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Topic: Explain Beck.
Rodent King
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posted 10-30-2011 04:10:29 PM
So I met some new friends in a class, and they're about my age. (Early/mid 20's)

We chatted a while after class, and the talk went to bands. Seems everyone likes Beck, a band which I've heard of, but hadn't heard their songs before.

So I grab a few albums of theirs, and the lyrics don't seem to make sense in even an artistic way. What's the appeal here? Any really good songs/albums I should try?

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posted 10-30-2011 04:52:32 PM
Eh, he had one good song, in my opinion.

Also, how do you explain taste in music?

Edit: Reading the title, I totally thought this was about Glenn Beck.

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posted 10-30-2011 05:47:55 PM
There is no explanation for Glenn Beck.

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posted 10-30-2011 08:06:51 PM
Loser is the only song I can remember. And hell, that was back when I was in HS... ain't heard shit since that was "worth a shit" in any sense...
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posted 10-30-2011 10:40:23 PM
"Where It's At" was pretty good, too. Like Tarquinn said, you can't really explain taste.
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posted 10-31-2011 12:59:32 AM
I liked New Pollution.
And I think it may be less about the lyrics makeing sense as to how they fit into the beat and rythem of the song.
posted 10-31-2011 11:13:10 AM
"De gustibus non est disputandum" or perhaps "de gustibus aut bene, aut nihil?"
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Mr. Parcelan
posted 11-02-2011 04:50:56 PM
Beck is to Bowie what Crystal Pepsi is to Pepsi.
Rodent King
Stabbed in the Eye
posted 11-03-2011 06:30:20 PM
Gave 'em another try on different albums, same stuff. I can write off one random person's tastes being different, but all three said they liked his style. Guess we're all a little strange.
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