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The last time a similar AIBB thread was up, Napster was still in action.

I had a blast listening to AI poster-recommended tunes.... LTJ Bukem, Kings of Convenience, Pedro the Lion...

So here we are again. New boards, fresh faces and <a href="http://xlife.org" target="_blank">OS X gnutella clients that don't suck</a>. So whatcha all groovin to? :cool:

Let's try and stay out of the radio top 50. Not that I have anything against "mainstream" music.. but that's not what I'm polling the net's largest collection of misfits for.
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I'm honestly a huge Dave Matthews Band fan. Unfortunately, their latest album "Everyday" totally sucks -- thanks to their new producer -- but past albums have been MUCH better. My favorite of them all is "Under The Table And Dreaming."

If you're into any sort of Christian stuff, you can't go wrong with Delirious! or FFH.

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post #3 of 45
Stereolab is good when you can find one of their drony rocking tunes

Jon Spencer is real kick-but sleazy rock blues like taking Elvis mixing it with a jack hammer and a low budget porn movie, and Howlin Wolf rolled in . . . . its been said of him that he is the last of the real blues (except maybe Ass Pocket o Whisky guy) but he doesn't really play "blues" its more just like rootsy, sleazy, post-punk, glammy, memphisy, hard driving, and groovin, rock and roll. Makes contemporary "metal" radio brand rock music (aka creed, korn etc) seem like a buncha suburban boy whiners.
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post #4 of 45
Ryan Adams, 'Heartbreaker' or 'Gold'

No, NOT BRyan Adams, RYAN, no B.
Ryan Adams.
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Been digging the most recent Dandy Warhol's record and I never thought I'd like them. I've also been digging the ne New Order record, Get Ready. Everyone I've played it for has totally dug it as well. You might also wanna look for Peaches and Fischerspooner.
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It's all about the Punk/Ska my friend...Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Madd Caddies, Lagwagon, Lars Fredrickson and the Bastards...some Millencolin now and again(new album comming out it march)

LTJ is my personal favorite.
Any other Punk fans out there?
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post #7 of 45
hmmm.. I'll add AFI, The Strokes, and the obligatory Radiohead.
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New Found Glory is a lot of fun to listen to.

Sum 41 too...but they sound kinda stupid and you can't make out what they're saying sometimes.

Anything U2 is great. With or Without you is one of my favorites...Every Breath You Take by the Police is also fantastic and if you've never heard it you're missing out...seriously.
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post #9 of 45
[quote] Any other Punk fans out there? <hr></blockquote>

I like punk, but I don't really like any of the bands you mentioned. I think Peaches is a hell of a lot more punk than any of them. Then again I also think having a mohawk or being in a "punk" band is about the least punk rock thing you could do.
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[quote]being in a "punk" band is about the least punk rock thing you could do.<hr></blockquote>

Yeah, but it's not about the punk image, its purely for the music. Also the deffinition of punk varies based on who you talk to.
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Aerosmith is tops in my book.
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Dream On

Sweet Emotion

Walk This Way

Love In An Elevator

Livin On The Edge

Back In The Saddle

Rag Doll

Just Push Play

Janies Got A Gun

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post #12 of 45
I´m still stuck in my early 90´s sentimental shoegazing part of my collection and been there the last month. Go find Soulvaki Space Station with the band Slowdive. There is a live version on Sputnix/AudioGalaxy. or else the usual My Bloody Valentine esp. the "Loveless" album.
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[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
<strong>I'm honestly a huge Dave Matthews Band fan. Unfortunately, their latest album "Everyday" totally sucks -- thanks to their new producer -- but past albums have been MUCH better. My favorite of them all is "Under The Table And Dreaming."

If you're into any sort of Christian stuff, you can't go wrong with Delirious! or FFH.

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it's not just the producer. Dave Matthews has been going down hill for several years now. he's a sellout. It's nothing like it was back in 96. And all these dumb potheads keep eating it up thinking its a gift from god.

I love DMB but they haven't done anything new and interesting and worth listening to in 4 years. and that's coming from someone who has seen them 12 times.

