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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Benfrenchman » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:32 pm UTC

I second the Barenaked Ladies. Can't be many people on these forums who won't identify with "Jane". They are just a tremendous band.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Megatriorchis » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:56 pm UTC

MF DOOM, if you're into hip-hop.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby nsmjohn » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:30 pm UTC

nsmjohn wrote:I have three:

Sigur Ros - An Icelandic band, made the track in the Prince of Persia gameplay video. Very soothing, can't classify.
Fort Minor - Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, music is mostly Hip-Hop/Rap but lyrics are usually good.
Puscifer - Maynard's (lead singer of Tool/A Perfect Circle) new side project. Prog/Experimental Rock.

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Postby cooldude76 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:09 pm UTC

Cai wrote:Hell yes I do.

Lightning Bolt is a similar set up, except instead of a guitarist it's a bassist, and he makes his bass sound like hell is screaming. They play awesome 'guerilla shows' which are basically in the middle of the crowd, and because a majority of Lightning Bolt fans are dumb/douchebags, they end up getting hit by the drummer. Good videos of them are hard to find, but here are two that might grab your interest.

Lightning Bolt Live In Tokyo
Lightning Bolt - Dead Cowboy


I heard about Lightning Bolt a while ago but couldn't find them... Thank You! Don't remember how I stumbled upon them, it was several years ago, but they sounded freaking insane. :P


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Now my recommendation:

The Bouncing Souls. Don't know if they still make music, or made very much, but the album I know of/love is "What I Did Over My Summer Vacation" which is excellent. They are honestly the most happy-making music on this earth. Seriously... happy shit. :P

[quote=Apocalyptica[/quote]

That shit is awesome. Though no where near The Bouncing Souls or Lighting Bolt. It's just cellos, and gets singers. Or something like that.. When memory fails, ask someone else to google it for you. So go ahead, take a listen.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Vox Imperatoris » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:29 am UTC

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It's cheesy, Swedish/Danish, Japanese-themed dance music, but it's good! Especially since they recently released a new album (with one singer replaced) after being inactive for five years, called Party Around the World. And these do apparently sell well in Japan, so they're not totally hopeless weaboos.

I recommend the songs Domo Domo Domo (old) and Doki Doki (new).
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Postby shieldforyoureyes » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:14 pm UTC

cooldude76 wrote:I heard about Lightning Bolt a while ago but couldn't find them... Thank You! Don't remember how I stumbled upon them, it was several years ago, but they sounded freaking insane. :P



That shit is awesome. Though no where near The Bouncing Souls or Lighting Bolt. It's just cellos, and gets singers. Or something like that.. When memory fails, ask someone else to google it for you. So go ahead, take a listen.


I'm going to see Lightning Bolt play tonight. Rah.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby aaron » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:34 pm UTC

i third bnl. i heart their stuff.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby felixalias » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:41 pm UTC

I can't believe no one has recommended Ratatat.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Warpath » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:13 pm UTC

Ratatat is good. Haven't listened to them in awhile.

I would recommend the following (apologies in advance if they're already mentioned):

Juno Reactor

Aphex Twin

Carbon Based Lifeforms

Shpongle


And the list goes on and on...

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Benfrenchman » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:36 am UTC

SLIPPERY BOGLE

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Warpath » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:51 pm UTC

Benfrenchman wrote:SLIPPERY BOGLE

Yes. The Bogle pwns imo. :mrgreen:


To not get overly off topic, I'd also recommend this:

Amon Tobin

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KingLoser » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:35 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Ren » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:29 pm UTC

RECOMMENDING
Nico Muhly. Check out his album "Mothertongue" and listen to the 3 parts of "The Only Tune" in the dark.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby existential_elevator » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:47 pm UTC

Give Cake a chance.

