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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby stevegld » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:07 pm UTC

I want to be different, so I'm going to recommend someone more poppy. Check out a girl named Lights I promise no one will be disappointed.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kaniman2 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:04 am UTC

stevegld wrote:I want to be different, so I'm going to recommend someone more poppy. Check out a girl named Lights I promise no one will be disappointed.

I was. I really don't like her. All my friends do, and they've only heard maybe three of her songs at most. That's probably the only reason why I don't really like her music. Sue me.

I suggest a similar (but more experimental and less poppy) electronic band named Azeda Booth for those who enjoy Lights. They have one album and two EPs, the most recent one available free on their website. Try "In Red" and "Big Fists".

Another poppy obscure Canadian artist under the moniker "a relative distance" has a 6-track EP out, and you can listen to two of the tracks on her myspace. My problem with her is that even though her songs are good, sometimes I feel that some parts of songs sound similar since it's usually just her with piano and some percussion, and that she's one of the few people I want to understand the lyrics to but can't. She's been a bit inactive recently, though.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ChickenGod » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:07 am UTC

http://www.metroidmetal.com/songs.html

It's just one person doing all of it.


He covers songs from the game 'Metroid.'

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Ross,

also known as Gunshy on Newgrounds.
http://gunshy.newgrounds.com/audio/

You'll like him (also one person) if you like Nirvana, Pink Floyd, or Radiohead.

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Re: Recommend one artist

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Breimann » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:26 pm UTC

I haven't looked through the entire thread, so I apologize if these were mentioned already. and there's no way i can name just one.


Finntroll - Folk/Extreme Metal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZreA1j_Oc


Sonata Arctica - Power Metal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z60P0J3ojpI <-- they also put on the best live show I have ever seen


Devildriver - "Groove Metal" (I call them Death Metal) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5QPr8eGM0

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby a386 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 pm UTC



i don't know if you'll find any, but if you're into oscar peterson you should check out phinneas newborn

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The_Entertainer » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:54 pm UTC

a386 wrote:
i don't know if you'll find any, but if you're into oscar peterson you should check out phinneas newborn


Thank you for the recommendation. I'm familiar with Newborn, but don't have any of his albums. I've only used him as a reference (read: "influence") for "Lush Life." Another great if you're into piano jazz is Art Tatum. The man basically invented the modern piano sound. But, it's hard to go wrong with the piano... unless you're listening to Cecil Taylor.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby chewey » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:33 am UTC

Gription. They're pretty good for being a new band.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Carlington » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:12 pm UTC

Well, I'll recommend three, and give my favourite song for each:

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Death of a Martian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbEpMdrB9NY

Tenacious D - Tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcJwz7wu8_s

Killswitch Engaged - The End of Heartache http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG6pSfgdec&feature=related

Apologies if these bands were mentioned already, I only read the first two and last page.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Ax Savage » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:14 pm UTC

Augie March, a small indie/rock band from Australia, very nice, soft, poetic.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby foldingchair13 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:38 pm UTC

Regina Spektor's new CD Far is AMAZING!!! I've liked a few songs by her in the past and saw she had a new CD coming out so I previewed it on iTunes... and then I bought it... like the real CD (which I always do if I think the artist is good enough). Her voice is amazing, the lyrics are so creative and meaningful... and I love the piano in the music. I highly recommend this CD!!! Her music may seem a bit strange at first, but when you really listen to it, it is so beautiful.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Wednesday » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:30 am UTC

Bella Morte.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Lithium33 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:55 am UTC

65daysofstatic. Amazing post-rock band, they incorporate electronica into their music, but it has become less pronounced over the course of their 3 albums.

Retreat! Retreat! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WneDU-K3Sww

Radio Protector - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jxvy7W9bqo

Music is Music as Devices are Kisses is Everything - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c40z8utTMbE
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby MildCore » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:00 pm UTC

Recently, I've been digging into some "underground" Hip-Hop. Here are a couple of artists:

Sage Francis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BffumeEaYOI

Aesop Rock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEBGCOCxLgA

Both are actually quite popular, but you still won't see them on MTV. Very poetic lyrics. Some of the most thought-provoking stuff I've heard in a while.

And, what the hell? I'll just recommend my favorite band.

