This Music Is Too Weird

26 jan 2021
195 441 Áhorf

When do they stop tuning their instruments?
Responding to a hot take about /mu/ Essentials not being a good way to get into music.
Note: This isn't like a permanent change of the Let's Argue format or anything. The latest post just didn't yield a very good episode, so what makes the most sense is posting a few of the responses as standalone mini-vids. Hopefully keeps the segment from getting monotonous.
Follow your melon:

  • Hey Anthony, because of you and this video I knew the /mu/ essentials list and started listening to the albums with a friend. It was a great journey for the whole month of February, and will continue till the end of the list.

    Hiba JaafarHiba Jaafar4 dögum síðan
  • Yes

    FlamerangerFlameranger7 dögum síðan
  • Yes

    FlamerangerFlameranger7 dögum síðan
  • listen to yates

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  • 1:21 generationally, this is becoming a less common experience in the age of digital streaming. I went my whole life without being exposed to popular radio outside of occasionally hearing it from my little brothers room in 2012. Now music tastes being at one point informed by your parents, I don't think that's a universal experience that's going anywhere anytime soon. If you grew up listening to De La Soul, even an 11 year old can get into ODB; so I have faith enough in human understanding to believe a "normie" would at least be able to grasp the broader strokes of most of /mu/'s favourites if they're open enough to try in the first place.

    Jeremy CorbinJeremy Corbin9 dögum síðan
  • tip on getting into music: listen to music

    ham flavored lip balmham flavored lip balm10 dögum síðan
  • You’re fine be 40? MELON DONT CRACK

    heyauntiey !heyauntiey !11 dögum síðan
  • “emm you”

    Jew TubeJew Tube11 dögum síðan
  • My man low-key called lorenzo a normie haha

    Raul MejiaRaul Mejia13 dögum síðan
  • I don't think it's possible to explain taste acquisition to his average inquirer.

    wrarmateiwrarmatei16 dögum síðan
  • What was the song at the end? Was it from Troutmask?

    Shimanchu2006Shimanchu200617 dögum síðan
  • I mean, if you want something legitimately jarring if not shocking musically speaking, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck's Asshole/Snail Dilemma exists. Even that album's packaging is deeply upsetting. Like, the insert has hair.

    ConvincingPeopleConvincingPeople22 dögum síðan
  • the 1st time i heard trout mask replica i laughed at it, till i found myself unironically listening to it for absolutely no reason, why do i enjoy it ? idk i just do

    Aight BetAight Bet24 dögum síðan
  • My top twenty-nine biggest recs for wanting to go a little "deeper" or experience something "different" or even just plain odd [in a good way] - no particular order, start anywhere): 16 Horsepower, Animal Collective, Aphex Twin, The Birthday Party, The Books, Can, Captain Beefheart & His/The Magic Band, The Chameleons, Coil, Comus, Current 93, Exuma, The Flaming Lips, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Gun Club, Joy Division, Kate Bush, The Knife, Liars, Lightning Bolt, The Microphones, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nurse With Wound, Sun City Girls, Swans, Sunn O))), This Heat, Ween, Xiu Xiu (permission to copy and paste the list above to your friends and family is granted and encouraged)

    Tofu BabaTofu Baba25 dögum síðan
  • I do love that wannabe edgelords who admittedly call every experimental album "crap" or "pretentious." If it slips their simple hallow minds.. It must be bad and everyone else's pretending that its good... You seen that comment in every video of experimental music... Someone "telling it like it is" but ultimately sounding like a bland NPC in the end..

    Jose NoriegaJose Noriega26 dögum síðan
  • Awww Anthony got a chorus pedal

    Random PersonRandom Person26 dögum síðan
  • broke ass uses a squier lmaooo

    epiphony720epiphony72027 dögum síðan
  • What the fuck "to start when getting into music" even means? Are there people who never heard music in their life?

    packetofforcepacketofforce27 dögum síðan
  • Thee oh sees

    Zack JohnsonZack Johnson28 dögum síðan
  • "Shape of Jazz to come, who would ever think of a f- fucking thing" 😂😂

    rocknroll_jezus9rocknroll_jezus9Mánuði síðan
  • Hey Anthony, I need a recommendation or two. Some of my favorite modern rock bands (TV on the Radio and Grizzly Bears) are seemingly finished. So, who should I listen to now?

