r/meirl 13d ago Silver 2 Helpful 1 Wholesome 3 Got the W 1

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u/celiandreyi 13d ago

Everyone has their own personal One Hit Wonder list.

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u/Specific_Tap7296 13d ago

What's yours?

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u/tI_Irdferguson 13d ago

Ghostwriter by RJD2. Friend showed me the song a long time ago, I loved it, looked up his other songs and it just wasn't my thing.

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u/soupkitchen3rd 13d ago

Does it feature Luke, Han or maybe even Darth? Not sure I could just listen to R2 whistle for a whole album.

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u/jimbelushiapplesauce 13d ago

that same album had a neat hidden track on it

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u/a_spicy_memeball 12d ago

Ha! I really like Smoke & Mirrors

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u/privatejokr 12d ago

I kinda feel the same, not all their stuff is top-tier banger material, but i still dig it. The Horror is another stand-out track of theirs.

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u/casfacto 13d ago

Soul Coughing is one of mine.

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u/Interesting-Love-152 13d ago edited 13d ago

Astronaut in the ocean was a bop but the rest of masked wolf songs were eh

Edit: definitely way too overplayed but still a good song

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u/lindcookie 13d ago

this is the first time I've ever seen someone speak positively about that song

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u/blastedbastedbottle 13d ago

For real this song was getting clowned on hard a year ago

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u/harrywise64 13d ago

I don't think this is a turn in the tides. Everyone still hates it it's just not on every TikTok anymore

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u/Iancredible56 12d ago

I feel like having your song get popular on TikTok has to be such a double edged sword. Like yeah people are aware of you, but TikTok is like algorithmicly designed to beat songs and trends to the ground to the point of ridicule.

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u/ejkrause 13d ago

I think the less people are aware of the meme, the more they like it.

Its an ok song, but the internet ruined it.

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u/liquidsmk 13d ago

I had no idea it was a meme and some people hate it. It’s still a bop to me. What is there to hate, it’s a fun little song. It’s not k.dot or anything but I’m not gonna get mad if it randomly comes on.

Much worse trash out there.

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u/Cruxal_ 13d ago

Almost had an aneurism I really thought objectively this was one of the worst songs ever crafted and everyone was agreeing on that, it’s only dethroned now by the “ain’t nobody crazy as the WHITE BOYS” racist dog whistle sound on tiktok that uses the exact same melody.

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u/magicmoonflower 13d ago

This is my kids favorite song. A cute lil bop.

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u/elephanttrunkpenis 13d ago

thats the one song my tiktok obsessed 8 year old cousin can put on and everyone jams to, even the old people lmao

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u/magicmoonflower 13d ago

My kids found it on tik tok YouTube which is wild lol but it’s get them going in the car drop off line in the am.

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u/Triliner_ 13d ago

Even the old ppl?? That's funny asf

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u/rapsey 13d ago

Phosphorescent, song for zula

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u/ManifestRose 13d ago

Gotye

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u/daft_ish 12d ago

Now you're just an artist that I use to know

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u/Rosettachamps 12d ago

Eyes wide open is a banger too though

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u/wtfbananaboat 12d ago

Hearts a Mess is phenomenal

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u/bonafidebunnyeyed 13d ago

It isn't often one comes across a comment that was literally snatched from their own mind, yet here you are. Exactly this.

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u/Krocodilo 13d ago

You thought it was the start of something great... and disappointment hits you hard

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u/Woodfield30 13d ago

I think Gotye caught a lot of people out. His album did great because everyone loved that “Somebody” song but his other music is very much unlike that one song. I know my parents got stung by it!

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u/CaptBranBran 13d ago

That happened to my parents with Train and "Drops of Jupiter", they listened to the whole album once and then sold it, but bought the song again when they discovered iTunes.

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u/jofloberyl 13d ago

what?! train has a lot of nice songs!

