Racist!

#1 Posted by strangeling (1260 posts) -

I was just over at allmusic reading about Men Without Hats' last album when I read this sentence: 
"   Musically, No Hats Beyond This Point features such juvenile instrumental backing and insipid melodies that it's about as satisfying as a Super Nintendo soundtrack. " 
  
Don't you just hate it when people *cough*David Jefferies*cough* generalize about things.  Surely there are SNES games with very satisfying soundtracks.  Right? 
Just because someone, especially a music critic, doesn't find satisfaction within a genre, doesn't mean they should dismiss it as tripe.  Now, I understand the point about the album, but it's just phrased so wrong.

#2 Edited by Gamer_152 (13976 posts) -

I don't quite see how racism factors into this but yeah, the guy is being just ignorant by saying that every SNES soundtrack is a poor collection of music.

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#3 Posted by raggedglory (216 posts) -

the super nintendo is not a race dude, its a video game console

#4 Posted by august (3812 posts) -

This is fascinating.

#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12391 posts) -

right. 

#6 Posted by RipTheVeins (1540 posts) -

The TMNT IV: Turtles in Time soundtrack alone is better than half of the shit that qualifies as "music," now a days... but you seriously need to get your offensive/discriminatory terms straightened out.

#7 Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -

@raggedglory:
Or... IS IT? 
 
on another note,

Why do I like a lot of SNES music more than modern music?

#8 Posted by MeatXbeatsXman (238 posts) -

I'm not sure why I clicked on this.

#9 Posted by strangeling (1260 posts) -
@Gamer_152: Not the true definition of racism, the new internet definition of it.  Basically, it just means having a prejudice against something, but "racist" is more "edgy."  You know, like how people have begun to use "rape" in place of "own" when they're totally killing others in FPSs.
#10 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

I see what subby did there, didn't think he'd pull a reference that far back. Good for you. At least I hope that's what you did.

#11 Posted by Tebbit (4435 posts) -
@MeatXbeatsXman said:
" I'm not sure why I clicked on this. "
I did it in the hope of seeing racist acts. 
 
Also, I hate it when people badmouth video game soundtracks. I'd like to see any other format of entertainment make music as memorable as Starcraft or Orcarina of time.
#12 Posted by Fripplebubby (1027 posts) -
@Tebbit said:

. I'd like to see any other format of entertainment make music as memorable as Starcraft or Orcarina of time. "
What about... the music industry? I've heard they've put out some pretty good stuff. 
#13 Posted by Tebbit (4435 posts) -
@Fripplebubby said:
" @Tebbit said:

. I'd like to see any other format of entertainment make music as memorable as Starcraft or Orcarina of time. "
What about... the music industry? I've heard they've put out some pretty good stuff.  "
Never heard of them, but they sound like a promising up-and-coming act! I can't wait for when 50 Cent makes just jump from video game mascot to musically talented rapper.
#14 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

FFVI soundtrack is amazing. 
Partial list is available HERE
   

 
  Remember before you say something stupid, This is the SNES we're talking about.
#15 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

I never knew the SNES was now classified as a race, not being a sarcastic asshole that critic needs to listen to more video game soundtracks to actually have a backed up opinion about them. 

#16 Posted by HatKing (5571 posts) -

All of you denying SNES racehood are racist.
#17 Posted by Brendan (7522 posts) -

SNES jokes are the WW2 jokes of the video game world.  Everyone finds them funny except for those that remember...*faint trumpet melody* 
 
#18 Posted by BionicMonster (1030 posts) -

Chrono Trigger has an awesome soundtrack.

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