|Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly|
(Oct 20, 2008 - 02:05)
| ReVeRb1080 wrote:|
This is the most overrated song and movie of ALL TIME.
I don't know why everyone is going crazy over a poorly written poorly performed cliche song and a movie a high schooler could have written and filmed.
|Pink Floyd - Fat Old Sun|
(Sep 25, 2008 - 14:54)
| window wrote:|
This song was penned by Roger Waters. Syd left many years before this album.
Incorrect. The song is written by Gilmour. Waters opposed having it on Echoes (The best of..).
|R.E.M. - Hollow Man|
(Sep 25, 2008 - 12:51)
| Land_Shark wrote:|I see. That is why REM are selling out arenas and have sold millions of records, and you are posting to an internet radio message board under the name, "Crawlmeister." Come to think of it, you are right, you could have come up with this tune. Well done, Mr. Crawlmeister, keep cranking out those great tunes.
Why am I not impressed? *I* can come up with this tune.
ummm, that's a completely irrelevant reply. Crawlmeister said he can come up with Hollow man. He did not say he can write Murmur or Automatic for the People. It is because of these (and other) albums that REM are selling out arenas, not because of shit like this song. Had this been their first record, they would have been in the trash bin a long time ago.
|Sting - Desert Rose|
(May 28, 2008 - 00:18)
Got the lyrics down but anyone know what the refrain between verses is? LA LA? (as in EL AY)?
It's "Ya lel, Ya lel", which in arabic literally means "O! night", but is frequently used in arabic singing the way "Yeah" is used in English songs.
|Alphaville - Big In Japan|
(May 26, 2008 - 18:48)
|My god! I used to listen to this in 1985! Admittedly, this is the reason for my 7 rating. I wonder if it is possible for me to look at this song objectively, cause I feel that if I do I will just dismiss it as disco crap or something.|
|The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey|
(Apr 25, 2008 - 05:05)
I read that interview too, but I think John may have been being coy. The song is full of drug references. In the Lennon movie he told the "fan" who showed up at his door that his songs didn't mean anything. Like most songwriters, I think he wants the interpretation of his songs to be up to the individual listener rather than say "OK, here is the exact meaning of this song; there is no other option". So HIAWG may have been inspired by a Gun mag, but I'm pretty sure it's really about heroin. I mean come on . . .
"She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane.
The man in the crowd with the multi-colored mirrors on his hobnail boots.
Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime.
A soap impression of his wife which he ate and donated to the National Trust.
I need a fix 'cause I'm going down
down to the bits that I left uptown
I need a fix 'cause I'm going down"
While this is a good explanation, it is not what the song is about. According to John, in some other interview, the song is about sex. He wrote it while being away from Yoko in the early phase of their relationship, and was missing the physical aspect of that relationship.
|The National - Brainy|
(Jan 28, 2008 - 22:32)
|Enough of these guys please. They are just fine, but the quality of the music certainly doesnt warrant all that airtime they are getting here on RP.
But it seems people on here like them a lot.
|R.E.M. - Strange Currencies|
(Jan 22, 2008 - 07:58)
It is good but Nightswimming is REM's best song ever. Spoken.
Hear, hear. It is almost impossible to do better than Nightswimming.
|The National - Slow Show|
(Jan 21, 2008 - 22:49)
|This an album that I like ok, and am pretty sure in a year's time will never put it on again. |
|The Beatles - Across The Universe|
(Sep 08, 2007 - 03:18)
|Yeah, thats the past masters version. a bit of trivia: the harmonies here are sung by a couple of fans who were hanging outside the studio. it was john and paul only working on the song, and they thought it would be good to have some female harmonies, so they went out and asked those girls if they can do it, and they agreed.|
|The Beatles - Girl|
(May 13, 2007 - 13:47)
Its not a 'hit' but a 'snort'. The song is about cocaine, Girl being one of the euphemisms of coke back in the day.
Where did you get this? Any sources?
According the Anthology, its just a song about a girl, with a jab at christianity in the last verse. By the time Rubber Soul was released none of them was doing any hard drugs yet, which makes this conjecture of the song being about coke unlikely.
|The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry|
(Apr 26, 2007 - 22:53)
Really. There are plenty of songs out there that are better than those by the Beatles. It's like the people that tell me that bands like Limp Bizkit make good songs. I know that they are full of crap and are just lemmings that listen to crappy music because they're tought to like it. Sure, The Beatles have some incredible songs, but many of them are ho-hum in my opinion. But hey... To each his own.
