Do you pay more attention to the melody or to lyrics?

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what do you prefer ?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:15 pm

Music
10
77%
Lyrics
3
23%
 
Total votes: 13

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Post by The Cracks » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:23 pm

It looks like lyrics take an early lead. :hilarious:

I know musicianship is very important, especially a nice melody. But how man "good" bands are out there with songs that just don't hit the mark because of crappy lyrics?
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Post by StingerT125 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:47 pm

It's not one or the other for me either. Each song on it's own. I listen to a lot of instrumental music so I don't need lyrics all the time.

Sometimes when I am listening to a song with lyrics I can love the way the music and melody fit and not even pay attention to what the actual lyrics are. But then again I also love songs where the lyrics move me.
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Post by Rup » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:24 am

How do we vote?

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Post by The Cracks » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:32 am

Rup wrote:How do we vote?

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Early and often. :D
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Post by petedeuxwheels » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:05 pm

Rup wrote:How do we vote?
Choose the name 'Barak Obama' and don't leave a hanging chad :wink:

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Post by sambo » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:37 am

voclizr wrote:The melody is what we whistle or hum. It's makes the song a song. So to me the melody is prime. Now, if we can come up with a great set of lyrics as in the aforementioned "Yesterday", that's icing on the cake, but the cake is a great and memorable melody IMHO.

:D John B.
Perfect summary. :)

However, when deliberately over which cake you would choose to represent the pinnacle of bakery and it's role in society and our every day lives, would you pick a Victoria Sponge? Or would you instead choose something which upon delving a little deeper, you find to have a few more... 'layers'...


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Post by guitar fan » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:12 am

I vote music and I really like the instrumental compositions.

I'm glad to see many members from England on this forum, because I would like to say that my all-time favourite musics are from your country.

1/ This fantastic TV-series theme by John Barry.
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=bgLEdvRKAYI

2/ "music" by John Miles.
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Post by sambo » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:28 pm

Rather embarrassingly, I've never heard of either of those, guitar fan... :lol:




EDIT: And I've just realised I typed "deliberately" instead of "deliberating". Wow I'm a terrible Englishmen.
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Post by Rup » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:14 am

The Cracks wrote:
Rup wrote:How do we vote?

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Early and often. :D
petedeuxwheels wrote:
Rup wrote:How do we vote?
Choose the name 'Barak Obama' and don't leave a hanging chad :wink:

8)
Yeah, whatever!!

To cast a vote, you need a ballot paper and a pencil, or in this case a voting link. Unless my eyesight's failing, there's no link anywhere, so I can't see how you're gonna get many people voting on this!!!

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Post by The Cracks » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:11 pm

what do you prefer ?
Music
71% [ 5 ]
Lyrics
28% [ 2 ]

Total Votes : 7


I demand a recount!
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Post by Tonto2 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:24 pm

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :tears:
The Cracks wrote:...I demand a recount!
LOL... Just vote a bit earlier... and later... and a whole lot more often, JT! :wink: :lol:

I have a strong preference (when I listen to music) for
creative, well developed and performed instrumental works.
So... for that reason I have to vote...

what do you prefer ?
(X) Music
( ) Lyrics


BUT... having said that... a song with great lyrics plugged into the above can be awesome to experience as well.

I think that if music was not the widely varied art form that it is... well...
I'd probably tire of it rather quickly. :2cents:

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Post by storpotaten » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:33 pm

Ten-fifteen years ago I probably would have voted lyrics, but it's just too limiting. Too few songs have lyrics that I find interesting, even fewer CDs are consistent in lyric quality. So I chose to ignore it. On the other hand, if the lyrics are good, I am willing to care a lot less about the music. (Take Aimee Mann. I love most of her lyrics, but would never have bought one of her CDs because of the music alone.)

Cracks, this doesn't stop you from creating your own poll with the question put differently... ;)
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Post by sambo » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:54 pm

The thing about lyrics is, if you're going to listen to a piece of music for lyrics-only, why not just print off the transcription and read them?

:? :? :lol: :lol: :D
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Post by topographic » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:55 am

I guess this reflects reality: Which would sell more copies? A book or "good" poetry or a cd of "good" instrumental music? :roll:
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Post by Tonto2 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:36 pm

topographic wrote:I guess this reflects reality: Which would sell more copies? A book or "good" poetry or a cd of "good" instrumental music? :roll:
I'd probably want to buy (or experience) all of them! :)

But... I suppose that doesn't answer your question. :oops:

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