Has anyone had this happen? You hear a song, you love it, you buy the album figuring any artist that puts THAT out must have more music that I'll like, and it turns out the other songs sound nothing like the song that hooked you ( or the opposite-every song is a clone of the single) I bought Rob Dougan's CD (import) on ebay after hearing "Clubbed to Death" on the soundtrack to "The Matrix". I like techno instrumentals (Darude, Chemical Brothers), but this just sucked -mostly classical, slow, boring music.
The only other example I can think of right now is The Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms". "Money for Nothing" had that beat, that guitar, that something. The album just wasn't much like the song.
( I guess we should all take advantage of sites like amazon where you can listen to samples on songs before buying)
Originally posted by dwatersHas anyone had this happen? You hear a song, you love it, you buy the album figuring any artist that puts THAT out must have more music that I'll like, and it turns out the other songs sound nothing like the song that hooked you ( or the opposite-every song is a clone of the single)
This happens a whole lot. A couple years ago, I kept hearing this song on the radio called "Flood" by Jars of Clay, which I absolutely loved. I also heard that Adrian Belew produced and even played on the album, so I just ran out and bought it. Boy was that a mistake. I still love "Flood," but this album was nowhere near what I was looking for.
Sam Roberts' album....'Brother Down' is the only really good song, the rest is pretty generic Canrock.
"When this bogus term alternative rock was being thrown at every '70s retro rehash folk group, we were challenging people to new sonic ideas. If some little snotty anarchist with an Apple Mac and an attitude thinks he invented dance music and the big rock group is coming into his territory, [that's] ridiculous." - Bono, 1997
On New Radicals: Aside from the two singles, the only moment on that album worth hearing is Danielle Brisebois starting it off by saying "Come on! Make my nipples hard! Let's go!" Surprisingly, the singles are still better than that.
Also, I'll submit Cold's 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage. Then again, I shoulda expected as much, but the three singles ("Just Got Wicked", "No One", and "End of the World") are they only halfway decent songs. And agreed on Silverchair... but only depending on how I'm feeling. Most of the stuff there's hit or miss.
EDIT: (self-twap) How could I forget Verbena's La Musica Negra? Only good songs on there are "Way Out West" and "Killing Floor". Conveniently, the first two songs.
(edited by drjayphd on 23.9.03 0120) Today's Out-Of-Context Quote, Courtesy ofhardygrrl:
"...between the grime layer and the Seventies game show host hair, I'd rather rim Undertaker after a White Castle/Schlitz bender."
Re: New Radicals - I liked "Someday..." as much as "Get What You Give" personally, so it was a two song album for me. The Danielle Brisebois thing just threw me for a loop when I learned that one.
Re: Cold - "Bleed" is the one song for me that I have ever heard them do that I really enjoyed.
In it's own way, my current one track album is the new A Silver Mt. Zion... album "This is Our Punk Rock". The first track is just astounding, whereas the rest is just insane amounts of Efrim wailing and whining and just generally making a sonic hash of things.
I saw a video for the single "Tragic Flaw" on MuchMusic in '95 or so. Loved it. It apparently wasn't released in the states, so my cousin picked up the disc for me in Edmonton.
I listened to the whole disc once and put it away. I really didn't like it at all. It's been on the shelf ever since except once when I pulled it out to burn "Tragic Flaw" onto a compilation disc for long night drives.
But then dwaters had to come along and start this thread, and I dug the disc up to remember what the album title was, and then I got curious and put it in...and now I'm sorta LIKING it. In fact, I'm liking it a lot.
Originally posted by ScarI went a very long time with this not happening to me. But when I bought Tonic's CD Lemonaid Stand (or something to do with lemonaid) for If You Could Only See, I was extremely disapointed.
The good news is that this hasn't happened since, because I usually enjoy everything.
The CD is Lemon Parade...and I'm surprised, because that's one of my favorites.