They're a band I've come across relatively recently and have been enjoying.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The Hyphenator » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:33 am UTC

I was prowling around progarchives.com today, and discovered Phideaux. One Youtube video later and I was hooked, and downloaded the whole album (Doomsday Afternoon). Great stuff.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby RC Com » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:55 pm UTC

band: switchfoot
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Metacelsus » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:38 am UTC

Well BNL has been recommended enough so I'm going to throw Scroobius Pip at you.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Radu » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:48 am UTC

The Protomen
An experimental/prog rock band, that does 'rock opera concept albums' based on the fucking MegaMan Mythos. Is that not awesome?
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dingbats » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:36 pm UTC

I searched the thread, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned of Montreal! It's a great band, in the Elephant 6 collective. Their early stuff (before 2004) was childish pop with random time and chord changes everywhere (check out a few tracks from Coquelicot). Now they're like a completely different band; it's still Elephant 6-y pop, but with a lot more funk influences (check out Hissing Fauna or Skeletal Lamping, released yesterday).

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sponge » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:30 am UTC

First off i would like to thank the forum, I have found many bands I like because of it. So i figure I would give back with some of my current favorites.

Matthew Barber -
Great Canadian indie right here I highly highly highly recomend going and finding ghostnotes. It is easily his best cd.
This is a much more acoustic version of the song, check his other stuff out it is GRrrrEAT!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8mfGanIQDY&feature=related

Plants and Animals -
Fantastic rock indie, great lyrics. If you ever have any chance to see them live they are substantially greater live. I got a chance to meet them and they are very nice people too!
Go get your hands on their latest CD Parc Avenue it is great! This is the first song off that album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSE6dSz3uLI&feature=related

As a final note I suggest to any people wishing to listen to some good ol'Canadian indie musice head over to radio3.cbc.ca. They have streaming music that is all canadian and usually very good. They have an audio blog that is a good listen as well as a absolutely astounding selection of canadian artists you can search for and listen to all for free!

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Re: Recommend one artist

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Flo3:16 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:33 am UTC

Yeah I don`t know how popular those Guys over, in the US. But I´ll go with recomending "The Briggs". They sound like a mix if the pouges, and the dropkick murphys. I LIKES IT:D
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby xaeon » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:29 pm UTC

I'd have to put forward a British band named Sikth.

They're extremely technical progressive metal, and remind me alot of Meshuggah. They've split up now, which is unfortunate as they were absolutely amazing live. I had the pleasure of singing (well, more screamy growling to be honest) on stage with them during the end of this song, which was fantastic.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Fluidly Unsure » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:11 am UTC

Who cares if it is popular or not? If I like it I'll listen to it and recommend it to others.

The American appeal of Cooloolosh, Gabriel Butler, and Sublminal? Both the chief rapper in Cooloolosh (Rebel Sun) and Gabriel Butler are from America. I think Cooloolosh is on tour in America and has done some work with American RB/soul/funk stars. Subliminal is so ultra conservative and zionistic that he must be a major influence in the nation that the world thinks America is. Is calling someone a zionist too obscene for the rules here?

As far as Briggs and Sikth, the vocals didn't impress me. It's like looking at a low resolutions JPG. So much is stuffed into each lossfully compressed pixel that the details are gone when it is decompressed to be shown/played. The MP3 sounds awful.

On a side note: Will.I.am does the same thing I accuse Briggs of. If it wasn't for the problem with the overwhelming bass, Will.I.am would qualify as one of the best pop musicians of today. However, he does show more restraint when he is working with Sergio Mendes. I haven't caught their latest, but "timeless" is .. uh .. timeless.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby HareichiSan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:22 pm UTC

I like System of a Down. Especially their song, "Aerials"

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Stabable Offense » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:53 pm UTC

Hub City Stompers
http://www.myspace.com/hubcitystompers
I really recommend the songs I've Got A Boot, Skins Don't Cry, and Mass Appeal but you really can't go wrong with any of their stuff.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby rural » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:30 pm UTC

The Depreciation Guild - Heavy Shoegaze with Hard Synth

http://www.myspace.com/thedepreciationguild

edit: check out Sky Ghosts, in particular. This has been my favorite band ever since I found out about them earlier this year

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Xutar » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:07 pm UTC

Making me choose between Joe Satriani and Dream Theater= mind asplosion.
I'd recommend Joe Satriani is you like diverse, melodic, and shred filled rock songs.
Dream Theater if you like 10+min. epic songs that will rock your nuts off.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby thatguy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:09 am UTC

Modest Mouse. Specifically, The Moon and Antartica.
I didn't like it at first because a lot of the songs have an upbeat first part and slow second part, but its perfection.

