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uggy
Aug 6, 2006

You must leave the World Series at Game 6. For that is when the spell ends and your coach becomes a pumpkin.


I'm looking for bands similar to this sound, preferably the original inspirations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9zQggfpYEM
This God Help the Girl song.

And bands like Camera Obscura and The Pipettes. I guess this would be 50s era bubble-gum pop stuff? These sorts of bands, from the genre's heyday.

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Threatis
Sep 28, 2005

congrats on figuring out how to use a machine with 4 buttons


uggy posted:

I'm looking for bands similar to this sound, preferably the original inspirations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9zQggfpYEM
This God Help the Girl song.

And bands like Camera Obscura and The Pipettes. I guess this would be 50s era bubble-gum pop stuff? These sorts of bands, from the genre's heyday.

Check out April March. Actually, just check out the entire "But I'm A Cheerleader" sountrack.

Some Alf DVDs
Dec 2, 2004

*SLurpz*

I need punkish stuff (I guess you call it post-punk but that just sounds dumb), a la Fugazi. Something with good guitar work but an definite edge and punkish vibe to it.

kingcobweb
Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.


Some Alf DVDs posted:

I need punkish stuff (I guess you call it post-punk but that just sounds dumb), a la Fugazi. Something with good guitar work but an definite edge and punkish vibe to it.

This would be easier if you posted the other bands you liked as well to avoid the obvious ones the genre that you're looking for is post-hardcore by the way.

The obvious ones: Rites of Spring, Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus Lizard, Big Black, Nation of Ulysses, Flipper, Royal Trux, maybe some riot grrl stuff like Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, etc etc etc

CRAYON
Feb 13, 2006

In the year 3000..

RotationSurgeon posted:

I love Baroness, and am really excited about the new album they are releasing in October. What do you guys have for me? A personal favorite song of mine is Teeth of a Cogwheel.

Mastodon is a probably a safe bet. Especially their latest album Crack the Skye, but all their albums are solid.

CharlesWillisMaddox
Jun 6, 2007

by angerbeet


Three things.

1. What is some good modern funk, or funk like music? I've been listening to Prince's Lotus Flowers (which is really, really loving great, I'd place it behind some of his classic albums its so good) and Jamiroquai a lot lately. I ask for modern, because I have plenty classic funk.

2. I want some metal that is extremely fast and heavy, but not death metal and with usually clean vocals. Something like Strapping Young Lad.

3. I've also been listening to Butterfingers, and I like them and want some more Australian or UK hip hop (thats not grime)

kundalini rinsing
Jun 3, 2007



CharlesWillisMaddox posted:

Three things.

1. What is some good modern funk, or funk like music? I've been listening to Prince's Lotus Flowers (which is really, really loving great, I'd place it behind some of his classic albums its so good) and Jamiroquai a lot lately. I ask for modern, because I have plenty classic funk.

2. I want some metal that is extremely fast and heavy, but not death metal and with usually clean vocals. Something like Strapping Young Lad.

3. I've also been listening to Butterfingers, and I like them and want some more Australian or UK hip hop (thats not grime)


1. Is 'classic funk' 60s-70s or also including 80s? If not, check out Herbie Hancock, Zapp, The SOS Band, Talking Heads is pretty funky too. Not a lot of pure funk around these days (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are good) but some fusion artists i like with funk influences are Liquid Soul, Medeski Martin & Wood, Victor Wooten, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and Los Amigos Invisibles. I don't know how low your pop tolerance is but some of Amy Winehouse's backing music is pretty drat funky and fun too. Good hip hop artists that sample funk music include De La Soul, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

olin
Mar 8, 2005


Twisted Aristocrat posted:

Any recommendations for someone who enjoys these two Lightning bolt songs in particular?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ2ni-bYL_o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7fVK1mA2zg

Get all three of Bablicon's albums.
http://www.pickled-egg.co.uk/bablicon.htm

I think you'll really like the songs 'pigeon of doom' and 'an orange moon' and 'agustus syphilus'.

nesbit37 posted:

I am trying to find some Francophone music that is nice and kind of mellow. An example would be Carla Bruni maybe mixed with the Amelie soundtrack. Thats a bad description, but essentially something light, maybe some accordion, and a nice smooth voice or voices singing in French. I tried using lastFM to find similar artists but the results returned were all anglophone.

