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Post 2000s or late 90s music
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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Noise General.

Check this 1.

>Pulse Demon
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post-punk, shoegaze, melodic experimentalism

Good Shit
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Batcave General

Dark sounds. Post Gothic rock, Deathrock, Coldwave, Postpunkleft_communismLeft Communism
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/punk/ general

ITT we talk about anything related to punk, hardcore, and any subgenres of punk and hardcore.
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I love soviet military songs!

When I listen to old soviet post WW2 or revolutionary songs I just get goosebumps.
The music is always and absolute masterpiece, the text gives me pride of my country and people, russia, pride to my ancestry that fought for it. And just the fucking urge and will to go to the street with my USSR flag a weapon and fucking fuck up those capitalist motherfuckers that cause all the pain of the world.

but I cant, i shouldnt because id be alone, I wont and i feel like the great revolution will never happen… So, listening to songs like polyushka polye, the soviet anthem, russian road etc. make me proud, happy, and sad but also motivated.

What about you guys?
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Post Disco bros
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Music Search

Music Sauce Thread
Thread for locating sources on music, musicians, composers and other content.
If you can, use Use Shazam or MusicID to locate music by audio.
Also https://www.aha-music.com/identify-songs-music-recognition-online/
Use https://songsear.ch/ for lyrics
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songs for your feels

ITT: Songs that sum up how you are feeling right now.

I'll start with this cuz I've been living on borrowed time for a while
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This thread is for discussing what can only be described as "stoner" music
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chill hip hop thread

fellow zoomers get ITT. I'm making this thread for myself, since it's all I listen to these days. don't hesitate to recommend shit you like. it does not necessarily have to contain rap. anything in the area of trip hop, downtempo, lo-fi, chopped and screwed, gorillaz. you get the idea

some artists:
Knxwledge is a former soundcloud producer. he's the founder of the sound that YouTube calls "lo-fi hip hop" these days.
Mach Hommy, my current favorite rapper. possibly the greatest rapper of all time. just released a great album called Fete Des Morts.
MIKE. rapper and producer. makes a LOT of music which is mostly him rapping over his own beats.

some songs:

blessings. many many blessings.
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Martial Industrial General /MIG/

Since there's no martial industrial thread, I will make this as a call to my anons-in-arms to workout for the impending all-out class war. Post all your martial industrial favorites here! I'm not sure what to post myself, I always recommend March of Heroes or Militia for MLs and anarchists alike, but I think this is a nice compilation. Some of it is straight power electronics but the two genres are related
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Song Identification Thread

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>What you listened to
>What you expected
>What you got
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Soviet music that's not red army choir shit
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This footage is best known as the famous DVRST - Close Eyes car chase, not many people know that it was a famous webm on 8chan for years using an out of circulation track that can't be found anywhere else. Not even the music is catalogued anywhere but in this webm.

Hope you enjoy. This is a rare gem that not many people know about.
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¿Por que no hay un hilo en español para discutir sobre música?
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First song in your life

Post the first song you remember to have listened in your life.
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>Policemen swear to god

But why?
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Any LaRouchies want to dissect this song?

NLE Choppa is a conspiracy theorist who is anti-vaxx, believes essential oils cure autism, pushes the "Dr." Sebi diet, and a whole slew of other things. So, when he made a song celebrating the UK, I was quite shocked, given how the "big conspiracy" these days is how the Queen secretly rules the world and the British have infiltrated the American deep state or some shit.

Can anyone detect any hints in this banger?
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Metric modulations and tempo changes

Okay guys, I have a question for any musicians or people who are good at maths (ideally both).

I was trying to figure out a metric modulation in the song Ancient Temperament by Eidola. The first section (approx 2:58 in the video) is in 6/8, and it then goes into a section in 4/4 . However, if you keep tapping the 8th notes from the previous time signature you end up with a 3/2 polyrhythm, which means that there is not only a time sig change but a tempo change. What's more, if you clap that 3/2 polyrhythm through the 4/4 section, you will find that it changes back to 6/8 at the previous tempo (around 3:28), and you're then clapping 8th notes as you were before.

I managed to figure out that if the first section in 6/8 is at 90bpm, then next in 4/4 must be 126bpm. The problem is… I have no idea how I managed to figure that out. I've double checked my maths, and I did the sums wrong, but somehow still ended up blundering into the correct answer.

I can also even tell you that you could play half note triplets in 4/4 at 225bpm and get the same pulse, but again, I have no idea how I managed to figure that out. I've been puzzling over this since just after I figured it out the first time around, and I can't even understand how I came to the conclusions I came to.

How would you go about figuring out this tempo change, /music/?
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>People on the left
>People on the right
>Got a lion inside
>People of the pride
>Let's go

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YOUR. MEDS. SCHIZO. /schizocore/ thread

Doc Soystein will not save you from waking up.
Post real music that wakes you up every day.
You are sane. They are not. Let them know.
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anti-war, anti-patriot, anti-country, anti-enlistment songs






any genre, any time periodpunkPunk
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Roll for an Album

>Rock is 0 or 1
>Metal is 2 or 3
>Punk is 4 or 5
>Cow-Punk is 6 or 7
>Hip-Hop is 8 or 9
2nd to last digit determines genre
1st to last digit determines album
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Arctic monkeys is cringe and gay
Even if you like them, you have to admit it
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/core/: Melodic Metalcore

Post your favorite melodic/modern metalcore here. Keep the cheesiness at minimum, please.
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Post songs that make you cry (any genre).
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The Alternative Country scene is unironically the best singer-songwriter scene in the entire music industry at this moment.
Coulter Wall, Tyler Childers, Charlie Crockett, Sierra Ferrell,
Willi Carlisle and honestly I can go on and on. This scene is fucking magical at the timent. Coulter Wall and Tyler Childers are the two best singer songwriters in the industry at the moment.
Also the good thing, Socialist music has a long history in the "alternative" country and Appalachian Folk scene. We'll probably be getting some god tier covers of Classic Socialist folk songs coming soon I suspect.
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Does anyone else not here the bass in most songs that are supposed to contain bass? Am I retarded or something?
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I won't stop shilling Aurora
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Doomer/bleak music

>inb4 Molshit Doma or DeathMetal#2546
I'm talking about real intensely raw, on the verge songs that makes you feel like picrel

Trying to attain a feel here more than a genre but you get the idea
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Post 'em
Whatever gets you through the day
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hip hop, dub, house, jungle/d&b
anything from the streetz
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Soyko killer, qu'est-ce que soy?
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ITT: leftist music

Contemporary leftist music in any language. Any style, but please avoid anthems using classical instruments.
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They don't make music like that anymore

It ain't what it used too let me tell you
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Halloween music

All I got is "Its Halloween" by The Shaggs
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Thread for anything Marg Bar Amerika related.
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lil pump has graced us once again with another mediocre track
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music memes that make u smile and maybe even gigle and on the off chance even howl like a hyena
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Bandcamp Download Share Thread

Standing On The Corner by Standing On The Corner, an experimental hip-hop group from NYC
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>Soviet Pif synth: a cute analog synthesizer for children (+ FREE Sample Library)
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NxC thread

nxc is canon gay culture.

feel free to dump remixed pop and trance trax.
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contemporary classical thread (1945-present)

get in loser we're circlejerking about one of the most niche subgenres in existence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQXhOctGad4
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north african

egypt,libya,tunisia,algeria etc
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i hate when females listen to radiohead. they'll never understand what its like to be a true social reject. a creep. a weirdo. they'll never understand what its like to be british. nobody understands me because i call movies "films" i am literally the joker no one understands me
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Holy fuck these frogs could groove
Daft Punk well-known hits/deep cuts/collaborations/solo work appreciation thread ig
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I like this rhyme scheme
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Is this style of music based, in that it's Indonesia's predominant prole music genre? Also they're such bangers.
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Catchy folk/ propaganda music.

No boring ass woody Guthrie singing about how sad it to be from Oklahoma while strumming his guitar. I want synthesisers, fast rhythms, weird ass instruments you’ve never heard before. I want shit that would make you want to get up and dance in your local town square with other third world peasants.

Is its leftist? cool. Is its advocating for the genocide of some ethnic minority or the establishment of a global caliphate? I don’t give shit as long as the music is fire.
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Why is Songs in the Key of Life so good?
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Minecraft songs

Parody or original ones
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RIP Lamont Dozier

Died yesterday.
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love sweating out to this
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Podcast Links

itt we try and gather links to pirated premium eps of leftist pods so we dont have to pay these people

i'll put in the the two easiest to start off

- chapo

- trueanon
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"Hey Ya!" is one of the best post-2000 pop songs to date.

Not only is it catchy and has meaningful lyrics, it is compositionally unorthodox for its genre/s (for example, straying from a standard time signature) and varied.

What are some pop songs you appreciate and why?
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Speed Metal Hell

gotta go fast
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Recommend music similar to this

"Faded" by ZHU is one of the few EDM tracks that I actually like.
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Music that gives you hope

Do you listen to anything that makes you keep your head up in hopes of a better tomorrow? Things have been turbulent in Brazil this year, and it'll only get even worse from here, regardless of the outcome of the election. I've been listening to communists songs lately, more specifically the Internationale, that gives me hope to keep fighting liberal and reactionary hegemony in the country.
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Lenin liked this song apparently
Yes, I only take music recs from successful revolutionaries tyvm
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Why does everyone think this album sounds bad? I'm not a musician nor do I have a trained ear but I didn't think it was inaccessible when I listened to it.
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City Morgue

And similar music.
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post jah chune

post jah chune n dat fam
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/Music/ Themed Skribblio

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Música mexicana así como para poner en una carne asada con lxs camaradas.
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Mountain Goats

I'm not even the biggest Mountain Goats fan, but I put Beat the Champ on today, and it's neat. I always loved "No Children," and this is the 2nd or 3rd of their albums I've heard.

pic unrelated

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New Suicideboys album just came out
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They were the first ever metal band
Show a little respect
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Jazz General

Time to share some of that most sophisticated music, you know what it is.

