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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 12:40 PM
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Poll question: You MUST pick one of these two bands. ONE!!!!
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 12:44 PM
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1. I picked the one that was good.
Or were we supposed to pick the shitty band?
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:16 PM
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37. LOL (nt)
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 12:46 PM
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2. The Answer is...
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 12:52 PM by GirlAfire
Coldplay >>>>>>>> Radiohead

/thread

:P

EDIT: As simple as it is, "Your skin - oh yeah, your skin and bones - turn into something beautiful" are my favorite lyrics.
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 12:54 PM
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3. Although My Vote is for...
...Coldplay, I'd most likely trip all over myself for either if they'd ever visit ALABAMA. No one ever comes here. The closest bands come is Atlanta.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:01 PM
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4. Neither? n/t
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:04 PM
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5. The correct answer is Radiohead. n/t
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:07 PM
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6. Exhibit A
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 01:08 PM by GirlAfire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iku5Ki2z7p8

EDIT: Yes, I'm fighting the good fight.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 05:52 PM
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50. I challenge you to a duel
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:19 PM
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7. Radiohead did some neat stuff early on
Coldplay has blown throughout the entirety of their existence.
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:20 PM
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8. Not So n/t
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:21 PM
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9. This Thread...
...makes me a very sad panda.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:23 PM
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10. -1
Now you got a -1! :P

You'll be okay, as long as you don't like Creed. Or the Beastie Boys.
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:24 PM
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13. Nooooo!
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 01:26 PM by GirlAfire
That cancels out my beloved +1!

I don't like Creed or the Beastie Boys, but... my poor Coldplay! I think some of you are trying your best to deny Coldplay's awesomeness and, dare I say, superiority (That's right. I said it!)
It's okay. Let it out!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:37 PM
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19. Dammit, DuhStrange
I know you're masking your pain with Beasties hate, but you'll just never be the lyrical genius that is Biz Markie and thus will never be on one of their albums.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:51 PM
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23. Geddy Lee loves you.
I'll say a prayer to St. Geddy tonight:

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill.
I will choose a path that's clear. I will choose to listen to Rush, 'cause they're way better than the Beastie Boys.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:52 PM
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24. AWESOME!
I think thats what I'll recite every night...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:57 PM
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27. For $25 and a quart of St. Ides, Geddy Lee will "love" anybody.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:58 PM
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28. And you know this how Trebek?
Did Geddy Lee bang your mother?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:00 PM
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31. From his Craigslist ad linked from his website.
Duh.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:24 PM
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11. Of course Radiohead but hell Coldplay is pretty decent
:D
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:24 PM
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12. This poll is insulting to me
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 04:12 PM
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44. I planned it that way.
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 04:13 PM by graywarrior
lol

I want to marry him in that video.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:25 PM
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14. Are we picking them to die horribly and shamefully in a bus crash? Or which one is best?
If the former, I pick both. If the latter, I pick neither.

And thus, my answers average out to picking one.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:30 PM
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15. I'll go wiith what he said. nt
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 06:00 PM
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52. You cryptic bastard...at least say that Radiohead beats Coldplay by a thousand miles
or I will disown your ass.....
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:32 PM
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16. Don't know either of them.
My age must be showing (or my geography anyway)
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GirlAfire Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:34 PM
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17. Here's a Little Secret...
...you should just vote for Coldplay anyway.

:D

j/k, but they are both great bands. Perhaps you'd like them!
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:40 PM
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21. Could be
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 01:41 PM by DFW
I speak from ingorance. As it is I have this crazy day job that sticks me in a different country just about every day, and I have heard precious little new stuff in the last 20 years, and could identify even less of it. Even so, it's better than a desk job, which would kill me by boredom. (He writes, coming to you live and in color from beautiful downtown Brussels, and have to be in Paris in 12 hours and in northern Germany 15 hours after that--get the idea?)
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VMI Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:36 PM
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18. With Coldplay you also get all the artists they ripped off.
Kind of a freebie.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:38 PM
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20. Of those two, I'd rather be stabbed.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:41 PM
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22. Heard of Radio Head, but never listened to them. ...
Never heard of Cold Play.

Also, you kids get off my lawn!
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:55 PM
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25. I choose...
Suicide.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:56 PM
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26. ....
:rofl:
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:59 PM
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29. Tough call, I don't know which one is more generic. nt
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:00 PM
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30. Hmm.. nothing from Coldplay tops OK Computer, but..
overall, I might say Coldplay. :hide:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:01 PM
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32. U2 or Joy Division; did the same thing 25 years earlier
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:03 PM
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33. Coldplay.
"Clocks" is one of the best songs of the past decade.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KkWGy7W3_o&feature=rela...
I've tried for years to like Radiohead and I just can't.
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:03 PM
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34. Radiohead, of course. My second favorite band to rise to prominence in the 1990s.
Thom Yorke rightly deserves a "musical genius" nomination.

