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12/7/2015 11:29:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
My taste in music genres and general theme has changed *entirely.* When I joined the site (as some of you may already know), my favorite music was Romantic Period and other classics (e.g. Bach, Mozart), as well as some jazz, blues, and a little classic rock. Goodness, you won't imagine the tastes I have now. I'm starting to like some ordinary rock, piano rock, from musicians of the likes of Ryan Adams and Alanis Morissette (sounds impossible). I've retained my taste for chants such as Dies Irae, though, and I can listen to a bit of ordinary, jazzy tunes (e.g. the Monk season 1 theme song; it's awesome).

I also really loved Massive Attack's "Teardrop," though I usually don't like flip-hop.

Here's my updated list of favorite songs:

1. Alanis Morissette ~ "Not As We"
2. Ryan Adams ~ "Desire"
3. Radiohead ~ "No Surprises"
4. The Black Ryder ~ "All That We See"
5. Massive Attack ~ "Teardrop"

Honorable Mention ~ Mozart ~ "25th Symphony," Beethoven ~ "Fur Elise"
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12/7/2015 11:31:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
My music taste varies a bit. My favorite, though, is Pink Floyd.
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12/7/2015 11:40:58 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 11:29:07 AM, tejretics wrote:
Goodness, you won't imagine the tastes I have now. I'm starting to like some ordinary :rock, piano rock, from musicians of the likes of Ryan Adams and Alanis Morissette ::(sounds impossible).

How ironic.

Here's a good sampler: https://play.spotify.com...
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12/12/2015 2:49:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 11:29:07 AM, tejretics wrote:
My taste in music genres and general theme has changed *entirely.* When I joined the site (as some of you may already know), my favorite music was Romantic Period and other classics (e.g. Bach, Mozart), as well as some jazz, blues, and a little classic rock. Goodness, you won't imagine the tastes I have now. I'm starting to like some ordinary rock, piano rock, from musicians of the likes of Ryan Adams and Alanis Morissette (sounds impossible). I've retained my taste for chants such as Dies Irae, though, and I can listen to a bit of ordinary, jazzy tunes (e.g. the Monk season 1 theme song; it's awesome).
Agagagagagagaga no way!

Try the Gershwin piano concerto, and you'll see the light again:

I also really loved Massive Attack's "Teardrop," though I usually don't like flip-hop.

Here's my updated list of favorite songs:

1. Alanis Morissette ~ "Not As We"
2. Ryan Adams ~ "Desire"
3. Radiohead ~ "No Surprises"
4. The Black Ryder ~ "All That We See"
5. Massive Attack ~ "Teardrop"

Honorable Mention ~ Mozart ~ "25th Symphony," Beethoven ~ "Fur Elise"
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12/17/2015 11:44:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I wouldn't put anything recent in my 'favorite music' list. I probsbly won't be playing my current 'likes' in 5 or 10 years time, but there is some stuff from 10, 20 or more years I would hate to be without.

Dark side of the moon, Shostakovitch 8th string quartet, Barber's adagio, Moonlight Seranade, some Billy Holiday.... they have been with me for years and probably will be for long time to come. For a few weeks I really liked Afroman 'Because i got high'... but its on my mp3 player these days!!!!
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12/21/2015 2:16:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 11:29:07 AM, tejretics wrote:
My taste in music genres and general theme has changed *entirely.* When I joined the site (as some of you may already know), my favorite music was Romantic Period and other classics (e.g. Bach, Mozart), as well as some jazz, blues, and a little classic rock. Goodness, you won't imagine the tastes I have now. I'm starting to like some ordinary rock, piano rock, from musicians of the likes of Ryan Adams and Alanis Morissette (sounds impossible). I've retained my taste for chants such as Dies Irae, though, and I can listen to a bit of ordinary, jazzy tunes (e.g. the Monk season 1 theme song; it's awesome).

I also really loved Massive Attack's "Teardrop," though I usually don't like flip-hop.

