1. Post #161
    Why so Sirius?
    SIRIUS's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,829 Posts
    7/10, it's cool
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  2. Post #162
    PIRATE METAL BASTARD
    Zenpod's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,528 Posts
    8/10 Not to my personal taste but holy fuck that's alot of people

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  3. Post #163
    Gold Member
    Da_Maniac_'s Avatar
    November 2010
    5,620 Posts
    5/10, it's kinda neat, but not my thing.

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  4. Post #164
    Gold Member
    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,431 Posts
    7/10. Pretty nice power metal. I gave it a high score mostly because Its about Simo Häyhä, though.
    Dont see many of those songs around.
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  5. Post #165
    Pasalaqcua's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,211 Posts
    That was amazing, little on the fence about the vocals, will check out more of their stuff though. 8/10

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  6. Post #166
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    Jethro Tull owns. 8/10

    Italian baritone Tito Gobbi sings a very dramatic rendition of the scene and Rigoletto's subsequent aria "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata!!!" from Verdi's "Rigoletto", recorded in 1955 at La Scala in Milan, in a star studded recording with soprano Maria Callas as Gilda (Rigoletto's daughter), and tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano as the Duke of Mantua, conducted by Tullio Serafin.

    To understand the emotion behind the singing, here is a short synopsis and translation (of the aria) for those not fluent in Italian

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  7. Post #167
    Mon
    Mon's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,102 Posts
    8.5/10

    i don't normally listen to that kind of music, but that was awesome

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  8. Post #168
    Gold Member
    john_pelphre's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,784 Posts
    Love me so QOTSA. 9/10

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  9. Post #169
    Gold Member
    mecaguy03's Avatar
    December 2007
    2,161 Posts
    Not really my kind of music but I guess 7/10?

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  10. Post #170
    T.F.W.O.'s Avatar
    April 2010
    7,683 Posts
    quite fun 8/10


    you might need to krank up the volume for this one.
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  11. Post #171
    Hobo4President's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,254 Posts
    6/10


    While I really like the atmosphere, at times it seems to become a bit chaotic. Again, I reiterate I really like the atmospheric sounds.

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  12. Post #172
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    7/10, its good, but I feel like it belongs in a movie soundtrack alongside some deeply emotional occurrence, ala LotR, of which that gave me heavy vibes .

    Canadian heldentenor Jon Vickers sings the aria "Recitar... Vesti la giubba" from Ruggero Leoncavallo's one act opera "I Pagliacci". Synopsis and text/translation here. For context, Canio has just overheard that his wife plans to run away with another man.



    If anyone wants to see some absolutely superb acting, here is Vickers 13 years earlier singing the same piece, from a TV broadcast with english subtitles.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4NIipD3IHs
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  13. Post #173
    Pasalaqcua's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,211 Posts
    Very nostalgic sound to it, loved the strings in the back 8/10

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  14. Post #174
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    July 2009
    4,483 Posts
    8/10
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  15. Post #175
    Koenigsegg's Avatar
    October 2011
    1,281 Posts
    7/10 A bit slow for my tastes, you'll see why by my next song.
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  16. Post #176
    Gold Member
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    August 2005
    641 Posts
    Not interested in noise electronic music.
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  17. Post #177
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    that is a sick beat, 9/10

    Legendary Italian lyric tenor Beniamino Gigli sings Rodolfo's aria "Che gelida manina" from Puccini's "La Boheme" . Synopsis and translation here
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  18. Post #178
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  19. Post #179
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
    5,740 Posts
    8/10. Not really my type, but still nice.

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  20. Post #180
    Gold Member
    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    2/10 billy joel is literally youtube comments


    riffsssss
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  21. Post #181

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    I approve this song. 8/10, good old death metal. Maybe little generic, but straightforward and honest death metal.
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  22. Post #182
    Checkers's Avatar
    February 2011
    2,352 Posts
    rad/10

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  23. Post #183
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    was a pretty decent beat, until he started squeaking/shouting/singing, whatever you wanna call that noise the vocalist made. 5/10.

    Italian baritone Titta Ruffo sings an operatic classic, Figaro's introductory aria "Largo al factotum", from Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia" (The barber of Seville) . Translation/text here. This piece is almost never performed as written in the score, with each singer usually adding his own bit of flair or subtle nuance to it.

    This was recorded in 1920, at which point Ruffo was past his prime, but he was still in relatively fine voice compared to those of his peers, having spent the previous 15-20 years roaring his way through most of the major opera houses of the world to much critical acclaim. In his prime, he was known popularly by the monkier "The Lion of Pisa" or "La voce del leone".

