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Mar 17, 2009, 10:17 PM
 
Hey guys,

Any songs you would recommend that has the same style as Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve?

I find the unison of classical and modern music quite interesting. (That's how I see the song)

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Mar 17, 2009, 10:55 PM
 
Off the top of my head:

GnR - November Rain
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Metallica - ( from back when they were relevant ) - S&M

All of them used an orchestra

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Mar 17, 2009, 11:22 PM
 
Thanks, I'll check them out ^.^

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Mar 17, 2009, 11:33 PM
 
Oasis - The Masterplan

Depeche Mode - One Caress
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Mar 18, 2009, 12:23 AM
 
Enter that song into Pandora and see what comes up.
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 12:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
Enter that song into Pandora and see what comes up.
FTW !

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Mar 18, 2009, 03:32 AM
 
One that comes to mind right now:

Unfinished Symphony-Massive Attack
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 03:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
Metallica - ( from back when they were relevant ) - S&M
That's all my friend and I listened to for months when it came out. The S&M version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was amaaaaazing.
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 04:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
That's all my friend and I listened to for months when it came out. The S&M version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was amaaaaazing.
Battery and Master of Puppets left me in awe (and almost numb), and that's pretty rare. It may be the best live Metal album of all time.
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Mar 18, 2009, 06:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
One that comes to mind right now:

Unfinished Symphony-Massive Attack
It's "Unfinished Sympathy".
However, the "Finished Symphony" by Hybrid also uses an orchestra extensively.
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Mar 18, 2009, 07:10 AM
 
Blur - The Universal

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Mar 18, 2009, 07:16 AM
 
Sigur Rós – Viðrar vel til loftárása (insanely beautiful song, but be patient—it starts out slow)
Björk – Jóga (video, but bad quality, both image and sound)
Muse – Butterflies and Hurricanes (annoying Flash player. Click on Media -> Absolution -> scroll down to the song—from about 2:45 till 4:00, it’s pure classicness)
Tori Amos – Yes, Anastasia (really crappy YouTube live recording here—will only give you a very basic idea of what the song is)
Robbie Williams – Millennium (my ex actually thought for a long time Robbie had stolen the violin theme from Bittersweet Symphony)
More or less anything by Nightwish (mixing opera[ish] singing with rock music)
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 07:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post
Any songs you would recommend that has the same style as Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve?
This week I've been listening to (and enjoying) The Last Shadow Puppets album. Think Arctic Monkeys meets London Metropolitan Orchestra meets several Bond themes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YRx47oylM
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Mar 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
One that comes to mind right now:

Unfinished Symphony-Massive Attack
I freaking love Massive Attack. When I started watching House I made a Pandora station from them and it's one of my favorites.
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Robbie Williams – Millennium (my ex actually thought for a long time Robbie had stolen the violin theme from Bittersweet Symphony)
Nope, it's the theme from You Only Live Twice.

Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
This week I've been listening to (and enjoying) The Last Shadow Puppets album. Think Arctic Monkeys meets London Metropolitan Orchestra meets several Bond themes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YRx47oylM
Well, that's quite an intriguing thought. I'll have to revisit this thread when I get home.
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Nope, it's the theme from You Only Live Twice.
I know that, and you know that—but my ex didn’t know that.

Incidentally, You Only Live Twice is a better option than Millennium, anyway. Much better song (though not as good to dance to).
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 01:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by hwojtek View Post
It's "Unfinished Sympathy".
It was late last night.

At least I got the link right.
     
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Mar 18, 2009, 11:21 PM
 
Thanks for all the feedback. Some songs I liked, others.. Well, I'm not so open minded with music. A friend of mine recommended Show Me The Money. The violins in the background are cool, the rap.. not so much. Haha

Also, Stronger Than We Know is so so. The transition from classical to modern is flawless, and the incorporation of classical elements into the modern rhythm is sweet. The movie it came from its lame, I know. No need to mention it.