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Apocalyptic Music

If it simply makes you feel apocalypse vibes that is enough.
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/intifada/ Palestinian Anti-Zionist Music

Thread for Palestinian music against Zionism.
Songs from other Arab regions or across the world in support of Palestinians are also fine.palestinePalestine
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What do we think of her?

Is she counter-hegemonic, or part of a Bonapartist counter-gang?
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Fretless bass

Have you ever played a fretless bass? If so, how what it? Do you like the "mwah" sound of it? Is it worth getting one? Who is your favorite fretless bass player? Mick Karn is the best for me personally (>inb4 Jaco).
I kinda want to buy one because you can be more free tonally like in vid related, but I'm afraid I wouldn't like it that much after the purchase because the "mwah" is a bit memey if you aren't a skilled player, and I also probably won't be able to play this while drunk, so I guess I should try to find a normal good-quality P/J bass instead so I can play with friends. Still a neat way to play bass if you aren't constrained by money.
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This Is Serious Mum

Based TISM poster coming through.eurekaEureka
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post 00s r&b girl bangers
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I want to like Billy Bragg's music (because the message is good) but damn, it's just so distinguished

Anybody hear a Billy Bragg Brashing Fan?
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honk honk faggots
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Why the fuck did Bowie’s music after the 70s descend into complete and utter shit? Dude went from being the GOATest of GOATs to senility almost overnight. This is what becoming rich and heterosexual does to you
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What is your favorite band?

For me it's the Orion Experience.
My favorite songs by them are:
> The Queen of White Lies
> Obsessed with you
> The Cult of Dionysus
> Adrianne
> Children Of The Stars
> Digital affection
sorry for the double post
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Punk Rock General

King Dee Dee edition
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post indie rock, indie pop and dream pop songs.non mainstream vaporwave ok too
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Grimes the Poser

wtf she makes music too?
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Ambient Music General

Come here to post/talk about some nice ambient tracks
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The Campfire Headphase

The Campfire Headphase is Boards of Canada's best album. Even better than Music Has The Right to Children.
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Type O Negative is the GOAT

Type O Negative is the best metal band of all time. Never released a bad album on the contrary every album by them is a certified classic. And Peter Steele was a god among men. His voice made the gayest lesbian and straightest man question their sexuality. Your wrong if you disagree.
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Favourite Ever Song

Post your favourite ever song, i think mine is this
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Why do communist NERDS dislike jazz?
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One of the greatest bands of all time
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Help to find a song/band

I've completely forgotten the name of a band/ song.

I know this info about them:

I'd describe them as sort experimentalish indie rock

The song I'm thinking of has the hook "everytime you call I'll take it back" which is repeated over and over

One of their albums has a cover which is a dude in a wedding dress.

another song has the hook something like "if you listen you will hear the sound right there in my mind…mind" and its got a sort of fast frenetic vaudevilley piano riff underneath

anybody know the one?
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Nu Metal/Alternative Rock

Nu Metal, not quite metal-not-quite-anything-else semi cringe, semi dogshit stuff from the late 90's and early 2000's, you know what I mean.

Teen angst stuff having new significance these days
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Post Songs To Carry Out Revolution On a Hot Summers Day Too

you heard
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Folk/Prole Music

Anybody here play an instrument or have musical talent of some kind?
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13th century mixtape

Middle age chads ITT only
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how do i learn to play the piano/keyboard
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Post Hardcore Thread

Post posts about post hardcore
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The Ramones are the best
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I like the lyrics of bands such as The Shaggs and The Violent Femmes. I have never heard or read a poem I like. Can anyone reccomend me a poet that has poetry similar to the lyrics of these bands?
Picunrel, its just Scully chillin'
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Funny Ramones video
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Eastern fascist music is better than Western fascist music

Before any autist spergs out, no I'm not a fascist, I'm not saying fascism is good or anything like that. This is about the music they make (or quasi-fascists, nationalists, etc). I think we can all agree that the typical fascist music we are used to is awful. The music made by Western fascists such as in Nazi Germany or Francoist Spain is more often than not very boring, uninspiring, and repetitive. All those Nazi miltiary marches sound the same, they're all quite mediocre.

Horst Wessel Lied sucks ass, Erika, which is a song wehraboos soyface all over (no clue why) is also very mediocre, I don't understand how anyone could enjoy that song. Most Nazi songs are like this. Cara al Sol, a fascist anthem of the Francoists, is genuinely one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Look it up to see for yourself. And yes I know by saying Western fascists I'm generalizing a lot, but idgaf, the impression I get from them is that all their songs are very similar, bland military shit.

Now let's take a look at Eastern fascists, specifically from the Balkans (yes I know the Balkans are not Eastern Europe but it's not Western Europe either, ergo they go into the broader "Eastern world" for this analysis), from the Middle East, and the Caucasus.

Two Serbian songs I'd like to show you guys, I know most of you are already very familiar with turbofolk but first check out this Chetnik song, the original lyrics apparently were written in 1941 iirc but this version idk what year it's from

There's something about this song. It's weirdly inspiring in a way, it has a good melody, good voice, overall pretty good song.

And coming back to turbofolk, I also want to post this shit. You all probably know this song by now, It's far more rightoid and unapolegitically so but it's still a good song imo. Again goes to show that Serbian rightwingers for whatever reason actually make good music, as opposed to other European rightoids, particularly Western Europeans

Moving on to the next song, a Turkish fascist song from the Grey Wolves. Again with this one, just like the first Chetnik song, this one inspires you. The melody, rhythm, it makes you want to go and fight for Turkey. I'm going to assume the translated lyrics are not the best so we can only base ourselves off of the vocals but they don't dissappoint. Can't really describe it any further, it's just a really good song imo.

For the last song, an Azeri song about, I'm assuming after looking at some translated lyrics, Karabakh belonging to Azerbaiyan or some shit like that, you know typical blood and soil shit. I don't know how to describe this song properly, it's a rap but also has a very nice melody and rhythm, can't really elaborate further than that

To conclude this post, besides sharing some songs I think are pretty good, I wanted to see if we could have a discussion as to why these songs are better than typical fascist/quasi-fascist music. Is it actually a thing about Eastern vs Western fascism? Or something unrelated to the actual content of the songs/their creators?
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This goes hard
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Aurora Aksnes

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Power Metal thread

I fucking love Blind Guardian, I've been neglecting all their albums other than the first 2 for the past 5 or so years, only recently did I begin to appreciate Tales from the Twilight World and Somewhere Far Beyond, they're such wonderful and epic albums
I regret not giving this song a listen years ago. This one, and Lost in the Twilight Hall.

So what's your favorite band? Favorite album?
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As a black man, I find soft rock to be far more romantic than urban R&B.

I find early urban R&B (1984-1994) to be too flirty and/or too preachy.

Soft rock, the instrumentation is all organic. You can hear the soft earthy tones of the acoustic guitar along side the electric guitar with the piano and woodwind instruments playing alongside in the background. It's soft and sweet while being equally potent.
The lyrics are sincere and humble but never sycophantic

It's an official AU that I am a 1970s soft rock/R&B/jazz fusion musician with an ensemble.
One of my albums is gonna be a literal symphonic suite with a twist of jazz, rock and funk.

My dream band will have a
acoustic guitar
electric guitar
acoustic piano
electric piano,
combo organ
Saxophone (x 2)
Trumpet (X 2)
Clarinet (x 2)
Recorder(X 2)
Cello (X 2)
Violin (X 2)
Tambourine (X 2)
Maracas (X 4)
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There was one thread ages ago. Post good and/or obscure mashups.
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Do autists like music more than normies? I listen to music 90 mins a day easily, and thats not background noise, thats sitting down and listening. Never heard of normies doing this.
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Helen Love is Love – please check out this Welsh bubblegum punk-rock indie band that I like

The 3-people band consists of Helen Love – the person, the band’s titular vocalist/songwriter, Sheena on guitar, and rotating members on keyboards (used to be Roxy, then Mark, now it is Ricardo Autobahn). The first Helen Love song I’ve heard is probably “Debbie Loves Joey" – and I hope this amazing tune set the stage for the rest of this post.


“Debbie Loves Joey” perfectly capture the essence of Helen Love, which is a twee, lo-fi (with regards to production quality, not hip-hop beats), bubblegum pop paean (it’s a real word – look it up) song referencing Joey Ramone and innocent teenage hot summer days. Helen Love (the persona) lives in world of perpetual summer filled with teens chewing bubblegums, listening to the MC5, LOVE; KISS; RUN; SING; SHOUT; JUMP, swimming in Swansea Bay, dancing in punk-rock discotheque with glitters, playing Super Kay guitars. This humorous, self-aware, teenage twee, anti-grow up energy is the kind of energy that is conveyed through their songs.
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Freak Folk

After the revolution this is the only music that shall be allowed

Traditional yet modern it feels eternal like the proletariat
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Fade To Black Appreciation Thread

its just a thread where we talk about good Fade To Black is.
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>bougie little piggie
what did he mean by this
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I recently discovered that i like techno music but between all the different genres im kinda lost rn
So post your favorite techno music and tell me which genre it is (maybe a short definition of the genre if you would be so kind)
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Music Humour Thread

Post the music funnies here
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are all earbud users gonna be deaf in their old age?
what generation started mass using them?

we need to compare charts of that gen with hearing problems
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F# A# ∞

Is there a name for the feeling this album evokes? Feeling depressed and empty but also comforted at the same time.
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/BMG/ Black Metal General

First try edition

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Post your favorite Folk-Punk
I'll start
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FUCK IT, cumbia thread

I can't resist wanting to dance to cumbia (I can't dance, yet). It often has two of my favorite instruments, trumpets and accordion. And many cumbias have a melancholic or sad melody, in my opinion, which I love as well. But every single one of them makes me wanna DANCE.

