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Teach
Mar 28, 2008



Pillbug

Tangential to The Beatles chat, but I really like Love, the 2006 mashup. It might not be a great inroad, as half the fun comes from recognising the tracks and seeing how they've been run into one another, but it's a fresh way to look at (sometimes a little) stale songs.

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Fenrir
Apr 26, 2005

I found my kendo stick, bitch!



Lipstick Apathy

Franchescanado posted:

I know no one's requested this, but I've had two separate friends ask me for a playlist to get them into The Beatles.

So I've made a 50+ song playlist mostly of lesser-known songs and deeper cuts (without being too insular) with a few of the big recognizable hits to balance it out.

"Beatles Sold" on YouTube playlist and here is "Beatles Sold" on Spotify

Hope it helps anyone too afraid to ask.

I like that you stashed Maxwell's Silver Hammer in there like a landmine to troll both the thread and your friends.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

Fenrir posted:

I like that you stashed Maxwell's Silver Hammer in there like a landmine to troll both the thread and your friends.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer is one of the better "Paul McCartney jokey playful 'kids' songs". It's weirdly dark for the tone, and it fits in well after the playfulness of Sgt. Pepper -> With A Little Help From My Friends. Also the synth is oddly ahead of it's time.

It was either that or Rocky Raccoon, and I chose Maxwell.

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Oct 4, 2015

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All I know about No Doubt is Just A Girl and Don't Speak. And Gwen Stefani's solo career, but I've got that covered.

NUMBER 1 FULCI FAN
Jun 1, 2003

If we vanished tomorrow, no organism on this planet would miss us.
Nothing in nature needs us.





Buglord

Junpei posted:

All I know about No Doubt is Just A Girl and Don't Speak. And Gwen Stefani's solo career, but I've got that covered.

The whole Tragic Kingdom album is really great

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



Junpei posted:

All I know about No Doubt is Just A Girl and Don't Speak. And Gwen Stefani's solo career, but I've got that covered.

That Spiderweb song from guitar hero was pretty good

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007
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Tragic Kingdom is No Doubt's most famous album and not only their best but definitely one of the big albums of the mid 90s. Their previous album The Beacon Street Collection and Return of Saturn are both not quite as good but still very much worth listening to. Their self-titled debut is pretty uneven with some bright spots (in particular Big City Train) and their last album Rock Steady is incredibly bland but spawned a few singles.

(Apparently they reunited and put out a sixth album in 2012, but I haven't heard that one, so I can't speak to it.)

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

Where to I start with Scott Walker?

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

The Vosgian Beast posted:

Where to I start with Scott Walker?

Are you interested in his baroque pop era, or his experimental?

For the Baroque pop, you can just start with Scott 1 and then continue along with 2 to 3 to 4, and see him grow towards the experimental approach.

If you want the straight up experimental art music, then I'd just pick one of the big albums that appeals to you. Probably The Drift, or Tilt or Bish Bosch. If you already like Sunn O))), then listen to their collaboration Soused.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



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El Gallinero Gros fucked around with this message at 15:42 on Mar 30, 2020

whoda thunkit
Sep 20, 2010


I just heard John Prine died. Also, I just heard John Prine existed. But people I like think he's great so how do I get on board the regret train.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

whoda thunkit posted:

I just heard John Prine died. Also, I just heard John Prine existed. But people I like think he's great so how do I get on board the regret train.

First three albums are basically perfect; start with his eponymous. Just go chronologically from there or jump around. 1999ís album In Spite of Ourselves is the most referenced outside of his first five albums.

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



Franchescanado posted:

First three albums are basically perfect; start with his eponymous. Just go chronologically from there or jump around. 1999ís album In Spite of Ourselves is the most referenced outside of his first five albums.

In Spite is Ourselves is one of the best duets albums of all time.

The eponymous album has, over time, also become a greatest hits album.

Sam Stone still makes me weepy.

As far as Iím concerned, John Prine understood American society better than any other songwriter ever has. That includes Dylan, Simon, and Guthrie.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

XBenedict posted:

In Spite is Ourselves is one of the best duets albums of all time.

The eponymous album has, over time, also become a greatest hits album.

Sam Stone still makes me weepy.

As far as Iím concerned, John Prine understood American society better than any other songwriter ever has. That includes Dylan, Simon, and Guthrie.

