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The Least Offensive Music in the World
« on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:01 »

Simple challenge:  find a song that every regular on the forum likes listening to.  Not loves necessarily, mind you, likes.  That means everyone gets veto over every song.  I think a lot of people just stay out of threads that don't interest them rather than contributing the always unhelpful: "Well I think that sounds like shit, what the fuck is wrong with you," so I'm curious if there is any point of convergence in the bizarre ven diagram that is our communal musical tastes.

Also: you don't need to explain why you don't like a song, if you don't like just say so.  But hey, go ahead and explain if you want to get it off your chest.  There is no bad reason for disliking a song, bad association or overlistening are OK.

Also, also:  Bonus points if the song isn't by one of the following bands:  The Beatles, Joy Division, the Pixies, and Radiohead.
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #1 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:07 »

Maybe some Bowie song of Spiders from Mars?
Haven't met anyone who didn't like that album
this one?
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #2 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:07 »

According to a professor of mine, the following song is the single best example of poetry in the English language based on the criteria we was going to spend the next nine weeks teaching the class.   It is understandable,  cathartic, has common emotional ties everybody can relate to, and a whole host of other shit that I didn't really pay attention to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwAHT0HV6KM
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #3 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:18 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsuVuw5JO4

I don't think I've met anyone who disliked Johnny Cash.

Also, I bet something like Miles Davis or Beethoven would do well in this kind of thing - just because people are often afraid to express their dislike of jazz or classical out of fear they'll appear uncultured.
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #4 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:20 »

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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #5 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:25 »

how about that song that's like four minutes of silence?

nothing to object to there
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #7 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:27 »

how about that song that's like four minutes of silence?

nothing to object to there

Simple challenge:  find a song that every regular on the forum likes listening to.  Not loves necessarily, mind you, likes.

And I specifically said that because I knew someone was going to suggest 4'33''.
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #8 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:28 »

I don't think I've met anyone who disliked Johnny Cash.

Let me change that for you. Vetoed.

Both Beatles songs are fine. I don't love them, but I find them eminently listenable.

I'll second the veto on that John Denver song.

I can tolerate Hockey Monkey.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #10 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:41 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgUs7yWnDJ8

First the intro killed it, but I let that pass me by. Then the vocals killed it again.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #11 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:42 »

I seriously love that song.  I'm going to pretend you meant "killed it" in a good way.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #12 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:44 »

So despite the fact that I really did have a professor who called Sunshine On My Shoulders the best piece of poetry, blah blah blah, I was joking.

We also all know this a fool's errand right?  Someone will veto everything just to be contrary.  Anyway, I can't believe we got more than 3 replies without this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9TGj2jrJk8
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #13 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:48 »

Noooooooooooooooooooooo

The bassline copied 'round the world. Ignore the cuts of Trainspotting dialogue and all that.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #15 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:49 »

Got 2 seconds in.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #16 on: 10 Dec 2009, 14:50 »

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #17 on: 10 Dec 2009, 15:00 »

If you're going to veto something, you should probably quote or shit is going to get confusing
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Re: The Least Offensive Song in the World
« Reply #18 on: 10 Dec 2009, 15:16 »

That's an incredible song but will it appease the metalheads?
If we're speaking about the beatles track, I have no problem with it. The Beatles were the first band I ever was a fan of, though, so I probably don't speak for everybody. Khar, for example, will probably veto everything in here and post Anal Cunt.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #19 on: 10 Dec 2009, 15:28 »

Didn't Khar once posted the "Helter Skelter" cover that Siouxsies and the Banshees did? I'm pretty sure he did.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #21 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:02 »

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #22 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:03 »

This might have worked better a couple years ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGvJX8m8SI
they're really hard to dislike

i've never met anyone who didn't like at least one song by this group, metalheads like it because it's kind of actually good, the rest of us like it because it's silly and still catchy
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #23 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:13 »

Actually I never really liked the Beatles. I don't really find it offensive, I just don't think it's that great.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #24 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:16 »

not even "Fixing A Hole" ?:?
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #25 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:18 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggBQC52SLis

Simple. Groovy bassline.  Skronky guitars. Goofy lyrics.

Edit: You're reaching for songs someone might like even if the don't like the Beatles, and your pick is "Fixing a Hole"?


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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #26 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:22 »

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #27 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:23 »

Dethklok pisses me off just because there is an entire community of metalheads my age now who take them seriously.

As in, they buy Dethklok merch and listen to Dethklok albums.

They're a joke, and a joke that makes irritating music at that.

Avec, that is one of my least favorite Belle & Sebastian songs but please never feel the need to apologize for that video.

As for a song, I'm just sayin'
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #28 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:31 »

Once you get over the vicious stigma (and believe me this took me some time), they are rather enjoyable.

I guarantee you that at the very least, the half of this forum that wants to suck off John Darnielle will agree.

Maybe even the 25% that would rather blow Andrew Bird.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #29 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:33 »

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #30 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:35 »

While I don't totally loathe Vampire Weekend, there are virtually no circumstances under which I would choose to listen to them, or that song. And it's not even a song that say, I would enjoy if a friend happened to play it, I would be totally ambivalent. Or mildly annoyed. But not terribly annoyed.

But Tommy's already vetoed, so the point is moot.

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #31 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:36 »

C'mon, man.  It's Opeth.

And Opeth are shite, so no.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #32 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:37 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggBQC52SLis

Simple. Groovy bassline.  Skronky guitars. Goofy lyrics.

This is a good suggestion.

I am trying to pick a song by the Fall but I don't think it would go over well.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #33 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:42 »

I guarantee you that at the very least, the half of this forum that wants to suck off John Darnielle will agree.

Sorry Gene.

No.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #34 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:42 »

@michaelicious

Maybe Last Orders? But I feel like Mark E. Smith's voice would annoy some people regardless, so the Fall might be out altogether.

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #35 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:45 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggBQC52SLis

Simple. Groovy bassline.  Skronky guitars. Goofy lyrics.

This is a good suggestion.

I can dig it.

also, what the fuck does skronky mean? I like the sound of that word.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #36 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:47 »

Yeah I think maybe a big part of the Fall's appeal is that they are a bit offensive. I was trying to find one of their more accessible songs, but I can't deny the punk as fuckness of "Last Orders".
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #38 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:49 »

I dunno, maybe a song from the new Torche album would work? They are both heavy and poppy as fuck at the same time.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #39 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:50 »

Skronky is a word I tend to use more by feel than by virtue of actually being able to define it, but being prompted this the best I can come up with. A sound that is skronky is a mid-to-high pitched and mildly dissonant, but not so dissonant as to be truly off-putting.

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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #41 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:52 »

Let's try off the beaten track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLbarDNOa-0
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #42 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:54 »

Alex is winning so far... I am digging Delta 5 too.
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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #45 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:56 »

Guys, I think this song has a huge cross-genre appeal
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« Reply #46 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:56 »

Welp, so much for that suggestion then. This is difficult.

Also, is it possible to un-veto? Because I would do that to Christophe's post.










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Re: The Least Offensive Music in the World
« Reply #48 on: 10 Dec 2009, 16:58 »

Christophe, I was really expecting Chuggo from you.
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