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Serj Tankian. Why is he so popular? (aka WTF?)

Old 11-07-07, 11:24 PM
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Serj Tankian. Why is he so popular? (aka WTF?)

Okay, admittedly his first song wasn't all that bad. The radio stations are now pumping his new "antidepressant" song. IMO, this is the most gawd awful song I've ever heard. Somebody please defend it for me.....because I just don't get it. Maybe, I'm just getting old. But then again I like the new songs by 3 Days Grace, Rise Against, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Sour Stone.
Old 11-08-07, 12:38 AM
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He is also the lead singer of system of a down, and some of their stuff is def not for everyone. If you think this one's wierd or not your cup of tea, don't even try the album system tracks (for the hell of it, download "vicinity of obsenity" or "she's like heroin" from Hypnotize, and get back with us.) This one is actually quite tame. And yes I like that song, and the entire album is solid.

I also found it amusing that their isn't a parental advisory sticker on it, even though "empty walls has a few f bombs and there is a song called "Beethovan's ****"
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I kinda liked the album, it pretty much sounded like more obtainable system of a down to me.
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he has the worst voice of any singer I've ever heard.
Old 11-08-07, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
he has the worst voice of any singer I've ever heard.
You haven't heard Bandoman sing
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One thing he definitely has going for him and that is a recognizable singing/shouting voice. That being said his singing/shouting is not for everyone.

BTW "Vicinity of Obsenity" has one of the catchiest choruses ever.
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Originally Posted by wabio
But then again I like the new songs by 3 Days Grace, Rise Against, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Sour Stone.
Easy answer: you're gay.

Kidding. But seriously. I think the guy has a very unique voice and he's extremely energetic and active on stage, which helps to make SOAD concerts great to watch. I'll admit that he can get annoying at times even to a fan like me, so I can only imagine how a non-fan might hear him. Much like anything else: either you like him or you don't.
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I've been listening to his solo album for the past week, and I can't put it down. After a few spins, it really grows on you.
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I thing SOAD's music is killer, but I can't listen to them because the vocals just ruin everything. It makes me sad.
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I'd say his politics make him popular.
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I'm only a (very) casual System Of A Down fan, but my friend made me a copy of this
album to check it out. Surprisingly I can't put it down yet.. I think itís a very solid album.

I can understand if itís not for everybody though.
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Originally Posted by jdodd
I thing SOAD's music is killer, but I can't listen to them because the vocals just ruin everything. It makes me sad.
I'm pretty much the opposite, I really like his voice, but don't care much for any of SOAD's music or arrangements.

As far as his politics go it's weird, most of my friends who love him are about 180 degrees away from him politically.
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SOAD's stuff is hit or miss to me. I like Serj's singing voice when he's singing, his screaming tends to get on my nerves pretty quick. I like the more melodic stuff. I have to be in a certain mood to listen to them. I also like their guitar player's voice when he sings.

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Originally Posted by 7Keys
SOAD's stuff is hit or miss to me. I like Serj's singing voice when he's singing, he's screaming tends to get on my nerves pretty quick. I like the more melodic stuff. I have to be in a certain mood to listen to them. I also like their guitar player's voice when he sings.
Daron Malakian -- the lead guitarist and secondary vocalist -- is coming out with his second album too. I don't know when, but whatever article I read suggested that he's coming out with one too.
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You guys should listen to Serj Tankian's take on Charlie Parker's "Birds of Paradise".
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Originally Posted by wabio
Sour Stone.


= J
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
he has the worst voice of any singer I've ever heard.
I guess you've never heard Chris Cornell

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