    Kristopher SpencerKristopher SpencerMánuði síðan
  • I just heard rock and roll McDonald’s for the first time yesterday and my life will never be the same. I wish I could hear it for the first time again.

    chumbertchumbertMánuði síðan
    • I agree, I’ve never felt anything quite like I felt when i first heard that

      jrunsjruns11 dögum síðan
  • Makin love to a vampire with a monke on my knee

    why is thom yorkewhy is thom yorkeMánuði síðan
  • cool vid anthony u have the same name as my stepdad and the same hair

    albus balbus bMánuði síðan
  • LET'S ARGUE: Nardwuar has the best teeth in the game but not the best breath

    burrchillburrchillMánuði síðan
  • CHECK OUT THE NEW DEATH GRIPS 28m collective!!!!!!

    Kelland AllenKelland AllenMánuði síðan
  • Bro Lil Pump lyrics are beyond me! Only true gods can understand them

    ScardinalScardinalMánuði síðan
  • 2:48 He looked so sad saying that my heart broke. I wanna hug him so bad and I'm a straight dude 😢

    IIMánuði síðan
  • "That's not to show off or anything"... You don't say.. I think everybody here is terrified of that happening to them. It sounds awful. I hope I can never say that.

    it is a mysteryit is a mysteryMánuði síðan
  • Listening to dat wierd music

    B NobleB NobleMánuði síðan
  • Have you checked out Shpongle or other psybient stuff? I searched your channel but don’t see any 🤔

    Andres LlorenteAndres LlorenteMánuði síðan
  • Tlop 5 😁😁

    gg from79gg from79Mánuði síðan
  • You’re phased by bladee

    CH053NCH053NMánuði síðan
  • from your 1st question: i recommend people start with the barneys theme song even if youre 53

    Alex AAlex AMánuði síðan
    • u know just to kick things off and get to know the roots of the current generation

      Alex AAlex AMánuði síðan
  • this is true, but at the same time mu/core has become so popular that it’s no longer something you have to seek out, it’s all over the internet, so some albums that are abrasive and and abnormal might not strike right with every music fan

    Ev PutzEv PutzMánuði síðan
  • First 14 seconds: Yes

    Mouldy SoulMouldy SoulMánuði síðan
  • If you want musical suprises, listen to Billy Cobb's album Halloween IV

    KenmoopsKenmoopsMánuði síðan
  • The first time I heard MCR I thought it was shit, and I was a huge metal core, pop punk fan. Eventually I came around not long after and fell in love with the music

    KenmoopsKenmoopsMánuði síðan
  • The album that got me into music was year of the snitch soooooo i disagree with the commenter.

    gizmo 370gizmo 370Mánuði síðan
  • "getting into music" is a vague, mysterious, experimental esoteric turn of phrase in it's own right...

    乁dragon違乁dragon違Mánuði síðan
  • Antonio el Fantas

    David MansoDavid MansoMánuði síðan
  • "As someone who's gonna be 40 in half a decade..." this one had some real big brother vibes

    Tom ButlerTom ButlerMánuði síðan
  • David 504 vs Fantano Bass battle??? Who wants to see that???

    Aung Ye LinAung Ye LinMánuði síðan
  • just don't listen to music

    OVXXOVXXMánuði síðan
  • what kind of normie clean shirt you have to be to think that in the aeroplane is weird

    MFTMSSMFTMSSMánuði síðan
  • Lingua ignota was that woah moment for me. To a lesser extent Dorian Electra he’s an awesome jumping point for normies to get into experimental pop music

    Dying In fashionDying In fashionMánuði síðan
  • lol What yall know about Captain Beefheart

    Lord D'AndreLord D'AndreMánuði síðan
  • I love how people think because they listen to weird music that that means they have some superior knowledge 😂

    Jackson MuraltJackson MuraltMánuði síðan
  • antny r u drunk?

    neyoBEAR.neyoBEAR.Mánuði síðan
  • Trout Mask Replica is soooo bad!!! I listened to it for like 20 mins and I couldnt stand it. Sorry, but no one should ever listen to that

    c0mmmentc0mmmentMánuði síðan
  • People are so fuckin crunchy Edit: I meant cringy

    Douten WhiteDouten WhiteMánuði síðan
  • What is mu essentials and who created it?

    moonmonk7moonmonk7Mánuði síðan
  • Me hearing SOPHIE for the first time

    Caleb CommiatoCaleb CommiatoMánuði síðan
  • *the strokes, pink floyd, gorillaz, tame impala* oh no this stuff is WAY TOO weird for normies!!! you can’t listen to music like that >:(

    MarlinMarlinMánuði síðan
  • I'll probably never grow to like the vocals in Aeroplane Over the Sea.