In Flames. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eZzB5pFv90

Pioneers of Melodic Death (or "Gothenburg", which is where they're from) Metal along with Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates (a couple other great bands). Enjoy.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kaniman2 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:51 pm UTC

MildCore wrote:In Flames. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eZzB5pFv90

Pioneers of Melodic Death (or "Gothenburg", which is where they're from) Metal along with Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates (a couple other great bands). Enjoy.

I thought that title went to Opeth. Or Tiamat. Oh well, they're from the same scene anyway.

(Links, just in case someone hasn't heard of them. Opeth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-r7kQRrBE, Tiamat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-dttBVFdU)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby stevegld » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:45 pm UTC

kaniman2 wrote:
stevegld wrote:I want to be different, so I'm going to recommend someone more poppy. Check out a girl named Lights I promise no one will be disappointed.

I was. I really don't like her. All my friends do, and they've only heard maybe three of her songs at most. That's probably the only reason why I don't really like her music. Sue me.

I suggest a similar (but more experimental and less poppy) electronic band named Azeda Booth for those who enjoy Lights. They have one album and two EPs, the most recent one available free on their website. Try "In Red" and "Big Fists".

Another poppy obscure Canadian artist under the moniker "a relative distance" has a 6-track EP out, and you can listen to two of the tracks on her myspace. My problem with her is that even though her songs are good, sometimes I feel that some parts of songs sound similar since it's usually just her with piano and some percussion, and that she's one of the few people I want to understand the lyrics to but can't. She's been a bit inactive recently, though.


sorry that you don't think so, maybe i would recommend listening to her more obscure songs that haven't become so hyped up by warped tour (i think those tend to be the best ones)
who knows, you might catch on to her music

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kaniman2 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:13 am UTC

stevegld wrote:
kaniman2 wrote:
stevegld wrote:I want to be different, so I'm going to recommend someone more poppy. Check out a girl named Lights I promise no one will be disappointed.
I was. I really don't like her. All my friends do, and they've only heard maybe three of her songs at most. That's probably the only reason why I don't really like her music. Sue me.

I suggest a similar (but more experimental and less poppy) electronic band named Azeda Booth for those who enjoy Lights. They have one album and two EPs, the most recent one available free on their website. Try "In Red" and "Big Fists".

Another poppy obscure Canadian artist under the moniker "a relative distance" has a 6-track EP out, and you can listen to two of the tracks on her myspace. My problem with her is that even though her songs are good, sometimes I feel that some parts of songs sound similar since it's usually just her with piano and some percussion, and that she's one of the few people I want to understand the lyrics to but can't. She's been a bit inactive recently, though.
sorry that you don't think so, maybe i would recommend listening to her more obscure songs that haven't become so hyped up by warped tour (i think those tend to be the best ones)
who knows, you might catch on to her music
She was hyped even before Warped Tour, where I live. Also, she only has six songs out, which I've already heard, so I can't really say much about it. (a relative distance only has six tracks recorded as far as I know but she played a few other tracks at a performance I went to. I'm not sure if Lights sang any other songs live that I don't know about because I'm not a Lights fan.)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Chivalry » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:44 pm UTC

Hmm, at the moment I'd have to recommend Amos Lee. His music is a mix of influences from folk, jazz and soul really and I must say its refreshing that artists are still around that can perform well live. For songs, I advise "Colors", "Street Corner Preacher" and "Skipping Stone". Least that's what I just listened to ^^.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby MusicJunkie » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:05 pm UTC

Artist I currently love. The Spill Canvas - All Over You, The Truth.

www.myspace.com/thespillcanvas

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Anome » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:20 am UTC

Traveler. I just saw them at a music festival and they are amazing. I'd never heard of them before but they have this mix of Celtic, Middle Eastern, rock, and metal that absolutely blew me away. They are fantastic and I'm trying to get as many people as possible to check them out. They're not well known as far as I can tell but this is their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/travelerworldmusic and it includes zenatogen which is my favourite song of theirs so far.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Fightingmonkey » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:09 am UTC

Cage the Elephant is a good band the song Ain't no rest for the Wicked sounds a lot like early Beck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t99bpilCKw

