Thank you again. Your list has turned up a good bit that I've liked a lot, though I've realized that what I want is music I'm amazingly fond of, which may or may not be weird anthems.
>Sol Invictus -- Kristi Stassinopoulou
Good high-energy stuff.
>Comic Love -- Florence and the Machine
I was wondering whether I was going to like it at the beginning, but them it turned into an anthem. Yay! And the manga was gorgeous.
Interesting-- it doesn't hold up well to a second listening, unless I look at the video, and then it becomes excellent.
>Cold Haily Rainy Night -- Imagined Villiage
First group I've heard of on the list, and I like them very much. The instrumental was what I call playing up a storm-- high energy and complexity.
>Håll Om Mig (Hold Me) -- Nanne Grönvall
Liked it a lot, and might look up TuTu. Until fairly recent years, who'd have guessed that there was so much video editing talent in the world?
>Wake Me Up -- Avicii
Catches a lot of what cheers me up. I suspect that what I call lift is some simple rhythmic pattern.
"Wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older" is really funny if taken literally. I wonder what sort of world/concept of identity would make that possible.
>Are you okay with oblique religious content?
>Dance in the Graveyards -- Delta Rae (particularly recommended musically, and video gets extra credit for joyfully making the Christian afterlife / zombie narrative connection)
Liked it a lot-- there's fiction about heaven that reliably makes me cry in a good way. I can't even talk about "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants" with misting up.
>Bring Me To Life -- Evanescance (video tw: acrophobia)
Thanks for the warning. I'm afraid of falling but not of heights-- I can watch any video from my nice secure computer chair.
The music failed to grab me.
>Had strong political sentiment:
>Last Trumpet -- Lyrics Born
I couldn't make out the lyrics by listening (I think of myself as mediocre of hearing), but I liked the energy. It reminded me of drum talk-- that fast Indian imitation of drums by saying syllables.
The lyrics are part of a trend in political speech which I suspect is emotionally unhealthy-- the list of huge number of things that are wrong, with no indication of what would be better or that modern people have any internal or external resources for making things better.
Good coincidence-- man who was obsessing about everything that's wrong, found a doable improvement from intensive urban agriculture
(continued in next comment)Edited at 2014-05-05 03:01 pm (UTC)