The Grammar Club.
Some of the most fun I've ever had listening to music, plus "Alternate Ending" is just awesome.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hellaphunt » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:35 pm UTC

I'm on The Twilight Sad kick right now. Walking for Two Hours is playing right now...
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Bunglewood » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:56 pm UTC

Chimaira are (IMO) a very talented and interesting metal band. According to wikipedia, they fall under the genre "Groove Metal" but I shall let you decide for yourself. This is their latest single off of their latest album Resurrection. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mzv7O9siFXY

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby HenryGifford » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:01 pm UTC

Sigur Rós.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dingbats » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:38 pm UTC

A pretty cool jazz rock band is The Dao Son For. I guess I can't link to it, but I uploaded a flac torrent on The Pirate Bay.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby jackjackjackkk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:25 pm UTC

I would wholeheartedly recommend for any folk/acoustic fans, Iron & Wine.

They are love.

Try their cover of Such Great Heights, anything from the Woman King EP, Naked As We Came or the Passing Afternoon single.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hellaphunt » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:17 pm UTC

jackjackjackkk wrote:I would wholeheartedly recommend for any folk/acoustic fans, Iron & Wine.

They are love.

Try their cover of Such Great Heights, anything from the Woman King EP, Naked As We Came or the Passing Afternoon single.


I like that cover. A nice slow pace.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby jackjackjackkk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

I like the original. But the cover brings more emphasis to the words... despite meandering somewhat. Not a bad quality really.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Hollandb » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:03 am UTC

You have to listen to Ben Folds. Great artist.
He plays piano and sings, his lyrics are pretty good.
A good song of his would be the first song on his myspace profile playlist - Brainwashed.
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(I can't find this song ANYWHERE else but his myspace, it's so weird.)

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:10 am UTC

I get to see Ben Folds on the 13th... woot woot.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Camoninja » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:37 am UTC

Some bands that I like. Some of them might have been posted before, I didn't read the whole topic, so I'm not sure.

The Arcade Fire- A nice, mellow, indie band.
Dio- Hailed as the god of rock, Ronnie James Dio is an awesome musician who used to play in Black Sabbath (and still does, under their new name of Heaven and Hell.)
Electrelane- a fun alternative and punk band.
Ladytron- A great indie electric band.
Metric- An alternative/indie rock band.
Mogwai- The three Mogwai albums that I own each have different genres, "Other," "Rock," and "Indie Rock." this pretty much describes their music, as it varies in that range.
Of Montreal- A strange but good indie band from Canada (obviously)
Ok Go- Possibly my favorite band, Ok Go is an indie rock band that plays mostly fast, energetic music.
They Might Be Giants- Another possibility for my favorite band, TMBG has done everything from children's music to rock. I've heard them best described as "Nerd Rock." I think they were mentioned in the alt-text of a comic.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby HenryGifford » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:10 pm UTC

If you want to listen to the REAL Ben Folds, Brainwashed probably isn't a good first place to go to. (By the way, I'm assuming the Brainwashed you're linking to is the one off the Way to Normal leak. If that's the case google "Way to Normal fake torrent" and you'll get it. Don't worry if you think it's pirating, Ben put out the leak for free as some sort of joke...) Anyway, I'd advise off his new album Kylie from Connecticut, or listen to some old Ben Folds Five. If you want strictly Ben Folds though Fred Jones, Part 2.

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