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Title: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 15, 2006, 08:26:48 PM
After last years flood of great albums (Arcade Fire, Death From Above 1979, Depeche Mode, MIA, My Computer, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stars, Architecture in Helsinki, Shout Out Louds etc etc...) here's the first in probably a very short series of album recommendations :)


Artist:  The Delays
Album:  You See Colours

Mini-Review:
Soaring harmonies, rich guitar, a touch of synth, a little bit of orchestra.  Hints of Cocteau Twins vocals (the vocalist's a woman, no wait, definitely a man...no, woman....man?....) a dash of Stars , at times dangerously close to Fleetwood Mac.  Unashamed, Joyous pop :)

Recommended Tracks:
You & Me, Sink Like a Stone, Lillian (Wooooooo.....)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: Michael_King on March 16, 2006, 02:38:25 AM
Because im narrow minded when it comes to music.....

Artist:  The Prodigy
Album:  Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005

Mini-Review:
Great beats, Alternative Melodies, Prodigy Style Music. A compilation of all the best singles from the albums Experience, Jilted Generation, Fat of the Land, and Always Outnumbered. Includes live recordings and Remixes by Pendulum, Audio Bullies etc.

Recommended Tracks:
CD 1 : Track 6 - Poison
CD 2 : Track 2 - Back 2 Skool
CD 2 : Track 7 - Voodoo Beats


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on March 16, 2006, 03:25:00 AM
Yeah, Their Law is a great album. I really loved the live tracks ... I'm now dying to see Prodigy in concert! :)

And my co-worker absolutely loves CD2/Track3 ... to quote him : "It's all about the Pendulim remix man" :)

I pretty much like everything on the album ... Spitfire, Girls, Charly, Back 2 Skool and all the live stuff are the particularly memorable not-often-heard Prodigy songs I liked.


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 17, 2006, 05:59:05 PM
I'd normally ban any compilation albums from great albums, top 10 lists etc but I've been a Prodigy fan since the early 90's so I'll make an exception here. :)

Great stuff.

If you like Charly era Prodigy then you chould check out some of the Amiga demo scene stuff like Jesus on E's (http://divx2.spoonwizard.com/DivX/JesusOnEsDivX.avi) as you'll probably love it.  (it's a 79Mb download, the gfx are laughable now but it does have a cracking 27 minute sound track :) )


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 22, 2006, 03:32:28 PM
no shockingly good finds lately, just plenty of good tracks.

That said, there has been one album I've been listening to quite a bit even though I think the songs are not that great on their own. I guess it has to do with how the album.. flows. It's almost ambient for a rock album. and that's something I like.
And that album is the self titled disc from The Listening.

here ya go, I provided you with a sample. But like I said, this track alone won't sound as good as it would with the rest of the album.
The Listening - Be In Your Eyes (http://www.limefly.net/subs/pureup/las6/03%20Be%20in%20Your%20Eyes.mp3)
so basically it's flow-y, melodic british rock... I think.
Oh and they apparently don't use bass guitars, but some odd 'Moog' thingies.

doubt that it's anything you guys might like but I had to put something up here.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 24, 2006, 08:29:51 PM
doubt that it's anything you guys might like but I had to put something up here.
No.  I really like that.  You might want to check out Mute Math :)


Oh and they apparently don't use bass guitars, but some odd 'Moog' thingies.
Mmmm the legend that is the Moog....lovely :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 24, 2006, 09:30:20 PM
I have one...

I like acoustic albums. I like acoustic albums especially when they're produced well.

Artist: Green Carnation
Album: The Acoustic Verses

Mini Review: It r be good... real good.

A sample, the song "Alone": http://media.theendrecords.com/GreenCarnation_AcousticVerses_Alone.mp3

Oh and if your interested in what their non-acoustic stuff sounds like: http://media.theendrecords.com/GreenCarnation_Quiet_BetweenTheGentle.mp3


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 25, 2006, 05:23:17 PM
Artist: Green Carnation
Album: The Acoustic Verses
I quite like that too.  Just the singers voice putting me off a bit.  Don't get me wrong he has a good voice, just lacking in any real character.....and I tend to prefer that over something that may be technically better.

EDIT:
I was going to recommend Panic! At the Disco's dancable indie.....then I visited their site and discovered the worst navigation system ever.

Check this example of design over function! (http://www.panicatthedisco.com/site.html)
Who thought that was a good idea!  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 25, 2006, 08:59:49 PM
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No.  I really like that.  You might want to check out Mute Math
thanks for that recommendation! at first I thought it was just another great band with a familiar name - then I remembered hearing a couple of their songs before and really wanting the album. Couldn't find it back then and I sorta forgot about it. ...but now I have it!

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Who thought that was a good idea!
well the graphics aren't that bad... but indeed - the system is probably the worst I've seen.

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Artist: Green Carnation
Pretty good, maybe a bit too "folk-ish" for my taste, if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 26, 2006, 03:37:56 AM
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I quite like that too.  Just the singers voice putting me off a bit.  Don't get me wrong he has a good voice, just lacking in any real character.....and I tend to prefer that over something that may be technically better.

Sometimes he sounds good to me, sometimes he sounds bad. But its the rest of the band that makes it up for me. They all play their parts so damn well its just hard to ignore for me. Probably my favorite band ever to come outta Norway.

I do have another reccomendation (and its still not that damn Black Metal, hahah):

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Album: Deadwing

Sample: http://greymanews.vije.net/music/Porcupine%20Tree%20-%2005%20-%20Arriving%20Somewhere%20But%20Not%20Her%20-%20www.torrentazos.com.mp3


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 26, 2006, 08:03:58 AM
quite lenghty track.. but sounds pretty good. I especially like the quieter parts... I don't mind the heavier parts in the end either, even if they sound a bit too much like typical old-school metal.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 26, 2006, 08:06:23 PM
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No.  I really like that.  You might want to check out Mute Math
thanks for that recommendation! at first I thought it was just another great band with a familiar name - then I remembered hearing a couple of their songs before and really wanting the album. Couldn't find it back then and I sorta forgot about it. ...but now I have it!
Yeah I wasn't sure after hearing the first proper track.  Thought it might just be another indie pop album but it's a real grower.  In similar style to the Hard Fi album all the critics raved about only much much better. :)


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I do have another reccomendation (and its still not that damn Black Metal, hahah):

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Album: Deadwing
Thanks Eric.  I haven't listened to any Porcupine Tree for years.....about time I dug them out again :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 26, 2006, 09:14:33 PM
this weeks last.fm top5 songs list should prove out to be quite interesting mix. I have no idea what will end up in there. But we shall see soon enough.
I really need to do my own sig image system for that... something that suits the forum.

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haven't listened to any Porcupine Tree for years.....about time I dug them out again
only heard couple tracks so far, but that one track was good enough for me to grab a whole album full of it... so we shall see if it sticks or not.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 27, 2006, 12:19:58 AM
I actually discovered Porcupine Tree about 3 years ago when they were doing a tour that Opeth was opening for them. Both bands were doing acoustic only sets, it was great.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #2
Post by: fog on March 29, 2006, 09:27:42 PM
Artist:  Embrace
Album:  This New Day

Mini-Review:
Optimistic, enthusiastic, Euphoric. :)

I know they are currently enjoying some success but if this doesn't get them universal aclaim like the dull Coldplay then somethings wrong.  Also check out their under rated back catalogue.  The early Oasis comparisons were lazy and inaccurate...they are much better than that.

Recommended Tracks:
Sainted, Even Smaller Stones, You Will Hit the Target Every Time


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 31, 2006, 12:04:25 PM
...hmm. Another album I must check it out!
I like the 'out of nothing' album, even if I don't listen to it very often.

- - -
I'm kinda bummed about music at the moment because my all-time-favourite band just released a really crappy album. Okay, it's not that band, but given how big fan I am...it does suck. Especially since the two first tracks are just plain of the "horrible-80's-disco-wtf-please-make-it-stop" -type. Didn't really feel like listening to the album after hearing those two... fortunately the rest of the album is slightly better. And thank God I didn't pay for it. :P (I've pre-ordered all the previous 3 albums)

if you want to hear (and *SEE*, my god what's up with that theme!) something bad, check this:
http://www.myspace.com/kemopetrolband
all of their singles have been pretty bad, except for the first one... (child is my name), but the newest one just makes a new low.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on June 06, 2006, 02:02:13 PM
*bump*

I don't know if I've mentioned, but I'm a *HUGE* Fatboy Slim fan ... I've got all his albums, and while I haven't got around to listening to "Halfway Between the Gutters and the Stars" yet, I really love all the rest of his music! :) It's hard to consistently put out great albums, but Fatboy has yet to disappoint me.

Anyway, he released a new single called That Old Pair Of Jeans a couple of weeks ago ... absolutely fantastic stuff! You can listen to single on his myspace account, but I'd recommend scrolling down a bit and watching it's music video first

http://www.myspace.com/fatboyslim


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 06, 2006, 05:27:08 PM
Hmmm, I listened to a band called Becoming the Archetype, the album was called Terminate Damnation.  My bro-in-law is into Christian Death-Metal/Hardcore Rock type stuff, and they were pretty cool :-)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 06, 2006, 09:49:21 PM
Hmm Fatboy Slim eh.  Really love his more quirky tracks and his videos are always ace and that new one is no exception.

I do have a problem with some of his stuff though.  When he tries to do a serious track he often comes across as a poor version of Moby and his dance stuff is a poor version of the Chemicals.

Stick to what you're good at Norman.....either that or reform The Housemartins ;)

PS. he still hasn't topped Dub Be Good to Me IMHO.

Hmmm, I listened to a band called Becoming the Archetype, the album was called Terminate Damnation.  My bro-in-law is into Christian Death-Metal/Hardcore Rock type stuff, and they were pretty cool :-)

I listen to loads of music covering a wide variety of styles but can't say I've ever listened to Christian Death-Metal.....which sounds like a contradiction if ever I heard one :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 06, 2006, 10:05:24 PM
Yeah, it is a rather strange combination at times, but it pulls off rather well.  Except you can't really understand what they are saying (which is what christian stuff is suppose to do.. LOL)  Anyway, on their own merits they were rather good though.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on June 06, 2006, 11:26:35 PM
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Christian Death-Metal
that always cracks me up. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on June 07, 2006, 12:02:05 AM
Haha Christian Death Metal is awful... It gets rid of the whole point of it being death metal. Whats next, Muslim Black Metal?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 07, 2006, 12:10:01 AM
Now what would be funny would be athiest hymns...  THAT would be irony :-)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on June 07, 2006, 12:29:00 AM
Athiest Hymn:

NOTHING!!!!
THERE IS NOTHING!!!!
NOT EVEN US!!!!
NOT EVEN A BUS!!!!
NOTHING!!!!
THERE IS NOTHING!!!!

*Insert 12 minutes of silence here*

NOTHING!!!!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on June 07, 2006, 01:48:01 AM
Hmm Fatboy Slim eh.  Really love his more quirky tracks and his videos are always ace and that new one is no exception.
Yeah, his quirky tracks are always the best. I remember working on an algebra assignment late into the night some time last year while listening to "Better Living Through Chemistry" for the first time ... as I was working away the "Give the po' man a break" sample played ... I literally dropped my pencil and burst out into laughter! ;D

Other great (but not well known) quirky tracks include "In Heaven", "Don't let the man get you down" and "You're not from Brighton".

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I do have a problem with some of his stuff though.  When he tries to do a serious track he often comes across as a poor version of Moby and his dance stuff is a poor version of the Chemicals.
Have you listened to Palookaville? He does a couple of serious tracks on it which IMO are pretty good ... North West Three is my favourite track on the album and it *really* used to have an effect on me ... I couldn't quite listen to that song and do anything else at the same time. I'm trying to think of other serious tracks he did, but can't really think of any ... which ones come to mind for you?

I like Moby's stuff but only some of it. Alot of it feels dull or same-y. I only like the first half of Play, and there are quite a few stinkers on Hotel. And that's what I really like about Fatboy ... there very few stinkers on a Fatboy album, and all his tracks sound completely different.

As for dance ... yeah, the Chem Brothers are definitely the kings. Some of Fatboys dance tracks are good, but they don't reach the "thumping beats" heights that the chem bros do.

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PS. he still hasn't topped Dub Be Good to Me IMHO.
Can't say I've heard it ... or any of Norman Cooks pre-Fatboy songs ... worth hunting down or what?


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: Michael_King on June 07, 2006, 02:33:22 AM
My favorite Fatty Slim tracks are Acid 8000, Right Here Right Now, Build It Up Tear it Down, and Weapon Of Choice... All unique, and classic memorable tracks.

Tiesto, TranceMasters, Chicane and Junkie XL are super too.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 08, 2006, 09:47:24 AM
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Have you listened to Palookaville? He does a couple of serious tracks on it which IMO are pretty good ...
Yes and they are pretty good.  Not saying I don't like him, just that others are better.  Like I said I'd much rather he stuck to the original and unique stuff he's so good at.

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I like Moby's stuff but only some of it. Alot of it feels dull or same-y. I only like the first half of Play, and there are quite a few stinkers on Hotel.
Not gonna argue with that.  Few artists can match Moby when it comes to producing songs of such wildly differing quality.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on June 11, 2006, 09:51:32 PM
haha... Chris you must be pretty happy about this choice:
http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/webpages/embracex24x05x06
( I'm sure you've heard it like gazillion times already, but just letting everyone else see that cheesy video. :) )


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 11, 2006, 10:20:00 PM
haha... Chris you must be pretty happy about this choice:

Actually no. :)  I like Embrace a lot but that's certainly not one of their best efforts and as a footy terrace sing-along it's no good.

Footy songs should be simple, repetitive and capable of being sung by a bunch of drunken middle aged fat blokes :)


Ah well as the only footy fan around here I guess this is as close to a footballing discusion as we are going to get.  Come on England!  :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on June 12, 2006, 07:49:12 AM
apparently, that's not all:
http://www.myspace.com/britishwhale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zox1rxmK5Hk&search=crazy%20frog

I couldn't force myself to listen to those, but maybe you can.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 12, 2006, 08:27:10 AM
No I don't think I'll listen to those either.

I think half the UK charts are made up of songs for the World Cup......including one for Trinidad and Tobago....and Scotland!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 24, 2006, 01:36:14 PM
For various reasons haven't listened to too much music recently but here's another one to get things moving again.

Artist:  Boy Kill Boy
Album:  Civilian

Mini-Review:
Kind of a cross between The Killers and Ok Go.  Straight forward sing-along guitar driven pop that stands out from the crowd by having no filler on the album.  Every track a potential single.

Too "safe" to be a classic and no doubt will be forgotten in a few months time but does exactly what it set out to do superbly.

Recommended Tracks:
On and On, Civil Sin, Suzie


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on June 25, 2006, 01:26:54 AM
I have a few metal suggestions (mostly because I'm bored  :P)

Artist: Nevermore
Album(s): Dreaming Neon Black

Mini-Review:
The greatest Metal album to ever grace the earth... period. The songs vary in style, from a heavy metal thrashing storm to a light acoustic ballad. The vocals are amazing, the guitar playing is the greatest to grace the earth (Jeff Loomis), and the drumming is like Oh MY GOD CAKES!

... Besides, aaron likes it, so you should too.

Artist: Opeth
Album(s): Damnation, Ghost Reveries

Mini-Review:
The first one, Damnation is an acoustic guitar album, in the vein of their old song, which I covered, To Bid You Farewell. Its just purely amazing.

The second one, Ghost Reveries, is a death metal assault with short emotional songs placed imbetween. Mikael akerfeldt is amazing vocalist and has an amazing growling vocal (which, might I add, I typically hate growling vocals) and his clean voice is even better. He switches between them often, and its just a very good album.


Artist: DragonForce
Album(s): Inhuman Rampage

Mini-Review:

Sadly, their starting to get popular now in America, enough that I saw a "slipknot kid" wearing one of their shirts, these kinda fans make the concerts suck since then the band always has to play "the famous songs" and the "catchy ones" to please the fans, and not the best ones, which aren't always so catchy.

Politics aside, the album is still the best thing to hit metal in 2006. The guitar solo dueling of Herman Li and Sam Totem is just insane. The music is solid. Listen to it.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 25, 2006, 05:49:46 PM
Alright!  Went to a concert last night, mondo amounts of fun and ear crushing carnage!  My ears still have ringing sounds in them, and its 11 am (just woke up!) LOL  Good times.

Have to admit, I've only been to one other real concert, POD, FenixTX, and Blindside, so I didn't know too much what to expect, especially out of bands that growl and scream and can't understand a word their saying but just like to thrash around a watch people land on their heads after an unsuccessful crowd surf...

It was part of the Undying Tour, which graced Atlanta at the Masquerade (never been, but very cool venue).  They were in Heaven (upstairs), as opposed to Purgatory and Hell (downstairs).

The Line Up was...

Becoming the Architype - Had been listening to their cd, they were my fave out of them all...  very hard loud screaming heavy use of double-kick pedaling slick guitar playing craziness!

August Burns Red - Surprise!  Never heard of them, but I liked them a lot, guitarist was very good!

Spoken - Long time favorites, only had one of their albums though.  Did a good stage performance, although the lead singer did more growling/screaming than normal to fit in with the rest of the lineup, their not known for being quite as hard core.

Zao - Rock really freakin' hard, but I just don't like them, all their songs sounded the same... Oh well.

Demon Hunter - Pretty good, never heard them before, but I'll have to check them out more.  Hardcore screaming and such, although they sang a good bit too... Good band overall!

So my overall impression of the concert was that it was pretty darn good :-)  My ears are starting to heal I think (its now 1pm, had to take a shower and such). I don't have a massive headache like I had last night fram headbanging and screaming really loud, but my neck - oh man it hurts!!!  LOL  Oh well, guess those are the pains eh?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 25, 2006, 07:02:22 PM
Oh great, pick groups that are hard to track down why don't you ;)

Think I'll check out that Opeth one first as I really liked the track Eric did.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on June 26, 2006, 02:49:18 AM
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Becoming the Architype - Had been listening to their cd, they were my fave out of them all...  very hard loud screaming heavy use of double-kick pedaling slick guitar playing craziness!

August Burns Red - Surprise!  Never heard of them, but I liked them a lot, guitarist was very good!

Spoken - Long time favorites, only had one of their albums though.  Did a good stage performance, although the lead singer did more growling/screaming than normal to fit in with the rest of the lineup, their not known for being quite as hard core.

Zao - Rock really freakin' hard, but I just don't like them, all their songs sounded the same... Oh well.

Demon Hunter - Pretty good, never heard them before, but I'll have to check them out more.  Hardcore screaming and such, although they sang a good bit too... Good band overall!

Hahahah, christian hardcore metal. All of em. I laugh!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on June 26, 2006, 08:05:41 AM
Hey, don't mock Blindside... it's pretty good, for a swedish band.  ;D
and POD has it's moments as well...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 26, 2006, 08:47:07 AM
I'm guessing most "normal" hardcore metal isn't appropriate for Christians then?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on June 26, 2006, 09:42:25 AM
Hardcore was born out of the love for random violence and a "f*ck the world" additude. Christian hardcore is what happened when a christian rock band decided they wanted to have that sound but preach in euphamisms about the evils of that. I don't like hardcore period though, so its not just because its "Christian hardcore", thats just extra hate-bait for me.

Edit: Hardcore music is like sped up punk, with a screaming vocal.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 26, 2006, 09:50:55 AM
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Hardcore was born out of the love for random violence and a "f*ck the world" additude.
It's highbrow stuff then.


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Christian hardcore is what happened when a christian rock band decided they wanted to have that sound but preach in euphamisms about the evils of that.
Can't say I've listened to any Christian music but surely it's not all preachy stuff with religious meaning?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 26, 2006, 02:23:32 PM
Nah, its not all preachy and stuff, normally Christian music other than full-on gospel type stuff (like Third Day and such) is about life and struggles and such, not saying 'go find Jesus or burn in hell for all eternity', but is more like 'I'm living in despair I need help God' or something not so opaque.  Such as Blindside, none of their music is 'preachy', although for the most part their lyrics are about values or something like that.  'Silence' by Blindside is one of my favorite songs, and it has a good Christian message, but its still not very 'preachy'.

The most obvious Christian band at the concert was Spoken, with Lyrics like 'Father God, help me guide me, as I step through this sea of failure.  You love me, you made me, its my choice to follow you' and such.  Of course you can't understand a word any of the words the other bands said (except Demon Hunter, they had some sing songy parts, but by that time I had a splitting headache...)

I, being a christian, do like to listen to Third Day, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, and others to the ilk of Over the Top Obvious Christian Music, which is written for by christians for christians with the focus on christianity only.  But its also nice to listen to a band such as the above that, although they are a 'christian band' (except Zao), they don't force it down anyone's throat.  I guess if you like hardcore screaming type music, and you just so happen to be a christian, this is what should come out.  Just because you like hardcore music, doesn't mean you should turn your back on your faith and sing for the random violence and "f*ch the world" attitude, keep the faith and do what you like, which is write/perform hard music.  I don't buy into the extreme 'if it sounds like its of the devil it has to be of the devil!', some of the lyrics of bands like this are inspiring and helpful/encouraging to some christians.

Will music like this turn people to christianity?  Probably not.  I'd care to argue that music in and of itself is not what will change people's lives to Jesus.  Real christians who don't adhere to the old dead religion ways of chrisitanity understand that the only way to convert people to their religion, or any religion for that matter, is through a person having a personal friendship/relationship (not romantic) with someone not of their faith.  Then that person can make their own decision for or against. 

Anyway, kind of a rant there :-)  Just because a band doesn't adhere to the original meaning of a style of music, doesn't make them any less of a musician for that style of music they love.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on June 26, 2006, 04:24:37 PM
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Just because a band doesn't adhere to the original meaning of a style of music, doesn't make them any less of a musician for that style of music they love.
indeed. Besides, why is it so bad to have some christian music when you do already have music with the total opposite values?

also, when it comes to blindside and such...I'm not sure the correct term is Christian music. The music itself is not particularily christian, and neither are the lyrics in every track. You could describe these bands better by calling them normal bands who just happen to have christian people in them.

dadrew1, it would seem that you and I think very much alike when it comes to christian music ... and I think it's pretty hilarious, considering this place.

