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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Allium Cepa » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:14 pm UTC

The band The Wild just put out a new album that I've been loving for the last couple of weeks. I'd describe their music as folk/punk, it's all pretty happy, optimistic stuff. They kind of remind me of an early Against Me! but less angry. The best part though is they operate under Quote Unquote records which is a donation based label that puts out all of its albums for free, so you can download it here and not feel guilty about stealing their music. They also have a donation link on that page if you feel like it.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Switch31 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:19 pm UTC

Switchfoot. They're the bomb-digity.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby wwood » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:07 am UTC

hi guys,

my recommended artist is bjork

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHuXpWSNa-8

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Mr Dynn » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:54 am UTC

I recommend Jethro Tull (That's the band, not a musician). Tull is a superb band that's been around since 1967, under foreman Ian Anderson. I believe that Jethro Tull should be far better known than they seem to be. Most aficionados of classic rock will know them, at least by their classics such as "Aqualung" and "Thick as a Brick". But if they'd slipped under your radar, you have to check them out. It's really hard to select a few example songs, because they've not only been playing for 40+ years, but they've been changing for 40+ years, going from blues to rock to folk to jazz and everything in between. There will be something in their discography that you will like, and you will never hear flute rock this awesome anywhere else.

"Locomotive Breath" Live with Video (This is one of their classic standards)
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"Kelpie" (Just a song I really like - not too commonly played)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJWPvdJadn0

"Bouree" performed with the london symphony orchestra (the flute solo in the middle is the part to listen for - it's mind-blowingly awesome)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15beVklOus0

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Impulse97 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:42 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:58 am UTC

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and recommend Reverend Glasseye. Haven't heard much of their stuff, but what I've heard, I've liked.

This song is my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkqc5-mT ... _embedded#!
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby vaguelyhumanoid » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:13 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby sgable10 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:03 am UTC

I know this band has been mentioned before in this thread twice, but DREAM THEATER is the band of the decade. This band has the ability to play hard, heavy, and technical. After your jaw has dropped from perfected technicalities, they also have the ability to slow things down and show the band's melodic side. True musicianship going on here. Something you just don't see in today's bands that's for sure.

I know this is a short video, but a good representation of the sweet side to DT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtiQ6luvEYs
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Converge » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

I searched the topic but found nothing about Die Antwoord. They're from South Africa and let's just say its....um...interesting? It's pretty goofy but if you actually listen to some of the lyrics it's really quite good. I can't post links yet but just look them up on that thar youtube. Enjoy
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dasboard » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:01 pm UTC

Converge wrote:I searched the topic but found nothing about Die Antwoord. They're from South Africa and let's just say its....um...interesting? It's pretty goofy but if you actually listen to some of the lyrics it's really quite good. I can't post links yet but just look them up on that thar youtube. Enjoy


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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby CosmicFugue » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:39 pm UTC

someone posted boris already! :O neat!

i've been listening to a lot of stuff by punch (a hardcore band) but i can't find any good videos. so instead, let me recommend electric wire hustle.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:18 pm UTC

Converge wrote:I searched the topic but found nothing about Die Antwoord. They're from South Africa and let's just say its....um...interesting? It's pretty goofy but if you actually listen to some of the lyrics it's really quite good. I can't post links yet but just look them up on that thar youtube. Enjoy

Heard about them a few weeks ago. It's interesting stuff.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby alden » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:28 pm UTC

I have been re-obsessed recently with Prick
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Glmclain » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:51 pm UTC

Ben Folds Five's self titled album. I'm always listening to it.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby vaguelyhumanoid » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:57 pm UTC

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band.
I'm sorta biased since I actually know the lead guy, but they're pretty awesome.
VERY hipsterish though, so go in with somewhat of an open mind.
Sort of a cross between a prog Modest Mouse and a happy Black Heart Procession.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LakerLandB » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:34 am UTC

If You Only Knew
Shinedown

Definitely needs more exposure. I don't think I've ever heard a bad song from them.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:46 am UTC

LakerLandB wrote:If You Only Knew
Shinedown

Definitely needs more exposure. I don't think I've ever heard a bad song from them.