    Bailey WattronBailey WattronMánuði síðan
  • hi there, i'm writing to you from Italy and I wanted to suggest you one of the greatest italian rock band ever; they're called "Verdena" and they really changed italian music history. I know it can be difficult to enjoy an italian music album, but I'm sure you're gonna love them because they're really international. I'm suggesting you two of their albums which are "Il Suicidio Dei Samurai" and "WOW"; the first one is from 2004, it's the album that made them so popular in Italy. The second one is from 2011 and it's considered one of the best rock album ever made. I know you're gonna love them. You should also read the lyrics, and if the translations you find online are not the best, I would be glad to translate some songs for you! Just give it a try!

    inartezambeinartezambeMánuði síðan
  • he is a boomer...cringe

    Ian CedilnikIan CedilnikMánuði síðan
  • I legit got all my friends into experimental music thanks to you lmao

    Addy YAddy YMánuði síðan
  • Feel like I’m constantly searching for that *pang* of discovery, and having vastly expanded my listening over the years (been watching since ‘09), it’s definitely become harder to find. It’s a psychological reward akin to a high, and as we listen to more and more new ideas in music, our tolerance for it becomes stronger, weakening the ‘high’, in a manner of speaking. Honestly, I don’t think it’s healthy to place such a narrow value on music, since there’s more to its appeal to our pleasure receptors than simply ‘ooh, I’ve never heard -that- before’. If you think about it, naïveté has more to do with what we expect than what we actually know. Even if we’ve heard every song, or taken every musical trip imaginable, we can still be surprised by not placing expectations - or making assumptions - about how music will sound. Those barriers only serve to limit our experiences. I try to remember this when I listen to new stuff, because it makes the experience really exciting again.

    Universal PunkUniversal PunkMánuði síðan
  • Random music suggestion Faded paper figures- the matter

    Dr DoomerDr DoomerMánuði síðan
  • Anthony i think you should try listening to more music outside the U.S/U.K. Of all the infinite genres and subgenres on this earth that poeple outside of a certain culture are just not exposed to I bet there's at least one or two that could surprise you.

    Samy randomeSamy randomeMánuði síðan
  • going from radio music to asking 4chan for new recommendations is like being unemployed and asking a homeless man sniffing petrol for career advice

    Scoot tScoot tMánuði síðan
  • I think that refreshing sense of this is new and exciting and I haven’t heard much, if anything, like this is part of what made Caligula such a good album.

    David Parker-HuntDavid Parker-HuntMánuði síðan
  • Melon defends his 4chan fanboys.

    TechnicLePantherTechnicLePantherMánuði síðan
    • whats wrong with them??

      dafdafMánuði síðan
  • All music is weird. It's weird humans enjoy structured sound that elicits emotions - what is the evolutionary purpose of music? A world without music would be drab but we'd probably get. Used to it

    HeatRayz VideoHeatRayz VideoMánuði síðan
  • Using the phrase "starting to get into music" this way is so extra.

    SWIMSWIMMánuði síðan
    • is it wrong?

      dafdafMánuði síðan
  • No U

    TheBeefTeamTheBeefTeamMánuði síðan
  • No introduction? Who is this guy? He looks like he makes a lot of puns with his name tho

    tahir kasaptahir kasapMánuði síðan
  • That orange logo on your grey camo shirt is too weird.

    RAERRAERMánuði síðan
  • As cliche as it may sound, if you want to be genuinely surprised then check out the noise i call music here on my channel. Fun fact: everything I make is done strictly off my phone. I make all my own beats & videos as well. I know you're a fan of experimental music and that's pretty much what I would consider my music is.

  • Not To Mention Some Of That Music Is Just Niche Trash.

