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Songs that seem underrated, whether now or ever

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Offline OlgaX

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on: July 18, 2015, 04:51:07 AM
What songs do you like that always seemed more underrated to you?  I personally like un-finished, that's the only song that ever actually made me cry and it's so beautiful and heart touching.
You can talk about songs that was big for its time but seemed to have died down now or a song that's always seemed to have been overlooked.  I'm looking forward to replies ^_^ we are X!!!!!!



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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 06:04:00 AM
Oooh~ I love these threads.

On-topic: I personally think that "The Last Song" an extremely underrated song  along with "Joker". I honestly can't give the reasons as to why I think that they're overrated, but it's just something that is felt, y'know?



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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 12:05:44 PM
I'd say voiceless screaming is pretty underrated although it's probably my favourite X song :) Also rose of pain seems to always be overshadowed although i'd say it's the best song on the blue blood album. Oh yeah and vanishing love too although I have no hope of ever hearing it live nowadays due to how demanding the drums are in it hehe.



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Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 12:47:37 PM
I say Vanishing Love, too. I don't think they ever played it live at any Tokyo Dome gig?



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Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 01:00:51 PM
i think i've only seen it being performed at the Kyoto sports valley but i just checked youtube and it appears they played it at the tokyo dome in 1992 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbN-fQh2MSA

I would love to hear it live! it used to be my favourite track for doing cycling to :D



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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 01:04:02 PM
The Kyoto, btw, is maybe the greatest X video I've ever seen. So raw and still fresh.



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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 01:12:37 PM
yeah the Kyoto live is one of my favourites, Pata looks so awesome in it too~ there's a bootleg late 80's or early 90's one which is great too but i can't find it at the minute



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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 02:21:25 PM
I say Vanishing Love, too. I don't think they ever played it live at any Tokyo Dome gig?

I think the day before the one on "On The Verge of Destruction" DVD, they played Vanishing Love. It was 2 or 3 days at Tokyo Dome, it was the last one that ended up recorded but I think the day(s) prior to that, they did play VL.


EDIT: They did :)
They also played Phantom of Guilt this day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnnD0u8jlhk
« Last Edit: July 18, 2015, 02:23:28 PM by Hyunkel »

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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2015, 03:01:46 PM
Dahlia imo is grossly underrated. Don't really see fans talking about it fsr. Maybe because it differs so widely from X's catelog? But it's so unique and intricate and it layers and builds at the same time.... excellent song. And I agree with Kurenai_Akari, The Last Song is extremely underrated. It's breathtaking, love the guitar. I also feel like Unfinished is underrated but maybe it isn't? Because every fan I run into seems to love that song but the band never plays it so, I guess it's like a neglected favorite instead of underrated.

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Reply #9 on: July 18, 2015, 05:08:47 PM
Dont think dahlia is underrated. Did u guys see the voting for x japan fans selection album (compilation)?

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Reply #10 on: July 18, 2015, 05:27:06 PM
I forgot to mention a song that I looooooove but it's played, like, never:  PHANTOM OF GUILT!!!!!!
« Last Edit: July 19, 2015, 12:17:52 AM by OlgaX »



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Reply #11 on: July 18, 2015, 11:37:06 PM
It kinda feels like every other song that -isn't- a single is underrated in it's own way. But anyways, I think another song that's totally underrated is "Weekend".



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Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
Nice topic .. as I find most of their songs are awesome

for me ..  "Rose of Pain" is underrated cause even as a fan I knew about it much later .. I think they sang it in "X Japan with Orchestra" concert only (not sure)
also "Xclamation" a great one composed by Hide and Taiji _May their souls RIP_
in addition to; Voiceless Screaming, Longing and the Last song :')

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Reply #13 on: July 20, 2015, 01:33:16 AM
Wow, I'm surprised to see that a few people also think that "The Last Song" is underrated. To be honest, I wish that they would play it more than the two times that they did a long time ago. I'd love to experience those clashing emotions that comes with the song in a close setting.



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Reply #14 on: July 20, 2015, 12:14:23 PM
for me ..  "Rose of Pain" is underrated cause even as a fan I knew about it much later .. I think they sang it in "X Japan with Orchestra" concert only (not sure)

Actually they played Rose of Pain on the On the Verge of Destruction show but it wasn't kept for the DVD, which is really upsetting imo.
It's during this song that Toshi wears a moon necklace (which seems to just appear between 2 songs otherwise, because they cut Rose of Pain in the final DVD)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIS6H1H7QPk


I think that Scars on Melody was underrated for the band itself, I really like the deeper voice Toshi uses in the beginning of the song. I prefer this version to the Dahlia's Scars.
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Reply #15 on: July 20, 2015, 07:01:17 PM
What do you mean by "Scars on Melody"?  Is Melody a bootleg?



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Reply #16 on: July 20, 2015, 08:16:55 PM
To continue this thread I think IV is underrated. I think it's a really strong and unique song. I was listening to it on repeat this morning and just thought, "you know, nothing else sounds like this."

You can put it into the "rock" bracket of now and past the metal X Japan used to make but what other song specifically sounds like IV? From what group? From where, from when? Unpopular opinion too, but I don't think Jade or BTBF are anything like IV or one another either.

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Reply #17 on: July 20, 2015, 10:47:58 PM
What do you mean by "Scars on Melody"?  Is Melody a bootleg?

Not a bootleg but like Longing, there're two versions of this song. The title is literally "Scars on Melody".
The 2 lives from 1994 (30 & 31 December 1994 at Tokyo Dome, Aoi Yoru & Shiroi Yoru) feature both Scars on Melody and Longing (the other version). And I'm not sure but I think the Dahlia from these show is a different version as well.

Scars on Melody > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kHS_IcXBcE
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 11:07:36 PM by Hyunkel »

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Reply #18 on: July 21, 2015, 12:31:10 AM
Alrighty, thanks!  :)



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Reply #19 on: October 29, 2016, 05:23:50 PM
I guess Xclamation is very underrated. But I like it a lot.

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Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 01:38:08 PM
I think I agree with most songs mentioned here... Unfinished, Voiceless Screaming, Dahlia, Rose of Pain. All such beautiful songs

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Reply #21 on: October 31, 2016, 08:41:55 PM
My all time favourite are unfinished and Rose of Pain.



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Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 09:15:45 PM
Agree,

Rose of Pain, but also Kurenai.

And I really want to hear feel me tonight as a studio version.
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Reply #23 on: November 01, 2016, 12:06:01 AM
I love Alive  :)



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Reply #24 on: November 01, 2016, 12:21:02 AM
I love Alive  :)

"Blue Blood" for me, but damn, do I love "Alive" as well!

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Reply #25 on: November 01, 2016, 06:01:31 PM
I love Alive  :)

"Blue Blood" for me, but damn, do I love "Alive" as well!
Good that you mention it! I keep forgetting about Blue Blood, but the song is so good. And I love Alive as well.

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