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Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
edited April 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I've been looking to branch out my musical pallette recently but the trouble is I've only really got a few bands and one or maybe two particular styles that I really like.

So I'm hoping someon here could point out some bands that I might like based on the sort of stuff I've got at the moment. The bands/artists I've got that I really love at the moment are:

Keane (first an foremost)
Howie Day
Joshua Radin
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Jeremy Kay
Fountains of Wayne
Guided by Voices
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
Aqualung
Copeland
Queen
Survivor
Steppenwolf
Bon Jovi
The Beatles
Rolling Stones

So if anybody could recommend some new bands that are in the same style as some of those it'd be terrific and I'd be super grateful

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  • DmanDman Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Do you like any of coldplay's stuff? to me it seems kinda like keane (I like them both).

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  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2009
    I've only ever actually heard one song of Coldplay's (get the torches and pitchforks). But I like that one. I'll check out some of their other stuff

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  • DmanDman Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Stevie2Sxc wrote: »
    I've only ever actually heard one song of Coldplay's (get the torches and pitchforks). But I like that one. I'll check out some of their other stuff

    :^:

    I'll admit to listening to clocks shall we say, more than once

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDFmuOtKrBc

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  • BalgairBalgair Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, Pandora claims that the following bands are "similar artists" to Keane:
    - Coldplay
    - Death Cab For Cutie
    - Snow Patrol
    - Muse
    - The Verve

    Well, I've got nothing against any of those bands, but I will say that Pandora's idea of "similar" must be pretty broad, with the exception of Coldplay--that seems dead on, instrumentally at least. But like I said, nothing wrong with those bands--but I'll suggest a few that I'd group a little closer to Keane...sort of.
    - Thirteen Senses (Don't be thrown off by the stupid name. Rant warning:
    They unfortunately followed the traditional formula of band-name douchebaggery--"Okay, pick a number. Now pick a noun that has nothing to do with the number, or that can't naturally occur in the quantity implied by the number. Now put them together. Man, we're really clever, ironic, and mysteriously profound.
    )
    - Aqualung ( Vocally similar to Keane, but considerably mellower musically.
    - Mobile (Um...I think they're Canadian?)
    - VHS or Beta (Certainly a different sound than Keane, but they utilize some very similar atmospheric EQ. Man, I love this band.)
    - Radio 4 (Something about them just seems similar to me, I'm just not sure what. Maybe I'm crazy.)

    Hope that helps.

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  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited April 2009
    When you say Keane, are you referring to their first two albums, or their new pop one?

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    its extremely cliche but since someone else said coldplay i'll do the obligatory radiohead post.

    it can seem really eccentric and inaccessible but doesnt demand nearly as much focus to appreciate as classical/electronica/free jazz

    and their output thus far (minus the first album which was a glorified demo) is basically the closest any band today will get to being as important as The Beatles.

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  • hesthefastesthesthefastest Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Reaffirming the suggestion of Death Cab For Cutie.
    The album 'Plans' will change your life.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited April 2009
    The National
    The Twilight Sad
    Elvis Costello

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    echoing Radiohead

    specifically Paranoid Android

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  • DjinnDjinn Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Sam wrote: »
    its extremely cliche but since someone else said coldplay i'll do the obligatory radiohead post.

    it can seem really eccentric and inaccessible but doesnt demand nearly as much focus to appreciate as classical/electronica/free jazz

    and their output thus far (minus the first album which was a glorified demo) is basically the closest any band today will get to being as important as The Beatles.

    Calling bullshit on the radiohead/beatles comparison.

    The beatles redefined pop music. Radiohead influenced (but didn't define) alternative music. They have little influence on pop music, except insofar as what Coldplay picks up... but Coldplay themselves are atypical of pop music, which is largely RnB.

    I would say Timbaland is the only artist today with any claim to Beatles status.

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  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    blakfeld wrote: »
    When you say Keane, are you referring to their first two albums, or their new pop one?
    The first two. Perfecy Symnetry wasn't anywhere near as good

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    margot and the nuclear so and sos

    i can't recommend this band enough

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd6MSh9u_w&feature=related

    no video but amazing music.

    pretty much their whole album "Dust of retreat" and most of "animal/not animal" are amazing

    stars is another good band
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeIivNDtFU
    not as awesome as margot but their album "in our bedroom after the war" is pretty awesome

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  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Oh my god Margot and the Nuclear So and So's...

    ...just...awesome!

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  • Teslan26Teslan26 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p

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  • KeyScourgeKeyScourge __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p
    We're getting into the sort of stuff my dad was into back in the day

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    We are oft to blame in this, -
    'Tis too much proved - that with devotion's visage
    And pious action we do sugar o'er
    The devil himself.
  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    KeyScourge wrote: »
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p
    We're getting into the sort of stuff my dad was into back in the day
    Haha. Mine too

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  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Stevie2Sxc wrote: »
    blakfeld wrote: »
    When you say Keane, are you referring to their first two albums, or their new pop one?
    The first two. Perfecy Symnetry wasn't anywhere near as good

    I dug it considerably, but it was definitely out of left field.

