Green Baron

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  1. Green Baron gave reputation to American_Idiot in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    Can't say I really like this one either, so I'm overall 0/3 on their songs released so far. "Champion" was alright, but the lyrics are so cliche to me. This has it's decent parts, but Patrick's high notes in this song are a turnoff for me and the chorus, while catchy, does not need to be so fast.
  2. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 2, Set 8: Night Verses vs. From Ashes To New   
    Choose wisely. Choose bravely. Choose Night Verses!
  3. Green Baron gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 2, Set 7: Skillet vs. Holy White Hounds   
    Everyone who voted for Skillet will pay for their transgression.
  4. Green Baron received reputation from pen in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    probably because they realized it's not going to be good
    (yeah, I didn't like Young and Menace - or Champion, for that matter, but I'd have to say that's the better of the two)
  5. Green Baron received reputation from pen in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Linkin Park is still an incredibly popular band amongst people my age and younger who are into rock, more so than any other band. A lot of people I know were raised with the band, grew up listening to a lot of their songs and were affected a lot by Chester's death, which is something I didn't notice with any of the other deaths. Yes, I was born when Hybrid Theory came out. I've noticed the Minutes to Midnight-era stuff is what people love as well, which makes sense because that album came out at a perfect time for us to listen to. They were still very much "our" band, even if we were on the younger end of the spectrum.
  6. Green Baron received reputation from Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Still can't believe both of them are dead... if you told me this four months ago, I never would have believed you
  7. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  8. Green Baron received reputation from pen in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Linkin Park is still an incredibly popular band amongst people my age and younger who are into rock, more so than any other band. A lot of people I know were raised with the band, grew up listening to a lot of their songs and were affected a lot by Chester's death, which is something I didn't notice with any of the other deaths. Yes, I was born when Hybrid Theory came out. I've noticed the Minutes to Midnight-era stuff is what people love as well, which makes sense because that album came out at a perfect time for us to listen to. They were still very much "our" band, even if we were on the younger end of the spectrum.
  9. Green Baron received reputation from pen in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Linkin Park is still an incredibly popular band amongst people my age and younger who are into rock, more so than any other band. A lot of people I know were raised with the band, grew up listening to a lot of their songs and were affected a lot by Chester's death, which is something I didn't notice with any of the other deaths. Yes, I was born when Hybrid Theory came out. I've noticed the Minutes to Midnight-era stuff is what people love as well, which makes sense because that album came out at a perfect time for us to listen to. They were still very much "our" band, even if we were on the younger end of the spectrum.
  10. Green Baron received reputation from Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Still can't believe both of them are dead... if you told me this four months ago, I never would have believed you
  11. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  12. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  13. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  14. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: Jimmy Eat World vs. Bayside   
    Bayside are fine but Integrity Blues is the best JEW album since Futures. No contest
  15. Green Baron received reputation from American_Idiot in It's That Time Again...   
    Boo.
  16. Green Baron gave reputation to pen in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I really hope you don't take offense to this, but to me this level of thinking for a music fan is quite honestly selfish and at its worst, toxic. You may not like the direction they've taken but to claim that they're stabbing their fans in the back is the same as saying "You should only make music for me".
    This is original stuff. It's creative. It shows they're willing to take risks, and you may not think so because you're comparing it to other pop music, but the fact that this is ruffling your feathers so much shows that it was a risk, and they did it anyway, because it was the music they wanted to make.
    From my perspective, I think the verses are meaningful and the chorus is energetic, and I still see no difference between what they've done on the chorus here and what BMTH did on "Can You Feel My Heart", although whether that means anything I guess depends on whether you like that song or not.
    And while we're discussing other people's viewpoints, for a counterpoint check out the thread on Chorus.fm where Jason Tate takes a ton of people to task about this song in his usual vitriolic manner. He makes a lot of great points. But the bottom line is if you don't like the song, that's fine, but to be angry and upset? At the end of the day, the band doesn't owe their fans a particular style of music. They owe it to themselves to make the kind of music that they want.
     
  17. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Bon Jovi vs. Touche Amore   
    I wasn't aware Bon Jovi were still kicking, which is admirable of them I guess, but er, I can't envision any scenario in which I vote for them
  18. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 6: Pup vs. Saosin   
    It is oh so hard to vote against Saosin but this is what I must do
  19. Green Baron gave reputation to Ruiner in Chris Cornell dead   
    I have enough respect for Chris Cornell's immense talent and sprawling body of work that, in death, I'm not going to pretend that Scream wasn't total ass. He's not the first talented guy to have a failed experiment and he wasn't the last. 
  20. Green Baron gave reputation to Mike in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    1. I wouldn't be entirely against that. They could just have Chester doing the choruses to bring a little rock into it and then the verses is all rap from Mike.
    2. And that's where I stop listening.
  21. Green Baron gave reputation to American_Idiot in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I know this sounds super harsh, but I never want to hear that song again. It honestly is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. That dubstep and chipmunk vocals were beyond awful. Fall Out Boy has been downhill for me since "From Under The Cork Tree," but at least they've been tolerable to listen to until now.
  22. Green Baron gave reputation to breanna. in Alt-Music Club: Jeff Rosenstock - 'We Cool?'   
    Once the first track kicked in, I was already feeling this album. It's something I see myself coming back to - especially the songs Nausea and I'm Serious, I'm Sorry. The only thing I didn't care for was All Blissed Out. 
  23. Green Baron gave reputation to Andrew in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Seriously?  That's fucking junk.  There's like no rhyme or reason to any of the changes they made.  The chorus is so fucking bad and the hook is not the "problem" with the original.
    Call me when Our Last Night does one.
  24. Green Baron received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips
  25. Green Baron received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips