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Music recommendations, please.

ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I've been in this rut recently where I've kind of been listening to the same stuff over and over again. Which is fine, because I like it, but I'm also in the mood for something new (that can preferably be obtained via iTunes). As far as genre tastes are concerned, I'm open to pretty much anything, but tend to lead towards rock and alternative.

Here's some stuff I've been listening to and thoroughly enjoying recently:

Dragonforce
Muse
Tiger Army
Madvillain
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
The Delgados
Radiohead
Thom Yorke

So. Suggest away!

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  • W2W2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If you like Yeah Yeah Yeahs you might like The Grates.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    Tom Waits' albums Mule Variations or Real Gone.

    Or Orphans. You're bound to like something off Orphans.

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  • DiscGraceDiscGrace Registered User
    edited February 2007
    I second the Tom Waits recommendation. Man, who doesn't like Tom Waits? Fools, that's who.

    You might also like something like the New Pornographers (or their sister groups Destroyer or Immaculate Machine); maybe something like OK GO or Wilco?

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  • xYUUBINKYOKUxxYUUBINKYOKUx Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If you are down for some hip hop check out Aesop Rock. All His albums are great but the album Float is a good place to start. Bazooka Tooth is my next favorite after flaot. His style sort of reminds me more of poetry and its nothing like the main stream hip hop that you would hear on the radio or something.

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    be sure to explore all of ted leo's catalogue, it's all golden

    also chisel, his former band

    try out the mountain goats (specifically tallahassee or the sunset tree) or the hold steady (boys and girls in america) if you haven't heard them already

    you'd probably like dr dog, too

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  • ChopperDaveChopperDave Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Off the top of my head:

    Jawbreaker
    Latterman
    Arctic Monkeys
    Le Tigre
    Pixies
    Eagles of Death Metal
    TV on the Radio
    Velvet Underground
    The Weakerthans

    I'd describe them all, but I don't really need to. They're good. PM me if you want specific song/album recommendations.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    If you haven't checked it yet, www.pandora.com.

    Anyone who likes Dragonforce for the guitar work should check out Guns 'n' Roses. It's not as fast, but Slash is a fucking master.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm on a kick for this guy and can't get him out of my head.

    www.jonathancoulton.com

    Most of his songs are free to download, you can listen to all of them on his site. Most of them are funny, like Re: Your Brains (co-worker becomes a zombie), Code Monkey (life of a software engineer), etc. Also, he's playing at PAX this year! boo ya.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thanatos wrote: »
    If you haven't checked it yet, www.pandora.com.

    Anyone who likes Dragonforce for the guitar work should check out Guns 'n' Roses. It's not as fast, but Slash is a fucking master.

    Oh hey, this Pandora business is pretty awesome.

    And thanks for the suggestions, guys. Keep 'em comin'.

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  • DynagripDynagrip Destroy Everything You Touch HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    The Arcade Fire

    The Decemberists, The Crane Wife is an amazing album.

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  • tony_importanttony_important Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Stereolab
    Owls
    Ghosts and Vodka
    The Fratellis

    pm for specifics.

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  • thisisthepotthisisthepot Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I second Aesop Rock, he is most amazing. Labor Days and Float are his two most accessible albums in my opinion.

    Other rap stuffs include Immortal Technique, Sage Francis, DJ Shadow, Cannibal Ox, Blackalicious, Cypress Hill, and Kool Keith. Nas' first album, Illmatic, is also amazing.

    In general, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastien, David Bowie, and The Clash just to name a few.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Get the Babylon Springs EP by the Mountain Goats on iTunes. $4, so it isn't a huge investment, and man is the music ever awesome.

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  • albionalbion Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Metric, a Canadian band is pretty good.
    The Killers new album is pretty cool. I only recently saw them on an award show and liked them, checked their album out and it was pretty good.

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  • CL3RKCL3RK Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Le Tigre, Clap your hands and say yeah, The Firebird Band.

    Also another vote for www.pandora.com

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  • KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    menomena ftw!!

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Kealoha wrote: »
    menomena ftw!!

    Hell yeah, Menomena is awesome... their new album Friend and Foe is brilliant.

    Also, Flaming Lips ... specifically Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorites.

    I, personally, also like the new Of Montreal album a LOT although it doesn't exactly go with what you put (although it could).

    Other than that:

    Pinback
    Wolf Parade
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    Hot Chip
    Silversun Pickups
    Ratatat
    Grandaddy
    Explosions in the Sky
    Tokyo Police Club

    Those suggestions are kinda all over the place but you'll find some good music in there.

