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The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108624

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First Semi-Final

Winner will go into the Preliminary Final.

1.) Apocalyptica - Bittersweet feat Ville Valo and Lauri Ylonen


2.) Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108625

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Gotta say, I enjoyed PT more.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108635

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Out of ten

Bittersweet 8

Lightbulb Sun 10


Lightbulb Sun is clearly the better song. It has all the best bits about PTs heavy and quiet music, and is layered. But can I really vote for this? Bittersweet is a pretty good song. Some of it sounds slightly generic, but overall it's a good effort. Nice harmonies, orchestration, heavy stuff. And it's from a band I've never heard of, so that's got to mean something. Against Porcupine Tree. Hmm. A question of ethics...
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108637

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If there was any better band than this overrated cheesball pseudogothness, pseduoclassical ex-Matallica cover band Apocalyptica challanging Porcupine Tree I would maybe have thought twice but in that case Porcupine Tree wins...by far.
Plus Lightbulb Sun is one of those great songs capturing Porcupine Tree's spirit the best.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108643

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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108644

I've only heard one Apocalyptica song before, the one they did with Gavin Rossdale of Bush on vocals. That was quite upbeat and heavy and with Rossdale's great voice, I liked it a lot.
This one, though not terrible, didn't really grab me.

Lightbulb Sun is a great example of Porcupine Tree's more "traditional", alternative rock style - not as experimental or progressive as they can be (especially compared to earlier albums). It's a classic though, the title track off (probably) my favourite PT album - now the second song from Lightbulb Sun to be used in this championship :) An easy win for PT in my eyes.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108647

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Yikes, that first one was pretty awful. I'm going to have to side with the Steven Wilson fanboy troop on this one
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108648

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PT is one of my favorite bands. I can't stand Apocalyptica. Lightbulb Sun it is. LS is definitely among my favorite albums.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108651

I did like LightBulb Sun more. But I must say, I deliberately refrained from submitting a PT song in the comp because I thought it would be an all too easy win considering the voters here. Looks like it's true. ;)
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108652

You'd think that, but I think there's only 5 or 6 people on here who listen to PT, so I definitely don't think they're a guaranteed win. I think a lot of songs would've beaten the Apocalyptica song (although I didn't think it was that bad).
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108671

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I don't think I have ever heard either of these bands, so I'm going into this fresh. Currently listening to the first one.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108672

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I guess I'm going with the popular choice, Porcupine Tree. Both were okay songs.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108682

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Ouch, no votes for Apocalyptica yet.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108687

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Amazing.
have we ever had no votes for one tune before? :eek
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108706

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Wow, I have never given Porcupine Tree to much of my time, butr now after hearing this I think I may give them another listen. Also does anyone think Lightbulb Sun sounds a little bit like A Perfect Circle?
I don't mean to hurt anyone, I'm just speaking my personal opinion.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108716

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This one's finished.

Porcupine Tree defeats Apocalyptica 11 - 1.

blueczarina is eliminated. Song choices were:

- Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Win)
- deUS - Slow (Win)
- Anathema - Pressure (Loss)
- David Bowie - Bring Me the Disco King (Win)
- She Wants Revenge - Take The World (Win)
- Apocalyptica - Bittersweet (Loss)
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108719

Damn! I loved all your picks (except the last one)!
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108722

Doesn't matter now but I probably woulda voted PT too.
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Re: The Music Taste Championships #2 - First Semi Final 6 years 5 months ago #108723

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Good run Blue! Sucks that you had to go out like this though. :(
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