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ielerol

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music recommendations?
« on: 27 Dec 2004, 12:05 »

I got an iTunes gift card for Christmas, and I'd like to check out some new music. I figure this is a good place to get ideas. A good suggestion might be the best song from a weaker album, so I don't end up wanting to buy the whole album and feeling like I wasted my money. For example, I'd like to try something by Deerhoof without committing to an entire album.

I like a variety of jazz, rock and folk, and then I have a certain moderate taste for weirder stuff. If I'm in the right mood, I love Bjork, but my favorite bands are Simon & Garfunkel, Cake, Jump Little Children, and Rufus Wainwright. I'm also currently in love with Johnny Cash's last album and Belle & Sebastian's Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Other stuff I like:
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Billie Holiday
Tracy Chapman
Wilco
Billy Joel
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
The Cure
The Cranberries
Jeff Buckley
John Wesley Harding
They Might Be Giants
Travis
Moxy Früvous

Note: I'm not sure why, but I cannot stand the vocals from Coheed and Cambria or Something Corporate, so if a band's singer sounds like that, it will probably irritate me.
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« Reply #1 on: 27 Dec 2004, 13:37 »

Jeph just recmended the top ten albums...
Here


Maybe...

Martha Dumptruck Massacre (I like Heathers...)
Rasputina (the sexy cello vixens) (These aren't their best songs... But they're the freeist. Try State Fair or somthing from a newer album unless you have silly gothy tastes.)
The Spinto Band (they have an Atari song, that makes them okay in my book)
Dan Reitz (kinda Jazzish sometimes)
The Spaces
Voltaire (Bjork is his idol)
Acute Equilibrium Disorder (Lots of random goodness!)
The Shins
The Stills (Changes are no good)
The Dead Milkmen (Cows with guns. <--- Must have.)
The Strokes
The Hives
The Vines
The White Stripes
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Weakerthans
The Tragically Hip (Apparently they're Canadian Gods?)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (By the Way album, On Mercury unless you like being depressed)
The Who
Scorpians
Procol Harum (A Whiter Shade of Pale, because I like the word "Fandango")
Pixies
The Unicorns
Dresden Dolls (Girly gothy stuff. You never know...)
Guns N' Roses
London after Midnight (Nightmare before Xmas cover Sally's song)Cream
The Doors
Bauhaus
The Clash (I'm all lost in the Supermarket, London Calling, or The Guns of Brixton)
Flogging Molly (Drunk Irish guys with violins)

Echo and the Bunnymen!

That should be an okay start...
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« Reply #2 on: 27 Dec 2004, 14:09 »

rofl martha dumptruck massacre i'm gonna have to download some of that.

how about:
suzanne vega: marlene on the wall, left of centre (female singer)
sons and daughters: broken bones, johnny cash (scottish rock band with male/female vocals)
paul mcartney & the wings: nineteen hundred and eighty five, jet
tom petty: running down a dream, yer so bad (billy joel ish rock)
snow patrol: gleaming auction, ways and means (a bit travis ish)
lamb: cotton wool, bonfire (jazz/drum+bass ish)
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« Reply #3 on: 27 Dec 2004, 18:07 »

Quote from: Duchess Tapioca
The Tragically Hip (Apparently they're Canadian Gods?)


Too damn right they are.  The consistently best rock band I have ever seen live, and I've seen 'em enough to be able to back that statement up (i think i've made it to five shows).  I don't own nearly enough Hip albums, but I recommend "Tragically Hip:  Live Between Us" as a starting point, live album culled from a run at cobo hall in detroit way back when.

Quote from: Duchess Tapioca
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Cannot be found in any great detail on iTMS, at least when last I looked.  The Peppers still believe in the sanctity of the album and that it should be purchased as a cohesive whole.

-sam
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« Reply #4 on: 27 Dec 2004, 18:30 »

Anything by Tom Waits, just don't get his newest album first, it's not his most accessible. I'd probably start with Rain Dogs or even Blood Money/Alice, then branch out from there.
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« Reply #5 on: 27 Dec 2004, 21:21 »

Quote from: -sam

Too damn right they are.  The consistently best rock band I have ever seen live, and I've seen 'em enough to be able to back that statement up (i think i've made it to five shows).  I don't own nearly enough Hip albums, but I recommend "Tragically Hip:  Live Between Us" as a starting point, live album culled from a run at cobo hall in detroit way back when.


I'm glad I'm not Canadian.. us silly americans can get concerts for $15 if we'd like...
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ielerol

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« Reply #6 on: 29 Dec 2004, 14:08 »

thanks for the suggestions.  I'm especially liking the Tragically Hip, the Weakerthans, and Suzanne Vega.
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« Reply #7 on: 29 Dec 2004, 14:38 »

The Velvet Underground
The Smiths
Animal Collective
The Unicorns
Joy Division

and as always...THE AQUABATS!
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« Reply #8 on: 29 Dec 2004, 20:50 »

i agree with voltaire, the smiths, lamb and the aquabats

also...

goldfrapp
grand national
thievery corporation
hot hot heat
ladytron
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« Reply #9 on: 29 Dec 2004, 21:28 »

Royal Crown Revue
Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Verve
Oasis
Soul Coughing
G. Love and Special Sauce
Damien Rice
Sufjan Stevens
Devendra Banhart
Aimee Mann
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Karl

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« Reply #10 on: 30 Dec 2004, 06:40 »

Spitting Games by Snow Patrol
A Modern Way Of Letting Go by Idlewild
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« Reply #11 on: 30 Dec 2004, 17:17 »

In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 by Coheed and Cambria is pretty solid. ;)

Since you seem to be a fan of indie-folk-rockish stuff, I humbly suggest trying to find The Tyde somewhere on iTunes (they are on the Rough Trade imprint - does anybody know if RT supports iTunes?). Cat Power and Guided By Voices put out some pretty neat stuff, also .I do not have any GBV at my house right now, but Cat Power's "Free" is pretty neat.
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« Reply #12 on: 31 Dec 2004, 01:51 »

Seriously, buy Devotchka

And Grant Lee Buffalo for old school indie from LA.
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ielerol

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« Reply #13 on: 02 Jan 2005, 22:49 »

Oh, I have nothing against Coheed and Cambria, they're a good band. The singer's pretty talented too, it's just that something about his style gets on my nerves after awhile.


iTunes has one album by The Tyde, and an EP. They sound interesting.


Oh man, I suddenly remembered how much I love R.E.M. and how little of their music I actually own. I'm thinking this gift card will not be sufficient and I will have to get an iTunes accounts. There goes next semester's grocery money...
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« Reply #14 on: 03 Jan 2005, 18:14 »

The entire Anchorman soundtrack.
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