A Guest Posting by Chat DGP
David Glickman writes………………………………
I’d been wanting to write an ICA on The Joy Formidable since I saw them play live last fall. While I did pick out the ten songs I wanted to showcase, I haven’t been able to find the time to put pen to paper (or perhaps, pixels to screen). Rather than let another project die on the vine, I decided to try leveraging the newest and scariest writing tool available to the public. What follows is ChatGPT’s response to the prompt:
“Write an article about the ten best songs by The Joy Formidable in the style of an imaginary compilation album from The (new) Vinyl Villain blog”
It’s not what I would have written, of course, and it lacks the engaging storytelling of a typical ICA from JC, SWC and others. That being said, it took only seconds to create and includes about half of the songs that would have been in my version. For the record, I would have found room for “Austere”, “The Leopard and the Lung”, “Liana”, “Absence” and “Out of the Blue” in place of “This Ladder Is Ours”, “Cholla”, “Little Blimp”, “Passerby” and “The Last Thing On My Mind”.
How soon before blog writing is no longer a human endeavor? (Discuss)
A GUEST POSTING by ChatGPT
Welcome to The Vinyl Villain, where we celebrate the timeless art of vinyl records. In this edition, we’re excited to present “The Joy Formidable: 10 Best Songs” – an imaginary compilation album that highlights the best of this Welsh rock band’s impressive catalog. With their unique blend of dreamy soundscapes, powerful vocals, and heavy rock riffs, The Joy Formidable has captured the hearts of fans around the world. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the ten best songs by The Joy Formidable.
We kick off our compilation with “Whirring,” the lead single from the band’s 2011 debut album, “The Big Roar.” With its explosive guitar riffs, driving drums, and soaring vocals, “Whirring” perfectly captures the band’s signature sound. This anthemic track builds to an epic climax that showcases the band’s talent for creating dynamic, high-energy rock songs.
Next up is “This Ladder Is Ours,” a standout track from the band’s 2013 album, “Wolf’s Law.” This track features a powerful bassline, propulsive drumming, and ethereal, dreamy melodies that blend seamlessly with the band’s hard-hitting rock sound. The chorus is a soaring, anthemic masterpiece that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
3. “The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade”
From their debut album, “The Big Roar,” comes “The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade.” This track is a perfect showcase of the band’s ability to create intricate, multi-layered soundscapes. With haunting vocals and intricate guitar work, this track is a standout from the band’s early years.
“Cholla” is a high-energy rock anthem taken from their 2013 album, “Wolf’s Law.” With its driving drums and heavy guitar riffs, this track perfectly showcases the band’s ability to create infectious, catchy hooks. The chorus is an explosive explosion of energy that will leave you wanting more.
One of the band’s most popular tracks, “A Heavy Abacus,” is a standout from their debut album, “The Big Roar.” With propulsive drumming and churning guitar riffs, this track is a perfect example of The Joy Formidable’s talent for creating massive, stadium-ready rock tracks. The chorus is unforgettable and will have you singing along in no time.
“Little Blimp” is another highlight from “The Big Roar.” This propulsive, high-energy track perfectly showcases the band’s unique blend of heavy rock and dreamy, atmospheric soundscapes. The song builds to a soaring chorus, making it a standout track in the band’s catalog.
Taken from their 2016 album, “Hitch,” “Passerby” is a haunting, ethereal track that showcases the band’s softer side. With delicate, finger-picked guitar and ethereal vocals, this song is a stunning showcase of the band’s ability to create intimate, emotional ballads.
“Cradle” is a powerful, atmospheric rock track that perfectly showcases the band’s ability to create epic, cinematic soundscapes. This track, taken from “The Big Roar,” features sweeping guitars and soaring vocals, making it a standout in the band’s catalog.
“Silent Treatment,” taken from their 2013 album “Wolf’s Law,” is a moody, brooding track that showcases the band’s ability to create dark, introspective rock songs. With eerie, haunting guitar work and atmospheric soundscapes, this song is a standout in the band’s catalog.
10. “The Last Thing On My Mind”
Rounding out our compilation is “The Last Thing On My Mind,” a standout track from The Joy Formidable’s 2011 album, “The Big Roar.” This track features driving drums and explosive guitar riffs, as well as powerful vocals from lead singer Ritzy Bryan. The song’s infectious chorus is sure to get stuck in your head, with its catchy melody and soaring harmonies. “The Last Thing On My Mind” is a perfect example of the band’s ability to create high-energy rock tracks that are both musically complex and incredibly catchy. With its memorable hooks and powerful performance, this track is a perfect way to end our compilation of the ten best songs by The Joy Formidable.
I’m not the sort who keeps up with these things and until David’s e-mail dropped in, I’d never heard of Chat DGP. I find it quite bemusing. It’s surely not the future…….is it?