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u/WhiskeyHotdog_2 12d ago

Honestly yeah, recently discovered their first album is amazing. Everything later is alright, but that first album is fire

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u/FinalMeltdown15 12d ago

I once heard someone describe Train as momcore and its hilariously accurate

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u/GQDragon 13d ago

"Heart's a Mess" is even better. It's an amazing song. Dude has been MIA for ten years now.

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u/jeffreythecat1 13d ago

I respect it. He made his money and dipped.

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u/SuperMrTiddles 13d ago

He doesn’t have one real style of song but I generally like his stuff. For most people he’s a one hit wonder but outside of maybe a song or two I like pretty much everything he’s put out.

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u/CptBoomshard 13d ago

That was definitely how Gotye was for me. Also Fun. and Young the Giant.

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u/OctaviusBlight 13d ago

Fun. Had maybe three songs which were highly regarded. Their other tunes were ok but nothing superb.

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u/_Vetis_ 13d ago edited 12d ago

Fun.'s first album Aim and Ignite was, in my opinion, an indie pop masterpiece and then they got wayyyyy too big for their britches and decided every song had to be an anthem.

If you like fun, then Bleachers is something worth checking out. Its the guy who wrote most of the music.

Nate Ruess also has some solo stuff if you like the voice, Nothing Without Love isnt bad

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u/Wbran 12d ago

Aim and Ignite is so underrated.

Bleachers also produces like half of new pop music too lol.

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u/newyne 12d ago

Young the Giant.

Blasphemy.

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u/zozi0102 13d ago

Thats when you force yourself to listen to all of their songs so you get the musical equivalent of Stockholm syndrome.

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u/tweedsheep 13d ago

Me, listening to The Mission's entire discography just so I can say I did. Don't do it.

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u/YellowJello_OW 12d ago

Glad it's not just me. Not a single one of my friends likes my music and I've discovered that I've essentially conditioned myself to exclusively love a specific genre

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u/ChuckZombie 12d ago

I did that a lot. "I paid for it, I'm gonna force myself to like it." Now I cringe when I hear Korn.

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u/D_Pichu 12d ago

When I first heard DARE by Gorillaz I fell in love with it and ended up buying the Demon Days Album. It sounded completely different that what I expected and was disappointed at first, but I still tried to listen to it over and over again to get to DARE. Still remains to be my favorite band to this day because of that lol

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u/ThreadedPommel 12d ago

To be fair, gorillaz songs seem to have a weird effect where you don't really like them at first, but the more you listen to them the better they get.

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u/songfulqo 13d ago Wearing is Caring Eureka!

check out its producer

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u/el_aleman_ 13d ago

It's always great when an artist you like keeps working with a producer you like.

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u/deezx1010 13d ago

Eminem and Dr. Dre were magic together. Eminem's whole album tone became messy the less influence and time they spent on albums together.

Undoubtedly in my top 5 rappers of all time. Closer to top 2 than anything. But I hate how he's basically an incredible ultra lyricist rapper without direction last 6-7 years

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u/PinkTalkingDead 13d ago

Yeah. Imo his last great album through n through was the Eminem show 👀 but that’s also when I stopped listening to him 24/7

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u/mycalvesthiccaf 12d ago

That's a problem with battle rappers. Their lyrical skills are absolutely top tier but damn they can't make a coherent record

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u/Q8D 12d ago

Still waiting on Dre's detox album release like Eminem said it would.

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u/deezx1010 12d ago

WE GON MAKE DRE DO IT

😭😭😭😭😭😭

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u/zuzg 13d ago

And that's the story how the Arctic Monkey Album Humbug brought me to Queens of the Stone Age

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u/NietzscheIsMyCopilot 13d ago

hellll yeah QOTSA, everything Josh Homme touches seems to turn to gold, Royal Blood is another example.

Also "....like clockwork" is the best album of the 2010's

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u/ignore_me_im_high 13d ago

everything Josh Homme touches seems to turn to gold

Well, not everything, especially custody battles with his ex...

