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U2 are one of those one-song bands, like Coldplay and Snow Patrol. If you don't like the song, they're like nails down a chalkboard.

On the other hand, I love Motorhead and Discharge.

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10 hours ago, Sarto Mutiny said:

It's funny. My two favourite albums of theirs are Achtung Baby and Zooropa. Nobody else seems to agree.

Boy is very good as well though.

Saying Zooropa is good is very much an unpopular opinion

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10 hours ago, Sarto Mutiny said:

It's funny. My two favourite albums of theirs are Achtung Baby and Zooropa. Nobody else seems to agree.

Boy is very good as well though.

Achtung Baby is a fucking banger of an album. There isn't a weak track on it IMHO.

Sure, like every band that have gone stratospheric, they put out some lacklustre stuff but when you;ve got access to producers like Eno & Daniel Lanois, you really can't go wrong in the long run.

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15 hours ago, BFTD said:

On the other hand, I love Motorhead and Discharge.

As anyone should. Although these guys out-Discharge Discharge for me...

 

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9 minutes ago, ParsJake said:

As anyone should. Although these guys out-Discharge Discharge for me...

 

Whoa, that's fucking superb! Thanks!

I love how the Japanese vocalist has done such a good job of mimicking Cal's accent!

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22 minutes ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:

kilts are shite

I disagree with this one in a big way.

However I do have my own Scotland related one. Robert Burns should not be hailed as a national hero. By all accounts he was a fairly unsavoury guy from his attitude towards women and his initial taking of a job in the slave trade, and just because he wrote a few poems doesn’t change that.

Edit: Yes I’m fully aware of the irony of my username. I’ve had it since I joined at 15 I don’t care enough to pay for premium to change it.

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15 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

I disagree with this one in a big way.

However I do have my own Scotland related one. Robert Burns should not be hailed as a national hero. By all accounts he was a fairly unsavoury guy from his attitude towards women and his initial taking of a job in the slave trade, and just because he wrote a few poems doesn’t change that.

Edit: Yes I’m fully aware of the irony of my username. I’ve had it since I joined at 15 I don’t care enough to pay for premium to change it.

Judging the attitudes of folk 200 odd years ago by the morals of today is daft and is often the cutting off of your nose to spite your face.

We celebrate and have a national holiday for a fucking poet. Not a soldier, or man of violence, but a poet. he's not held up as a national hero for being a flawless human being, but as a great poet. It's one of the wee things that make me proud to be scottish tbh (and I'm no tartan gonk....although I'll vote yes and I wear a kilt to scotland games...so maybe a bit). 

As a classical music fan and a fan of impressionist art, I'd suggest separating the man from the art. I don't even think Burns was that bad. He fucked about for sure, but he was a seducer by the sounds of it, not a predator. The slavery boat thing was because he was dirt poor. We might think (with the prism of retrospect) that we would definitely not work on a slave ship, but if poverty is a good balm for cognitive dissonance.

I can't believe that decrying McCartney headlining Glastonbury is a controversial take. He was a great songwriter but f**k me, Glastonbury and pop music should be for the youngsters and should be broadly inaccessible to the middle aged. I know nothing about the current scene, but surely they could get somebody with charisma, presence and high octane music to be the one act a'body is looking forward to. 

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6 minutes ago, velo army said:

, Glastonbury and pop music should be for the youngsters and should be broadly inaccessible to the middle aged. 

Go and have a lie down.

 

Anyway, sticking with the music theme the Manic Street Preachers and their song writing.  I like them a lot and the statements they generally make but by f**k their shoehorning of sentences into melodies is atrocious for the most part. 

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1 hour ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

I disagree with this one in a big way.

However I do have my own Scotland related one. Robert Burns should not be hailed as a national hero. By all accounts he was a fairly unsavoury guy from his attitude towards women and his initial taking of a job in the slave trade, and just because he wrote a few poems doesn’t change that.

Edit: Yes I’m fully aware of the irony of my username. I’ve had it since I joined at 15 I don’t care enough to pay for premium to change it.

what's so good about kilts tho? a kiddy on national dress based very loosely on history

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Alli said:

Sobriety isn't worth it.

I heard a guy make a joke that he had recently been given a year to live, so would be doing it sober to make the time go slower.

 

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55 minutes ago, velo army said:

Judging the attitudes of folk 200 odd years ago by the morals of today is daft and is often the cutting off of your nose to spite your face.

We celebrate and have a national holiday for a fucking poet. Not a soldier, or man of violence, but a poet. he's not held up as a national hero for being a flawless human being, but as a great poet. It's one of the wee things that make me proud to be scottish tbh (and I'm no tartan gonk....although I'll vote yes and I wear a kilt to scotland games...so maybe a bit). 

As a classical music fan and a fan of impressionist art, I'd suggest separating the man from the art. I don't even think Burns was that bad. He fucked about for sure, but he was a seducer by the sounds of it, not a predator. The slavery boat thing was because he was dirt poor. We might think (with the prism of retrospect) that we would definitely not work on a slave ship, but if poverty is a good balm for cognitive dissonance.

I can't believe that decrying McCartney headlining Glastonbury is a controversial take. He was a great songwriter but f**k me, Glastonbury and pop music should be for the youngsters and should be broadly inaccessible to the middle aged. I know nothing about the current scene, but surely they could get somebody with charisma, presence and high octane music to be the one act a'body is looking forward to. 

Well said. This modern day puritanism on sexual matters is a bit creepy IMO. Burns was a bad guy because he shagged about back in the day? Deary me. 

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing that, whether you are male or female, whether now or hundreds of years ago.

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1 hour ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:

kilts are shite

I personally agree for the most part. I wear them to weddings, and only if I am in the actual wedding party. When I see people wearing them at black tie dinners and the like I just think “attention seeker”.

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23 minutes ago, Thorongil said:

Well said. This modern day puritanism on sexual matters is a bit creepy IMO. Burns was a bad guy because he shagged about back in the day? Deary me. 

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing that, whether you are male or female, whether now or hundreds of years ago.

It’s clearly not about having multiple sexual partners which is clearly fine, but you know that and want to debate in bad faith like usual. 

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1 hour ago, velo army said:

Glastonbury and pop music should be for the youngsters and should be broadly inaccessible to the middle aged

Have you seen the price to get in...

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54 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

It’s clearly not about having multiple sexual partners which is clearly fine, but you know that and want to debate in bad faith like usual. 

Ok, promising good faith. What did you mean?

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