Which song do you hate the most? - Air your anger.

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Any pop song on the radio, or any song that is claimed as a "MASSIVE CHOON" only for it to be played non-stop on the radio for weeks, then never heard of again. An example would be Demi Lefattos song about working or fucking or whatever the fuck she is on about.

Chuck in there popular/song-of-the-day cult songs. Not sure how to catagorise them. Basically any song that is talked about as the second coming of the beetles, people (marketing) fawns over it like it is amazing, only for it to be instantly forgettable when the next 'fad' song comes along. Rage against the machine and their shitty christmas number 1 attempt is an example.

Bonus : St Anger. Da fuq were you thinking?

Edit: Any metal that is loud noises and screaming for no reason other than ARGHH METAL!!! Pantera did it right, anger and screamy to match the anger of the music. Noise for the sake of noise because it's noise n shit comes second only to the fans of it. Here's an example:

 

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It's a stupid song, sure, but it's at least harmless stupidity. The existence of pornographic garbage like WAP and Anaconda actively makes society worse.

Also, Dragostea din tei unironically slaps and I'm frankly appalled you included it in a list of bad songs
I agree about the WAP shit. That's why it's on my list first. But, that hamster song. It was constant and it drove me nuts.
 

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Schmaltzy songs that sound really creepy if you listen to the lyrics. I'd take Blurred Lines any day over something like Butterfly Kisses or Living Doll. Everyone's granny seems to love them for some reason.
Are you saying you'd take Blurred Lines over a gentle old classic that might have lyrics like 'you're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine'? 😄

Edit: Any metal that is loud noises and screaming for no reason other than ARGHH METAL!!! Pantera did it right, anger and screamy to match the anger of the music. Noise for the sake of noise because it's noise n shit comes second only to the fans of it. Here's an example:

I'm a fan of extreme metal but I've always found Converge HIGHLY overrated. They have one or two interesting songs and I suppose fans would argue that there's a lot of emotion behind the noise but for the most part they just sound like a barrel of cats being kicked down a fire escape.

Back on the topic of songs we hate, here's another of mine. Musically it's not too bad but fuck those incoherent and stroked-out vocals from here to eternity. I don't think it's in the thread just yet but if it is, it bears repeating!

 

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Apparently it took eight people to write that Swagger Jagger song in the OP. Presumably not counting whoever wrote Clementine that it rips off.

I just remembered another one I can't stand: Sweet Child O' Mine. It's Guns 'n' Roses's worst song, for a start, but mainly it's because when I was at university there was this irritating lad in my dorm who'd play the opening to it on his acoustic guitar AND NOTHING ELSE every time he heard someone coming down the corridor, because he thought it'd help him pick up chicks.
It didn't.
 

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Edit: Any metal that is loud noises and screaming for no reason other than ARGHH METAL!!! Pantera did it right, anger and screamy to match the anger of the music. Noise for the sake of noise because it's noise n shit comes second only to the fans of it. Here's an example:

Technically, Converge was considered Hardcore, not Metal. Hardcore kids and metal kids didn't really like each other in the 00s, and what you're saying here was one of the reasons - hardcore kids thought metal was faggy artsy pop music, and metal kids thought hardcore was faggy tryhard scream noises.

Slight powerlevel: I was at that very show, and I'm pretty sure I saw that set too. NEMHF was one of the few venues you could go to and find neutral ground between the metal and hXc scenes. The bands tended to get segregated by stage, but people were polite to each other, and there was usually a solid core of headliner bands that could bring fans of both genres together (essentially KILLSWITCH and whomever Killswitch wanted to drag along with them that year)

In hardcore's defense, it really is a lot of fun if you're at a show. Listening to hardcore on it's own, simply for the sake of listening, is as productive as beating your head against a sheetrock wall. But a live venue, with loads of noise, and several hundred drunk Massholes doing kung fu moves, is definitely memorable. I would 100% take Pantera over Converge for pure listening enjoyment, and I'd also 100% take seeing Pantera live over seeing Converge live too, but still - the point of hardcore is, it's less about the music, and more about the experience.
 