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  24. Post #184
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    I've heard it before, but I'm not a fan of this genre.
    3/10

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  25. Post #185
    Gold Member
    john_pelphre's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,784 Posts
    I really like Mos Def, though I felt that this was more uninspired than some of his other stuff. 5/10



    Also as a side note, LLcoolJ, You have very fantastic choices in this thread, I've listened to them all and they're marvelous, majestic pieces of pure emotion.
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  26. Post #186
    Gold Member
    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    5/10 not what I'd generally choose to listen to but it's inoffensive, quirky and kind of cute in an amaturish way so yeah it's ok.

    motherfucking CIRITH UNGOL
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  27. Post #187
    T.F.W.O.'s Avatar
    April 2010
    7,683 Posts
    The lyrics seemed a little corny 7/10

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  28. Post #188
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    I'm gonna be honest I have almost no flippin idea of what was goin' on there... Some good stuff, some bad. 6/10

    French tenor Georges Thill sings Vasco da Gama's aria "Pays merveilleux... O paradis" from Giacomo Meyerbeer's grand opera "L'Africaine".

    "L'Africaine" was Meyerbeer's last opera. A final version was not finished at the time of Meyerbeer's death, so a performance version was finished by the Belgian composer François-Joseph Fétis, of whom I don't really know much about. Text/translation here


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  29. Post #189
    Awesome Member
    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,350 Posts
    that's some vintage sounding opera. 7/10
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  30. Post #190
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    i'm just gonna put 8/10 before listening cause I love stereolab
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  31. Post #191
    Gold Member
    topic10's Avatar
    August 2006
    603 Posts
    Interesting 6/10

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  32. Post #192
    Gold Member
    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,431 Posts
    Its nice. Not really a RHCP fan, but I can enjoy that. 5/10.
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  33. Post #193
    ThatCrazyGmanV2's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,899 Posts
    7/10 it's Porcupine Tree

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  34. Post #194
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    One of my few musical turn-offs is guttural vocals like that. Otherwise I liked the ambient instrumentals. 4/10

    Italian baritone Mario Sereni sings "Cruda funesta smania" from Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" in a recording from 1965. Synopsis and text/translation of the aria and cabaletta

    I chose this recording since it one of the only recordings I've come across to contain the complete cabaletta "La pietade suo favore". The cabaletta was an important part of structure concerning Italian opera in the late 18th and early-mid 19th century, formally known as the bel canto era. Normally for a scene and aria, which is the solo, you have the recitative before the aria, the recitative being more of a speaking part, then the big aria, then you had the cabaletta, which was tagged on at the end of the number. The cabaletta was usually a livelier bit than the aria, and it usually introduced some further element of drama to the piece. Traditionally, for this particular cabaletta, over half of it would be cut out; the first section would be sung, ended by a sustained E4 which would begin a jump straight into the rousing conclusion. However this recording does not include the "Chorus of the Huntsmen" found in between the two. Here is a link to a version with the shortened cabaletta and the chorus, sung by Italian baritone Ettore Bastianini http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDgc9YZW0dY

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  35. Post #195

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    The Thing that disturbs me with opera is lack of instrumentation. It's there, but it's only purpose is supporting the vocals. I know that the characters are supposed to tell a story, but since i can't really understand Italian, there is no way i'm going to get what the whole song is about. All that is left for me is technically impressive vocals and faint instrumentation underneath that. I find opera's and operettas pretty far the most unimpressive and boring of all types of classical music.
    Anyways, i give that song/clip 6/10 for impressive performance, I found it quite enjoyable.


    SBM at its best.
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  36. Post #196
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    August 2006
    603 Posts
    For the first 5 minutes the song it's just a verse and chorus loop, gets boring fast... vocals are not that interesting to this type of music... 3/10

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  37. Post #197
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    even when I was a ratm fan I never liked this song 3/10
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  38. Post #198
    Gold Member
    Mr. Bleak's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,990 Posts
    The production is pretty poor, and I don't really find the vocals to be that interesting, but there's nothing too wrong about it, 6/10.

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  39. Post #199
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    The singing was pretty good, but I'm not a fan of Rock/Pop. Also, some good guitar playing.
    5/10

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  40. Post #200
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2008
    1,742 Posts
    The singing was pretty good, but I'm not a fan of Rock/Pop. Also, some good guitar playing.
    5/10


    6/10

    Not a fan of rap but it had a pretty wondrous sound to it.

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