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September 23, 2006 3:07 PM   Subscribe

A Rough Guide to I Love Music's Rough Guides Never have to AskMe again for mix suggestions.
posted by klangklangston (21 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
dear sweet cheebus.
posted by carsonb at 3:23 PM on September 23, 2006


Very neat.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:33 PM on September 23, 2006


*brain explodes*
posted by liquorice at 3:45 PM on September 23, 2006


That's just cheating!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:52 PM on September 23, 2006


Good, but a bit UK-centric. They've done Swervedriver, but not REM. Soft Cell, but not the Tragically Hip.....
posted by Flashman at 3:57 PM on September 23, 2006


Good, but a bit UK-centric.

Of course it is. We're mostly Americans. :-)
posted by mykescipark at 4:21 PM on September 23, 2006


Very cool, Klang. Thanks.

Now all we need is a Rough Guide to 80's Young Adult Science Fiction and we'll never need AskMe ever again.
posted by Iridic at 4:36 PM on September 23, 2006


Holy crap the jazz section sucks!
posted by furtive at 4:40 PM on September 23, 2006


the nice thing about the link is that ILX is a great collection of boards and if you're unhappy with a particular section or genre of this particular part you can always join up and contribute.

or... you can suck it, haters.
posted by carsonb at 4:57 PM on September 23, 2006


Holy crap the jazz section sucks!

Well, they do call it, after all, The Rough Guide to Chart Jazz. Pretty funny, "chart jazz".

And this disclaimer: "hopefully I'm not missing anything too big" serves as an admission that jazz is not this fellow's area of expertise.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:01 PM on September 23, 2006


Hmm, is this a bad list or was 90s indie rock not as good as I remember?
posted by bobo123 at 5:01 PM on September 23, 2006


Holy crap the jazz section sucks!

It doesn't suck—that's all good stuff, if not great—but as flapjax says, it's obviously by someone who isn't really into jazz.
posted by languagehat at 5:10 PM on September 23, 2006


oh god, this is totally going to poxy fule it now
posted by bonaldi at 5:35 PM on September 23, 2006


oh god, this is totally going to poxy fule it now

It hasn't yet.

For some reason, that error message always creeps me out.
posted by mykescipark at 6:53 PM on September 23, 2006


If only we knew an easy way to turn them into playlists, for the iPod
posted by bluefin at 5:28 AM on September 24, 2006


"It doesn't suck—that's all good stuff, if not great—but as flapjax says, it's obviously by someone who isn't really into jazz."

The "Chart Jazz" made me assume that it was all jazz songs that had charted (either pop or jazz), and thus was the more popular works from 20s-60s. You're not going to find the ACM on there, but that's not really what it's for.

(And you can always toss your own rough guide up).

As for the '90s indie rock one, I think they got most of the bands (missed Sebadoh), but not the songs I'd choose.
posted by klangklangston at 7:13 AM on September 24, 2006


"Rough Guide to 80's Young Adult Science Fiction"

All of those questions should just be met with a script that suggests random Daniel Pinkwater books.
posted by klangklangston at 7:14 AM on September 24, 2006


I was already to pooh-pooh this until I saw that there's an Akron list. Wow.
posted by tizzie at 8:04 AM on September 24, 2006


AACM
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:09 AM on September 24, 2006


Oh my god, thank you.

I personally love the UKcentrism. British music has always been better than American (with a few exceptions), anyway.
posted by Jess the Mess at 8:33 AM on September 24, 2006


British music has always been better than American (with a few exceptions), anyway.

hahahahahaha. Awesome.

It's a tie Jess the Mess, just like Vietnam.


Thanks Klang.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:38 AM on September 24, 2006


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