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'Silence' by Blindside is one of my favorite songs, and it has a good Christian message, but its still not very 'preachy'.
The whole 'silence' album is great... now that this thread reminded me of blindside, I went ahead and listened to their new album. Totally missed that ("The Great Depression") before. Doesn't sound as good as "silence", but I think this one needs time to grow on me...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on June 26, 2006, 06:29:59 PM
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Just because a band doesn't adhere to the original meaning of a style of music, doesn't make them any less of a musician for that style of music they love.
indeed. Besides, why is it so bad to have some christian music when you do already have music with the total opposite values?
It isn't bad :)

Personally I listen to music because I love music, not for any meaning whether good or bad.  It doesn't bother me whether it's labeled Christian, Islamic or Athiest as long as it's good.


dadrew1, it would seem that you and I think very much alike when it comes to christian music ... and I think it's pretty hilarious, considering this place.
LOL.  What do you mean "considering this place." ?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: dadrew1 on June 26, 2006, 06:41:44 PM
Blindside is definitely one of my favorite bands, Silence is my favorite albums, although their earlier albums are cool - King of the Closet, Teddybear, etc.  And I would agree with you about the labeling them purely as christian as such, they don't mention Jesus too much if at all (don't feel like taking the time to research), but a lot of their music if Chrisitan based...  But either way whatever faith they have they are still good to me. 

Oh, and as an aside, I remember hearing that radio stations used to have a scale to the tune of number of J's per minute or something (referring to Jesus's or references perhaps)  Craziness. 

I try to listent to what I think sounds good too, although I do pay attention and get a notch or two from the start when I hear of a band claiming to be a christian band or made up of christians, I guess the same way the opposite would be true, most people would see the Christian monikor and knock it down a couple of notches immediately b/c of that, until after listening to them and looking past the lyrics or whatnot. 





Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: AaronF on June 26, 2006, 07:05:02 PM
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Personally I listen to music because I love music

Yea, same here. I hardly ever (ok, never) listen to music for the "message" it's trying to give anymore. Besides, I don't normally agree 100% with anyone's "message," be it Christians or Athiests, etc. Although I am in the same boat as Eric in not being able to stand "hardcore metal" or "metalcore," Christian or not. It's so cliche these days...Everyone is trying to be the next Soilwork or Lamb of God...I'm not saying it's "bad" music, as good or bad are just opinions, I'm just saying I'm utterly sick of it. The last concert my band played at, we were the only non-metalcore band there. lol.



Aaron


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 09, 2006, 06:15:29 PM
Artist: Opeth
Album(s): Damnation, Ghost Reveries

Mini-Review:
The first one, Damnation is an acoustic guitar album, in the vein of their old song, which I covered, To Bid You Farewell. Its just purely amazing.

Finally grabbed a copy of Damnation as I like a good accoustic album and based on your cover it sounded good.  Must say I'm well impressed.....surprisingly so.  Good songs, well played with great vocals......top recommendation.

Not sure I'll be trying their other albums if the couple of other tracks I've heard are anything to go by but Damnation is excellent. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 17, 2006, 07:02:00 PM
Genre: Soft Rock (I'm just making up these genres as I go)

Artist/Band: Pilate (now known as Pilot Speed)
Album: Caught by the Window
Tracks: Don't waste your breath on me, Alright

Sometimes it pays to take risks. Like the risk of being tortured by b-class teen tv-series. Good thing 'Whistler' didn't turn out to be THAT bad, ... or at least as far as the pilot is concerned.Good thing that the series happened to be of canadian production, otherwise Pilate might've never ended up lending most of their first album for the pilot.

Some of you might consider it to be way too whiney, even if it's quite calm - but that might have something to do with the lyrics too. That said, I think
there are some very nice gems hidden in this album among very generic, non-descript tracks. Still, this album , or at least those two tracks are worth checking because I have a feeling we're not going to hear much from these guys as the 2006 album was bit of a letdown.

Sample: http://www.pilate.com/media/alright.wax (open with WMP)
Website: http://www.pilate.com/


Genre: Scandinavian Pop/Rock

Artist/Band: Kent
Album: Hagnesta Hill (Swe OR Eng version, both sound the same in the end)
Tracks: It's hard to remember the swedish names, but Kevlar Soul / Kevlarsjal is pretty good, I think...

Kent is an old and very popular scandinavian pop-Rock band. Even though they've been around since 1990, I've never really managed to listen to any of their albums, until now. And I must say, it's surprisingly good. Sure, it's the type of poprock you can hear on a radio around here - but it's very well done and the albums seem to be very well balanced pieces. And even though I normally hate hearing swedish in a song, I'm willing to make an exception here... not that I'd have to, given that they have released at least two English "versions" of their albums.

Now before you go and slag me off for listening to poprock, you should know that scandinavian rock or even poprock isn't quite as shallow and cheery as similar music made in UK, US or just about anywhere else.

an old, crappy Sample: http://www.kent.nu/video/isola_om_du_var_har_full.ram (req. Realplayer or RM Alternative)

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Artist: Carpark North
Album: All things to All people

This fine Danish band might be quite straightforward in their tracks, but you must see the videos for those tracks.
Man, those sure are like explosions of pure art.

Samples: http://www.carparknorth.dk/index2.html | http://www.myspace.com/carparknorth
Website: http://www.carparknorth.dk/


Genre: Post-Rock

Artist/Band: Explosions in the Sky
Album: The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Tracks: Any.

Now that we've gone over the "rock" entries, time for something else. According to Simon Reynolds post-rock is about "using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbres and textures rather than riffs and power chords.". oh and most of the time it's instrumental as well.

This is the ONE post-rock album you Have to listen to. Seriously, even if you had heard Mogwai, GY!BE and the like before... this has got to be the best
post-rock album I've ever heard. I do have heard other EitS albums before, but the songs were very repetitive (when is post-rock NOT repetitive?) and seemed to stretch forever without ever getting anywhere. The same could be said about many other postrock artists and albums, but this one breaks the mold a bit. Even if the tracks are very much alike, they do have a definite structure and a direction.

Sample: http://www.explosionsinthesky.com/mp3s/05YourHandInMine.mp3
Website: http://www.explosionsinthesky.com/


Genre: Post-Hardcore ?

Artist/Band: mewithoutYou
Album: Catch For Us The Foxes
Tracks: Carousels, Son of a Widow ...

Now this was quite something. different.
I'm not sure about the classification either, as this is quite hard to peg on a single genre, even if the tracks don't vary that much in style. It's hard and rough, but it's also quite melodic at places. Often at the same time. Might have something to do with the style: spoken words over a "HC" background.

Oh and I think this might be christian. if it matters.

Samples: http://www.purevolume.com/mewithoutyou/ (no good tracks here, though)
 Son of a Widow  (http://www.limefly.net/subs/pureup/las6/12%20-%20mewithoutYou%20-%20Son%20Of%20A%20Widow.mp3) (not a HC track at all)
Carousels (http://www.limefly.net/subs/pureup/las6/11%20-%20mewithoutYou%20-%20Carousels.mp3)
Website: http://www.mewithoutyou.com/


And more to come...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 17, 2006, 09:59:16 PM
That Pilate track's really good.  I'll be searching that album out.

You might want to check out Lorien (http://music.aol.com/artist/lorien/213387/video) album Under the Waves (That tracks more uptempo than the rest of the album but it's the best link I could find as they no longer exist AFAIK)


I have the Kent album too.  Haven't listened to it for a while though so I think I'll go rip it while I'm coding :)


Never heard of Carpark North but yeah, superb videos.  Not too keen on the music though.


Explosions in the Sky sound good.  Always up for a bit of Mogwai and there are obvious similarities.  Only thing is with that sort of music you need to hear the tracks a couple of times so I'll listen a bit more :)


Didn't like what I heard of Mewithoutyou.  Hated his spoken vocals.  Plus they had a song called "Bullet to Binary" ;)


Good stuff.  Love checking out new bands :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 18, 2006, 09:07:34 AM
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You might want to check out Lorien album Under the Waves (That tracks more uptempo than the rest of the album but it's the best link I could find as they no longer exist AFAIK)
I would, if I'd manage to get my hands on it. :P

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I have the Kent album too.
woah, that's odd. Despite it being as big as it is in Sweden, didn't think anyone would've heard about it outside scandinavia.

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Didn't like what I heard of Mewithoutyou.
Not surprised, the sample tracks were mostly awful. I too hate that "January 1979" track... doesn't work at all.

Oh and I've briefly listened to new Keane and Phoenix albums (both should be familiar to you by now. :P) - I quite liked the Keane one. It's not anything groundbreaking, but better than the previous album if you ask me. Then again, all the critics seem to disagree with me on that. The phoenix album... well, that I didn't like. They've gone for a very different style, and it does sound "fresh" and ..well, different. But it's not for me. Except for that one instrumental track ("North") which I just love. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 18, 2006, 01:14:10 PM
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I have the Kent album too.
woah, that's odd. Despite it being as big as it is in Sweden, didn't think anyone would've heard about it outside scandinavia.
Well they got a few mentions in the music press when everyone was going mad for Radiohead a few years ago and they were said to be similar.   I never saw that myself though.


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Oh and I've briefly listened to new Keane and Phoenix albums (both should be familiar to you by now. ) - I quite liked the Keane one. It's not anything groundbreaking, but better than the previous album if you ask me. Then again, all the critics seem to disagree with me on that. The phoenix album... well, that I didn't like. They've gone for a very different style, and it does sound "fresh" and ..well, different. But it's not for me. Except for that one instrumental track ("North") which I just love.
Meant to add the Keane album here a while ago but I'd say you summed it up perfectly.  Not groundbreaking but brilliant at what it is.  Too similar to the first album for me to say which is best.

I couldn't get into the Phoenix album either.  Loved the last one but this one might take a few more listens.

Which reminds me....any word on a new Postal Service album?  I read a while back they were thinking of doing one.

And finally....Muse!  I'll be back :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 18, 2006, 01:37:54 PM
I don't think we're getting a new Postal Service album any time soon. Maybe later next year. Even news articles seem to agree with me:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/37130/Postal_Service_Begin_Work_on_New_Album

it's just that the electro guy, James Tamborello aka Dntel, has his own project and Gibbard obviously has death cab. And death cab is Huge at the moment, so I'm pretty sure he's quite busy with all the touring and such.

But they have released covers, remixes and a couple of new tracks here and there... mostly on singles and ep's. Nothing really worth checking out, but you can search for "Be Still My Heart", "Against All Odds". Oh and they've apparently done some videos as well. And this:
http://noise.amnesty.org/site/c.adKIIVNsEkG/b.1209075/k.B86D/The_Postal_Service.htm

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Well they got a few mentions in the music press when everyone was going mad for Radiohead a few years ago and they were said to be similar.
Lmao, If I'd get a penny everytime I see something being compared to radiohead, I'd be rich.

still haven't heard the new Muse. The music video for the single creeped me out so bad that I'm not sure if I even want to.

oh and I updated the samples for mewithoutYou. Not that you'd like it even after hearing these...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 18, 2006, 08:52:28 PM
I don't think we're getting a new Postal Service album any time soon. Maybe later next year. Even news articles seem to agree with me:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/37130/Postal_Service_Begin_Work_on_New_Album
Gah.  Shame.  Ah well at least it wasn't just a one-off project and we should hear some more from them.


oh and I updated the samples for mewithoutYou. Not that you'd like it even after hearing these...
Tunes sound good, it's the sort of music I normally like but even his "singing" voice does nothing for me.  I tend to like different vocals styles too (Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki etc) but I just find his voice so uninspiring.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations.....
Post by: fog on July 22, 2006, 08:29:54 PM
Finally got around to adding this after listening to it loads over that last few weeks.....definate classic.

Artist:  Muse
Album:  Black Holes & Revelations

Mini-Review:
Operatic vocals, huge flourishes of synth, full blown orchestras, choirs, a brass section, driving guitars, pounding drmus and dance beats with songs and production equally flamboyant.  Typical Muse really.....but on truly great form.

Recommended Tracks:
Map of the Problematique (best intro in ages),  Knights of Cydonia,  Supermassive Black Hole (wasn't sure about the single but works perfectly in the context of the album)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: Michael_King on July 23, 2006, 01:56:36 AM
Artist:  DJ Tiesto
Track:  Adagio For Strings

Mini-Review:
F**king awsome track, has been since it came out.. Reason why i chose it now is because i heard it in a club the other night, and after 5 double vodka & redbulls i was inclined to strutt my stuff on the dancefloor.

Can be found on any DJ Tiesto compilation, or good house/trance compilation.


Artist:  Paul Oakenfold & Andy Gray (Element4)
Track:  Big Brother UK Soundtrack

Mini-Review:
Another outstanding track, its a shame they dont play it in clubs anymore though.

Artist:  Mauro Picotto
Track:  Iguana (Original Mix)

Mini-Review:
Good rythm, awsome synth and bass.. The ultimate audio drug.

Artist:  Digital Breaks Foundation
Track:  One Inch Punch

Mini-Review:
Alternative, smooth, classic. (Got it from Napster)

Artist:  FKD Reality
Track:  Any Track Really

Mini-Review:
Cant put how great they sound in words.  :P




Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on August 02, 2006, 08:39:48 PM
Artist:  DJ Tiesto
Track:  Adagio For Strings

Must admit to quite liking a bit of DJ Tiesto if I'm in the mood......  Proper boy racer style with the car window down  :P

Never heard of FKD Reality mind.  I'll check them out  :)



Artist:  Vitalic
Album:  Ok Cowboy: Collector's Edition 

Mini-Review:
Slightly cheating here.  I was only going to include new albums and I had this in my top-10 last year but the collectors edition has just been released with a load more tracks so I'm recommending it again.  Veering between The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Air.  Brilliant.

Recommended Tracks:
My Friend Dario (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXLLeHpi_TU&search=vitalic), Poney Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgvUALlH4z4&search=vitalic) ...not necessarily the best tracks but I could find video links for them (love the Poney one)



Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on August 21, 2006, 03:21:20 PM
This thread also needs revival:

Genre: Folk Acoustic Doom Black Grimness Metal-Rock (Aka, it really has no genre)

Band: Agalloch

Album(s): The Mantle

This album from 2002... this is the album from 2002. IMO. It pretty much hits every spectrum of music you can imagine with the exception of electronica and rap.

A sample: http://media.theendrecords.com/Agalloch_TheMantle_AndTheGreatColdDeathOfTheEarth.mp3


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: AaronF on September 16, 2006, 10:24:52 PM
I guess it's about time I added something to this thread, lol.


I've only heard one track off of this album so far, but it was good enough for me to recommend the whole album.

BT - This Binary Universe

It's BT's latest album, and it's probably one of the most original things you'll ever hear. Check it out.

http://www.thisbinaryuniverse.com/   --Album's website
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=media.new&ID=789 --Pretty cool video interview with BT about the album



Aaron


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on September 16, 2006, 11:07:03 PM
I really like that.  The 3rd video on My Space is cracking.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on October 02, 2006, 10:26:29 PM
Radiodread

I love Radiohead and hate Reggae and combining the two should make this the worst thing ever but it's strangely good.

Not sure if it helps if you've heard the original tracks (this is OK Computer so everyone should have) but give it a listen.....

http://www.hyfntrak.com/radiodread/fromafriend/

Thanks to matt.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations.....
Post by: fog on October 15, 2006, 11:09:16 PM
Finally got around to adding this after listening to it loads over that last few weeks.....definate classic.

Artist:  Muse
Album:  Black Holes & Revelations
...stuff...

MUSE - Knights of Cydonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQBhZVcuuQ)
One of the best tracks off the album.  Totally over the top with a bonkers video to match.  Cowboys, holograms, laser guns, shiny robot, motorbikes.....


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 18, 2006, 01:00:42 PM
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations

Isn't the real title of that song Starlight?
Here's a link to the filmclip:

Oh wait, that's the album name. Sorry :D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on November 21, 2006, 09:34:54 PM
This crazy kid just got signed up...
if you like Postal Service or Electric President (Chris, this is for you) then you'll probably like this:
http://digitalmusic.weblogsinc.com/2006/11/20/listen-here-playradioplay/


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on November 21, 2006, 10:57:35 PM
This crazy kid just got signed up...
if you like Postal Service or Electric President (Chris, this is for you) then you'll probably like this:
http://digitalmusic.weblogsinc.com/2006/11/20/listen-here-playradioplay/
Hell that's brilliant mate.  Downloading the rest of the tracks now :)

That sounds spookily like The Postal Service  :o


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on March 04, 2007, 07:38:55 PM
Just popped in to say that I've been listening to Postal Service - Give Up ... it really is a fantastic album, isn't it?

I love the way the lyrics are absolutely nonsensical at first, but as you start listening to the album more the depth behind each song becomes more and more apparent. The music is great and quite catchy, and their voices are great ... I especially love the girl who does the background vocals.

The best track on their for me is Sleeping In, closely followed by The District Sleeps Alone Tonight and Such Great Heights. Also Clark Gable and Brand New Colony are very, very good, but now I'm just listing the whole album. :)


I've also been listening to Chemical Brothers - Surrender. Another great album, but what really amazes me about it is how their albums sound so different from each other. Surrender is definitely the Chemical Brother's mellow album, with some great "chill" tunes like Out Of Control and Let Forever Be.


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 04, 2007, 07:52:39 PM
I shall recomend something today...

Anathema - Alternative 4

(http://www.snappermusic.com/images/cd/covers/CDVILED73.jpg)

1. Shroud Of False
2. Fragile Dreams - Sample of this track can be heard here: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=120179576 (It is the 2nd track in the list)
3. Empty - A sample of this track can be heard on this myspace page (it is the second track in the player list) http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=156391271
4. Lost Control - This track can be heard here (It is the first track in the list, the second track in the list is a different band) : http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=124244297
5. Re-Connect
6. Inner Silence
7. Alternative 4
8. Regret
9. Feel
10. Destiny - Can be heard here: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=120179576 it is the 4th track in the list


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 04, 2007, 09:35:12 PM
Just popped in to say that I've been listening to Postal Service - Give Up ... it really is a fantastic album, isn't it?
It is.  Probably my most listened to album of the last couple of years.  Every track is quality.


I've also been listening to Chemical Brothers - Surrender. Another great album, but what really amazes me about it is how their albums sound so different from each other. Surrender is definitely the Chemical Brother's mellow album, with some great "chill" tunes like Out Of Control and Let Forever Be.
They are different but unmistakingly The Chemical Brothers.  I still like their debut Exit Planet Dust best mind.....party because it brings back memories of playing the original Wipeout non-stop for months when I got my PS.


I shall recomend something today...

Anathema - Alternative 4
Not bad.  From the UK apparently but I've never heard of them.  Structurally a bit like VAST.  Man I love VAST.


Unusually I haven't listened to much new music recently so apart from Kasabian - Empire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-6Z_o8bWY8) I can't think of any recommendations.

Have some Pipettes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTyks8Yav0s&mode=related&search=) to make up for it.  I'm sure you'll love them Eric ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 04, 2007, 10:35:15 PM
Yeah, Anathema have suffered through many years of bad labels and bad distro. They're currently unsigned and releasing independant.

They started off as a Death/Doom Metal band, and then changed to this style Around 1996 with the album Eternity. They seem to progress with each album to a different sound.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 05, 2007, 07:54:29 AM
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Just popped in to say that I've been listening to Postal Service - Give Up ... it really is a fantastic album, isn't it?
That's what me and Chris have been saying all along. ;)

I have plenty of new music, but I'm not sure what exactly I should recommend to you guys. Although I like silversun pickups a lot.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 05, 2007, 07:15:04 PM
I have plenty of new music, but I'm not sure what exactly I should recommend to you guys. Although I like silversun pickups a lot.
Recommend away :)

BTW your avatar is no longer "shiny!".....just a little disturbing.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on March 05, 2007, 09:51:40 PM
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BTW your avatar is no longer "shiny!".....just a little disturbing.
thanks for pointing that out!



Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 06, 2007, 07:08:14 PM
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BTW your avatar is no longer "shiny!".....just a little disturbing.
thanks for pointing that out!


lol.  One day you can explain that photo.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 13, 2007, 09:48:49 PM
Here's one then.  My favourite album of 2005 and one of my favourite ever was by Arcade Fire and now the follow-up is out and after a handful of listens I get the feeling this is going to be equally as special.

No Cars Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRSG95-WEU)

Go buy the album Neon Bible and support Arcade Fire (they need all the money the can get seeing how many of them there are to split the royalties between :) )


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on March 23, 2007, 05:22:28 PM
Another recommendation from me.

Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance

Swedish Hard Rock.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=7334705

First 3 tracks are from that album, last track in the list is from Viva Emptiness, an equally awesome album.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on March 23, 2007, 05:39:10 PM
Another recommendation from me.

Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance

Swedish Hard Rock.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=7334705

First 3 tracks are from that album, last track in the list is from Viva Emptiness, an equally awesome album.
For one horrible moment there I thought you'd had some kind of brain injury and started recommending songs by the horrible Catatonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeV61_4-fm4)  As it's not them I'll give it a listen.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on April 01, 2007, 09:09:06 AM
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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
that's an okay album. bit too full of tracks that all sound the same. But some of them are still good. Better than the previous albums, I'd say.

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Go buy the album Neon Bible and support Arcade Fire (they need all the money the can get seeing how many of them there are to split the royalties between Smiley )
If last.fm weekly charts are anything to go by, then I don't think Arcade Fire is in any trouble.

Man, Arcade Fire is just like U2 to me... I absolutely love the songs, but the singing is different case altogether... Although I much prefer Arcade Fire's people to Bono...

