Speculation: Of Monsters and Men brings variety to Rocksmith

Hello Rocksmith fans!

April showers bring May flowers and you know, also new Rocksmith 2014 DLC!

Let’s take a look at @DanAmrich’s clue for this week.

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Wow, that was fast and of course Dan confirmed it a few posts later.

Now — this is part of a 4-song variety pack. It’s actually called Variety Song Pack I. And while we use that term a lot, because our library has a very wide range of styles and artists, this is the most concentrated pack of WTF I’ve seen in a while. These four songs are as different from each other as they can be. So if you are excited for “Little Talks,” great — just know that the other three songs do not sound anything like it, and take that as a good thing or a bad thing as your personal tastes suggest.

Another artist will be teased Monday, and Tuesday will have the full reveal as usual.

No point of speculating on our behalf of what else is coming next week, you’ll just have to wait till Monday like everyone else. Also we aren’t exactly sure if this week corresponds with “A cold one” or not…


 

Is this pack off to a solid start with @monstersandmen or is this one Icelandic act you’d rather not hear about? Let us know

 

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Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

Never heard of them.

Maxime
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Maxime

Before you had to get to show to discover new band or by friend that taped thèm , and sry for grammar i do some mistake And phone doesnt Help too , today band are only a one man of girl band , too much effect , lyrics that mean shitty thing of way of doing thing ( value ) not All band of todAy is like that by from what i Heard 80-90% is that maybe not in some not ‘Europe where denmark deustchh finland uk other country up in Europe some in japAn too just the lyrics i dont undert’stand by musically it interest me . For me marketing is one thing that Help to ruins the world making see or believe t…. Why am i trying to explain m’y pov when you think im trying to change every one idéa or maybe you love Stuff so much that you take it personnally and the only vérity are in your comment il’ stop arguing , i d say i hâte most today band for alot of reason not bécause they didnt long haïr , because live made me learn to Shape m’y taste with what ive learn or Ear and felt ( the day présent music wont sel’ nothing some thing new Will come up and alot of people will try to sound like them and we ll have a thousand of bad copy if we could Share a list of what we listen lol i think we ll see maybe whos close minded

Kramer
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Kramer

I’m hoping the WTF factors are the music videos. This may be the best chance to finally get some Manson or Slipknot

Musicaddict
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Musicaddict

I’m tired of people saying that there is no good music in the past ten years. Have you tried looking, or just lazily turn on the radio, and instantly judge everything. So cynical, and close minded. You have to actually look for the good stuff, and there is amazing music out there. A lot of great progessive bands, and metal bands. Glad to see people mention Opeth. How about some instrumental prog? Scale the Summit, I built the sky, just to name a couple. Never seen anyone list Seemless. They’re a great heavy blues band, and would be perfect for rocksmith. A good song by them is “War and Peace”. One of my most desired bands. some complain about all the mainstream music, but from what I’ve read the past several months that’s all you talk about, and request. You’re music is more mainstream than you think. Open your musical library, and give something else a chance. Sorry had to vent

Maxime ( RWR_68 )
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Maxime ( RWR_68 )

Not only do i listen radio , youtube or take show list and see what they sound like you dont know me i dont know you we dont know each choices in life that makes us the person we are there band that sound the same in what i listen but melodically its more advanced and sound different instead of todays band that dont want to sound like this and try that mixolydian scales with three inversion and finish à diminished 13th à the end just to be special or different ( sounds like shit ) or trying new concept or creating à new style or one that hasnt been played from eon. For sure im not open minded you know me alot when igive my opinion i says that band is shit not that the person is à scatologic narrow minded selfish person ( sry love amplification ) . 7-8 string guitar is à good thing but does all band with 7-8 string do good music for me not all , opeth Has good moment but after seeing them live almost fell asleep maybe they didnt played with enough emotion maybe they doesnt care about emotion maybe it was à bad day i dont know but what i heard those 2 show they were in plus those 3 album on my brother PC maybe 1 song i can listen till the end , some good acoustic in it but the song turns bizarre all the time theyre not bad muscician but play à style that i dont understand for me theres something missing . I do listen to band that sound the same because i like the energy it give , the lyrics , the emotion i felt while listening and if those 3 criteria are in a song… Read more »

Musicaddict
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I know you’re not open minded when you judge all modern music as the same. You haven’t listened to everything. My comment wasn’t specificly aimed at you, just at all the complainers over the past year. I can’t respond to everything you wrote, a bit hard to understand with the grammar. Not all lyrics are selfish. There is a lot of empowering stuff out there. Music today is better in some ways, because we’re not stuck listening to what is on the radio, or television. We have more freedom, and choice than ever. It doesn’t bother me that you don’t like a band, or say that it’s”shit”. There are plenty of bands i don’t like. I just don’t understand how you can say all modern music is terrible. There is good, and bad music from every decade. Never called you selfish, or judged. I asked the question have you tried looking for modern music, or just judge everything off of what is popular? Yes it is cynical, and closed minded to say all modern music is horrible. That’s just an observation. Never attacked you personally.

Musicaddict
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Musicaddict

My original comment was not aimed at you. I don’t see a comment where you say all modern music is horrible.

