November 06, 2006, 03:36:38 PM
I don't remember you talking about that.

I agree with Fitter Happier, though. And the non-rhyming couplet in Funny Little Frog has always annoyed the crap out of me, too.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on November 06, 2006, 07:55:04 PM
Another Ted Leo song bites the dust
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 07, 2006, 03:16:05 PM
601-610:

Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine – White Stripes
Girlfriend in a Coma – The Smiths

Girls & Boys – Blur
Glamorous Glue – Morrissey
Glass – Joy Division
*The Gloaming – Radiohead
Glory Box – Portishead
*Glosoli – Sigur Ros
Glue Your Eyelids Together – Adult
*Go Go Gadget Gospel – Gnarls Barkley

The opening to this White Stripes song is a bit too reminiscent of Positive Bleeding by Urge Overkill.  Not a new problem for Jack White, as one of his Raconteurs songs straight up copies the opening of a Joe Jackson song.

611-620:

Go it Alone – Beck
Go Ask Your Dad – The Tyde
*Go to Sleep – Radiohead
*Go with the Flow – QotSA
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay
Goin’ On – Flaming Lips
Gold Lion – Yeah Yeah  Yeahs
Golden – My Morning Jacket
The Golden Gate – John Vanderslice
*Goldfinger – Ash

621-630:

Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley
Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes
*Gone for Good – Shins
Gong – Sigur Ros
Gonna Leave You – QotSA
Good Advices – REM
Good for You’s Good for Me – Walkmen

*Good Fortune – PJ Harvey
A Good Horse – Cardigans
*The Good Times are Killing Me – Modest Mouse

It’s not so much that the Gnarls Barkley cover of the Violent Femmes song is BAD, so much as it is too similar.  Why cover the song if you’re aiming to make it sound virtually the same?

631-640:

Goodbye – Asobi Seksu
Goodnight Goodnight – Hot Hot Heat
Gouge Away – Pixies
*Grace – Jeff Buckley
Grace Cathedral Hill – Decemberists
The Great Beyond – REM
*Great Divide – Cardigans
Green Eyes – Coldplay
Green Grow the Rushes – REM
Grounds for Divorce – Wolf Parade


I blame Nate for me getting this Wolf Parade album.  I never even would’ve bothered if it hadn’t rated so highly in last year’s WOXY poll.  Hey, as it turns out, a lot of WOXY boarders like crap (see also: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah).

641-650:

Grown So Ugly – Black Keys
*The Guns of Brixton – Clash
*Haiti – Arcade Fire
Half Day Closing – Portishead
Halfworld – Splashdown
*Hand in Glove – Smiths
Hands – Raconteurs
Hang on Siobhan – Walkmen

*Hangin’ Tree – QotSA
The Hanging Garden - Cure

So, is The Arcade Fire ever coming out with another album?  This one is wearing out.  Brilliant, but aging fast.

651-660:

Happy – Wrens
*Happy to Hang Around – Travis
*Harborcoat – REM
*Hard Row – Black Keys
*The Hardest Button to Button – White Stripes
The Hardest Part – Coldplay
*Harrowdown Hill – Thom Yorke
Has it Come to This – Streets
*Hate to Say I Told You So – Hives
*Have a Good Sleep – Hot Hot Heat

Wowsers, Inspector Gadget.  That’s a lot of stars.

661-670:

Have Love Will Travel – Black Keys
Haven’t Got a Clue – Flaming Lips
He Lays in the Reins – Iron & Wine/Calexico

He Lied About Death – Stars
He Took Her to a Movie – Ladytron
He War – Cat Power
Head Down – Soundgarden
Head Up High – BRMC
Heart and Soul – T’Pau Joy Division
Heart in a Cage – Strokes
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Buzzstein on November 07, 2006, 03:22:59 PM
dammit stop deleting the flaming lips!
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Salad Days on November 07, 2006, 03:24:27 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Another Ted Leo song bites the dust

yeah, it makes me cringe every time.

