Sunday, September 12, 2010

Astridian Rules for Excellent Music

    1. Strong beat, ideally syncopated; and/or epic-sounding (e.g. film soundtracks, madrigals).

2. Relatively melodic singing.

3. Unique chords, and/or unique chord progression, and/or amusing lyrics, and/or unique instrumentation.

4. Minimal noise (cymbals, guitar wash), should have a clean sound.

5. No falsetto, unless you're black or Beck. Deeper = better, regardless of gender.

6. No yelling/screaming.

7. Not repetitive.

8. Bonus: slide guitar.