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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:02 pm UTC

Vash Aurion wrote:R.E.M., but not the new stuff. Try out the albums Automatic For the People (key songs: Everybody Hurts, Nightswimming, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite), Murmur (key songs: Radio Free Europe, We Walk, Pilgrimage), and Lifes Rich Pageant (key songs: Fall On Me, Swan Swan H, Superman).


I certainly second this, and those are great albums to start with - or start with both their Best Of compilations covering 1981-1987 and 1988-2003 respectively if you want an overview. Though I think everything they've done barring Around the Sun is worth checking out. Wonderful band.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby SocraticMethod » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:53 am UTC

I'm going to recommend Tyr. They're a viking metal band from the Faroe Islands. I've seen them talked about in other posts, but thought it'd be worth it to mention them here. Some songs are in english, but a fair amount are in Faroese (which is derived from Old Norse).

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby elviswolfboy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 pm UTC

I'm going to recommend mr. scruff, look him up on youtube (I would give you a link but youtube no longer works for me) but bear in mind that most of the videos are not actually made by him. Great music!

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The Hyphenator » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:22 pm UTC

Someguy1332 wrote:Russian Circles

Instrumental post rock. They're so damned good I dream of them.
I second this recommendation. The very first time I listened to Enter, I couldn't stop until about 4 full listens through the whole thing. I'd say they're tied with Mogwai on my list of favorite post-rock bands.

And I'm going to recommend (if it's not too soon after my last post :oops: ) Rosetta, the most metal post-metal band I've ever heard.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sargon » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:08 pm UTC

Andrew Bird was already mentioned months ago on this thread, but I think it bears repeating, because he's just released a new album and it is fantastic.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kaniman2 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:09 am UTC

Sargon wrote:Andrew Bird was already mentioned months ago on this thread, but I think it bears repeating, because he's just released a new album and it is fantastic.

God damn, I was going to recommend him.
Antony and the Johnsons are really good too, but their music isn't exactly for casual listening.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby questioningmrow » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:04 am UTC

Liquid Tension Experiment? I heard of them from a friend, and I just really ended up liking them.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby AnotherErraticIntrovert » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:50 pm UTC

Also decent: She & Him
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby a386 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:25 am UTC

i don't have time to read the 13 pages of backlog here right now but i am going to suggest Yndi Haldar, because i am in love with their music, and i'm going to put my vote behind you buying the new andrew bird. also i will read the thread later i promise

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby River » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:23 am UTC

eh. Johnny Flynn and the Sussix Wit are decent, but BE WARNED: they are a british-folk-blues-alt group, so if genre mixing drives you crazy, steer clear.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby SuperTD » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm UTC

I'd reccomend 10,000 maniacs. Great lyrics and great music.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby markstonia » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:54 pm UTC

I reccommend Michael Buble great songs and lyrics. Great Jazz.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sanctuary1 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:58 pm UTC

I recommend Panda Riot. Female vocalist, awesome Shoegazing.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby a386 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:37 pm UTC

Mmm Sanctuary, Panda Riot is delicious! Thank you, i've been wanting more shoegaze but I never got far, just some My Bloody Valentine an' stuff

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Xaiv » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:55 am UTC

Foo Fighters, preferebly their older stuff. (The Color and the Shape, the self-titled debut album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose) The lyrics are great and their sound, while it varies, usually keeps to alternative rock. Everyone should at least check some of their stuff out, it seems there's a few songs by them for everyone!

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Wardial3r » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:45 am UTC

JamisonParker.

If emo had been used to describe bands like Jamisonparker, the negative implications that it comes with would not exist. Beautifully crafted rythym sections with sparse guitar and brilliant lyrics that are lush with images without becoming unable to relate to.

Please give them a listen.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ofwolf42 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:47 am UTC

I'm going to say Mic Christopher. He was an amazing songwriter. My favorite song is "What a curious notion".

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby TheCitadel » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:30 pm UTC

Sui Generis :) And this song is particularly sweet even if you don't understand what they are saying.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Skizzle » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:33 am UTC

River wrote:eh. Johnny Flynn and the Sussix Wit are decent, but BE WARNED: they are a british-folk-blues-alt group, so if genre mixing drives you crazy, steer clear.

elviswolfboy wrote:I'm going to recommend mr. scruff, look him up on youtube (I would give you a link but youtube no longer works for me) but bear in mind that most of the videos are not actually made by him. Great music!

Second both of these and their live acts, especially Johnny Flynn.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Orca » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC

Autumn to Ashes. Very good if your interested in a sort of alternative heavy metal.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby therougerogue » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:51 am UTC

The Hyphenator wrote:
Someguy1332 wrote:Russian Circles

Instrumental post rock. They're so damned good I dream of them.
I second this recommendation. The very first time I listened to Enter, I couldn't stop until about 4 full listens through the whole thing. I'd say they're tied with Mogwai on my list of favorite post-rock bands.

And I'm going to recommend (if it's not too soon after my last post :oops: ) Rosetta, the most metal post-metal band I've ever heard.

