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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:34 pm UTC

jamesmcm wrote:Iron Maiden

Here's The Number Of The Beast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icAzyx8EsKU

The Trooper rocks too

Of course their best album, by far, is still Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Gaz » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:07 am UTC

[quote][Future of the Left,
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hica » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:11 am UTC

Something Corporate is the band I would recommend. They're a great piano rock band (think Ben Folds with some punk/emo added in).

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MShVbVlXLvE

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:22 am UTC

Ebeth wrote:God Thinks is a song that everybody should have to listen to. And Goodnight Demonslayer is just the cutest thing ever. :D

I completely agree with both of those statements.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby superglucose » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:31 am UTC

If you were going off onto a desert island and you could only have ONE Artist, I would highly suggest taking Frank Zappa's collection with you. Just so much larger than the next leading brand. Crazy? Yes. Drugs? Never. And just because of how crazy he was... Crazy? Yes.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby SkaBassist » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

Hica wrote:Something Corporate is the band I would recommend. They're a great piano rock band (think Ben Folds with some punk/emo added in).

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MShVbVlXLvE


Sounds closer to Jack's Mannequin than Ben Folds to me. *Shrug*.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby kellsbells » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:18 am UTC

^ Agreed.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Istrom » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:11 am UTC

I like this guy's music, it's a little retro, but it's great.

Gah, I forget his name but it's right here
It's actually been getting popular as of late.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby RedWolf » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:21 pm UTC

Istrom wrote:I like this guy's music, it's a little retro, but it's great.

Gah, I forget his name but it's right here
It's actually been getting popular as of late.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby That_one_guy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:18 pm UTC

Electric Six

Awesome.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Rippy » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:49 am UTC

I have to second the Arrogant Worms and Iron Maiden.

Also, someone mentioned The Decemberists, but there was no link, so here's my favourite:
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby rob insurgent » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:26 pm UTC

agent orange. their first record, 'living in darkness', is perfect. early 80s california surf punk.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sandry » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:22 am UTC

A lot of good stuff already posted! And I'm particularly glad someone posted Trespassers William, because I'd been intending to check them out for a while for the awesome name, but hadn't gotten around to it!

My pick: Vienna Teng - here's my current favourite, Harbor.

Her voice is lovely, she writes great lyrics, and she's a good musician.

The recommended song, incidentally? Switches between at least three meters, and not in a horribly intrusive way.

(I was trying to decide between her, Thea Gilmore and Claire Voyant, and the deciding factor was that YouTube had my favourite of only Vienna Teng's.)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby thebandit » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:08 am UTC

Editage.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Mercy » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Poe. The hugely talented and slightly quirky miss with a writer sidekick. Have been in mad love with her for a good few years now, though I haven't happened upon new material.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JTbmZpFuQS8
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby 3fj » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:13 am UTC

Fall of Troy.
Lyrics - Disturbing
Guitars - Fast/Heavy/Intricate [a nice mix]
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby SlithVampir » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:30 pm UTC

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Children of Bodom. They are a Finnish Melodic Death Metal act. They have the the best keyboardist I've ever seen, and the best Metal guitarist alive (in my opinion).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iLIhLv8LuY
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4mvcfBw ... re=related
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Re: Recommend one artist

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby PhantomReality » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:40 pm UTC

Joe Satriani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGNgcRwKW4Q
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Smiling Hobo » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:02 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The Rumpled Academic » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:38 pm UTC

Dirty Projectors.

If the world of indie music were a party, Dirty Projectors would be the lank-haired guy squatting froglike on the roof, slowly building some kind of bottle-rocket (for his own mysterious purposes), who stares at you ceaselessly with bulbous shining eyes the entire evening.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hyena » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:45 am UTC

Strapping young Lad.

I could go for hours on the awesome that was this band (sadly disbanded since last year) but it would contain a hell of a lot of swearing.

Insanely aggressive, powerful, and made of win.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby la_negra » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:25 pm UTC

BT

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Durinthal » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:48 pm UTC

Cirque du Soleil
The flavor can vary depending on which show you see/listen to, but it's generally a strange fusion of many different genres. KÀ is more orchestral, while La Nouba has a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and even Klezmer at times. The music is very much a part of the show and not just a backdrop for the performers, so it's good on its own as well.

Clip from La Nouba (Propel and Jardin Chinois on the album)
'Battlefield' from KÀ

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Brother Maynard » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

Durinthal wrote:Cirque du Soleil
The flavor can vary depending on which show you see/listen to, but it's generally a strange fusion of many different genres. KÀ is more orchestral, while La Nouba has a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and even Klezmer at times. The music is very much a part of the show and not just a backdrop for the performers, so it's good on its own as well.


I own the soundtracks for O and Quidam. Awesome.


On a much different note, I recommend Demon Hunter, who I'll be seeing on tour on Sunday.

