7/24 DLC Discussion - 2 Singles From Foster The People and 1 from The Strokes!

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  • peterock2007peterock2007 Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    Mileycyrussoulja;4823153 said:
    Is it because you want to be surprised?

    Sure! No, for me the main interest is the track pack, and since its still a month or something away I'm not going to worry about whats on the track pack until it's much closer.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited July 2012
    peterike;4823155 said:
    You know what this stuff is? Product. Which is just about the only thing coming out of DLC anymore, suggesting that pure commercialism is the sole thought process left behind Rock Band. HMX has the right to sacrifice everything on the altar of commodification, but it sure makes for a less interesting game.

    Whatever, talk amongst yourselves. I'm too weary of it all to even remain in the conversation.

    You mean a company wants to make money? How is that even possible?!?

    Sorry for coming off as jerkish, but seriously, I don't see how that's any different than it's been since the start. When we got the big classics like Journey and Boston, I'm pretty sure somewhere money was involved. People want things, and HMX will give people those things. Simple as that.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited July 2012
    Alright, super hyped about the first impressions this week! Dunno why, but I'm PUMPED! LET'S DO THIS HARMONIX! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Mixed Singles First Impressions

    Alright, we'll start off with some Helena Beats! Oh man, I am the punniest.
    Drum pattern starts off alright, no qualms with it yet. It is pretty repetitive, but it's not boring enough to dislike yet. The guitar is pretty interesting and the keys work well. The vocals are actually pretty sweet, and they work really well with the keys. And that guitar is doing this weird spazzy thing which is awesome. Harmonies work well, and I'm totally digging the grooves of the song. It's not great, but I'm digging all of its components. It is missing some pizzazz, but overall I'm enjoying the softness of the song with its interesting little quirks like guitar spazzes and strong keys. Huh. The song is starting and going and then introduces some really snazzy bass followed by some INSANE keys! AND THEN INSTRUMENT BREAK AND THAT SOUNDED GREAT! Great job! Totally feeling the grooves and I can say I enjoyed it. Might not buy it Day 1, but it'll be on my "To listen to later" list.

    Up next is Under Cover of Darkness!
    I know The Strokes are heavily requested, but I didn't really love the song we already have, so let's see if this changes my mind! The guitar is... equally brilliant and awful. At least in the intro. Then the vocals come in and the guitar gets really catchy really fast. Totally brilliant Pro Guitar choice. It's just so damn catchy. The drums complement it well, and the vocals aren't TOO awful, but they do leave something to be desired. Everything works well together and I'm loving the sounds. The song doesn't deviate much from the catchiness of it all, but I don't feel that it has to that much. What's there works well and doesn't wear out its welcome. Oh snap! Guitar solo! And it sounds fantastic! Totally feeling the grooves. Will buy.

    Last song of the night is Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)!
    Has a kind of amusing name. Tee hee.
    Starts off with some boring guitar and quirky... something. OH SNAP! I KNOW THIS SONG! I think I do. It sounds EXTREMELY FAMILIAR, THE VOCALS, THE GUITAR, THE EVERYTHING! Nah, I've definitely heard this song before. Didn't know it by name or by artist, but I've definitely heard it before. And I... dig it! The song is quirky and enjoyable with a nice variety to it and some really interesting key portion to get me hooked. The vocals add to the zaniness of the song, and the whole feel of it is enjoyable. Totally feeling the grooves, which makes my wallet kinda sad :p
    I wonder if all 3 FTP songs we're getting are in the same album. For album sorting! That would be cool, btu I highly doubt it. And the outro just goes ballistic and it was great. Great job, Foster the People!

    This week overall... was FANTASTIC! I greatly enjoyed every song and definitely looking forward to getting them as soon as I spend some MSP on other Rock Band songs that have priority. Every song had its charm to it, and had something interesting to keep it not only afloat, but engaging. Nice atmosphere and feel to every song, will buy.

