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    RR Q&A: What album or band do you feel like you shouldn't like, but you do?

    Let's look at the flipside. Same rules as Rae's post. What bands should you not like, based on musical style or genre but you find yourself drawn to.

    For me it's the Scissor Sisters. I generally don't like electronica or dance music. By all accounts, I should really dislike this band. I don't even remember what spurred me to buy their first CD, but I did and I loved it! So, then I bought the second disk and loved it too. They have released a new disk and it's on my wish list. There is just something about them that draws me in. Maybe it's the quirkiness, or the amusing lyrics. But I really surprise myself by enjoying this band.

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    For me, it's John Prine and Steve Goodman. I really don't like country music, but Prine's country/rock/whatever style is always amusing and fun. The humor and satire in his lyrics outshines most of the groups I like. For example,

    "Broken hearts and dirty windows
    Make life difficult to see
    That's why last night and this morning
    Always look the same to me"

    John Prine

    I've heard it a million times. It always crakes me up.
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    Every homophobic 80s punk/hardcore band. It's totally contradictory to my personal values, but I still own records from the Descendents to the Angry Samoans that contain some of the most sophomoric, ignorant lyrics... and I still love all the other songs on 'em.

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    Don't tell anyone but, I like several Yanni and John Tesh works. I really like the latest Tesh with Breeze Lee and the dancers.
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    I can't help loving Green Day. And U2. And even sometimes (shhhhh....) Coldplay.

    I am a sucker for simple riffs and memorable melodies, I guess. So sue me.
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    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    What? You should totally like Boston!!

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    Okay, I'm just not into much classic rock, so it doesn't exactly "fit" with the rest of my collection. Having said that, I've had a copy of that album in one format or another since I was about 8 and the 45 of "More Than a Feeling" (b/w "Smokin'") is still at my folks' house somewhere.
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    Say it isn't so Joe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    Don't tell anyone but, I like several Yanni and John Tesh works. I really like the latest Tesh with Breeze Lee and the dancers.
    Yanni and Tesh? What has become of you man?
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    This is not going to end well.

    The Carpenters. I don't like(d) them all that much, but she had one of the best voices ever recorded, and even though they sang silly little love songs, they were well produced and very well constructed.

    Let the blood bath begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    Yanni and Tesh? What has become of you man?
    I know, I know! I was gonna say in my original post that I am not a man at all in those weak moments.

    What it is I like about some of that music is the energy and dynamics and layering. Also, that Yanni concert at Red Rocks I think, introduced me to Karen Briggs who plays electric violin and showed up on the Stanley Clarke Virtu disk.

    Tesh just makes nice music in general. and I dig Breeze Lee's popping dance style. I would snap myself in half if I tried his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    The Carpenters. I don't like(d) them all that much, but she had one of the best voices ever recorded, and even though they sang silly little love songs, they were well produced and very well constructed.

    Let the blood bath begin.

    "I don't like them" ≠ "she had one of the best voices ever recorded, ... they were well produced and very well constructed"
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    I'm sitting here trying to crap out an answer, but I can't get past the concept that I like what I like, and dislike what I dislike.

    I like Mr. Bungle and Burt Bacharach, or the Carpenters and Primus, and a whole pile of stuff in between. I dislike John Tesh and the Shaggs, or Captain Beefheart and Yanni, and an even bigger pile of stuff in between. I don't mind saying so and I'm not embarrassed, or confused by what I like/dislike, in the least.

    The concept of guilty pleasures is lost on me. Pleasure is pleasure.

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    Yes, that looks poorly worded dude...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    "I don't like them" ≠ "she had one of the best voices ever recorded, ... they were well produced and very well constructed"
    ...but what I was trying to say was that they were not a favorite and I don't (didn't) like them all that much but...

    I put the like(d) in there to indicate past-tense since Karen is long gone and they aren't currently recording, obviously. Thanks for pointing out my blunder. I really appreciate it.
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    I think that the concept is not about whether you feel guilty, Troy, but rather just what someone would be surprised to learn that you enjoy. Stuff in a genre that you generally dislike, or whose influences leave you cold, or whose aesthetic is antithetical to anything you'd ever imagined yrself digging... the "shouldn't" to here refers more to "in the context of all logical reasoning" and less to "what others think you should or shouldn't be embarrassed about." Like, "Stone hates Asia, Alabama, Europe, Black Oak Arkansas, Defiance OH, America, Chicago, Calexico, and Japan... but loves Boston!"

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    Celine Dion.

    She can't write;
    Performs (live) like a nerd;
    Overly dramatic;
    Married her Dad..........generally weird chick.
    But she can belt and does so with amazing tone and accuracy.

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    I will admit she can sing, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCylinder
    Celine Dion.

    She can't write;
    Performs (live) like a nerd;
    Overly dramatic;
    Married her Dad..........generally weird chick.
    But she can belt and does so with amazing tone and accuracy.
    ...I don't care about anything she sings about and it's as though she's trying to win American Idol on every song. She's just way over the top for me, much like Whitney Houston.
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    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae
    I think that the concept is not about whether you feel guilty, Troy, but rather just what someone would be surprised to learn that you enjoy. Stuff in a genre that you generally dislike, or whose influences leave you cold, or whose aesthetic is antithetical to anything you'd ever imagined yrself digging... the "shouldn't" to here refers more to "in the context of all logical reasoning" and less to "what others think you should or shouldn't be embarrassed about." Like, "Stone hates Asia, Alabama, Europe, Black Oak Arkansas, Defiance OH, America, Chicago, Calexico, and Japan... but loves Boston!"

    ~Rae
    You forgot Kansas, Utah, Vermont, Mexico 70, Brazil, and Idaho.

    And seriously, that's the way I took this thread too. Stuff you shouldn't like based on the genre or people involved, but do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    You forgot Kansas, Utah, Vermont, Mexico 70, Brazil, and Idaho.
    I didn't forget them-- you love those bands. So maybe it's not so surprising after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    The Carpenters. I don't like(d) them all that much, but she had one of the best voices ever recorded, and even though they sang silly little love songs, they were well produced and very well constructed.

    Let the blood bath begin.
    Blood bath? Sure, just as soon as I stop laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae
    I didn't forget them-- you love those bands. So maybe it's not so surprising after all.

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    (snicker)

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    How about Michael Jackson, the kid we love to hate.

    But I gotta admit, he has a mountain of talent and he's a fantatic showman. He's orginality and execution surpass most.

    I don't own any of his music, but if I find a copy of "Thriller" at the thrift, I'm bringin' it home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rakeford
    How about Michael Jackson, the kid we love to hate.

    But I gotta admit, he has a mountain of talent and he's a fantatic showman. He's orginality and execution surpass most.

    I don't own any of his music, but if I find a copy of "Thriller" at the thrift, I'm bringin' it home.

    I have to agree with you on this, but I do have an original unopened LP copy of Thriller.
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    I┤ll play

    Opeth,myself never a metal head (haven┤t heard anything from metallica yet), but i like them a lot.
    For soft stuff yeah i┤ll go with carpenters, burt barbarach also have some yanny and the horror there are two Kenny G┤s in my collecction (in my defense they lay there unplayed since mid 90Ęs when i found this board and restarted my listening to rock mostly prog)

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    I shouldn't like Prince, but I do (Parade and Around The World In A Day, anyway).
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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