I've got couple recommendations as well, this time slightly different:
powerpopish? :
Hellogoodbye
Those boys actually made an album!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjyKKtGt3M
Bit too much effect on the vocals, but the songs are pretty tight.

something more serious? :
Union of Knives
This album is actually pretty mellow...but that's not a bad thing.
That said, their single version of "Evil has Never" is extremely catchy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxc0XQEvsE


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on April 01, 2007, 10:13:23 AM
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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
that's an okay album. bit too full of tracks that all sound the same. But some of them are still good. Better than the previous albums, I'd say.
That wasn't bad but it could have been one of a million different groups to me.  Nothing to make them stand out from the crowd IMO.


Man, Arcade Fire is just like U2 to me... I absolutely love the songs, but the singing is different case altogether... Although I much prefer Arcade Fire's people to Bono...
Yeah I can see how their voices wont be to everyones tastes.  I tend to like people who don't have what you would traditionally call good voices. (Radiohead, Shout out Louds, Longpigs etc)


I've got couple recommendations as well, this time slightly different:
powerpopish? :
Hellogoodbye
Those boys actually made an album!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjyKKtGt3M
Bit too much effect on the vocals, but the songs are pretty tight.
Hah that's spooky.  I've been listening to that for the last couple of days and was going to post it on here too.  I really like the album :)

I'll check out the other one.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on April 05, 2007, 11:19:21 AM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and recommend one of my personal favorite bands. Will you like them, I hope so!

Hammers of Misfortune - The Locust Years

What to say... Hailing from San Francisco, Hammers of Misfortune are classified as Progressive/Folk/Doom/Heavy/Power Metal/Rock. Multiple vocalists, some songs are based around Michael Scalzi's Vocal work (my personal favorite person in music), and others Jamie Myers (Female!!!). The vocalist who is in the front is usually harmonized with the other. The album is all over the place, so I suggest if you don't like one song, listen to another, may have a totally different effect. Guitar work on this is subtle sometimes, but very impressive. Scalzi and John Cobbet, 2 of the top guitarists in metal, create the sounds of godliness from their axes. Sigrid Sheie provides great back ground atmosphere with her synthesizers.

(http://www.vampster.com/images/cdreviews/hammers_locust_years.jpg)

1 The Locust Years
2 We Are The Widows
3 Trot Out The Dead - http://download.yousendit.com/0C1E31B300A109B3 (Scalzi vocals)
4 Famine's Lamp
5 Chastity Rides - http://download.yousendit.com/716A62892C6F69C3 (Myers vocals)
6 War Anthem
7 Election Day
8 Widow's Wall - http://download.yousendit.com/6D3E51CA53F14672


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on April 06, 2007, 07:40:36 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and recommend one of my personal favorite bands. Will you like them, I hope so!
Hmm didn't really work for me I'm afraid.  I like the mix of styles and the song structures but there was a bit to much Rawwwwk in there for me.


Here's another Love/Hate one then....The Dears recent album "Gang of Losers".  Their last was my favourite of a few years ago.  This isn't quite as good but better than 99% of the other stuff out there....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZpRscilXRE


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on April 09, 2007, 11:39:17 AM
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Here's another Love/Hate one then....The Dears recent album "Gang of Losers".  Their last was my favourite of a few years ago.  This isn't quite as good but better than 99% of the other stuff out there....
well said. I actually hate some of the tracks while love others... and others are just slightly boring... like the mentioned "whites only party".

That said, I like the mellow tracks like "Fear Made the World Go 'Round", "You and I are a Gang of Losers" and such...


One album that has surprised me is the Bloc Party - a Weekend in the City. The single "Prayer" is utter crap and easily the worst song of the album. The rest of the album sounds like the same on the first try... but the album has a funny way of growing on you. It might be quite mellow as well, but damn it sounds good now.


oh and those that are fan of Tracey Thorn (of Everything but the Girl, Massive Attack fame) should know that she made a new album. And that it's not very good. well it has some okay tracks, but all in all it's a mixed bag of odd tracks with semi-80's sound...



Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on April 09, 2007, 09:07:14 PM
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Here's another Love/Hate one then....The Dears recent album "Gang of Losers".  Their last was my favourite of a few years ago.  This isn't quite as good but better than 99% of the other stuff out there....
well said. I actually hate some of the tracks while love others... and others are just slightly boring... like the mentioned "whites only party".

That said, I like the mellow tracks like "Fear Made the World Go 'Round", "You and I are a Gang of Losers" and such...
Yeah "Whites Only Party" wasn't the best choice but there wasn't much to pick from on Youtube.


One album that has surprised me is the Bloc Party - a Weekend in the City. The single "Prayer" is utter crap and easily the worst song of the album. The rest of the album sounds like the same on the first try... but the album has a funny way of growing on you. It might be quite mellow as well, but damn it sounds good now.
I'll have to give that a listen as someone else has recommended it too. I wasn't keen on their over hyped debut mind.


oh and those that are fan of Tracey Thorn (of Everything but the Girl, Massive Attack fame) should know that she made a new album. And that it's not very good. well it has some okay tracks, but all in all it's a mixed bag of odd tracks with semi-80's sound...
She sends me to sleep :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 10, 2007, 01:33:57 PM
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Oh and I think this might be christian. if it matters.
lol. Christian music is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad... especially the punk crap.......................................................................

Also, new H@M&Ü recording: http://www.last.fm/music/H%2540M%2526%25C3%259C

Knights Of Cydonia rocks hard. I have to check out some of Muse's earlier stuff...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 10, 2007, 01:35:55 PM
Knights of Cydonia video: LOL. That is so funny :) I thought the song was serious until I saw this clip; totally changed my perception of that song.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on April 10, 2007, 06:34:44 PM
Knights of Cydonia video: LOL. That is so funny :) I thought the song was serious until I saw this clip; totally changed my perception of that song.
Definitely check out Muse's other stuff.  They have a fantastic catalogue of albums now with only their debut being slightly patchy.....but still including some classic tracks.

And yeah they don't always take themselves too seriously.  A bit like the legendary Smiths who people always mistook for manic depressives but often had witty and uplifting lyrics.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 15, 2007, 09:19:41 AM
Found this copy of the Homeworld soundtrack, for those interested in some nice classical and ambient stuff. I love the copy of Adagio for Strings.
http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks/585


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: AaronF on May 09, 2007, 07:22:27 PM
Got a few electronic album recommendations here.


Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' ...You might have already heard of this album, it's an older one. If not then you've probably heard a few of the tracks in various movies and TV shows. It's a really good trip-hop album.

Favorite tracks:

Angel
Teardrop (which is also the theme song for House, MD)
Mezzanine



Junkie XL's 'Today'  ...This album flew under the radar but it's still one of the best electronic/ambient albums I've heard in a long time. So pretty it could end a war, lol :P

Favorite tracks:

Mushroom
Today
Yesterdays
Honey



BT's 'Movement in Still Life' ...mostly fast-paced breakbeat but there is also some trance thrown in. Good album.


Oh, and I believe I already recommended BT's latest album/film 'This Binary Universe' ...but if you're bored, check out these vids (BT in DC, 4 parts) of him talking about it. I can't believe the ammount of work that went into it. Any fan of electronic music should definitely pick up the album or the DVD.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=BT+in+DC


I've also been listening to The Crystal Method's 'Community Service II'  DJ album a lot lately.



Aaron


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on May 09, 2007, 09:35:55 PM
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Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine'
that's a classic. I still can't believe that there are people who haven't heard of Massive Attack.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on May 09, 2007, 10:26:26 PM
Yeah, even I dig that album!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on May 15, 2007, 01:14:13 PM
Yeah, even I dig that album!
Hell  :o  I thought you only liked soft rock or AOR  ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 03, 2007, 09:59:43 PM
Well I hope I'm wrong but from what I've heard of the Chemical Brothers new album it's a bit, well, disappointing.  :P

A bunch of the tracks could easily have been written by any one of a number of other average bands. So far it's defo lacking that Chemicals magic.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 03, 2007, 10:36:54 PM
Yeah, new Chemical Brothers blows. Total bore fest.




Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on July 04, 2007, 01:28:19 AM
QUIET PEOPLE! I refuse to believe this nonsense. I'm getting the album tomorrow, and I trust it'll be awesome, just like everything else the Chemical Brothers have put out. :)


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 04, 2007, 07:06:02 AM
For cheap derivative punk that sounds half decent (unlike the vomit-inducing Living End) try Billy Talent II by Billy Talent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Talent_II



Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: AaronF on July 04, 2007, 09:29:44 AM
I've been listening to a lot of Juno Reactor lately. Cinematic as hell. Especially Labyrinth.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: The DarkStar on July 04, 2007, 08:38:57 PM
Yeah, new Chemical Brothers blows. Total bore fest.

Disappointed. >:(

I really like this album.

On the other hand... if you didn't buy it yet you should. I'm talking about Soundboy Rock, from Groove Armada. :D
It's their best album.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 08, 2007, 11:06:11 PM
ugh. I couldn't disagree more.
Then again, I only listen to "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)".


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 09, 2007, 11:12:56 AM
I've never quite got Groove Armada.  I just find their stuff a bit, well, bland.  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: The DarkStar on July 09, 2007, 11:24:28 AM
I've never quite got Groove Armada.  I just find their stuff a bit, well, bland.  :P

Maybe their last albums. las6 is right, "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)" is great, you should at least check it out if you haven't.

Then again, I only listen to "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)".


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on July 11, 2007, 02:54:43 PM
I trust it'll be awesome, just like everything else the Chemical Brothers have put out.
Yeah, so I thought it was a bit disappointing (http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2007/07/10/we-are-the-night). Having said that, I can't seem to stop listening to (most) of the album ... hell, I'm listening to it right now! :)


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 11, 2007, 10:59:53 PM
I trust it'll be awesome, just like everything else the Chemical Brothers have put out.
Yeah, so I thought it was a bit disappointing (http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2007/07/10/we-are-the-night). Having said that, I can't seem to stop listening to (most) of the album ... hell, I'm listening to it right now! :)
Oh no he's blogging about music on his games dev site now.  Focus man focus ;)  Nice review.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 12, 2007, 03:39:42 AM
I trust it'll be awesome, just like everything else the Chemical Brothers have put out.
Yeah, so I thought it was a bit disappointing (http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2007/07/10/we-are-the-night). Having said that, I can't seem to stop listening to (most) of the album ... hell, I'm listening to it right now! :)
Oh no he's blogging about music on his games dev site now.  Focus man focus ;)  Nice review.
LOL I thought that was like a pro music site or something lol, I didn't read the URL. Nice work lol


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on July 12, 2007, 01:34:04 PM
Oh no he's blogging about music on his games dev site now.  Focus man focus ;)  Nice review.
It was doomed from the start. :)  It is quite appalling that the first review post ended up being for an album and not a game. :)  But the blog is really just an elaborate excuse to let me write about whatever I feel like.

LOL I thought that was like a pro music site or something lol, I didn't read the URL. Nice work lol
Ha, thanks ... I'm flattered. TBH, while I'm quite comfy reviewing games, I've never done an album before, so I wasn't /quite/ sure what I was doing ... good to know I didn't do a terrible job then. :)


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 16, 2007, 09:55:11 PM
IIRC las6 liked the last Stars album too so might find this interesting (courtesy of matt on YakYak)

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Dear friends,

We are very excited to be able to offer the new STARS album "IN OUR BEDROOM AFTER THE WAR" digitally at the Slangstore as of today. A full two months before its release on vinyl and compact disc. Why? read on, a message from the band:

Friends, fans and supporters of Stars... - July 10th, 2007

On September 24th, we will release Stars' fourth studio album, In Our Bedroom After The War.

We love it and are excited and proud to be bringing it to the world.

We enlisted Joe Chiccarelli to mix the album. He finished in early June, passing the tapes along to Emily Lazar at the Lodge for mastering. Last Friday, July 6th, a final master was delivered to us.

Traditional music business practice says we are to begin sending out copies of this album now. We give advance copies to print publications in hopes of securing features that coincide with our September date. We meet ! with radio stations in hopes of securing airplay. etc, etc.

Inevitably someone will leak the album into the internet

Throughout this process, the most important people in this value chain, the fans, are given only two options - wait until September 25th to legally purchase the new album or choose from a variety of illegal low comfort bit torrent sources and download the album for free, at any time.

We hope you'll choose to support the band, and choose to pay for their album. However we don't think it's fair you should have to wait until September 25th to do so.

We believe that the line between the media and the public is now completely grey.
What is the difference between a writer for a big glossy music magazine and a student writing about their favourite bands on their blog? What differentiates a commercial radio station from someone adding a song to their lastfm channel? or their myspace page?

As such, we are mak! ing the new Stars album available for legal download today, four days after it's completion. The CD and double vinyl versions of the album will still be released on our official release date, September 24th. We hope you will continue to support music retailers should a physical album in all it's packaged glory be your choice of format.

It's our hope that given a clear, legal alternative to downloading music for free, you will choose to support the creators.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Sincerely,
Stars and City Slang

Go: http://www.slangstore.com/store/product_info.php?info=p268_STARS---In-our-Bedroom-After-The-War---Download.html


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 16, 2007, 10:14:22 PM
Stupidest idea EVER. Still not gonna get them any more sales, considering its leaked now instead of when the promo were to be sent to reviewers. 1 and 1/2 extra months for everyone to download.

Who's gonna buy the mp3 versions now, if you can just download the same exact quality, from any of our fine torrent sites out there (and looking at the seeds - leechers ratio right now, LOTS of people have already done so).

And if the albums a flop, bad reviews 2 months ahead of release, even more destroying your chances of coming out of this release financially stable.

MP3 sales need to go through a serious re-hash. I have never felt the need to buy an MP3, what do I get for buying it? Satisfaction that 1 cent out of my 99 went to the band? I support the bands when I see them live, by buying merch from them, or buying the actual CD directly from them, in an enviroment which is less label/distro controlled.The fact that I am getting sub-par audio files, that I could get for free on the net? I prefer to just buy CD if i'm gonna buy the music. Atleast I get a booklet, and I can re-sell it on ebay after it becomes a cult classic.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 17, 2007, 07:22:18 AM
while I don't think the idea is all good, I'm all for things that remove any delays from album releases. Do I as a customer really want to wait for 2 months so that different magazines and radio stations can interview the guys or do I want the album the moment it is done? But like EricT, I want to buy the cd, or download for free. I just don't do mp3 purchases. There's something about buying immaterial stuff that you don't even have a physical backup of. (oh and backup of the so-called license to listen to that stuff = album or a proof of purchase on online stuff)

that said, the new album sounds better than the last which I think was a bit of a hit & miss for me. I loved some tracks, didn't care about some and hated a few.

oh well, back to figuring out what the heck is wrong with this computer... (sleep/hibernation/reboot issues)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 17, 2007, 02:49:23 PM
Must admit I still like to own the actual CD too.

That's one thing I really miss about getting an album now.  Most that I get I've already heard before so slipping that CD into the player for the first time and flicking through the lyric booklet isn't as special as it used to be.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 17, 2007, 09:24:24 PM
btw, just so you know... that album is So definately "out there" if you know what I mean. I accidentally stumbled on it in a place I check for really really indie-indie releases. (Stuff you can't really find elsewhere - polka/oldskool/blankwave/math rock anyone?)

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Most that I get I've already heard before so slipping that CD into the player for the first time and flicking through the lyric booklet isn't as special as it used to be.
indeed. but the biggest letdown is a booklet that's like...two pages. With just the track listing, no lyrics and possibly a list of all the people who worked on the album if even that. I want lyrics, I want big thank yous with stories in them. and good cover art.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 17, 2007, 09:33:50 PM
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Most that I get I've already heard before so slipping that CD into the player for the first time and flicking through the lyric booklet isn't as special as it used to be.
indeed. but the biggest letdown is a booklet that's like...two pages. With just the track listing, no lyrics and possibly a list of all the people who worked on the album if even that. I want lyrics, I want big thank yous with stories in them. and good cover art.
But isn't that exactly where the music industry is going wrong?  Make CD's worth owning with the things you've listed and they'd sell a load more copies than they do now.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: SiN on July 17, 2007, 09:35:33 PM
Yeah I really like owning an actual tangible CD too. Pretty sad that we're in agreement here, seeing as we're suppose to be indy developers ("downloadable games are the future", etc) :)

What's sad is that I haven't even listened to the We Are The Night CD *once*. I ripped it onto my ipod, and that was that. Still, I kept the effect alive by looking at the CD case to find out what song was next as opposed to the ipod itself. :)

And yeah, booklets are really crap nowadays. I don't really expect lyrics with the types of albums I buy ("we are the nights lights, we are the bright lights", its not too difficult to remember :)) but I'd like a couple of pages of nice art, and some text ... from the band, stories about the recording of the album, etc.


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 17, 2007, 10:41:26 PM
Yeah, well.. it's complicated.
I don't buy mp3 files, but I do buy albums. Then again, the first thing I do as soon as I get a new album is rip it to my computer and the put the cd back to the case. So I use the mp3 files, but I don't actually see much value in "owning" them. I much prefer having the actual physical disc.

But man, was I pleasantly surprised as two completely random albums I ordered couple months ago were both in digipak form. with nice cover art to boot. (the albums in question were The Slip - Eisenhower and Cool Hand Luke - The Balancing Act )


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 17, 2007, 11:01:17 PM
I love digipack so much. Always happy when I get one, when I think its going to be Jewel case.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 17, 2007, 11:15:16 PM
I miss gatefold albums ;)

Anyway I just ordered a Malajube album and it's in French  :o (maybe ordering something in a foreign language is not too unual for the likes of las6 but it's unusual for us English speakers)

Only discovered them while checking out the cool video.  More good music from yet another pesky Canadian band.  :kangaroo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHwSk8bFS4M


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 18, 2007, 07:54:37 AM
Digipak IS nice, lol. Though I do like a good booklet and stuff. I like it when you buy something like an album or a game, and it comes with a half decent booket, or manual, stuff you're not just gonna forget about. Like how GTA always comes with the maps and stuff.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 18, 2007, 09:35:33 AM
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(maybe ordering something in a foreign language is not too unual for the likes of las6 but it's unusual for us English speakers)
Yes and no. Mainly I order stuff in english simply because the stuff that's in Finnish sucks balls. We only have Metal and ultra cheesy Pop here. And nothing in between.

But like you, I don't order stuff that's in other languages because there's the language barrier. I do care about the lyrics. But if I'd have to choose languages besides Finnish or English, my choices would be probably French and Spanish, mainly because those tend to sound good. Unlike say, German.


and that vid is indeed cool. So is the new Stars album, btw. ;)
a bit more pop-esque perhaps (blander in some aspects) but the tracks seem more thought out this time around.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 18, 2007, 11:40:33 AM
and that vid is indeed cool. So is the new Stars album, btw. ;)
a bit more pop-esque perhaps (blander in some aspects) but the tracks seem more thought out this time around.
Not bad at all is it :)  I'll report back on the Malajube album when I get it.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 18, 2007, 08:39:10 PM
I order a lot of non-english stuff...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 18, 2007, 09:38:54 PM
I order a lot of non-english stuff...
Still probably more intelligible than a lot of the English stuff you listen to though.  ;D   ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 18, 2007, 10:22:03 PM
Hahah, probably.  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 19, 2007, 10:34:47 PM
Listening to the Malajube album for the first time and quite clearly our games have been a big influence on them.   There's a song called "La Monogamie" which obviously translates to "The mono Game"  ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 19, 2007, 10:41:27 PM
yeah, and the track before that translates to "crap" (le crabe)  ;D

it's all about the context!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 19, 2007, 10:44:19 PM
yeah, and the track before that translates to "crap" (le crabe)  ;D

it's all about the context!
I guess I should just be thankfull one's not called "Le Crabe Monogamie"  :bunnymonkey:

Second listen through now.....lovely album mind.  :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: las6 on July 19, 2007, 10:46:28 PM
yes, it is indeed lovely. Not sure about the genre, but the same could be said about a lot of the music I listen to.

now if only I would know what the heck are they saying in those lyrics..


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 19, 2007, 10:53:55 PM
now if only I would know what the heck are they saying in those lyrics..
Well I have the neat little lyric booklet here but it's all written in some kind of strange code.  Apparently it's French but it might as well be Martian, Wookie or Klingon.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: EricT on July 20, 2007, 07:13:58 PM
now if only I would know what the heck are they saying in those lyrics..
Well I have the neat little lyric booklet here but it's all written in some kind of strange code.  Apparently it's French but it might as well be Martian, Wookie or Klingon.

I can translate it...

"We surrender. Retreat!"

Seems to be repeated through the album.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations #1
Post by: fog on July 20, 2007, 10:37:13 PM
now if only I would know what the heck are they saying in those lyrics..
Well I have the neat little lyric booklet here but it's all written in some kind of strange code.  Apparently it's French but it might as well be Martian, Wookie or Klingon.

I can translate it...

"We surrender. Retreat!"

Seems to be repeated through the album.
;D 


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on September 28, 2007, 11:19:20 PM
time to revive this classic..


Artist:  The Editors
Album:  An End Has a Start

Mini-Review:
Probably popular around the mainstream population by now, but that doesn't lessen the impact of the album at all. Fast, pounding tracks with shrieking guitars and interesting leading vocals... Kinda like "the national", but better.

Reminds Me Of:
Muse, The National

Recommended Tracks:
Smokers outside the Hospital Doors
And End Has a Start
...and many more.