I think what separates Prine from the others you mentioned is how his sense of humor is just more readily apparent. Dylan is funny, but people sometimes get lost in his Artistic Persona and take it a little too seriously. Whereas John Prine's lyrics and personality are so much more direct, that when he wants to be sad or melancholic, there is no ambiguity of mood or intent, and when he slips in a funny line in a sad song (or a dark line in a funny song), it hits much harder.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



And my god Prine wrote some soul-crushing sad songs.

As mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9ZkYViEIs

And:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oliKRRw6ACk

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

me your dad posted:

And my god Prine wrote some soul-crushing sad songs.

As mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9ZkYViEIs

And:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oliKRRw6ACk

A favorite of mine is Souvenirs, which takes a few themes and ideas he's done before ("Flashback Blues", for instance) and instills it with sadness and regret.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



Franchescanado posted:

A favorite of mine is Souvenirs, which takes a few themes and ideas he's done before ("Flashback Blues", for instance) and instills it with sadness and regret.

I'm not embarrassed to admit I started crying on the day he died when I put on Souvenirs. It's one of my favorites as well.

I put together this playlist earlier last year when my friend asked for guidance on Prine. This is pretty much a recreation of the out of print "Great Days" anthology, which was my entry point into his music so long ago:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1...sQiG5bAih9ieFKQ

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Did Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock do anything besides 'It Takes Two' that was good?

owl_pellet
Nov 20, 2005

show your enemy
what you look like




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Where do I continue with Jimmy Eat World? I own Static Prevails, Clarity, and Bleed American. To give an idea of what I like about them for those that are familiar, I think Clarity is probably the best album of those three, but Static Prevails is my favorite, and Bleed American has some bangers on it.

I guess more straightforward questions would be, out of the albums that followed those three, are there any that carry the mid- to late-90s emo sound forward? Did they stick with the two guitarists switching off or doubling up on singing duty? There are a lot of albums after the ones I have and I'm not sure which ones I'll like and which ones I won't.

Thumbtacks
Apr 3, 2013

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My favorite Jimmy Eat World (I donít know how to abbreviate it and I refuse go go with JEW) album by far is Clarity so Iím not sure if I can be unbiased here. Invented is the album that sounds the most like clarity/bleed American/static prevails, so youíll definitely like that one. I didnít personally like the sound of Futures but itís still good, honestly I only really remember the singles and I hate Big Casino with a passion for reasons I donít even remember. But I do enjoy Let It Happen.

Honestly if I were you Iíd just start listening to all of them. Theyíve kept the same lineup since Static Prevails and for the most part their sound actually hasnít changed TOO much. Iíd listen in order, if you want an idea of how the album sounds in general just listen to the singles and then flesh it out from there.

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I know logically that the Spice Girls were like, crazy, stupid big, but the only song I know by them is, well, Wannabe. Are their albums any good?

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



Junpei posted:

I know logically that the Spice Girls were like, crazy, stupid big, but the only song I know by them is, well, Wannabe. Are their albums any good?

Are you an eleven year old girl? Then yes.

Attitude Indicator
Apr 3, 2009



Junpei posted:

I know logically that the Spice Girls were like, crazy, stupid big, but the only song I know by them is, well, Wannabe. Are their albums any good?

Itís all humdrum 90s girl pop. Just listen to the first one, Spice, and see if you care enough to listen to the rest. I think they only released three.

13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle



Junpei posted:

I know logically that the Spice Girls were like, crazy, stupid big, but the only song I know by them is, well, Wannabe. Are their albums any good?

They're solid workout jams and it's fun pop. Honestly now of all times Spice Girls is perfectly appropriate to get into.

I think their second album (Spiceworld) is more solid and interesting than the first but they're both a blend of club tracks and poppy vaguely R&B inspired ballads. Forever (3rd album, post Ginger Spice) is pretty meh.

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



Spice Girls - Wannabe was the first song I remember actively wanting to listen to again after hearing it on the radio, I was like 6 so I make no apologies

Still I haven't heard Holler for 20 years, what a godawful song.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



Where do I start with Buju Banton and similar artists? I should clarify - I like how aggressive Buju Banton sounds and I'm looking for stuff like that. (I have a feeling I may have asked about this before but I can't remember.)

me your dad fucked around with this message at 20:38 on Apr 30, 2020

Emetic Hustler
May 5, 2009



With the recent passing of Tony Allen, it reminded me that I need to familiarize with stuff from Fela Kuti and afrobeat/jazz/funk in general. What are essential records by Kuti and others?