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u/imjusta_bill 12d ago

As much as I love Qotsa, Homme seems like ten pounds of crazy in a five pound bag. Dalle more so

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u/Shirlenator 13d ago

Anyone that is unaware of them should check out Them Crooked Vultures. Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones.

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u/AcadianMan 12d ago

Royal Blood is amazing considering it’s a drummer and a bass player/singer.

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u/OctaviusBlight 13d ago

Humbug is still the absolute best album of the 2000s for me. Still my favourite Arctic Monkeys record, though all of them standout so well.

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u/zuzg 13d ago

The lyrics are so bloody brilliant.

All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms
And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall

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u/FelixThunderbolt 12d ago

Kinda wild take, lmao. That's not even the best Arctic Monkeys album of the 2000s...

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u/Nikas_intheknow 13d ago

Finally something I am extremely passionate about. Have you also listened to The Last Shadow Puppets and Mini Mansions (side projects of those bands)? I promise they will not let you down!

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u/DaisyRidleyTeeth 12d ago

Similarly I found Alexandra Savior from Alex Turner who produced her album Belladonna of Sadness

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u/dannydamaja 13d ago

How I found Clams Casino

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u/mattcoady 13d ago

I just discovered Clams Casino is also an actual food dish and it looks pretty tasty.

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u/axrael 13d ago

Worked in a seafood joint and I'd bust out the line that "you'll really hit the jackpot with our clams casino" gag quite a bit.

I had a slew of other seafood related puns I'd pull out as well.

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u/chazzeromus 13d ago

Got hooked with I’m God , then to 32 levels which was amazing. Been still looking for a high quality version of Angels instrumental

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u/TOMASAW 13d ago

Damn thanks for reminding me of instrumentals vol. 2. Haven’t listened to clams casino in like a decade.

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u/bellaciaopartigiano 13d ago

Every Q song that wasn’t produced by The Alchemist.

Well I shouldn’t say that, but man does Q make radio music that’s way worse than his other shit.

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u/TimmJimmGrimm 13d ago

Brilliant comment.

Please list some of your favourite producers that can do this Midas-touch to otherwise par musicians.

If you know of a few, please share!

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u/ryan_piezo 13d ago

Literally anything Danger Mouse touches is great. He was the guy who wasn't cee-lo in Gnarls Barkley. He was the drummer for the broken bells. And he produced Demon Days by the Gorillaz, El Camino by The Black Keys and a whole bunch more.

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u/Repost_Hypocrite 13d ago

I was going to say Danger Mouse too! That day when I found out that Danger Mouse influenced about 40% of the music I like I was floored

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u/G_Regular 13d ago

Dangerdoom is also top notch, his album with MF DOOM

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u/kawaiian 13d ago
  • Mf doom
  • Mark Ronson
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u/FuturePigeon 13d ago

Steve Albini. These are not par musicians, but he has a special talent.

“In 2004, Albini estimated that he has engineered the recording of 1,500 albums, mostly by underground musicians.[15] By 2018, his estimate had increased to several thousand.[2] More prominent artists that Albini has worked with include: Foxy Shazam,[23] Nirvana,[24] Pixies,[25] The Breeders, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, The Jesus Lizard, Don Caballero, PJ Harvey, The Wedding Present, Joanna Newsom, Superchunk, Low, Dirty Three, Jawbreaker, Neurosis, Cloud Nothings, Bush,[26] Chevelle,[27] Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (as Page and Plant),[28] Helmet,[29] Fred Schneider,[30] The Stooges,[31] Owls,[32] Manic Street Preachers,[33] Jarvis Cocker,[34] The Cribs,[35] the Fleshtones,[36] Nina Nastasia,[37] The Frames,[38] The Membranes,[39] Cheap Trick,[40] Motorpsycho,[41] Slint,[42] mclusky,[43] Labradford,[44] Veruca Salt,[45] Zao,[46] The Auteurs[47] and Spare Snare.[48]”

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u/realunnamed 13d ago

yeah like idk 14 years ago i was in my apprenticeship and working alone wielding and cutting big water pipes i was alone my first time and they trustet me i can do it i was turning the raido really loud and was vibing to some radio and i heard a kylie minogue song and i was like damn thats a banger. i searched for it found it but the rest ofh er songs was not so much this good.. i checked the producer and it was calvin harris. checked him out he didnt had songs done for himself yet he just produced bangers after bangers for idfferent artists. was rly nice find

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u/potatoesarenotcool 12d ago

Calvin Harris is a musical genius

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u/CaffeinatedGuy 13d ago

Spotify doesn't show that info, and definitely doesn't make it searchable.

