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League of Geeks => Off-Topic => Topic started by: Leftcross on May 25, 2014, 10:53:26 AM

Title: Music suggestions
Post by: Leftcross on May 25, 2014, 10:53:26 AM
Might as well start a thread that is commonplace in any forum.

Uprooting one's life is freaking stressful, and that is exactly what I have to do in less than a month. I could use some good new music to take the edge off. Here are a couple of suggestions I have to give you an idea what I like:

The Cr├╝xshadows: My favorite band. These guys have been around forever and have swapped members like no tomorrow, but have only managed to get better and better. Their latest CD is actually their best. They define the obscure-but-amazing "dark wave" genre that runs the gamut of everything I like in music. They play everything from love ballads to music that feels like it will suck out your soul if you keep listening to it.

Recommended track: Tempted to go with something from their latest, but there are too many furries here not to recommend the oath to Anubis, Jackal-Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3umyXjRUIXw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3umyXjRUIXw)

Bishop Allen: Some of my favorite chill-out music. Lighthearted and often silly, it is tough not to smile when you listen to it. "Grrr..." is far and away my favorite album of theirs, and has animal-related tracks furries will also love.

Recommended track: "Ancient Commonsense of Things," no doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSVyb4BvP4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSVyb4BvP4)

Public Service Broadcasting: Literally historical documentary you would hear on PBS backed by some of the cleanest instrumental you will ever hope to hear. Enough said.

Recommended track: "Spitfire:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u4Md_aXVJE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u4Md_aXVJE)

Apostle of Hustle: I like 50% of Broken Social Scene, but I like almost everything from their (rather lengthy) side project. Uh...upbeat hipster music is all I can come up with.

Recommended track: "National Anthem of Nowhere," the title track to their best album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQUTKIGN0kg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQUTKIGN0kg)

Will Weston: My most obscure selection, this guy has only one album (that I know of). Sings and plays absolutely everything on each track except bass. Phenomenally talented. You should buy the album, "Quiet, Sirens," which is all about life in the big city.

Recommended track: "Whiskey Neat:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMczlyJYAo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMczlyJYAo). Not nearly enough people have listened to this song. It is not simply good music, it is lyrical poetry. I would own a poetry book that contained just lyrics to his songs. Listen now!

So, suggestions? And if any of that is new to you and you like it, tell me and I will give you a few more similar bands to try. Oh, and feel free to feed off of each other, obviously. I hate most dance, electronica, techno, country, pop and hip-hop, but that should not stop anybody else from talking about it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI)

Title: Re: Music suggestions
Post by: 8BitProxy on May 25, 2014, 02:58:29 PM
I love this thread, if you guys like bastille check out my favourite artist Jon Bellion, his youtube channel is amazing and it has a lot of behind the scenes videos which really make you appreciate his music so much more!!! I heard of him years ago but you might also heard of the song, the monster by rhianna and eminem, he wrote it :)
Title: Re: Music suggestions
Post by: SpitFire on May 25, 2014, 06:53:18 PM
I tired embedding the video. I guess I'm just very bad at it.
Here's some blackmill to fill in the void of my failure.
Title: Re: Music suggestions
Post by: Leftcross on May 26, 2014, 12:00:08 AM
Looks like I might be a minority with my auditory affinities, which is fine and nothing new. I am picky as hell, especially with vocals. ^^;

I had an acquaintance that liked to mix music similar to Jon Bellion's, but nothing about it is close to my taste.

I like some of the piano work in Blackmill's video, but persistent synth vocals and any rhythm that even approaches dubstep is off-putting. But I sense you might like deep layers of instrumentation...in that case (if you like more traditional music), you might want to check out Chris Spheeris, especially his "Culture" album. This track has some great keys that blend magically with the winds and percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIwbXtsVxg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIwbXtsVxg)