I listen to a lot of different music. Mostly modern stuff though. Mostly rock stuff too. But I have a few interesting thoughts:
Is there anyone out there, besides me, that likes Three Days Grace AND the Dillinger Escape Plan? I feel like I’m alone, and for good reasons:
**Three Days Grace: **Poppy-as-hell alternative rock. The lyrics are blatantly obvious. The songs are overly-catchy. People complain that the songs posses no depth in terms of lyrics or musical originiality. But I say, they are ingenious in creating songs that require little analysis to understand or follow. They flow well, and even people who have never played an instrument or sung can understand and follow the songs well.
**The Dillinger Escape Plan: **Arguably the heaviest, fastest band in the world. To most listeners, their music is pure noise, but I have the ability to realize how talented and ingenious their style of music is. They try to make their music as fast and heavily and odd-timed as possible while still keeping the songs SONGS and not just random spurts of ideas crudely melded together. Almost all of the members have Jazz degrees, so they know their shit. They combine both the retartedly-heavy-fast riffs that only they can play with some slower melodies and quiet parts, all while keeping their songs very individual and recognizable; Its not like all the songs sound the same (which is a problem with alot of heavy bands out there…).
Some of my friends are musically inclined and play guitars and crap, so naturally they hate Three Days Grace because its so poppy and “shallow”. And then, my other friends who aren’t too musically inclined hate Dillinger Escape Plan because it just seems like senseless noise to them. Is there anyone that enjoys both except me?