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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!) — Page 8

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I think music should also be included in this unpopular opinion thread.

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Yeah. Either this thread or another one. I’m leaning towards this one to make it a catch-all.

Personally, I really don’t get the appeal of the Beatles, and to a lesser extent Queen.

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad. I don’t like hip hop. Just these annoying, repetitive snares and monotone vocals with the most needlessly crude lyrics imaginable. Yay, you do drugs and have been to prison! Are you proud of yourself?

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Personally, I really don’t get the appeal of the Beatles, and to a lesser extent Queen.

Have you listened to Abbey Road or A Night at the Opera? And I mean the actual albums, not just some songs off them. Everybody knows Bohemian Rhapsody, but nobody talks about The Prophet’s Song, etc. I’m just curious what your experience is listening to them.

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No, I haven’t listened to their lesser known stuff, but have no intention to. Bohemian Rhapsody is actually really good for the first four lines before drifting into generic Queen nonsense.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Yeah. Either this thread or another one. I’m leaning towards this one to make it a catch-all.

Not really your decision to make, mate.

But whatever, if you wanna bitch about music, go ahead. 😉

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Anakin Starkiller said:

No, I haven’t listened to their lesser known stuff, but have no intention to. Bohemian Rhapsody is actually really good for the first four lines before drifting into generic Queen nonsense.

I recommend actually listening to an album. If you have no further intetest in Queen, then at least listen to Abbey Road for The Beatles at their best IMO. I have to wonder if you’re actually familiar with what these bands sound like outside of two songs or so.

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SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad.

This is unpopular?

Seriously, though — mainstream hip hop’s been hot garbage since at least the mid '90s.

I can only listen to and enjoy rap music from the 1980s and early 1990s. Anything after that is just 90% bragging about being a gangster.

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Dek Rollins said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

No, I haven’t listened to their lesser known stuff, but have no intention to. Bohemian Rhapsody is actually really good for the first four lines before drifting into generic Queen nonsense.

I recommend actually listening to an album. If you have no further intetest in Queen, then at least listen to Abbey Road for The Beatles at their best IMO. I have to wonder if you’re actually familiar with what these bands sound like outside of two songs or so.

I’m familiar with whatever songs of theirs are popular.

FWIW, I really like While my Guitar Gently Weeps.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Yeah. Either this thread or another one. I’m leaning towards this one to make it a catch-all.

Personally, I really don’t get the appeal of the Beatles, and to a lesser extent Queen.

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad. I don’t like hip hop. Just these annoying, repetitive snares and monotone vocals with the most needlessly crude lyrics imaginable. Yay, you do drugs and have been to prison! Are you proud of yourself?

I’d equally recommend Queen I. It’s a great album. I used to listen to The Beatles all the time as a teenager. Now I’m more into George Harrison’s solo work. I especially love his albums Somewhere in England, All Things Must Pass, and self titled George Harrison.

Another underrated band I see never talked about is Supertramp. I highly recommend their album A Soapbox Opera.

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BB-Rey said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Yeah. Either this thread or another one. I’m leaning towards this one to make it a catch-all.

Personally, I really don’t get the appeal of the Beatles, and to a lesser extent Queen.

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad. I don’t like hip hop. Just these annoying, repetitive snares and monotone vocals with the most needlessly crude lyrics imaginable. Yay, you do drugs and have been to prison! Are you proud of yourself?

I’d equally recommend Queen I. It’s a great album. I used to listen to The Beatles all the time as a teenager. Now I’m more into George Harrison’s solo work. I especially love his albums Somewhere in England, All Things Must Pass, and self titled George Harrison.

Another underrated band I see never talked about is Supertramp. I highly recommend their album A Soapbox Opera.

Love Supertramp myself, Even in the Quietest Moments has to be a favorite of mine.

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I’m into more intense music, though. Anyone like the song Golden Liar? Here’s a taste of the sorta rock I like.

I’m sure you’ve heard the Beatles heavier stuff then, like Helter Skelter and whatnot. But definitely check out early Queen. I’ll leave you some links here just for the heck of it. This one has one of my favorite melodies from the Beatles. Here is a Queen song from A Night at the Opera that I could imagine you’ll enjoy. I’d also recommend checking out Rush and Styx if you haven’t already.

