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Perfume - Perfume ~Complete Best~
70
And then, when everybody says quit, you show them those degrees, man
When everyone says, "Hey, you're not working, you're not making any money"
You say, "You look at my degrees, and you look at my life
Yeah, I'm fifty-two, so what?
Hate all you want, but I'm smart, I'm so smart
And, and I'm in school
All these guys out here, uh, making money all these ways
And I'm spending mine to be smart
You know why?
'Cause when I die, buddy
You know what's gonna keep me warm?
That's right, ... read more
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
70
gentle and panoramic display of alt and indie music of the time, every register and sound involved is put to good use and well executed, not a second is wasted
Chief Keef - Almighty So
70
You keep it going, man, you keep those books rolling
You pick up all those books that you're gonna read and not remember and you roll, man
You get that associate's degree, okay?
Then you get your bachelor's
Then you get your masters
Then you get your masters' masters
Then you get your doctorate
You go, man
Jim O'Rourke - Bad Timing
70
I felt like the album was losing itself and ruining the naturalness of its first section with all its sonic and mood explorations on the second half. Then the horns came in at the end and it all made sense.
JID - The Forever Story
50
impressive in its instantaneity and enjoyability but lacks heart

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4w
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1mo
Finally, I'd suggest Chopin, as he is perhaps my second favorite composer. His consistency is nearly unmatched due to his overwhelming desire for perfection that plagued his life. If you haven't heard his Nocturnes, the Moravec interpretations are a fantastic place to start:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/267451-ivan-moravec-nocturnes.php
I'm also going to have lists out for all these composers soon - first chopin, then beethoven, then mozart. Hopefully won't be a long wait. :-)
1mo
The Beethoven piano sonatas, specifically played on a proper fortepiano, are utterly wondrous (I recommend Ronald Brautigam's interpretations).
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/465046-ronald-brautigam-the-complete-sonatas.php
Beethoven's string quartets are also unbelievably beautiful. Many consider his late string quartets to be some of the greatest pieces ever written:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/94906-alban-berg-quartett-the-late-string-quartets-opp-127-130-131-132-133-135.php
Mozart's piano sonatas on a fortepiano are also great.
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/575495-ronald-brautigam-the-complete-piano-sonatas.php
1mo
I appreciate that.
"Future Days" being one of your favorite albums is very nice, definitely my favorite from CAN.
Based on a skim through your ratings (I may have missed something), I'd recommend for you to explore more into the world of pre-modern classical. Based on how high your recent "Matthäus-Passion" rating was, I'd especially suggest venturing further into the world of Bach. His keyboard works are my favorite, specifically: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Die Kunst der Fuge, and Goldberg Variationen. You can view my Bach list which displays all of my favorite interpretations for these, and lists some other incredible compositions by him:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/tristan/list/95691/interpretations-of-bach-the-greatest-western-composer/
Doesn't end with Bach, of course. Other periods have fantastic work from many composers. I believe first exploring the "big three" is important (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart).
1mo
Thanks for following!
1mo
Nice taste. Appreciate your open-mindedness.
Your "I keep this here until I listen to it maybe some day" list has some great picks in it.
2mo
C'est vrai que c'est beau les courbes en cloches + bah si t'ecoutes que des trucs bien et connus en vrai c'est pour ca que ta moyenne est plus haute mais sinon t'es beaucoup plus severe que moi dans les notes
2mo
En vrai ta courbe est bien, t'as une moyenne de 61.5 c'est parfait, en plus toi t'ecoutes que des classiques
4mo
I've listened to two of Can's albums and it was torture for me to get through even though I did appreciate what was going on

I've listened to some of Steve Reich's stuff and it bored me to death, I also listened to one of Philip Glass albums and I actually thought it was decent but I'll listen to it again to make sure

And the rest of the artists you mentioned will be put in my shortlist so thx so much for the recommendations
4mo
Do you have any recommendations for those two genres?

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don't know much about music and can't speak a correct English but still trying to share my thoughts here from time to time

70 -> 100 : standouts
40 -> 60 : somewhere between very good and not very good
0 -> 30 : standouts but bad

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
36

80-89
 
100

70-79
 
198

60-69
 
321

50-59
 
206

40-49
 
89

30-39
 
45

20-29
 
18

10-19
 
11

0-9
 
5

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not necessarily all time favorites but just a bunch of key records that I guess are representative of my current taste and interests in music this list is naturally meant to evolve with time I make ...
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