In Nz Fat Freddy's Drop was pretty mainstream but has slipped into relative obscurity just like Katchafire; anyway here's a song from their new album after a nine year production period It features crooning soul beats with a lot of dub Note: lead ins for this bands songs are some of the longest I've ever known outside of drum n' bass -as long as four minutes on their albums and as long as 3¼ of an hour during live shows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEuSnnbj9E4 -The trumpets are live btw and the band has nine members

Olmecha Supreme is a very obscure band started by Imon Mahal (son of Taj Mahal for you blues fans) it is self described as afro-futuristic roots music -they can do a good rock song though some songs also feature his sister Diva Mahal the link is a myspace link with a selection of songs on offer to listen to I reccomend hearing Thieves of Sadness, Black and Gold, bebestyle live and high definition to hear their musical variety http://www.myspace.com/olmechasupreme

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Zorlin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:23 am UTC

Adam McHeffey. His album Let's Kick Fire is available for free as a BitTorrent download @ http://letskickfire.com/ =)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby McCaber » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:40 am UTC

Ari Herstand is extremely awesome. Watch his song here. You will not be disappointed. The man lays down about 7 different tracks by himself, live. It's great.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Fledermen64 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:19 pm UTC

Arctic Monkeys or Liszt (Who is not a band but a longish dead composer)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby pchristian » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:25 am UTC

Dub FX

I only heard of this guy a few weeks ago, and can not stop listening to him. He's from New Zealand I believe, but the few videos he has up on Youtube were recorded in England.

He's basically a one-man band, using some type of looping machine to record himself, then loop those sounds while recording new stuff on top of it. I don't really know too much about how it works, but he explains it briefly in one of his videos. He combines all these different layers of sound on top of each other to make very unique and interesting songs - I'd never heard anything like it before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiInBOVHpO8 <----(first one I heard, with a short intro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhBoR_tgXCI <----(probably my favorite one)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Titch » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:36 am UTC

I'd have to suggest Maximum the Hormone.
I'm obsessed! :O They're just so amazing to me, I love them to bits!

Alot of their lyrics are pretty strange when you know what they mean-like Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boro Nurororerorero
But they have some really good songs, but most of them just sound so amazing to listen to!
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Postby Echos_Wolf » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:05 pm UTC

Nightwish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTdhXxxWREo
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Re: Yes, yes I do.

Postby Wednesday » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:16 am UTC

The Sisters of Mercy.


Goth rock?

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LinuxPenguin » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:11 am UTC

I've not read through all the previous posts, but i'm going out on a limb here that noone has recommended The Pogues yet. Sample, thanks to YouTube.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby maxmillean » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:51 am UTC

Currently if I had to reccommend just one artist, it would have to be Sonata Arctica, a finnish metal band that is opening for Dragonforce on the current tour.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby shanto94 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:41 pm UTC

Cold War Kids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYI6YljCBl4
they are kind of slow rock but they really dont have a good guitarist

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kingofdreams » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:39 am UTC

I recomend VAST immensely particularly NIles' Edge and Flames.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby samwho? » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:43 pm UTC

I'm going to recommend a band called "Oceansize". They come from a place near me called Manchester and, according to their MySpace, they're "progressive death indie". To give a better definition, though, they write some really epic songs :) I recommend looking up "The Frame", "The Charm Offensive", "Music for a Nurse" and "I Am The Morning".

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby nowittynamesleft » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:06 am UTC

I'm gonna say Lupe Fiasco, a hip-hop artist. Great song by him is "Kick Push".
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/165494/lu ... kick_push/

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:37 am UTC

Afterlives. Same label as Have A Nice Life, similar low-fi feel, more sparse.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby superdounutman14 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:01 am UTC

I'm going to recommend this dude named "Bibio"

He basically makes electro-acoustic music with his guitar, some percussion stuff and a decked out computer. His music is really "vintage", and sounds like you are sitting in your room listening to groovy pop music on a wobbly turntable, except in it's 1972.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgGsnYpT3zg

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:17 am UTC

nowittynamesleft wrote:I'm gonna say Lupe Fiasco, a hip-hop artist. Great song by him is "Kick Push".
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/165494/lu ... kick_push/


i really liked "superstar". i heard him via that kanye west song he did. "touch the sky" i think. he's aight in my book.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby witsd » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:52 am UTC

The Indelicates.

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