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#1 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

I like every Green Day album except 21st Century Breakdown. Yes, that means I like American Idiot, and no, I'm not 14 years old. I actually think American Idiot is a fantastic album.

This is coming from someone who usually enjoys indie music. Two of my favorite bands are two of the most "sell-out"-y bands of all time.

I also like Bright Eyes. Yep. I said it. Again, I'm still not 14, if you were wondering.

American Idiot is actually a pretty solid album. Practically every song on it has been overplayed to death, it's about as punk as an Elton John single (no disrespect to him because he's awesome), and the band's aesthetic qualities around the time of its release helped usher in the awful "emo" fashion scene, but the music itself is good. 21st Century is a needlessly over-the-top album, but at least that trait offers up a little unintentional comedic value. Beyond that, though, I'm not a huge fan of the release. I'm surprised that your comment implies you enjoyed the trilogy (definitely one of the less popular opinions associated with them), but good on you for enjoying whatever you feel like enjoying.

As for Bright Eyes, as much as I don't like Conor Oberst's personality and, to a lesser extent, his voice, I will admit I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is a great album.

Good lord, I don't think I could fit any more concessions in there if I tried.

And no, I'm not 14 either.

#2 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

@lelcar said:

@habster3 said:

  • Fuck bacon. Even before I became a vegetarian, I didn't like it.

Nothing will top this as the craziest opinion in this thread!

I certainly saved the best for last.

#3 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad's entire discography. I've always found they're a perfect group to listen to during some of the less pleasant portions of my life. Well, things have absolutely turned to shit lately, so they're perfect for the occasion.
  • Bob Dylan. Another old favorite, but I think people take for granted how beautifully angry some of his best works could be.
  • Bongripper. Instrumental doom metal in F Standard. Heavy, aggressive, satisfying.
  • Strapping Young Lad. You're probably seeing a pattern by this point.
  • Casualties of Cool. Speaking of SYL, Casualties of Cool is ambient country rock by Devin Townsend, Ché Dorval, and Morgan Ågren (dude from Mats/Morgan). I've never been too fond of country music, but this has got to be AotY for me.
  • Trespassers William. So beautiful.
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#4 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

@shagge said:

Not all nu-metal is terrible.

Deftones started off as nu-metal. 'Nuff said.

As for my terrible tastes and unpopular opinions:

  • Goblin by Tyler, The Creator is a great album that lived up to the hype. It's no Illmatic or It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, mind you, but definitely an enjoyable listen.
  • While it doesn't hold a candle to Weezer's first two albums (or their latest release), Maladroit is criminally underrated.
  • Oasis' first two albums were the shit.
  • I really, really like '90s Green Day. Even 2000's Warning was pretty good.
  • Even though he played on mostly shitty albums, Jason Newsted was Metallica's best bassist (sorry, Cliff).
  • Mayhem's Chimera is one of their best albums. In fact, "Impious Devious Leper Lord" and "Rape Humanity with Pride" are two of my favorite songs by them.
  • I hate The Eagles; their discography and their increasingly pathetic "farewell" tours encapsulate everything wrong with cold, calculated '70s rock music.
  • Pet Sounds, while an admittedly really good album, is still not all it's cracked up to be. Don't even get me started on the rest of the Beach Boys' releases.
  • Eric Clapton isn't nearly as good of a guitarist as everyone would have me believe.
  • Smokin' Aces is a great action film. Sure, it's incredibly stupid and shallow, but it's certainly fun while it lasts.
  • Ratatouille was Pixar's third worst film. Way too fucking long.
  • I sometimes like watching shitty reality shows (especially the British ones) on YouTube.
  • Fuck bacon. Even before I became a vegetarian, I didn't like it.

I have a wide variety of tastes, several of which are subjectively terrible.

#5 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -


Oh god, I totally forgot about that dude. Definitely my choice.

#6 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

Beer is for enjoyment and social drinking, not for getting drunk. If you don't enjoy the taste of it, that's totally cool; it's no different than a person's tastes in food. Still, I'd recommend trying Sam Adams, Sapporo, and Blue Moon before writing off beer as a whole.

If you want to get drunk, you can always mix in some beer, but hard liquor's what's going to do the trick.

#7 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

@the_reflection: I hate to respond to this a week later, but the OP of this thread was the OP of the reddit thread. He was just trying to spread the discussion to Giant Bomb.

#8 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

At the moment, I have only two tabs open. Typically, I have three to five tabs open, while I typically max out at around seven to ten.

I couldn't imagine being able to handle 25+ tabs...

#9 Edited by habster3 (3618 posts) -

Another pointless thread has been brought back by someone with a low forum post total. Shocking!

For me, it depends on where I am. In public? Yeah, I'll flush it down. At my own toilet? I'll probably get in 2 or 3 before I decide to clear up the water.

#10 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

Anyway Dr. Pepper is awesome and is pretty much the god of all sodas

Agreed, Dr. Pepper is probably my favorite soda.

As far as Mr. Pibb and Pibb Extra go, they're not nearly as bad as everyone in this thread says (in my opinion, at least), but they're not that great either.