Originally Posted by NewChief
I think we may need to define weird a little bit. While I love Split Lip and Mountain Sprout and Buckethead and P Funk, I don't find any of them to be that weird, musically. They're amazing and awesome, but they aren't really WEIRD.
Fiery Furnaces are weird.
To me, weird is stuff that I can hardly listen to at times because it's so offputting and strange, but it has some ineffable appeal that pulls me back again and again.
Dirty Projectors and Fiery Furnaces are awesome at that. They can write completely engaging pop songs and hooks that suck you in, then they intentionally **** them all up and push you away only to settle into some other engaging pop hook that brings you back in.
Sure, but just as an example pr_capone was posting big band/swing earlier and while I don’t find that even slightly “weird” I do allow for the possibility that not everyone grew up in the house of a band teacher that had a full collection of it on vinyl and would regularly fill the house with music like that playing on one of those huge old console stereos.
So I’ve been going mostly with out of the mainstream and letting others determine if that’s “weird” to them.