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I didn't know the noise broke down in to sub catagories of noise. I just posted that clip because I used to laugh at it as a kid. See also Berzerker - No one wins, Job for a cowboy - Knee Deep and All that Remains - This Calling. Good to laugh at, terrible songs.

TBF few bands nail metal. For me Opeth, Pantera and Children of Bodom nail it for different reasons. To a lesser extend dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God did pretty well.
 

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I didn't know the noise broke down in to sub catagories of noise. I just posted that clip because I used to laugh at it as a kid. See also Berzerker - No one wins, Job for a cowboy - Knee Deep and All that Remains - This Calling. Good to laugh at, terrible songs.

TBF few bands nail metal. For me Opeth, Pantera and Children of Bodom nail it for different reasons. To a lesser extend dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God did pretty well.
Oh yeah, lol, it breaks down into like a thousand fucking subgenres. I stopped caring about the subgenres around the time I shipped off, but I imagine there's several thousand more nowadays, too.

Metal and hardcore was probably the biggest break in genres - that was the top level split, unless you count the split between "underground" metal/hardcore and "radio rock", or metal/hardcore and emo. But then you had, like, death metal, and black metal, and power metal, and further sub-subgenre splits such as the infighting between third wave versus second wave black metal, and people who were really into Finnish melodic death metal versus people who preferred Gothenberg melodic death metal, etc etc etc.

Opeth, CoB, and Pantera were three of my peer groups' favorite bands, so you would have fit right in with the melodic/prog metal scene. Also, believe it or not, Opeth, CoB, Dimmu, and Lamb of God played at NEMHF, too. CoB wasn't there with Converge in 2003, but Opeth and Lamb of God were!

So you basically went from this


to this


in the same afternoon.

Good times, man, good times.

tl;dr you're totally right about hardcore, and it's a dynamic that's been argued about for decades. To the point where "metal fans" have historically felt the need to self-segregate, even amongst their own communities.
 

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Oh yeah, lol, it breaks down into like a thousand fucking subgenres. I stopped caring about the subgenres around the time I shipped off, but I imagine there's several thousand more nowadays, too.

Metal and hardcore was probably the biggest break in genres - that was the top level split, unless you count the split between "underground" metal/hardcore and "radio rock", or metal/hardcore and emo. But then you had, like, death metal, and black metal, and power metal, and further sub-subgenre splits such as the infighting between third wave versus second wave black metal, and people who were really into Finnish melodic death metal versus people who preferred Gothenberg melodic death metal, etc etc etc.

Opeth, CoB, and Pantera were three of my peer groups' favorite bands, so you would have fit right in with the melodic/prog metal scene. Also, believe it or not, Opeth, CoB, Dimmu, and Lamb of God played at NEMHF, too. CoB wasn't there with Converge in 2003, but Opeth and Lamb of God were!

So you basically went from this


to this


in the same afternoon.

Good times, man, good times.

tl;dr you're totally right about hardcore, and it's a dynamic that's been argued about for decades. To the point where "metal fans" have historically felt the need to self-segregate, even amongst their own communities.
Damn man, sounds like one hell of a festival. Colour me all shades of green with jealousy.

Opeth are my favourite band, bar none and second place isn't close. Not only do they do immense songs that change on a tuppence, and that roaring goes to ballads, but their live shows are the most note-perfect, tight, brutal sets I've ever seen. I saw them in Manchester, UK supporting Dream Theatre, which was a wierd mix, and in Leeds, UK when it was just them, in a room with about 100 people. It was fucking amazing.

Opeth are one of the reasons I don't follow the labels and sub genres, because how the hell do you define Opeth? Prog Metal for Black rose Immortal, Death metal for Deliverence, Rock for Spring MCMLXXIV, Instrumental for Persephone...I love em.