I've also noticed that quite a few Cardigans tracks seem to be getting the axe. And Buzz seems to be right about the Lips, too


I wholeheartedly agree on Gone Daddy Gone, though. Thats one song off the Gnarls Barkley album that I just never managed to dig that much
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on November 07, 2006, 03:45:49 PM
Nah, Buttman is doing good with the Lips.  It's just that a lot of their stuff is kinda out there, especially if you're not listening to the whole album.  They've got a lot of songs that don't stand well alone.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2006, 04:12:03 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I blame Nate for me getting this Wolf Parade album.  I never even would’ve bothered if it hadn’t rated so highly in last year’s WOXY poll.  Hey, as it turns out, a lot of WOXY boarders like crap (see also: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah).

Bah! Both of those albums are awesome and my favorites of 2005 (along with The National). You just don't know what you're talking about. :)
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on November 07, 2006, 04:44:34 PM
Bollocks.

Butter is a gentleman and a scholar. And a musical genius, apart from the whole "Fake Plastic Trees" thing.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Salad Days on November 07, 2006, 05:31:41 PM
I'll agree with the CYHSY hatred...I don't get the hype
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 09, 2006, 03:47:49 PM
671-680:

*Heartbreaker – Cardigans
*Hearts of Oak – Ted Leo…
*Heated Pool and Bar – John Vanderslice
Heaven – Rapture
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – Smiths
Heavenly Junkie – Kent
*Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco
Helicopter – Bloc Party
*Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers
*Hell Yes – Beck

I thought the Squirrel Nut Zippers would be around for a while…but you get like 16 musicians together, and I guess when they get a tiny bit of success it tends to force them apart.

681-690:

Here Comes Your Man (Live) – Pixies
*Here Comes Your Man – Pixies
*Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect – Decemberists
*Here it Comes – Doves
Hey (live)  – Pixies
Hey There Fancypants – Ween
Hey You – Basement Jaxx
Heysatan – Sigur Ros
High and Dry – Pete Kuzma f/Bilal
High and Dry – Radiohead

The live version of the first Pixies song is superfluous AFAIC.  At least to my collection it is.  And the 2nd one just isn’t that good.

So, I wonder if Sigur Ros realizes they titled this song “Hey Satan” in English.  Reminiscent of the hockey player Miroslav Satan… my wife once asked why the guy’s name was Satan.  I had to explain that it’s pronounced “Shuh-TAN”… but I did also have to agree that it was good for a chuckle when saying things like “Satan had a hot game tonight!”

The remake of Radiohead’s High and Dry actually wasn’t that bad, but it clocks in at nearly 6 minutes long.  The original was already about 30 seconds too long at just over 4 minutes.  That’s the kiss of death.  Then you’ve got the whole R&B singing style that’s overdone, and that’s the double death.

691-700:

*The High Party – Ted Leo…
*High Rise – Ladytron
*High School Lovers – Air
High Speed Train – REM
Hillbilly Motorbike – Stereolab

History of Lovers – Iron & Wine/Calexico
Hoist that Rag – Tom Waits
*Hold Me in Your Arms – Black Keys
Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case
Holding Me Up – Dandy Warhols

I don’t mind High Speed Train, but that’s not exactly the prescription for good music… it being something I don’t hate.

Tom Waits’ voice sounds like it’s filled with knives and gravel.  

Holding is not inherently a bad song, but it drones way on past the point of where it should end… over 7 minutes long.

701-710:

Holland – Sufjan Stevens
*Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel
Holy Water – Gossip
*Home Again Garden Grove – Mountain Goats
*Homeland – Stellastarr
Homeward – Sundays
Honeybear – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Hoops – Chemical Brothers
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
The Horizon Has Been Defeated – Jack Johnson

Here are a couple of nifty lyrics from this Jack Johnson song:

Thingamajigsaw puzzled
Anger don't you step too close
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with fancy shoes
Hallelujah zig zag nothing
Misery it's on the loose
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Aw sometimes man makes you want to yell

He had to be stoned out of his mind when he wrote this song.

711-720:

Horn Intro – Modest Mouse
The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck
Horses in My Dream – PJ Harvey
Hotel Yorba – White Stripes

Hours – TV on the Radio
*A House – Doves
*House of Jealous Lovers – Rapture
The House that Guilt Built – Wrens
How Does it Make You Feel – Air
How Many Hearts – Travis

This Beck song (songs?) is 10:36… but very interesting.  I actually like listening to most of it, though the talky part at the end is skippable.  I imagine it would be a good song to listen to high.

I guess I’m officially sick of The White Stripes, as this song bugged the crap out of me today.  And I used to like it.  I guess I shouldn’t trash it just based on today’s mood, but this is the procedure I have chosen.  Chop chop.

