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Music with or without politics

With politics
5
45%
Without politics
2
18%
Can I haz cheezbrgr for voting now?
4
36%
 
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Music with or without politics?

Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:03 pm

Which do you prefer and why?

Me, I prefer it without politics, simply because I don't want to hear politics while trying to listen to music.

National anthem (and related songs) being the exception. Mainly because I'm a sucker for big choruses.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Neoteny on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:08 pm

Depends on my mood.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:11 pm

Neoteny wrote:Depends on my mood.

Bad!


You should have voted for cheezbrgr.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Neoteny on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:38 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:
Neoteny wrote:Depends on my mood.

Bad!


You should have voted for cheezbrgr.


Bah, I never cast a throwaway vote, kittens and hecter be damned. If a poll does not have an option I can justify agreeing with, I just don't vote.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 am

I'm indifferent. I listen to political music or musicians (e.g. Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine) and don't really care about the hypocritical messages.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby aage on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:20 am

The political Occupy-stuff in 2nd Law album (I listen to Muse sometimes) both entertains and annoys me, idunno. I usually listen to things that are about people, not about laws and countries.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Bob Dylan
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby kentington on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:11 pm

Green Day bugs the crap out of me.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:14 pm

kentington wrote:Green Day bugs the crap out of me.


For the politics? Or in general?
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby kentington on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:22 pm

For the politics mostly. I could tolerate them if it wasn't for the politics. Mostly because their politics were very hypocritical.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:25 pm

kentington wrote:For the politics mostly. I could tolerate them if it wasn't for the politics. Mostly because their politics were very hypocritical.


My brother in law (American) won't listen to them after the American Idiot album, for much the same reason. I don't really sympathise with the reason, but I can certainly understand not wanting to listen to them pontificate.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby kentington on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:39 pm

Ah, that Album was just icing on the cake.
I had heard the lead singer speaking in an interview on a talk show or something awhile back. He was saying how much he hated capitalism and how rich people are the bad guys yadda yadda.
But he is a product of capitalism and he is a rich guy trying to look like a regular person. I am annoyed with him as people were with Romney. I would prefer silence.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:44 pm

kentington wrote:Ah, that Album was just icing on the cake.
I had heard the lead singer speaking in an interview on a talk show or something awhile back. He was saying how much he hated capitalism and how rich people are the bad guys yadda yadda.
But he is a product of capitalism and he is a rich guy trying to look like a regular person. I am annoyed with him as people were with Romney. I would prefer silence.


I'd like it if it was a smarter critique, or maybe some more specific cause. I've got no problem with someone bucking the system that produced them, as long as it's done with a bit more merit, smarts, and musical cleverness.

Greenday, not so much.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby kentington on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:49 pm

Symmetry wrote:
kentington wrote:Ah, that Album was just icing on the cake.
I had heard the lead singer speaking in an interview on a talk show or something awhile back. He was saying how much he hated capitalism and how rich people are the bad guys yadda yadda.
But he is a product of capitalism and he is a rich guy trying to look like a regular person. I am annoyed with him as people were with Romney. I would prefer silence.


I'd like it if it was a smarter critique, or maybe some more specific cause. I've got no problem with someone bucking the system that produced them, as long as it's done with a bit more merit, smarts, and musical cleverness.

Greenday, not so much.


Yes I agree. Cleverness is always appreciated. But blasting American Idiot. I can't believe American's are willing to buy it. He is laughing all the way to the bank. Also, if he was trying to do something to try to change the system that would be different, but he seems to just complain.
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Re: Music with or without politics?

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:58 pm

kentington wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
kentington wrote:Ah, that Album was just icing on the cake.
I had heard the lead singer speaking in an interview on a talk show or something awhile back. He was saying how much he hated capitalism and how rich people are the bad guys yadda yadda.
But he is a product of capitalism and he is a rich guy trying to look like a regular person. I am annoyed with him as people were with Romney. I would prefer silence.


I'd like it if it was a smarter critique, or maybe some more specific cause. I've got no problem with someone bucking the system that produced them, as long as it's done with a bit more merit, smarts, and musical cleverness.

Greenday, not so much.


Yes I agree. Cleverness is always appreciated. But blasting American Idiot. I can't believe American's are willing to buy it. He is laughing all the way to the bank. Also, if he was trying to do something to try to change the system that would be different, but he seems to just complain.


I took it as more an attack on the Bush era, but yeah- it wasn't a smart attack. When September Ends being the smartest song. If everything coming before isn't smart, and everything that follows isn't smart, a catchy tune with a bit of smarts ain't gonna cut the mustard.

A decent single does not an album make.

And urgh- the song they did with U2...
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