The playlist you posted has a couple Sonic tracks, but not the best Sonic vocal track. 😉

On topic:

Speaking of Sonic (and I’ve just posted about the movie in another thread, lol), I hope video games aren’t outside the realm of this thread either. I like to live dangerously, so why not. I like Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 more than Sonic 3/& Knuckles. I also don’t think Sonic Mania can truly match up to any of the original games.

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THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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I like Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 more than Sonic 3/& Knuckles.

I’ve only ever played Colors and a bit Sonic 1 on mobile, lol.

The former had a killer soundtrack, though. I should give Unleashed a try, but I’ve never felt the drive since to actively go through the trouble of playing a Sonic game. Not my thing, I guess? I mean, I enjoyed Colors, but I guess not enough to seek out more.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I like Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 more than Sonic 3/& Knuckles.

I’ve only ever played Colors and a bit Sonic 1 on mobile, lol.

The former had a killer soundtrack, though. I should give Unleashed a try, but I’ve never felt the drive since to actively go through the trouble of playing a Sonic game. Not my thing, I guess? I mean, I enjoyed Colors, but I guess not enough to seek out more.

I don’t like Colors or Unleashed. Or Generations, or really hardly anything released in the past fifteen years.

1, 2, 3&K, CD, and Adventure 1 are the greats IMO. Adventure 2 is good, but not as good as its predecessor, and Heroes is a mixed bag. I guess I like Riders. Mania is weird because it’s great, but it also feels strangely mediocre for me. Part of it is definitely the lack of originality (only four are entirely new stages, while the rest are re-imaginings of old ones).

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SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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Anakin Starkiller, I’m familar with some of these but not all. I’ll have a listen when I have the chance. I also meant to say Crisis? What Crisis? Is the name of the album not A Soapbox Opera. I always think A Soapbox Opera has the working of a great title for an album and get it mixed up.

Dek Rollins, they’re such a great band. It’s good to see some love for them!

These are classics too.

https://youtu.be/low6Coqrw9Y

https://youtu.be/VxPmb_pg6aw

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I don’t know why punk rock music is so popular. It’s all the same tempo, same notes, same chords, and in the case of the Sex Pistols in particular, they only had the most basic understanding of how to play musical instruments.

Seriously, why is there so much hype around such a rudimentary type of music?

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Stargate SG-1 isn’t better than the original film. They’re equally flawed in almost diametrically opposite ways. That’s not to say they aren’t good in their own way or watchable, 'cause they are.

Since rewatching the 1st season and most of the 2nd of SG-1, I’m inclined to say the film is actually better than the series, if only marginally. The production values, the writing, the abhorrent lack of continuity with the film, and the depiction of the US military as this benign/honourable force with only a few bad apples incessantly gets under my skin.

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fmalover said:

I don’t know why punk rock music is so popular. It’s all the same tempo, same notes, same chords, and in the case of the Sex Pistols in particular, they only had the most basic understanding of how to play musical instruments.

Seriously, why is there so much hype around such a rudimentary type of music?

It’s cathartic I guess. Like, ideally it’s the musical[sic] equivalent of letting out some anger and pretty much all of it out on the instruments. It’ll sound like it. That’s what’s fun about it, but also lends itself to lyrical subject matter that would sound odd in other genres.

I’m pretty much down for any genre of music tbh, they all have their place and purpose that other sounds won’t. I wouldn’t listen to R&B to get hyped up, for example. And you can’t hip or hop to classical music.

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I don’t know why Westworld is so popular. I watched the first five episodes when it first premiered on HBO and stopped after that because it bored me, yet I find how everyone seems to love it.

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My dad loves it, and he’s really into sci-fi. Do you like sci-fi usually? And no, Star Wars doesn’t count. I mean like Star Trek or Asimov.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

My dad loves it, and he’s really into sci-fi. Do you like sci-fi usually? And no, Star Wars doesn’t count. I mean like Star Trek or Asimov.

Yes, I do like science fiction.

Off the top of my head, here’s the sci-fi movies I love:

  • 2001: A Space Odissey
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Blade Runner
  • Alien
  • Interstellar
  • The Skin I live in (yes, I consider it a sci-fi movie)
  • Event Horizon (IMO a deeper movie than people give it credit for).

And no, I’ve never considered Star Wars science fiction, even as a little kid.

Westworld simply doesn’t click with me.