Smokers outside the Hospital Doors:
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blP9LWyKqzI[/youtube]


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2007, 12:26:05 PM
I like that track....which is something of a surprise as I tried The Editors a year or two ago and didn't like them at all.  Not sure which album it was mind so maybe I should check out their new stuff.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on September 29, 2007, 12:46:24 PM
well the guy who sold me the album (yeah, I'm a regular customer there already) told me that their previous album was nowhere this good. So he might be right and you just happened to hear that earlier album.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2007, 12:55:53 PM
well the guy who sold me the album (yeah, I'm a regular customer there already) told me that their previous album was nowhere this good. So he might be right and you just happened to hear that earlier album.
Yeah that sounds likely.  I'll check it out.  Anything similar to Muse has to be worth a listen ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on September 29, 2007, 01:00:42 PM
well the muse comparison is sort of like a "radiohead" comparison.
Doesn't mean that the music is anywhere near the same, just that some aspects of it are.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Michael_King on September 29, 2007, 03:15:33 PM
Mauro Picotto - one of the most sensational dj's @ Amsterdam Arena's Annual Sensation Black;

Fast forward to 3:50

 
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTGInuL6z68[/youtube]


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2007, 04:12:57 PM
Not bad.  My problem though, as I'm sure I've mentioned before, is that he might well be one of the best DJ's around but to me that sounds like it could be a million other people.

Not many DJ's have an individual style to my ears.  I can normally recognise a Chemical Brothers or Fat Boy Slim track straight away but with more mainstream dance it's all a bit characterless.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Michael_King on September 29, 2007, 04:21:19 PM
To the untrained ears, its just "Boom boom boom boom" - to a trance n dance enthusiast its having your body taken over by something hidden in the track.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2007, 05:15:59 PM
To the untrained ears, its just "Boom boom boom boom" - to a trance n dance enthusiast its having your body taken over by something hidden in the track.
Maybe if he didn't hide that "something" we might all be able to appreciate it.  j/k ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on September 29, 2007, 06:51:18 PM
Artist: Riverside
Album: All

Progressive Rock from poland, really admirable stuff.

http://www.myspace.com/riversidepl


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on October 03, 2007, 12:01:44 AM
Another one...

Witchcraft

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=33358049

70's rock/hard rock style. Great stuff. Awesome vocalist, for a swede.

Can't wait to see them in November.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 03, 2007, 12:08:11 PM
Not keen on that second one (a bit too retro for me) but the first one was ok.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 03, 2007, 06:01:49 PM
Strange way to start off a recommendation but....

The album "Don't Forget to Remember" certainly isn't the best thing Puressence have ever done but I love em (even if nobody else does :) ) so get it anyway.

Drop Down to Earth (only single so far....crap video  :P)
[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_P2crQBpg[/youtube]



Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 05, 2007, 04:30:38 PM
meant to post this a while ago so as the posts been revived.....

I've been listening to Justice - Cross quite a lot recently.

They veer from Chemical Brothers (boo, no video)..........................................to Daft Punk (with a video I LOVE!)
[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJlQUXaSFo[/youtube] [youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fo_QVq2lGMs[/youtube]


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 16, 2007, 01:41:32 PM
And another.....

White Rabbits - Fort Nightly ...... if you like Spoon then you'll love these guys. (although I might well be the only one that likes Spoon :) )

Go here and listen to the whole album (http://www.whiterabbitsmusic.com/audio.html)

I'm well impressed.  :kangaroo:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 17, 2007, 12:24:17 PM
meant to post this a while ago so as the posts been revived.....

I've been listening to Justice - Cross quite a lot recently.

They veer from Chemical Brothers (boo, no video)..........................................to Daft Punk (with a video I LOVE!)
[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJlQUXaSFo[/youtube] [youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fo_QVq2lGMs[/youtube]
Daft Punk video? Both of those are Justice. D.A.N.C.E rocks.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 13, 2007, 04:46:19 PM
The living legend that is Dave Gahan has a new solo album out called Hourglass and it's ace.  Much better than his first solo offering.

Saw Something (live)
[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QPRG89Bu6J4[/youtube]

Kingdom (crap video in true DM tradition :) )
[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IwcUi-Aok6Q[/youtube]


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 01, 2008, 08:32:25 PM
Anyone after some good listening should check out the results of the YakYak music of the year votes.  well worth a listen if you fancy discovering some ace tracks that might have passed you by over the past year :)

Go here and download the podcasts (Festive top 50....)
http://www.nuxaq.com/

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1. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
2. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
3. The National - Mistaken For Strangers
4. Radiohead - Reckoner
5. Klaxons - Golden Skans
6. Battles - Atlas
7. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
8. Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
9. Burial - Ghost Hardware
10. Editors - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
11. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
12. Burial - Archangel
13. Robyn/Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat (Album Version)
14. Prefab Sprout - Bonny (Acoustic)
15. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
16. The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Kingdom Of Doom
17. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
18. Jonathan Coulton/Ellen McLain - Still Alive (The Portal Song)
19. Underworld - Beautiful Burnout
20. M.I.A. - 20 Dollar
21. The Apples In Stereo - Beautiful Machine Parts 3-4
22. Radiohead - House Of Cards
23. The National - Fake Empire
24. Grinderman - Get It On
25. Feist - 1234
26. The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Patrick Watson - To Build A Home
27. Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe
28. Rihanna - Umbrella
29. Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It
30. Caribou - Melody Day
31. Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
32. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
33. The Field - A Paw In My Face
34. The Shins - Australia
35. Shellac - The End Of Radio
36. Happy Mondays - Jellybean
37. Crystal Castles - Crimewave
38. Findlay Brown - Losing The Will To Survive
39. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Kiss Kiss
40. Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
41. Dan Deacon - Wham City
42. Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle
43. Burial - Raver
44. Maximo Park - Our Velocity
45. Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls
46. Friendly Fires - Paris
47. Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing
48. Maps - So Low So High
49. LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
50. Gallows - Abandon Ship


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on January 30, 2008, 08:12:58 AM
I've been listening to a couple of reasonably new albums. Shameless plug ahead :)
http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2008/01/25/music-review-roundup/

Two of those three albums (Alive 2007 & Costello Music) I've been listening to once or twice a day for the past couple of weeks. Really fantastic albums!

I've also been catching up on my BritPop, specifically Oasis. Yes, I lived through britpop and all, but I never really gave them a good listen ... I was too deep into the techno scene to care. So I've spent the last six months or so listening to Definitely Maybe and (What's the story) Morning Glory? The latter is of course excellent, and contains all the singles off the radio you know and love. But it's worth pointing out that Definitely Maybe is actually a better album. It's a bit more "rock" and a bit less "pop" than their later stuff.

Of course, there's also Be Here Now, but we'll pretend that one didn't happen, eh? :)


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on January 30, 2008, 12:00:30 PM
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I've also been catching up on my BritPop, specifically Oasis. Yes, I lived through britpop and all, but I never really gave them a good listen
If it makes you any better, I was in the same spot just a couple years ago. But I didn't even have a good excuse as I was very much into BritPop/Rock back when it was teh stuff.

mmh... some good albums coming up. Or at least I hope they are good, I just ordered these:

Assembly by Pompeii
Chase This Light by Jimmy Eat World
Time Is Fiction by Edison Glass  (Future Release Feb 05, 2008)
Bring Me Your Love by City & Colour (Future Release Feb 12, 2008)

I think the Jimmy Eat World album might be sucky, if album cover and the hit single are good examples of what the album has to offer. But I'm pretty sure that the two preorders will just blow my mind. City and Colour's previous album "Sometimes" is just full of acoustic goodies like this:
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btjhdHX8pMo[/youtube]The best part - it sounds nothing like Alexisonfire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgR2noGfKHU).


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 30, 2008, 12:45:03 PM
So I've spent the last six months or so listening to Definitely Maybe and (What's the story) Morning Glory? The latter is of course excellent, and contains all the singles off the radio you know and love. But it's worth pointing out that Definitely Maybe is actually a better album. It's a bit more "rock" and a bit less "pop" than their later stuff.
Well said that man. :)  Definitely Maybe is a fantastic album and one of the best debuts I've ever heard.

Assembly by Pompeii
Chase This Light by Jimmy Eat World
Time Is Fiction by Edison Glass  (Future Release Feb 05, 2008)
Bring Me Your Love by City & Colour (Future Release Feb 12, 2008)
I'll have to check them out as I've only heard of Jimmy Eat World.

I've actually been ripping a load of my older CD's recently so have been listening to some old Manics and the very underrated and truly superb Mansun. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 03, 2008, 09:18:33 PM
I'm a bit late but I'm loving Bat for Lashes at the moment.  Lovely haunting female vocals  :bunnymonkey:

[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=n1wnOUH2jk8[/youtube]


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Banzai on March 04, 2008, 04:05:38 AM
http://www.symbionproject.com/

A solo band by the guy who does the music for Freezepop.
I ordered his CDs a few days ago and just got them all today. His stuff is pretty damn awesome.
I suggest listening to some of the samples or downloading some of the free songs he has up.

He even signed one of the CDs that I ordered!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 04, 2008, 04:56:17 AM
Musicwise, I've been listening to some trance. Best bit is though, I modded an old car charger for a mobile phone to output 9 volts and now I can run my boombox in my car. It rocks. (I do this because it's awesome and because the car's tape deck doesn't work.) It's a real boombox too, from the 80's, not some 90s crap.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 04, 2008, 10:08:23 AM
http://www.symbionproject.com/

A solo band by the guy who does the music for Freezepop.
I ordered his CDs a few days ago and just got them all today. His stuff is pretty damn awesome.
I suggest listening to some of the samples or downloading some of the free songs he has up.

He even signed one of the CDs that I ordered!
Liking that.

Musicwise, I've been listening to some trance. Best bit is though, I modded an old car charger for a mobile phone to output 9 volts and now I can run my boombox in my car. It rocks. (I do this because it's awesome and because the car's tape deck doesn't work.) It's a real boombox too, from the 80's, not some 90s crap.
Man that takes me back to when me and my mates first got cars and we wouldn't go anywhere without one of those 80's ghetto blaster/boombox things on the back seat.  They were freakin huge!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Banzai on March 04, 2008, 01:56:53 PM
I use a tape adapter in a car from the 80's. Does that count?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 05, 2008, 04:52:20 AM
Not quite the same thing. You don't end up with all the issues of trying to get MP3s onto tape. :P

Apart from the fact you can only transfer at 1x, you also end up with lots of hiss and also random Windows noises if you click something that decides to beep.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 05, 2008, 10:40:34 AM
Not quite the same thing. You don't end up with all the issues of trying to get MP3s onto tape. :P

Apart from the fact you can only transfer at 1x, you also end up with lots of hiss and also random Windows noises if you click something that decides to beep.
lmao  ;D  Surely there's an easier way.  Can't you just rig your portable mp3 player up to the Boombox input?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 06, 2008, 08:11:27 AM
Doesn't have an auxilliary... uh... port?... input, that's the word... input wise it only has mic inputs which you can't listen to as such, just record from.

Still, using tape gives some atmosphere, a bit like the pops and scratches on old records, instead you get a nice warm hiss :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 06, 2008, 12:03:17 PM
Still, using tape gives some atmosphere, a bit like the pops and scratches on old records, instead you get a nice warm hiss :P
Funny how low quality mp3's are said to suffer from all sorts of nastiness and yet when it comes to vinyl and old tapes it's called atmosphere and character :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 07, 2008, 12:25:24 PM
Funny how low quality mp3's are said to suffer from all sorts of nastiness and yet when it comes to vinyl and old tapes it's called atmosphere and character :)
Perhaps in the future, when we're all listening to music in some new magic format we'll listen to MP3s on our old players, and we'll love the odd compression artifact, saying it adds character. Probably just an age thing :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Banzai on March 07, 2008, 02:26:09 PM
Probably because analog noise has a more chaotic feel to it, while digital noise doesn't.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on March 07, 2008, 05:08:00 PM
Probably because analog noise has a more chaotic feel to it, while digital noise doesn't.
more likely because analog noise is actually noise, while digital noise is not noise, it's compression artifacts.

I mean, some people like the sound of the rain - which to me, sounds very much like "analog noise".


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 08, 2008, 12:46:10 AM
Probably because analog noise has a more chaotic feel to it, while digital noise doesn't.
I was gonna say something like this but didn't quite know how. So I'll just agree.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 20, 2008, 05:39:36 PM
Not normally my sort of thing but I used to listen to The Screaming Trees a few years back so I'm quite liking The Gutter Twins (for Mark Lanegan).

http://www.myspace.com/theguttertwins


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on March 21, 2008, 01:06:43 AM
Any fans of The Black Crowes? I got their latest expecting to be disappointed, but this is easily the best album they've released since The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

So far this year, music has been doing fairly well!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on March 23, 2008, 11:21:24 PM
How do you know that you're listening to a single from an indie band (opposed to a single from mainstream band)?
Well, for starters, it won't be 8 minutes and 36 seconds long and contain a 4 minute build-up before any vocals kick in.

http://spin.com/articles/new-stream-death-cab-cutie-i-will-possess-your-heart


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 26, 2008, 02:45:28 PM
How do you know that you're listening to a single from an indie band (opposed to a single from mainstream band)?
Well, for starters, it won't be 8 minutes and 36 seconds long and contain a 4 minute build-up before any vocals kick in.

http://spin.com/articles/new-stream-death-cab-cutie-i-will-possess-your-heart
I've tried Death Cab loads of times and just can't get into them.  Strange as I like a few similar bands and load of other people rate them highly.


I'm currently listening to some ANgR MgMT which a little bit Aphex Twin and very very free! :)

http://spoomusic.com/213/angr-mgmt-apocalypse-ele/


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 28, 2008, 03:59:52 PM
Also free.....CoLD SToRAGE who write a lot of music for the early Wipeout games (which didn't sound out of place alongside the Chemical Brothers) has a load of track for download...

http://www.coldstorage.org.uk/music.html

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqm_qFXJzLk


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 06, 2008, 07:14:48 PM
What is it with me and groups that write their names using strange abreviations and capitalisation?  Straight after "ANgR MgMT" and "CoLD SToRAGE" we have....

MGMT....cool abum too.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XVnRzEjpUmE

And this thread needs more M.I.A......shocking video mind
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7sei-eEjy4g


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: donny on April 06, 2008, 08:07:58 PM
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmkSeIuPJ4g[/youtube]
found them whilst researching queens of the stone age and kyuss


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 07, 2008, 07:50:07 AM
As far as British hiphop/rap goes MIA would probably be the one I hate the least.

Lily Allen butchered Oh My God.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on April 07, 2008, 09:34:18 AM
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmkSeIuPJ4g[/youtube]
found them whilst researching queens of the stone age and kyuss

Josh's song writing has gone so far down hill since Kyuss broke up, its disgusting.

From "Welcome to Sky Valley" to that diatribe. UGH.

Queens of the Stone Age is excusable in some points, but Eagles of Death Metal is just AWFUL.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 07, 2008, 09:38:42 PM
I feel the same about QotS as I do about Foo Fighters.  Most singles are decent but a whole album of the same old stuff is pretty boring.

Lily Allen butchered Oh My God.
And everything else she's done.

Nice avatar BTW.   New website too?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 08, 2008, 02:42:09 PM
Nice avatar BTW.   New website too?
Yeah, was kicking around, had some spare Paypal money so I decided to register a domain. The name "KhakIndustries" came to me basically cause the pronunciation of Khaki runs into Industries. The avatar (and site logo) is inspired by SimCity's logo for industrial zoning. Site'll have mostly projects of mine, perhaps the odd social commentary if I get ahead of myself :P

Music-wise, I've been digging around and really like Under the Milky Way by The Church. Of course this isn't new, so outside that, I've been listening to Ratatat which STILL isn't very new, but within the last 10 years.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 08, 2008, 03:54:22 PM
Nice avatar BTW.   New website too?
Yeah, was kicking around, had some spare Paypal money so I decided to register a domain. The name "KhakIndustries" came to me basically cause the pronunciation of Khaki runs into Industries. The avatar (and site logo) is inspired by SimCity's logo for industrial zoning. Site'll have mostly projects of mine, perhaps the odd social commentary if I get ahead of myself :P
Cool.  It has already had more updates than this site :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 12, 2008, 09:25:05 PM
Just because I've been rifling through my old CD's here are two of my favourite dance tracks. From before some of you were even born but they don't sound too dated.

[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=J0FwUzOwI9o[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R2hzlEdXsg0[/youtube]

The Beloved were hugely underrated IMO.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 28, 2008, 12:21:56 PM
Just finished ripping my rather large CD collection which I've been meaning to do for years, and am now listening to older stuff that's a bit more rockier than I've listened to recently.

The Manic Street Preachers (when they were still angry)...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYbB_xC3fk

A bit of Sisters of Mercy (who also do the best track on GTA IV)...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ROnXv7Z7v28

some classic Soundgarden (great vid)...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSkyEyBczU



Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on May 28, 2008, 12:26:25 PM
Loves me some Sisters of Mercy... Warrel Dane, excellent vocalist, recently did a cover of Lucretia My Reflection on his solo album (an excellent album overall), and god damn did he capture the mood of the song well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sijqNJ8bOm0


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 28, 2008, 01:20:10 PM
Nice one Eric.  I hadn't heard that before.

And what do you make of Death From Above 1979?  Too poppy for you?
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FAOuH-0CqPA&feature=related
Now that's proper drum and bass.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: EricT on May 28, 2008, 01:27:28 PM
I have You're a Woman, I'm a Machine... was quite an odd album if I may say so myself. Crazy canadian bastards.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 28, 2008, 01:48:54 PM
I have You're a Woman, I'm a Machine... was quite an odd album if I may say so myself. Crazy canadian bastards.
The remix of that album called Romantic Rights is decent too, although no doubt too commercial for you.  Shame they split.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on June 19, 2008, 10:11:53 PM
I like Moby, but it always seems like his albums have a couple of good songs and a tonne of filler. With that in mind, I really shouldn't have bought his new album, Last Night, but I did. Yep, still the same old Moby I remember. :)

Basically, the first four songs are amazing, and the rest of the album is shit. I think the whole thing is available as a stream on his site, so it's worth heading over there for a listen. In particular, Ooh Yeah is the song I've been listening to over, and over, and over again. Really love it.

In more positive news: The Penguin League by the fantastically named Antarctica Takes It!. Listen here (http://www.myspace.com/antarcticatakesit). In particular, Circuits is great. The whole album pulls through, consistently good, and short (in a good way).


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 20, 2008, 11:24:53 AM
I like Moby, but it always seems like his albums have a couple of good songs and a tonne of filler. With that in mind, I really shouldn't have bought his new album, Last Night, but I did. Yep, still the same old Moby I remember. :)

Basically, the first four songs are amazing, and the rest of the album is shit. I think the whole thing is available as a stream on his site, so it's worth heading over there for a listen. In particular, Ooh Yeah is the song I've been listening to over, and over, and over again. Really love it.
I haven't heard his latest, but his last couple have been really patchy IMO.  In some ways I find it hard to knock him though, because he's always experimented and changed styles (check some of his earliers stuff) when it would have been so easy to stick with a commercially winning formula like Play.

In more positive news: The Penguin League by the fantastically named Antarctica Takes It!. Listen here (http://www.myspace.com/antarcticatakesit). In particular, Circuits is great. The whole album pulls through, consistently good, and short (in a good way).
Must say I like that.  Nice find. :)

Didn't think you liked that sort of thing mind....so let me take some time to recommend a few folky/pop/kitchen sink efforts...

The brilliant Shout Out Louds
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pdP4P6gU8DQ (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pdP4P6gU8DQ)

The insane Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! (with a complete lack of proper videos)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtv3fSbuKvc (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtv3fSbuKvc) http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4A19mcCTooE (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4A19mcCTooE)

and the frankly mental Architecture in Helsinki
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MXIzyquw-kc (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MXIzyquw-kc) http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=otWXEb8KGKg (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=otWXEb8KGKg)



Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on July 01, 2008, 08:56:04 PM
I haven't heard his latest, but his last couple have been really patchy IMO.  In some ways I find it hard to knock him though, because he's always experimented and changed styles (check some of his earliers stuff) when it would have been so easy to stick with a commercially winning formula like Play.
Like I said, I think the whole thing is streaming on his site and/or his myspace, so it's worth a listen, just not a purchase.

And I agree with you to an extent ... I love how his style has changed over the years, BUT, he never really takes a style and runs with it, you know? He'll do something different for a couple of songs, and then revert to "ambient music with minimal lyrics" mode. Last Night has a real dance vibe to it ... it's is pretty different from his other stuff, but that only lasts for the first 4 songs or so.

Quote
Didn't think you liked that sort of thing mind....so let me take some time to recommend a few folky/pop/kitchen sink efforts...
Here's how it goes. I was happy in techno/electronica land, when my friend told me to give Postal Service a listen. Fell in love with Give Up because it was just enough electronica, and just enough lyrics, with a voice that was quite nice. I listened to a bit of Death Cab, and that somehow kinda lead to listening to less mellow more rock-ish stuff like Franz Ferdinand and The Fratellis. Now I'm rather open to listening to folk/pop/indie stuff, as long as it's a good tune, and the lead vocalist has a nice voice.


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 04, 2008, 02:56:19 PM
Here's how it goes. I was happy in techno/electronica land, when my friend told me to give Postal Service a listen. Fell in love with Give Up because it was just enough electronica, and just enough lyrics, with a voice that was quite nice.
Postal Service must be the most recommended album around.  A proper word of mouth phenomenon.  I'm sure we've already recommended it in here but make sure you check out Phoenix album "Alphabetical"


Anyway, not quite related, but I love Vitalic so thought I'd check out their/his Myspace page to see what they were up to.  Big mistake.  My eyes!  :o
http://www.myspace.com/vitalicofficial (http://www.myspace.com/vitalicofficial)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 08, 2008, 09:07:09 PM
Just started ripping my CD's from cupboard No.2 and have got back into the lush soundscapes of Her Space Holiday.