It's kinda sad that cumbia is seen more as a meme or liked ironically by people my age and younger. Nowadays it seems like only older people appreciate it. I just wanna share my love for cumbia.
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Recommend me some anime techno.
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Ramones are the only good punk band, but they are my favorite band.
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Pick Which Song I'll Learn on Guitar Please

I bought a new Kramer Baretta Special for 180 bucks to try to get back into guitar playing. It's been fun, but I'm running out of songs I want to learn. I like to be spontaneous by just picking up random songs that I might not have listened to on my own. Tell which song to learn please, it's your pick. I'm advanced enough I play pop,metal, rock, some jazz, but please don't say Polyphia or something that's going to blister the fuck outta me fingers.
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Where my Bassists at
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West African rock music reminds me of reggae/ska or punk rock. Generally fast BPM, very drums and bass oriented with the lead guitar off to the side noodling, vocals are R&B/jazz-like in how strictly harmonious they are.
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how can i make a song with the nokia soundfont, ideally with loonix software
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/fire/: Neo-Thrash General

This thread is dedicated to menacing and violent yet bombastic and hot-blooded metal genres like thrash metal and thrash-influenced crossover, groove, US power metal, traditional metalcore and digital hardcore. Throw in your Metallica, your Testament, your Pantera, Machine Head and Earth Crisis. Spread the fire.
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The incredible amount of good music I find now just by following schizophrenic chains of association, much better than the Spotify algorithm.
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Artists You Thought Were Important But Are Actually DOA

>struggle through your youth
>think you've got something in common with others
>time passes, inevitably
>you find out your subculture actually just encapsulated a tiny number of people
>10 years on, 5000 views on your subculture's iconic song
>nobody else can relate to your experience
>you hate everyone else you came up with due to drugs and drama
>turns out your experience was, in fact, rather unique, and now there is nobody else to talk to about it
Damn, I thought it was more than just us. This isn't the first time I searched something from when I was younger and got a similar response so I thought it would make a thread. It wasn't about being unique or anything pretentious, we had just dragged ourselves in with each other and thought it must be the same elsewhere. I hate that I can't stand them anymore, and I hate that I'm alone now with my shitty unique subculture that nobody gets. What I'm trying to say is that I'm mad as fuck that nobody remembers important parts of my life, and nobody cares. I thought I would have someone to talk to about the drugs and the music of my time but there just… isn't. It turns out the only people who cared were me and some people who don't make an impact on anything. Did nobody else end up in this situation thinking that their dumb music was the next big thing?

Is this such a weird thing? At the dawn of the internet it felt like we were going to expand forever, but now it seems like nothing has expanded at all and numbers have only increased in a certain place. What a sad fucking place the internet turned out to be, I thought it would bring more people together. The world is vastly more connected than it was a decade ago, but it has never felt so lonely. It feels like being in an American shopping mall where you have no money.

Does anyone else relate? Maybe I am not the only one who searches up obscure artists to find out that they are in fact dead and failed.

Anyway, post artists who you thought were great but never achieved anything.
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this album is now the right age to listen to itself
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Stevie Wonder.

Post Stevie Wonder.
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Reactionary songs

I start
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/mood/: Current Mood General

Post a song that fits your current mood. It can be either vocal or instrumental, your choice.

My mood right now: https://yewtu.be/HIRNdveLnJI
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What is the most autistic genre?
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Red Metal

As an avid listener of metal, something that frustrates me is the prevalence of chuds and reactionaries in metal (especially black metal). The visibility of guys like Varg and Famine of Peste Noire infamy has colored the public perception of extreme metal as being the domain of edgelord fascists. What are some metal groups that could be said to be socialist, anarchist, or leftist in some manner?

To start things off, I'd highly recommend the Panopticon album "Kentucky," which is a BM album about the state's history with labor organizing among coal miners, as well as the coal industry's destruction of the state's natural beauty. It's not a perfect album by any means but the way it mixes BM with bluegrass is cool, plus it has an incredibly redpilled message.

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Anamanaguchi or however it was spelled was so good. While looking at the Switch online store I noticed the Scott Pilgrim re-release on it was in the Popular section so a lot of people are getting exposed to them recently. I never played the game, but the soundtrack is certainly amazing because of them.
It's weird to think they had some connection to 4klan and were friends with moot and that's how I learned of them.
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Kanye General

Just Kanye
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Nothing has ever touched my soul more than Pendulum's first album ever has. Especially Hold Your Colour. No matter how many times I listen to it, it makes me feel like I matter and like life is worth fighting for. It only affects me more when I've done psychedelics. This song is me tbh
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>I don't feel safe in this world no more
>I don't want to die in a nuclear war
>I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man
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Band names

post different cool names you thought of for bands or names bands that exist. Obviously keep them based
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Is this a good album cover comrades?

Asking for a friend.
Genre: Industrial synthwave
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best original compositions for a soundtrack

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Punk Rock

Post some Street Punk, Oi!, Hardcore, Crust, D-Beat, etc.left_communismLeft Communism
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Ever hear this recording of 2pac reading Grapes of Wrath? Rare bit from a 1995 live show
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I like Devo but I think they sounded the best in their demos before their debut album.
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Henry Cow

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So this guy really dropped off the face of the Earth? Just like that?
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Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

drop the fucking .zip!!!!!
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Bollywood Music

ITT: I poast bolly music I just heard
You can also post if you want

I'll help anybody to understand it or share the resources to

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Short music

What are some of the shortest music tracks in your collection? Notice anything particular about them?

I have a lot of video game music which tends to be short by design.
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Love to find some great niche artist and find out they only released one or maybe two albums at most only to disappear from the face of the Earth.
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How are Brits so good at pretending to be Americans?

>This our new single, it did very well, thank'yah, they know it!, in America, and we hope it does as well over here.

It's jarring here the difference between their speaking and singing voice.
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What's your favourite music video with choreography?
This is mine
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artists you like with consistently shitty album art

ive noticed almost all of electronic musicians i listen to have super boring album covers
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Anyone else hate rap music? Rappers are so pathetic. It's always half "woe is me" sob story, half "I'm gonna kill you uygha." I have zero ounce of sympathy for anyone who wants to harm me. I don't care about your sob story. I'll put you in the grave coldly and methodically. Why do liberals want to romanticize psychopaths? It isn't unique to rap. Really all the mafia movies and all that garbage predated the rap shift in black culture.

All murderous lumpen need to be put in the grave and society should focus on not creating anymore of them.
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Migos - Bad and Boujee

Was it revolutionary or reactionary
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I wish King Gizzard would make another album like this.
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The First Known Written Down Melody: Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal

This is the first known written down melody. They had to work out the tuning for what they think would have been a lyre in order to play it. Thing is it gives me a kinda lo fi math rock vibe, like Don Caballero on a lyre, which is cool.


You can read about it here:

Nikkal was the goddess of orchards, if you're not vibing its worth waiting till the end. Its a slow burner.
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Rush Thread

Just getting into Rush, particularly the song Subdivisions:


anybody a big Rush head know which songs are same/ similar? Or just good in general?

This songs called working man, with leftist themes:


"I get up at seven, yeah,
and I go to work at nine.
I got no time for livin’.
Yes, I’m workin’ all the time.

It seems to me
I could live my life
a lot better than I think I am.
I guess that’s why they call me,
they call me the workin’ man."

They have a huge amount of material so knowing what to avoid or what certain stuff is like would be great

Lyrics to Subdivisions with also vaguely leftist themes:

Sprawling on the fringes of the city
In geometric order
An insulated border
In between the bright lights
And the far unlit unknown

Growing up it all seems so one-sided
Opinions all provided
The future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided
In the mass production zone

Nowhere is the dreamer
Or the misfit so alone

Subdivisions —
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions —
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out
Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth

Drawn like moths we drift into the city
The timeless old attraction
Cruising for the action
Lit up like a firefly
Just to feel the living night

Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight

Somewhere out of a memory
Of lighted streets on quiet nights…
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>tfw they removed Bosanska Artiljerija from spotify
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Best Media player for making playlists?

I fucking hate spotify
i fucking hate youtube
i fucking hate not having all my music files on my own hardrive that i can use whenever. i don't wanna hear ads. i dont wanna have songs i love get taken off youtube by the copyright ghouls. reee
I'm gonna learn how to create torrents
i wanna make playlists, put said playlists weith all the tracks in a zip file and make a torrent that my friends can download.

What is the best open source media player? I remember really liking making playlists on windows media player back in the day because i could just set the program to search a folder for audio files and they would appear within the program. Then i could very easily make playlists out said music.
Making playlists using VLC seems janky.
Anyone got any ideas?
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electric country

post country music with electric guitars
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ITT: Songs with fucked up meanings

>If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal
>If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel

Classist as fuck, ugly singing cunt

It's a good thing he don't know

A rich man will sue with his money
A poor man will punch with this fists
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fuck drake, fuck ovo, fuck pedo music porkies
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all lights fucked on the hairy amp drooling


So did you rike it now that it finally was found?
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Interesting understanding of the word

John Lennon seems so close to class consciousness

If only he picked up a book
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Great Introductory Music

My taste in music is extremely under developed/"uncultured"/shallow because I struggle with music alot. I can only listen to music if I'm doing a activity, it I sit down and try to listen I feel genuine pain, which makes it hard for me to pay attention to lyrics.

