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bimmy-lee

Anyone here with kids (or maybe even if you don’t) might be interested in either 8-Bit Baby, Lullaby Renditions of Classic Nintendo Music (Volume I is my personal favorite), and The St. Louis Ocarina Trio. These are both weekend breakfast soundtracks for us, but I also just listen to them on my own sometimes. Good stuff.

@ZeldaFan14 - Please pardon my ignorance, but who is the artist in that video? That’s an unusual sound.

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Filth_Element

@BanjoPickles I'm really enjoying Colors the new Beck album too! Absolutely loving Wow.

Some of Mario Odyssey is seriously giving heart palpitations.... that plumber is trying to kill me!

ZeldaFan14

@bimmy-lee Andrew McMahon! He used to be in the band Something Corporate but does his own solo stuff now.

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Jhena

Great album for lions. It gave me strength in a time when the world tried to crush me only to help me realise my true potential. Its true there is no enemy xD Also a great portion of my lifetime goosebumbs came from this album. Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBZ-3Ugj1AQ

Slow and steady wins the race, baby.

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BanjoPickles

@Filth_Element

Wow took me a few listens, but I came around. I love Seventh Heaven, I'm So Free, and Fix Me!

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Filth_Element

@BanjoPickles I enjoy Becks weirder moments and wow stood out straight away. I'm enjoying pretty much all offerings in the album there are moments I question but on the whole I am really loving it. Great summer album for sure. I read how he was getting the producer to help write some of the lyrics as he tends to go into dark areas a lot. He didn't want to do this on this album as he referred to his back catologue like looking at a hundred pictures of himself and in all he wasn't smiling. He just wanted one picture in which he was smiling.
Job done. This is definitely a nice light jamming summer sess album.

Some of Mario Odyssey is seriously giving heart palpitations.... that plumber is trying to kill me!

bimmy-lee

@Filth_Element @BanjoPickles - I’ve been a fan for a long time, but really prefer his filthy, lo fi albums. One Foot In the Grave and Stereopathetic Soulmanure are my favorites. Would you compare this one to say, Modern Guilt, or is this an entirely new sound for him? I’ve always been a bit put off by his critically acclaimed albums, like Sea Change, so I guess I have a weird taste in Beck. Trying to decide if and how I’ll pick it up.

Edit: Sorry, it probably seems weird to say I’m a fan, but not sure if I’ll pick it up. I haven’t loved a Beck album since Guero, so I guess I like the first half of his discography.

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@Jhena - I meant to reply to #125. Isn’t it amazing the healing and uplifting powers of music? When my younger brother died, I went out to my car every night after dinner for weeks and listened to albums while scream singing along, drinking, and crying. When I emerged from my cocoon of sadness, I was as whole as I’ll ever be without him, and I have music to thank for that. In many ways, that process made me a better, stronger person. Thanks for sharing.

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Jhena

@bimmy-lee My sympathies and I thank you for sharing your story. When people leave you its definitely nice to have at least the music at your side. Its kind of sad that we often need deep negative experiences to get stronger. But it also shows our unyielding nature. Keep your spirits up^^

Slow and steady wins the race, baby.

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kobashi100

Just listened to ash the author two man band album. Dope UK Hip Hop

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bimmy-lee

@Jhena - Thanks, it was a decade ago now. We all have our trials by fire, and music can be a sip of cool water that helps you through. I believe we all experience the same suffering, it’s just relative to the individual. It makes for great art and music at least.

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Jhena

@bimmy-lee Yes im sure everyone with a human consciousness experiences it similar. Thats why even the easiest of lives on the light side is infinitely harder than the hardest of lives on the dark side. Even so being alive is definitely more worth it. We should appreciate our lifes and consciousness i think its divine.

Slow and steady wins the race, baby.

Nintendo Network ID: Traumwanderer

spizzamarozzi

@bimmy-lee hey man, sorry to hear what you had to go through. I'm a big believer that music can make our life better and can continuously give us a new perspective on both life and death.

As for Beck, I was a fan up until Mutations, maybe even Midnite Vultures, but when he released Sea Change I personally thought it was mediocre. It's not bad but it's a very very easy record, you know, simple songs with verses and false choruses, and at the end of the day it was rather unexciting and shallow, despite the lyrical themes.

You can do that kind of stuff Beck tried to do on Sea Change but you have to be a better songwriter than he is. He's very good at either being the schizophrenic sound wizard (Mellow Gold, Odelay etc) or the throwaway singer/songwriter (the two indie records) but with Sea Change he tried to make a deeper album, entirely based on the quality of the songs and the lyrics without smokes and mirrors, and it fell flat.

The following albums, I never really cared for. Heard the singles on the radio, thought he was conforming more and more to a commercial MTV/mainstream sound that didn't mean much to me and wasn't really representative of what he stood for in the past either. And the songs kept getting shallower and shallower.

An example of 'that' kind of album Sea Change wanted to be but could not, is Mark Eitzel's "Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby" (1998). Beck is a wizard but in order to do stuff like that you have to be a proper songwriter.

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bimmy-lee

@spizzamarozzi - Thank you. I wasn’t sure if I should share as I don’t want to appear as though I’m asking for sympathy (and thereby tarnishing his memory), but it fit well with what Jhena had said previously.

I think you’re on point with your Beck criticism. I like every album where he doesn’t take himself seriously and dislike the albums when he does. Those albums come across as watered down Radiohead Light, which does nothing for me. I came across a copy of his first demo (The Banjo Story) years ago, and I like it as much as any of his albums.

I was just sampling some Mark Eitzel and liked what I heard. Can you recommend any of his other albums as well? The songs I sampled were all quite different. Thanks!

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Nancydoll

My playlist is always on a shuffle point as it depends on my mood.I love to listen, Selena, I am in the market diamond and Taylor's melody voice look what you do to me.

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bimmy-lee

Listening to a self titled, posthumous album by Eric Dolphy with guest artist Cannonball Adderly. Abstract bebop bliss.

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BanjoPickles

@bimmy-lee

I think that I just like Beck in general (even though The Information totally left me unimpressed).

I do love his lo-fi albums, but I will always hold a special affection for Odelay, Mutations (We Live Again is one of my favorite songs of his), Sea Change, and this new one. It's impressive, how good he still is!

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