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Guilty Pleasure

Postby Shro » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:07 pm UTC

You know you have them. That one band/artist/genre that you're kind of embarrassed to admit?

Screw it! Rock out anyway. I AM NOT ASHAMED!!!!

Linsdey Stirling currently tops my guilty pleasure list.
Crystallize
Shadows
Elements

Some of Justin Bieber's tunes are catchy as hell:
As Long As You Love Me
Boyfriend

So post one or two of yours. Just imagine how cathartic it will be... you know you can't bottle it up forever.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Роберт » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:30 pm UTC

Sometimes I listen to really terrible pop music intentionally and enjoy it. Like

Ke$ha

I'm not even sure why. Fortunately this is very infrequent. It's never happened with Bieber though. I've given him an honest try a few times but never got into it.

Lindsey Stirling isn't anything to feel guilty about.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Rodion Raskolnikov » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:47 pm UTC

Emm.....I really enjoy Fascination by Alphbeat. When I'm in certain happy moods.
Keep on Movin' by 5ive is also good.

I also like a Coldplay song. Don't tell anyone.

That does feel better.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:19 am UTC

Most every Kelly Clarkson single made in the past three years.

And.

This one, a lot.

Enrique Iglesias. Though if drunk I will freely admit enjoying this and other late-90s latin wave pop music.
Bailamos

Also, one I posted in the Female Vocalists thread:
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn.

A conversation I had way back when it was new and I was 12:
Me: ~"I really identify with this song."
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:55 pm UTC

Shakira.
I say it's just for the Spanish but I secretly dance around my room to the music when nobody's watching.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby philsov » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:01 pm UTC

Dolly Parton - Jolene

That, or a vast swath of mashups. The poppier the better. I prefer juxtaposition over megamashup. Like... Stacy's Mom is Always a Good Time (Fountains of Wayne vs. Owl City / Carly Ray Jepsen).
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:05 pm UTC

Sigh... Bone Thugs 'n Harmony.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

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Prepare yourselves to be topped:

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby poxic » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:30 am UTC

It's on:

Abba.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

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Oh, there's no problem with that. ABBA is totes legit.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby shieldforyoureyes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:44 pm UTC

poxic wrote:It's on:

Abba.


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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:50 pm UTC

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

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shieldforyoureyes wrote:
poxic wrote:It's on:

Abba.


Boney M.

\thread.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Shro » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:12 pm UTC

argyl3: My idea of being a rebel is splitting infinitives.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:13 pm UTC

Billy Joel and Phil Collins.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby poxic » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:09 pm UTC

You win.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby shieldforyoureyes » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:02 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Billy Joel and Phil Collins.


Billy Joel's late 60s band, Attila, were fantastic.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby serhina » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:09 am UTC

....Aqua
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Jumble » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:58 pm UTC

If you believe my 12-year old daughter, count in my entire music collection. However. some that I try not to include in the public play lists include:
Waterboys cover of The Devil Went Down to Georgia (I submitted this to a guilty pleasures party play list and, when it came on heard one of the other guests ask 'what the fuck is this?')
Echo Beach, Martha and the Mufins (no, really)
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby evilsqirrel » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:38 am UTC

The only one I am even halfway afraid to admit is that I like Owl City. Most other people I am quite open about.

I am a firm believer in the idea that you should love what you do and who you are, and be very open about it. Owl City gets a pass because of the ridicule the guy gets is so large for no reason. He is no real teenage heartthrob like Justin Beiber or the like. He is an insomniac with musical talent, which only makes me more intrigued because I have always been fascinated by mental disorders. I refuse to take Psychology classes though. My reason: They make it boring.


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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby philsov » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:57 pm UTC

The refrain to "Die Young" is disturbingly catchy.

But "tik tok" can build a fire and then proceed to die in it.

Owl City


When I heard his first single I thought it was the guy from Death Cab for Cutie with a new project...
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:01 am UTC

philsov wrote:The refrain to "Die Young" is disturbingly catchy.