It's also hard to pay attention to the lyrics since:
1) They never feel worth it to pay attention to, especially the more a song sounds good, (for some reason it seems like no song can accomplish both). Ex: I had a genuine terrible time with rage against the machine and Daughters because the sound completely negated any enjoyment I had paying attention to their lyrics.
2) It seems like when listening to a song, all you're actually suppose to do is feel and not think about it much, basically the song being nothing but a vibe machine, (I'm basing this off of a study where 70% of people listen to music to just remember the past). Which is extremely contradictory to how people talk about music, (especially music nerds).

So is there any ultra master peace albums/songs you guys can recommend that can completely change my opinion? To make it easy to recommend, I mostly listen to anime and video game music, with random pop songs here and there.
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Red Sun in The Sky

I listen to it like everyday for over a year now and a lot of other Commie music. I just want to know if other people love this song as much as I do. The popular youtube version is slightly sped up and is not quite the original. I have listened to all versions many times over, but please please post anything about it or Tu Honggang/other Maoist songs or even just Chinese Communist songs
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Unknown masterpiece albums

Here you must post albums that are masterpieces and unknown so we can share excellent stuff we will discover and enjoy.

Here is Omnipotent Youth Society from a band of the same name.
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Lifted Riffs

What does everyone think of Jamiroquai, Jungle, and the broader trend of white bongs imitating black-american music? based or shit?
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/ Industrıal/EBM/Witchouse/Darkwave/Hyperpop/Breakcore /

General discussion and sharing about those (and similar) genres
Anyone who enjoys Dark0 here, dude rocks man
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Ocean Wisdom

Really into wizzy recently… I will never be close to as skilled as him if i spit my whole lfe…
How is he so fucking good and so under-rated, anons?
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Can you believe it?

Not even taylor swift owned the music she made? Not even rich artists are safe

Are record companies ever gonna die under capitalism
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Music for posting lowrider music also known as Chicano Soul or really just 50s-60s Doo Wop. They call it Chicano Soul but most of the artists are black(especially when it comes to the oldies.) Mexicans in SoCal never stopped driving those sick old cars from that era, and when you're cruising in one of those old vintage beauties you an appropriate soundtrack. So lots of oldies and also a lot of throwback music has been coming out in the last few years.
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upbeat melancholic electronic

Any upbeat melancholic techno like this that i can use for get up and work music?

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Where do you get your music? Ideally lossless.
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YWN Afford It

ITT instruments or equipment you want but will never be able to affordanarcho-communismAnarcho-Communism
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post national anthems, military music, and socialist ideological music

>This is about national anthems, patriotic, leftwing ideological music
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Is this album commie or not? I can't tell.
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RIP Skiba! :'(
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Bros why do I get REM and Green Day Confused?

Also is REM political? One of their songs is called Radio Free Europe
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why does it feel like music "stopped" around 2015-2017? can't really think of any really big musical event after that apart from Kanye's Wyoming albums
maybe i'm just being too subjective idk
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Roy Ayers

Listening to this Roy Ayers Album. Virgin Ubiquity Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981

These songs are so ridiculous. The verse part. Mmm those chords with that synth and the guitar and bass melodies. Perfection.
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bandcamp got bought by epic games
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German socialist actor and musician Ernst Busch

=Ernst Busch= socialist musician and actor
>>Famous for a lot of East German propaganda music
>>Fought in the Spanish Civil War
>>was a member of the KPD
>>freed by the red army

>> sang a lot of socialist music

>>was born in the German empire 22 January 1900 died in the DDR 8 June 1980
>> created a lot of anti fascist music
>> is probably very based

Example https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJmGaBMQJ8
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Leftypol, tonight I am blitzed on my own with a bottle of bourbon, post your best tunes especially if from formerly socialist republics
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Free Music Sources:

(Also Third party Linux Clients available)

( https://interviewfor.red/en/index.html )
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Post chill house, dnb, and other electronic mood music.
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Post Funny Music Facts

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ITT music you liked as a kid and cringe at now
just kidding, I still love it
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Someone really went and fucking gentrified lolicore.
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Post demos of songs that could surpass their final versions.left_communismLeft Communism
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Good boards for musicians and music production?

Don't get me wrong guys, I love you all. But I'm looking for a more populated board to discuss music production. I want to get into making music using a DAW and I need to talk to people, who know this stuff. This place here isn't very populated, this is why I consider to look for a board which focuses solely on music production. Does anyone know a good board or forum for this purpose? Many thanks in advance!
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Leftypol laborwave project

Anybody here interested in forming a band/project for sovietwave, laborwave and overall leftist-inspired electronic music?
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I was born in this town
Live here my whole life
Probably come to die in this town
Live here my whole life
Never anything to do in this town
Live here my whole life
Never anything to do in this town
Live here my whole life
Probably learn to die in this town
Live here my whole life

Nothing to do, sit around at home
Sit around at home, stare at the walls
Stare at each other and wait till we die
Stare at each other and wait till we die
Probably come to die in this town
Live here my whole life
There's Kerosene around, something to do
There's Kerosene around, she's something to do
There's Kerosene around, she's something to do
There's Kerosene around, we'll find something to do
Kerosene around, she's something to do
Kerosene around, set me on fire
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire

Kerosene around, something to do
There's Kerosene around, find something to do
There's Kerosene around, find something to do
Kerosene around, find something to do
Kerosene around, she's something to do
Kerosene around, set me on fire
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire

Kerosene around, she's something to do
Kerosene around, now what do we do?
Jumped Kerosene, now what do we do?
Jumped Kerosene, now what do we do?
Kerosene around, nothing to do
Jumped Kerosene, now what do we do?
Never anything to do in this town
Never anything but jump Kerosene
Never anything to do in this town
Never anything
Jump Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire, Kerosene
Set me on fire
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Wats the best Dizzee track?
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neoliberalism and love songs

i've noticed that modern love songs, in the pop form focused on heterosexual monogamy and pseudo-religious oneness that's familiar today, are largely a historical occurrence after the 70s
is there a clear economic/cultural explanation for this?
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Denpa music thread

Denpa(電波) is a Japanese subculture characterized by bizarre and eerie themes. It originally began as a derogative term for mentally deranged behavior, but over the 1990s was adapted by otaku into their culture. In part, through artistic expression within manga, anime and visual novels, and also separately as a genre of cute and quirky music.

More information:

Denpa blogs:

Music downloads:

Denpa song bot:
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David Rovics - Anatomy of a Cancellation

I think this belongs here
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Headphone/speaker recommendations

Should I even bother getting nice equipment if I'm not a "music expert" whatever that means? And if so, what do you suggest?
I want to upgrade the shitty $10 PC speakers and generic headphones I've been using for the last decade but I have no idea where to go from there. Not even sure if I've got the ear for it.
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Global contemporary music

I'm tired of anglo shit period, post non-english language music (especially non-western) from other parts of the world.
All genres welcomed but I want to see their own takes on modern music instead of "world music" stuff which feels kind of paternalistic

And keep the jap stuff to a minimum
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Hardcore (electronic music) General

Post your favorite

I'll start with a great recent gabber track 'Kill The Silence' by artist Glitch, released under creative commons.
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I will never feel the joys of producing music based on an incredibly obscure (at the time) indie video game with friends and colleagues and even getting to attend festivals and sell my music at conventions.
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Can someone enlighten me on the topic? What did she do? What is the deal with "liberte,egalite,fraternite"?
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Is mass manufactued pop music the highest form of art?

I've listened to it all, from the most pretentious, snobby, theoretically rich, classical, to underground subculture, folk, music for the "cultured", popular influential genres with developmental impact on the contemporary scene it's a decent experience but really doesn't feel as impactful.

Yet when I give a go to the most braindead flavor of the month Pop track I have the time of my life.

It almost feels like those Pop idols and Radio industry workers who mass produce these songs have figured something out that I have a hard time keeping a grasp upon. What is wrong with me? Am I legitimately retarded?

These few weeks ago, I honestly cannot believe I enjoyed some top of the chart K-pop songs more than the acclaimed symphonies of some big name classics. Was I filtered?
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Proleswin Radio

Hello citizens of /mu/ I would just like to remind everyone that A comrade of ours is hosting his own radio-station called ProlesWin and we feel this would be a good way to get this radio station some traffic. You can listen in your browser, or, you can listen with VLC Media player @ http://proles.win:8000/radio.ogg Please give it a listen and support your fellow comrades!
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Any fans of spectralism around here? I've really liked Gerard Grisey and Iancu Dumitrescu for a while, but lately I've been getting into Tristan Murail and Horatiu Radulescu
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Punk CR

Punks are unique as we don't fetishize consumerism like most other subcultures. Most punks make our own fashion items and the ones we dont make are bought from bootleggers. We also are by design anti reactionary as our movement was started as a means to create anti capitalist and anti imperialist art (crass, discharge, the clash, etc). There is also the obvious fact that most punks are already leftists. How is it that so many communists view punk as anti communist or reactionary? Is punk culture not a perfect counter to mainstream capitalist culture? Many punk events are even direct acts of building dual power via raising money for food.
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skip the eminem part
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Self-Plug Thread.

I saw there were a lot of old school hip hop threads so it made me want to put up some of my music. This is some old stuff from years ago. No names because I'm actually not trying to promote my brand.

This is a song I recorded five years ago with a rapper from my neighborhood. Project fell through because of complications so I just have a handful of songs in various states of completion. Beats/recording/mixing all me.
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Is there a My Anime List equivalent for music, I would like to list all the albums I have listen to.
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any more good ones like this?

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Can any Punkanons give me the scoop on Dead Kennedy's conflict

Whose fault is the break up? Was Jello trying to steal royalties from the other members? Or were they trying to turn the band into a commercial music provider? Did the other band member really back Mitt fucking Romney?