If you have any suggestions for similar bands like Opeth, send em away.


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I immensly dislike all of the songs on the St Anger album, save for Frantic, which is a mediocre, but wouldn't be out of place on Load or Reload.
 

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How dare you. :'(
Sorry James. The experiment failed with St Anger. You haven't dealt with Cliff yet, and likely never will while sorrounding yourself with people who don't understand. 🤷‍♂️

Stop trying to relive the heavy years and just accept your ballad future. Fade to Black, Sanitarium, Nothing Else Matters and the Unforgivens are top notch songs. Dirty Window and the rest of the tracks I can't remember are fucking terrible.

Death Magnetic was a good album, Hardwired to Destruction is St Anger: revisited, save for Halo on Fire and the cover of Blind Man Cries.

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Any band that covers Remember Tomorrow. Iron maiden nailed it, leave it be and cover one of the other songs on that album. Phantom Of the Opera and Strange World are fucking amazing songs waiting to be covered. My kingdom for a Metallica or Opeth cover of Strange World, all of my horses for a Megadeth cover of Phantom of the Opera
 

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This song

It's not because I think it's bad or anything like that. At college, one of my dorm mates liked to leave his door open with a mix CD playing with what sounded like Otherside on it multiple times, or else his shuffle really liked it. Just all the time. We did accidentally lock him out of his room once, because the door shut after we mostly shut it and he was too cool to actually go and get his key for the room, relying on his roommate to be there to open it.

Criminal Justice studying try-hard manlet who amusingly broke his leg playing intermural flag football and then decided to get in a fight with his girlfriend who was his main means of transportation while he had his cast on. Watching him hobbling around campus on crutches filled me with a level of satisfaction and amusement that probably counts as a mortal sin.
 

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Sorry James. The experiment failed with St Anger. You haven't dealt with Cliff yet, and likely never will while sorrounding yourself with people who don't understand. 🤷‍♂️

Stop trying to relive the heavy years and just accept your ballad future. Fade to Black, Sanitarium, Nothing Else Matters and the Unforgivens are top notch songs. Dirty Window and the rest of the tracks I can't remember are fucking terrible.

Death Magnetic was a good album, Hardwired to Destruction is St Anger: revisited, save for Halo on Fire and the cover of Blind Man Cries.

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Any band that covers Remember Tomorrow. Iron maiden nailed it, leave it be and cover one of the other songs on that album. Phantom Of the Opera and Strange World are fucking amazing songs waiting to be covered. My kingdom for a Metallica or Opeth cover of Strange World, all of my horses for a Megadeth cover of Phantom of the Opera
Dirty Window and Invisible Kid are fucking BASED SONGS. How fucking DARE YOU. You have no taste. "St. Anger" is genius purely in the fact that it's "trash". It almost broke them up yet it still wasn't enough to bring the final blows in. The fact that you think "Death Magnetic" was a better album is more than enough to tell me you have shit taste friend. What's next, "Lulu" was better than "St. Anger" too?

I do agree on the Cliff bit though. I mean for fucks sake "And Justice For All"'s bass tracks were completely botched because the OG members still couldn't get over Cliff (RIP).

Thread tax: I fucking hate anything done by Avenged Sevenfold, Pierce the Veil, or anything else similar to those bands in particular.
Song? Katy Perry's "Firework" and "Roar", hands fucking down. Both are equally hateable.
 

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Damn man, sounds like one hell of a festival. Colour me all shades of green with jealousy.

Opeth are my favourite band, bar none and second place isn't close. Not only do they do immense songs that change on a tuppence, and that roaring goes to ballads, but their live shows are the most note-perfect, tight, brutal sets I've ever seen. I saw them in Manchester, UK supporting Dream Theatre, which was a wierd mix, and in Leeds, UK when it was just them, in a room with about 100 people. It was fucking amazing.