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u/nin10dorox 12d ago

There's a "show credits" option on spotify that shows songwriter and producer.

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u/OneHundredCheeseburg 13d ago

Basically just follow Danger Mouse around and it's nonstop bangers.

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u/-GreyWalker- 13d ago

If this happens to you, look at who wrote the song, if it has the artists name and someone else, look at the someone else. There's a crappy loophole in the music industry called write a word get a third. Meaning, if the artist changes or adds a word to the song they get a 3rd of the writing credit.

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u/thingy237 13d ago

What happens if more than 3 people write a word?

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u/PsChampion_007 13d ago

Glitch in the matrix

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u/Jason3b93 13d ago

You destroy the fabrics of the universe. It's a very dangerous question.

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u/Inf3ris 13d ago

it's called pop music then lol

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u/rich519 13d ago

I’ve heard it’s helpful to check the producer too. They have a lot of influence over how the song sounds and that can carry over between multiple bands/singers.

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u/Krabbypatty_thief 13d ago

Yep this is the real tip. Producer’s style and quality is usually alot more consistent than an individual artist

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u/Soonermagic1953 13d ago

George Martin was a huge reason the Beatles were so successful

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u/brcguy 12d ago

And Quincy Jones made some of Michael Jackson’s early records into massive hits - not sayin michael wasn’t talented, but Quincy put Off The Wall into another category of music.

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u/2hi4stimuli 13d ago

look no further than Rick Rubin or Alchemist production credits. They seem to work only with people they actually clicked with and really make a specific sounds when they’re together.

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u/rowan_damisch 13d ago

There's a crappy loophole in the music industry called write a word get a third.

That would explain why the songs who only repeat the same five lines over and over again somehow needed a shitton of people to be written.

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u/bunglejerry 12d ago

Writing credits are getting weird. Your average Kanye West song has, like, 20 songwriters and 10 producers. Apparently Kanye will credit pretty much everyone who's in the room when the song is being made.

It's a bit silly, but the opposite is silly as well, where a collaborative process results in a song that is credited to just one person. I remember Andy Summers of the Police being a little miffed when Puff Daddy's "I'll be Missing You" went stratospheric because only Sting got a cut (Sting is the sole credited writer of "Every Breath You Take") despite the Puff Daddy song being built around the guitar luck, which Summers said he wrote himself. That's not right either.

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u/pamtar 13d ago

Or look at similar artists on Spotify etc that reference that particular song. Lots of times bands actually trap lightning in a bottle but usually their only good jam is one they ripped off of someone less well known.

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u/Gemag_78 13d ago

Beyoncé is notorious for this

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u/dope420boy 13d ago

If you have Apple Music, scroll the bottom of the lyrics for that song and it will have who wrote it. Thanks for sharing this. I did know that was a thing

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u/Plethora_of_squids 12d ago

I mean sometimes singers just work with songwriters to make music without any sort of trickery going on

I listen to some genres of Japanese music and it's really not uncommon to see a singer and a songwriter, or even a singer, lyricist, and arranger. The fact that the singer tends to get most of the attention though, even when the singer is literally just a glorified text-to-speech programme) is a well established issue, the problem is that that happens because the singer is the most instantly recognisable part of a song.

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u/newenglandredshirt 13d ago

Lol. That was my mom when she discovered Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day. I popped in one of the CDs I had, and she couldn't make it through the first song.

