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16-03-2010, 03:41 PM
What do you listen to?
Just curious, and to break up some of the serious conversations... What kind of music do you guys dig? Who are some of your favorite bands? Have you listened to anything good recently?

I suppose what I'm getting at here is "Music General Thread" Smile

I listen to a lot of Indie Rock and Classic Rock. My iTunes has at least one album from every year between 1964 to 2010, and I'm pretty proud of that Tongue

Some of my favorite bands include The Beatles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Arcade Fire... and many many more...

Recently I've been listening to a lot of Metric, they're a Canadian Indie band and they rock the house... Some really solid guitar riffs on their albums... But I've also been diggin' Them Crooked Vultures and Phoenix (The Indie group from France who stormed on the scene last year)

Them Crooked Vultures has a special place in my heart already though Smile

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16-03-2010, 03:52 PM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2010 04:01 PM by ashley.hunt60.)
RE: What do you listen to?
Something fast-paced. That and classic, which can be fast. I don't listen to too much music.

And, there is something else...... Christian rock. Don't judge, but you can laugh at the irony.

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16-03-2010, 03:57 PM
RE: What do you listen to?
I listen to classic rock to the exclusion of almost everything else. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Guns n' Roses, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival... I could go on forever.
My favorite artists, though, are the bands Jethro Tull and Queen, along with Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel. While Simon and Garfunkel together were excellent, Paul was the more artistic of the two - he wrote all the songs that the pair were famous for, and after they broke up continued to write excellent music.
I think I should also mention that, in my opinion, Carl Anderson is the greatest singer who ever lived. You may know him as Judas from the 1973 version of Jesus Christ Superstar. The opening number to that movie - "Heaven On Their Minds" - blows me away every time I hear it.

>_>

My mother is a big JCS fan. DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT! I'M ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO WHATEVER I WANT!

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16-03-2010, 04:02 PM
RE: What do you listen to?
I love classic rock, grew up on all the bands my dad listened to when I was a kid. I frequently raid my parent's music collection... And I don't think I've ever jacked one of my mom's CD's... She has a terrible taste in music...

But I always have to find new music. I work as a DJ and I do an Indie rock show for two hours every Tuesday, filling up two hours with new rock isn't easy when you want to try and keep on the cutting edge Tongue

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16-03-2010, 05:16 PM
 
RE: What do you listen to?
What the heck...All this classic rock, Jethro Tull was in their prime when I was your ages, anyway, my younger son is a drummer and my older son is guitar player. I am friends with Justin Shekoski from Saosin (atheist BTW). Going to his concert this weekend. My sons guitar teacher is Marc Seal Taylor guitars touring rep, look him up he is a great guitar player.
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16-03-2010, 05:25 PM
RE: What do you listen to?
(16-03-2010 05:16 PM)martinb59 Wrote:  What the heck...All this classic rock, Jethro Tull was in their prime when I was your ages

Yeah. You guys got all the good music.

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16-03-2010, 05:30 PM
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(16-03-2010 05:25 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  Yeah. You guys got all the good music.

Hey! There's a LOT of good stuff out there these days, you just need to dig for it... The best bands I've heard from the last decade little to no radio play... I could suggest a few bands vie PM if you like? Tongue

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16-03-2010, 05:37 PM
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(16-03-2010 05:30 PM)Green Wrote:  
(16-03-2010 05:25 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  Yeah. You guys got all the good music.

Hey! There's a LOT of good stuff out there these days, you just need to dig for it... The best bands I've heard from the last decade little to no radio play... I could suggest a few bands vie PM if you like? Tongue

Heck, just suggest 'em here. If there's any good music being made today, I'm pretty sure everyone wants to know about it.

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16-03-2010, 06:18 PM
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(16-03-2010 05:37 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  Heck, just suggest 'em here. If there's any good music being made today, I'm pretty sure everyone wants to know about it.

Alright, here is a quickly whipped up list sorted by genre and organized alphabetically drawn up from my iTunes Tongue I've also provided a few quick comments for bonus points! Smile

Electronic/Experimental

Animal Collective - Very strange, but they grow on you greatly. Try the album Merriweather Postpavilion, song worth note is My Girls.

Daft Punk - I'm sure everyone knows them. Songs of note are Da Funk and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Hot Chip - British electronic band, kind of rocky too, a good mix. Songs of note are Take it In and One Life Stand

MGMT - Another popular one most people probably know. The entire album is brilliant, any song is a winner.

TV on the Radio - Very experimental, very good. Songs of note are Wolf Like Me, Red Dress, and Golden Age

Indie Rock

Arcade Fire - Brilliant band, one of my favorites. Only two albums so far, both are pretty stellar. Songs of note include No Cars Go, Neighbourhood #1 - 4, and Haiti

Arkells - Pretty standard rock, pretty reminiscent of old school rock and roll. Songs of note include Oh, The Boss is Coming! and Pullin' Punches.

British Sea Power - Pretty good, vocals are pretty airy and nice. Songs of note are Waving Flags and No Lucifer.

Broken Social Scene - I haven't listened to them too much yet, but so far I love them! Song of note is 7/4 (Shoreline)

Cage the Elephant - Pretty popular these days, fairly heavy rock riffs. Songs of note include Ain't No Rest for the Wicked and Back Against the Wall

The Clientele - The second coming of Pink Floyd... Their most recent album Bonfires on the Heath is amazing... Check it out.

