Friday, March 10, 2006

What about the lyrics?

If you have been able to make it through any of my reviews then you may have noticed that I tend to analyze the music and vocals, but seldom make mention of the lyrics. It's not totally intentional, it's just more a matter that I tend to focus more on the music and vocals when I listen to an album. I have always been that way because for the most part lyrics have always been very secondary to me. That may make me shallow in some people's opinions, but I don't think so. Probably the majority of people listen to a cd and the lyrics, vocals and music all mean the same or maybe it varies for different artists. I tend to get rhythms stuck in mind rather than lyrics. I occasionally wake up with rhythms in my head and once I even tried to write down a description of the beat and figure it out later. Only it didn't translate well by the time I got around to trying to figure it out. In future reviews, I will try to spend more time at least mentioning lyrics because this will help my reviews to be more well rounded and cause me to spend more time focusing on lyrics and their importance.


Blogger Bruce said...

If I hear a song that I like, I'll make it a point to learn the lyrics, but I've always been like that. It probably started back in the 60s, when The Beatles were around.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sgt Fluffy said...

I could care less about the lyrics, case in point. Read the lyrics to any Zeppelin song and it will make you think "How the hell did these guys make it big" SO I tend to stay away from lyrics and focus on the actual music

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11:10 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I pay attention to lyrics but I have a terrible case of chronic lyricosis and get most all lyrics wrong anyway.

12:22 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

You have a comrade-in-arms here--I also focus much more on the music than the lyrics.

Exceptions are those that you can't help but notice. Rush, for example.

Fuzz: I'm with you on this, too, I often get the words "wrong." Misheard lyrics will probably be my next post, maybe tonight or tomorrow after I finish some other work ...

-- david

9:00 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

David- I remember the Wayne's World skit about misheard lyrics being really funny.

6:51 AM  
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