    Either way, given that I would recommend:

    Aqualung
    Ben Folds Five
    Backfield (I was pissed when I found them, years after I came up with the name)
    Bon Iver
    Cat Power
    Chase Pagan
    Copeland - if you only go find one of these bands, make it this one, I think you'll dig it.
    The Gaslight Anthem
    Secret Machines
    Pedro the Lion
    Sufjan Stevens

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  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    I've already started forming a deep love of Aqualung. And I've got 2 weeks with sod all to do now so I'll be checking out a lot of these bands. I appreciate the recommendations guys, really. You're all awesome

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  • MishraMishra Registered User
    edited April 2009
    KeyScourge wrote: »
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p
    We're getting into the sort of stuff my dad was into back in the day

    Let's not forget the branch off from Procle Harum, Robin Trower.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daXxPnnc2sQ

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2009
    Owen

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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The greatest band to come out of Canada in a long time, I just saw these guys in concert tonight, and they are undeniably great. Their songs vary from punk to folk, but all of them are lyrically clever and musically solid. I give you:

    The Weakerthans

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ev1KzZby0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rvKD2PDeik

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a-NQ8QZhfM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9D8VEoghtc

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  • shotimeshotime Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There are a lot of great suggestions in here. If you're into new up-and-coming bands, I would say subscribe to NPR's Second Stage podcast. They have a new song every day in similar genres as to what you listed. There are some iffy days, but I've found some amazing bands through it; to name a few:

    The Airborne Toxic Event
    Balmorhea
    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
    Another Robot Sunset
    City and Colour
    The Everyday Visuals

    Take a listen through the archives and you'll probably find some stuff you dig.

    And if you like Howie Day and Joshua Radin, try Matt Nathanson. He's got a similar singer-songwriter sound. If he's ever in your area, definitely take the opportunity to see him live. Amazing performance, and his banter in between songs is hysterical.

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  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    OP now edited to include the new ones' I've gotten into after having them recommended on here

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2009
    Since you put copeland up there, I'd also have to suggest The Rocket Summer, Brandtson and Acceptance

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  • AlphariusAlpharius Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This may seem a little self serving but given your musical interests you may like my band Square Revolution
    see the link in my sig for our website

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  • Teslan26Teslan26 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Stevie2Sxc wrote: »
    KeyScourge wrote: »
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p
    We're getting into the sort of stuff my dad was into back in the day
    Haha. Mine too

    Ditto, only he got me into a bunch of it too. I was really just going from tom petty as most of my modern thoughts were covered :D

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    Snowbeat wrote: »
    get out of here, numbername
  • Stevie2SxcStevie2Sxc __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    Stevie2Sxc wrote: »
    KeyScourge wrote: »
    Teslan26 wrote: »
    The travelling Wilburys
    E.L.O.
    Cream
    Pink Floyd
    Dave Edmunds
    Procle Harem.


    All old stuff you might appreciate, based on the tom petty mentioning. Especially travelling wilburys - since he was in them :p
    We're getting into the sort of stuff my dad was into back in the day
    Haha. Mine too

    Ditto, only he got me into a bunch of it too. I was really just going from tom petty as most of my modern thoughts were covered :D
    Yeah, if it wasn't for my dad I never would have heard of Tom Petty, Queen, Survivor, Steppenwolf, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and all that sorta stuff. In fact I'll add that lot to the OP. See if I can't scare up some stuff that's like that

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  • KeyScourgeKeyScourge __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    You should look up some stuff from Johny Cash too. Specificall the songs "Ring of Fire" and "When The Man Comes Around"

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    Polonius wrote: »
    We are oft to blame in this, -
    'Tis too much proved - that with devotion's visage
    And pious action we do sugar o'er
    The devil himself.
  • urahonkyurahonky Dayton, OHRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If you like Copeland (great band!!) you might like Anberlin. Check them out. Really all of their CDs are amazing.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    How do you feel about pop music that a little out there? I'm thinking of menomena and the dodos specifically.

    (i feel bad recomending them in every music thread i post in, but they are just that awesome.)

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Guster.

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  • Teslan26Teslan26 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    KeyScourge wrote: »
    You should look up some stuff from Johny Cash too. Specificall the songs "Ring of Fire" and "When The Man Comes Around"

    'Boy named sue' deserves a special mention. Love it!

    Of course, Bob Dylan has some stunning songs, though I find his vocals rather dire at times. Don't think twice is a good starter for 10.

    Dave Edmunds - I knew the bride.

    Lonnie Donnegan is worth a look at for mainly comic value - some cracking tunes though. Tom Dooley as a jump base.

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