    In the grand scheme of things, this week definitely tops the Cinderella week and is on par with last week's singles week (which pretty much only consisted of Love Shack for me).

    This week in terms of songs:
    Under Cover of Darkness
    Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)
    Helena Beat


    Blue is MUST buy
    Green is will buy eventually
    Yellow is will probably buy/high chance of enjoying it later
    Orange is will listen to later to see if my opinion has changed
    Red is probably not going to bother ever again.
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited July 2012
    Mileycyrussoulja;4823159 said:
    It's freaky though, because for the first time since the Men at Work/Santana week, my DLC prediction has actually been correct. Band-wise, at least.

    ESP, man.

    I know, same here!

    That might have something to do with the fact that I've been predicting FtP since "Pumped Up Kicks" was announced for Blitz, though..
  • PheranPheran Opening Act
    edited July 2012
    This is the first week in a while that I've had zero interest, but I'm happy for those that like these bands.
  • Lord_MhoramLord_Mhoram Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    3 songs I've never heard. And the two bands I only know through Rock Band.
    Listened to them, and while all three sounded decent, only one grabbed me enough to want to buy it - "Don't Stop". If the others were part of a large pack with other stuff I liked, I would enjoy playing them, but not enough to enjoy the singles.

    RBN was fantastic again - Picked up everything but the (x2 Bass pedal) songs and "The Duel".

    "Walk of Shame" is one of the best singles I've heard in quite a while. Great stuff.
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    TheStuddz;4823170 said:
    I know, same here!

    That might have something to do with the fact that I've been predicting FtP since "Pumped Up Kicks" was announced for Blitz, though..

    I just woke up this morning and had this hunch that we were getting some FtP. That's the pesky ESP at work.
    peterock2007;4823163 said:
    Sure! No, for me the main interest is the track pack, and since its still a month or something away I'm not going to worry about whats on the track pack until it's much closer.

    Makes sense.
  • JglaubmanJglaubman Headliner
    edited July 2012
    Anyone remember when we got like 4 weeks of 70s songs in a row when Rock Band 3 came out and people complained about all the old music? It's funny how dumb they were.
  • PlutarchPlutarch Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    peterike;4823155 said:
    You know what this stuff is? Product. Which is just about the only thing coming out of DLC anymore, suggesting that pure commercialism is the sole thought process left behind Rock Band. HMX has the right to sacrifice everything on the altar of commodification, but it sure makes for a less interesting game.

    Whatever, talk amongst yourselves. I'm too weary of it all to even remain in the conversation.

    Dude, enough already. The game's been a product from day one and saying it's only "commercialism" when it's music you aren't interested in is superemely arrogant. There's all sorts of stuff I would like in the game that we haven't seen, but it is a fact that both of these bands have been asked for repeatedly by RB players...especially The Strokes, who have been missing in action since the RB1-era.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited July 2012
    This week's RBN has Lady Luck and that's it. Heavily dislike every other song.
    Hetz;4823127 said:
    Wow, more modern music I've never heard of.

    *sigh*

    If you are going to insist on modern music, can't you get some big name like Matchbox 20 or something? They have a new single out now which is pretty catchy and a huge bunch of older hits.
    Never heard of them.
    peterike;4823155 said:
    You know what this stuff is? Product. Which is just about the only thing coming out of DLC anymore, suggesting that pure commercialism is the sole thought process left behind Rock Band. HMX has the right to sacrifice everything on the altar of commodification, but it sure makes for a less interesting game.

    Whatever, talk amongst yourselves. I'm too weary of it all to even remain in the conversation.
    I dunno about you, but I'm sure loving this product.
  • grumblevolcanogrumblevolcano Headliner
    edited July 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4823169 said:
    I wonder if all 3 FTP songs we're getting are in the same album. For album sorting!
    All 3 FTP songs are on the album Torches so yes there will be album sorting.
  • CHampDudeCHampDude Opening Act
    edited July 2012
    One of my favourite weeks ever! Picking them all up :)
  • azzaman333azzaman333 Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    Where the hell is Houdini?!

