Talk:Hypnotize (System of a Down song)

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Hindu Modes[edit]

(V) Hindu mode? Can that be linked to source or another Wikipedia entry explaining that?' — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.136.82.37 (talk) 05:26, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Reduction[edit]

Since this article was essentially a big pile of unnecessary information and POV commentary, I've reduced it to its base components with the hope that someone will reconstruct it in a satisfactory manner. — Prizm 01:21, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

To whomever reverted this article: I have once again removed the unnecessary text. Previously, the article was little more than a grammatically incorrect, overly authoritative interpretation of the song's lyrics. Such work does not belong on Wikipedia. If, despite this fact, you choose to restore it, I will not remove it again; such behavior would constitute an edit war. Do with the article what you will. Thank you. — Prizm 21:19, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Meaning[edit]

The text about the meaning is one interpretation, and a pretty close minded one at that. System of a Down, a band who protests many things and exercises their freedom of speech, would never protest against a protest against a heavily censored Communist government. The idea that the Tiananmen Square protests were for publicity is ludicrous. Where would the publicity be? Hong Kong? Taiwan? South Korea? It's obvious they wouldn't protest for TV when they know the PRC would censor it to the ground, as they did. The song is probably more about the Chinese government reaction. Theunknown42 05:49, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I reworded that paragraph. Also, a link to another site giving that interpretation, as well as to the interviews referred to, would be useful. --Army1987 15:37, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

The 'meaning' paragraph is really hard to read and 'flip-flops'. Try to reword it again please- I am unable to as I have no idea what here is right or wrong.

The lyrics "Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square / Was fashion the reason why they were there?" may refer to the Goddess of Democracy statue that was created by art students during the Tiananmen Square protests. kingius

I've always taken this as a critcism of the airhead branch of modern youths, ie: contrasting the Tiananmen Square protestors literally dying for freedom, while over here in North America we have high-schoolers whose whole lives revolve the latest fasions and fads and fitting in, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.110.227.32 (talk) 21:10, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Possibly not neutral?[edit]

Is it just me, or does this article seem slightly biased? The Eastern instruments being described as "truly a wonder to hear", for example? 81.76.33.150 20:27, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

I have removed the sections which I believe were POV. bob rulz 01:49, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hypnotizesingle.jpg[edit]

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Music[edit]

Whoever wrote the section about what keys the song is in needs to understand the basic idea of modulation. More than one key: a song can have them! I fixed that section, and went through the song bar by bar. It is very obvious what key the song is in, not some wondrous mystery like the previous person had made it to be. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.251.70.108 (talk) 00:15, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

genre[edit]

i think it should be Progressive rock, hard rock what do you say? i mean there's nothing very metallic about this songPilmccartney (talk) 21:47, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Reception[edit]

I removed the review from Allmusic because the review is for the whole album, not just the song itself. Mes tex (talk) 15:54, 27 August 2012 (UTC)