I always get alienated by Punk bands when they inevitably turn into cringe liberals in 10 years. Trying to figure out who to blame for that with regards to DK. Not that DK was ever super intelligent with its criticisms, but it was easily some of the best satire in the 80s.
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Full support for artists removing their music from Spotify and encouraging piracy.
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I never hear good new US based hip-hop anymore. Can anons recomend be good burger cipher or booth show, (either written or freestyle) segments/youtubes?
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Boomer music

post old music, preferably good
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Low-key did a rosa lux shoutout an that's cool af
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Is Swans leftist?

Their songs (particularly the first four 4 albums) all contain ardent critiques of capitalism, Christianity, etc. but I've never seen them referred as a political band.
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Common Kings

What do people think of this band?

>Common Kings are an American, Hawaiian, and Samoan reggae band from Orange County, California. The band's debut album, Lost in Paradise, was nominated for a Grammy Award.
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how many genres of music have songs dedicated to ganja?
I would bet it's the most common song topic besides sex.
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Post bangers from various JRPGs
>Bonus points for music that don't sound like video game music
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Live: 2022 Beijing New Year's Concert

>Live: 2022 Beijing New Year's Concert
Get in here live concert Classical Music
>The 2022 Beijing New Year's Concert is happening at the Concert Hall of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in China's capital Beijing.
Under the baton of internationally-acclaimed NCPA Artistic Director Lü Jia, China NCPA Orchestra, China NCPA Chorus, renowned artists and musicians present 12 repertoires to celebrate the New Year. #LiveClassical
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donda is better than CLB

Now that the dust has settled I think it is time to acknowledge the fact that donda is better than CLB
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is it me or Russian Lullabies are the most creepiest shit in existence

And if you want to see you more disturbing version of this here is a link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji4byKhFGtY&t=18s
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Bunker musicians: the thread

This thread is dedicated to the people on this site who play instruments for fun or dollars. Talk about your setup, songs you like playing, techniques, performance. Today I'm with my Fender Player Precision tryna figure out some Geddy Lee bass lines.
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ITT: songs that are more relevant than ever

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>Arise, you mighty motherland,
>Arise for Sacred War
>To crush the evil fascist hordes,
>Unite and drive them

>Let noble wrath

>Boil over like a wave!
>This is the people's war,
>a Sacred war!

>Let's crush the mad oppressors

>And save our mighty land,
>From rapists, thieves, and plunderers,
>These slaughterers of people!

>Let noble wrath

>Boil over like a wave!
>This is the people's war,
>a Sacred war!
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Where is this from?

This still is so fucking funny to me, The way he's looking and talking

I know it's gotta be from some 90's music video
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The essence of Boomer rock is simple in it's content. Catchy riffs, guitar solos, screaming singers, and long hair. It was the ruling ideology that considered them a danger to the youth, and opened the door for more edgy and arguably harmful music in the future, not the bands themselves. The satanic imagery was just for record sales, and not intended to do anything but make more money. It was the ruling class' puritanism that blew the doors open for future harmful musical acts like NWA and 2 Live Crew. The ruling class showed them that having an explicit Parental Advisory warning on the album was good for business.

Prior to the British invasion, the main rock bands of the time involved a single frontman, e.g. Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, etc, while the rest of the band were just background members providing accompaniment.
However, when the Beatles started becoming popular, they showed the English speaking world that being a rock band didn't just mean getting underpaid and underexposed, all 4 of the Beatles were getting popularity.
Every Beatle had a cult of teenage girls wishing to have babies with them, every Beatle could be recognized in public and start a mini riot just by virtue of being in a popular rock band.

Clearly, this was highly influential on the future of rock music. Every musician that grew up in this era of the late 50s and early 60s saw this as an opportunity. Even if they didn't like the lovey dovey music the boy band was making, they saw the material gains and influence of the format. Other English bands started imitating the format, and developing their own style.

Bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, all copied the format of the Beatles, but developed their own tone. Drums, bass, lead guitar (and solos), and finally lyrics. Every member had a purpose, every member had an instrument. As technology progressed, they started adding on-the-fly distortions, through guitar pedals.

A major theme of Boomer rock is the lyrical content. Bands leaned heavily into sex, drugs, and living fast. This can be seen as a reaction to the Vietnam war, as a reaction to the ruling ideology of old white puritan politicians and their incessant need to remind everyone younger how good they have it compared to their youth. It is ironic that these same boomers are now in power, and are almost indistinguishable from their predecessors.
Another theme of early Boomer rock is, surprisingly, Lord of the Rings. Maybe these musicians saw the Rankin Bass productions or read J.R.R. Tolkien in school, because it's undeniable that Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were inspired by the fantastical descriptions of the Misty Mountains or hermetic wise old men, in songs like Ramble On and The Wizard.

>Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear

>How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air
>'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair
>But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her
>Her, her, yeah

<Misty morning, clouds in the sky

<Without warning, a wizard walks by
<Casting his shadow, weaving his spell
<Long grey cloak, tinkling bell
<Never talking
<Just keeps walking
<Spreading his magic

Also as a reaction to the older generation demanding christian values and uniformity, they started adopting satanic imagery. According to the Boomers freaking out about Harry Potter, wizardry and satanism isn't that big of a leap.

Even though they used blatant satanic imagery, and promoted myths like "the tritone was considered the devil's chord in medieval Europe" in interviews, many of these pioneers were actually quite Christian. If the politicians of the time had actually read the lyrics to these "satanic" songs, they would realize that it was just a marketing ploy. The moral panic did nothing but put these bands even further into the spotlight, having them appear before congress and explain themselves is great publicity, especially for the edgy teens they were targeting.
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ITT post your best non-english hip-hop.
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Which version does /music/ prefer

Original Hound Dog vs Elvis Hound Dog?


I like the elvis one, the og is good too but I always liked the aggressive, fast machoness of the song
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ITT: Songs You Recently Discovered

As it says on the tin, post songs that you have recently found. Obscure stuff is preferred but really anything goes I suppose.

Found this while I was looking around at some Russian movies on Youtube hoping to find some communist shit to make memes from.
Pretty chill and somber.
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cringe anti communist songs.

i'll start with
Johnny Wright - Hello Vietnam


"We must stop communism in that land
Or freedom will start slipping through our hands"
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Parody heavy metal band from Spain with lyrics constantly shitting on PMCs, something all metal should do tbh. They also seem to like Marx.
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János Kóbor (1943 - 2021)

R.I.P, legend
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>The biblical Magi, also referred to as the Three Wise Men or Three Kings, were distinguished foreigners in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition. They are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Pic related it's Zach with some gold. Are you all hyped for the Christmas album?

Who do you think will bring the frankincense and myrrh?
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Post Drill.
no cringe burger drill
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fucking legendary
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as the subject says, lil b thread
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Your Music Mysteries


I have a memory of this song or some other cover of this song actually supposed to be satirical and actually mocking unions or something

Like anti-union
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Spotify Wrapped

It's begun

Post here which artist you listened for 90001 minutes and got 0.0006 cents for their labor

ALSO WTF IS AN AUDIO AURA LMAO ( i like it and think it's cool tho)
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What do you think about the Polish socialist song warszawianka.
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Post your vids and general kino
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I was wandering why khmer rouge song is so good, then I realised that cambodian music is just very good.
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Anyone else hate when they put random rapping in songs?

Havana, Juicy, Industry Baby

Completely ruins the flow, Is it just capitalism's fault or is there some artistic reason that I can't get?

What do you do when songs you like have parts you don't care about? Do you find an alt version? Edit it? Or just accept it?
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Modern/Contemporary Classical Thread

Post your favorite symphonic earrape
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Blasphemy stanning thread

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Goin to see Skinnyman tonight. Aint been out in years.. When was the last time you went to a good gig, anons. Who did you see?
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I like Imagine

It's a nice, calm song with a good melody and it also goes along with my beliefs

Do you think John Lennon actually believed the stuff he sang about or do you think he was just being edgy and counter culture by basing the song on the Communist Manifesto?

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Never forget what happened in 1988 in Iran.

Song related, dedicated to all the comrades who lost their lives during that year.

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Finnish Communist Music Containment Thread

No lord in the heavens made this cosmos,
No worldly lord the prosperity of humankind.
The cosmos is an eternal evolution of the material,
This material shaped for mankind's use by many a laborer.
The work of your hands, laborer, was mankind's yesterday.
On your hands also rests tomorrow.
When the temple of Solomon was being built by an army of laboring
Slaves, meanwhile Solomon was inside
His palace, solving the quarrels of wives.
When the nobleman in France was cursing his failed expedition to
The Russian land, thousands of wives wept for their fallen husbands.
The work of your hands, laborer,
Were the treasures of the lords,
But inside your fist now grows a different kind of tomorrow.
Your hands built the factories and the mines of the land.
Where from dawn to dusk you labor on,
Watch the treasures get carried away.
But if your hands stops laboring, the chimneys go cold,
The machines standing as idle as those who you labor for.
The work of your hands, laborer,
Are the treasures of the lords,
And only your hands can act to bring forth justice.
But for the exploiter,
You alone are not enough, for he will always be hunting on.
And if he meets resistance, he'll point his guns at your brothers.
And when you rise against injustice,
You'll quickly find out,
The exploiter is not just a leech but also a murderer.
Your hands once build the tombs of the Pharaohs.
Yet to be dug is the grave for the exploiters of this entire world.
Inside your fist lies a seed to your freedom eternal.
And it'll once grow into a forest that covers out all injustices.
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Winnies not going to like this.