Opeth are one of the reasons I don't follow the labels and sub genres, because how the hell do you define Opeth? Prog Metal for Black rose Immortal, Death metal for Deliverence, Rock for Spring MCMLXXIV, Instrumental for Persephone...I love em.

If you have any suggestions for similar bands like Opeth, send em away.


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I immensly dislike all of the songs on the St Anger album, save for Frantic, which is a mediocre, but wouldn't be out of place on Load or Reload.
If you like Opeth you might like Mastodon, Gojira, Obscura, Ihsahn's solo albums or Devin Townsend's various bands.
 

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Dirty Window and Invisible Kid are fucking BASED SONGS. How fucking DARE YOU. You have no taste. "St. Anger" is genius purely in the fact that it's "trash". It almost broke them up yet it still wasn't enough to bring the final blows in. The fact that you think "Death Magnetic" was a better album is more than enough to tell me you have shit taste friend. What's next, "Lulu" was better than "St. Anger" too?
LULU?!? more like LOL LoL, piece of shit album that i don't acknowledge as Metallica songs. Death Magnetic had some quality songs on it. Day that never comes was very Fade to black. Unforgiven 3 was a quality take on the unforgiven songs.

St Anger is hands down the biggest piece of shit album i've ever had the displeasure of not only listening to, but getting genuinely excited for. I listened to the whole thing start to finish and was so angry when it ended that i snapped the CD in half and binned it. I had waited decades for that bob-rock inspired piece of shit. No solos? Da fuq. Kirk might as well not bothered turning up. The pots and pans sound of Lars' drums made it sound like he was playing on a kids drum set or shooting up the kitchen with a machine gun. The vocals were lazy and uninspired and the 'coach' they hired was a complete dick head. The whole thing was exceptional. You don't wein a metal band off of drugs and alcohol before making their big come back. They've never recovered since.

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Song? Katy Perry's "Firework" and "Roar", hands fucking down. Both are equally hateable.
Thread tax. All of this I agree with. These bands and songs are so shite, they need hating on twice.
 

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LULU?!? more like LOL LoL, piece of shit album that i don't acknowledge as Metallica songs. Death Magnetic had some quality songs on it. Day that never comes was very Fade to black. Unforgiven 3 was a quality take on the unforgiven songs.

St Anger is hands down the biggest piece of shit album i've ever had the displeasure of not only listening to, but getting genuinely excited for. I listened to the whole thing start to finish and was so angry when it ended that i snapped the CD in half and binned it. I had waited decades for that bob-rock inspired piece of shit. No solos? Da fuq. Kirk might as well not bothered turning up. The pots and pans sound of Lars' drums made it sound like he was playing on a kids drum set or shooting up the kitchen with a machine gun. The vocals were lazy and uninspired and the 'coach' they hired was a complete dick head. The whole thing was exceptional. You don't wein a metal band off of drugs and alcohol before making their big come back. They've never recovered since.


Thread tax. All of this I agree with. These bands and songs are so shite, they need hating on twice.
BRB getting out my Guitar/Bass "St. Anger" music book and going to learn riffs from my faves. Your loss brotha, this album got me through tough times the moment it debuted and I was still a grade schooler then. The breakdown in "Invisible Kid" still hits as hard as I first heard it.

"OOOOooooOOOOooo~
What a good boy you are~
Out of the way and you're kept to yourself..."

~~OOOooooOOOOOOooo~~ I fucking love those "ooo"'s man.
 

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BRB getting out my Guitar/Bass "St. Anger" music book and going to learn riffs from my faves. Your loss brotha, this album got me through tough times the moment it debuted and I was still a grade schooler then. The breakdown in "Invisible Kid" still hits as hard as I first heard it.

"OOOOooooOOOOooo~
What a good boy you are~
Out of the way and you're kept to yourself..."