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u/eckliptic 13d ago

She may like some of the songs in American Idiot, more similarities to Good Riddance

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u/OKgobi 13d ago

I think Warning (the album) is more similar

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u/SniffMyRapeHole 13d ago

I was alone

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u/CaptBranBran 13d ago

I was all by myself

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u/Expert-Ad-1922 13d ago

No one was looking

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u/QueerNewWorlds 13d ago

I was thinking of you

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u/Avantasian538 13d ago

Oh dear god.

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u/parkingspace 12d ago

Well.... Let her listen to Wake Me Up, When September Ends. That will be another she will like.

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u/Tributemest 13d ago

Was about to mention this song, you can tell they added the fuzzed out guitar on top of one of their regular songs in order to cash in on the "grunge" craze, but it works, that song punches hard!

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u/Schootingstarr 12d ago

That was the biggest issues with albums back then.

Even from big swingers like Michael Jackson

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u/UchihaLegolas 13d ago

Truest MEIRL post imo.

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u/MinglinSingle 13d ago

This was me with Finger Eleven back in the day when Paralyzer came out.

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u/todd_dayz 13d ago

Their albums from before paralyzer were the good stuff, anything after that wasn’t that great.

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u/turkeytime3 13d ago

Yeah I was gonna say, their first album is nothing but bangers.

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u/todd_dayz 13d ago

The Rainbow Butt Monkeys album was good too!

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u/Arugula_Cautious 13d ago

That was all of us. That song is amazing but the band is booty

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u/CaptBranBran 13d ago

I dodged a bullet, back in the day, I only had enough money to buy one album and it was between the Finger Eleven album or Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace by Foo Fighters.

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u/MagicMarshmelllow 13d ago

‘Slow Chemical’ is a jam, although it was basically written as a theme for a wrestler so it had foundation.

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u/Mckooldude 13d ago

Try Slow Chemical.

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u/MaverickKaiser 13d ago

THAT'S GOTTA BE... THAT'S GOTTA BE KANE!

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u/MinglinSingle 13d ago

Yeah, that's their other one. When Paralyzer came out I remembered One Thing and went "oh it's the same guys, their other songs are probably pretty good too!" But no... all trash

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u/Xo-Qo 13d ago

They have two other tracks that I found through gaming before Paralyzer. Good Times and Stay In Shadow. Maybe it's just Burnout and SSX nostalgia.

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u/VampireFist 13d ago

Dude, Burnout 3's OST is an all time best.

Stay in Shadow is, in my opinion, a better song than Paralyzer, which might also be because I had like 400 hours in that game back on the original Xbox.

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u/Xo-Qo 13d ago

I agree with you. Of the 3 tracks, Paralyzer is last. Also same. That game was a drug.

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u/XVUltima 13d ago

That's the opposite for me. Paralyzer was my least favorite of their songs, but it was the only one the radio ever played.

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u/EM_CEE_PEEPANTS 13d ago

Paralyzer always pissed me off because it sure seemed like a reskinned "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand.

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u/stay-a-while-and---- 13d ago

holy shit i think you're right

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u/ballerina_wannabe 13d ago

I feel the same way about authors, but it’s so much worse when you’ve spent a few hours getting partway through a book only to realize it’s not getting any better.

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u/KaamDeveloper 13d ago

Artemis by Andy Weir. That shit made me apprehensive towards Project Hail Mary (which turned out so much better)

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u/Northerleyfire 13d ago

There are definitely artists who are consistently excellent, and it's wonderful to find them.

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u/PsChampion_007 13d ago

Examples?

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u/ColdChemical 13d ago

Deerhoof

Ghost

King Gizzard

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u/witchelina 13d ago

Aurora. Florence and the Machine.

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u/PinkTalkingDead 13d ago

Is FATM new album good? I saw her on instagram promoting it yesterday

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u/spock_block 12d ago

FATM only do bangers

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u/Anustart_07734 13d ago

That’s how Maroon5 swindled me in the beginning

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u/OctaviusBlight 13d ago

To be fair, Maroon 5 bamboozled a lot of people with how good their first album was. I was never as disappointed as I was with Maroon 5's music evolution.