721-730:

*How Soon is Now – Smiths
*How to Disappear Completely – Radiohead
*Human Behaviour – Bjork
*Humming – Portishead
*Hunter – Bjork
Hurt Like Mine – Black Keys
Hustle Rose – Metric
*Hyena – REM
Hypnotise – White Stripes
Hysteria – Def Leppard Muse

731-736:

I am Trying to Break Your Heart – Wilco
I Believe – REM
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Bleed – Pixies
I Can Learn – White Stripes

*I Can’t Wait – Sundays
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on November 09, 2006, 04:00:32 PM
Wow, two Ted Leo songs kept.

I didn't know you liked Squirel Nut Zippers.  I have one of their later albums that's really good (a copy is yours if you want)  Are they broken up?  I didn't know.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 09, 2006, 04:07:54 PM
If they're not broken up, then several members left a long while back.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on November 09, 2006, 04:23:13 PM
Well, I checked the Wiki, and I guess that they're not officially broken up, but yeah, they're pretty well broken up.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on November 09, 2006, 07:00:24 PM
They might as well be broken up. I remember two of the members playing at a Borders in North Raleigh one night earlier this year while I was in there browsing/killing time. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Buzzstein on November 09, 2006, 08:44:03 PM
Man...the Pixies...why????
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on November 10, 2006, 01:40:06 AM
Cause he's iconoclastic like that.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on November 10, 2006, 10:56:55 AM
A writer at Slate asks the question, which 80's band was better, REM or U2? (http://www.slate.com/id/2153184/?GT1=8805)

Didn't know where else to post this, but I thought it was interesting.  Don't know why I don't have any U2 songs, maybe it's because I can hear most of their old stuff on any 80's station, while the only REM songs that ever get played are Losing My Religion, The One I Love, and maybe on occasion Stand.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Juliana on November 10, 2006, 12:07:05 PM
That is a really interesting read.
The author almost seems jealous of U2 on behalf of REM.

Personally I guess I'm more of a U2 girl, but that might be because that's what I heard most on the radio.  I don't like much of either band's stuff that wasn't released as a single.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on December 04, 2006, 09:15:33 AM
So what happened here? Were you just waiting until I got back before resuming because you wanted to read my witty comments?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on December 04, 2006, 11:25:08 AM
Very busy at work.  Can't really focus on the music right now, so I've iced it temporarily.  To be resumed when I feel I can devote some actual brain space to it.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on December 14, 2006, 11:17:15 AM
737-750:

I Can’t Wait – White Stripes
I Can’t Win – Strokes
*I Cry Alone – Black Keys
I Just Don’t Know What to do with Myself – White Stripes
I Know It’s Coming Someday – Longwave
I Know It’s Over – Smiths
I Love Golden Blue – Sonic Youth
I Need Direction – Teenage Fanclub
I Need Your Love – Rapture
I Never Came – QotSA
I Only Said – My Bloody Valentine
I Saw Her in the Anti-War Demonstration – Jens Lekman
I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish – Smiths

I Summon You – Spoon

I’m not normally a big Sonic Youth fan, but I spared them this one time.  Usually, I just find their songs noisy without aim, but not most of the ones from this album (Sonic Nurse).

751-760:

I Think I Smell a Rat – White Stripes
I Turn My Camera On – Spoon
I Understand – Splashdown
I Walk the Earth – King Biscuit Time
I Want to be the Boy – White Stripes
I Wanted to be Wrong – REM

*I Was a Lover – TV on the Radio
*I Was a Sunny Rainphase – Stereolab
I Will – Radiohead
I Will Sing You Songs – My Morning Jacket

MMJ lost their mind on that last song, clocking in at 9:18.

761-770:

Idioteque – Radiohead
If I Can’t Have You – Zero 7
If Only the Moon Were Up – Field Music
If She Wants Me - Belle & Sebastian
If You See Me – Black Keys
I’ll Believe in Anything – Wolf Parade
*I’m a Ghost – Ted Leo…
*I’m Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman – White Stripes
*I’m the Man Who Loves You – Wilco
I’m with the Pilots – Ladytron

So, I’m struggling with why I dislike Wolf Parade so much.  I should like them.  They’re not all that dissimilar from, say, TV on the Radio whose latest album I love.  Yet I find them irreparably awful.

