Thursday, November 1, 2012

Episode 3: Loud, Fast, Slow, Sad: Key Qualities in Music

In this episode we discuss the key qualities that music can have: volume, speed and emotive content.

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Bonus All-Time Great Album word cloud: Illmatic by Nas

Categories covered:

  • 38 "Loudest" song
  • 39 "Fastest" song (not to be confused with shortest)
  • 40  "Slowest" song
    • Turner: Maggot Brain - Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    • Jon: Words - Low - I Could Live in Hope
  • 41 Saddest, most depressing, soul-crushing song
  • 42 A song of fragile beauty that makes you feel contemplative
    • Turner: A Stone - Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
    • Jon: Nightswimming - R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
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1 comment:

  1. In a future episode, you should certainly rap selections from Illmatic. Perhaps a holiday special event?

    Have you talked about outsider music at all yet? Jimmy Carter says you damn well better.