If I don't like an entire album by an artist, I don't consider them a good artist. I'm very strict about it and expect a lot from musicians. So, filler is unacceptable to me and I don't believe it is true of all albums. I have seen the movie and the soundtrack was okay, yep.
I just wouldn't hold it up on a pedestal that it is the sort of thing all music should be judged by :P
I completely agree! I rarely, if ever, say that I like any particular artist or album. I like songs, not albums. I can't think of a single album that I liked in it's entirety. This is why I will say I like One or Where the Streets Have No Name by U2, but not U2 as a whole. They have a lot of crap songs, too.
I give movie soundtracks a bit more leeway. If it worked for me while watching the movie, and made me notice enough to actually BUY it, then it must be good. You also have to consider that, unlike normal music, soundtracks are not written to be listened to outside of the movie. They can't be judged the same way.
Well if you don't like metal (?) you will hate the shit out of Abnormality and i'm not sure why you bothered listening.
also i'm not a huge crystal castles fan but the thing they did with robert smith earlier this year was awesome
You see, here's where the real asshole part of me shows up. Doesn't music sound the same to all of us? How can one person find something appealing that another does not? Do you not realize how stupid and ridiculous the growling sounds? Even the music itself wasn't very good.
I KNOW it's insane to argue musical tastes, and I really don't want to. I just don't get people liking certain types of music.
An example outside of music: I think(know) that mustard is disgusting. It looks gross and tastes awful. I have zero clue how anyone could possibly like it. If you like mustard, you are wrong.
I wonder sometimes if people are hearing or tasting the same things as me.