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Musical Annoyances

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Liz Green every afternoon on Radio Leeds.

If we're going down that particular route....

Steve Wright

Simon Bates

Local Radio DJs

Simon Bates

Terry Wogan

and Simon Bates

I was going to include Chris Moyles, but that's cheap and obvious point.

Did I mention Simon Bates?

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singers who sing a dozen notes when one will do, just so that people will know whaat a great voice they have got.

srep forward Maria Carey and Whitney Huston.

traditional folk music singers who sing in that finger in yoiur ear kind of way

the tacky kind of country music which meant that for years I didn't realise what a fantastic genre it is apart from the appalling Gram Parsons.

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That sums up Leeds/Bradford music.

there's one or two brilliant blues acts in Leeds: one in particular springs to mind.

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singers who sing a dozen notes when one will do, just so that people will know whaat a great voice they have got.

srep forward Maria Carey and Whitney Huston.

traditional folk music singers who sing in that finger in yoiur ear kind of way

the tacky kind of country music which meant that for years I didn't realise what a fantastic genre it is apart from the appalling Gram Parsons.

+1

I also don't get folk singers who sing in that style. It's much better to sing with your own voice as opposed to deliberately trying to sound like someone else. This goes for all genres.

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Heavy rock/metal lots of my mates love it I just don 't get it

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singers who sing a dozen notes when one will do, just so that people will know whaat a great voice they have got.

Indeed that's another!

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Miming - you wouldn't get away with pretending to do your job so why is it acceptable for singers to mime

Sampling - write your own tunes if you're "soooooo talented"

Auto tune - if I go to a gig I want "warts and all" and not artificially produced performances

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singers who sing a dozen notes when one will do, just so that people will know whaat a great voice they have got.

srep forward Maria Carey and Whitney Huston.

Indeed, and in the same vein, 'pyrotechnic' guitar players whose attempts to play as many notes per bar as possible demonstrates nothing but their total lack of soul.

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Indeed, and in the same vein, 'pyrotechnic' guitar players whose attempts to play as many notes per bar as possible demonstrates nothing but their total lack of soul.

yes

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thd notion that any of it has any intrinsic importance

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Heavy rock/metal lots of my mates love it I just don 't get it

That's interesting Phil. I would put Killing Joke's Love Like Blood firmly in that category(thanks for the link BTW, I enjoyed hearing it again) . The chugging rhythm section is classic heavy rock/metal.

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That's interesting Phil. I would put Killing Joke's Love Like Blood firmly in that category(thanks for the link BTW, I enjoyed hearing it again) . The chugging rhythm section is classic heavy rock/metal.

I was thinking of the Black Sabbath/Iron Maiden type stuff. you make a fair point though.

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Singers slipping octave (ie Simon Le Bon)

Singers using a faux American accent (ie everyone on the X Factor)

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Singers who seem to use their hands too much whilst singing as if it helps them reach a note. It's not needed. Also singers who split single single syllable words a la Katie Perry (although I can forgive her).

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Singers who seem to use their hands too much whilst singing as if it helps them reach a note. It's not needed. Also singers who split single single syllable words a la Katie Perry (although I can forgive her).

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Adele.

Phil Collins.

The Cocteau Twins.

Rap.

R&B.

The Killers.

Widdly-wah guitar solos

Singers who go '2-3-4'

Rhyming 'baby' with 'maybe'

Song titles that are the first line of the song - just lazy.

Pop songs that go leaping for the chorus within 10 seconds of the song starting.

Justin Bieber.

Any line that ends "... oohh, yeah"

Any line that begins with "I say.."

Snow Patrol (aka 5h!t Patrol)

Muse.

Rush.

Doof-doof-wicky-wicky 'Council' House as heard in max-power cars.

London Hipsters.

Geek rock (Band of Horses/Grizzly Bear/Of Monsters and Men)

Foals.

Bands who introduce the band at gigs - "on drums..."

Singers who hold the mic out to the crowd and shout "Sing it". No, I've paid £40 to hear you sing it you #####.

Any blind/deaf/paraplegic/90-year-old/aboriginal/native american/tribesman sat in a chair, wearing a hat and playing a bl00dy stick on 'Later' with Jools Holland.

'Later' with Jools Holland.

Privileged children of cra@p rock stars being cra@p rock stars.

Anyone who plays a Gibson Les Paul.

Conga players.

Any drummer with a gong.

'Gospel-style' backing singers.

X Factor winners

Boybands who walk while they sing.

Professor Green.

Plan B castigating 'little rich boys' on a platinum selling album: hypocrite.

Mick Jagger

'Moves Like Jagger'

Singers who sing round the note.

Songwriters referencing 'this club' or 'my show'

The Kooks.

Any 'happening band' with 'Club' in its name - an early indicator of 5h!tness (Bombay Bicycle/New Young Pony/Two Door Cinema/Chapel).

David Guetta.

And Adele.

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Adele.

Phil Collins.

The Cocteau Twins.

Rap.

R&B.

The Killers.

Widdly-wah guitar solos

Singers who go '2-3-4'

Rhyming 'baby' with 'maybe'

Song titles that are the first line of the song - just lazy.

Pop songs that go leaping for the chorus within 10 seconds of the song starting.

Justin Bieber.