I really like Shinedown. Brent Smith has a really rock solid voice. The only thing that bugs me about Shinedown is that their lyrics can be really awkward and clumsy sometimes.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Converge » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:27 pm UTC

I just stumbled upon The Bird and the Bee. It's some pretty decent music. The videos aren't half bad either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2RgDQrHgI
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby trumpet » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:25 am UTC

I have no idea if this has been recommended, but as my first post on the forums I will recommend Irish Alternative band Snow Patrol, and specifically their song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8AQPGKcZOk

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Vohu Manah » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:28 am UTC

Uakti (pronounced WAHK-chee). They're a Brazilian percussion quartet specializing in minimalist music. Rivers of the Amazon is my favorite album of theirs, but I couldn't find any videos of them performing it, so I present you this instead:
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Amie » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:02 am UTC

I have to thank a friend for this one. Elkysia. They're NOT very popular but god I'm in love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdnJdBG505g

Try and find "All is funky" by them.

Also, Yello
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby shockwave_9345 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:52 am UTC

TV on the Radio is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4nBwwUufWE
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby demian » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:58 am UTC

Pat Metheny.
Quiet music.He managed to introduce me into jazz.And i did NOT like jazz.Well,not before metheny anyway.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Vincent91 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:05 pm UTC

For those who don't mind Dubstep, checkout DatsiK.
I found a few of his songs here.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dasboard » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:17 am UTC

I present to thee, Ziltoid the Omniscient, the concept album by Devin Townsend about an alien who attacks the earth to get coffee.

Seriously. This is the song in which the earth gets attacked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtSnXU8DfCA

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby escplanet » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:08 pm UTC

Here what i recommend - Automatic love letter their new album " truth or dare" was simply awesome...
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Mazuku » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:20 am UTC

I can think of lots of artists/bands worth mentioning but for now I will go with this:

Louder Than Words by Celldweller.

I am well aware that I am outside the normal demographic for this artist but that doesn't matter to me one bit, good is good fullstop.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby \'|- » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:59 pm UTC

If I could ever recommend one artist to the world, it would be Sigur Rós. Their music is honestly the best in existence. They have brought me so much more joy than one would believe.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Cheburashka » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:31 am UTC

Legend, a classic rock/metal band I found entirely on accident a few weeks ago. Somewhat more well-known Slough Feg has covered their "The Wizard's Vengeance."

Not my favorite band, but I was quite surprised by them, considering their time, and that they were pretty close to my hometown.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby montagfaber » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:23 pm UTC

Was at a wicked dubstep show the other night, try out Zed's Dead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWC_WZ7gd6g

http://www.myspace.com/zedsdead
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Keand64 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:18 am UTC

The Megas, an awesome indie rock band that composes songs based off the soundtrack of Megaman (Mostly Megaman 2). It sounds like a parody at first, but they really are a great band.

EDIT: Me being the idiot I am, forgot to post the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfI0P3Bf ... re=related
It's "I want to be the one", based of the soundtrack to Megaman 2 Wily 2.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Vapour » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:45 pm UTC

The one artist I would recommend whole heartedly would be Disturbed.

I actually came across Disturbed from listening to a compilation, and the song of theirs really caught my attention, "Shout 2000". Despite it actually being a cover for another band "Tears for Fears" I really like his singing voice.

They're an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1996. They have sold over 11 million albums worldwide.

Their band consists of
David Draiman – lead vocals
Dan Donegan – guitar
Mike Wengren – drums
John Moyer – bass guitar

Disturbed performing at Sweden 2008
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Their albums are
The Sickness (1998–2000)
Believe (2001–2003)
Ten Thousand Fists (2004–2006)
Indestructible (2007–2009)
Asylum (Came out on the 30th)

Some of their album art

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The recurring shadowy figure is just known as the Guy.