Man I had Young Machines on permanent loop a couple of years back.  Love em.  :kangaroo:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fsVZny-F5sY (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fsVZny-F5sY)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 12, 2008, 09:41:35 PM
Ignoring the rather dodgy images of men wresting each other in milk in this vid :bunnymonkey: The Presets offer a nice blend of electro pop that sounds a bit old school in places.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VNgOuXepPsA (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VNgOuXepPsA)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 13, 2008, 01:59:16 AM
Not really a recommendation as such, but I bought a new vinyl.
Placebo - Meds


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 13, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Not really a recommendation as such, but I bought a new vinyl.
Placebo - Meds
Cool.  Placebo can be very hit-and-miss, but when they get it right they are great.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 13, 2008, 02:17:43 PM
Cool.  Placebo can be very hit-and-miss, but when they get it right they are great.
I'd agree with that.

And I'm still pissed from back when I bought Sleeping With Ghosts all those years ago. Had copy protection.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 17, 2008, 09:16:33 PM
In music related news I see last.fm has had a fresh coat of paint.  I like it  :kangaroo:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Mikey on July 17, 2008, 09:55:56 PM
My new favorite albums, very complimentry to my taste im music (if not anyone elses :p)


 Sensation Black 2008 - Belgium.

 (http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/Willempie46/1810249572a3567498216b118732787ml.jpg)

 Features a set by Black Identity on CD 2.. who is awsome.

 Highly recommend CD 2, Blacker than Black - Black Identity.

 Judge Jules - Judgement Sundays 2008

 (http://intrance.in/livemix/j/JudgeJules5.jpg)

 World's greatest and most passionate dance, trance and electronic DJ. Highly recommend CD 1, Electronic Snare - Judge Jules.
 


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 18, 2008, 02:23:10 PM
I don't dislike mainstream trance, dance etc. but I find it impossible to distinguish the supposedly really good stuff from the average.  It all sounds so similar to me.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Mikey on July 18, 2008, 03:19:59 PM
The way to tell the difference, is how it makes you feel when you listen to it. Trance is a very kind of subliminal genre, where it doesnt so much pleasure your consciousness, but pleasures your subconscious, where the different synths, beat patterns, etc, kind of work with your own body's rythm (yes me getting scientific). Like Native Indian drum circles, where they used to just tune into the beat, and it used to move their body, as it resonated through each molecule in their bodies.

 Its only if you can find yourself being able to be tuned into the particular track, i.e.



 These tracks work for me;

 
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=hrIp6GrGIBo&feature=related (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hrIp6GrGIBo&feature=related)


 (Electro Slut), found on Judgement Sundays CD 1 Track 13. (Kicks in 1:07 into video)


 http://youtube.com/watch?v=q8X6HcUFwdc (http://youtube.com/watch?v=q8X6HcUFwdc)

 
 (Black Identity), found on Sensation Black CD 2 Track 13 (Kicks in 1:00 into video)


 These tracks give me tingles down my spine, and give the sensation of euphoria when I listen to them with my sound setup with a subwoofer attached, or even more powerful when I listen to them in a club.


 


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 20, 2008, 12:43:49 PM
These tracks give me tingles down my spine, and give the sensation of euphoria when I listen to them with my sound setup with a subwoofer attached, or even more powerful when I listen to them in a club.
I guess that's the problem I have with it then.  No matter how much I like a certain trance track, it never does anything for me emotionally.  Plenty of other electronic music can, but I find trance too cold for that.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on August 10, 2008, 03:40:56 PM
I actually have something to post here for once :D

Van She released their debut album and I quite like it. Reminds me of Cut Copy (who you probably haven't heard of if you're not here) so maybe think of Justice? But with more vocals, closer to pop? This is Stranger - Van She
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xys4UKD8rzI

Hearts on Fire - Cut Copy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN0K974SAtE
Old, but good for comparison. I never looked much further into Cut Copy so I don't know much about them. Van She has a harder sound, I think.

Edit: I think Lights and Music by Cut Copy is a better comparison. Anyone else reckon that these film clips with the band playing are to prove that this isn't all sequenced stuff? :P I like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCRuCAcAZK0


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 11, 2008, 11:05:09 AM
Funny you should mention Cut Copy as I meant to post them here too.  I've been listening to their album "In Ghost Colours" quite a bit recently and it's excellent.  I'd say the two tracks you've posted by them there are the two heaviest and electronic on the album.  The rest is a lovely mix of guitar pop and light electronica with the hint of an 80's influence.  Highly recommended.  :kangaroo:

Never heard of Van She, but that sounds promising so I'll be checking them out too.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 31, 2008, 10:01:13 AM
Radiohead - House Of Cards

An oldie but it's the first time I've seen the rather superb video.  I particularly love the effect on the landscape sections.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8nTFjVm9sTQ (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8nTFjVm9sTQ)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on September 03, 2008, 05:00:46 AM
Funny you mention In Rainbows, because I was just about to. :)  I bought the album on a whim a couple of weeks ago ... I hadn't really heard much Radiohead before then and I'd heard good things about the album, so I figured it was worth a listen. Amazing album! I love the vocals and I love the crazy "sounds" that constitute the music.

In more exciting news, I'm in Seattle right now and was able to catch Freezepop live at a club. They were fantastic. 1.5 hours of the happiest synthesized music you've EVER heard. I haven't danced this long and this hard in AGES. The great thing about Freezepop is that despite being a electronica band, they actually put on very good performances ... the band members are always moving around, interacting with the crowd, chatting and joking around with each other, etc, etc. It's obvious to see that they love doing what they do.

After the show was over, I was able to chat with the band, and got me an autographed copy of one of their albums. Lots of fun. :)


Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 03, 2008, 12:50:09 PM
Funny you mention In Rainbows, because I was just about to. :)  I bought the album on a whim a couple of weeks ago ... I hadn't really heard much Radiohead before then and I'd heard good things about the album, so I figured it was worth a listen. Amazing album! I love the vocals and I love the crazy "sounds" that constitute the music.
Yeah it's superb.  Now you can check out Radioheads back-catalogue if you haven't already.  There are a load of classics waiting to be discovered :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 06, 2008, 02:35:55 PM
Oasis.  Now there's a name to divide opinion immediately :)

I have to say I just got the new album today and it's not bad at all.  It's nowhere near as good as their classic debut all those years ago, but on the first few listenings it seems an improvement on previous releases.  It might be all a little too much Rock by numbers for some people, but taken for what it is it's good stuff.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 09, 2008, 09:43:19 PM
Brad Sucks

Another artist essentially giving their music away.  You can donate, buy it "properly" or just download it for free.

His most recent album in particular is well worth a listen even if you don't pay/donate.  It's excellent stuff and all the work of one guy.

http://www.bradsucks.net/music/ (http://www.bradsucks.net/music/)

Interestingly he also gives away all the original music files so you can have a go at remixing.  If only I knew what I was doing  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 10, 2008, 11:04:13 AM
I wonder if he did the Frets on Fire versions of his songs himself, cause that's how I found him.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 10, 2008, 12:02:11 PM
I wonder if he did the Frets on Fire versions of his songs himself, cause that's how I found him.

Really?  I'd never even heard of him until recently.  Well hopefully the FoF exposure will help him be successful :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 15, 2008, 09:48:25 PM
I'm not really up to the latest happenings in mainstream music - in other words, I haven't checked out the new Oasis yet. Have to do it at some point. But here's what I have been listening to lately:

Moody?, Melancholic Pop Rock:
Tiger Lou (also known as Tgr Lou)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gq8Q5u0Wk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gq8Q5u0Wk)
as always, best songs are not on youtube.

Post-Rock:
This Will Destroy You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdLpttLnx3g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdLpttLnx3g)
Here I couldn't even find one with a decent sound, let alone decent track...

More alt Pop?
Bang Gang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLwGGUhTks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLwGGUhTks)
They(?) have some really good stuff hiding behind that silly name.

If you're into something more up-beat, try checking out Under the Influence of Giants - addictive stuff, but way too gay (literally too) to be posted here. :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 16, 2008, 05:20:06 PM
I'm not really up to the latest happenings in mainstream music - in other words, I haven't checked out the new Oasis yet. Have to do it at some point.
You might have to give it a few listens as it's more of a grower than their previous stuff IMO.  I'm still liking it a lot apart from one or two tracks.

Hmm, I might have to check out some Tiger Lou.  I've just listened to a couple more tracks by them and I like the production on them a lot.

If you're into something more up-beat, try checking out Under the Influence of Giants - addictive stuff, but way too gay (literally too) to be posted here. :P
lol.  No worse than MGMT or The Presets which I posted and I get the feeling this video wasn't aimed at a gay audience ;)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=18mPuMIxRlU (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=18mPuMIxRlU)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 17, 2008, 02:27:13 PM
Hmm, I might have to check out some Tiger Lou.  I've just listened to a couple more tracks by them and I like the production on them a lot.
I recommend that you do, I haven't found a bad track from them yet.

If you're into something more up-beat, try checking out Under the Influence of Giants - addictive stuff, but way too gay (literally too) to be posted here. :P
lol.  No worse than MGMT or The Presets which I posted and I get the feeling this video wasn't aimed at a gay audience ;)
heh. Well I was mostly just kidding 'cause I couldn't find a proper video. And the one you posted doesn't work for me.

Oh and if you're in the mood for some super cute (as in, pink fluffy animals and such) semi-acoustic stuff, check out:
Gregory and the Hawk
.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 17, 2008, 05:40:33 PM
heh. Well I was mostly just kidding 'cause I couldn't find a proper video. And the one you posted doesn't work for me.
Weird.  It says the video is no longer available but copy pasting of clicking on the URL works.  Hmm

Quote
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=18mPuMIxRlU


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 17, 2008, 06:46:47 PM
heh. Well I was mostly just kidding 'cause I couldn't find a proper video. And the one you posted doesn't work for me.
Weird.  It says the video is no longer available but copy pasting of clicking on the URL works.  Hmm

Quote
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=18mPuMIxRlU
I guess the reason why the embed doesn't work is because the content is limited to specific countries...
From youtube: "This video is not available in your country."


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 17, 2008, 07:01:10 PM
heh. Well I was mostly just kidding 'cause I couldn't find a proper video. And the one you posted doesn't work for me.
Weird.  It says the video is no longer available but copy pasting of clicking on the URL works.  Hmm

Quote
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=18mPuMIxRlU
I guess the reason why the embed doesn't work is because the content is limited to specific countries...
From youtube: "This video is not available in your country."

Ah right.  I've never quite understood that when just about everything else on the net isn't "region locked" (Unless you live in China  :P )  I guess it must be something to do with media licensing laws.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 18, 2008, 03:48:40 AM
(Unless you live in China  :P )
Rather worryingly,there's plans for a Great Firewall of Australia. It's ostensibly to block pornography, but I'm sure it'll be worse. You'll know it's all over when I can't get to 4chan. (I don't like the place but it's one of those defining points on the internet.)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 18, 2008, 10:55:22 AM
(Unless you live in China  :P )
Rather worryingly,there's plans for a Great Firewall of Australia. It's ostensibly to block pornography, but I'm sure it'll be worse. You'll know it's all over when I can't get to 4chan. (I don't like the place but it's one of those defining points on the internet.)
Really?  :o  I always had Australia down for a young, modern, forward looking country, but you do seem to have some very strict rules with regards to things like game censorship.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 18, 2008, 03:46:20 PM
We just voted in a liberal goverment too. We voted out the Liberal Party (that's their name but they're actually conservative/right) for the Labor guys (liberal/left) and while we've had a lot of good stuff come of it (same guys for 10 years was leading us all the wrong ways) there's always going to be a new set of problems.

Incidentally, our new Prime Minister speaks Chinese. That might have something to do with it.

EDIT: And on the list of sites that you can't opt-out of filtering for (i.e. you have no choice, these sites are inaccessible) are 4chan and most of the torrent trackers. With the combined problem of the ISP-level filtering killing performance and the proxy needed to get to these sites, it's going to become a pain to be on the webnets. I'm surprised that they didn't just pull an Iran and ban encryption because apparently they'll even be MITM'ing HTTPS transactions.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 19, 2008, 11:07:10 AM
Something for the sundays...

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home
unofficial video found from vimeo:
http://www.vimeo.com/1920263 (http://www.vimeo.com/1920263)
if that's too prententious for you, check out the full-length live performance instead. (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjjc59FgUpg")


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 20, 2008, 12:10:41 PM
Something for the sundays...

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home
unofficial video found from vimeo:
http://www.vimeo.com/1920263 (http://www.vimeo.com/1920263)
if that's too prententious for you, check out the full-length live performance instead. (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjjc59FgUpg")

I tried The Cinematic Orchestra some time ago and couldn't get into them at all.  No idea why as I like other similar groups.


Nice video for Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQRS40OKNE (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQRS40OKNE)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Banzai on October 21, 2008, 04:35:54 AM
It's kind of interesting that Brad Sucks should come up. I just found his music though a place called www.magnatune.com (http://www.magnatune.com)
After looking around and finding a lot of promising music, I went and got the monthly download subscription.
Along with Brad Sucks (http://www.magnatune.com/artists/brad_sucks), there are a couple of artists on there I really like, one being Jami Sieber (http://www.magnatune.com/artists/sieber) and another being Falik (http://magnatune.com/artists/falik).
You can stream full albums off their website for free, but I highly recommend the download subscription, it starts at $10 a month, and there's a ton of awesome stuff to download, all DRM free.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 21, 2008, 12:45:06 PM
It's kind of interesting that Brad Sucks should come up. I just found his music though a place called www.magnatune.com (http://www.magnatune.com)
After looking around and finding a lot of promising music, I went and got the monthly download subscription.
Along with Brad Sucks (http://www.magnatune.com/artists/brad_sucks), there are a couple of artists on there I really like, one being Jami Sieber (http://www.magnatune.com/artists/sieber) and another being Falik (http://magnatune.com/artists/falik).
You can stream full albums off their website for free, but I highly recommend the download subscription, it starts at $10 a month, and there's a ton of awesome stuff to download, all DRM free.

Now I like that.  I've grabbed a load of great free music from Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/en/albums) but that monthly subscription idea sounds like a great deal too.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 29, 2008, 03:43:54 PM
Definitely not a recommendation but music related...


I don't care how good you look, nobody should be allowed to do this to such a classic track...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nIfaIho-M7w (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nIfaIho-M7w)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on November 12, 2008, 07:38:29 PM
That's good looking? I thought that was mostly awkward, especially when the statues came into play. :P

Anyways, I gave the new Oasis album a spin and well... it's pretty bland. Sure, it's straight up brit rock, oasis style, but it's like they aren't even trying in most of the songs. The couple good ones, like "falling down" are pretty good, though. The lyrics seem to be quite good too.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 12, 2008, 08:25:04 PM
That's good looking? I thought that was mostly awkward, especially when the statues came into play. :P
lol.  I think you might have misunderstood.  I certainly didn't mean the video was any good :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on November 13, 2008, 02:39:55 AM
One day I'll bring an up-to-date reccommendation...

Employment
by Kaiser Chiefs was all right, had a couple of awesome songs, but on Yours Truly, Angry Mob, I reckon their sound is much more developed, really love the album. Haven't found any weak points yet.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 14, 2008, 12:24:36 PM
One day I'll bring an up-to-date reccommendation...

Employment
by Kaiser Chiefs was all right, had a couple of awesome songs, but on Yours Truly, Angry Mob, I reckon their sound is much more developed, really love the album. Haven't found any weak points yet.

Yeah I thought Employment had some great highlights but was over-hyped personally.  I'll have to give the new one a listen.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on November 14, 2008, 02:28:16 PM
Yeah, I'm excited about their latest but I haven't a clue what it sounds like. (That would be Off With Their Heads)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 13, 2008, 11:41:58 PM
Anyone tried Spotify for their music needs yet?

It sounds good, but I'm curious how many adverts it plays?  I can't be aresed with loads of those.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on January 07, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
I've been listening to two extremes of genres lately.

First, I bought Katy Perry - One of the Boys. Yes, I know it's crappy pop, but it's *wonderful* crappy pop! :)  I love it. There are a surprising number of good songs on here. Catchy beats, silly lyrics, lots of fun. If you like her singles (I kissed a girl, hot n cold) you'll love the album. Personal favourites include: One of the boys and Waking up in Vegas.

The other extreme is Los Campesinos!, a rather excellent indie pop/rock band. I picked up their EP, Sticking fingers into sockets and their latest album We are beautiful, we are doomed. Haven't given the latter a proper listen yet, but the former gets played everyday. Every song on their is ace.

Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on January 07, 2009, 10:30:27 PM
Haha. Yeah I torrented the Katy Perry stuff before the album came out had already enjoyed Hot and Cold and I Kissed A Girl before they hit the radio out here. I like it. Pop but it has an edge. Well, some of it does.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 08, 2009, 11:21:14 AM
I assume the Katy Perry album is better than the singles because they are, um, not my thing (to put it very politely).

I used to do 90% of my music listening sat at the desktop, but as that never gets switched on ATM then I hardly listen to anything.  :-\  The last decent new-ish album listened to was The Dears.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on January 09, 2009, 05:49:59 AM
Set up your desktop with wake on LAN and stream to your EEE? I do it and my parents hate the power use :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on January 09, 2009, 07:12:04 AM
I assume the Katy Perry album is better than the singles because they are, um, not my thing (to put it very politely).
Well, it's pure pop, and unashamedly so. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't like it, but it's fun music.

Didn't post videos last time, so ...

Here's my fave song of the album, Waking up in vegas.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GboBeQvChSY (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GboBeQvChSY)

And while we're at it, We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives from the excellent Los Campesinos. :)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fTbj0Wyx12Q (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fTbj0Wyx12Q)

Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 09, 2009, 10:40:19 AM
Set up your desktop with wake on LAN and stream to your EEE? I do it and my parents hate the power use :P
I already have it set up to stream to my 360 or PS3 so it plays through my home cinema system :) 

Well, it's pure pop, and unashamedly so. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't like it, but it's fun music.
Hey I like a bit of pop. :)  If anything that's not poppy enough as it seems to be taking the safe middle ground between pop and some jangly guitar indi lite.  Not really my thing.

And while we're at it, We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives from the excellent Los Campesinos. :)
This on the other hand, is really good.  They sound like a lot of other groups, but as they are groups that I like then that's fine with me.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 15, 2009, 06:24:32 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfseWNmlds (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfseWNmlds)

Whatever happened to The Avalanches ?  :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on January 16, 2009, 03:20:51 PM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5oGZCKw_cFM (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5oGZCKw_cFM)
Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship
In love with this song. I don't think I've heard much other music like this so I'll have to investigate the band and the genre. (What genre is it? Indie-ish ?)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 16, 2009, 06:56:52 PM
I don't think I've heard much other music like this so I'll have to investigate the band and the genre. (What genre is it? Indie-ish ?)
They sound a bit like several bands I like.  No idea what the proper genre is though.  Indi probably covers it but no doubt there is some obscure sub-sub-genre that is falls into.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on January 22, 2009, 07:24:04 PM
Shut up and let me go
HEY!
:)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 22, 2009, 07:29:49 PM
Shut up and let me go
HEY!
:)


That's sooooooooooooo last year ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on February 10, 2009, 09:22:05 PM
Anyone tried Spotify for their music needs yet?

It sounds good, but I'm curious how many adverts it plays?  I can't be aresed with loads of those.
I'd like to give it a try, but I'd need an invite in order to try it out. Anyone got one?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 10, 2009, 10:20:09 PM
Anyone tried Spotify for their music needs yet?

It sounds good, but I'm curious how many adverts it plays?  I can't be aresed with loads of those.
I'd like to give it a try, but I'd need an invite in order to try it out. Anyone got one?

Invite you say?  Strange, I didn't need one.   :-\

I've just had a look though and I don't have any to hand out either.  It just says we'll get some soon.

Hmm.  It looks like I could still sign up for another account without one though.  Is it a location problem las6?


In answer to my original post though it's great.  Adverts are short and relatively infrequent and, here on my eeePC, it means I have access to all the music I could ever want without needing to fill up my tiny disc space :)


EDIT:
A look on the Spotify blog shows sign-up no longer requires an invite in the UK so that explains why I could create a new account if necessary. It just says other countries will follow ( I assume I signed up originally before invites required at all. )

In the meantime if I get any invites I'll send one your way.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on February 10, 2009, 10:22:33 PM
Shut up and let me go
HEY!
:)

Oh man, were they ever good live.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 12, 2009, 03:38:32 PM
Anyone tried Spotify for their music needs yet?

It sounds good, but I'm curious how many adverts it plays?  I can't be aresed with loads of those.
I'd like to give it a try, but I'd need an invite in order to try it out. Anyone got one?

I now have some invitations (why now suddenly I don't know  :P ) so let me know which email addy you want to use and I'll fire one off. ;)


If anyone else outside the UK wants one then drop me an IM with you email.

EDIT:
And checking my settings just now I notice I could have been scrobling to last.fm all this time  :P  Ah well you can tell I never checked the preferences before.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on February 18, 2009, 12:16:40 AM
...continuing on the Spotify subject:

I think it just might be the best streaming app that I've ever used, despite the itunesesque user interface. The streaming is indeed instant and everything just seems to work. Well, almost everything...

The thing is, this software is rendered useless because of the oh-so-lovely copyright management. Just about every band I've searched for returns a hit, but going to the artist's overview page only returns a blank page - meaning that the artist/album/track is not available in my region... Great way to ruin otherwise perfectly good application.

Sometimes I just wish that no-one would have ever invented the whole IP to Location thingy... Internet should be free of all that.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 18, 2009, 10:04:44 AM
...continuing on the Spotify subject:

I think it just might be the best streaming app that I've ever used, despite the itunesesque user interface. The streaming is indeed instant and everything just seems to work. Well, almost everything...

The thing is, this software is rendered useless because of the oh-so-lovely copyright management. Just about every band I've searched for returns a hit, but going to the artist's overview page only returns a blank page - meaning that the artist/album/track is not available in my region... Great way to ruin otherwise perfectly good application.

Sometimes I just wish that no-one would have ever invented the whole IP to Location thingy... Internet should be free of all that.