    Brad SpliffBrad SpliffMánuði síðan
  • Woah did Anthony just say he knows more than us? Big flex but I can't argue with it.

    jack lastnamejack lastnameMánuði síðan
  • the /mu/ essentials list isn’t even THAT weird. I mean come on. Nevermind, Loveless, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Turn on the Bright Lights, The Blue Album.

    gordongordonMánuði síðan
    • its mostly just surface level 90s alternative, not that there’s anything wrong with it

      gordongordonMánuði síðan
  • Coming to terms with the fact that I liked "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band when I was fourteen was a pivotal moment for me which will never happen again

    Sam HuntSam HuntMánuði síðan
  • Please check out KEY!'s new album, he's always pushing boundaries in hip hop and he keeps growing as an artist

    The Raging-SandwichThe Raging-SandwichMánuði síðan
  • I agree. That bass intro was weird.

    Rudy RuizRudy RuizMánuði síðan
  • Not gonna lie. The Rolling Stones 500 (the 2012 list, not the 2020 list) helped broaden my musical horizons back when I was in college. Felt like a good starting point for the uninitiated rock fan I was at the time. More recently Steven Wilson’s podcast The Album Years has introduced me to more non-canonical albums I would’ve never discovered on my own.

    tyler_keebletyler_keebleMánuði síðan
  • /mu/ is partially what introduced me to more abstract, experimental music that still had some accessibility and praise to its credit. I think listening to certain stuff just because it’s obscure and different can be healthy and a nice change of pace from the oversaturated, simplistic top 40 radio landscape. There’s no shame in getting bored or curious and wanting to discover/explore more interesting sounds

    James KovacicJames KovacicMánuði síðan
  • 3:25 TMR 4EVA

    James KovacicJames KovacicMánuði síðan
  • Bout to sound like a total idiot but what exactly is mu/? A reddit channel?

    SoundW0rmSoundW0rmMánuði síðan

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  • fyad would rec Ween as a joke and accidently got a bunch of people into Ween

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  • you havent heard this shit yet! oooooooooooo! i dare you click my channel!;

    Halunka RecordsHalunka RecordsMánuði síðan
  • Someone needs to fart in Anthony's ear that will faze him

    angel palominosangel palominosMánuði síðan
  • Big yes for Dali’s Car! Was thinking about it all through the video as soon as I saw the thumb nail ❤️

    Charly ReedCharly ReedMánuði síðan
  • Aside from a few slightly odd titles like Beefheart, it mostly sounded like standard alternative pop to me. Maybe I didn't go far enough down the list. If they think that's weird, they're pretty sheltered.

    Donny WankanDonny WankanMánuði síðan
  • Spotify made me forget the radio exist...

    CM RVIDXRCM RVIDXRMánuði síðan
  • Fucking hell, talk about stroking your ego. Get a room, jeeeeez.

    CptDoodlesCptDoodlesMánuði síðan
  • Like the psychedelic revolution in the 60''s, there needs to be a new (or kind of) awakement or change in collective consciousness to produce and discover new things in music.

    formalinoformalinoMánuði síðan
  • How the fuck do people even get to the point where you need a "guide" music is unavoidable bro. No one needs a starterkit for music like just live life and if you hear something you like; congratulations.

    CloverCloverMánuði síðan
  • I want to wake up where you are

    Angel Julia Schoolingyah the Witch from down southAngel Julia Schoolingyah the Witch from down southMánuði síðan
  • My guitar teacher got me into shit like Zappa and Beefheart

    Arthur MorganArthur MorganMánuði síðan
  • worked pretty damn good for me

    insanecow11insanecow11Mánuði síðan
  • oh no, anthnony has a music burn out

    IkosidodekaederIkosidodekaederMánuði síðan
  • Please review Curve the Earth by Ohtis

    nolan Armbrusternolan ArmbrusterMánuði síðan
  • "i'm gonna be 40 in half a decade" alright calm down with the math talk

    Narjie La MangueNarjie La MangueMánuði síðan
  • *shows off the headstock of a squier* *proceeds to criticize others*

    Seamus CogshallSeamus CogshallMánuði síðan
  • 2020 was a big year for weird music for me, thanks Melon

    serenity6831serenity6831Mánuði síðan
  • Respecc for still using a Squier man. Hope its a comfy one to play.

    Get a calculator and fix yourselfGet a calculator and fix yourselfMánuði síðan
  • gotdamn william’s gonna be so happy when he sees you green screened his album cover for a video

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