The Decemberists - A little tricky to describe. Very good, my girlfriend and I listen to them nonstop. Too many good songs to really pick apart but my favorite albums are Picaresque and Hazards of Love

Erland and the Carnival - I've only listened to the album once, but I really like it. Kind of psychedelic.

Florence and the Machine - Florence is a stellar singer. Plus she's pretty cute. Songs of note include Hurricane Drunk and Drumming Song.

Grizzly Bear - Very strange. However, despite the weirdness, the song Two Weeks is hauntingly beautiful.

The Joy Formidable - Just good old fashioned rock fun. Austere is a really good song.

Metric - One of my recent obsessions. Check out the album Fantasies, favorite tracks off that album are Gold Guns Girls, Sick Muse, Help I'm Alive, and Gimme Sympathy.

The New Pornographers - They're fun and lighthearted most the time. Good to listen to when walking on a sunny day or to uplift your spirits. Check out the album Twin Cinema and the song Sing Me Spanish Techno

Phoenix - Surely everyone has heard of them! Their most recent album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix will go down in history as one of the best albums of the 00s. Check out the entire album, but the best songs (IMO) are 1901, Liztomania, Fences, Lasso, and Rome.

Rilo Kiley - I've not listened to the album more than once yet, but I quike liked it the first time. A good song to start with is Silver Lining.

Said the Whale - A really nice Canadian band. Typically songs tell a story and they usually cover a variety styles. Good starting songs are Camillo, This Winter I Retire, and My Government Heart.

Silversun Pickups - A relatively young band with a pretty solid fan base, gaining a lot of popularity here in southern Ontario... Really good songs include Lazy Eye, Substitution, and The Royal We.

Wintersleep - Another Canadian band, pretty mellow. Good songs include Laser Beams and Weighty Ghost

Punk/Alt/Experimental Rock

Arctic Monkeys - Very reminiscent of punk rock. Solid albums all around, look up any song and you'll likely be impressed.

Githead - I only have one album, but it's pretty solid. A really good starting song is Drop.

The Good, The Bad, and the Queen - Haven't gotten through the whole thing yet so I won't mention any specific songs. But so far I'm really enjoying it.

Gorillaz - New album just came out! Very funky, a pretty cool project.

If These Trees Could Talk - Post-rock, that is instrumental rock. No vocals. Very mellow. Two albums out, they kind of bleed together so it is pretty difficult to pick out songs, but I usually listen to them while I write papers.

Muse - Most people probably know them. Hard rock fun, great singer. Best songs include Bliss, Supermassive Blackhole, and Butterflies and Hurricanes.

Radiohead - No explanation needed. If there is a God, he's in this band.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - A very diverse library of work. From funk and punk to alternative rock. Too many different styles to mention individual songs, but Blood Sugar Sex Magik is easily the best album.

Red Sparowes - More instrumental rock. Sheer beauty. I actually shed a tear when I listened to the album. (I know Sparrows is spelled wrong, that's the way they spell it for the band)

Super Furry Animals - Very funky. Check out White Socks/Flip Flops, and The Very Best of Neil Diamond.

Them Crooked Vultures - Solid rock band featuring Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age), Dave Grohl (of Nirvana and Foo Fighters), and John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin). A lot of jamming, a lot of really solid rocking out. Best songs include New Fang, No One Loves Me and Neither Do I, and Gunman.

Thenewno2 - Dhani Harrison (George Harrison's son) and a friend's musical endeavour. Very mellow and good to chill out to. Check out their self titled album, the songs are all good.

Folk

Devendra Banhart - This man has a pretty interesting background and it shows in his music. Check out the album What Will Be.

DM Stith- Only has one album but it's pretty good, pretty haunting. Braid of Voices is a good song.

The Felice Brothers - The singer reminds me greatly of Bob Dylan. Very nice songs, I particularly like Roll on Artie

Frank Turner - He's a pretty angry guy, but he sounds great. Good songs include Substitute and Love Ire & Song

Jenny Lewis - My favorite female vocalist, her album Acid Tongue is incredible. Pretty Bird, Bad Man's World, Acid Tongue, and The Next Messiah are all great songs, check out the entire album if you can!

Neko Case - Another great female vocalist. Her album Fox confessor Brings the Flood is incredible, a nice easy listen. Give the album a try, it's pretty short.

You can use this website (TubeRadio) to check out any of the bands on the list. It uses YouTube videos and can compile albums and playlists for you when you search for artists, it's a great resource Smile

Also let me know what you think of any of my suggestions Tongue

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16-03-2010, 08:06 PM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2010 08:30 PM by Stark Raving.)
RE: What do you listen to?
Its funny, but the only stuff I don't really listen to a whole lot is the stuff from when I was young. Unfortunately, I was an 80s kid, and most of our music sucked ass. (with some exceptions
I'll try that again.....not sure what happened....

Its funny, but the only stuff I don't really listen to a whole lot is the stuff from when I was young. Unfortunately, I was an 80s kid,%2
I'll try that again.....not sure what happened....

Its funny, but the only stuff I don't really listen to a whole lot is the stuff from when I was young. Unfortunately, I was an 80s kid,%2

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