Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2011, #20 – #17

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Rare photograph of a New Zealand alligator playing the Belgian violin.

Yet again today I encountered some of the weird prejudices that prevail in the world of popular music, as in FM radio and the current Top 20 Best-Marketed Hits of the Week.

The young fellow I spoke to in a store was surprised that someone of my age, which is 64, would listen to modern music at all [Prejudice 1]. He was even more surprised that I would listen to something as weird as metal [Prejudice 2]. When I mentioned that I would be posting some of my favourite music from Sweden, Belgium and New Zealand, he exclaimed: “Oh, well, I wouldn’t listen to it anyway. I don’t listen to anything unless it’s from England or America because I can’t understand the words [Prejudice 3].”

I could add [Ignorance 1] but maybe they don’t speak English in New Zealand. Isn’t it a region in Mongolia?

 

2011, #20: Vintersorg – Palissader

Album: Jordpuls
Country: Sweden
Genre: Folk Black Metal

 

2011, #19: Opeth – Haxprocess

Album: Heritage
Country: Sweden
Genre: Progressive Death Metal

 

2011, #18: Epysode – One Chance

Album: Obsessions
Country: Belgium
Genre: Progressive Metal

 

2011, #17: Alpine Fault – Above The Storm

Album: Iraena’s Ashes
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Symphonic Metal

 

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Posted on November 3, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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