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Mar 19, 2009, 08:17 AM
 
I feel sorry for the Philharmoniker....
     
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Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
I feel sorry for the Philharmoniker....
Yes, it must be scary to get on stage and play for folks under the age of 60 for the first time.
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Mar 19, 2009, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post

Also, Stronger Than We Know is so so. The transition from classical to modern is flawless, and the incorporation of classical elements into the modern rhythm is sweet. The movie it came from its lame, I know. No need to mention it.
I've heard that song before...millions of times, it's not cool anymore.
I hate the lyrics.

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Mar 19, 2009, 01:45 PM
 
Incubus - Drive (Orchestral Version):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmWU6DRcBbc

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Mar 19, 2009, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Yes, it must be scary to get on stage and play for folks under the age of 60 for the first time.
They aren't THAT much under 60.


Now it's time, to unleash the fookin' fury!

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now it's time, to unleash the fookin' fury!

And to avoid the anti-caps plugin from screwing with the post, I might as well take the opportunity to call Yngwie a fat bastard. A big fat talented bastard.
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Mar 19, 2009, 04:41 PM
 
Sigur Rós – Viðrar vel til loftárása ....interesting video clip!!

Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes
I loved this song, never heard it before. I love this thread now.
     
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Originally Posted by lyanma View Post
I loved this song, never heard it before. I love this thread now.
Ew, lyanma loves my thread.

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Ew, lyanma loves my thread.
Ew mom, Hg just sent me a reply.

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Mar 19, 2009, 07:54 PM
 
Then try "Blackout" by Muse as well...... great song.

Silverchair could be added to this thread... Daniel Johns puts together some pretty impressive arrangements.

Stars are also a great band with some orchestral arrangements... the album "Set Yourself on Fire" is killer.

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Then try "Blackout" by Muse as well...... great song.

Silverchair could be added to this thread... Daniel Johns puts together some pretty impressive arrangements.

Stars are also a great band with some orchestral arrangements... the album "Set Yourself on Fire" is killer.

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Originally Posted by lyanma View Post
Sigur Rós – Viðrar vel til loftárása ....interesting video clip!!
It's a strange, but really rather lovely, video.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Yes, it must be scary to get on stage and play for folks under the age of 60 for the first time.
It is probably as fun and fulfilling for them as it would for Scorpions to play at a Britney Spears concert...
     
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Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
It is probably as fun and fulfilling for them as it would for Scorpions to play at a Britney Spears concert...
Oh come on. We both know that professional classical musicians generally tend to become mindless robots after about five years anyway. They probably didn't feel a thing (bar the paycheque slipping into their back pocket).
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Mar 21, 2009, 10:18 AM
 
Creed's "Arms Wide Open" has a similar affect on me, whether it's "the same style" or not...

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Creed's "Arms Wide Open" has a similar affect on me, whether it's "the same style" or not...


Really liked it. I actually had it on my iTunes Library without realizing it was there

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Whoa did this thread just take a massive downturn
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^ wtf?

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Creed is so middle school.

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2003-2005 for me.

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Creed is so middle school.
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2003-2005 for me.
That was the time frame they recorded this song in, so I guess that works. I wasn't commenting on the band itself, just the song. I seldom get "hooked" on groups anymore. To ephemeral.

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Mar 22, 2009, 11:54 PM
 
Creed put itself on the 'total talentless *********" list when I saw an interview with Scott Stapp around 2003.

Paraphrasing to the best of my memory...

"We try not to listen to music while making a record because we don't want to sound like other bands, we want our music to be really unique"

Not only is Creed's music the definition of generic, they have the gall to think other bands would sully their 'awesome' sound. That said the music is alright, i guess, but the band is so high and mighty it makes me want to vomit in terror.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
... it makes me want to vomit in terror.
Haha . You are a funny person, sek929.

The song itself is not that bad. I like the sound of it.

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