Lorcan, do you want to take this one?
I’ll tell you, it doesn’t stay soft for long…
I used to hate Reload but with age I’ve liked it better and better. I guess I always saw it as the “leftovers” from Load, but nah, there’s mostly good stuff in there. Of course, it helps to listen to it as a hard rock band, and not as a thrash band.
Of the first three I still like Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets but they’re not perfect, some songs on them I don’t like that much. Kill em All is perfect in that I love every song on that album.
My alltime favorite Metallica song is probably Orion.
This is a lovely programme - a show in which people tell personal stories related to a specific song, in this case Joni Mitchell’s River.
Be warned, you might find yourself with something in your eye once or twice.
Tied to the Metallica discussion:
I saw an interview on Youtube the other day with Queen a day or so before they appeared at Live Aid. They were mulling over whether they should play new stuff or maybe do the hits. What a feast of bullshit as they walked on stage and launched into Bohemian Rhapsody first song.
(John Deacon is actually laughing to himself in the background as Mercury and May speak, I can imagine his process “yeah we’ve got 20 minutes in front of a TV audience of 2 billion, let’s do some album track or Jazz Odyssey”).
Quality Scottish miserable, Cure inspired indie music.
I love The Twilight Sad.
Spotify also recently put this song on my plate - “Out Lines” are a collaboration that includes James Graham of The Twilight Sad.
That’s a brilliant song, thanks
Just listening to the album. This is great stuff.
Someone is a big Imagine Dragons fan…
Someone has 70% shitty taste.
Which is entirely different from having 70s shitty taste, which is how I originally read it.
The correct answer is always Nickelback.
Some dude called “Bill Board”, apparently.
I’d never heard of Imaginedragons… meh…
Kinda sad they apparently took 4 of the top 5 spots of the “rock” songs… I mean, nothing too wrong with them, but they’re not really anything worth getting excited about… and also, not really rock.
Also: Africa is a freaking fantastic song… too bad it got sooo overplayed that people hate it
They don’t appear to be a thing here so much (I don’t listen to the radio but often have the chart shows playing on TV), so I didn’t really know what they sound like. I did watch this video about them to try to “get” it: