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Theyre similar albums cause of how ambitious they are. But RAM is so dense and impeccably structured, just when you think you’ve heard something which feels a little off, the next listen you realize that it’s a crucial moment in the record. “Within” instantly stuck out to me as this incredibly weird, slight piano ballad that comes out of nowhere but now I honestly couldn’t imagine the album without it. It only takes up 3 minutes of a 74-minute album so it’s not like they needed padding, it’s clearly something they wouldn’t have kept it on unless it had a purpose and it really is this perfect, mood-setting break in between “Giorgio” and “Instant Crush”. Every single thing on this album feels like it was a conscious decision made over months and years of discussion and work so even trying to instantly pick it apart and decide what’s filler and what’s not seems like an insult to the amount of time and effort put into making it a perfect album.
Just you wait guys. I predict a resurgence of yacht rock. Kids legitimately enjoying and finding influence from Michael McDonald and Christopher Cross. The whole disco trend happened in the 00s, when it was called dancepunk. Bands like The Rapture, !!!!, The Bravery, LCD Soundsystem. But yeah, lets bring back smooth jazz/yacht rock to the masses!!!
This is irrefutably Daft Punk’s magnum opus. Probably their most epic album to date. This is essentially their concept album, as it directly picks up the themes from Human After All.
RAM in a sense is the androids having an existential crisis of their failed attempts to blend in with society, evaluating themselves after an extended hiatus, and eventually achieving the singularity. The theory of human and machine fusing as one. If you analyze the lyrics in “Within” “Touch” its well indicated. The build up in the 2001 space odyssey ambience of “Contact” is the final transformation of them becoming…wait for it……..human after all.
After giving it a few listens, its defiantly ranks up there with Discovery. But knowing how elaborate this album is, its should be entitled RE-Discovery.
As tradition has dictated, all their albums have their own distinguished sound and this one is no exception. Its mellow, funky, and seems like the perfect transition from Human After All, especially since the instrumentation is more organic and less electronic. Its great.
This is if Daft Punk composed the music for Pilotwings 64. I LOVE IT!!!!!
pretty solid return. The only song I found annoying was Ya Hey.
I face palmed so hard I gave myself an aneurysm. Seriously, WTF happened to this man? Its now obvious he’s not being facetious with these questionable collaborations and projects. I used to be a hardcore fan of Weezer, but the 00s have practically destroyed everything I loved about their music and turned Rivers into a nut job of autistic scale. The production value on this song piss poor. The vocals overpower the instrumentation, the mixing has that horrible garbled sound of Hurley, and the quality is so low that it sounds like it was exported in 96kbps.
now youre just making false implications. Music is subjective, I never said I hated them, but I PERSONALLY dont consider them the greatest thing EVAA!!
So let me get this straight. You combed through over 120 bands I have listed in facebook, cherry pick the ones that you hate and then use said bands to make assumptions of my so-called poor musical taste. Just wow. You are the textbook example of those arrogant music snobs I seriously wanna punch in the neck. I went through that elitism phase during college years and looking back, I regret ever having such a smug attitude about something so subjective. Yeah, I like 311 and Lit, UNIRONICALLY, what the fuck of it? My philosophy is if it sounds good, Ill listen to it. Im a graphic designer in the music industry so networking with upcoming local bands is my job. If their sound derives from a band that I enjoy, it solidifies my interest in promoting them. But in regards to my musical taste, I happen to be eclectic of all different genres and sub-genres. If youre seriously going to insult my musical preference based on a handful of bands you dont like, then youre the type of the person that I would hate to associate myself with. People who worry about what other people think of their musical tastes have a name. They’re called poseurs and Ive dealt with that shit years ago and I dont intend on revisiting that chapter of my life.
Again, its my opinion that Neutral Milk Hotel are ok, subpar, average. I’m just tired of every damn music blog, indie hipster and music store employee putting this band on such a high pedestal. You see, If youre going to get that bent out of shape over a damn opinion, then it makes me question how anyone would wanna hang around someone like yourself. And its a shame that you dont appreciate people with a wider and diverse taste while you or people of this site prefer to listen to strictly obscure and underground bands.
I speak my mind despite the consequences. I have nothing against NMH. They’re a decent band, but not this holy grail of perfection that every audiophile, indie record store employee, and pretentious hipster labels them as.
negative publicity yet again. Thank you!
its true. All the music snobs always rave about how this band is the apex of musical perfection.
…and thus on this day, hipsters across the world creamed their pants in delight
I like how everyone is judging an entire album based on one song.
sooooo those so called “new” songs are from 2006?
wow, that tracklist is impressive. I got a gut feeling that 5:53 is going to tear up the summer charts.
its comforting to know that Radiohead hasnt given a shit about “Creep” for over a decade otherwise there would be a twitter war a transpirin’
…and Im done with The Strokes. On the plus side, Angles is no longer their worst album.
Im calling bullshit his so-called illness. Hes canceled most of his tours due to the venues not providing a vegan set up. Weather hes been ill or not, it just seems suspicious that he would cancel more tours after 2 recent shows didnt meet his dietary demands.
WTF?! This man has been nothing but excuses after excuses. I’m sorry, a month of this drama has convinced me to stop listening to his music cause this is beyond arrogance and a new level of self righteousness.
I think Morrissey needs his own reality show. His antics this week alone were amusing.
The comeback album was surprisingly decent, but its so polarizing knowing how dysfunctional band is. Back in the 90s, they were in my top 5 but then all this news surfaced about drug abuse and the bitterness of the band tolerating his presences. It became difficult to listen to their stuff. Now that we entered this circlejerk for the 1000000th time, I honestly lost all interest in these guys. The band members have battered wife syndrome and not even rehab can salvage Scott’s substance addition. I like their music, but this shit has gotten stale a long time ago. Oh and my favorite STP album is Purple.
Odelay Beck in effect!
cant wait for 2012, the year the album is coming out.
so….is the new trend in music to direct videos that are literal to the lyrics?