My purpose is two fold: Firstly, I want some nice background music that I can write papers to without distracting me because I can't understand the language. Second, I will be taking up French soon and it would be nice to have something that, when I am ready, I can start to pick out words from in a language I will be learning. Anyone have some artists I should be on the look out for?

Maybe Michel Legrand. Anyhting he did in the 60's.

Hell, go ahead and watch the musical Les parapluies de Cherbourg. Then buy the soundtrack.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058450/

This music is not peaceful, but, since you're going to learn French, you may as well also check out the best French speaking band who ever existed. Aksak Maboul.
http://www.myspace.com/aksakmaboul

olin fucked around with this message at Aug 12, 2009 around 13:16

Bean_
Oct 6, 2006

by Ozma


CharlesWillisMaddox posted:

Three things.

2. I want some metal that is extremely fast and heavy, but not death metal and with usually clean vocals. Something like Strapping Young Lad.

Devin Townsend Band (Try Synchestra), & Devin Townsend (Ziltoid the Omniscient). Those are the easy recommendations.

You also might like some Gothenburg metal. Try some Soilwork (Natural Born Chaos album), and In Flames (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ54cHjnhEk)(although vocals are a little rough). I'll give you some more to look into when I get home, and have access to my library.

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


CharlesWillisMaddox posted:

Three things.

1. What is some good modern funk, or funk like music? I've been listening to Prince's Lotus Flowers (which is really, really loving great, I'd place it behind some of his classic albums its so good) and Jamiroquai a lot lately. I ask for modern, because I have plenty classic funk.

Nomo, El Michels Affair, Akoya Afrobeat, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Heliocentrics, Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band, Menahan Street Band, The Souljazz Orchestra, The New Mastersounds, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Ogon, The Apples, Plantlife, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, Connie Price & The Keystones...

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

CharlesWillisMaddox posted:

3. I've also been listening to Butterfingers, and I like them and want some more Australian or UK hip hop (thats not grime)
Looking up Butterfingers on YouTube I didn't find any hip-hop in my first several clicks, but for Aussie hip-hop you might try the Herd.

El Generico
Feb 3, 2009

Glory by Honour, Justice by
BRAINBUSTAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!


I'm looking for recommendations for very popular music that doesn't suck too hard. I like TV on the Radio, Radiohead, Gorillaz... and on the other side of the spectrum, I like some Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, and lots of pleasant pop music with some electronic influence that has some kind of statement at least some of the time.

Basically, I want to be able to chit chat about popular music without having to listen to a lot of total crud. I have no interest in Lady Gaga or the new Eminem album. I have a hard time figuring out what anyone other than me listens to, as I tend to listen to a lot of IDM and chiptunes and Commodore 64 music and other nerdy bullshit.

There's another, more specific request I'd like to make, and that's "hard pop". It's hard for me to describe, but it's a sort of aggressive electronic pop music that seems to be a British sort of thing. I'll make some examples of the kind of sound I'm thinking of (Youtubes included because the videos are often awesome and it's also a good way of getting the idea):

George Michael - Freek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOe1Eq1N6U
Scissor Sisters - Filthy/Gorgeous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hzI7JHivm0&feature=fvst
Sugababes - Freak Like Me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGSajAGg9h4&feature=fvst (This is perhaps the purest example of the kind of sound/aesthetic I'm trying to convey)

More gritty, aggressive pop music would be nice.

the
Jul 18, 2004

by Cowcaster


El Generico posted:

More gritty, aggressive pop music would be nice.

It sounds like you might like to listen to Peaches.

il_cornuto
Oct 10, 2004



El Generico posted:

There's another, more specific request I'd like to make, and that's "hard pop". It's hard for me to describe, but it's a sort of aggressive electronic pop music that seems to be a British sort of thing.

Maybe a bit more on the electronica side, but if you want pop vocals with the kind of backing you describe you might like Hot Chip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs9NgGZkErU

Rex the Jones
Oct 1, 2007


I can delve into the "required listening and classics" of hip hop on my own, but who should I be listening to that is actually making good and innovative hip hop in 2009?