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u/FatherOfLights88 13d ago

So, I'm not the only one. Phew!

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u/Pyro636 13d ago

I kinda get it though. Songs About Jane is a really good pop rock album so whatever they made next would either have to be more of the same (tough to do and have it be better) or pick one of the genres and double down. With all of the good songwriting talent they have, a dude with a really strong pop voice, and pop being much more lucrative I'd probably do the exact same thing unless I was sure I had something really cool or important to say with rock.

At least I think it's really cool that an entire band transitioned in to pop instead of just their lead singer ditching them to go solo pop.

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u/onpurposemistake 13d ago

Such sellouts. They were an alright band once.

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u/[deleted] 13d ago

That's my entire music collection. People ask me what bands or artists I like and I'm like "I have no idea. I just like songs."

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u/willitevergetbetter- 13d ago edited 12d ago

Damn I thought I was the only one. I don't really have fave artists - I just like songs.

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u/DaringDomino3s 13d ago

If you were lucky it was like the first or last track but they always put it in 3rd or next to last somewhere to make you fast forward or listen to their other songs

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u/paracog 13d ago

Then you find out that this song is one the artist doesn't like very much.

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u/Abradolf1948 13d ago Wholesome

Artiste

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u/Lordomi42 13d ago

Give me the FUCKINGE sworde

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u/ThePenguinKing27 13d ago

“Take on me” by Ah-Ha is their only good song.

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u/Pyro636 13d ago

But it is a REALLY fuckin good song

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u/ThePenguinKing27 13d ago

Very VERY good!

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u/pescawito 12d ago

LOL so wrong, "The sun always shines on TV" is a banger

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u/horrorkesh 13d ago

My music playlist is such a hodgepodge of like 900 different songs because of this very reason

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u/Fr31l0ck 13d ago

Even worse is relistening to the song you liked and realizing you don't even like that song.

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u/Rouge_means_red 13d ago

Or when you find an amazing album and find out the band just decided to change their genre after it

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u/Uceninde 13d ago

Everyone who loved Panic! at the Disco's first album feels this in their soul, lol.

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u/UnhappyStrain 13d ago

Or when u find a band and like all their songs besides one singular one.

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u/TripinChikin 13d ago

Usually every "perfect" album for me has 1-3 songs i skip. The others are just too good and has enough emotional significance for me to consider it perfect

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u/fuckinradbroh 13d ago

Me with every Pink Floyd album tbh

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u/MasterTorgo 13d ago

Jesse play Seamus (That's the Dog) even if we scare the hoes

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u/TripinChikin 13d ago

They have some weird songs bro. I completely understand

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u/Antnee83 13d ago

Kind of in the same vein, I love every single Silverchair album- yeah even Young Modern. So I was pretty excited when I found out that Daniel Johns had a solo album!

...It's fucking beyond terrible.

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u/thiccums42069 13d ago edited 13d ago

I felt that way about nirvana and now the song I thought was their only good song is the only song i actively avoid so maybe just come back later and give them another shot

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u/Coolkurwa 13d ago

Out of interest, What did you think was their only good song?

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u/mondegr33n 13d ago

Just throwing this out there: A lot of people are saying this is a one-hit wonder thing but there are many popular, well-established bands that just have 1 or 2 songs that are more accessible or whatever than the rest of their discography. That doesn’t make them 1 hit wonders. For example, some people only know or like “My Girls” from Animal Collective or “Creep” by Radiohead or “1979” from Smashing Pumpkins but none of those are one-hit wonders- they’re just some of the more popular/accessible hits from those groups.

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u/Paradachshund 13d ago

The Bravery, Believe

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u/americanguy95 13d ago

Hear, hear. Honest mistake was good too, though.

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u/Knight-of-Neekolul 13d ago

Worse yet, Spotify recommends songs/artists based on that artist's one single song you actually like. I often find myself thinking, "what the heck is playing in the back?" and then see "based on other artists you enjoy.