But "tik tok" can build a fire and then proceed to die in it.

*sniff* You understand me...

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby KrazyerKate » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:53 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Ke$ha.

I DON'T KNOW WHY


If you're anything like me it's the backing tracks. When you take Kesha out of Kesha songs they suddenly turn into solid EDM tracks.

Die Young --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHcOczwCXrY
Tik Tok --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycFw9ko-Dqc
Blow --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQLwDmRPLh0
Take it Off --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoY55f0ZfKg
We Are Who We Are --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpK38FOP7tY

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

Also, to a stranger extent, Cher Lloyd. Intellectually, I should hate EVERYTHING about her voice and her songs, but... I don't? Like Ke$ha, I believe she's in on the joke.

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Postby Shro » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:56 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Also, to a stranger extent, Cher Lloyd. Intellectually, I should hate EVERYTHING about her voice and her songs, but... I don't? Like Ke$ha, I believe she's in on the joke.

I think they both realize that music is also about image, and they are both dedicated to maintaing this persona and being able to have a popstar persona and an alter ego... It's like Hannah Montana but in real life.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby poxic » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:00 pm UTC

And in that situation, there are often very competent songwriters and musicians involved in the music. People whose job is "make it catchy and hummable".

Think of it this way: you're all about the whole trade organic 85% dark chocolate, but there's no shame in not turning down a couple of Hershey's Kisses when they're offered. Especially the ones with almonds in. Omnom.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:53 pm UTC

Exarctly!

Also, British accents singing. *wibble*

It's not all pop, though, even the ones that seem to have all the same ingredients. Rihanna's stuff is absolutely repulsive, the new Pink song "Try" actually makes me physically nauseous (I am not kidding), Nicki Minaj is some of the most irredeemably awful crap that's ever assaulted my ears. That Dragonette song makes me so angry I grind my teeth. The new Shawn Desman song is (triggery warning)
Spoiler:
the rape-iest song I've ever heard in my life. Listen to the song as if he'd just raped someone, AND ALL THE LYRICS STILL WORK.)
Go fig.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:10 am UTC

I love Lana Del Rey, despite the fact that her songs have all the lyrical themes that are everything I hate about hip-hop. Also, she does something reminiscent to rapping, but I would never actually call it that. It's just ridiculous, but I can't stop.

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Those are literally the dumbest lyrics I've ever heard, but I haven't deleted the song. What's wrong with me?
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby iamspen » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:22 pm UTC



I don't listen to his music, but I've gotten drunk with Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees on more than one occasion.

That I think he's a pretty cool guy torments my very soul.

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby EchoRomulus » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:47 am UTC

I am shameless.

Regina Spektor is my guilty pleasure.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Wednesday » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:27 pm UTC

Dude, Regina Spektor is awesome. Unironically so.
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Adam H » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

Oh, have I really not posted this yet?

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Postby Роберт » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:48 pm UTC

Adam H wrote:Oh, have I really not posted this yet?

ENYA.

Am I supposed to feel guilty about listening to her stuff?
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby Adam H » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:02 pm UTC

Haha, no, she's just very different from the other musics I listen to with the people I hang out with.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:30 am UTC

Роберт wrote:
Adam H wrote:Oh, have I really not posted this yet?

ENYA.

Am I supposed to feel guilty about listening to her stuff?

There you go, Billy! Now you know what it's like!

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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby EchoRomulus » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

I always get that reaction whenever I say "Regina Spektor"

But if I went back to highschool and let Damian listen to "No need to say goodbye" I would have been shanked on the spot.

Also...Dido
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Re: Guilty Pleasure

Postby teenidle » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:32 pm UTC

Rivers Of Babylon. Pretty much every song by ABBA except those few that I genuinely like. Lana del Rey with her deep lyrics and all. How You Remind Me (I vaguely remember some reason for which I must hate Nickelback).
I also have to listen to Don't Cry For Me Argentina every once in a while.


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