771-780:

I’m Your Villain – Franz Ferdinand
Imaginary Friends – Nada Surf
*Immature – Bjork
*In Between Days – Cure
*In Cairo – Hot Hot Heat
In Heaven – Fatboy Slim
*In Limbo – Radiohead
In My Head – Queens of the Stone Age
In My Place – Coldplay
*In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel

Can’t really see keeping the song with the repeated line of “fucking in heaven” over and over on my work machine.  Call me crazy.

781-790:

In the Backseat – The Arcade Fire
In the Cold Cold Night – White Stripes
*In the Fade – QotSA
In the Mirror – Nada Surf
In the Morning of the Magicians – Flaming Lips
*In the Walls – Stellastarr
In this Temple, as in the Hearts… - Sufjan Stevens
Incubation – Joy Division

*Inertiatic – Mars Volta
The Infanta – Decemberists

791-800:

Infatuation – The Rapture
The Information – Beck

*Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
Inspire – Cave-In
Instruments of Action – Forget Cassettes
*Interlock – Stereolab
Interlude – Muse
International Dateline – Ladytron
Intimate Secretary – Raconteurs
Into the Woods – My Morning Jacket

I’ll be the first to admit that I am way too white to enjoy this Cypress Hill song, yet there it is.  And more often than not I’ve found myself bobbing my head in the least rhythmic way possible to this song.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on December 14, 2006, 12:24:27 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I’ll be the first to admit that I am way too white to enjoy this Cypress Hill song, yet there it is. And more often than not I’ve found myself bobbing my head in the least rhythmic way possible to this song.


Insane.
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: rva on December 14, 2006, 02:22:52 PM
Sen Dog: The Yin to B. Real's Yang, or one of the most superfluous musicians of all time?
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on December 14, 2006, 05:05:05 PM
801-810:

*Intro – Gorillaz
Intro – Muse
*IOU – Metric
*Irish Blood, English Heart – Morrissey
*Iron Man – Cardigans
*Ironspy – Splashdown
The Irony of it All – Streets
Island Lost at Sea – Stellastarr
Island of the Honest Man – Hot Hot Heat
The Island, Come and See… - Decemberists

For my money, it doesn’t get any better than The Cardigans covering Black Sabbath.  That’s everything a good cover song should be.  Miles different, yet the same.

The more I hear The Streets, the more I want to banish them.

With luck, that will be the last time I ever listen to Colin Meloy warble for over 12 minutes at one stretch.  And while I do appreciate some of the Yes-like noodling in the center of this song, it’s still not enough to save it.  Though, once again some helpful mp3 tagger listed the genre as “rap metal”.

811-820:

Isolation – Joy Division
It Beats for You – My Morning Jacket
It Began in Afrika – Chemical Brothers
It Could be Sweet – Portishead
It Doesn’t Matter – Chemical Brothers
It Overtakes Me / The Stars… - Flaming Lips
It’s a Curse – Wolf Parade
*It’s a Fire – Portishead
*It’s Gonna be a Long Night – Ween
*It’s Only Divine Right – New Pornographers

821-830:

It’s Summertime – Flaming Lips
It’s the End of the World… - REM
It’s Too Late – Streets
It’s True that We Love One Another – White Stripes
It’s You – PJ Harvey
Ize of the World – Strokes

*Jackie, Dressed in Cobras – New Pornographers
Jackie – New Pornographers
*Jacksonville – Sufjan Stevens
Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand

I don’t care if I never hear End of the World by REM again as long as I live.

I’d love to know who came up with Jackie, Dressed in Cobras.

831-840:

Jealous Girls – Gossip
*Jenny – Stellastarr
Jens Lekman’s Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis – Jens Lekman
*The Jessica Numbers – New Pornographers
Jesus, Etc. – Wilco
Jet Age – Ladytron
Jingle Jangle – Hot Hot Heat
*Joga – Bjork
*John Saw that Number – Neko Case
*John Wayne Gacy, Jr. – Sufjan Stevens

841-850:

*Jonathon Fisk – Spoon
*Joy Opposites – Cave-In
*Juicebox – Strokes
Julie – Jens Lekman
July Jones – New Pornographers
July, July! – Decemberists
Jumping Someone Else’s Train – Cure
June July – John Vanderslice
*Jurass Finish First – Jurassic 5
*Just a Ride – Jem

Jurass is completely worth it just for the outro.

