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[–]I_A_H_G_S 34 points35 points  (7 children)

I agree, I can't post two of my favourite Pink Floyd songs in this sub, although they aren't very popular:

Jugband Blues
Paintbox

[–]smj135 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Man I love Jugband Blues

[–]oneburntwitch 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave Grooving With a Pict

[–]MisterMarcus 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It's pretty amazing that such a "serious" band, led by one of the most po-faced sourpusses in rock, actually made such a whacky, loony song.

[–]oneburntwitch 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's from the Syd Barrett days, the songs were a lot wilder when he was at the helm. Or- I should say a lot more surrealist.

[–]MisterMarcus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

IIRC, Ummagumma was well after Syd left, and was written by Roger Waters.

That's why it sticks out so much, since Waters is normally one of the more sour-faced grumps in the business....

[–]spamalamadingdong 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Exactly. I completely get putting a good number of pink floyd songs in there, because there's only so many times you want people to flood the front page with Comfortably numb and Shine on you crazy diamond. But there's so much Floyd that is completely off people's radar; I mean even half of the wall is stuff most people won't have heard.

Its even more egregious with Led Zeppelin in my eyes; sure, most of LZ IV could be put into the hall of fame. But then you've got LZ III, an entire album of fantastic acoustic songs that are nothing like anything else the band has put out, and yet the people that are sick of Stairway to Heaven don't even know it exists.

[–]Matthew94 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

an entire album of fantastic acoustic songs that are nothing like anything else the band has put out,

Except the similar acoustic songs in LZ4 and Physical Graffiti.

[–]theflyingjibSoundCloud 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I think this is just one of many massive issues with this sub. The posting guidelines on here are absolutely ridiculous, and seemingly no matter what you try and post, the mods will somehow say it breaks on the rules and remove it. I've pretty much given up on this sub in general. It's far and away the worst place to try and post actual music that you want to share.

[–]5mileyFaceInkk 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The title formatting fucks me off. like why is it so pertinent that it HAS to be brackets instead of Parenthesis? Or the fucking bot that tells you the same thing was posted like 6 months ago.

[–]Starscream5000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whenever I try to post What Is Life by George Harrison onto this sub, the automod mistakes it for a discussion post. Annoying as fuck, that is.

[–]Gesco101 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do you know any other sub to share music? Im looking for new subreddits

[–]theflyingjibSoundCloud 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There honestly aren’t really any music subs that I wholly recommend. They all have strange rules. r/ListenToThis only lets you post new, non mainstream music, which is cool but limiting. Same with r/Popheads which only lets you post stuff from the last few months, even though there is a lot of great classic pop music worth sharing. I haven’t really found a sub that fully just lets people post good, older music without the mods ripping it apart.

[–]VModa81 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If someone thinks it's hard to post music to this sub just wait until you try in r/ListenToThis

"We're sorry your submission has been removed from r/ListenToThis because that song has 54 views on YouTube please find something less popular"

[–]Starscream5000 9 points10 points  (0 children)

As for what you said in the 2nd paragraph, add The Eagles and Beck to that list. Man... About time someone pointed this out!

Edit: Add Talking Heads and David Bowie to this list.

[–]Judalyn 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'd love to post some Bob Dylan out takes/lesser known songs.

[–]Starscream5000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For Bob Dylan, there is one loophole. His duet version of “Girl From The North Country” with Johnny Cash.

[–]TigermoonLoLSpotify 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I agree aswell. I think that songs should be put in hall of fame, if they reach the front page 3 or more times or something. But entire artists ? exactly as you said. I doubt many people know The Inner Light by the beatles, Catapult by Arctic Monkeys, or some early Dylan tunes. Yet we get the same songs all the time (looking at you The Less I Know The Better, although I love you) Soon Tame Impala will be banned, with songs like The Bold Arrow Of Time, or Led Zeppelin ever reaching front page...

[–]TripHopLP 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I agree

Side note, free my brotha Deftones

[–]adamsandleryabish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As with all of Reddit especially big subreddits like this people are typically posting for big karma and because of that it’s really easy to post a super famous song that will be bound to get upvotes. While it would be cool to open it up to songs so people could post unknown songs those don’t tend to get upvotes as people dont know them. Its the weird situation of Reddit

[–]Traway84 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Exactly. This isn't /r/listentothis, I don't get why we can't post popular artists on a music subreddit just because they're popular.

[–]thosmarvin -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Popular!! The subreddit is called Hall of Fame, the pantheon the famous of the famous! It should be nothing but! Silly really...

[–]FerretMad 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I ranted about songs not being put in the HoF when Bitter Sweet Symphony once again scored 100 and that prevented me to post other songs from their great back catalogue.

[–]openletter8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I tend to agree. I'd prefer songs to be put into the hall of fame, not artists.

[–]loki-1982 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Shouldnt it be just artists and not songs? or am i confused by the type of hall of fame as there are apparently multiple

[–]beardlesshipster[S] 16 points17 points  (4 children)

This sub has individual songs that can no longer be posted due to their popularity.

[–]loki-1982 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ah ok now i get it. Then yes i would say it is annoying whole artists are in there as there are some littleknown gems for even the most well known artists

[–]thosmarvin 3 points4 points  (2 children)

And just to be sure, there are artists from whom you can no longer post anything from their catalog?

[–]beardlesshipster[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unless they’ve released new material within the past two weeks

[–]thosmarvin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Weird, i always think of Hall of Fame as someone or something who is done with their career, not folks who still have time to ruin it all.

[–]KingEuronIIIGreyjoySpotify 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Absolutely agreed. Some of them don't even make sense to be banned, since they were never posted much to begin with (Aerosmith and Santana, for example).

[–]Starscream5000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I get Aerosmith kinda, but not Santana. I always figured Santana to be very popular, but not “Led Zeppelin/Beatles” popular, if you get what I mean.

[–]KingEuronIIIGreyjoySpotify 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, I was looking specifically at how many times songs by HoF artists broke 100 upvotes (at which point the artist can't be posted for 1 month) before they were put in the HoF, not their overall popularity in the music world. In both cases, neither band ever broke 100 upvotes at any point in the history of this sub (excluding one fan-made mashup of Aerosmith's Dream On and I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables), so it's not like the mods can say they were overposted or anything.

[–]SlugCarnivalradio reddit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think we should just remove the hall of fame, because all we're getting right now is a mixture of odd songs here and there and other songs that get reposted like every week.

[–]Starscream5000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the same two Fleetwood Mac songs.

[–]Starscream5000 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I’d like to add something else that is annoying as FUCK! Anyone. Try posting a Jeff Beck song to this sub. The auto nod won’t let you, because it mistakes it for “Beck”, who is in the r/Music HOF.

Edit: Proof

[–]beardlesshipster[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Report it to the mods, they’ll take care of it.

One of my biggest pet peeves with AutoMod is that it catches everything. Even if there is a new release from an artist in the HOF, AutoMod will flag the post so that you have to contact the mods for approval.

I don’t understand why just using the New Release flair would disable AutoMod. Makes more sense, cuts the hassle down a bit.

[–]Starscream5000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will, when I really want to post it. I just did this as a demonstration.

[–]digitalmediaworld -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

If we didn't have the Hall of Fame this subreddit would be nothing but Radiohead and Tool.

[–]Slimerbacca -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

If only there was a way to listen to Beatles songs other than on Reddit

[–]beardlesshipster[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Sure, you can listen to music on other sites. The point of this sub is to share your musical tastes.

[–]Slimerbacca -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You can also buy the Beatles albums and listen to them!

[–]UnfairLobster -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I would prefer they only put in their bottom-half.