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ITT: Summarize the themes and ideas of an album using only one word.

Intimacy
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faggotry
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>>52928236
You forgot to include a picture of yourself.
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injustice
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>>52928264
Rekt
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>>52928232
mediocrity
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Music
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regret
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memes
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>>52928232
i don't think intimacy is the right word for that album.

i feel like kevin shields abuse of effects (distortion esp.) is a metaphor for love- most people's perception of love is probably not as it really exists. you try and change it around to make it more appealing but in doing that you lose sight of what it really is.

so a word that encapsulates that i guess.

loveless
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Escapism
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>>52928273
is this actually good???
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alienation
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>>52928391
>not paranoia
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>>52928359
Loveless? I think intimacy includes that and far better depicts the overall ideas.
When you sleep is a prime example of the albums depiction of intimacy.
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Love
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>>52928444
Stay noided amirite?
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>>52928444
paranoia is a thing of perception, alienation is real
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>>52928232

No, this is intimacy
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>>52928457
idk just "intimacy" gives good feelings

i feel like the overall tone of the album is less positive than that. it's not that happy or optimistic about love.

that song is not about love that went right btw- it ends with the person walking away

disenchanted?
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Degradation

>that track listing
I don't know if Byrne and Eno did it on purpose, but it's part of what makes it a GOAT album.
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Paranoia is real, it's the cause of a lot of the fucked up shit this world has to offer.
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>>52928503


CALL ME CRAZY BUT I SWEAR MY LINES BEEN TAPPED
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>>52928307
While very funny, legit would be "grief"
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>>52928572

Eno usually organizes his albums like that. Listen to Before and After Science.
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Anarchy
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Childhood
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>>52928597
>ECHO ASTRAL VINYL LASSO
though paranoia is the part of it for sure
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>>52928232
I find it too vague to ascribe any specific meaning to. That's part of the reason why I like it: It's a largely incomprehensible piece of guitar fuckery which from my perspective doesn't really try to be more than that. And I'm reasonably confident that all the lyrics were completely made up on the spot after the instrumentals were composed, so I'd hesitate to try to draw any theme from the small set of the words that are even clearly understandable.
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Drugs
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>>52928232
If you can summarize an album's themes and ideas with one word it's probably a pretty vacuous album in terms of themes and ideas.
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transcendental
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Art
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>>52928232
Infinity or Transcendental
>>52928359
I like your interpretation anon
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Abnormality
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Descent
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>>52928902
>transcendental
stole my fucking word >>52928823
or hivemind
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neighborhood
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>>52928568
I'm referring to the concept of intimacy and not 'intimacy' itself, if that makes more sense.
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>>52929095
Prove me this is your word
I post this without reading entire thread, thats all
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>>52929236
okay i guess i was being annoying. yes i can agree with that
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>>52928667
so is this one
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Boner
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>>52928765
No, you're trying to hard. Summaries aren't meant to substitute the work, they describe it. A summary can be brief or extensive, it can give you an accurate representation or a vague one.
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>>52929238
its just i posted it before you
sorry bro we're pretty cool hive-mind then
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Morality
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profound sadness
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life
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>
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>>52929409

I like that
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anger
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>>52928359
this
Loveless is about mistaking certain emotions for love, when in reality love is all about intimacy, but since the album is so shrouded it seems as though it isn't intimate. However, at the same time it feels incredibly intimate, it's almost like you're spying on a couple making love through a pink curtain
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>>52928568
Quality music discussion on /mu/? Get out.

I like your interpretation a lot though.
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>>52929454
I think alienation is a better word, but that's just me.
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acid
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Time
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Absurdity

It takes practically every theme common in rap music and completely flips it on it's head, to the point to utter surrealism and absurdism.
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Hell
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>>52929565
Life is far too vague and not a very good descriptor for anything. Alienation is closer but I feel like maybe not exactly correct.
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weed
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>>52929591
This is such a beautiful album

I stare from broken window
Eye's fixed upon your symbol.
I suppose all things do pass
Wrist grazing glass,
White light at last gathers at feet caked in earth.
My movements submerged by thickness in words.
Laid my head mongst your curves
Grown too old for your tones of voice to scold
Attempt evils untold
I'll fold when you laugh again.
I'll smile when I'm dead.