851-860:

Just a Thought – Gnarls Barkley
*Just a Touch – REM
Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down – Black Keys
Just Like Money – Kent
Just One Thing – My Morning Jacket
Just – Radiohead
Kalifornia – Fatboy Slim
Kamera – Wilco
Kamikaze – PJ Harvey

*The Feedback Song – Radiohead

861-870:

*Karma Slave – Splashdown
Keep Me – Black Keys
Keeping You Alive – Gossip
*Kelly Watch the Stars – Air
Kevlar Soul – Kent
*Kid A (Cover) – John Mayer
*Kid A – Radiohead
Kids With Guns – Gorillaz
Killing an Arab – Cure
Killing in the Name of – Rage Against the Machine

The John Mayer cover of this Radiohead song is surprisingly good.  I don’t know what Johnny is doing with his talent, but he’s wasting it.

That Gorillaz file is corrupt, or I probably would’ve kept it.

871-880:

Killing Lies – The Strokes
Killing – The Rapture
The King is Dead – Kent
King of Birds – REM

*King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One – Neutral Milk Hotel
*King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two and Three – Neutral Milk Hotel
King of the Road – REM
*King of the Rodeo – Kings of Leon
*King – Belly
*Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

Yes, yes, I know.  Kiss Me.  It’s a great pop song, what can I say?  It’s hooked me.

Woo-wee, we finish the day on a roll!  Witness:

881-887:

*Kiss Off – Violent Femmes
*Kissing the Lipless – The Shins
*Kitten – Ass Ponys
*Knives Out – Radiohead
*Knot Comes Loose – My Morning Jacket
*Know it All – Phantom Planet
*Know Your Onion! – The Shins
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Jonathan on December 14, 2006, 05:10:32 PM
I'm noticing a trend re: Jens Lekman
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Bronzetree on December 14, 2006, 11:57:05 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Sen Dog: The Yin to B. Real's Yang, or one of the most superfluous musicians of all time?


I smell a new entry in the superfluous rock star thread coming on...
Title: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on March 02, 2007, 03:55:36 PM
Today, all the music comes off my work machine.  I never did get through this, as my workload was crazy in December/January, and I did a few more letters in February but never came close to finishing as I got through the early "O"s.

I left 767 songs unrated.

Of the 1189 remaining, I rated 318 as 1-star, or removable.  A removal rating of about 26.7%.  That's about what I was aiming at.  I rated 406 items as 5-star, which is a tag rate of 34.1%, higher than I expected.  There were a lot of higher tags lately, but that may have had something to do with me getting a number of albums on here lately that I really enjoyed.  Plus, I've been in a better mood of late, so that always colors your view of music a bit.

No matter, though, as they're all coming off this machine today, as I prepare to receive a laptop from work and turn my computer and office over to a newbie.  What I didn't already have on CDs from October got moved to my iRiver today, and will get moved onto my home computer until I get the laptop.

Sorry I didn't finish, but I did appreciate the comments of those who followed along.  Maybe I'll start it or something similar back up again someday.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on May 24, 2016, 12:01:48 PM
So, the AV Club is doing something kinda like this.  As soon as I saw it, my initial reaction was "they're ripping me off".  Then, "I could pretty much write for The AV Club".  So I got that going for me, which is nice.  It's not the same thing exactly, but it's close enough.

http://www.avclub.com/article/v-club-writer-begins-long-battle-physical-media-232283
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2016, 02:45:31 PM
The issue of 10GB of music being too much is quaint.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 24, 2016, 03:17:36 PM
Haha, yeah.  I've added like 8gb to my collection since March.  Which actually is an alarming rate, gotta listen to and vet some of that.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: MissKitty on May 24, 2016, 03:33:57 PM
Butter, you totally SHOULD write for AV Club. Send a resume STAT.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Butter on May 24, 2016, 04:08:52 PM
If you're trying to make me feel good by flattering me, it totally worked.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: c-lando on May 24, 2016, 04:29:56 PM
Butter, you totally SHOULD write for AV Club. Send a resume STAT.
DITTO. BUMP.
Title: Re: Butter's Music Massacre
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 24, 2016, 10:58:09 PM
If you're trying to make me feel good by flattering me, it totally worked.

Get over yourself, douchebag.

(I keed, I keed)