Kramer
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Kramer

I love turtle

Maxime
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Maxime

I dont find it hard that is Hardly listenable. Guitar is way meaner in Céline Dion song , theres nothing to play in that song a 15-20 second track on repeat . Flogging Molly are divinity compare to thèm , sigh hope to get song from 77 -- 89 best Era for métal hard rock éven pop was listenable and 1000 Times better than any song coming from the last t’en years , simplicity is winning , not All song that are hard are good to but pourcentage is way higher . Hope for guitar track each 3 month i can say id buy 1-2 pack plus 2 to 5 song nor is track like this where you dont learn anything bécause guitar isnt centered or éven the 2-3 instrument in importance , i cant stand choice like this . It almost Says we just want money over poor one that doesnt Put enough effort to learn hard one , maybe is not what they want being good enough , im afraid that m’y conclusion is this game can Help you to learn how to play but for begginner when you reach level 4-5 on 10 is over you wont learn anything else and that level you earn it playing through a variéty of song . Wish there was no n’es music after 2005-2006 it wouldnt get me sad each Time i hear a new one , but… That s m’y opinion if you lové that millenium music go ahead ill leave it All to those who love that

Kekland
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Kekland

goddamnit ubi save up some money and bring some metallica, opeth and pink floyd. add some all-stars to the game.

Chris
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Chris

Interesting. Icelandic music is great, I guess they have little else to do. I will probably get this pack or at least the track.

My sole and only criticism of the mixed packs is the game doesn’t have a way of easily sorting to find the new tracks.

oh and WE WANT ROYAL BLOOD.

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

I’ve found that if you have played all your songs at least once through “learn a song” then if you sort by “recommended” anything new you buy should show up at the top of the list. 🙂

firekorn
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firekorn

Recommended sorting will always list the DLC you just bought in first place 😉

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

I though so too until I bought a second console and started playing on it. I downloaded my old dlc but didn’t replay them all and now each week when I buy new songs they do not always appear at the top of the recommended list. Other older songs that are easy and show 0% mastery show up on top instead and I have to search by artist/title to find the new stuff.

ScottyRiffRaff
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ScottyRiffRaff

I’m still enjoying Crobot and Rise Against. Both solid packs.

smurfingit
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smurfingit

“I find it hard to believe anyone can avoid this song”
pretty much sums up the problem for me…but hey…till next april for some more metal amiright?
you all enjoy it…i just put my guitar away again…crobot was nice though

edit: meant to be a reply to elliot far down there but ugh…whatever

PJ-10
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I just may snap.. Ubisoft has made Rocksmith into the garbage heap of shit that other game won’t put on their set lists.. At least I’m saving money for the past 5 months,because none of the stuff put out this year has been good at all!

pln9fos
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pln9fos

I’m sure that none of us would protest were you to simply treat the upcoming week’s release as if it had been a Coldplay pack instead.

Dan Amrich
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Dan Amrich

What if you snapped and nobody noticed?

Maxime ( RWR_68 )
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Maxime ( RWR_68 )

What was the setlist of those game before and after they crashed ?? ( haha ) and they tried to savetheir gamewith some new song or fresh band while the pack that sells the most are band older than 20 years sometimes 40 or 50! I didnt want to say thing in a mean way , i have the right to give an opinion . Like you or anyone else , maybe sometimes i take it personnal because music and hockey are 2 things in life that i love the most , more than 10 nude top model of playboy !

Dangermouse
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Dangermouse

I’m worried this pack may push pj 10 over the edge he may go on the rampage possibly wipe out an entire city

Chris
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Chris

We need more concentrated wtf I saw those guys on tour and they rock

Jeam95
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Jeam95

No this week 🙁 😡

Dan Amrich
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Dan Amrich

So you’re calling your shots here — the other three, completely unknown tracks are of no interest?

Okay. Thanks for keeping 1/4 of an open mind. 🙂

Stevel Kinevel
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Stevel Kinevel

My mother… rest in peace… always said…
If you don’t have anything nice to say…

Stevel Kinevel
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Stevel Kinevel

Keith Whitley… When You Say Nothing At All…
please…
and fuck Facebook…

PrinceDaniel07
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PrinceDaniel07

A WTF pack huh? I would love to imagine them putting in Strapping Young Lad. Seems like a band that is completely opposite to Little Talks.

CAVagrant
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CAVagrant

killer guitar solo

Pieter
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Pieter

Wow! Love that band. Hope more songs of them! Dirty paws is great fingerpicking . If you dont like them check your ears; dont think youre suitabale as musician HaHa

BlueCollarNINJA
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BlueCollarNINJA

Love that song but not in a guitar game unless they chart the trumpet. You have to throw some B-52’s in a WTF pack..Rock Lobster!!

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

Love shack!

Dan Amrich
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Dan Amrich

The trumpet is charted. (Generally, if it’s what you hum when you think of the song, it’s charted.)

Berad88
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Berad88

I absolutely can not stand that Little Talks song so much I might have to mute the live stream and just read the chat text.

Kramer
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Kramer

I like the variety packs, good chance to get at least one buy. This song is popular, though it doesn’t scream guitar to me.

Casey Blandford
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Casey Blandford

So let’s see, if the genres are as far apart as possible, and we’ve started with folk/indie rock, maybes next we’ll go to zeuhl, them how about some rap, and then throw in some Latin soap opera ballads. That’s some pretty good variety I think.

I am seriously looking forward to whatever else is in this pack. For the 2 people on this site who haven’t heard Of Monsters and Men, there are 138 million other people who have watched the video for “Little Talks” so you definitely can’t say that this song isn’t a huge hit.

Dee
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Dee

Ugh.bad radio pop. 👿
It just gets worse and worse..
Here’s hoping the other 3 are good but with the track record lately I doubt it.
I haven’t bought anything since 38 Special.

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

That .38 special pack was great. I liked the collective soul pack a lot too though.

Dan Amrich
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Dan Amrich

So you like things more in the classic rock vein? Okay, see you Tuesday. 🙂

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

Thank you!!!!!!! 😀

connor
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connor

hooray, more shitty pop music that contains a guitar somewhere

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

Hmmmm….. Hope this doesn’t turn into “non-hit singles pack I”.