And ofcourse, their
Official Website

If you're into rock, I really suggest you give them a shot.

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Some videos if you're interested.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby aylalalalalala » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:55 am UTC

first off thanks to whoever recommended Volto do Mar on the first page - i love their sound - have been wondering how two bass guitars would sound together for a while.
and thanks to the recommender of Tycho - has a similar sort of vibe to Boards of Canada - also worth checking out Leftfield ('swords', in particular) if you don't know them already.
and lastly a possibly obscure mellow grunge band - Screaming Trees, youtube knows who they are (so not that obscure) - look it up - 'dollar bill' is a good one
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby rachelbonilla » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:53 pm UTC

Anyone remember Soul Coughing? They have such an awesome sound. I wonder what happened to them...

I think my favorite song of theirs is Lazy Bones... http://www.ilike.com/artist/Soul+Coughi ... /Lazybones
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby stemlir25 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:53 pm UTC

I can recommend Paloma Faith. She's new artist, but I think she really has something. I love Ornella Vanoni - L'appuntamento is most popular song.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Laelaps » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:46 pm UTC

My recommendation is Ray Hargreaves, aka Raybob industries. A fantastic artist who recently released his latest album, Hey Girl Hey. He's also created Jessica and the Silver Eclips, Pixel Vision, and Proto a Gogo (the latter two are now free to download, btw).
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby krazykomrade » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:03 am UTC

rachelbonilla wrote:Anyone remember Soul Coughing? They have such an awesome sound. I wonder what happened to them...

I think my favorite song of theirs is Lazy Bones... http://www.ilike.com/artist/Soul+Coughi ... /Lazybones

Hell yeah I remember them! I don't think I've ever encountered anyone else who has ever heard of them. :D
But to start off, I'd like to recommend Passion Pit. Here's one of their popular songs, Sleepyhead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zherMkcXdo

My favorite however is Moth's Wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9o8SlyPB84

YES, that's my favorite as well!
I'm going to suggest Streetlight Manifesto. They're a Ska band, but they sound different from any other Ska band I've ever heard, and their lyrics are actually very interesting.

If you like them, or ska in general, I'd highly recommend Catch 22, another ska band with some of the same members (I think there's kinda a thorny relationship between the bands, actually). Catch 22 has created one of the best concept albums I've ever experienced called "Permanent Revolution", about the life of Leon Trotsky. Each song represents a significant year (or event) in his life, so the album is like a musical biography (one of a truly fascinating individual at that!)

My own suggestion is Sage Francis, who's already been mentioned, but I think is worth a re-mention. He's an underground/independent hip-hop artist and former slam poet, and his poetic background is evident is his songs. I chose three songs to kind of give an idea of his different styles.

Here's sort of an unusual song of his, kinda a twangy, country-influenced song, with a well-done music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiV2stUu5RE

Here's one of his political songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv1H197pL8M

And lastly, here's one of his more personal, emotional songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VL0mB8ILeo
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Zarq » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

Epica

Female-fronted symphonic melodic power metal band (yeah, I know :p). Simone Simons has the most beautiful voice.

Not only that, but she's insanely beautiful too
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The song that got me hooked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dys1_TuUmI4

Just listen to how she sings "fools":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYBwZPCleY

My favorite song of their last album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izg2hcLQsrw

If you like symphonic metal and/or female-fronted metal, you have to give them a try.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:01 am UTC

Epica comes up occasionally on my Pandora station. I think the song that plays the most is "Never Enough".
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby OBrien » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:19 pm UTC

My favourite band of all time are The Clash. However, because punk's not for everyone (even punk that dabbled in American folk, reggae, pop, rap and the general "misc" drawer of rock, I found much to my disappointment) I'm going to reccomend Canned Heat. They're pretty damn excllent and I've only ever met one person who doesn't like them.
Right, I know, these aren't particularly obscure bands, but they should be listened to all the same!

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