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Golden Age Hip-Hop

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Music you grew up with.
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Post good music that makes you happy

Post good music that makes you happy
>Post good music that makes you happy
Post good music that makes you happy



>This one touhou song

Embed rel

>This furfag's music


Soz for brainfried tasteanarchismAnarchism
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future funk/house appropriation

Whats up with pop artists doing shit like this and imitating daft punk style? is anime cool to normies now?
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bump thread

Post a song that you like and try to guess each other's personalities

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Ancient and Traditional music

>Ancient Roman Music (118 Minutes)

authentic-sounding instruments that ancient peoples would've played. no orchestras, electronics or other modern "twists"

no christian, celtic/irish or "european medieval" music. they're too structured to be grouped together with ancient or other traditional music and they are so numerous they belong in different thread

if you embed a youtube link plz post the song title / description or no one will click your contextless link
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indie rock 2000s->early 2010s

what does everyone think of the indie rock scene of the 2000s and early 2010s, often associated with hipsters? The Strokes, foster the people, arctic monkeys, and ofc. songrel.

Was it just the last dying gasp of rock after emo rock or something more?
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Can I wear band T-shirt or is it too consumerism?
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Music Theory

I want to understand how you're supposed to play songs on piano. From what I've seen so far, you play the melody with one hand and with the other hand you play the chords, either as full chords or arpeggios. But how do you know which chords you have to play to fit a certain melody?

I already know a bit of music theory so I tried figuring it out on my own. I looked up Katyusha on piano to see which chords are played.


The song is in D minor, and they play the chords in this order:
Dmin x3
Amaj 2nd inversion x4 (Db E A)
Dmin x 2
Fmaj 1st inv. (C F A)
Gmin 1st inv. (D G Bb)
Dmin, Gmin 1st inv. , Dmin, Amaj inv. , Dmin.

I assume that some chords are inverted so that the transition between them is smoother.

They play the same melody on the right hand side throughout the video, but in the beginning they only play the root notes of the chords with their left hand, after that they play the chords in different ways, and then they play the complete triads. And this is my question, how do you know which chord progression fits over a melody?

I tried to see if the chord degrees had anything to do with it. The chords in the key of D minor should be: Dmin (i), Edim (ii dim), Fmaj (III), Gmin (IV), Amin (v), Bbmaj (VI), Cmaj (VII). I imagined in simpler songs like this one you only needed to play chords from the key, but here they use an Amaj (A Db E) instead of an Amin (A C E), and I listened to the song with both an Amin and an Amaj, and I think it sounds better with the Amaj. I guess because when a G is played in the melody over the Amaj it forms an Amaj7 which creates more tension.

I also tried writing the chord progression:
i - i - i - V
V - V - V - i
i - III - iv - i
iv - i - V - i
but I can't really tell if this has anything to do with the melody.

So if I take another simple melody like Bella Ciao for example, can I figure out what chords to play from just that?
Or do I just try to see which chords sound good over it?

I guess what I want to know is in which way the notes in the melody relate to the notes in the chord progression?

>tldr: how does music work
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Artists you love for their music who have dumbshit politics

I'll start.
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Leftist MIDIs

Are there any good MIDIs of leftist music? The ones I find are absolute crap.
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I feel like a poser enjoying music with lyrics I don't understand.
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Hidded music gems

Post hidden musical gems
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It's autumn guys, post some spooky music
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Post your favorite album covers

Regardless of the quality of the songs.
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Pearl Jam were not a very good band

They just weren’t

Andrew Patrick Wood was an American musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the alternative rock bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. Wood formed Malfunkshun in 1980 with his older brother Kevin Wood on guitar and Regan Hagar on drums.
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Vaporwave is ultimately a celebration, not a satire, of capitalism

Yes, yes, it's ANOTHER thread about hauntological shit. But isn't vaporwave, by the process of aestheticization inherent in it, ultimately a celebration of all the soulless corporate trash it purports to poke fun at? I realize I'm generalizing somewhat and not all vaporwave necessarily has anything, positive or negative, to do with capitalism. But if you listen to something like Ferraro's Far Side Virtual, or Luxury Elite's TV Party, doesn't it conjure an image that seems genuinely desirable, even if it's empty? Even at its most uncanny (like a lot of the "broken transmission" subgenre) doesn't it aestheticize its subject matter and thus make it more bearable if not outright enjoyable? Isn't that why the aesthetic has taken off to begin with?

Is there any way to really pull off this "ironic" approach to music without ultimately producing either a celebration of what you're trying to attack or something that nobody actually wants to listen to? If we wanted to turn this method against capitalism could we instead create nostalgia not for the ultracapitalist 80s but for times of greater cooperation and a genuinely functioning society? Would there even be any point to doing so?
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>Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85
WTF.. the upsetter.. I thought he'd live forever bros.. :(
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Is ICP based or uncased?
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Some people just do nothing will usher in a real comeback for Garage and Jungle in popular music.
Screenshot this.
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Yugoslav War Music

Serb, Bosniak, Croat, Kosovar etc.
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Songs Understanding General

You ever listen to some music and can read the lyrics but don't really get it is about?

This is the place to post that music and other anons will give their interpretation at it

I'll start


I head ID and I thought this song was about psychology


This sound kinda seems sus. Is it a racist song about being scared of different looking people?
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In the aeroplane over the sea

The greatest album of all time.
If you've listened to it, you already know how great it is. If you haven't listened to it, what are you doing??? GO LISTEN TO IT!!!!!!!!
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Was this the peak of conservatard metal?
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Musician General

Hey /leftypol/

I thought I'd make a general for any amateur or professional /leftypol/ musicians if there are any here. We can discuss your experiences, ask for or give advice, create resources, or just chat.

As for me, I am a hobbyist guitarist that's only been playing for about a year and a half; not even sure if I'm intermediate level yet lol. However, I can give tips or provide resources for anybody just starting out.
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Female Artists

Post and discuss. Any genre, doesn't really matter.
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Post Doom/sludge slow shit only

Warning - watching from a distance
Great album
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DPRK General

Thread for music from People's Korea
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Your secret stash

Any of you hipsters at heart? You got a song/band that less well known and you want it to stay that way. You get pissed if a song you like becomes trendy on youtube or ticktock or becomes /mu/core? shit stupid, but it feels good to feel special. Post that music in this thread. Doesn't have to be super obscure, but something that most music fans wouldn't have heard about.
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Anyone else cringes super hard when zoomer musicians like kero kero bonito and poppy try to incorporate japanese lyrics into their songs? Especially while not being able to pronounce it properly, it just sucks.
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What do you guys think about kpop?

Opinions and discussions welcome!

What do you guys think about K-Pop and its artists? It has become so hot lately. Just look at BTS and other K-pop groups like Stray Kids. As an ex-fan I honestly think their songs are great. Where do you guys position yourselves in? Do you think that their music is great? Do you think that communist music are far much better than these genres?
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What do you guys think about kpop?

Opinions and discussions welcome!

What do you guys think about K-Pop and its artists? It has become so hot lately. Just look at BTS and other K-pop groups like Stray Kids. As an ex-fan I honestly think their songs are great. Where do you guys position yourselves in? Do you think that their music is great? Do you think that communist music are far much better than these genres?
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What are some songs or performances that bring you to tears?

Starting with this one.sabo-tabbySabo-Tabby
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Stay with me!
I banged on the door at midnight!
But seasons will return…
Stay with me!
I say this all the time!
I still cherish our memories.
I still have not forgotten them…
Stay with me!
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I'm getting back into memphis type beat again and I have to say this was confidently made for drifting
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I like drone and I like metal but I can't get into sunn o)))
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Sounds like General: General thread for discovering new music that sounds similar to other artists.

I'll start: BlackMill

Requesting artists that sound like Blackmill, or, similar! Thank you.
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Communist Avant-Garde

ITT we share communist avant-garde and discuss its meaning.

I will begin by submitting Arseny Avraamov and his Symphony Of Factory Sirens, composed for the fifth anniversary of the October Revolution and performed only twice, in Baku and Moscow. The composition marshaled the sounds of an entire city as its instruments, and thousands of people were required to successfully perform it.


Human beings assign meaning and symbolic value to sounds by the process of conscious interpretation. The sound of a police siren can be rendered in physical terms by tone, pitch, and volume; terms that do not represent meaning. Yet, the sound has a distinct meaning for humans who have lived in societies with a motorized police force. This is because humans have interpreted the sound by associating its physical characteristics with its social context. The sounds of every society are meaningful in this sense.

Bourgeois society has been the dominant class society since the 19th century. The unique characteristic of bourgeois society is its compulsion to constantly revolutionize itself, to generate ideology and to constantly expand production. This compulsion created modern industry, organized on the basis of commodity production and exchange. The ideological component of bourgeois production is called ‘capitalism’ . Capitalism is a social form and therefore a conscious experience, and sound is an important part of conscious experience. The sounds of bourgeois society take a distinct meaning that is evident to the individuals that live in it. All class societies utilize a mode of production that is socially antagonistic. The antagonism between classes is manifested in struggles for dominance between social classes in class societies. These struggles develop into social revolutions that overthrow existing relations of production, and substituting them with new relations.

The social revolution generated by the antagonisms of bourgeois society will produce a classless society, the communist society. The meaning of the sounds of capitalist society will be transformed according to their change in material and social context. Avraamov created a musical composition
representing that transformation, using as instruments the industry of bourgeois society. By arranging these elements: factory sirens, steam engines, the engines of vehicles, artillery, foghorns, and entire rifle divisions, Avraamov demonstrated the totality of the communist victory over capitalist society as a result of the October Revolution.