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Emetic Hustler posted:

With the recent passing of Tony Allen, it reminded me that I need to familiarize with stuff from Fela Kuti and afrobeat/jazz/funk in general. What are essential records by Kuti and others?

Most of Fela Kuti's records generally follow the same pattern so it's hard to point to specific ones, but I think Zombie and Afrodisiac are usually cited as the important ones. I personally love Gentleman, Roforofo Fight and Kalakuta Show the most of the ones that I have, but from the mid-70s stuff it's really hard to go wrong to be honest. The title track on Gentleman contains one of my favorite moments in music, ever. You'll know it when you hear it, I think.

The other big names I can give are Ebo Taylor and Manu Dibango. One of Taylor's most recent ones is on youtube, and Dibango is most famous for Soul Makossa. I would check out the many compilations of 70s Afro-pop/funk/rock/psych. A lot of it is also on youtube, like Afro-Beat Airways or African Scream Contest, but with most of the artists on those it's hard if not impossible to point to any full-length records. I have my own favorite tracks off of many of these but haven't really been successful in digging deeper into any of the artists.

Hopefully someone else can fill in more.

Teach
Mar 28, 2008



Pillbug

If you want a three album hit, try Zombie by Fela and Africa 70, and Expensive poo poo and Coffin For Head Of State - all three are great, and have got my 10-year-old asking for Fela when we get in the car.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Sun Kil Moon

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010



Ghosts of the Great Highway for classic SKM and Benji for the start of his more recent sound.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
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anymore


Shredded Hen

I got into him with Tiny Cities, an album of Modest Mouse covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOk30OAHxEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNhrHXHjAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8i2tOfzyfk

But yeah, Benji's a loving masterpiece, though pretty different than Tiny Cities.

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Teach posted:

If you want a three album hit, try Zombie by Fela and Africa 70, and Expensive poo poo and Coffin For Head Of State - all three are great, and have got my 10-year-old asking for Fela when we get in the car.

Those tend to be the ones that people check out for whatever reason but every single record that Fela put out in the 70s is excellent and he never released any bad albums afaik.

Teach
Mar 28, 2008



Pillbug

Genuinely, I think I got those recommendations from the last time someone asked about Fella Kuti in this thread...

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



I like sorrow tears and blood a lot.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Rageaholic posted:

I got into him with Tiny Cities, an album of Modest Mouse covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOk30OAHxEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNhrHXHjAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8i2tOfzyfk

But yeah, Benji's a loving masterpiece, though pretty different than Tiny Cities.

benjiís the only one that ever clicked with me that wasnít red house painters era; iíd start there and see if you like mark kozelekís brand of sing rambling before going farther forward

Teach
Mar 28, 2008



Pillbug

Rageaholic posted:

I got into him with Tiny Cities, an album of Modest Mouse covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOk30OAHxEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNhrHXHjAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8i2tOfzyfk

But yeah, Benji's a loving masterpiece, though pretty different than Tiny Cities.

Benji is amazing, but the guy's got a fairly big blind-spot about his own ridiculousness. Don't get me wrong - I loved Benji (and Universal Themes), and it took me ages to realise that I used to love Mark Kozelek 30 years ago when he was Red House Painters. Down Colourful Hill soundtracked much of my middle year at uni. But sometimes he reminds me of David Brent from the British Office - "Go and get the guitar".

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007
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Hearing about the recent death of Little Richard reminded me that I don't know much about pre-Beatles rock music beyond a few songs that my parents and their friends played when I was growing up. What should I listen to learn about that era?

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



ultrafilter posted:

Hearing about the recent death of Little Richard reminded me that I don't know much about pre-Beatles rock music beyond a few songs that my parents and their friends played when I was growing up. What should I listen to learn about that era?

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Jerry Lee Lewis (do NOT read about him if you have trouble separating art from artist)
Los Bravos
Buddy Holly

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XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



El Gallinero Gros posted:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Jerry Lee Lewis (do NOT read about him if you have trouble separating art from artist)
Los Bravos
Buddy Holly

Chuck Berry
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Eddie Cochran
Gene Vincent
Carl Perkins
Roy Orbison
Bill Haley and his Comets
Bo Diddley
Chubby Checker
Fats Domino

Ummmm.....Elvis.

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