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Little Man Tate...
neil young perhaps.
I would say the stone roses.
I wanna be adored, this is the one, sally cinnamon etc
there are some poorer songs though - maybe only songs can be perfect?
fake plastic trees - radiohead would be an example of a perfect song, for me.
All music has flaws, and that's part of it's beauty.
In many ways, it's a subjective term.
I believe that some artists achieve everything they wanted to with records, and in many ways that could be seen as attaining perfection.
In other ways, the listener may feel what their listening to is as good as it can be. I get this with Ys, I feel it's perfect.
I have four essays to do. Thanks very much Brainlove.
i like setting essay questions.
but the closest you are going to get is motion picture soundtrack.
And frankly it would be a little crap if it was made. It's the flaws that really give an album it's character.
so is perfection... in a musical way.
You could have a technically perfect album though, although it would probably be crap!
I didn't mention techinical...
although I feel sure in exists in things like Postal Service... not a hair out of place.
...to like a song. Someone's going to hate it.
but also yes
such a subjective question. what is art again? ;)
surely there has to be some standard the music has to achieve. Perfect for what?
Yeah...definitely in terms of composition and arrangement
Not sure if production perfection is attainable or desirable, when coupled with that though. A perfect artistic production is probably achievable, but technical perfection+ musical perfection would suck?
I hope not.
Presumably perfection is unique, so once you had heard the perfect song, everything else would sound crap.
What if there are infinite ways to get there.
I'm assuming that uniquness is a facet of perfection - which is reasonable **IMO**.
When a drum beat clacks in with a melody at the right moment. When it's fucking weird NOISE but fucking weird RIGHT NOISE. When a tune goes off in an unexpected direction and doesn't fit the library of patterns you have in your head. When a singer sings a note in a way you never thought possible. When everything gels: a turn of phrase, a turn of tune, a turn of texture, a turn of CLANG, a turn of whatsit...
No one song as a whole will ever be perfect because I guess everything's contextual, but it's still possible for the odd snatched moment, certainly.
For something to be perfect, would it just have to be perfect to you or would it have to be something that's universally accepted as perfect?
If the latter I feel nothing could ever be "the perfect song" 'cos people's tastes are subjective. Maybe you could have the perfect example of a certain style of music but no more. I think it is possible to have songs that you, as a listener, find perfect.
I guess musical perfection would really be instances when the song, performance and production all match exactly to what the artist was trying to do. That wouldn't necessarily mean that everyone agreed it was a great song but the artist would have perfectly executed their intentions.
I don't agree with the point in the first paragraph. So the rest neither. Beauty eye beholder etc.
bascially my argument?
i.e. that nothing can be universally accepted as perfect but things can be perfect to you?
Or did I completely misunderstand your last post? I'm guesing I probably did.
of Prince tracks.