Although I'm no Coldplay hater. Flame away, but I like them. But they are not on the same level as Radiohead.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:22 PM
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39. Not quite as talented as Chuggo, though
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:10 PM
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35. I cannot stand Coldplay -- I just don't get the appeal.
I heard one of their songs on the radio and I thought it was U2!
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 02:18 AM
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65. I heard the same song and thought it was Joe Satriani
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:11 PM
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36. My choice is
wiiiiiiinnnnnniiiiinnnnggggggg ! ! !
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:19 PM
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38. I like one song from Radiohead
I like zero songs from Coldplay.

Radiohead, 1-0.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 03:04 PM
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41. Creep?
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 04:10 PM
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43. That be the one. (n/t)
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 04:19 PM
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46. Creep is actually my least favorite Radiohead song.
When it comes to my favorite bands, I tend to dislike their best known song. I don't know why, perhaps because they are always overplayed and you know there are better songs by the band that don't get that radio play.

Hence, I'm not a fan of "Creep", nor am I fan of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by the Pumpkins, nor am I a fan of "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 05:47 PM
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49. I've heard that about Radiohead fans...
...and about Radiohead the band, for that matter, that none of them are too fond of that song.

Something about how it wasn't really representative of their sound.

Same sort of thing happened to Extreme with the song More Than Words. But I don't think they ever recovered from that first mega-hit, whereas Radiohead recovered rather nicely.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 04:26 PM
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47. I'm partial to that.
I identify.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:30 PM
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40. Radiohead, I guess
Coldplay just plain sucks.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 03:22 PM
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42. I like coldplay. But Radiohead shits on them.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 04:17 PM
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45. That's the bottom line, and put so succinctly.
:applause:
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 05:46 PM
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48. Radiohead by 500 miles
I like Coldplay. I saw them live once and loved it; I still listen to A Rush of Blood to the Head and I still watch their live DVD from time to time. They are an enjoyable Britpop band.

But Thom Yorke is an absolute genius, and the talent surrounding him (Selway/O'Brien/Greenwood/Greenwood) is a creative juggernaut. Seriously, they have masterpieces in THREE DIFFERENT GENRES. When I first heard Kid A, I said to myself "Is there anything this band can't do?" They are the only band this generation that has begged that question from me.

Not to mention, Coldplay have tried to imitate them on several occasions.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 05:58 PM
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51. Well...I voted for RadioHead but who is this Coldplay that the poll was up against?
:7
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 06:06 PM
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53. Radiohead por favor.
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 06:07 PM by AllenVanAllen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGRdh_3XN5U




Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvB9Pj9Znsw
Why emulate such a boring tune?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 07:08 PM
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54. Well, it could be Radio Head vv. Muse
:hide:
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 07:10 PM
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55. I picked one
even though the two can't be compared.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 07:41 PM
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56. Was it Muse?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 09:54 PM
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57. Radiohead, natch
Arguably the best band today.

Too bad you couldn't have picked a better song...

...like "Just":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5X7HKxpiQA

or "Bodysnatchers":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAIHRIO73e8

I see someone else put up "Everything In Its Right Place".
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 10:11 PM
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58. Or one of the most heartbreaking songs ever
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 10:19 PM
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61. OK, that has to be the best RH song ever.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 10:13 PM
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59. I suck
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 10:17 PM
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60. I feel like I'm trying to pick between diarhhea and constipation here.
:hide:
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 01:48 AM
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62. I will destroy you with fire.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 02:14 AM
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63. LOL
My musical tastes are a little out there. This stuff doesn't hit me at all. To each their own though, and that's why we have a multitude of musical choices. There's something for everyone, and if any older person tells you that there's no good music anymore feel free to kick them squarely in the nuts, because there's never been more choices and more ways to get the music. If someone can't find anything to fit their tastes they simply aren't looking.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 03:25 AM
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66. I respect the fact that others have different taste in music...
I rarely ever mock the music that people listen to. Taste varies.

Radiohead has helped me and continues to help me get through some very rough times in my life.

Some consider my musical tastes "out there". I think they are relatively mainstream.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 03:49 AM
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67. All I can say is that my mockery is good natured.
I make fun my own music all the time. Look at this pic and tell me it isn't mock worthy...



Come on...you know you want to make a joke about that...and if you do I'll laugh along with you. ;)

I encourage people to listen to whatever floats their boat, be it Radiohead or Yanni or Cannibal Corpse, regardless of what others think about it. Music helps a lot of us get through the day. I'd kill myself without it, and I'm not joking. I've had many days where music is the ONLY thing that makes me want to see tomorrow. Another cool CD might come out, and I wouldn't want to miss it!

And for the record, I have no problems with Radiohead, and have mucho respect for some of what they do and say. The free download thing was awesome of them, and I see more and more bands following suit, or even telling people to pay what they want for a CD. I don't consider them mainstream as much for that attitude as for the music, which is relatively mainstream compared to the stuff I'm into (though not even close to mainstream compared to say Janet Jackson or Britteny Spears). I wish more bands with their popularity had their attitude.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 02:14 AM
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64. Not much of a contest
Having seen Coldplay live I can honestly say that I do not rate them.
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