As I said in my IM I was afraid your location would be a problem.  Shame.  Google throws up a number of possible solutions using a proxy...

http://filesharefreak.com/2008/12/26/fixing-spotify-login-issues-once-and-for-all/ (http://filesharefreak.com/2008/12/26/fixing-spotify-login-issues-once-and-for-all/)

...but i don't know anything about them so no idea if that's a reasonable solution of not.

Regardless,  hopefully once Spotify leaves Beta and they sign a few more licensing deals , region locking wont be as much of a problem because otherwise it's a really nice app.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on February 18, 2009, 03:47:33 PM
...continuing on the Spotify subject:

I think it just might be the best streaming app that I've ever used, despite the itunesesque user interface. The streaming is indeed instant and everything just seems to work. Well, almost everything...

The thing is, this software is rendered useless because of the oh-so-lovely copyright management. Just about every band I've searched for returns a hit, but going to the artist's overview page only returns a blank page - meaning that the artist/album/track is not available in my region... Great way to ruin otherwise perfectly good application.

Sometimes I just wish that no-one would have ever invented the whole IP to Location thingy... Internet should be free of all that.

As I said in my IM I was afraid your location would be a problem.  Shame.  Google throws up a number of possible solutions using a proxy...

http://filesharefreak.com/2008/12/26/fixing-spotify-login-issues-once-and-for-all/ (http://filesharefreak.com/2008/12/26/fixing-spotify-login-issues-once-and-for-all/)

...but i don't know anything about them so no idea if that's a reasonable solution of not.

Regardless,  hopefully once Spotify leaves Beta and they sign a few more licensing deals , region locking wont be as much of a problem because otherwise it's a really nice app.
Hulu might've been worth the proxy hassle, but spotify really isn't. Especially since I would have to create a whole new account and open up a vpn connection or use a slow data proxy in order to use the application.
And it doesn't look like I'm the only one who thinks like this:
http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2009/01/28/some-important-changes-to-the-spotify-music-catalogue/ (http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2009/01/28/some-important-changes-to-the-spotify-music-catalogue/)

I was aware of the region lock, but I thought it was about restricting the use of the application, not the content. Besides, their website doesn't mention the region locked content either, they simply state this:
"We’ve released our free advertising supported version in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain."


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 22, 2009, 11:54:39 AM
Right :bunnymonkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs0PmJxl-9I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs0PmJxl-9I)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on February 23, 2009, 07:10:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QZOLxRhKA4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QZOLxRhKA4)
Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship
My favourite indie band. Want to find other bands like this cause Children Collide only have one album so far.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 02, 2009, 07:09:44 PM
I've just listened to the new album from "the biggest band in the world", U2 .... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz............


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: JDog053 on March 02, 2009, 07:33:05 PM
Yeah, you should really listen to Pink Floyd or Rick Wakeman...Excellent music!

I hate any modern music.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on March 05, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
Heads up: Spotify haXx0red! :(
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7925455.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7925455.stm)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 05, 2009, 03:11:42 PM
Heads up: Spotify haXx0red! :(
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7925455.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7925455.stm)
Ouch.  I've changed my password, but they don't have any of my other details so it's no big deal for me luckily.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 13, 2009, 01:22:12 PM
I know I've already posted a link to a live version of the new Depeche Mode song, but the official video is weirdly disturbing...and gets more so with repeated viewings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on April 09, 2009, 09:05:12 PM
Well well well, I've got some new recommendations:

Folk/Indie:
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (Greetings from Michigan the Great Lake State)
Sufjan has long been the staple of the folk/indie section of my music collection, but for some reason I didn't catch this album until very recently. In my opinion, it's much better than seven swans or illinoise when considering the album as whole.
Sufjan Stevens - Romulus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVkSdf_AMWM#lq-lq2-hq)



Pop/Rock:
Metric - Fantasies
This is poprock in the most common form possible, but it sure is catchy: (and a whole lot less annoying than previous metric stuff like Succexy etc...). Shame that got rid most of the intellect behind the lyrics, though.
Gimme Sympathy [Official Music Video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8PPaoYwLk#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)



Soundtrack (and more):
Bear McCreary - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
While McCreary's work for the new Battlestar Galactica didn't do much for me (with few exceptions) this one is pure gold. And it's a good fit for one of the best TV series currently on air. (yeah, that's right. it's a good series, despite the name)
Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles OST: 03 - Sarah Connor's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luoBgegT3k4#lq-lq2-hq)

and as a bonus, there's the track "Samson and Delilah" by Shirley Manson
Shirley Manson – Samson & Delilah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwW2D2lsOI0#ws-lq-lq2-hq)



Not recommended:
Röyksopp - Junior (imo, it was far from their previous work)
Tiger Lou - A Partial Print (this one is a real mess)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 10, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (Greetings from Michigan the Great Lake State)
Nothing like a bit of Sufjan when you're in the mood.  I'm not sure it's the best album, but so much of his stuff sounds the same (in a good way) that it's a tough call.

Bear McCreary - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Now I like that.  I haven't heard any of his work before so I'll have to do a bit of searching around.

Not recommended:
Röyksopp - Junior (imo, it was far from their previous work)
No!  I was looking forward to hearing that too.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 10, 2009, 03:07:49 PM
Jeph Jacques loves the new Royksopp.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on April 10, 2009, 05:34:22 PM
Well it's only my opinion, you can check it out for yourself on spotify... if you happen to be in the right country, that is.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 10, 2009, 06:19:17 PM
Well it's only my opinion, you can check it out for yourself on spotify... if you happen to be in the right country, that is.
Good idea :) 

It's a touch generic so far and could be one of many groups, but it's not bad.  It actually reminds me of a slightly less quirky The Knife (who I love)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: donny on April 11, 2009, 07:34:13 AM
DJ BROMPOEP!!!
http://www.myspace.com/djbrompoep (http://www.myspace.com/djbrompoep)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 11, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
It's a touch generic so far and could be one of many groups, but it's not bad.  It actually reminds me of a slightly less quirky The Knife (who I love)
Big fan of The Knife, slighly less a fan of the vocalist's solo work but still good. Couldn't get my hands on a copy of their albums, shall have to order them some day...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 11, 2009, 11:27:28 AM
DJ BROMPOEP!!!
http://www.myspace.com/djbrompoep (http://www.myspace.com/djbrompoep)

I thought that was causing distortion on my eeePC speakers so I played through good headphones instead.....and it still sounded the same.    :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 16, 2009, 10:23:30 AM
Spotify on the PS3 and 360?  Oh man that would be fantastic.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/apr/06/spotify-to-launch-api (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/apr/06/spotify-to-launch-api)

I could see it happening too as it would be a nice little earner for all parties.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 27, 2009, 06:53:41 PM
I'm liking the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's album.  Aside from the odd single they aren't a band I've listened to much on the past, but this is decent throwaway pop rock.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGxBTsmuRIk#noexternalembed-ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on April 28, 2009, 09:52:06 PM
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles gives us another instant classic:
Donald, Where's Your Trousers, Sarah Connor Terminator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0irP4w0itdM#ws-lq-lq2-hq)
 ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: AaronF on April 28, 2009, 10:46:17 PM
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles gives us another instant classic:
Donald, Where's Your Trousers, Sarah Connor Terminator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0irP4w0itdM#ws-lq-lq2-hq)
 ;)

lol ;D  ...I suppose it's a bit less awkward when you watch it in context with the rest of the episode, where Savannah talks about teaching John Henry to sing. Still, SCC is one of the best shows on TV (IMO) and I hope like hell they don't cancel it (especially with the way season 2 ended). It is FOX we're talking about though  :-\


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on April 29, 2009, 08:49:49 AM
to be honest, I thought it was really brilliant. And funny too, when taken out of context like that.
But you're right, T:SCC was definitely the best TV series in the last couple years. However, I don't think it'll be back. That's just the way it goes with good series. And FOX.

It was a miracle we got 2 full seasons of this anyways.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: AaronF on April 29, 2009, 12:01:40 PM
Yeah, only FOX could be capable of taking an excellent show based on one of the biggest movie franchises in history (with a new one coming out at that) and have it fail. They need to fire their whole marketing team.

But yeah I agree about the song. I just thought it would be odd if you just watched the video and hadn't seen the rest of the ep.

While we're on the subject of Terminator SCC music... I highly recommend Bear McCreary's original score (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FWPY0S/ref=s9_sims_gw_s0_p15_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0Y8CAGRKHM3YG9BKNF4D&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846). Excellent stuff.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on April 29, 2009, 04:06:26 PM
If you go back a few posts you can see I already like that music. A lot. ;)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: AaronF on April 29, 2009, 04:26:03 PM
lol whoops, didn't notice that ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on May 13, 2009, 05:09:24 AM
I've been obsessively listening to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and pretending to be a music journalist (again!)
http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2009/05/12/tonight-franz-ferdinand/ (http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2009/05/12/tonight-franz-ferdinand/)

I also picked up Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy. It's very good. Loud, energetic, head bangingly good.

Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 13, 2009, 08:07:57 AM
Quite liking The Juan Maclean. Outside of that I've been listening to alt rock and post grunge from 1992-1994 so it's not really anything new.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 13, 2009, 09:35:49 AM
I've been obsessively listening to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and pretending to be a music journalist (again!)
http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2009/05/12/tonight-franz-ferdinand/ (http://www.mobeenfikree.com/blog/index.php/2009/05/12/tonight-franz-ferdinand/)
Sounds like we agree on the first two albums, but I'm still not convinced about this new one.  Maybe I need to give it a few more listens.


I also picked up Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy. It's very good. Loud, energetic, head bangingly good.
Yeah it's good to have them back.  It's not a classic, but it's enjoyable in a throwaway kind of way.


Outside of that I've been listening to alt rock and post grunge from 1992-1994 so it's not really anything new.
Who?  With the re-release of Peal Jam's Ten I've been listening to some of my old Nirvana, Pixies etc again.  Any recommendations?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 13, 2009, 12:53:05 PM
Outside of that I've been listening to alt rock and post grunge from 1992-1994 so it's not really anything new.
Who?  With the re-release of Peal Jam's Ten I've been listening to some of my old Nirvana, Pixies etc again.  Any recommendations?
Well for me it's all about Pablo Honey - Radiohead, with the excellent Creep, Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album), the Weezer debut which is rather awesome, and The Cranberries - Zombie, though the rest of that album isn't bad either (though it's name escapes me right about now).


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 14, 2009, 04:30:31 PM
Outside of that I've been listening to alt rock and post grunge from 1992-1994 so it's not really anything new.
Who?  With the re-release of Peal Jam's Ten I've been listening to some of my old Nirvana, Pixies etc again.  Any recommendations?
Well for me it's all about Pablo Honey - Radiohead, with the excellent Creep, Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album), the Weezer debut which is rather awesome, and The Cranberries - Zombie, though the rest of that album isn't bad either (though it's name escapes me right about now).
Pablo Honey is such an underrated album.  Make sure you check out the compilations of Radiohead b-sides and ep's from around that time as they are as good if not better than the albums.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 14, 2009, 04:45:29 PM
ah k, cheers, will do. Radiohead fans are all about their non-post-grunge stuff most of the time so it's hard to get good opinions on it, you know?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on May 17, 2009, 01:16:55 AM
Sounds like we agree on the first two albums, but I'm still not convinced about this new one.  Maybe I need to give it a few more listens.
Yeah, the second album was such a letdown it was ridiculous!
Did Tonight just not click with you then?

ah k, cheers, will do. Radiohead fans are all about their non-post-grunge stuff most of the time so it's hard to get good opinions on it, you know?
So wait ... I'm a fan 'cos of In Rainbows. What type of fan does that make me?

Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 17, 2009, 08:53:49 AM
ah k, cheers, will do. Radiohead fans are all about their non-post-grunge stuff most of the time so it's hard to get good opinions on it, you know?
So wait ... I'm a fan 'cos of In Rainbows. What type of fan does that make me?

Mo
Probably an electronic Radiohead fan who sold out by admitting they enjoy In Rainbows.
:P
I like In Rainbows but I love post grunge.
(My indie friends don't like ANY music, as far as I can tell.)
(I fell into the same trap. I was discussing music with some people I'd just met, and about halfway through someone said "So wait, do you like ANY music?")


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: donny on May 17, 2009, 11:15:38 AM
http://nl.myspace.com/djbrompoep (http://nl.myspace.com/djbrompoep)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 17, 2009, 01:27:24 PM
Sounds like we agree on the first two albums, but I'm still not convinced about this new one.  Maybe I need to give it a few more listens.
Yeah, the second album was such a letdown it was ridiculous!
Did Tonight just not click with you then?
Not on the couple of listens I had, although with Spotify and access to so much music, if something doesn't grab me straight away then I just move on to something else.  I know I wouldn't have fallen in love with a lot of my favourite albums from recent years if I'd had Spotify mind, as most of those have been slow growers.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on May 18, 2009, 04:25:18 PM
Probably an electronic Radiohead fan who sold out by admitting they enjoy In Rainbows.
:P
I like In Rainbows but I love post grunge.
lol. Yeah, that's what I thought. The first Radiohead album I listened to was In Rainbows. Totally love it. Starting buying more Radiohead (Kid A, OK Computer) and really don't like them as much. Mostly it's too depressing, too ... grunge.

So is there any more Radiohead in the style of In Rainbows, or is it all grungy? When did they go post-grunge?

Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on May 18, 2009, 04:48:39 PM
I may not be qualified enough to recommend any Radiohead albums, but I'd suggest you to grab Thom Yorke's Solo Album if you haven't already.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 18, 2009, 06:14:14 PM
Probably an electronic Radiohead fan who sold out by admitting they enjoy In Rainbows.
:P
I like In Rainbows but I love post grunge.
lol. Yeah, that's what I thought. The first Radiohead album I listened to was In Rainbows. Totally love it. Starting buying more Radiohead (Kid A, OK Computer) and really don't like them as much. Mostly it's too depressing, too ... grunge.

So is there any more Radiohead in the style of In Rainbows, or is it all grungy? When did they go post-grunge?
Either try Yorke's solo effort as las6 suggests or Hail to the Thief (maybe too depressing?) which preceded In Rainbows.  I assume you got the extended version of In Rainbows with all the extra tracks on as some of my favourites weren't even on the standard album?

Also don't ignore The Bends.  It's not as electronic as their recent stuff, probably a more traditional rock/indie album than anything else they've done, but the rich, atmospheric arrangements still make it the best IMO.  Street Spirit (Fade out) being one of the greatest tracks ever.

Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCJblaUkkfc#lq-lq2-hq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on May 18, 2009, 06:49:22 PM
Wasn't aware Yorke did a solo album, thanks for the heads up las6. I'll give that a listen soon.
 
Hail to the Thief (maybe too depressing?) which preceded In Rainbows.
Will do. I don't mind a bit of depressing ... I mean, In Rainbows is pretty depressing too, but it's contrasted with songs like 15 Steps and House of Cards.

Quote
I assume you got the extended version of In Rainbows with all the extra tracks on as some of my favourites weren't even on the standard album?
Errr, no. :)  I picked up the standard boxed album ... I'll go about "acquiring" the bonus disc. :)

Quote
Also don't ignore The Bends.  It's not as electronic as their recent stuff, probably a more traditional rock/indie album than anything else they've done, but the rich, atmospheric arrangements still make it the best IMO.  Street Spirit (Fade out) being one of the greatest tracks ever.
I've heard a couple of tracks off the album (I have their Greatest Hits album) and yeah, I really like it. The Bends is the album every Radiohead fan tends to recommend, so I figure I should give it a listen at some point. :)

Cheers,
Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 18, 2009, 08:26:11 PM
The new Kasabian album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" is another typically decent effort.  As usual it's not truly great, but consistently enjoyable.

Kasabian - Underdog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5up8kJoCsJM#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 21, 2009, 02:48:10 PM
I haven't tried it yet, but this looks like it might be a good alternative to Spotify.....although I have no idea whether it has the same regional issues as Sptify does for some of you.

http://www.we7.com/ (http://www.we7.com/)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Mikey on June 23, 2009, 07:51:11 PM
Just listened to Prodigy's latest album 'Invaders Must Die'.


 I must say, although I don't think its anywhere near as good as Fat of the Land, or Always Outnumbered..., It's still quite Prodigy-ish,


 The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die [HQ] High Quality Sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTw2YvutJRA#lq-lq2-hq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 23, 2009, 08:13:20 PM
Just listened to Prodigy's latest album 'Invaders Must Die'.

 I must say, although I don't think its anywhere near as good as Fat of the Land, or Always Outnumbered..., It's still quite Prodigy-ish,
Yeah it's not too bad.  I'm glad it sounds more like their older stuff than "Always Outnumbered..." which I didn't like.  Mind, it does feel a bit uninspired, like they were trying to recreate "Fat of the Land" but have forgotten how to write a great tune.  Hopefully the next album will build on this one.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: Mikey on June 23, 2009, 08:37:51 PM
Just listened to Prodigy's latest album 'Invaders Must Die'.

 I must say, although I don't think its anywhere near as good as Fat of the Land, or Always Outnumbered..., It's still quite Prodigy-ish,
Yeah it's not too bad.  I'm glad it sounds more like their older stuff than "Always Outnumbered..." which I didn't like.  Mind, it does feel a bit uninspired, like they were trying to recreate "Fat of the Land" but have forgotten how to write a great tune.  Hopefully the next album will build on this one.

Do you think they will last for another album? I also find this one to be uninspired, almost as though they just didnt put much effort into it.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 24, 2009, 01:21:45 PM
Just listened to Prodigy's latest album 'Invaders Must Die'.

 I must say, although I don't think its anywhere near as good as Fat of the Land, or Always Outnumbered..., It's still quite Prodigy-ish,
Yeah it's not too bad.  I'm glad it sounds more like their older stuff than "Always Outnumbered..." which I didn't like.  Mind, it does feel a bit uninspired, like they were trying to recreate "Fat of the Land" but have forgotten how to write a great tune.  Hopefully the next album will build on this one.

Do you think they will last for another album? I also find this one to be uninspired, almost as though they just didnt put much effort into it.
It depends on how well they are getting on with each other that week and whether Liam gets the hunger back to write something decent.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 23, 2009, 03:09:12 PM
I know it's unfashionable to like chart music, but I'm a sucker for a bit of old-school synth and that's almost exclusively what I listen to when coding  :bunnymonkey:

La Roux - Bulletproof
La Roux - Bulletproof (Official Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGNpTb3h2jo#ws-lq-lq2-hq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 24, 2009, 08:11:52 AM
I do like a couple of old Britney tracks, I must admit.  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 24, 2009, 12:14:53 PM
I do like a couple of old Britney tracks, I must admit.  :P
When you like quality pop, which some Britney undoubtedly is,  it's the producer that should really get all the credit as that's effectively who you are listening to.  Girls Aloud have also worked with some quality production teams and consequently have made some of the best pop of the last few years.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on July 24, 2009, 05:49:51 PM
My guilty pleasure is Avril. :)

Two albums I've been listening to lately:

My Maudlin Career / Camera Obscura
Listen to French Navy RIGHT NOW!
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3CkfvYMCWM#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Beautiful song! Bought the album for this song alone.

And err, the rest of the album wasn't much like it. :P The rest of the album is a lot more mellow and folky. Initially, I was disappointed with it, but it grew on me very quickly, and now it's pretty much a daily listen for me.


Wait For Me / Moby
Another new Moby album. I was a bit meh on Last Night, but this one is actually really good. A very personal, toned down Moby. And I love it. Beautiful vocals and some very creatively arranged music. Listen to Shot in the Back of the Head for a taste of the rest of the album.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EI9caS6Lys)

Cheers,
Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: donny on July 24, 2009, 06:25:20 PM
Otto Von Schirach Live Alligator Waltz LA Knitting Factory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwuxUsU5hmg#lq-lq2-hq)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 24, 2009, 07:18:39 PM
My guilty pleasure is Avril. :)
And what about music?  :bunnymonkey:

Wait For Me / Moby
Another new Moby album. I was a bit meh on Last Night, but this one is actually really good. A very personal, toned down Moby. And I love it. Beautiful vocals and some very creatively arranged music. Listen to Shot in the Back of the Head for a taste of the rest of the album.
Much like you, love Moby, but didn't get into Last Night much.  I haven't even heard his new one yet though and that vid is blocked here.....time to do some digging.  It's weird how he's gone from being a worldwide superstar to not even existing as far as the media over here is concerned.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on July 25, 2009, 11:55:34 AM
My guilty pleasure is Avril. :)
And what about music?  :bunnymonkey:
;D

... It's weird how he's gone from being a worldwide superstar to not even existing as far as the media over here is concerned.
Not really if the rest of the music videos for the latest album are like this:
Shot In The Back Of The Head (http://vimeo.com/4146911)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 25, 2009, 01:08:44 PM
... It's weird how he's gone from being a worldwide superstar to not even existing as far as the media over here is concerned.
Not really if the rest of the music videos for the latest album are like this:
Shot In The Back Of The Head (http://vimeo.com/4146911)
lol yeah I can see why he's not mainstream media fodder now.....but that's rather excellent.  Reminds me of Radiohead in places.  I hope the album maintains that quality  :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on July 25, 2009, 11:04:42 PM
Well, Moby died out with the rest of the "techno" movement when the 00's rolled around, right? The big guys (Fatboy, Prodigy, Daft Punk, Moby, etc) are still around, still doing quality work IMO, but they're not in the mainstream anymore, therefore not really in the news.

Moby is an especially interesting case. He doesn't live an extravagant life and he made a tonne of money from Play. I'm pretty sure he's set for life, meaning he can focus more on the artistic side of music rather than the commercial.

And yeah, the album does keep up the quality. Shot in the Back of the Head is the best song on there IMO, but the rest of the album is quality too.

Cheers,
Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on July 25, 2009, 11:05:24 PM
Oh, and lol at the Avril comment. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 25, 2009, 11:22:51 PM
Well, Moby died out with the rest of the "techno" movement when the 00's rolled around, right? The big guys (Fatboy, Prodigy, Daft Punk, Moby, etc) are still around, still doing quality work IMO, but they're not in the mainstream anymore, therefore not really in the news.

