What's your most heretical music opinion?

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What's your most heretical music opinion?

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I follow the journalist Stevie Chick (MOJO/ The Guardian) and he asked a great question on Facebook: What's your most heretical music opinion? 

 

Stevie said "it seems to wind people up that I genuinely prefer Iggy's 1997 remix of Raw Power over the original Bowie production."

 

Okay here's mine: I prefer the Dixie Chick's cover of "landslide" to the Fleetwood Mac original. 

 

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Rock Star 11
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Hmm I think of 2 or 3 now, but I'll star with this, maybe also mentioned in similar discussions somewhere, as the remix is more popular by the original

 

I prefer Limp Bizkit's remix of Behind Blue Eyes, instead of the "The Who" original 

 

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Rock Star 18
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As personally I will always prefer an original to a cover and as I hate almost any remix,

 

I would say I prefer Big Mama Thornton, 1953 original version of Hound Dog to the best-known version of 1956 by Elvis Presley.

 

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crematedman
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@meahtenoha ha great thread idea XD

 

that drake is overrated? that current popular music is the worst it's ever been?

 

 

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jonny808
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Slipknot's 555 :)

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fduniho
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The Beatles weren't as good at performing as they were at song-writing. Various other musicians have made their music sound better than they did on their own.

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wingshq
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Nice one, I prefer the You Keep Me Hangin' On version from Vanilla Fudge much over the version by the The Supremes, who brought the song the first attention.

 

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gbow
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Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of little wing is much better than the Hendrix original. 

 

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kirashi
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This is a great discussion topic for those who are really into music meta - that is, the knowledge and preference towards music you're interested in. In my group of friends, music is a topic that often sparks debate since we all have different preferences.

 

I too prefer quite a few covers over the originals, including Dixie Chicks cover of Landslide. For me, Ellie Goulding's cover of Your Song (Elton John), Janet Devlin's cover of Friday I'm in Love (The Cure), and Misterwive's cover of Same Drugs (Chance the Rapper) are all beautiful renditions of the original tracks.

 

 

What really gets my musical goat though is auto-tune. This topic comes up a lot when I discuss music with friends, and I think it's what labels me as a heretic the most. I could write an angsty article on the subject, but basically I'm of the mindset that auto-tune should be used to enhance music, and not as an excuse for those who can't sing. For some reason my friends don't like discussing this topic...

 

For example, Cher's track Believe relies entirely on auto-tune for its' effect. Owl City's album Ocean Eyes and Lights album The Listening are another couple of albums that utilize auto-tune to create a glowing sound and warm atmosphere. Daft Punk wouldn't be the same if their albums weren't using it. But these are all good examples of tastfully used auto-tune, in my opinion.

 

Today's modern-day "rap" and hip-hop is lacking a lot of... depth, creativity, and authenticity? Real stuff that I'm used to being a 90's kid. I miss old-school Biggie Smalls, Eminem, and even The Blackeyed Peas before they splitup. While I can certainly appreciate everyone's musical preferences, I just know that poorly used auto-tune makes me cringe, especially when you can tell the artist can't sing at all. That being said, a lot of friends know and love rap like this, and can rap along with every word on their favorite tracks. If you're into this kind of music and can do the same, then keep being awesome and enjoy the music you love! :)

 

If you're interested in further reading, a 2006 interview with Canadian singer-songwriter Neko Case sheds some light on auto-tune in the studio.

 

Pitchfork: Anyway, I take it you're not a fan of auto tune.

[Neko] Case: I'm not a perfect note hitter either but I'm not going to cover it up with auto tune. Everybody uses it, too. I once asked a studio guy in Toronto, "How many people don't use auto tune?" and he said, "You and Nelly Furtado are the only two people who've never used it in here." Even though I'm not into Nelly Furtado, it kind of made me respect her. It's cool that she has some integrity.

There's a lot more in that article, and in an article from The Verge too, but I'd better stop before I commit actual heresy. If you don't hear from me in the next while, assume the recording industry has sent some men in black suits to collect me for spreading "insider information" about their secrets. :p

 

Keep on rockin' everyone!

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Rock Star 13
Rock Star 13
Not really a fan of Taylor Swift but Imagine Dragons did a great job covering her song.

I prefer the cover version to original version.

Original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg

Cover:
https://open.spotify.com/track/3I05foFixB2sSZvV5Ppty8?context=spotify%3Ainternal%3Acollection%3Atrac...
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