A few links to some singles:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sXktCbZzh8E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=O7O1b5VwA-I&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oD2t1qLJGLQ&feature=related

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby L0cke » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:30 am UTC

Dispatch. theyre a mix of alot of things, and their albums went from all acoustic to a mix of styles by their last album. heres my favorites.
their lead singer is now the front man for State Radio fyi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN8H1BORVfE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TapPY1mQKeY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljVR3Bodxmw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JngLM6XLajU&feature=related

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Delmieth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:08 pm UTC

The Notwist

The blend of depressive vocals, (good) electronica, indie rock and jazx really do it for me...

I wouldnt bother with their first few albums though...
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The Hyphenator » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:36 pm UTC

Sorry for bringing up something from the first page, but...
Jesse wrote:Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

They are a bit pop, but damned if they aren't my favourite band right now. This was the first song I ever heard by them, and was the best song from the previous album.

YES. In Our Bedroom After The War was an amazing album. I especially liked Take Me To The Riot; that change from 4/4 to 5/4 was so subtle it was scary.

That other band you vouched for, North Atlantic Oscillation, was also pretty damn good. Got any other recommendations?
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you should listen to

Postby clayasaurus » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:05 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hedgeclipper » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:26 am UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:Anybody who hasn't listened to Porcupine Tree should do so.

They are, at least, my favourite progressive rock band of these times.

Seconded.
And I recommend to you, Riverside.

And for everyone else, The Southland. Some might recognize them from their song that appeared on a Scrubs episode (the song is called "Shadow" and is on their myspace), but I recommend all of their songs. Their first (and still their only) CD was incredible. They have a very unique sound, and I enjoyed every song I heard by them. All in all, a really great indie band, check them out.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sandry » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:39 am UTC

Durinthal wrote:Cirque du Soleil
The flavor can vary depending on which show you see/listen to, but it's generally a strange fusion of many different genres. KÀ is more orchestral, while La Nouba has a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and even Klezmer at times. The music is very much a part of the show and not just a backdrop for the performers, so it's good on its own as well.

Clip from La Nouba (Propel and Jardin Chinois on the album)
'Battlefield' from KÀ


Thanks for the link and reminding me that I no longer own all of their work. They just keep on making new stuff - how am I supposed to keep up?

I do highly second the recommend. They do a lot of amazing stuff in a whole slew of styles.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby .Taylor. » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:34 am UTC

SkaBassist wrote:
Hica wrote:Something Corporate is the band I would recommend. They're a great piano rock band (think Ben Folds with some punk/emo added in).

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MShVbVlXLvE


Sounds closer to Jack's Mannequin than Ben Folds to me. *Shrug*.



Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin have the same lead singer. He took a break from SoCo, to head JM. (I'm a huge JM fan).

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Jesse » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

The Hyphenator wrote:Sorry for bringing up something from the first page, but...
Jesse wrote:Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

They are a bit pop, but damned if they aren't my favourite band right now. This was the first song I ever heard by them, and was the best song from the previous album.

YES. In Our Bedroom After The War was an amazing album. I especially liked Take Me To The Riot; that change from 4/4 to 5/4 was so subtle it was scary.

That other band you vouched for, North Atlantic Oscillation, was also pretty damn good. Got any other recommendations?


Right now, I'm heavy into 65daysofstatic. Their myspace http://www.myspace.com/65propaganda I think, has Radio Protector up. If you love that, you'll love everything they do.

For Stars, also get hold of their 'Heart' album, that has some great songs on it.

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Postby keith hic » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:03 am UTC

clayasaurus wrote:Global Goon


Goon's not an immediate thought for a recommnedation, but great call. Not a bad album from him.

Guessi should recommend something now.
I've got to recommend B.I.N.T, just for his track B.I.N.T is P.L.U.R. (it's been in the car and on the stereo since i got it last week).

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Jesse » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:44 am UTC

Oh, I had an idea for you Hyphenator. Jason Mraz, if you haven't heard him. He's got some great stuff, and is even better live.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Account20151023 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:51 pm UTC

I don't know who wrote in Future of the Left, but YES.

The band I'd say everyone needs to hear is Burning Airlines. My personal favorite band, headed by J. Robbins of Jawbox, Channels, and Government Issue, producer for Against Me! and Dismemberment Plan.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:31 am UTC

Justice. The French do (electronica/techno/house) right. The Germans do not.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby miron721 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:31 am UTC

I don't know why I love Black Light Burns so very much, their way of playing is just... too slow/smooth for my taste. But I freaking love them. So much so that I first downloaded their CD, realized how great they were, then bought 4 cd's. Yes, four.

Even if you don't like the intro to this song, listen all the way through. I wouldn't watch the video at work, I'd keep it minimized or something. No nudity, but it would be hard to explain to a boss.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OGiAGzzCkgI

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby enk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:39 pm UTC

Hedgeclipper wrote:Riverside.

...

The Southland


Two nice bands, I must say. Thanks :)



I'll recommend Danish electro rock act Money Your Love. Try for example No. 1 Terrorist.
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