Moby is an especially interesting case. He doesn't live an extravagant life and he made a tonne of money from Play. I'm pretty sure he's set for life, meaning he can focus more on the artistic side of music rather than the commercial.
I think Moby has pretty much always done what he fancied artistically (listen to the Animal Rights album*) and just struck lucky with Play from a commercial standpoint.   The only time I think he's intentionally tried to make something popular was with 18 when he tried to recreate the popularity of Play and it therefore felt a bit uninspired IMO.

* Don't, it's really shit  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 06, 2009, 02:33:30 PM
Just checking out a couple of songs from the new Muse album and they veer closer to Queen by the day, especially on United States of Eurasia

Also is the intro to Uprising sounds like a remix of the Dr.Who theme  :bunnymonkey:

Youtube link which will get removed any second
Muse-Uprising full song new realeased.( www museresistance com) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li89WR3Zs5Q#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)





Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 18, 2009, 04:46:37 PM
Well having listened to the new Muse album a good number of times now I love it.  It's slightly more experimental and a lot more Queen which will divide fans no doubt, however it's still unmistakably Muse.

I'm still not convinced that it all works as an album as much as a couple of previous albums have mind, but taken as a bunch of individual tracks it's great....if that makes any sense  :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 21, 2009, 11:49:12 AM
Well I laughed...

Muse - Uprising - (not so much) Live@Quelli che... + interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTt8Noi5Rk#normal)

 ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 02, 2009, 06:17:03 PM
For those that can't get or don't like Spotify you might want to look at Grooveshark (http://listen.grooveshark.com/).  It seems pretty nice and doesn't require any additional software installed.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: PaulCunningham on March 02, 2010, 10:55:40 PM
Tegan and Sara.  Indie pop sorta thing...

Tegan And Sara - The Con (Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soJtF3F5t2k#noexternalembed-normal)

Tegan and Sara - Hell (Music Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxdK0sR6Vhg#normal)

and this is quite possibly my favouritest bestest song at the minute...

Tegan And Sara - Call It Off (Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va9uOHGZskg#noexternalembed-normal)





Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 03, 2010, 08:17:25 PM
Quite liking the faster songs there, not as keen on the slower track.  Women and tattoos though....don't do it.

This thread needs more Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmGNo8RL5kM#normal)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 26, 2010, 08:28:43 PM
Been listening to a bit of The Mercury Program recently.  Nothing amazing but the mellower Mogwai sound seems perfect for summer.

The Mercury Program - Arrived/Departed Chez Viking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxN3mocaMg#normal)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 27, 2010, 04:24:08 PM
I quite like Heads Will Roll, Hysteric and Dragon Queen off that album. Zero got older a bit quick for me but still good.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on June 28, 2010, 09:42:57 AM
hmm... that sounds good. I haven't been listening to post-rock / instrumental stuff in a while so this is a good suggestion for me. thanks!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 28, 2010, 05:02:35 PM
hmm... that sounds good. I haven't been listening to post-rock / instrumental stuff in a while so this is a good suggestion for me. thanks!
Cool. :)

It hasn't got the extremes that Mogwai have so wont be to everyone's tastes.  Like I said though, perfect for the summer IMO.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: SiN on July 06, 2010, 10:30:55 PM
Oh man, it's been a while.

So my tastes have moved somewhat toward indie music (WHATEVER THAT MEANS!), which has basically amounted to a lot of Los Campesinos! Have all their albums now, We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed tops the list. I also watched them live in concert, which was an absolutely amazing night. :)

Also got obsessed with Amanda Palmer. I'm not sure what type of music she is exactly, but really, you just need to listen to Leeds United and make up your mind:
SXSW 2009 Music Video: Amanda Palmer - Leeds United (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62UF7uROGU#normal)

I also watched her live in concert, which was basically the best night ever. :)

In more electronica related news, the new Chemical Brothers album Further is awesome. "Snow" and "Swoon" are stand out tracks for me, but the whole album is great, and flows quite nicely in a single sitting. The Chemical Brothers are back. :)

Cheers,
Mo


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 08, 2010, 10:06:25 AM
Must admit I saw people raving about Amanda Palmer on YakYak and I just don't get it at all TBH.


In more electronica related news, the new Chemical Brothers album Further is awesome. "Snow" and "Swoon" are stand out tracks for me, but the whole album is great, and flows quite nicely in a single sitting. The Chemical Brothers are back. :)
Yeah I like it.  It's a bit less obviously commercial and dancey and much the better for it.



Also I see Phil Selway, drummer with Radiohead, has a solo album out soon.  ATM there's only one track available on his site, it's pretty decent though, a bit like older Radiohead stuff and wouldn't have sounded out of place as an OK Computer B-side.

http://www.philipselway.com/music.html (http://www.philipselway.com/music.html)



Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 25, 2010, 03:37:54 PM
This is Jose Gonzalez and features in Red Dead Redemption when you first ride into Mexico and is possibly the best transition sequence I've seen in a video game.  The whole atmosphere is superb.

Jose Gonzalez - Far Away (Exclusive on roof of Rockstar Games New York) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE8fPYGVMGA#normal)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 10, 2010, 11:01:35 AM
The new album from Arcade Fire - The Suburbs  is fantastic as expected.  16 tracks of genius.   :kangaroo:

Arcade Fire - Rococo (Unstaged) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSykB-j_2UQ#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 24, 2010, 08:03:01 PM
Spawl II from The Suburbs is pretty awesome.  The 80's vibe and Regine's voice.   :kangaroo:

They are playing Reading Festival this weekend and it's live on BBC3 so I'm looking forward to that

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Unstaged) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L6ZFhZVOx0#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 11, 2010, 02:28:08 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but the "new" album (The Five Ghosts) from Stars is pretty solid. In fact, I think it might be their best yet.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 12, 2010, 06:40:42 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but the "new" album (The Five Ghosts) from Stars is pretty solid. In fact, I think it might be their best yet.
Good call.  I haven't heard anything from Stars for a couple of years.  Listening now on Spotify.  :kangaroo:

Keep the recommendations coming.  I listen to music a lot at work now so I'm always looking for something new. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 13, 2010, 02:24:09 AM
Did I ever recommend the albums Deja Entendu and Your Favourite Weapon by Brand New? Some of my favourite stuff, though probably a little teenage for people's tastes here.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 15, 2010, 06:23:00 PM
Listened to that Stars album a couple of times today and really liked it.  :kangaroo:


Did I ever recommend the albums Deja Entendu and Your Favourite Weapon by Brand New? Some of my favourite stuff, though probably a little teenage for people's tastes here.
A "little teenage"?  Are you trying to say I'm an old git like?  ;)  Never heard of them but I'll give em a listen. 


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 16, 2010, 07:42:11 AM
More because of the things they sing about but yeah, let me know what you think :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 18, 2010, 06:18:58 PM
More because of the things they sing about but yeah, let me know what you think :)
Well I must admit I wasn't taking much notice of the lyrics, but it was ok if not that different from a lot of other groups IMO.

Who are the big groups in Australia these days? I can't think of any off hand and it seems like a long time since  INXS, Midnight Oil, Nick Cave etc of the 80's and early 90's.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 19, 2010, 03:30:52 AM
We had Jet (avoid), currently there's Eskimo Joe and one of the biggest was Powderfinger and also Silverchair but they're both winding down now. My favourite though, most of those not being particularly to my taste, would be Children Collide. Our music really doesn't make it out of the country much, beyond Kylie (who you'd think is form the UK), these days, though Children Collide and Cut Copy and some other bands are getting out to things like SXSW more these days.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 19, 2010, 08:25:28 PM
We had Jet (avoid), currently there's Eskimo Joe and one of the biggest was Powderfinger and also Silverchair but they're both winding down now. My favourite though, most of those not being particularly to my taste, would be Children Collide. Our music really doesn't make it out of the country much, beyond Kylie (who you'd think is form the UK), these days, though Children Collide and Cut Copy and some other bands are getting out to things like SXSW more these days.
Oh yeah I forgot about Cut Copy.  They have a permanent slot on my iPhone.

It's years since I listened to any Silverchair.  I feel the urge to get them and my Nirvana and Pearl Jam CDs out and take a nostalgic grunge trip.  :kangaroo:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 20, 2010, 01:26:19 AM
It's years since I listened to any Silverchair.  I feel the urge to get them and my Nirvana and Pearl Jam CDs out and take a nostalgic grunge trip.  :kangaroo:
It /has/ clearly been years - everything they did after Neon Ballroom was basically pop. How times change! :O


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on November 03, 2010, 11:50:22 AM
No doubt you all have heard about this group, but just in case you've managed to avoid them, here it is:
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E#ws)
(Not their best song by far, but it should give you a good idea what to expect)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on November 03, 2010, 02:58:15 PM
I also found this good old instrumental / post rock song (from ~1995?) while searching for other stuff, and the video is not bad for a fan video:

Leech - Silent State Optimizer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ftvju5y2sc#ws)
(note: it's a 8 min song with somewhat slow build up)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 04, 2010, 10:40:35 PM
I can listen to the odd Mumford and Sons track although a whole album kinda does my head in for some reason.

That Leech track is pure awesome though as is the video.  Great find mate.  Listened to it a couple of times while making other posts.  Time to check out their other stuff   :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 24, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
A while back I mentioned the different way people listen to music now and how album listening would become less and less common.  Well that's me this year.

I thought about doing a top-10 albums of 2010 because I've listened to a lot of music, but it's almost impossible as I now mostly listen to Spotify playlists made up of my favourite individual tracks and not full albums.  When listening to a new album I tend to give it one listen, pick out the tracks I like and that's it.

And you know, I used to really enjoy sitting down to listen to a new album in it's entirety a few times and letting it grow so this is something I need to change in 2011.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 13, 2011, 12:35:21 PM
Recent addition to my work playlist.  Cool vid too.

The Black Keys - Everlasting Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jr0194uC-M#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on January 15, 2011, 02:11:52 AM
Have you heard Tighten Up by the Black Keys? So good, it makes me sad that I'll never write something that good...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 15, 2011, 09:10:43 PM
Have you heard Tighten Up by the Black Keys? So good, it makes me sad that I'll never write something that good...
Yeah I'm really liking the whole album.  A good start to this years aim of listening to whole albums once again and not just the odd track on Spotify.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on January 16, 2011, 11:22:44 AM
Yeah, the album is pretty solid but now that I think about it - I can't remember a single track from it. I do recognize them whenever I hear them... but they don't stick around in my head.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 18, 2011, 05:04:57 PM
Yeah, the album is pretty solid but now that I think about it - I can't remember a single track from it. I do recognize them whenever I hear them... but they don't stick around in my head.
I get that with a lot of groups when I put the mp3 player on shuffle.  I can never remember who sings which song  :P


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 19, 2011, 04:41:25 PM
So the new Radiohead album.  Well it definitely couldn't be mistaken for anyone else that's for sure.  More Amnesiac than In Rainbows, but after a few listens it's superb if disappointingly short.  The single Lotus Flower is great although my current favourite is Codex.  Make sure you listen on a decent sound system or a good pair of headphones as some of the bass is epic and will destroy lesser equipment  :P

Awesome vid too.  He clearly learnt his dance moves off Bunnymonkey  :bunnymonkey:

Radiohead - Lotus Flower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOa1a8hYP8#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 24, 2011, 10:42:02 PM
It's been a few good days for music.  A new album from The Dears to go with the one from Radiohead, two of my three favourite current groups.  It's a cracking album too although I shouldn't be surprised as they haven't released a dud yet.

The Dears - Blood (Live on The Late Show with Letterman 02-11-2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDZ8rUffAY8#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 05, 2011, 10:06:26 AM
I didn't realise LCD Soundsystem had split.  Bugger.  Playing GTA IV will never be the same again.

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2062999,00.html?xid=rss-arts (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2062999,00.html?xid=rss-arts)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 28, 2011, 02:09:26 PM
Reading a report on the sad events in Norway I've just discovered Clint Mansell wrote Lux Aeterna (Requiem for a Dream) which most people will recognise.  And Clint Mansell used to be in Pop Will Eat Itself who I listened to a lot in the 90's and couldn't be more different.  Quite a transformation :o

Lux Aeterna By Clint Mansell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLpJtvzlEI#)

Pop Will Eat Itself - 92 Degrees (TOTP) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCPYAT-TFJA#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on July 30, 2011, 11:07:07 AM
heh, I think I read about that one before... but I had never actually heard Pop Will Eat Itself.
According to wikipedia, Clint also did some backup vocals for Nine Inch Nails album... so maybe that's where he got his influence for the score. :P

That original version still sends chills up my spine - mainly because I went ahead and watched the uncut version of Requiem for a Dream without knowing anything about the film. btw, not sure if you guys have listened to it, but the actual soundtrack for the movie is not what you might call 'mainstream friendly' although the same theme is repeated in most of the songs.

The score for the Fountain is still my favourite of all his scores, but there are other good ones out there. Moon or Smokin' Aces for example. different styles, too.

Oh and he's also doing the score for Mass Effect 3!


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 30, 2011, 11:48:26 AM
That original version still sends chills up my spine - mainly because I went ahead and watched the uncut version of Requiem for a Dream without knowing anything about the film. btw, not sure if you guys have listened to it, but the actual soundtrack for the movie is not what you might call 'mainstream friendly' although the same theme is repeated in most of the songs.

The score for the Fountain is still my favourite of all his scores, but there are other good ones out there. Moon or Smokin' Aces for example. different styles, too.
I didn't know he did the Fountain either.  Thanks, I'll check some of those out.  Beyond Philip Glass who I love I don't listen to enough modern classical music.


Oh and he's also doing the score for Mass Effect 3!
Cool.  I hadn't heard anything about him for 15 years and now he's everywhere. lol.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 03, 2011, 06:15:38 PM
Playing through Vice City Stories on the PSP has just reminded me how great the series sound tracks have been....although GTA IV's didn't do it for me.

Is there a better game soundtrack than this one?

http://grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Grand+Theft+Auto+Vice+City/52168559 (http://grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Grand+Theft+Auto+Vice+City/52168559)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 07, 2011, 02:51:53 PM
I know any mention of Oasis tends to polarise opinion, but after Liam & Beady Eye's poor album I'm really looking forward to Noel's solo effort.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - The Death Of You And Me (LYRICS) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q8MMn1d6Yo#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 12, 2011, 02:43:02 PM
This is amazingggggggggggg.  :kangaroo:

Virtual Boy - Mass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNphSWys5E4#)


It reminds me of a modern day version of the Parallax theme from the C64 days which is still my favourite game tune of all time.  It's stunning what they could get that SID chip to do in the C64 using whatever tiny piece of memory the coders had left them.

Parallax Commodore 64 Title Tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igVxjCecmEg#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on September 12, 2011, 03:17:48 PM
That's really cool music.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 13, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
Yeah I've been listening to Virtual Boy none stop since finding that.  Love it.


Back to a bit more from Noel Gallaghers new album.  This is used on an advert over here which seems to be on TV every 5 minutes so I'll be sick of it before it even comes out.  :P  Looking forward to the album though.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - AKA... What A Life! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwHpLDgWonM#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on September 14, 2011, 09:32:18 AM
Lately I've been listening to these two tracks rather heavily...
(get the feeling someone linked Silversun Pickups here ages back and I never paid attention)
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekdq1jbZLFU#ws)

The Mystery Jets - Flash a Hungry Smile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuzqD_ymV60#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 14, 2011, 01:55:47 PM
I like that Silversun Pickups track.  :)

Reminds me a hell of a lot of early 90's alt-rock indie bands.  Stuff you're probably too young to remember like the Pixies, Whale etc and most noticeably The Breeders...

The Breeders - CannonBall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AsId-qVIb4#)



Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on September 14, 2011, 03:10:53 PM
I like that Silversun Pickups track.  :)

Reminds me a hell of a lot of early 90's alt-rock indie bands.  Stuff you're probably too young to remember like the Pixies, Whale etc and most noticeably The Breeders...

My band being a bit grungy, I'm familiar with the Pixie, having got into them after trying to grunge up the songs I was writing. Massive love for Where is my Mind and especially Alec Eiffel. In that track especially, do you notice a huge Smashing Pumpkins sound?

I've heard that Breeders song I reckon! Definitely see what you mean about the similarity there. This is definitely the kind of stuff I like.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 15, 2011, 08:16:19 PM
My band being a bit grungy, I'm familiar with the Pixie, having got into them after trying to grunge up the songs I was writing. Massive love for Where is my Mind and especially Alec Eiffel. In that track especially, do you notice a huge Smashing Pumpkins sound?
Top man. :)  I thought those bands might be a bit early for you, but you have great taste.  I love The Smashing Pumpkins especially their older stuff from Mellon Collie and Siamese Dream.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 20, 2011, 07:24:15 PM
And yes I'm still championing Puressence as the most criminally underrated band in the UK for the last 15 years.  :P

From their latest album...

Swathes of sea made stone puressence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jEnZoSBHpY#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2011, 01:03:51 PM
I'm liking the new Kasabian album.  A mix of classic Kasabian tracks and some stuff that's a little different for them and I think it works.

Kasabian - Days Are Forgotten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBsQVP-Olmw#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on September 29, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
La Dispute - Such Small Hands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76qfQojdo0#ws)
Loving this song by La Dispute - Such Small Hands

For me the meshing of guitar and vocals here is amazing. The lyrics, and the way they're delivered, is spine-tingling.

Only thing that bothers me is the ending; I'm a sucker for songs with dynamics (hence the love of grunge); this song builds and builds and then...! ends. :( Hunting through the rest of their album for more tantalising hits.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 29, 2011, 02:31:07 PM
Only thing that bothers me is the ending; I'm a sucker for songs with dynamics (hence the love of grunge); this song builds and builds and then...! ends. :( Hunting through the rest of their album for more tantalising hits.
I see what you mean. I was just getting into that and it ends.....search on Youtube for the "full" version and that is it.  Not sure about the vocals, but the instrumentation was great.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: las6 on October 01, 2011, 09:49:40 PM
Only thing that bothers me is the ending; I'm a sucker for songs with dynamics (hence the love of grunge); this song builds and builds and then...! ends. :( Hunting through the rest of their album for more tantalising hits.
Wait what... that was it? Well they've surely got the punk -style track lengths right.

The song sounded great, except that the lyrics were a bit ...funny. The vocals on the other hand were pretty good, given the style. Not perfect, but nice enough. Give them a couple years to master it and there should be a nice gem of an album.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 04, 2011, 04:21:16 AM
Only thing that bothers me is the ending; I'm a sucker for songs with dynamics (hence the love of grunge); this song builds and builds and then...! ends. :( Hunting through the rest of their album for more tantalising hits.
Wait what... that was it? Well they've surely got the punk -style track lengths right.

The song sounded great, except that the lyrics were a bit ...funny. The vocals on the other hand were pretty good, given the style. Not perfect, but nice enough. Give them a couple years to master it and there should be a nice gem of an album.
Only thing that bothers me is the ending; I'm a sucker for songs with dynamics (hence the love of grunge); this song builds and builds and then...! ends. :( Hunting through the rest of their album for more tantalising hits.
I see what you mean. I was just getting into that and it ends.....search on Youtube for the "full" version and that is it.  Not sure about the vocals, but the instrumentation was great.
Hahaha, yeah. Apparently it's the lead track off the album so I guess it's just supposed to be a lead in track. Will have to sit down with the CD I reckon.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 01, 2012, 05:49:40 PM
I like Virtual Boy (see earlier).  I've just seen this off the soon to be released debut album and wondered whether the vid was done with Kinect?


Virtual Boy "Let Go" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty2Ojdg2HAM#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on February 05, 2012, 05:36:12 AM
No idea if that's Kinect, but remember the one Radiohead did with a laser scanner for House of Cards or whatever it was, off In Rainbows?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 05, 2012, 04:53:36 PM
No idea if that's Kinect, but remember the one Radiohead did with a laser scanner for House of Cards or whatever it was, off In Rainbows?
I'd forgotten all about that.  Not quite as original a vid as I thought then.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 01, 2012, 02:40:47 PM
Loving the latest Washed Out album.  I have it on a constant loop at work.

I saw someone describe it as "music the way you hear it in your head".  Perfect.

Washed Out - Soft (HD MUSIC VIDEO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPkpmEimpw#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 25, 2012, 06:53:05 PM
Lumines Electronic Symphony probably doesn't qualify for best game soundtrack ever as it's using existing tracks.....doesn't stop it being amazing though.  Is there a better game experience than Lumines through headphones in a darkened room?  :kangaroo:

Wolfgang Gartner - Wolfgang's 5th Symphony (Radio Edit) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_x7DFmgX8M#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 15, 2012, 09:32:47 PM
The latest album from The Antlers is ace.  Cheery stuff  ;D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRDP4g5eiyM#t=0m45s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRDP4g5eiyM#t=0m45s)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 24, 2012, 06:33:37 PM
Continuing my resolution to listen to more albums rather than odd tracks on Spotify and I'm actually starting to enjoy music more again.

Anyhoo the new Beach House album is lovely.  Reminds me of the 90's (for some reason) with a hint of Cocteau Twins in places.

Beach House - Myth - David Letterman 5-18-12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0MOcMPB5RQ#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 25, 2012, 04:03:31 PM

Kanye West - All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfFfqiYLp0#ws)
All of the Lights - Kanye West
Talking of albums. Kanye's latest blew my mind. I've liked a track or two of his before, just casually. Downloaded his latest album though, and my god. Recommend listening /as/ an album. The sheer musicality. I read a bit about the effort gone to produce it; West had a huge number of collaborators, recording studios manned 24/7, I heard it referred to as "rap camp" because it was done over a few months. And yet it sounds so cohesive... yet every track is fresh with its own ideas. There have been albums where I've liked every track, but as far as liking an album as an album, this would be way up top for me. So much more developed than his earlier releases, which now frankly sound like pop-inspired average hip-hop trash.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 25, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
This however, is the thing that has moved me the most all year.
Marceline - I'm Just Your Problem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL43_YSGnBI#ws)
Can't get enough of that fat, distorted bass and the vocal.
Wish this was part of a full album. Stayed up till 3AM writing after listening to this. I've listened to it about 60 times in the past week.

