Music Suggestions


Would anyone like to recommend some music to me? Following is just a simple little ‘list’ of what I usually like. No, they don’t all have to be one of these genres, but if you suggest something like Nickelback… I won’t listen to it.
I like music that is not well known. Meaning, if it is all over the top 40- I don’t tend to like it. Not becuase it is popular, more becuase it is played over and over and over. I do like ‘hardcore’ music, but I also like thing such as Boy Least Likely To so it varies some. I love 80’s New Wave, Punk, Indie, Hardcore, Alternative, British music (haha), etc. If you have a favorite little known, please suggest away! A link to someplace I could listen would be lovely, but I can find something 😉
I want to buy myself some new music, but I just haven’t found much that I like. I did find a station on the digital radio that I liked, but it is getting turned off tomorrow =(

9 Responses to “Music Suggestions”

  1. Merge is an awesome label with a bunch of great bands: Robert Pollard, Spoon, … And They Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Non Merge suggestions: The Stills, Guided By Voices, Swan Lake, Sunset Rubdown, Bravery, Bloc Party, British Sea Power, Built to Spill, The Double, Fever, Modest Mouse, Sparklehorse, The Walkmen, Clinic, Circus Devils, Frog Eyes. Bands you might think you wouldn’t like, but maybe you would if you give them a chance: The Clientele, The Innocence Mission, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, DeVotchKa, Kings of Convenienece, Sixteen Horsepower, M. Ward, The Magnetic Fields, Neko Case, The New Pornographers, Oakley Hall, Oneida, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, The Shins, Neutral Milk Hotel, Cat Power, The Doves, Elliott Smith, Fiest, Tindersticks, The Delgados, Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura. And then there are the old standbys: The Cure (the earlier, the better), Cranes, Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Naked Raygun, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Smiths, Ministry, NEU!, PIL, The Pixies, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and early early U2.

    I know some of the bands are well known … but I didn’t want to leave anyone out. 🙂

  2. I don’t listen to “modern music”. I think that the most recently recorded of the records I own are the Rolling Stone. I like to listen to stuff from the 20s through to the 70s and not much else. A shortlist of artists and albums:

    Rolling Stones – “Beggar’s banquet” The Rolling Stones were a step on from the blues, they are crucial to music history and produced chord sequences and formulas used by every single band since. Excellent lyrics too, this album is my preferred.

    Lou Reed – “Transformer” Excellent lyrics. Fun fun fun. I love him.

    The Beatles – “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” More psychedelic than their earlier ones, i think this is also my most preferred album.

    Nina Simone – anything An amazingly powerful, deep voice. Passionate. A blend of jazz, blues, soul and something else hard to define, she brings an unmistakably sexy touch to the words she sings.

    Fats Waller – “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

    Sly and the Family Stone – “Dance to the Music” Released around ’67 or ’68, they were the first group to produce that unmistakable 70s-style dance music. Their songs are just plain HAPPY.

    Neil Young – “After the Goldrush” This is either irritaiting or exhilirating, depending on what mood I’m in. I do like him though.

    Also —
    Ella Fitzgerald;
    Sarah Vaughan;
    anything composed by the Gershwin brothers;
    Elmore James;
    there’s also this excellent CD I have called Soul Gospel, I can’t remember the record company because there’s bound to be tonnes by the same title, which has some brilliant tracks, for example, a jazzed up version of Eleanor Rigby.

    If you like instrumentals, I own the soundtrack to Amelie which has some brilliant stuff, modern with a lot of accordian.

    Hey, do you want me to make you a mixed CD?


  3. The Andrews Sisters are cool. 😀 for music samples.

  4. Have you heard of It’s a fab site that you can type a band name into, and it’ll suggest similar artists. If you download a plug-in it’ll keep charts of all the tracks you listen to on your computer and suggest similar artists automatically. Plus you can see other people’s profiles – mine’s 😀 Hope that helps some x

  5. Sorry, that first website is

  6. 6 Jessica

    have you heard Building a Better Spaceship yet?

  7. 80’s? Tears for Fears, Morrissey, New Order.

    Hardcore? Blood Brothers, Melt Banana.

    Punk? Operation Ivy, Against Me!

    British? The Libertines.

    Indie? Tilly and the Wall. Also, I second Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliott Smith, & Feist.
    Local to Louisville…
    Ayin(my sister’s friend’s brother’s JoyDivision-ish-hardcore-punk band)
    August Moon (my friend’s ex-boyfriend’s instrumental band)

  8. 8 joi

    go to my blog, and click on the “OMG This station rocks” link on my pandora. I think you will really dig that stuff… its all my current favorites (heavy on the TV on the Radio)

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