Any line that ends "... oohh, yeah"

Any line that begins with "I say.."

Snow Patrol (aka 5h!t Patrol)

Muse.

Rush.

Doof-doof-wicky-wicky 'Council' House as heard in max-power cars.

London Hipsters.

Geek rock (Band of Horses/Grizzly Bear/Of Monsters and Men)

Foals.

Bands who introduce the band at gigs - "on drums..."

Singers who hold the mic out to the crowd and shout "Sing it". No, I've paid £40 to hear you sing it you #####.

Any blind/deaf/paraplegic/90-year-old/aboriginal/native american/tribesman sat in a chair, wearing a hat and playing a bl00dy stick on 'Later' with Jools Holland.

'Later' with Jools Holland.

Privileged children of cra@p rock stars being cra@p rock stars.

Anyone who plays a Gibson Les Paul.

Conga players.

Any drummer with a gong.

'Gospel-style' backing singers.

X Factor winners

Boybands who walk while they sing.

Professor Green.

Plan B castigating 'little rich boys' on a platinum selling album: hypocrite.

Mick Jagger

'Moves Like Jagger'

Singers who sing round the note.

Songwriters referencing 'this club' or 'my show'

The Kooks.

Any 'happening band' with 'Club' in its name - an early indicator of 5h!tness (Bombay Bicycle/New Young Pony/Two Door Cinema/Chapel).

David Guetta.

And Adele.

Do you feel better now? :rolleyes:

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I'm fairly broad in my musical tastes, but 'happy clappy' modern Christian songs, usurping a long tradition of truly beautiful music, now that boils my pee.

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Adele.

Phil Collins.

The Cocteau Twins.

Rap.

R&B.

The Killers.

Widdly-wah guitar solos

Singers who go '2-3-4'

Rhyming 'baby' with 'maybe'

Song titles that are the first line of the song - just lazy.

Pop songs that go leaping for the chorus within 10 seconds of the song starting.

Justin Bieber.

Any line that ends "... oohh, yeah"

Any line that begins with "I say.."

Snow Patrol (aka 5h!t Patrol)

Muse.

Rush.

Doof-doof-wicky-wicky 'Council' House as heard in max-power cars.

London Hipsters.

Geek rock (Band of Horses/Grizzly Bear/Of Monsters and Men)

Foals.

Bands who introduce the band at gigs - "on drums..."

Singers who hold the mic out to the crowd and shout "Sing it". No, I've paid £40 to hear you sing it you #####.

Any blind/deaf/paraplegic/90-year-old/aboriginal/native american/tribesman sat in a chair, wearing a hat and playing a bl00dy stick on 'Later' with Jools Holland.

'Later' with Jools Holland.

Privileged children of cra@p rock stars being cra@p rock stars.

Anyone who plays a Gibson Les Paul.

Conga players.

Any drummer with a gong.

'Gospel-style' backing singers.

X Factor winners

Boybands who walk while they sing.

Professor Green.

Plan B castigating 'little rich boys' on a platinum selling album: hypocrite.

Mick Jagger

'Moves Like Jagger'

Singers who sing round the note.

Songwriters referencing 'this club' or 'my show'

The Kooks.

Any 'happening band' with 'Club' in its name - an early indicator of 5h!tness (Bombay Bicycle/New Young Pony/Two Door Cinema/Chapel).

David Guetta.

And Adele.

Is this the updated version of Billy Joel's we didnt start the fire?

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I'm fairly broad in my musical tastes, but 'happy clappy' modern Christian songs, usurping a long tradition of truly beautiful music, now that boils my pee.

I'm not religious at all but I do like a good traditional hymn sing song. I'm with you they now get great old hymn songs and put then to new funky beats played by a jimmy savile type at the front of the church on a keyboard or guitar

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I'm not religious at all but I do like a good traditional hymn sing song. I'm with you they now get great old hymn songs and put then to new funky beats played by a jimmy savile type at the front of the church on a keyboard or guitar

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people who put stickers on their guitars

bourgeois glottal stop bands who sing trite songs-the kooks for instance as Hornetto says

heavy metal, especially spandex poodle bands, and that sub genre that has singers singing in a kind of growling grunting voice that sounds like the giant inan amateur production of jack in the beanstalk

bands from malawi or senegal who either play twigs whilst dressed in bedsheets, or have this tinny guitar sound and jump up and down all the time

'songs' that reference bitches, hos, bustin caps, or killing cops.

marijuana drenched roots reggae, in fact reggae

rap: what's up can't they think of a tune?

60s, 70s, 80s and no doubt before long 90s revival tours. I don't mind seeing old acts, because I'm old and because I like Cliff Bennet, but these packages featuring bands and artists that were ###### at thre time, and who might not even have any original members are awful, luckily they tend to have these events at Butlins, so you can kill two birds with one stone by not going.

those hearing aid type things

Sinead O'Connor

certain instruments used in rock music: no banjos, trombones, clarinets and I repear no synths please.

girfriends of band members who dance in a desultory way at thge side of the stage

guitars that manufacturers deliberately 'ditress' to look like that of a famous guitarist. For instance fender do a Rory Gallagher stratocaster. What sort of a annoying person would want one of those?

most music after about 1971.

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I think we call agree it's been mostly rubbish since Hildegaard of Bingen.

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anything like this

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