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Music Suggestions?

Asked by aanuszek1 (2290points) August 26th, 2008

Can anybody suggest some good bands/singers. I’m into alternative rock/rock/classic rock… that sorta thing. Much Appriciated.

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lefteh's avatar

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s.

sndfreQ's avatar

Radiohead-one of the pre-eminent pioneers and hallmarks of avant-garde rock. I just saw them at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday and was blown away…again (2nd time seeing them live). IMO they are the modern-day equivalent of Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Black Mountain is pretty good. I’d recommend their album In The Future. I’m also a big fan of Portugal The Man. My favorite album of theirs is Church Mouth.

If you happen to be feeling frisky, adventurous and willing to explore music outside of your usual musical tastes, I’d suggest you go for El Guincho’s Alegranza, as well as anything by Adam Green, The Cat Empire, Architecture in Helsinki and Iron & Wine.

If I think of anything else, I’ll return.

trumi's avatar

Pick out the ones you don’t already listen to;

Animal Collective, The Arcade Fire, Athlete, Band of Horses, Belle and Sebastian, Bright Eyes, Cake, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Coheed and Cambria, Death Cab for Cutie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rilo Kiley, Rooney, The Shins, Spoon, The Strokes, Sufjan Stevens, Tegan and Sara, Weezer, The White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

If you like any of those, let me know.

tinyfaery's avatar

MGMT
Airborne Toxic Event

sndfreQ's avatar

The Black Keys

PupnTaco's avatar

I assume you’re looking for artists currently recording?

Another vote for The Black Keys
My Morning Jacket
Midlake
Son, Ambulance
The Quarter After
Dr. Dog
The Grand Archives
Dead Meadow
Fleet Foxes
RPWL

PupnTaco's avatar

Oh yeah, M. Ward.

TheHaight's avatar

Trumi took my answers! :) great bands.

Also… Of Montreal, Say Anything, The Teenagers, The Dandy Warhols, Circa Survive.

Tantigirl's avatar

I’d recommend checking out The Screaming Jets and Spiderbait both aussie bands

shadling21's avatar

Nice one, trumi…

I’d recommend pretty much anything on Arts and Crafts label, especially Broken Social Scene, Stars, Feist, and Apostle of Hustle. Other good Canadian bands include The Weatherthans (Winnipeggers!), Metric, The Dears, Pilot Speed (formerly known as Pilate), Tegan and Sara….

Cdn bands rock.

chutterhanban's avatar

pupntaco probably gave the best answers so far according to what you said your music tastes are.

the one band that i hear raving about every time i read a music magazine is
The Hold Steady.

I really think you’ll enjoy it.

by the way, most of the bands listed so far are really indie bands and you might want to bridge yourself into them if you haven’t listened before. most of them are pretty darn weird. let us know what actual bands you like so we can decide what to offer better.

wilhel1812's avatar

Queen
Pink Floyd
AC/DC
Kiss
Motörhead

shadling21's avatar

Good point, chutterhanban. Some of the ones listed sound bizarre at first. Give everything a couple listens before you cross them off your list, though.

Poser's avatar

Some new ones I just discovered:

Bears
Beirut
Elvis Perkins
Biirdie (Not a typo)
Liam Finn
Nil Lara
Sea Wolf
Shangrala

andrewmcd's avatar

Get youself the first Ride album ‘Nowhere’ – its amazing. Met them once at this Hotel in Watford – great lads.

justin5824's avatar

All Summer Long – Kid Rock

Elumas's avatar

Explosions in the Sky.

gottamakeart's avatar

Try This! His name is Alo Moniz (he’s a friend of mine in NYC) Indie musician looking to go mainstream. His Band is called “Alo and the Narcissist”

Here’s their website:

http://aloandthenarcissist.com/

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