~~OOOooooOOOOOOooo~~ I fucking love those "ooo"'s man.
I was in high school when it dropped. Metallica got me through some strange times, mainly the Cunning stunts double of Fade to black (have i mentioned that song yet?) and So What, but St Anger aint it.

If you like the 000000s, you;re in luck, because the bass riff for the whole fucking album is 000000000000 on a five string bass!!! Even Jdog didn't stoop to such levels afaik. I give Big Rob a pass for his 5 string usage because he played Anaethesia live in front of Ray Burton, and did a spectacular job.

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I was in high school when it dropped. Metallica got me through some strange times, mainly the Cunning stunts double of Fade to black (have i mentioned that song yet?) and So What, but St Anger aint it.

If you like the 000000s, you;re in luck, because the bass riff for the whole fucking album is 000000000000 on a five string bass!!! Even Jdog didn't stoop to such levels afaik. I give Big Rob a pass for his 5 string usage because he played Anaethesia live in front of Ray Burton, and did a spectacular job.

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My chemical romance is for faggots. That one song about some faggoty parade is the root cause of all trannies.
At this point you're just being an exceptional nigger because no, the entire album isn't played only on an open D string lmao. Do I need to post the sheet/tabs for you? :story:
 

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Damn man, sounds like one hell of a festival. Colour me all shades of green with jealousy.

Opeth are my favourite band, bar none and second place isn't close. Not only do they do immense songs that change on a tuppence, and that roaring goes to ballads, but their live shows are the most note-perfect, tight, brutal sets I've ever seen. I saw them in Manchester, UK supporting Dream Theatre, which was a wierd mix, and in Leeds, UK when it was just them, in a room with about 100 people. It was fucking amazing.

Opeth are one of the reasons I don't follow the labels and sub genres, because how the hell do you define Opeth? Prog Metal for Black rose Immortal, Death metal for Deliverence, Rock for Spring MCMLXXIV, Instrumental for Persephone...I love em.

If you have any suggestions for similar bands like Opeth, send em away.


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I immensly dislike all of the songs on the St Anger album, save for Frantic, which is a mediocre, but wouldn't be out of place on Load or Reload.
Oh man, yeah. I was actually gonna sperg about how seeing Opeth at NEMHF was actually one of the reasons I stopped caring about genres, and just metal in general, but in the end I reigned it in.
It's not that I didn't like music anymore, but once you've been to an Opeth show, and you've really understood what Opeth is - I mean, really UNDERSTOOD Opeth, had it click and everthing - it's just super fucking hard to get into anything "metal" after that. They do heavy, they do soft, they do smart and progressive, they do catchy and fun; no matter what metal band you're listening to, it's like Opeth already did it as good, or possibly better, then the poor fuckers you're currently listening to.

I saw saw like a, god, might have been three hours, might have have been thirty hour set of theirs live, and to this day I dunno what the fuck was going on. I distinctly remember having this weird, I guess you could call it an out-of-body experience? I was sitting on a divider, between the bar and the pit area. Just sitting, listening, my mind a million fucking miles above the stage. Then, about halfway through, some guy in front of me gets up, turns around, and looks me dead in the face. He smiles like some wizzened old hippe-wizard, puts his arm on my shoulder, and says "enjoy the trip, man." Like I was baked out of my mind or something! But I wasn't. I was literally high on Opeth.

Dunno how the fuck that happened, but after that, I was like, I'm good. I don't need to be angry anymore. And while I didn't stop listening to metal entirely, Opeth kinda killed the urge, y'know?

Anyways, there's a whole load of Opeth-like bands, so many this would turn this thread into a spergfest; you probably know their producer, Steve Wilson, and all the projects he's connected with, but if not then check him out! And, of course, all the genre bands you probably know about already if you listen to CoB - stuff like Nightwish, In Flames, Dissection, etc.