Red Red Blue
Feb 11, 2007



I've really been into D-Sisive a lot lately, he's put out a ton of music in the past year and has another album out in November or so.

the
Jul 18, 2004

by Cowcaster


Rex the Jones posted:

I can delve into the "required listening and classics" of hip hop on my own, but who should I be listening to that is actually making good and innovative hip hop in 2009?

Kanye West

kingcobweb
Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.


Rex the Jones posted:

I can delve into the "required listening and classics" of hip hop on my own, but who should I be listening to that is actually making good and innovative hip hop in 2009?

I haven't heard his 09 album, but Black Milk had three (three!) fantastic albums last year. Very innovative beats.

olin
Mar 8, 2005


Rex the Jones posted:

I can delve into the "required listening and classics" of hip hop on my own, but who should I be listening to that is actually making good and innovative hip hop in 2009?

http://www.myspace.com/nujabes
http://www.myspace.com/spankrock

And hell, N.E.R.D's singles are good.

olin fucked around with this message at Aug 15, 2009 around 07:45

Ghost Boner
Jul 6, 2009


I've been listening to Dillinger 4 and Brand New a lot lately, so I'd like to know some other punk/pop-punk bands that sound similar that would be worth looking into.

I'm also looking for bands that sound like Crystal Castles, and have the same sound as 'Fresh Blood' by the Eels.

booksmart
Dec 31, 2008



Laurie Anderson is weird as gently caress and I love it. Anybody know much about her? Apparently she's pretty famous in experimental/electronic circles.

A friend just made a mix for me with her song "Word of Mouth" on it. I've never heard anything like it. Does anybody have any info/further recommendations on this woman?

il_cornuto
Oct 10, 2004



booksmart posted:

Laurie Anderson is weird as gently caress and I love it. Anybody know much about her? Apparently she's pretty famous in experimental/electronic circles.

A friend just made a mix for me with her song "Word of Mouth" on it. I've never heard anything like it. Does anybody have any info/further recommendations on this woman?

You should probably start with Big Science, it's her debut and as far as I know her most well known album, and very good. O Superman, her most famous song, is on it, but I'm also a big fan of From The Air, Walking & Falling and Let X=X. The only youtube I could find of O Superman has some guy miming to it, but the audio is fine so here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIvGcUybBE

ceebee
Feb 12, 2004


Can anybody recommend me some instrumental bands? I'm a complete newbie when it comes to music without vocals. I'm looking for classical, rock, metal, orchestral, etc types of instrumental music. I've been listening to artists like The Glitch Mob, Deepset, Beast Please Be Still, Chris Joss, and a few others..for my example of variety. Some more classical with guitar/bass or drum n' bass stuff might be a nice.

I'm not necessarily looking for post-rock type stuff, but I don't mind it incorporated into instrumental tracks as long as it's not repetitive to the point of it getting annoying.

I need some music to help get my creative juices flowing and keep me concentrated. Unfortunately with bands that have vocals I end up getting distracted by them and end up humming/singing along and not focusing. Any help is greatly appreciated, sorry for such a vague request

Yoghurt
Dec 18, 2006

We have always been at war with scenesters

I'm really into african rap at the moment, along the lines of X Plastaz : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yescF-rNB8

Has anyone got any more bass-heavy yet very jumpy stuff like this?

Some Alf DVDs
Dec 2, 2004

*SLurpz*

kingcobweb posted:

This would be easier if you posted the other bands you liked as well to avoid the obvious ones the genre that you're looking for is post-hardcore by the way.

The obvious ones: Rites of Spring, Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus Lizard, Big Black, Nation of Ulysses, Flipper, Royal Trux, maybe some riot grrl stuff like Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, etc etc etc

Thanks man. I listened to a lot of these bands this past week. My take:
-Rites of Spring- awesome
-Dinosaur Jr- sounds like generic college alt rock, but maybe i just chose a bad album (Farm)
-The Jesus Lizard- awesome
-Nation of Ulysses- decent
-Flipper- decent

As far as riot grrl, I've listened to Sleater-Kinney, which I've heard classified as riot grrl, and hated it. The vocals and lyrics are just tremendously bad, the guitar work is cool though. Maybe I'm a horrible mysogenist but I've never heard a good punk girl singer.

