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|Memorable first listens, and related song themes|
What albums do you distinctly remember hearing for the first time? And, very different question, are there any pairs of songs that you think of has having the same theme but are pretty unique overall? List is related.
|1||Strapping Young Lad|
I remember lying in bed one night, about 4 years ago, listening to this for the first time. I had no idea who Devin Townsend was at the time, and I was pretty frightened by this monstrous sea of anger. The manic screaming and insane instrumental work blasting through my headphones made me quite uneasy. But I'm so glad I stuck with it and got into the rest of Dev's music as well.
Related to the second question I asked, specifically the song 'Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis'. It took me awhile to realize that the song is, at least very likely, about picking up girls (e.g. the counting at the beginning is counting girls and not drinks, as he mentions being sober later in the song). And not only is it about picking up girls, but about lying to them in various ways for his own gain and enjoyment. See the next item in the list for more on this.
|3||Death Cab for Cutie|
I like to think of 'Tiny Vessels' as 'Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis, Pt. 2'. Ben Gibbard seems to go one step further than Jesse Lacey by actually sustaining a relationship with someone who he doesn't actually love. He sings both about meeting a girl and going through what seems to be standard courtship procedure, as well as getting to the point of telling girls he loves them when he doesn't. Both songs feel very real when I hear them, with the lyricists seeming to convey a sort of morbid pride (and regret as well) in their insincere practices with women.
The Raven That Refused to Sing
The rest of these are just digs.