But now that I'm a boomer, my favorite metal band/guy is probably Devin Townsend. He's different from Opeth - sillier, less of a hippie - but he's got that insane range of interests and Feels that makes people gravitate towards Opeth. I didn't like his stuff that much when I was in junior high and highschool (Strapping Young Lad, which was his extreme deathmetal project, and his work with Steve Vai, which was too 80s for me) but nowadays Devy's my top chillout band.

Been a HUGE help through quarantine, too.



the chords and harmonies in this one are very Opeth, IMO.

showcases a wide cross-section of what he does:

some classic METAL:

and he even did this, if you're into Rammstein:
 

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At this point you're just being an exceptional nigger because no, the entire album isn't played only on an open D string lmao. Do I need to post the sheet/tabs for you? :story:
It was a joke, a bit of sarcasm laughing at how terrible the basslines on that album are, and my autistic disgust that bob cock used a 5-string.

When I looked at the tabs back in the day (I play bass and have a Hard-on for cliff) I saw the baldest bass lines Metallica had written to date. Not one of them (of the unofficial ones i saw) were inspired, challenging or fun to play.

St anger bass lines are like playing guitar hero on easy; what's the point?
Oh man, yeah. I was actually gonna sperg about how seeing Opeth at NEMHF was actually one of the reasons I stopped caring about genres, and just metal in general, but in the end I reigned it in.
It's not that I didn't like music anymore, but once you've been to an Opeth show, and you've really understood what Opeth is - I mean, really UNDERSTOOD Opeth, had it click and everthing - it's just super fucking hard to get into anything "metal" after that. They do heavy, they do soft, they do smart and progressive, they do catchy and fun; no matter what metal band you're listening to, it's like Opeth already did it as good, or possibly better, then the poor fuckers you're currently listening to.

I saw saw like a, god, might have been three hours, might have have been thirty hour set of theirs live, and to this day I dunno what the fuck was going on. I distinctly remember having this weird, I guess you could call it an out-of-body experience? I was sitting on a divider, between the bar and the pit area. Just sitting, listening, my mind a million fucking miles above the stage. Then, about halfway through, some guy in front of me gets up, turns around, and looks me dead in the face. He smiles like some wizzened old hippe-wizard, puts his arm on my shoulder, and says "enjoy the trip, man." Like I was baked out of my mind or something! But I wasn't. I was literally high on Opeth.

Dunno how the fuck that happened, but after that, I was like, I'm good. I don't need to be angry anymore. And while I didn't stop listening to metal entirely, Opeth kinda killed the urge, y'know?

Anyways, there's a whole load of Opeth-like bands, so many this would turn this thread into a spergfest; you probably know their producer, Steve Wilson, and all the projects he's connected with, but if not then check him out! And, of course, all the genre bands you probably know about already if you listen to CoB - stuff like Nightwish, In Flames, Dissection, etc.

But now that I'm a boomer, my favorite metal band/guy is probably Devin Townsend. He's different from Opeth - sillier, less of a hippie - but he's got that insane range of interests and Feels that makes people gravitate towards Opeth. I didn't like his stuff that much when I was in junior high and highschool (Strapping Young Lad, which was his extreme deathmetal project, and his work with Steve Vai, which was too 80s for me) but nowadays Devy's my top chillout band.

Been a HUGE help through quarantine, too.



the chords and harmonies in this one are very Opeth, IMO.

showcases a wide cross-section of what he does:

some classic METAL:

and he even did this, if you're into Rammstein:
I smiled while reading all of that. I will check out Devin. I've heard of strapping young lad but never listened to their songs and Steve vai, while a wierd duck-lipped pouty freak, writes some amazing god-tier shit. Tender surrender blows me away. A youtube comment summed the song up as having sex with a guitar; the foreplay, the shagging, the jizzing and then the post-coital cigarette, I agree.

I do like instrumental chill stuff as well.


This is a proper chill album. Brilliantly written. No singing, all instrumental but yeah, worth a listen.

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