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u/Fkingcherokee 13d ago

At least I don't have to buy the CD before I figure this out anymore. I don't know how many times I spent $15 just so I could have one song.

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u/chrisvolume 13d ago

This is how I feel about Flume…

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u/Dancin_Wit_Da_Czars 13d ago

Which song? Flume has a lot of great songs, but so much is so very experimental that I can totally get having a bad time with an album.

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u/TermFine7944 13d ago

im the opposite lol, i feel like 65% of flume songs are kinda generic mall edm, but some of his songs like Voices, High Beams, Never Be Like You), genuinely sound good and fun to me

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u/Seano151 13d ago

He helped create future bass but has moved on since. That’s why a lot of his older stuff sounds more generic

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u/OldComfort3669 13d ago

Lol, how many people have bought an album or a CD just for a single song?

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u/FILTER_OUT_T_D 13d ago

Well I bought Jamiroquai’s Traveling Without Moving back in the 90s because of Virtual Insanity, but it turns out that was a great purchase that led me to who is now one of my favorite bands!

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u/LadyMirkwood 13d ago

This was my bane of the 90s, buying an album with my meagre pocket money only to find out it was shit

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u/sirspider 13d ago

I bought Alien Ant Farm's 2nd album for the Smooth Criminal cover. Listened to it exclusively for like... a year? One day I accidentally forgot to set it on repeat and ended up hearing the rest. That album has some great songs. Movie, Attitude, and Wish amongst them.

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u/PocoPoto 13d ago

I fell in love with modest mouse's float on but couldn't get into any other of their songs Sadge.

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u/Girlsontheinternet 13d ago edited 13d ago

I recommend "The World at Large". Not an easy summer bop like Float On at all, but it's got very wanderlust energy like Float On. I feel like those two songs go together like yin and yang.

https://youtu.be/Diabumv_OJ4

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u/stay-a-while-and---- 13d ago

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is an amazing album. Used to not like the song Dashboard until I listened to the whole album

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u/NervousTumbleweed 12d ago

Dramamine is fucking incredible

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u/WoahJimmy 13d ago

It hurts so bad! That feeling of excitement you get when finding a new song by a new artist then going to listen to their discography and each song steals your hope until finally you just act as if it never happened and listen to the new song with leas enthusiasm

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u/jmay_young 13d ago

Example - Vance Joy. Love Riptide, can’t stand anything else!

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u/zmWoob2 13d ago

Just listen to it a few more times and by the 4th listen it’ll click instantly and now you’ll be hooked

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u/anthonymakey 13d ago

Check who the producer is. Then follow that producer.

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u/Kolikokoli 13d ago

People: what are your favourite artists Me: one hit wonders

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u/mabond 13d ago

Effile 65...

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u/DaneColeson 13d ago

People always says this because they’ve only ever heard “Blue”. Europop and Contact! are two full albums of bangers that largely get ignored

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u/kronicle_gaming 13d ago

That Europop album is crazy good! The Edge, Living in a Bubble, My Console, Your Clown…man such a good nostalgic album my friends and I listen to every now and then

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u/shaj_94 13d ago

And you feel like you got betrayed

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u/Jkranick 13d ago

Back in the olden days of the 80s, you would have to shell out anywhere from $10-$12 to find out that the rest of the album sucks donkey balls. It was a massively risky time in music purchasing. Word-of-mouth from older siblings was key.

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u/Crying4alapdance 13d ago

It's maroon 5, uncle cracker, and Bon Jovi all owe me $20 each.

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u/roxinmyhead 12d ago

Except Billy Joel. Find a Billy Joel sing you love and trust me there will be at least 4 others you love....because... so... many... songs.... to choose from.

Sidenote... some journalist who hated Billy Joel (grew up nearby I think) decided he would listen to all his songs and then write an detailed article about how and why he hated his music....wait for it.... instead he ended up writing an article about how he had been wrong and why he loved Billy Joel's music

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