Adventure Time is one of my favourite shows. And much easier to explain than My Little Pony.

It's always kind of bothersome when TV/movies do great musical work that's interrupted by the necessary character interactions. Examples:
-Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
-The cover of Hey Ya in Scrubs


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 25, 2012, 10:34:55 PM
OK I've got no idea what's going on in that second vid.  Who or what is it?  Decent song mind.

And I'm fairly certain that's the first Kanye Wet song I've listened to.  I'm skilled in the art of avoiding all chart music on radio and TV.  :bunnymonkey:

Can't say the song grabbed me too much although the production is fantastic.  I may have to check out the whole album as you suggest....but be warned, if it's crap I'm coming down to Aus to strangle you horribly with your guitar strings.  :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 26, 2012, 09:44:32 AM
OK I've got no idea what's going on in that second vid.  Who or what is it?  Decent song mind.
Hahah. It's a clip from a cartoon; the song's original, sung by one of the characters about the history between them and another.

And I'm fairly certain that's the first Kanye Wet song I've listened to.  I'm skilled in the art of avoiding all chart music on radio and TV.  :bunnymonkey:

Can't say the song grabbed me too much although the production is fantastic.  I may have to check out the whole album as you suggest....but be warned, if it's crap I'm coming down to Aus to strangle you horribly with your guitar strings.  :bunnymonkey:
Well, hopefully that's not necessary  :P It's definitely hiphop, so if you're not much into it... possibly not entirely recommended. But for what it is, I think it's really fantastic.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 05, 2012, 12:50:13 PM
The Fields new album has some of the most repetitive tracks you will hear and yet it's strangely hypnotic.  Like classic Orbital...only better.

Great for coding too.  :bunnymonkey:  (I'm sure there's a deep reason as to why some music styles are so much better to code to than others)

The Field - Is This Power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVNqWZPqxDE#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 22, 2012, 05:55:43 PM
Listening to the new Gotye effort.  Not bad and they nearly always have a lovely imaginative video.

Gotye - Eyes Wide Open - official film clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyVJsg0XIIk#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 30, 2012, 06:04:58 PM
The latest Imagine Dragons stuff sounds more like The Killers than The Killers do now.

Imagine Dragons - It's Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sENM2wA_FTg#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 02, 2012, 06:24:49 AM
Haha, there were parts of that where I just wanted to sing "INDIIIIIIIE ROCK AND ROOOOOOOOOLL IT'S TIME". I'm guessing it's more of a Sam's Town sound though? Doesn't remind me /much/ of Hot Fuss...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 02, 2012, 09:52:24 PM
Haha, there were parts of that where I just wanted to sing "INDIIIIIIIE ROCK AND ROOOOOOOOOLL IT'S TIME". I'm guessing it's more of a Sam's Town sound though? Doesn't remind me /much/ of Hot Fuss...
It just sounds like someone got a "How to write Indie Songs" book for Christmas.  It's decent enough, just so so generic that it could be one of a hundred bands.

See also The Big Pink...

The Big Pink - 'Stay Gold' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPmkk_W11oM#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 13, 2012, 09:00:22 AM
Royksopp & Susanne Sundfør do a faithful cover of the classic Ice Machine.  Never heard of Susanne Sundfør before.

Röyksopp - Ice Machine (Depeche Mode cover) Live on Lydverket (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFPlGDKgiYc#ws)


Speaking of Depeche Mode, this demo from their studio sessions has some rather fantastic distorted analogue synth sounds married to an unsettling time signature.  Hey this music critiquing business is a doddle  :bunnymonkey:

Depeche Mode - In-Studio Collage 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NihMVuspKQw#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on December 13, 2012, 02:15:00 PM
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Hey this music critiquing business is a doddle
 

Lol.

Yeh, everyone's a critic.   :)

TMC




Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 17, 2012, 02:59:29 PM
Rob Hubbard classic The Last V8 played on a C16, some Gameboys and some laptop magic.  Lovely  :)

The Last V8 (Rob Hubbard, 1985) C64 LIVE REMIX [LukHash] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEZIfG1VEkc#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on December 17, 2012, 07:49:20 PM
That was really great.

I wonder if it was genuinely played on those machines.

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 19, 2012, 08:57:26 PM
That was really great.

I wonder if it was genuinely played on those machines.
Like I said, I think there's quite a bit of laptop trickery going on although whether it's just used for sequencing or actually creating the sounds themselves I'm not sure.

TheKhakinator is our resident chip tune and pitch bending expert. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on December 20, 2012, 01:03:46 AM
I watched it, pretty cool. I'm faiiiirly sure they're playing the voice samples using that controller with the large black buttons... and it seems a /tad/ suss to be playing the synth lines /live/ on the C16? With the keyboard? But I'd believe it was actually generating the sound at the least and /maybe/ it is being done live. Note as well that the C16's soundchip isn't as good as the SID.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on December 20, 2012, 05:37:31 AM
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C16's soundchip isn't as good as the SID.

Ohh, isn't it.

I didn't know that.

The C16 is the forgotten machine of Commodore era.

I only ever got to use it when it was on display in stores like Dixons and WH Smith's.

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on December 20, 2012, 01:28:46 PM
For the record only know that cause I looked up the machine after seeing this video  ;D I know someone who does chiptunes on a gameboy with LSDJ that he bought.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 20, 2012, 05:39:47 PM
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C16's soundchip isn't as good as the SID.

Ohh, isn't it.

I didn't know that.

The C16 is the forgotten machine of Commodore era.
Me neither.  No wonder the C16 bombed along with the Plus4.


I watched it, pretty cool. I'm faiiiirly sure they're playing the voice samples using that controller with the large black buttons... and it seems a /tad/ suss to be playing the synth lines /live/ on the C16? With the keyboard? But I'd believe it was actually generating the sound at the least and /maybe/ it is being done live. Note as well that the C16's soundchip isn't as good as the SID.
I'd have guessed the total opposite lol.  Glad you're here to keep me right :)

I assumed the sounds were created elsewhere and the C16 was simply being used as a keyboard (although I don't think he's playing live either)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 22, 2012, 06:58:10 PM
For nostalgic reasons here's something new from the legend that is Adam Ant (first album I ever bought was on of his)

Adam Ant - Cool Zombie - Full Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3myAmL-9870#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 05, 2013, 01:56:07 PM
The legendary Hubbard's "Monty on the Run", one of my all time favourite game tunes, played on guuuuuiiitar.  Love the sequence beginning around 2:40

MONTY ON THE RUN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKssGfAtTP4#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on January 05, 2013, 08:06:19 PM
Thats a great version.

Played on a Gibson SG too.

My brother used to have one of those.
Also a twin neck, as made famous by Jimmy Page.

Monty On The Run is also one of my favourite C64 tunes.

Crazy Comets, Thing On A Spring and Retrograde are other great tunes as well.

I think Rob Hubbard really helped elevate the C64 way above the other 8 bits of the time.
He's probably responsible for shifting more C64's than most people realise.

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 06, 2013, 12:16:28 PM
Monty On The Run is also one of my favourite C64 tunes.

Crazy Comets, Thing On A Spring and Retrograde are other great tunes as well.
Thrust, Delta, Commando and the unbeatable Parallax.  Like you say, so many great tunes.

Music in games these days is fantastic, production values to match any movie, so why can I hardly remember a single game tune from the last 20 years?


I think Rob Hubbard really helped elevate the C64 way above the other 8 bits of the time.
He's probably responsible for shifting more C64's than most people realise.
Totally agree.  There's a tiny hidden nod to him in 1982....if anyone ever gets that far and manages to spot it. :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on January 06, 2013, 12:26:33 PM
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There's a tiny hidden nod to him in 1982....if anyone ever gets that far and manages to spot it.

 ;D

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 11, 2013, 03:38:02 PM
Just got me a copy of The Best of 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer album.  Some really classic sounding tunes on there.

http://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/chiptopia-the-best-of-8-bit-weapon-computeher (http://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/chiptopia-the-best-of-8-bit-weapon-computeher)

8 Bit Weapon "Bits with Byte" music video! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MkHew7g6CM#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on January 11, 2013, 09:30:07 PM
That's pretty neat.

Really retro.

Brings back lots of memories of Nintendo's and C64's.

Do you have any music for 1982 ?

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 12, 2013, 01:42:40 PM
Do you have any music for 1982 ?
Not right now.  On of the first things I do on a new project is pick a temporary tune that I think will suit the intended gameplay.  With 1982 I stuck some Commando & Crazy Commets in there.  Then when working on the sound fx I switched the music off and have never turned it back on again.

The sound fx are richer/more complex(?) than just the normal bullet and explosions sounds so putting the music back in sounds a bit much. 

I'll need a chiptune for the menu, but not sure what to do in game TBH.  I'll wait for playtesting feedback.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: T_M_C on January 12, 2013, 03:48:05 PM
Yeh, in game music might not be necessary.

It would be nice to have a title track though.

Crazy Comets is one of my all time favourite C64 tracks.

Thats a real thumping good chune for a shoot em up.

My Zytron II had about 14 different music tracks.

In game, title, boss fights, meteor storms ect.
They really help drive the game along.
I was lucky to find ten of the tracks.  A musician had uploaded them, free to use for any purpose.   :)

TMC


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 18, 2013, 05:57:15 PM
Another slice of Lukhash magic (he of The Last V8 tune on the previous page)

SPY vs. SPY (1984) - C64 LIVE REMIX [LukHash] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVtJGobSZKM#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 05, 2013, 11:11:21 PM
Can't wait to play The Last of Us next week, in the meantime though I'll make do with listening to the music.  This is fantastic.  It could be right up there with my love for Red Dead Redemption and the Silent Hills.

The Last of Us Theme (High Quality) With Download Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApKyL061Zk0#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 27, 2013, 12:44:18 PM
Because I've just started playing Hotline Miami on the PS3 & Vita (hell it's hard  ;D) and the soundtrack is amazing.

Hotline Miami Soundtrack (Full) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKD-MVfC9Ag#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 28, 2013, 03:23:33 AM
it truly, truly is.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 19, 2013, 09:19:56 PM
Another classic from Arcade Fire with a typically weird Anton Corbijn video (long time Depeche Mode collaborator).  Looking forward to the new album.  :kangaroo:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E0fVfectDo#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on December 22, 2013, 09:00:49 PM
Must admit I'm a touch late to the Arctic Monkeys latest effort.  After the first couple of great albums I wasn't as keen on their last album so was in no hurry to check out their newest.  Big mistake.  It's ace.  A bit different and yet still unmistakably them.

Obvious track selection...

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (Official Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOSxM0rNPM#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on December 23, 2013, 02:05:42 PM
Yeah, their last two albums were... dreck if you ask me. The new one is amazing. Almost made better by the comparison to the last two.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 14, 2014, 11:10:40 AM
Love the Half Moon Run album....although this does sounds suspiciously like a certain track from Radiohead's "In Rainbows".  That's no bad thing mind  :bunnymonkey:

Half Moon Run - Give Up [HQ/HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8jAKWkgvcY#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 30, 2014, 08:01:01 PM
Man it's good to have Embrace back.

Embrace - Refugees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6sFSdcWNWE#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 07, 2014, 01:52:04 PM
How did I miss the last Brad Sucks album?  Great news.  I thought he'd disappeared for good.

I like that he provides the source (http://www.bradsucks.net/music/source/) for all his tracks so people can remix them

Brad Sucks - Just in a Phase (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LELi6rGwwe8#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 17, 2014, 12:05:31 PM
You know when a voice just doesn't match the face?  George Ezra sounds like he should be singing blues on the Mississippi one minute, a hint of classic Soundgarden the next....and looks like a boy band reject.

George Ezra - Did You Hear the Rain? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbfHe3nd_Lo#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 18, 2014, 02:07:31 AM
Just bought the Brad Sucks album. What a cool dude.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: mrjack on May 18, 2014, 09:13:20 PM
Lifesavas - Hello hi hey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpU-nLZ2aOI#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 20, 2014, 05:43:33 PM
Can't say I'm a big rap fan, but that Lifesavas track isn't too bad.  I like the retro sounding production, like typical early 90's rap, De La Soul or Wu Tang Clan.  They might be a 90's group for all I know. (can you tell rap isn't my specialist subject).

Just bought the Brad Sucks album. What a cool dude.
His previous albums are arguably better although that could just be because I played them almost daily for years at work.  They are very similar though so well worth checking out.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 21, 2014, 10:46:50 AM
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker)

my latest release, the EP launches in physical form on July 12 wooooooooo. should be recording another one later this year aww yeahhhhh.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 21, 2014, 06:16:48 PM
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker)

my latest release, the EP launches in physical form on July 12 wooooooooo. should be recording another one later this year aww yeahhhhh.
Fantastic mate.  Musicianship and production is much tighter now.  I like it a lot.  Has me thinking of Pablo Honey era Radiohead...essential listening.

Is this the new lineup then or do the other bands & projects still exist?


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 21, 2014, 11:37:06 PM
Thanks mate. :) Finally put together a decent lineup and made it to a real studio. :P The hardest thing about bands is finding a bunch of people that are all capable musicians, that are also free often enough to be in a band, that have the motivation, that you can also get along with. I don't know how anyone does it long enough to get signed! That said, we're looking at going somewhere even better next time and putting more coin into the mix and master.

Yeah, this is my one and only band, then I have my electronic project, and another electronic project in the works as well. Fun times (Y)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 22, 2014, 04:11:25 PM
It all sounds good.  Don't forget us when you're rich and famous and living the dream  ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on May 23, 2014, 09:22:34 AM
It all sounds good.  Don't forget us when you're rich and famous and living the dream  ;D
Haha, certainly the plan. :P I'll be sure to remember the venerable BZ forums :D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 11, 2014, 08:58:42 PM
Good luck to Moonfaker with their EP launch  :man:


And welcome back Morrissey.  It's been too long...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaXKGu3ecnQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaXKGu3ecnQ#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on July 12, 2014, 01:35:24 AM
I've been cranking The Smiths best of lately, good times.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on July 12, 2014, 04:10:34 PM
I've been cranking The Smiths best of lately, good times.
You sir have impeccable choice.  :)

Don't ignore his solo stuff either, much of that is equally brilliant....minus Marr's incredible guitar of course.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 02, 2015, 11:54:52 AM
Here's a combo I never thought I'd see.  Johnny Marr plays Depeche Mode  :man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xySEscMkg9Y#t=480 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xySEscMkg9Y#t=480)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 13, 2015, 02:52:13 AM
Muse are back.  Lovely riff, dodgy lyrics, awful drill sergeant samples.

Muse - Psycho [Official Lyric Video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLRqzTp6Rk#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on March 13, 2015, 05:04:18 AM
Muse are back.  Lovely riff, dodgy lyrics, awful drill sergeant samples.

Wow, glad I listened to that. I still haven't gotten around to listening to 2nd Law.

That riff is amazing, super rocky and then at the same time also very recognisable as Muse after the first two or four bars.

Amazing how poor that drill sergeant thing is executed though. Surely they could've grabbed something more evoking like something out of Full Metal Jacket or just... anything. That wasn't convincing at all.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 16, 2015, 03:41:44 PM
New Martin Gore track from his upcoming instrumental album.  Some lovely oldie synth sounds.  :bunnymonkey:

MG - Europa Hymn (Official Audio) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaxxCHQ6_Kc#ws)


I hope the rest of the album is similar as it reminds me of Oberkorn that Depeche Mode did as a B-side way back in about 1981.

DEPECHE MODE - OBERKORN ( IT'S A SMALL TOWN ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGZTGeujzEg#)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 04, 2015, 06:43:49 AM
Check out Cut Your Hands (Get Your Teeth Dirty) by Moonfaker, my latest effort.
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker)

The EP launches next Friday, very keen. Should be throwing this one up on iTunes if all goes to plan.  :reindeer:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 04, 2015, 12:41:41 PM
Check out Cut Your Hands (Get Your Teeth Dirty) by Moonfaker, my latest effort.
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker)

The EP launches next Friday, very keen. Should be throwing this one up on iTunes if all goes to plan.  :reindeer:
I'm really hearing a musical similarity with Pablo Honey again.  Great stuff.  Hope the launch goes well :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on April 05, 2015, 04:43:03 AM
Check out Cut Your Hands (Get Your Teeth Dirty) by Moonfaker, my latest effort.
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker (https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/moonfaker)

The EP launches next Friday, very keen. Should be throwing this one up on iTunes if all goes to plan.  :reindeer:
I'm really hearing a musical similarity with Pablo Honey again.  Great stuff.  Hope the launch goes well :)
Haha, yes! That sort of big sound is exactly what we were going for. Cheers mate :)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on April 09, 2015, 12:06:59 PM
More new Muse...NSFW.

I like it.   :bunnymonkey:

Muse - Dead Inside [Official Lyric Video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcJWhmdzpg#ws)


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 26, 2015, 07:01:41 AM
Yet more Muse.  A touch of Bliss about this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5bjJzJ-T4c


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 28, 2015, 11:48:35 AM
New Dave Gahan with Soulsavers.  Loved their last album so looking forward to hearing more of this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k11RlYp51I


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 05, 2015, 01:24:15 PM
New New Order go 80's disco.  Shame the rest of the album is a bit poop.  :rhino:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THwp-hWtC5Y


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on November 05, 2015, 09:53:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHzySwhUac

Everyone in Australia loves the hell out of Tame Impala. I've always hated their stuff, weird poppy prog wishywashy stuff. So I finally hear this song, The Less I Know the Better, a bit of a banger with a thumping bassline... strong verse with slick vocals... oh... oh no... oh it's all falling apart in the chorus. Oh well...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on November 09, 2015, 11:02:48 AM
Yeah I like that.  Heard their name plenty of times, but never actually heard anything by them.

Has me thinking a bit of the awesome Beach House.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6duOoxctw


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on March 08, 2016, 11:55:22 PM
This thread has been neglected for too long so here's some of the ever fantastic POLIÇA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG8JMSMDICI


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on May 09, 2016, 09:12:55 PM
Loving the new Radiohead album.  Some of the arrangements are superb.

Bonus points for the Trumpton inspired video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 25, 2016, 10:31:29 AM
A good couple of weeks in music.  Deepeche Mode announce a new album & James Mudriczki rises from the ashes of the criminally underrated Puressence with his new band Nihilists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVHpmfPp9A4


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on February 03, 2017, 10:39:37 AM
Depeche Mode in surprisingly political and topical mode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 27, 2017, 12:06:18 AM
Over 2 hours of brilliance from Radiohead at Glastonbury.  Also enjoyed The National and the excellent Wild Beasts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzIyRH7hcc


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 28, 2017, 10:54:39 PM

I didn't realise the criminally unknown Matt Maltese was playing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glasto.  Where's the album Matt?   :bunnymonkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3tzQWB-Os4


Also best new vocalist around Keir was there too.  Better than all the acts on the main stages that weren't called Radiohead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0QQNOTah1A


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on June 29, 2017, 10:31:16 AM
Apparently there were those in the audience that heard Radiohead tuning their guitars and thought it was a new track. Didn't actually believe it at first, but...


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on June 30, 2017, 09:28:58 AM
Apparently there were those in the audience that heard Radiohead tuning their guitars and thought it was a new track. Didn't actually believe it at first, but...
;D

Way back when Kid A was released I had a theory that it was a piss take and years later Radiohead would admit it was a test to see if they could sell any old random noodlings.  :bunnymonkey:


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on August 23, 2017, 07:46:53 PM
This week we recommend the new Zola Blood album Infinite Games

It's like Thom Yorke took a happy pill and listened to some Talk Talk and Puressence on the way to the studio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8g5gNj5lLA


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 01, 2017, 09:23:11 AM
To celebrate the Paul Draper's new solo material here's some classic Mansun.

The awesome Six.  More ideas in one track than most bands manage in a lifetime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEi2cBpoAk


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 05, 2017, 03:16:16 PM
Have some more Keir.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvy3_-KMSI


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 11, 2017, 07:31:10 PM
My Nature from Little Cub's excellent album Still Life.

Is it just my ears playing tricks or is there some interesting time signature stuff going on here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K739k5Pki5g


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 20, 2017, 10:47:43 AM
More from Mansun.  The excellent Legacy with an equally excellent video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KHR0QILsh8


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on September 25, 2017, 12:55:52 PM
Wild Beasts have split?  Boo. Sadface.

http://youtu.be/SRFtHO180tg


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 21, 2017, 01:20:25 PM
Some DBFC from the excellent Jenks album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6e5_iVzJs


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 22, 2017, 08:15:52 AM
dammmmmmmn, that's some dope electro with a sweet video. I love the hard stops. It reminds me of some kookier 80s stuff you'd see. Found footage assembled into something really cool.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 23, 2017, 07:16:48 PM
dammmmmmmn, that's some dope electro with a sweet video. I love the hard stops. It reminds me of some kookier 80s stuff you'd see. Found footage assembled into something really cool.
Yeah its a very good album, well worth checking out.

I'm not sure if the video is an artistic choice and not just because they aren't well known so were on a budget.  Either way, they work really well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0hrjJNyWE


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: TheKhakinator on October 24, 2017, 08:41:05 AM
The LA Metro's new public service announcements are amazing. 3 of them in total.

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

I hope to one day make something this awesome.


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on October 25, 2017, 10:19:19 AM
The LA Metro's new public service announcements are amazing. 3 of them in total..
That really is amazing(*).  Incidentally, I love the visuals, such a great use of colour. Hmm.

(*) It's equally amazing that they need to produce lavish videos to tell people how to behave in public mind  ;D


Title: Re: Music Recommendations
Post by: fog on January 03, 2018, 01:22:29 PM
Happy New Yeah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AesYyOnmw4