Thirded.
And if you like Russian Circles, you'll love Tool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTvwcLylZzs) and probably A Perfect Circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noppzEtbDwM), too.
This kind of music is my favorite genre, though I'm not quite sure to call it. I always say progressive metal, but that doesn't seem to capture the mood.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Brooklynxman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:13 am UTC

All of these are kinda popular but Queen, Daft Punk, Jet, and the one lesser known one (although his work is better known then perhaps all those b4) John Williams (he did the music for Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and pretty much every movie with a memorable score ever)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Grim » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:17 pm UTC

For anyone that likes awesome vocal harmonies and '90s alternative/emo like The Get Up Kids or Jawbreaker, I'll recommend Tigers Jaw, who released their self-titled debut in 2008.
Here's a link to a stream of the whole album: http://www.punknews.org/bands/tigersjaw

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby dizturbd » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:15 am UTC

Multi Purpose Chemical. They're a band from Liverpool, UK. I suck at classifying genres, so I'll let you decide.
Their homepage.
Their video for 'Cult.'
Their last.fm page.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Wilibus » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:12 pm UTC

Passenger Action.

The combination of two of the greatest Canadian punk acts ever.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby urbazewski » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:19 am UTC

Girlyman. Brilliant vocals.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby chipbeef9109 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:57 am UTC

Death of An Era. Columbus area, Screamo/Hardcore/Metal. http://www.myspace.com/xdeathofanerax
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby CokeBottleBeeBop » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:13 am UTC

the appleseed cast,
all songs,
phenomenal
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Postby tyrannischgott » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:23 am UTC

Alright, this is super-cliche... However!

I know there are tons and tons of people who claim to absolutely love Led Zeppelin. Problem is, they usually haven't heard anything aside from the more popular songs off of IV. I highly recommend that people try to explore their genius a little more thoroughly. The Bluesy stuff is the best!

Start with these!

Since I've Been Loving You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9NeFwsd_sM

In My Time of Dying
http://vidpic3.de/audio/15608/3-led-zep ... e-of-dying
(Not sure what the video is there. It was the only place I could find the studio cut in all its 11-minute glory)

Dazed and Confused
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfGhRo5v1sw

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:24 am UTC

CokeBottleBeeBop wrote:the appleseed cast,
all songs,
phenomenal

The Appleseed Cast is great.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby a386 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:05 pm UTC

Speaking of Zeppelin, i gave that album that Robert Plant did with Allison Krauss a listen after they won all those grammys, and that is really good! I liked especially the song with the mandolin and the banjo.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby MentalShapeshifter » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:24 pm UTC

Innerpartysystem
Debut Album came out last september
They're rather unique, as far as I know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WolkQvHNps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1GIT44jjkE

Check it out, all their songs are awesome



Also I recommend Muse

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby dizturbd » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:55 am UTC

MentalShapeshifter wrote:Innerpartysystem
Debut Album came out last september
They're rather unique, as far as I know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WolkQvHNps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1GIT44jjkE

Check it out, all their songs are awesome


I'm listening to them now, and was just about to post recommending them.
Seems you beat me to it.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby knight2417 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:36 am UTC

Spirit of the West. Amazing. no more needs to be said.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:27 am UTC

knight2417 wrote:Spirit of the West. Amazing. no more needs to be said.


Actually, more does need to be said. Tell me what they sound like or anything similair.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby StickFigureLover69 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:10 am UTC

I'd have to reccomend Pierce the Veil. I'm at a loss for what subgenre of rock I would put them under.

Their music is mostly emotional like these two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO4tfjp84ek (Doll Face)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BM9j-Jzd-g&feature=related (The Balcony Scene)

They also did an impressive cover of Beat It, that obviously strays from the emotional lyrics of the previous songs. I actually think this is better than Jackson's version, but I'm sure many would disagree with me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eocAzWK3zg (Beat It)

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby knight2417 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:13 am UTC

Wardial3r wrote:
knight2417 wrote:Spirit of the West. Amazing. no more needs to be said.


Actually, more does need to be said. Tell me what they sound like or anything similair.


Haha, okay. SOTW is a Canadian folk/rock band. They do many upbeat folk-ish songs. Many are fun and great to dance to, but others have deep political messages. If you know the song "Home for a Rest", it was originally done by them. They sound a bit like Great Big Sea.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kaniman2 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:37 am UTC

Cymbals Eat Guitars are amazing. They're an indie rock band, and it's kind of hard to explain their sound. They have one album out that you can buy digitally called Why There Are Mountains.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby SinUnNombre » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:35 pm UTC

I'dlike to reccomend two artists here, Carolina Liar and Your Vegas.They're pretty similar, and if you like The Killers or Muse, you'll like them.

Carolina Liar:
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Liar
I'm Not Over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90hRqyDx3f8
Show Me What I'm Lookin' For(Live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmKEOvbK ... re=related

Your Vegas:
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_vegas
In MY Head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mslHX3tlGg
It Maksee My Heart Break(Live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsi876Yiu5Y

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby invisibl » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:20 am UTC

eDIT:Cerified Air Raid Material

first thing I have heard that has made me want to make music after having stopped for 3 years.


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