My yesterdays don't matter now, they're gone.
Your careless expression left my wrists torn.
Yesterdays don't matter now, you're gone
Shattered glass of empty bottles cut my palms.
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>>52929648
DUDE

WEED

LMAO
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>>52928307
Transcendence.
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>>52929565
ive always felt that its a concept album that tells about some dude's life
and amnesiac is the parallel for his death/afterlife
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Flaw
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weed and acid
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Implying
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Excess
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>>52929491
>Loveless is about mistaking certain emotions for love, when in reality love is all about intimacy
can't agree more with this
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>>52928232
Confusion
>>52928283
Shame
>>52928307
God
>>52928346
Consumerism
>>52928391
Fear
>>52928667
Childhood
>>52928948
Exhaustion
>>52929298
Suspicion
>>52929409
Maturity
>>52929454
Isolation
>>52929591
Obsession
>>52929793
Identity
>>52929826
Excess
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symbiosis
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Whine
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wut
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>>52929881
>God
Interesting. Can you expand?
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>>52929974
The entire album is about the narrator losing his faith in God because of how evil and cruel the world is, but what keeps him from losing it fully is the all the intimate and transcendent experiences he's had that makes him think that there must be a spiritual presence in the world. However, by the end of the album he does indeed lose his faith completely after depicting the loneliness of suffering
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>>52930060
>However, by the end of the album he does indeed lose his faith completely after depicting the loneliness of suffering
You lost me at this point. Two Headed Boy Part 2 is an uplifting ending, how could you see that as a loss of faith, or as a depiction of the loneliness of suffering?
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Dying
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Emphera
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>>52928307
Garden
>>52928324
Mellow
>>52928346
Waiting
>>52928391
Angry
>>52928572
Change
>>52928667
Midnight
>>52928948
TJ
>>52929187
White
>>52929298
Galaxy
>>52929319
taskete
>>52929409
Regret
>>52929454
Lame
>>52929457
Deluxe
>>52929793
Unhappy
>>52929826
Excess
>>52929935
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGST


Problems
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distance
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Sex
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>>52930139
I always saw him getting up as him walking away from god, also, the two headed boy in question is either a deformed baby who died in the womb or a deformed child who was tested on and killed by the Nazis, and the narrator describes the loneliness of his suffering and how God was never there for him, the narrator also describes the life he'd want the boy to have if he lived (having a loving family and girlfriend for example) but even when he describes a perfect, dreamlike world for him the feeling or abandonment creeps in (don't hate her when she gets up to leave) which confirms that he can no longer be optimistic, and then he leaves.
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>>52928232
Creation
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Hallucinations
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Hopelessness
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frustration
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>>52930268
>Deluxe
You really dropped the ball there, dude.
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Distraction
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>>52929457
love
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FREEDOM
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Belong?

(including the punctuation)
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Abortion
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>>52929409
This is what musicians actually believe moral is.
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solitude

>>52928264
OOH SHIT
REKT

>>52928307
Longing

>>52928667
Warm

>>52929298
Nostalgia or maybe Childhood

>>52929319
Agression


>>52929409
Consciousness (Seriously)

>>52929454
Isolation

>>52929603
Ugly

>>52929793
Deterioration

>>52929826
Excess

>>52930405
Armageddon
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>>52928232
Solidarity
>>52928307
Fantasy
>>52929962
Speed
>>52930284
Time
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>>52929935
Loneliness
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>>52930347
Birth/infancy/early childhood

This album has always reminded me of my time in kindergarten, I dunno why.
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Youth.
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>>52930659
HUE HUE HUE
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>>52930659
do you even Admirável Chip Novo?
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Loneliness
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Human
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Airtight
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>>52931432
Intense introspection, to the point of isolation
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humanity
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>>52930304
no two headed boy is a metaphor for nobody understanding him
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nostalgia
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>>52930685
Combination
>>52931333
Happines
>>52931432
Horny
>>52931478
Love
>>52931521
Life


Fun
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Liberation
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>>52931478
>>from the same town as skinner
>>Remember those bus stops
>>suddenly memories
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sweatshops
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Existential
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Exploitation
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>>52928273
lol
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>>52931584
Also applies to
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>>52928572
Explain
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Anti-conformism
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>>52928503
>perception
>not real
fucking kids these days can't even into descartes
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Hope
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>>52931793
how old?
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Darkness.

But not in the "edgy" or scary way, more like darkness as like standing on top of a mountain or a hill and staring out at the night sky.
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Rebirth
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Death anxiety
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>>52928948
Addiction
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Drugs
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>>52937382
decline
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plants
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>>52928601
nah. infatuation
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>>52929929
always sounded like coming to terms with something. like growing out of being a cynical teen.

"I think I'm dumb, or maybe just happy. I think I'm just happy."

"Teenage angst has paid off well: now I'm bored and old."

"In the sun I feel as one."

I'd go with "acceptance".
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>>52935359
i want to have sex to this album
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>>52929826
extremes
>>52937382
dependence
>>52929444
hole
>>52928307
magic
>>52929793
paranoia
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Paranoia
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