FalconGuy016
Aug 25, 2005

by Fistgrrl


I know very very little about techno or electronica (?) music but I always enjoy it when I hear a really chill "techno" song. Maybe chill trance song? I don't know. I'd like to get into that world but I don't know where to start. Can anyone recommend me anything?

Yoghurt
Dec 18, 2006

We have always been at war with scenesters

FalconGuy016 posted:

I know very very little about techno or electronica (?) music but I always enjoy it when I hear a really chill "techno" song. Maybe chill trance song? I don't know. I'd like to get into that world but I don't know where to start. Can anyone recommend me anything?

I'd also like to hear a lot more along the lines of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWbpmVZjswQ if at all possible so I'll add my voice to this chorus

still looking for african rap as well

Bean_
Oct 6, 2006

by Ozma


ceebee posted:

Can anybody recommend me some instrumental bands? I'm a complete newbie when it comes to music without vocals. I'm looking for classical, rock, metal, orchestral, etc types of instrumental music. I've been listening to artists like The Glitch Mob, Deepset, Beast Please Be Still, Chris Joss, and a few others..for my example of variety. Some more classical with guitar/bass or drum n' bass stuff might be a nice.

I'm not necessarily looking for post-rock type stuff, but I don't mind it incorporated into instrumental tracks as long as it's not repetitive to the point of it getting annoying.

I need some music to help get my creative juices flowing and keep me concentrated. Unfortunately with bands that have vocals I end up getting distracted by them and end up humming/singing along and not focusing. Any help is greatly appreciated, sorry for such a vague request

Some loose fits. I don't know how exactly I'd categorize them, but I tried. I listen to them, and like them. Hopefully that's enough.

Kevin Carafa (goon, type his name in and look for myspace page) (rocky)
Mogwai (abmient?)
The Non-Profits (jazzy rockish?)
Cyrus pace (jazzy)

FalconGuy016 posted:

I know very very little about techno or electronica (?) music but I always enjoy it when I hear a really chill "techno" song. Maybe chill trance song? I don't know. I'd like to get into that world but I don't know where to start. Can anyone recommend me anything?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Gr...dm_cd_album_lnk

Bought this on a whim and LOVE it. For $3, you can't go wrong.
If you google "World's Greatest Electro House" it'll come up with a myspace page in which you can stream a few of the songs. Unfortunately, the songs they let you stream aren't the best, imo. Definitely worth $3.

booksmart
Dec 31, 2008



Yoghurt posted:

I'm really into african rap at the moment, along the lines of X Plastaz : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yescF-rNB8

Has anyone got any more bass-heavy yet very jumpy stuff like this?

How about K'naan? He raps in english, but it's def. bass-heavy and jumpy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu3biFTak2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf7o...feature=channel
(I like this video too b/c the beginning of it has a tiny little clip of the Nigerian scammers that got counter-scammed into performing a word-for-word rendition of the dead parrot sketch from Monty Python)

Didn't know X Plastaz. I like it.

booksmart fucked around with this message at Aug 16, 2009 around 17:30

Bing the Noize
Dec 21, 2008

by The Finn


Some Alf DVDs posted:

I need punkish stuff (I guess you call it post-punk but that just sounds dumb), a la Fugazi. Something with good guitar work but an definite edge and punkish vibe to it.

well i know it's a lot more extreme than fugazi but listen to agoraphobic nosebleed anyway because they are the best.

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Daryl Fucking Hall
Feb 27, 2007

Daryl ohhhhhhhh Daryl


ACID POLICE posted:

well i know it's a lot more extreme than fugazi but listen to agoraphobic nosebleed anyway because they are the best.

This is a really terrible recommendation.

het
Nov 14, 2002

A dark black past
is my most valued
possession




ACID POLICE posted:

well i know it's a lot more extreme than fugazi but listen to agoraphobic nosebleed anyway because they are the best.

the OP posted:

That also means that lovely off-the-wall recommendations... will be punished.

kundalini rinsing
Jun 3, 2007



FalconGuy016 posted:

I know very very little about techno or electronica (?) music but I always enjoy it when I hear a really chill "techno" song. Maybe chill trance song? I don't know. I'd like to get into that world but I don't know where to start. Can anyone recommend me anything?

