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SpiritualDeath
Jul 2, 2009

shaping your brain like pottery

Twee Pop is probably the rock/indie pop subgenre with the highest proportion of female vocals, and it's fast-paced and upbeat by design, so I think you would have good luck checking out popular/praised bands from that subgenre. The Tiger Trap song kingcobweb mentioned is part of it, and I'll add these bands for starters

Camera Obscura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3CkfvYMCWM

Alvvays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXu6q-6JKjA

Kero Kero Bonito
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qmwsg2pyEc

The Cardigans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpaA163XaQA

Heavenly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjQiooqwsc

Dolly Mixture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogX4qtizaE

Talulah Gosh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxY4Q2TmQAw

Also Spiderbait isn't really twee but if you like the above stuff you'll probably enjoy at least their Janet English-sung tracks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD16b5wibwQ

SpiritualDeath fucked around with this message at 06:40 on May 6, 2021

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kingcobweb
Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.


Boba Pearl posted:

I did this and found some stuff that I had forgotten I liked, I was really into Ska as a kid, and loved Sublime, ok I was into sublime. Then I went back and revisited some of their stuff, and a lot of it is... Very problematic. Which sucks, I also have been getting tiktoks about Ska history, and how it's roots were not white punk dudes, so some stuff like would rule!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtUnubXAO4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOJSM46nWwo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4

also if you like this kind of stuff, the most influential album on my music taste anyone ever gave me was a copy of The Clash - London Calling when I was 12. Maybe it will have the same effect on you!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul0uJfhywW8

edit: re-reading your post i accidentally replied with three bands that were entirely white dudes lol my bad

kingcobweb fucked around with this message at 07:16 on May 6, 2021

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Boba Pearl posted:

I did this and found some stuff that I had forgotten I liked, I was really into Ska as a kid, and loved Sublime, ok I was into sublime. Then I went back and revisited some of their stuff, and a lot of it is... Very problematic. Which sucks, I also have been getting tiktoks about Ska history, and how it's roots were not white punk dudes, so some stuff like would rule!

Lana Del Rey was uh... Not good, I did not enjoy the sad stuff, and Marina/Marina did a lot of songs about break ups and what not, which really didn't do it for me either.



Marina/Marina had some good stuff I really liked, specifically Purge the Poison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5u3kP85LYI

I went to Neko Case's website, and the 4 songs she has on their are again slow crooning? (Maybe I don't know what this word means,) I really like faster paced stuff. Like, all of the girl with guitar songs I posted are definitely upbeat, and chipper without hitting super long notes? Like high tempo?

Still this purge the poison is awesome.

I also listened to the UK jazz band stuff here.


I know this rec wasn't for me, but this song was really good for the first minute or so, and then I realized it was 7 minutes long with no lyrics and kind of checked out. I also like that persona song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FG85wVSV3o


This had the same problem as the Lana Del Rey and other stuff, just way too much sad slow stuff, at least on their top search results.

I also found out about Last.FM which is pretty good, though it doesn't work very well on my phone, which is sad.

i think you might be really into french house and disco, and the latter is extremely poc driven and queer friendly

iíd say try listening to daft punkís discovery (if youíre into animation i think you can find interstella 5555 on youtube which is basically an album length music video) and maybe pick up chicís greatest hits

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Boba Pearl posted:

I also found out about Last.FM which is pretty good, though it doesn't work very well on my phone, which is sad.

I used Last.FM for years and probably have over a million plays listed on there. But I stopped us ing it because it was constantly double, triple, and more playing songs. I eventually quit when it said I played some Disturbed song 50+ times in a row. I have a reputation to uphold!

LionYeti
Oct 11, 2008






These guys are wildly deeply problematic " March 2019, Australian musician Zheani Sparkes released a diss track titled "The Question" accusing Jones of allegedly sexually assaulting her in South Africa in 2013. According to Sparkes, Jones drugged her and trafficked her to Africa, as well as sending explicit photos of her to cast members of Chappie"

marjorie
May 4, 2014



LionYeti posted:

These guys are wildly deeply problematic " March 2019, Australian musician Zheani Sparkes released a diss track titled "The Question" accusing Jones of allegedly sexually assaulting her in South Africa in 2013. According to Sparkes, Jones drugged her and trafficked her to Africa, as well as sending explicit photos of her to cast members of Chappie"

Honestly had no idea - didn't really know anything about them except a couple songs, and thought the sound profile might fit. Thanks for the heads up; I edited them out of my post (you may want to edit the quote to remove the youtube link).

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.