During a social revolution, individuals become agents of social change, and can consciously participate in the transformation of society. Avraamov was one of these individuals, who served as the Commissioner of Arts of the Republic for two years. The siren in the symphony of sirens, which previously represented the beginning and end of each workday in anarchic capitalist production, was turned into a instrument to be rearranged at will by the composer. The ability of the composer to manipulate the sounds of instruments at will reflects the communist reorganization of society that began in October 1917. Avraamov’s Symphony Of Factory Sirens is an interpretation of a communist revolution that the composer himself experienced and participated in. As a fragment of an emerging communist society, it should be an object of interest for all communists.marxMarx
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trebuyut nashi serdtsa.
trebuyut nashi glaza.
V nashem smekhe i v nashikh slezakh,
I v pul'satsii ven:
My zhdem peremen!
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Let's listen to new flexx shit comradesislamic_communismIslamic Communism
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Underground Rap

What's an artist that you have been getting into a lot more?
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Make way for the new punk

Plague Deniers - Covidiot (2021) [320]
>Punk Rock, Post-Hardcore, EP
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how do i enjoy sountracks that have no vocals?

im confused on how you listen to soundtracks
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Local Essentials

Post artists that are essentials from your city. I'll start with Houston: UGK and DJ Screw are criminally underrated for their establishment of Southern Hip-Hop.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnP1XmxyqxAinternational_brigadeInternational Brigade
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/luminoso/ - Senderista Music

Sendero Luminoso / Shining Path Musicsendero_luminosoSendero Luminoso
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We should revive disco imo ngl tbh
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Did Apple make a deal with cell carriers to help burn through people's data plans?
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fuck the police

fuck the police
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>"I know you think you're such an outlaw"
>"but you got no job"
music used to be my escape
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Type O Negative predicted waifuism in 2003.
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/postrock/ general thread

Post your favorite posts here. Bonus points for underrated posts. Vidrel what I'm listening to rn

self-titled by Twin Speak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDcPsq3QqDk
\ / by Camel Driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KzxZCNtW84
Numinous by Those Who Ride With Giants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVSIBCIbs9Q
Your Own Story by Distant Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9lCtkEnf9A
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She's so amazing leftybros and leftysistras.
Who are your favourite musicians for decent politics as well as amazing music?
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How does leftypol feel about the greatest band of all time, Mr. Big?

It is well known that Paul Gilbert is the GOAT shredder.

Richie Kotzen lineup was fantastic, also.piratePirate
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>So this is the kid, I was telling you about Dylan. Anon's got a great future ahead

<Well, Come on show them musical chops you got kid! I ain't got all day
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Hauntology, Music

Will we ever get any truly new music?
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Pic related is the definitive /leftypol/ album. I'm almost sure that D. Boon and Mike Watt would have browsed here if chan boards were a thing in the 80s.
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&gt;i am ironman

What did he mean by this?
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Anyone else hate it when a project loses one or more members and they don't disband and instead replace them while trying to keep the same identity (brand)?
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Are playlists actually a thing that's widely used? I just listen to whole albums.
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What did Elvis copy

I want to know the artists and dancers that influenced his music and mannerisms

Where they all black people?
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WE'LL TAKE OUR LEAVE AND GOtranshumanismTranshumanism
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No, seriously, that's the name of the album by Sadboy Sheldon/Sewerslvt consisting of mashups incorporating pisscore elements & cliches from various artists.
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I can philosophically justify rap music and country in terms of psychoanalysis and the linguistic turn. by engaging in self-criticism I have arrived at a more fundamental truth.
once I get my PhD, all of the pseuds and their aristocratic music will get BTFO, and I will revolutionize the aristocratic understanding of the arts. screen cap this so when I’m famous they’ll know I was from leftypol.
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Fire In the Booth

ITT: Post the best FiTB.
Wretch 32 & Avelino. your move.
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just post shit to study and relax to 24/7
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Pablo Hasél appreciation thread

Freedom for Pablo!
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This Boyd guy has been going through a lot of UK and DE artists i like a lot recently. Is gud. What do others think of him?
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Why is the YT Trending tab full of such garbage?

Pretty much the title. I decided to check what was "trending" on YT and the result was picrel. 99% of these songs are horrible musically and visually. The majority have bourgeois and extremely sexist lyrics. Why is this shit trending? Why isn't there the same backlash against the messages of popular music as there is against other media?
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Post non-meme song mashups
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Wvae/Phonk General


pretty based mix I found.

Anyone else like Skeler?
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Sun rises above the factory
But the rays don't make it to the street
Through the gates come the employees
Beat down and draggin' their feet
Lefties handin' pamphlets, workers comin' in
Two people on the pavement never be the same again
She placed it in his hand
Well they must have seen the sparks
Neither understands
What just happened to their hearts
Another mornin' of this place has ripped me out of my dreams
Realizin' life's a waste as the whistle blows off steam
One thing I'm betting on is nothin's ever gonna change
It's like our progress has just stalled and everyday's the same
She placed it in my hand
Co-workers seen the sparks
I couldn't understand
What just happened to my heart
Hello, my name is David, your name is Veronica
Let's be together, let's fall in love
Hello, my name is David, your name is Veronica
Let's be together, 'til the stars go out
Well all we need is for somethin' to give
The dam bursts open, we suddenly live
The boot off my throat, life is returning
The boot off my throat, let's all emote
Dawn breaks across this town and a new dawn breaks for me
Take the pains of the underclass
Tryin' to smile through gritted teeth
We must now all join up and throw off the shackles of shame
United we can't be defeated
They shall hear us proclaim
I placed it in his hand
Comrades seen the sparks
Couldn't understand what happened to my heart
Hello, your name is David, I am Veronica
Let's be together, until the water swallows us
Hello, you must be David, I am Veronica
Let's be together, until we're all finally crushed
Well all we need is for somethin' to give
The dam bursts open, we suddenly live
The boot off my throat, life is returning
The boot off my throat, let's emote
Well all we need is for somethin' to give
The dam bursts open, we suddenly live
The boot off my throat, life is returning
The boot off my throat, let's emote
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Convince someone to like a genre you listen to in 5 recommendations or less.
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I think is cool

I like this
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Based God appreciation thread

Lil B is the greatest rapper in history and I've spent over six hours to explain why.

If you require a fine tuned philosophical explanation of why Lil B is the greatest rapper of all time, it isn't worth being explained to you. Brevity is the soul of wit. He has made a larger quantity of music, all free, than almost any musician in such a short period of time. Very few of his tracks aren't original in some manner whether it be in their interaction with the beats, some unexpressed/rarely expressed societal consideration shown in various lights that range from exaggeration, truth, storytelling, lyrical consideration, ironical mockery, and sheer existence. when someone is surprised it has been neurologically shown that they are more prepared to intake new information, so his spectrum works on a few levels beyond originality for the sake of creativity. Lil B is the god of positivity, his music is beyond comprehension. Lil B is one of the smartest rappers of all time; this man has done lectures at Harvard. Lil B is a talented artist who likes to make goofy ass songs and enjoy himself. People are drawn to his likeable personality and sheer majesticness. Lil B is the Based God; layers upon layers and we are yet to find his mantle. What follows is an in-depth analysis of just one of the many masterpieces Lil B has created. Titled "Lil B - No Black Person Is Ugly MUSIC VIDEO MOST POWERFUL SONG OF THE DECADE?" Let's begin at the beggining of the song. The lyrics state: "No black person is ugly No black person is ugly No black person is ugly No black person is ugly" Throughout history, Black people have had to put up with mistreatment by mainly white people. The Based God is reminding us that Black people are not ugly at all and should be treated better and not judged based on the colour of their skin.
The fact that The Based God repeats this 4 times could show the desperation in the message that he is trying to convey. He wants this message to stay in people's heads so everybody knows that black people are not ugly.
Lil B then begins his first verse with:
"Make another dime a day, tryna make it rhyme away
Sometime my skin is the reason I'm alive today"
A lot of today’s rappers are admittedly in the industry for the pure sake of making money. Lil B, however, could care less about the “dime a day” he makes from rapping; what he really cares about is speaking out against racism and rhyming away the prejudice that affects African Americans to this very day; all whilst empowering who he is in the second line rather than any wealth he has.
We then delve into the next chunk of lines:
"Bigger than just a race, no card, just a race
No smile, fix your face, we all live in this place
Tryna make peace with the police
I'm not on probation so why you out asking me
This is not just about black, or wasn't about black
When we talk about that you wonder why I talk back"
Here ‘B is trying to explain that race should not be about 'privilege’. At many points in time, people use excuses like The Race Card, Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase that refers to exploitation of either racist or anti-racist attitudes by accusing others of racism.
Lil B states that The Black community needs to be “bigger” than using The Race Card as a justification to things and eliminate it all together.
Lil B always has and always will support positive messages through his music, even if that means supporting peace with the very thing that most rappers have come to despise.
This fits the theme of the song because for decades, police officers have been accused of profiling against black people, making headlines on numerous occasions.
The last three lines fit in with the common black stereotype present in the US, the constant assumption that any black male in a crime ridden area must be on some kind of probation.
How could one even think that Lil B is on probation, he is the epitome of positivity.

Following all of this of course is:
"My English not perfect, I'm not the best at school
But understand I'm (?), I love life's rules
Homeless people will even give me money, I'm too real for the game
Reflection of the fame
I got cash, I hide all the pain
Your skin black people, they won't say a thing
That drama is a shame
They wanna kill you before they even know your name"
At the start Lil B knows that this line should be “My English is not perfect” and he knows that English is just another way that he is oppressed and put into the undercaste. He makes the same clever play in the next line “I’m not the best at school” intentionally leaving words out to resist the hegemonic narrative that white English is the English and that those who do not speak it are unintelligent or uneducated. This line will go over most people’s heads and is yet another reason why this song is so powerfully subversive. Lil B then reminds us that he didn’t attend a college or university (although he went to the high schools Albany &amp; Berkeley).
The Based God then teaches us that homeless people can often be the most generous. “Feed the needy not the greedy”. Of course the cash lyric is to shine light on the fact that It is much more difficult for black Americans to achieve the wealth that white Americans have over history. For example, statistically in 2015, a white person with a high school diploma has a higher income than a black person with a bachelor’s degree. At the same time that line expresses how Lil B tries to hide his pain from his fans and the public but can’t maintain the front.
In the past and even in the present day, there have been people who have targeted black people in violent acts or have tried to farm black people just because of the colour of their skin. Think about the Trayvon Martin incident.
The racist people don’t know the stories behind the people they are targeting and don’t even know about their lives or even their names but they are just treated badly because they are black people living in a society where some people, to this day, remain racist.