Gui Boratto, The Field, Orbital, Portishead, Banco De Gaia, Royksopp

Yoghurt posted:

I'd also like to hear a lot more along the lines of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWbpmVZjswQ if at all possible so I'll add my voice to this chorus

still looking for african rap as well

If you like this song try Flying Lotus and Bassnectar. Dunno about african rap but I like Buraka Som Sistema a lot which is a Portuguese electro-hip-hop band with strong West African and Brazilian influences.

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


Yoghurt posted:

I'm really into african rap at the moment, along the lines of X Plastaz : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yescF-rNB8

Has anyone got any more bass-heavy yet very jumpy stuff like this?

I dunno about East African stuff, but from Southern Africa you could get:

Mr Leub's two "A Trip to Johannesburg" mixtapes for kwaito (house-hiphop mix, kinda)

&

Frederic Galliano's "Kuduro Sound System" and some free internet mixes called "100% Kuduro" and "Kuduro Style" by whoever for kuduro (Angolan dance music that Buraka are doing a lot promoting in Europe and America)

alcoholiday
Apr 25, 2008


Please recommend any bands that use glide guitar. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EOPIi4Q3lM, http://www.foxtailsomersault.com/media.html, or any My Bloody Valentine song. No dream pop/ambient poo poo with heavy distortion and ethereal vocals or whatever. I am talking reverse gate and tremolo arms.

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Some Alf DVDs posted:

Thanks man. I listened to a lot of these bands this past week. My take:
-Rites of Spring- awesome

This was a good rec for Fugazi because of the personnel overlap. You'd probably also like Ian McKaye's short lived band Embrace. You may want to look into DC hardcore, other Dischord Records bands, and early emo.

quote:

-Dinosaur Jr- sounds like generic college alt rock, but maybe i just chose a bad album (Farm)

You're Living All Over Me is their most popular album and my personal favorite, but it still doesn't have that much in common with Fugazi. Although Dino jr is "post-hardcore" in the literal sense, I don't think they really fit in with the other bands kingcobweb mentioned. They have more in common with stuff like Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Pixies, grunge, and shoegaze.

Don't forget to look into the bands that influenced Fugazi, particularly Minutemen, Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, and Television. These bands are usually classified as post-punk, but Television is in that odd space between post-punk and proto-punk, and Minutemen are pretty eclectic, mixing punk and post-punk with various other styles like funk and country. Marquee Moon and Double Nickles on the Dime are generally regarding as the best albums of their respective bands.

quote:

Maybe I'm a horrible mysogenist but I've never heard a good punk girl singer.

Don't feel too bad about it, kingcobweb is kind of biased toward female artists. (not saying that's a bad thing, just an observation)

kingcobweb
Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.


Way Past Cool! posted:

Don't feel too bad about it, kingcobweb is kind of biased toward female artists. (not saying that's a bad thing, just an observation)

Most people are biased towards male artists so a step towards equality seems like inequality to people raised under a patriarchal society

Yoghurt
Dec 18, 2006

We have always been at war with scenesters

HAI posted:

I dunno about East African stuff, but from Southern Africa you could get:

Mr Leub's two "A Trip to Johannesburg" mixtapes for kwaito (house-hiphop mix, kinda)

&

Frederic Galliano's "Kuduro Sound System" and some free internet mixes called "100% Kuduro" and "Kuduro Style" by whoever for kuduro (Angolan dance music that Buraka are doing a lot promoting in Europe and America)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYQJti-JGg hahaha search for mr leub on youtube

Robotnik DDS
Oct 31, 2004



Can anyone recommend me some cheesy, over the top, late 70's/early 80's sounding synth rock? Preferably instrumental. Something that sounds like John Carpenter or The Warriors?

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Jul 18, 2004

by Cowcaster


FalconGuy016 posted:

I know very very little about techno or electronica (?) music but I always enjoy it when I hear a really chill "techno" song. Maybe chill trance song? I don't know. I'd like to get into that world but I don't know where to start. Can anyone recommend me anything?

http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/ - Pick a genre and listen

And then...

http://www.di.fm - Pick a channel and listen

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