I'll give this one a 6, but definately is not deserving a 10.
You are free to think that the beatles are overrated, but you have come up with the most stupid comparison to demonstrate your point that it is impossible to take seriously.
|Mark Knopfler - Hill Farmer's Blues|
(Apr 22, 2007 - 23:00)
|That there is no solo in the end borders on criminal. MK said in some interview that he didnt do one because he felt he said all he wanted to say. the song just begs for a solo, i dont know what was he thinking.|
|Radiohead - Everything in its Right Place|
(Apr 20, 2007 - 15:09)
I hated their stuff initially, as well. But this: this is genius. These guys are going places that others aren't. Comparisons to Pink Floyd (this would be the Wish You Were Here record) are appropriate.
OK Computer -> Dark Side
Kid A -> WYWH
Amnesiac -> Animals
this is heresy. the god of good music will not let this pass. repent, my son, repent.
|The Beatles - Mother Nature's Son|
(Apr 18, 2007 - 23:02)
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed.
In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
i am sure writing tunes like "Hey Jude", "Let it be", "Blackbird", "The long and winding road", etc. earns him that place you want to put him in.
The music is not the man. John Lennon --who is by far my fave beatle-- has been said to be very un-nice. That doesnt bother me. He wrote good music and this is the only way I would ever be connected to either him or Paul, so in that sense, they have only shown me their good side, and for that I am very grateful.
|Ray LaMontagne - Trouble|
(Apr 09, 2007 - 21:53)
|glad to know that my rating of this song helped drop it by 0.1
its not a bad song, but 8.4? i dont think so.
|Elliott Smith - Happiness|
(Apr 08, 2007 - 19:03)
|One of the best songs of all time. The ending, with the 'what i used to be...' part is one of the most powerful short-segments in music, for me.|
|Air - Once Upon a Time|
(Apr 07, 2007 - 12:10)
I am a longtime fan of AIR French Band, but wish sometimes they would get a guest vocalist in on the action. Like the girl from Zero 7 - that would be perfect on this one, with some lyric changes.
Try Charlotte Gainsbourg's album, "5:55" and you will get exactly what you need.
|The Beatles - Savoy Truffle|
(Apr 04, 2007 - 21:00)
|Possibly the only Beatles song that I can rate less than a 5 with a clear conscience (not considering rev#9 a song). George wrote some incredible tunes, but there was a reason his contribution was limited to two cuts per album.|
|Nick Drake - Hazey Jane|
(Apr 02, 2007 - 23:53)
|I like him. quite a bit too. but never really understood the legendary appeal he seems to be enjoying now, w/ people comparing and citing him as an influence to someone like elliott smith for example, who is at least an order of magnitude better as an artist. i heard drake's main source of depression was that he wasnt popular. well, thats not really hard to understand for me. he has good textures and his fingerpicking is excellent, but many songs lack any sense of melody.
just my opinion.
|U2 - New Year's Day|
(Apr 02, 2007 - 00:44)
One of their best.In a perfect world where there were maybe 3 U2 songs I'd like for this to be one of them.
Thats a great way to put it. Its a very good tune from a very overrated band.
|John Lennon - #9 Dream|
(Apr 01, 2007 - 21:57)
And you're point is exactly what? Do you understand how RP works? Apparently not. Find a legitimate cause to justify mounting a soapbox.
How does it work?
|Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien|
(Mar 19, 2007 - 12:42)
I love this band. Thom Yorke reminds me of a less pretentious Bono.
Yorke is not pretentious?!
oh, ok. less pretentious than bono. that, but only that, is true.
this song is very normal. in general, i dont get the fascination with this album. its a good record, but by no means revolutionarly or in the league of any of the albums that it sometimes get compared to (i once saw this compared to dark side of the moon...give me a break).
|The Who - Baba O'Riley|
(Mar 14, 2007 - 23:40)
|i feel bad that i am one of the few who despise this song (and the who, in general).
gets a 1 from me. i would have said its a 2 or 3, but because everyone hammers how great it is, i just find myself adversely affected.
|R.E.M. - Nightswimming|
(Mar 07, 2007 - 13:28)
|Yes! Yes! Yes!
So sweet and melancholy. Such a simple tune, yet so great.
"Nightswimming deserves a quiet night...I'm not sure all these people understand."
|U2 - Red Hill Mining Town|
(Mar 07, 2007 - 12:41)
|I just registered now to say thanks for this tune! I dont even like u2 but this is one of my most favorite songs of all time. its so emotional, and one of the very few times where i feel bono is not pretentious.|