Here's my updated list of favorite songs:

1. Alanis Morissette ~ "Not As We"
2. Ryan Adams ~ "Desire"
3. Radiohead ~ "No Surprises"
4. The Black Ryder ~ "All That We See"
5. Massive Attack ~ "Teardrop"

Honorable Mention ~ Mozart ~ "25th Symphony," Beethoven ~ "Fur Elise"

Nothing worry about. You have a great fundament for your musical tastes.. I mean classical music. Change of musical tastes is normal for different ages as you change)
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12/29/2015 11:42:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. Castle of Glass -Linkin Park
2. War of Change -Thousand Foot Krutch
3. Prelude in G minor -Rachmaninoff
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12/29/2015 11:53:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Trying to limit it to 5:

1) Feli - Creioane colorate
2) Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Fantasy
3) Kerli & SNBRN - Raindrops
4) Kourin - Aishiteru
5) Dima Bilan - Malysh (this is a Russian song but Cyrillic characters don't show up on this site :/)
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12/30/2015 7:15:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
This right here is the greatest performance of any song I've ever heard. It's tough for me to listen to this without literally crying. This was actually the song that first got me into opera. By the time it finished I had completely changed my mind about it.

This man, Luciano Pavarotti, at 70 years old, while dying of cancer, steps on stage at the 2006 Olympics in his home country and sings his goddamn heart out. It just... it hits me right in the feels.
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1/12/2016 3:24:31 AM
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At 12/30/2015 7:15:17 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
This right here is the greatest performance of any song I've ever heard. It's tough for me to listen to this without literally crying. This was actually the song that first got me into opera. By the time it finished I had completely changed my mind about it.

This man, Luciano Pavarotti, at 70 years old, while dying of cancer, steps on stage at the 2006 Olympics in his home country and sings his goddamn heart out. It just... it hits me right in the feels.


Pavarotti is glorious; I grew up on him. While I adore Nessun Dorma, my absolute favorite has to be 'Vesti la Giubba' from Pagliacci. That one line - 'laugh, clown, at your broken love' just sends chills down my spine.

I watched a movie a few years ago that summed up opera pretty well when a character said that 'in opera, a man gets stabbed in the back, but instead of bleeding, he sings.'
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
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1/12/2016 9:29:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/12/2016 3:24:31 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/30/2015 7:15:17 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
This right here is the greatest performance of any song I've ever heard. It's tough for me to listen to this without literally crying. This was actually the song that first got me into opera. By the time it finished I had completely changed my mind about it.

This man, Luciano Pavarotti, at 70 years old, while dying of cancer, steps on stage at the 2006 Olympics in his home country and sings his goddamn heart out. It just... it hits me right in the feels.


Pavarotti is glorious; I grew up on him. While I adore Nessun Dorma, my absolute favorite has to be 'Vesti la Giubba' from Pagliacci. That one line - 'laugh, clown, at your broken love' just sends chills down my spine.

I watched a movie a few years ago that summed up opera pretty well when a character said that 'in opera, a man gets stabbed in the back, but instead of bleeding, he sings.'



You are 100% correct on that line. It's like getting punched in the solar plexus every time I get to that part. I love that aria, but nothing can ever replace Ness Dorma for me. It was the one that got me into opera to begin with, and I don't think my wind has ever been blown as hard as hearing that last note for the first time.
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2/4/2016 12:38:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I recently discovered Yanni's "Felitsa," and it's just awesome.
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2/4/2016 1:07:29 PM
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At 2/4/2016 12:38:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I recently discovered Yanni's "Felitsa," and it's just awesome.

I thought it said "Yvette" and got excited because of Anna Yvette and her singing in Open Window (which is one of my favorite songs).
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2/4/2016 1:46:49 PM
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I saw the Pavarotti posts, so thought I'd throw my two cents in....here's where Rhythm & Blues meets Pavarotti, with James Brown and Luciano singing "It's a Man's World"....https://www.youtube.com...
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2/7/2016 10:06:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Think I'm going to jump on this before it dies completely.

I'll listen to anything except dubstep, really. I've got a soft spot for rap, but besides for a select few artists, I don't listen to it that much. The only other genre that I listen to less is country.

Top five albums, right now are:

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
The Ettes - Wicked Will
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Things I'm listening to (I'm in full catch up mode):

Julia Holter - Have You In my Wilderness
Joanna Newsom - Divers (I've only listened to Sapokanikan which is fantastic).
Bjork - Vulnicura
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa