Guilty Music Pleasure


#261

Aw, you missed 3/11 by one day!


#262

Oh damn, busted.

I totally had at least one 311 album in high school.


#263

I could spend a few hours just listening to Movie/TV orchestra themes I think.

Damn, I should make a play list.


#264

The latest Beck album for me I guess since it’s mostly “pop”. I’m not a big Beck fan, but I like “Dear Life” and “Wow” a lot.


#265

So Beck’s dropped from cutting edge artist to guilty pleasure now? How sad.


#266

Don’t worry. Brian Eno is still alive. And so is David Byrne.


#267

And they’ll probably both be turning up in this thread pretty soon, I imagine.


#268

Blame not the artists… blame the entire misguided concept of Guilty Pleasure. You’d almost think the feeling of guilt was a personal emotion and a completely arbitrary way of labeling music or any other art form.


#269

Well, consider the source a little. ;)


#270

It’s not one of Beck’s better reviewed albums. (Though his older stuff depresses me. A lot of '90s stuff depresses me. The whole “grunge” genre is depressing as fuck.)


#271

Not a fan of Nirvana I guess?


#272

#273

No. Regardless, the album I linked to is mostly just “pop”, not that far removed from something by Taylor Swift (or whoever ghost writes this stuff), hence the real “guilty pleasure”.


#274

#275

I can’t say I like any of his music, but to me this guy is the #1 most fascinating person in the music industry at this moment:

He’s been nearly as successful as the Beatles (including George Martin), yet hardly anyone has heard of him. Not sure whether to feel dirty or impressed.


#276

That’s awesome! Is the collaboration a one-off or is there an album?


#277

There are at least two albums.


#278

Does he cover any ABBA songs?


#279

I’m assuming this cover was a hit down here back in the day because I hear it on the radio frequently and it’s really grown on me.


#280

I love this song and live it every day except the not having a girlfriend part