I've found the Ethiopian rapper Tommy Cash to be a perfectly good substitute for Die Antwoord once their shittiness was brought out into the open. Cash has a similar vocal style to Ninja, and is also fairly ... uhhh.... out there artistically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihsAv08Pi8

To loop back to pop/indie with female vocalists, he's has also done some stuff with Charli XCX (who Hooplah mentioned off-handedly) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxnFaq5SaqI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK3mbxs7IOU, and to Boba Pearl, I'd say check out her catalog if you're not that familiar outside of her big hits (Boom Clap and Break the Rules being the stupidly popular stuff). At this point she's doing a lot of hyperpop stuff at this point and collaborating with a ton of interesting artists, particularly queer/LGBTQ+ and poc. From listening to a bit of what you posted you liked I think you might find something agreeable in there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKBCLHAq1do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-v1b9waHWY

Also, Caroline Polachek (formerly of the band Chairlift) may fit the bill as well. Newer solo stuff has a sort of ethereal gothic quality without being slow and mopey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn3cHUtNZKo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYeGAD0xBTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWSFlqBOgl8

Dungeon Ecology
Feb 8, 2011



i really loved caroline polachek's pang album but oof that breathless cover...i hated the original anyways, so i guess its no surprise i don't like her version.

but...

she shared a few remixed songs from pang a while back that introduced me to oklou:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKFj-Da85E8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvlJ3keIJdw

Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

I appreciate your willingness to press your advantage. That shows confidence!

I'm actually invincible on disadvantage, but that's a trait unique to Dandies like myself.

Don't feel discouraged!

Boba Pearl posted:

Narrative songs

So my taste is on the more theatre-kid side, but I'm also a fan of musical narrative. Alongside the Marina recommendation, I would definitely recommend The Scissor Sisters. They are super pop-y, but they very catchy, have campy melodies, and they're very fun to vibe to as their song structure evolves. All their albums are quality, but for you I'd specifically recommend their first two: Self titled and Ta-Dah (though I think Night Work is their best album). While they're not musical-esque in that they specifically have a plot, they're musical-esque in that they have strong, evolving hooks, and a theatrical sense of humor.

If you want to feel like a hipster but still want a fun, story-based narrative, I'd recommend The Decemberists as well. Specifically, The Mariner's Revenge and The Rake's Song. Those are folksy, early 2010s, straight up plot songs, and are very fun.

Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

I appreciate your willingness to press your advantage. That shows confidence!

I'm actually invincible on disadvantage, but that's a trait unique to Dandies like myself.

Don't feel discouraged!

This might be kind of vague, but can someone offer me some modern bands (2010 at earliest) to check out that are Megadeth-esque? I just want some modern bands that have awesome riffing, but also aren't afraid to be goofy and campy in their presentation. I want some more music that helps pump the blood and raise the endorphins.

funkybottoms
Oct 28, 2010

Funky Bottoms is a land man

Blue Labrador posted:

This might be kind of vague, but can someone offer me some modern bands (2010 at earliest) to check out that are Megadeth-esque? I just want some modern bands that have awesome riffing, but also aren't afraid to be goofy and campy in their presentation. I want some more music that helps pump the blood and raise the endorphins.

Municipal Waste

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



are you looking for thrash specifically or do you just want riffs and camp

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Blue Labrador posted:

This might be kind of vague, but can someone offer me some modern bands (2010 at earliest) to check out that are Megadeth-esque? I just want some modern bands that have awesome riffing, but also aren't afraid to be goofy and campy in their presentation. I want some more music that helps pump the blood and raise the endorphins.

Power Trip
Kreator
Annihilator

El Gallinero Gros fucked around with this message at 14:19 on May 8, 2021

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.


Hubbardologist posted:

I've found the Ethiopian rapper Tommy Cash

Pretty close

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.



Wowwww. Brain on autopilot there.

Estonian is what I meant to say. Thanks for catching that.

Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

I appreciate your willingness to press your advantage. That shows confidence!

I'm actually invincible on disadvantage, but that's a trait unique to Dandies like myself.

Don't feel discouraged!

Declan MacManus posted:

are you looking for thrash specifically or do you just want riffs and camp

I'm open to non-thrash suggestions, but I'm down to avoid power metal. Not because I don't like it, but because I know that's essentially what the entire genre is lol

Gonna check out those other suggestions too, thanks!

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KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Holy poo poo goddrat is Art Tatum amazing, what the hell, I didn't know playing piano like this was possible. OK, so far I have:

Piano Starts Here
The Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol. 4
The Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol. 8 (has the same tracks as "The Tatum Group Masterpieces" from the 50s)
20th Century Piano Genius
The Art Tatum / Ben Webster Quartet

What else should I be buying?

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