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 Post subject: Agewell
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Which albums/songs do guys think have aged well over time? Conversely, which ones do you think haven't? I guess I'm looking more for ones in the past couple decades than ones already firmly canonized (ie The Beatles). But if you really feel strongly about something that has been acclaimed really doesn't sound good these days, feel free to talk about that.

I bring this up because I listened to Peter Bjorn and John's Writer's Block today and found it held up really well. I remember that album and the band being particularly backlashed when they were getting attention nearly a decade ago.

On the flipside, released in the same year (2006), I remember listening to Sunset Rubdown's Shut Up I Am Dreaming not too long ago and felt it had lost the magic it once had initially.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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Time has not been kind to The New Pornographers.


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White Winter Hymnal hasn't aged particularly well to my ears, especially with the influx of pop-folk into the mainstream in recent years.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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Time has not been kind to The New Pornographers.


damn, heard that.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
Dreww wrote:
Time has not been kind to The New Pornographers.


damn, heard that.

the new pornographer's music sounds how ron Jeremy looks these days: a washed up old fat man who can't even get it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:36 pm 
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I hate everything about this concept.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:46 pm 
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And thank you DDD for reaffirming my belief that The New Pornographers are one of the half-dozen only decent indie bands of the past 15 years.

Why is my taste in music such dark matter to the rest of this whole damn forum? I swear to fucking God.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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Because reflexively hating whatever this forum champions is the largest factor in the essence of your taste.

I'm not sure you have said anything good about a trend in music occurring after grunge, no matter how obscure.

I kind of dislike this concept too. I still like some New Pornographers songs. "Did it age well" basically means "What old music still shares major stylistic attributes with things that are cool right now?" So it's still an interesting discussion if you take the sense of good/bad out of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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Dreww wrote:
Because reflexively hating whatever this forum champions is the largest factor in the essence of your taste.


No that's fucking bullshit, otherwise I'd hate Radiohead, Bjork and Tom Waits too, do you really think I only pretend to hate The National because they're popular? Is it so hard to accept that Matt Berningers voice is just plain and simply diarrhea shit down my ear canals?

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I'm not sure you have said anything good about a trend in music occurring after grunge, no matter how obscure.


I'm into britpop (Oasis aside), trip hop and different electronic stuff.

And new prog, duh.

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I kind of dislike this concept too. I still like some New Pornographers songs. "Did it age well" basically means "What old music still shares major stylistic attributes with things that are cool right now?" So it's still an interesting discussion if you take the sense of good/bad out of it.


I don't give a fuck about what's cool, I'm that cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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No that's fucking bullshit, otherwise I'd hate Radiohead, Bjork and Tom Waits too, do you really think I only pretend to hate The National because they're popular? Is it so hard to accept that Matt Berningers voice is just plain and simply diarrhea shit down my ear canals?

It's not so much The National hate that has me think this way. It's more your demonstrated lack of ever getting into any current music, even stuff which it seems like you would love. On this board even people who are extremely aesthetically traditional like George find new guitar players to like every year. Actually the problem is more just that you don't really post about music you like much at all. I take it back.

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I don't give a fuck about what's cool, I'm that cool.

This is a possibility. It's also a possibility that you are developing Bruce-like restrictions to your taste.


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boo boo is worse than bruce and always has been


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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boo boo wrote:
And thank you DDD for reaffirming my belief that The New Pornographers are one of the half-dozen only decent indie bands of the past 15 years.

Why is my taste in music such dark matter to the rest of this whole damn forum? I swear to fucking God.


I like the New Pornographers quite a bit. Don't know whether that will make you like me more or like them less. :biggrin:

Then again, to me, they still qualify as "current music", to which aging well doesn't apply. :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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Hang wrote:
boo boo is worse than bruce and always has been


Not a chance. Although boo boo's tendency to knee-jerk rejection of bands held in high regard by this forum is annoying, at least he isn't completely stuck in the past.

In answer to Wanta's question, Dark Side of the Moon seems like an obvious answer but no one has mentioned it yet, so I'm bringing it up now.


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
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I bid you agewell


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 Post subject: Re: Agewell
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:40 pm 
The New Pornographers have aged wonderfully, particularly the Dan Bejar songs. Bon Iver has not aged well.


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