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  • albionalbion Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Hell yeah, Ratatat is awesome.
    My friend recommended them to me and their album"Classics" is awesome driving music.

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  • kingmetalkingmetal Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Broken Social Scene, but only the album You Forgot it in People.

    The Album Leaf is good as well.

    M83 is amazing.

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User
    edited March 2007
    If you like Madvillain, you also like MF Doom. You could check out the MM..Food album.

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  • tony_importanttony_important Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Also, Flaming Lips ... specifically Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorites.

    The Soft Bulletin > Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

    Although, I'd recommend them both.

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Also, Flaming Lips ... specifically Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorites.

    The Soft Bulletin > Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

    Although, I'd recommend them both.

    Hehehe, this is an argument that my friends have all the time. Either you are a Soft Bulletin fan or a Yoshimi fan... although both are amazing.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I'm on a kick for this guy and can't get him out of my head.

    www.jonathancoulton.com

    Most of his songs are free to download, you can listen to all of them on his site. Most of them are funny, like Re: Your Brains (co-worker becomes a zombie), Code Monkey (life of a software engineer), etc. Also, he's playing at PAX this year! boo ya.

    Amusingly enough, several of his songs have been made into machima music videos using WoW and are available on Youtube. Creepy doll is just awesome.

    OP: I'll echo the pandora votes. That webpage is great for finding new music.

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  • tony_importanttony_important Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Also, Flaming Lips ... specifically Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorites.

    The Soft Bulletin > Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

    Although, I'd recommend them both.

    Hehehe, this is an argument that my friends have all the time. Either you are a Soft Bulletin fan or a Yoshimi fan... although both are amazing.

    YBTPR is a campy version of TSB IMHO.

    OP: You'd also probably like We Are Scientists. And if you can find it, North Of America.

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  • CruixCruix Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Wow, I had to reply just because it's so rare that I see someone else who enjoys The Delgados!

    Now, if you like The Delgados, I really strongly recommend you check out Placebo, a lot of their songs give me the same feeling. Also, if you're just going to check out, say, one song or so to hear a sample of the band -- for Placebo, I really recommend trying "Running Up That Hill" -- just because I'm in love with the song right now.

    Also:
    Massive Attack (the music doesn't sound like the name would make you think)
    Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
    Portishead
    Snow Patrol (if you haven't already heard/listened to them, particularly the album "Final Straw")

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  • zhen_roguezhen_rogue Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ratatat
    M. Ward
    Nick Drake
    Underworld
    Incubus
    Hamza el Din
    Astrud Gilberto
    Interpol

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  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thanatos wrote: »
    If you haven't checked it yet, www.pandora.com.

    What this man said.

    Also, OP, check your PMs.

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Also, Flaming Lips ... specifically Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorites.

    The Soft Bulletin > Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

    Although, I'd recommend them both.

    Hehehe, this is an argument that my friends have all the time. Either you are a Soft Bulletin fan or a Yoshimi fan... although both are amazing.

    YBTPR is a campy version of TSB IMHO.

    OP: You'd also probably like We Are Scientists. And if you can find it, North Of America.

    I don't know about that man, they are totally different in my opinion. And thats what I like about the Flaming Lips. There are classics on both albums, and yes I agree that Yoshimi might be a bit campier (and funkier) than TSB, but it's still so totally different.

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  • NexusSixNexusSix Registered User
    edited March 2007
    CDs I'd recommend (based on the stuff I know in your OP as well as a few others I'd suggest to anybody):

    M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us (amazing!!!)
    She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge
    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
    Lush - Spooky
    Portishead - Portishead
    UNKLE - Never, Never Land
    Gorillaz - Demon Days (a must-buy if you don't already have it)
    Sasha - Involver
    Sigur Rós - Takk...
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Hooverphonic - A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
    Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
    Goldfrapp - Supernature
    Chapterhouse - Whirlpool (not sure if this is still in print though...)
    Pale Saints - In Ribbons
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

    Other stuff I highly recommend, but might not be up your alley:

    DeeJay Punk-Roc if you're into DJ/dance/electronica
    Skinny Puppy if you like really, really evil industrial
    Godspeed You Black Emperor if you want long, experimental orchestral stuff

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  • NexusSixNexusSix Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Bah... I'm messing up trying to edit my last post here, so I'll just make a new one.

    Several folks on PA suggested Godspeed You Black Emperor (as well as Sigur Ros), so I ended up getting 2 of their discs over the holidays. It's not for everyone, but I think their music is pretty amazing.

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  • PhilodoxPhilodox Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Arcade Fire is an amazing band.

    If you like Sublime at all I'd check out Ill Scarlett.

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