Profile
Search
Register
Log in
New DJ Shadow "Def Surrounds Us" (3 more on pg 3)
View previous topic | View next topic >

Post new topic Reply to topic
Strange Famous Forum > Hall of Fame

Author Message
tommi teardrop



Joined: 12 Apr 2007
Posts: 2215
Location: Las Vegas
 Reply with quote  

Yeah who knows. I've been listening to the new Kanye song over and over for weeks, and I'm sure there is someone who can tell me why that is mediocre as well.

People were saying the same shit about 3 Freaks back when that came out. I still bump that song regularly.

When you decide that a song like this sucks, do you just listen to it, one time, while sitting at your computer and think, "Fuck, that sucks," or do you think, "hmmm, I'm not sure about this one. Let me maybe try this in some headphones or in the car or something."

It probably doesn't matter. Maybe I'm just not geeked enough into the genre to know why it sucks so bad. I don't always understand why some of the wonky or dubstep dudes even get the love they do, either though.

Sometimes reading people's intense dislike for a song that they just heard for the first time 20 minutes before posting, makes me smh. I'm trying to think of a song that hit me that hard after one listen on a computer.
Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:50 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Raoul DeGroot



Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 2437
Location: Son Quest
 Reply with quote  

Well I have pretty good computer speakers, tommi.

The song is unimaginative and it fer sure doesn't bump.
People are hating on it, yep, because DJ Shadow was supposed to have a clue about making good music.
If it wasn't DJ Shadow we just wouldn't be listening to it at all. It seriously sounds like something some kid made on his FruityLoops.
Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:04 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
tommi teardrop



Joined: 12 Apr 2007
Posts: 2215
Location: Las Vegas
 Reply with quote  

I thought you were upgrading your monitors and didn't want to spend more than $200 on the pair? I kid.

Someone on here once tried to explain to me why Girl Talk sucks so much also. I think maybe my palate is just not very refined or something.
Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:13 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Raoul DeGroot



Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 2437
Location: Son Quest
 Reply with quote  

Did this song make you wet your pants or something?

I can see how you could not hate it. But I can't imagine anyone being like "Oh my god a complete double length DJ Shadow song! It's so intense! What does it mean?"

And if it's not so intense then what good is it? What does it mean?
Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:24 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
neveragainlikesheep



Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 2536
Location: TKO from Tokyo
 Reply with quote  

Kind of lost me at 1:55.

It has a 8-bit quality to it that I appreciate, but it's not something that inspires me.
Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:34 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Buddy Peace



Joined: 21 Jul 2002
Posts: 1652
 Reply with quote  

I think I'm more of a Cut Chemist man these days myself (even back to what he did on the Litmus Test mix - that still kills me, it's smart as hell).

With this kind of sound I think there a lot of people making music now who do this stuff better. That sound in general is being looked into in more depth and in more interesting ways, and sure he's moved on, but so have a lot of his fans and so has the music. It goes without saying though that he's made some perfect sample based music in the past though, that's pretty much carved in stone now.

Personally, it's not for me and I don't really check for this kind of stuff now. I remember thinking that The Outsider might hit people years later but now it sounds really dated already, and I get that feeling here.
Post Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:09 am
 View user's profile Send private message
the contortionist



Joined: 18 May 2004
Posts: 707
Location: Brighton, UK
 Reply with quote  

The song isn't half as bad as this thread expected me to believe. It sounds to me like a bit of tribute to the Miami Bass stuff he has been into for years and years as well as a nod to more modern dance movements. Yeah, its not great but I would prefer to stab my ears than listen to another instrumental hip hop record stuffed full of obscure breaks and heavy drums because that type of sound has been done to death.
Post Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:02 am
 View user's profile Send private message
Jesse



Joined: 02 Jul 2002
Posts: 6166
Location: privileged homeless
 Reply with quote  

No way that new Kanye record has a KILLER beat.
Post Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:26 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
mancabbage



Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Posts: 9262
Location: london
 Reply with quote  

He needs to make more love making music like "this time".. i like that one
Post Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:30 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
pedavis



Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 1425
Location: Illinois, US
 Reply with quote  

i'll be waiting for shadow and rjd2. patiently waiting...
Post Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:49 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
AdamBomb



Joined: 05 Mar 2004
Posts: 3183
Location: Louisiana
 Reply with quote  

Jesse wrote:
No way that new Kanye record has a KILLER beat.


You are talking about "Power"? That beat is nice! You don't like S1?
Post Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:02 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
C.R.A.Z.Y



Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 2733
Location: Vote for me and i'll vote for you.
 Reply with quote  

wack. this sounds like a free cd someone would have gave me in 1999 that i would have thrown away.
Post Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:16 pm
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
pedavis



Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 1425
Location: Illinois, US
 Reply with quote  

C.R.A.Z.Y wrote:
wack. this sounds like a free cd someone would have gave me in 1999 that i would have thrown away.
Post Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:25 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
PAS



Joined: 26 May 2009
Posts: 9
Location: Sweden
 Reply with quote  

Somewhere some AD is preparing to sell toothpaste with the aid of this track, thinking "its what the kids think is hip". He says something about dubstep at the end, please...listen to some Burial and then this again. Or on a second thought dont. Really awful..It is not about pushing boundaries, hes not venturing out to new pastures or something, which would be rewarding if he did, to not continue making these FL tutorials.
He is obviously bored and as a result, makes boring music nowadays.
And thats not a hating opinion, just a true statement.
Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:55 am
 View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
AdamBomb



Joined: 05 Mar 2004
Posts: 3183
Location: Louisiana
 Reply with quote  

According to Solesides, these two performances are brand new songs.


This one is "I gotta rock"


"Redeemed"


And they gave a link for a download of another new cut "Trying to Make it"
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6j82fy

I don't know... The second one (Redeemed) might sound better at cd quality but at this quality it sounds like 90s new age pop. Trying to Make It has me waiting for the drums to kick in...but I guess its supposed to be his attempt at making a folk song from mixed samples. I wish I wanna Rock would have changed up a bit more, but I dug it and I like the fact his DJ setup is in a weird dome.
Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:04 am
 View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address

Post new topic Reply to topic
Jump to:  
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
All times are GMT - 6 Hours.
The time now is Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:22 am
  Display posts from previous:      


Powered by phpBB: © 2001 phpBB Group
Template created by The Fathom
Based on template of Nick Mahon