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FLOAT ON
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:05:10 PM »
My friends and I coined the term ‘float on’ when bands we love have that one song they’re batshit famous for but you personally can’t stand. Obviously this term came from Modest Mouse’s ‘Float On’. Was curious if anyone on here has that band they have an affinity for but can’t stand their popular bop.

Might make for good conversation and maybe getting into a band that you wrote off due to their Float On.

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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 05:00:59 AM »
While I don't necessarily dislike the songs, James and The La's are both worth a listen beyond "Laid" and "There She Goes" respectively.

When I saw Modest Mouse a few years ago I could see numerous people sort of slinking around looking incredibly bored until half way through the set they played "Float On". As soon as the song finished I watched at least 15 people straight up just leave.
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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 02:49:40 AM »
While I don't necessarily dislike the songs, James and The La's are both worth a listen beyond "Laid" and "There She Goes" respectively.

Considering how much better nearly all of The La's material is as well, it's kind of annoying people only really play There She Goes on the radio. The BBC sessions tracks were pretty dope, too.

I'm a huge B Boys fan, so personally it's the Beastie Boys and 'Fight For Your Right'. I didn't grow up when they blew up, so maybe I don't have the same connection for that era of B Boys like some do that are older. I just think the rest of their material + 'hits' were 10x better than that song and Licensed to Ill in general.
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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 05:13:29 AM »
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

It's not that I necessarily dislike the song, it just doesn't sound much like a Smiths song to me. I always imagine that it's a song from an 80's one-hit-wonder who just asked the Smiths to put it on a record to get some exposure for them. I skip it when it comes on in a shuffle, but there are times I will choose to listen to it and will enjoy it.

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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 08:11:05 AM »
I like Float On.

Would Circles by Soul Coughing be considered in this category? That was a popular-ish song, and while it's pretty good they have a ton of other much better songs.

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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 09:28:32 AM »
I’m takin notes here, also kind of silly but I wrote of Nirvana in my youth because I hated SLTS constantly being thrown in my face. It wasn’t until my mid twenties that I actually gave them a chance and was genuinely surprised.


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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 02:21:27 PM »
I like Float On.

Would Circles by Soul Coughing be considered in this category? That was a popular-ish song, and while it's pretty good they have a ton of other much better songs.

So glad to see Soul Coughing mentioned on this forum.
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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
Sun Kil Moon's cover of Float On is very good

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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2020, 06:57:13 AM »
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Re: FLOAT ON
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 06:04:32 PM »
There are maybe 4 Hot Snakes songs I think are wonderful and I can barely listen to the rest.