Deep stuff from the Based God.
The Hook Begins:
"Sunshine, sunshine, lookin' for the sunshine"
Lil B is telling people to look for the sunshine, or rather, the good that is within people as opposed to judging them before you get to know them. Sunshine represents the bright side of things and Lil B is in a quest to persuade others to uncover this bright side in other people prior to making judgment.
"No black is person is ugly, don't say it one time
No black is person is ugly, don't say it one time
No black is person is ugly, don't say it one time"
The repition of this lyric, much like the intro of the song, conveys Lil B’s importance of this message. Said 22 times throughout the song, Lil B wants convey this message of not judging a book by its cover and asks the listener to not immediately assume a person is “ugly” based upon their race or appearance.

“Don’t say it one time” is used doubly as a call for listeners to never say that a “black person is ugly” as well as playing off of the fact that he repeats this verse, not just saying it a single time.
With the first interpretation of the “don’t say it one time in mind”, it’s interesting to note that the repetition of this line completely contradicts his point of never saying what he’s saying. Could this be purposeful irony, a satire noting the fact that even with this message, things will never change and people will always continue to say it, regardless of what he preaches? You decide.
Verse 2 is a doozy so I'll break it down as much as I can:
"I'm sorta like a panther, I'm silent like the underground"
The Black Panther Party or BPP was an organization in the 1960s and 70s in the United States that believed in more extreme tactics to achieve equality for black people in America. They supported Martin Luther King Jr’s ideas, but believed that his nonviolent approach was ineffective. Here Lil B states that he’s Panther-like in his beliefs and clearly believes that racial profiling still exists in modern-America.
"Dealing with the trials of life, how did we get here today?"
In this line, Lil B decides to acknowledge the numerous obstacles he has faced in life, while reflecting on how these very same obstacles have shaped the image of our society today
"Black people not showed in the media"
Based God also touches on this later in the song and in the music video. He believes that black people are not shown enough on the news or in magazines, perhaps because the media believes them to be ugly, which ties back to the hook and title of this track. Often times the media reports on Black people in a negative light doing crimes, riots, and etc. Or portray them in a negative stereotype in films and TVs where they’re cast as the thugs, pushers, pimps, maid, hood rats, angry Black and etc. Therefore, they never show the real Black people as in strong, beautiful, creative, intelligent and etc.
"I was told that you gotta afro, that you gotta big nose
That your lips are too big, that you're talking low"
Lil B tells of all the aesthetic stereotypes of black people that he faced growing up, and the misconceptions of these being what all black people must look and talk like.
"My people understand, so why you don't know?
It's just communication
If we all sat down and got past the revelations"
This is all about coming together and speaking to eachother. No person being more human than the other. Advising bigotry to be countered with knowledge and education of the world and language blacks encompass. Revelations is also the last book in the bible which talks about the end of mankind. 'B is saying for humans to go beyond the end and ultimately progress.
"The future of the people
Advancement, tryna take chances, the media"
More of the same from the last lines while adding that advancement, an honest solution, can only arise from communication; an honest conversation.
"Propaganda, it slandered the black beauty
I'm not stupid, I see it everyday"
Lil B is probably referring to figures and artwork popular in the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century which portrayed African Americans as a completely black, featureless people who greatly enjoyed watermelons.
Artwork like this tarnished the reputation of black people and ultimately led to the creation of stereotypes that still exist today.
"They got shows like Jailbreak but won't help you get straight"
This could be interpreted in 2 ways.
One :Based God is stating that they promote criminal activity yet won’t give those with such backgrounds a second chance.
Two: Based God may be speaking about Prison Break which is a much more famous show then Jailbreak, considering Jailbreak is an English show
“Get straight” also means managing addiction through counseling, support groups, job security, food security, having a purpose, and reclaiming a sense of optimism. Addiction does not happen in a vacuum. One of the most cruel aspects of the New Jim Crow is the underfunding of things black people need to survive, live with, and thrive past addiction while at the same time there’s always money for putting a person in jail ($40,000 a year on average).
"I'm tryna see black on more magazines"
Lil B wants to see more Africans on magazines and not in other negatively portrayed media outlets like Police Blotters or the 6 o-clock news; he wants to see them being praised not disgraced.
"On the streets, the hoods that you're claimin'
Never been racist so I understand if you wanted
Try to change places
I've seen the other side and I know that's amazin'"
Here he's alluding to the want in many underpriveledged black homes to get out of their situation. The Based God has seen and felt, in a sense, what white privilege is like because of his status, money, fame, etc. He's showing understanding for that want and exclaiming that there needs to be more energy poured into making it a reality for his brother's and sisters.
"They want you to work to enslave you
They try to trick you to think they made you"
This is possibly the most powerful line in the song and a possible hint at some history here:
Lil B may be hinting at the Slave era where blacks were brought from Africa to work on different plantations across The Western Hemisphere.
Statistics show us that blacks struggle more socioeconomically; this causes a typical reaction to what is called Strain Theory (among many other theories) which states that it basically becomes more prevalent for underprivileged individuals to commit crime.
Often, “white society” praises desegregation and the events that led up to the civil rights movement but many, even today still feel that white society was built to keep minorities like blacks down.

Hence here, Lil B uses the term they try to trick Blacks to thinking they can have an equal life as others when in fact, it is not at all the same.
Added to the fact that the uber capitalist nature of the West where they commercialize many things to appear to the masses. Therefore giving people that shouldn’t buy what they can’t afford a credit line or loan to always make sure (enslave) they keep on working to pay back what they own. Bascially trick them into a system that they never could win. It’s a an illusion of freedom that there are choices. Lil B is feeding us the knowledge to fight back with this.
"Y'all got a voice, stand up against violence
If it's close to your home, stand up against rape
No means no,"
You may feel frustrated or be disenfranchised (due to felony laws), but you have a voice which can resist the New Jim Crow which resist rape culture which can resist the violence and the systems of oppression.
Lil B is taking a steadfast position against rape. No means no, and that’s it.
He might have been influenced by a discussion about rape he had on twitter with his fans.
"clean up the streets
You feel me? And stop that beef
Hands up for peace on the streets"
Lil B uses the last few bars of his song to indicate a common, overgeneralized issue that plagues the black community. It is a stigma that Blacks are mainly the minority group involved with drugs on the street and street-violence, including black on black crime. This is Lil B’s call to arms to end all of this negativity that surrounds blacks as a group. A double entendre, second meaning is putting up hands when you get pointed at with a "PIECE".
The hook repeats and the song slowly begins to fade.
This song serves as a battle cry, a sombrer soliloquy and a reflection of Lil B's most powerful thoughts. We have an obligation to maintain peace, that is what he's trying to get us to understand. Amidst the often bleak reality of the world we live in, sunshine will break our cloudy day and lead to more beautiful tomorrow. The sunshine in us that is. Love your fellow man, we are all on the road of life with the same number of questions. When we see the beauty in others, it will help us to an answer for a better tomorrow. Thank you Based God, please fuck my bitch.
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Does anyone else into Breakcore and Jungle? Do you like to free-rave and teknival, anons?
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hip hop 2000s vs now

I know this may sound like a boomer take but is it weird that I prefer sample based hiphop beats of the 90s and 2000s over the generic trap beats and soulless generated EDM style beats created by an executive at Atlantic records or something? Producers like Dre, J Dilla, Nujabes had 100% more rememberable beats than whatever lil <whoever> raps over today.

Why did sample based hiphop/rnb fall out of style? is the licensing just too expensive? Maybe this is why mixtapes are better than actual albums because they don't worry about profits.
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What do you guys think of GrOb and Letov in general? Theres probably a lot thats been lost to me with the language barrier but he still seems like a very intresting musician, very emblematic of a lot of phenomena that happened immediately before and after the fall of the USSR
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q801yAFdBPA "A retrospective".
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Music plagarism should not be thing

Disregarding the idea of owning music and muh intellectual properly from a leftist

I don't understand how the fuck people who whine about these things expect millions of songs made throughout history in every part of the world won't inevitably end up sounding similar

I fucking hate this mindset. And 99% I can't even notice the similarity.

The only valid perspective about it I accept and understand is from the worker perspective where an indie artist can get their music stolen and profited off by somebody more famous and powerful since we live in capitalism and music can be capitalized on.

The ultimate purpose of music is supposed to make each other feel. I hate its commodification and the problems that has caused to it.

Also can anybody post me that apu staja picture where he's singing with headphones?punkPunk
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If you had the opportunity to choose a song to play at your time of death, what might you pick?
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/gg/ - Gusic General

Discuss Gusic and the latest gusic releases of gusic in the gusic
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name your favourite metal band for me its fear factory
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Post calming, gentle, music ITT. Currently, I’m really into this song called “Bleecker Street,” by Simon and Garfunkel.
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Adorno appreciation thread

also minimalism, atonality etc.
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Underated artists

This guy is my new favorite thing
He seems like a leftist ,many songs criticizing the system etc
Some of his best
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What is this song about? They keep singing about capital