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    #2
    i don't really consider "guilty pleasures" a thing; you either like music or you don't. i tend to have fairly garbage taste in stuff anyway, so that only compounds my views. i have one exception, however:



    i hate that i like this song so much.

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      #3
      Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post
      i don't really consider "guilty pleasures" a thing; you either like music or you don't. i tend to have fairly garbage taste in stuff anyway, so that only compounds my views. i have one exception, however:



      i hate that i like this song so much.

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        #4
        Not a whole lot I'd say "guilty" necessarily... There's definitely some country in there and even REALLY BAD country but that's just casual listening in the car less than something I seek out. Same thing with some trash metal stuff like A7X or FFDP but again, that's more just stuff if I hear it on the radio, not something I put in my playlist.

        If I was gonna pick out something it's outside of my norm and I actually go out of my way to listen to, I'd say a lot of 90s alt rock top 40 stuff. Production and songwriting was pretty impressive, im also a sucker for a dry AF snare drum.
         

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          #5
          I've said this from the very first time we had one of these threads on ss.org, but I don't have "guilty pleasures." If I like something, I have zero reason to feel guilty about liking it. From someone else looking at me, they might assume that my "guilty pleasures" are the R&B pop I listen to, the Japanese pop I listen to, the house/dance/electronica I listen to, or the 80s new wave I listen to, but I fail to see why I should feel guilty of any of this stuff.

          But then again, depending on the audience, a lot of people would think I should be embarrassed for the 80s hair metal that I like.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Naren View Post
            I've said this from the very first time we had one of these threads on ss.org, but I don't have "guilty pleasures." If I like something, I have zero reason to feel guilty about liking it. From someone else looking at me, they might assume that my "guilty pleasures" are the R&B pop I listen to, the Japanese pop I listen to, the house/dance/electronica I listen to, or the 80s new wave I listen to, but I fail to see why I should feel guilty of any of this stuff.

            But then again, depending on the audience, a lot of people would think I should be embarrassed for the 80s hair metal that I like.
            I think a more apt description would be "music I enjoy most people think is crap, or I even know is crap but I like it anyway".

            I'm with you, I'm not embarrassed by the music I like but 99% of it I think is respected anyway even if it's outside of my usual interest (like Johnny Cash or Genesis). So it takes a little more work to think of something I like that most of my peers probably don't like at all.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Randy View Post

              I think a more apt description would be "music I enjoy most people think is crap, or I even know is crap but I like it anyway".

              I'm with you, I'm not embarrassed by the music I like but 99% of it I think is respected anyway even if it's outside of my usual interest (like Johnny Cash or Genesis). So it takes a little more work to think of something I like that most of my peers probably don't like at all.
              Then I'm not sure I like any music that "most people think is crap" (though there are a lot of bands and artists I like that a large number of metalheads think is crap, even if people who listen to the genre those artists are in generally think highly of them). I definitely do not like any music "I know" is crap. If I knew it was crap, I would not like it by default... 'cause it's crap.

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                #8
                Someone on MM.org is a Winger fan so I checked them out. Some really good musicianship! Not sure how socially acceptable it is to sing "she's only seventeen"...

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                    bro the giant hair, the backup dancers outfits and shit. i love this song and this video wayyy too much.

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                      #11
                      I do like some rap music, old rap not these days mumble rap.
                       

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                        #12
                        Being a child in the 80's, any 80's pop hits the radio, I'm turning that shit up.



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                          #13
                          Also part of the "I like what I like without shame/guilt" crowd.

                          That said...



                          As an Aussie, I still think this band is the greatest Australian band of all time. If you're curious... good luck getting through it all, unless you're Aussie, in which case, you already agree with me.

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                            It’s a basic, three-chord pop song, and I love it. The fact that the chords don’t even change between verse and chorus is either stupid or genius. And I don’t care.
                            Last edited by Darren; 09-13-2021, 03:04 PM.

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                              #15
                              Not guilty about it at all, but recently I've been obsessing over the Night Flight Orchestra, which is a side project of the singer and guitarist from Soilwork and the bassist from Arch Enemy, which plays '80s rock (sort of Toto-ish). Album after album of ridiculously catchy and well-played songs. Here are two of their most recent videos:



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                                #16
                                Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                Not guilty about it at all, but recently I've been obsessing over the Night Flight Orchestra, which is a side project of the singer and guitarist from Soilwork and the bassist from Arch Enemy, which plays '80s rock (sort of Toto-ish). Album after album of ridiculously catchy and well-played songs. Here are two of their most recent videos:



                                I like this very much.

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                                  #17
                                  The other guitarist in the band found this CD in a 99cent bin once, so we learned this song to play as goof, basically. Well, we started playing it and almost all the women in the bar bum rushed the stage I think we played it at the next 30 or 40 gigs

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by jim777 View Post
                                    The other guitarist in the band found this CD in a 99cent bin once, so we learned this song to play as goof, basically. Well, we started playing it and almost all the women in the bar bum rushed the stage I think we played it at the next 30 or 40 gigs

                                    Not too surprising. David Cassidy was quite the hot item among the girls in our age group. It's also one of those damned songs that you can't get out of your head despite really really wanting to.

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                                      #19
                                      Anything produced by Max Martin or disciples - Britney, Katy Perry, boy bands 🤷‍♂️

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                                        #20
                                        You guys are all too busy debating the validity of a "guilty pleasure" and whether or not you have to feel guilty for it to count to actually have fun with this thread.

                                        I love the, well, the whole production of this, but especially the guitar just because it's so subtly out there, for the song. The whole album, I think, is pretty great, and definitely has rubbed off on me a little, with my fndness for random atmospheric guitar noise.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                          Not guilty about it at all, but recently I've been obsessing over the Night Flight Orchestra, which is a side project of the singer and guitarist from Soilwork and the bassist from Arch Enemy, which plays '80s rock (sort of Toto-ish). Album after album of ridiculously catchy and well-played songs. Here are two of their most recent videos:



                                          Bjorn Strid singing 80s pop rock/AOR? Awesome. I need to buy some of these guys' albums. Reminds me of Journey, Foreigner, and Boston.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Naren View Post

                                            Bjorn Strid singing 80s pop rock/AOR? Awesome. I need to buy some of these guys' albums. Reminds me of Journey, Foreigner, and Boston.
                                            I've always loved his clean vocals, but don't really like his screaming - I tolerate the screams because Soilwork is cool otherwise. So to hear his singing in this kind of context is pretty awesome.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Naren View Post

                                                Bjorn Strid singing 80s pop rock/AOR? Awesome. I need to buy some of these guys' albums. Reminds me of Journey, Foreigner, and Boston.
                                                I've now got all their albums but the newest one (which just came out a couple weeks ago).

                                                They're all good, but Amber Galactic is probably just slightly above the others. Their first two albums, Internal Affairs and Skyline Whispers, are a little crunchier and more like early '80s rock (Foreigner, pre-Jonathan Cain Journey, JLT-era Rainbow). The heavier synths come in with Amber Galactic, but I think the songwriting kicks up a notch, too.

                                                Oh, and I read an interview with Daniel Andersson, who plays most of the guitars and writes the bulk of the songs, and it turns out he's a gastroenterologist. Soilwork and TNFO are just side hustles for him. I can't even imagine having enough hours in the day to juggle all that
                                                Last edited by jacksonplayer; 09-14-2021, 01:12 PM.

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