    But I'll probably get the other 2 Foster songs. Not a fan of this particular Strokes song, would much rather prefer Machu Picchu off their newest album. Or pretty much anything off Room On Fire.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited July 2012
    It is a skip for me... I hope it sells well, but I will not be buying any of the songs.
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited July 2012
    grumblevolcano;4823179 said:
    All 3 FTP songs are on the album Torches so yes there will be album sorting.

    It would have been difficult for that not to happen, as it is their only album so far. :p
  • edfrank_jredfrank_jr Opening Act
    edited July 2012
    I was predicting Foster The People by the last three weeks. This week, when I didn't made a prediction, we finally get it....
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    I gotta say, this is a pleasant birthday surprise, since my birthday's tomorrow.

    Seeing as how these past DLC weeks haven't been very good and all.
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    ...On second thought, after listening to the DLC, I'm content to buy everything. Everything just sounds great (Based on what I've heard so far from Foster the People's Torches album, I'm content to call it one of the best albums released so far in the 2010's). Not to mention, dat guitar in the Strokes song.
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited July 2012
    Mileycyrussoulja;4823185 said:
    I gotta say, this is a pleasant birthday surprise, since my birthday's tomorrow.

    Happy early birthday! And I'm glad this is the gift you got, because I'm gonna enjoy it too!
  • jeronemitchelljeronemitchell Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    Definitely feeling "Don't Stop"; "Helena Beats" is a possible but not strongly likely.

    Also picking up "These Days" by Astra Kelly from RBN
  • crash13crash13 Jiminy jillickers!
    edited July 2012
    Don't Stop is a great song.
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    TheStuddz;4823187 said:
    Happy early birthday! And I'm glad this is the gift you got, because I'm gonna enjoy it too!

    Why thank you! :)
  • bandaddybandaddy Rising Star
    edited July 2012
    Yay for people who like it.
    Personal "no thanks" for me. Seems like these could have been released through the RBN.
  • Mr. TateMr. Tate Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    This could be somewhat tolerable for me, seeing how many people are excited about these songs, if I didn't know that the other music game is getting Motown stuff, and My Girl nonetheless, next week.
  • MycoolMycool Opening Act
    edited July 2012
    After over four years of buying RB tracks just about every single week, I think this is the 10th consecutive week that I have absolutely ZERO interest in the DLC announcement. I remember a time not so long ago when I couldn't buy MS points fast enough to keep up with week after week of all the great music coming out for Rock Band. Sad to see how the mighty have fallen. Oh well, it was tons of fun while it lasted, thanks for the memories HMX.
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    bandaddy;4823193 said:
    Yay for people who like it.
    Personal "no thanks" for me. Seems like these could have been released through the RBN.

    I don't see why. Foster the People are pretty big.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited July 2012
    Listened to those FtP songs. Same saccharine nonsense as Pumped Up Kicks.

    Under Cover Of Darkness is good, though.
  • Mr. TateMr. Tate Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    Mileycyrussoulja;4823196 said:
    I don't see why. Foster the People are pretty big.

    By that rate, really any band is "pretty big".
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited July 2012
    Mycool;4823195 said:
    After over four years of buying RB tracks just about every single week, I think this is the 10th consecutive week that I have absolutely ZERO interest in the DLC announcement. I remember a time not so long ago when I couldn't buy MS points fast enough to keep up with week after week of all the great music coming out for Rock Band. Sad to see how the mighty have fallen. Oh well, it was tons of fun while it lasted, thanks for the memories HMX.

    So the last week you were interested in was Eddie Money/Train/Yellowcard?

    That seems legit, Eddie Money's cool.
  • 3pic81ueUnicorn3pic81ueUnicorn Not Active Enough
    edited July 2012
    Pretty good week. Definitely getting The Strokes and "Helena Beat". I'm kind of iffy on "Don't Stop" though.
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