What I'm listening to right now:
The Mavericks
John Hiatt
Doyle Bramhall and Smokestack
Gov't Mule
Pearl jam
U2
Blind Mellon
Bela Flek and the Flecktones
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
Lucinda Williams
Los Lobos
The Who
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bob Dylan
Derek and the Dominos (and tons of EC)
Indigenous
Jonny Lang
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Led Zeppelin
Live
Neil Young
natalie merchant (great new album)
The Blues Brothers
Steely Dan
Sheryl Crow
Shannon Curfman (amazing 16 year old female guitarist ("female Lang")
Santana
Rusted Root
Allman Brothers Band
REM
Derek Trucks Band
John Campbell
Charles Lyonhart


and countless others
post #14 of 45
REM "Out of Time" and "Automatic For the People"

The Beatles White Album

Probably not too hip, but my favorite timeless CDs

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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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And all these dumb potheads keep eating it up thinking its a gift from god.

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HAHAHAHAHA!!! that was pretty good. I agree...

Anyway, I thought I'd give another nod to radiohead, if you're not already listening to them. Björk's latest few albums are great too. REM's Reveal is the best thing they've done since Automatic. Tori Amos' Strange Little Girls is awesome. Moby's Play is one of the best spontaneous purchases I've made in a long time. Bob Dylan's Love and Theft is excellent. Wyclef Jean's The Carnival kicks some serious booty, as does Lauryn Hill's Miseducation.Ani Difranco's older stuff is some serious hard-rockin' folk music, as is her latest, Revelling and Reckoning. That's all I can think of right now...

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I'm currently rotating:

- My Chilean folk/protest music playlist (Gondwana, Victor Jara, Inti-Illimani, Silvio Rodriguez, Violeta Parra etc... aaaahhhhhh yeah! (Shakira sucks!))

- Tenacious D's album

- Talking Heads - 'Sand in the Vasoline'

- Wu Tang Clan - 'Enter the Wu (36 Chambers)'

I need an iPod and a new iMac!
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post #17 of 45
I think these albums score top marks on the "cool" factor:

Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom
MC 900 ft. Jesus - One Step Ahead of the Tiger
Underworld - Beaucoup Fish
post #18 of 45
My frequently listened to bands:
Smashing Pumpkins!
Radiohead
Pearl Jam
Tool
Rage Against the Machine

and, when I want a change of pace, Ben Harper
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post #19 of 45
Can't explain it, but I've been on a serious Pat Benetar kick lately...

Anything by Live tops my list right now. Also Gravity Kills, Nine Inch Nails, Bush, Stabbing Westward, and the two Black Sabbath albums that Ronnie James Dio did. (Was never an Ozzy fan, and the group stunk after Dio left.)
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post #20 of 45
Michelle Branch. She's a hottie.
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Firstly, I have to salute the greats :

REM
Radiohead
U2
Blur

I'm suprised that everyone seems to miss out Up when talking about REM albums. I think that, while it does not have the most showstopping of all their tunes, it is a beautiful album, that I can put on, listen through completely and feel refreshed at the end (well, perhaps not Airporman)

Also, I'm suprised that noone has mentioned Our Lady Peace. Happiness... and Spiritual Machines are excellent, and I thought that they were famous over in Canada and the USA, while nobody has heard of them here in the UK.

Also, a couple of British suggestions :

Muse : An amazing new rock band

Spiritualized : A wierd psychadelic mix of rock and chilled out numbers.

Hope this helps,

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[quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:
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Muse : An amazing new rock band

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I'd have to agree here. 'Showbiz' and 'Origins of Symmetry' are two fantastic albums.

Muse had a song in an iMac ad once, 'Sunburn'. It was one of the ugly "dog or flower" iMacs/iTunes ads.

J :cool:
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Michael Hedges!

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For the Industrial/Electronica kick check out:

Apoptygma Berzerk
Evil's Toy
Front Line Assembly
Front 242
Funker Vogt
Haujobb
Mentallo & the Fixer
Wumpscut
VNV Nation
AmbionicA

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Groverat: I don't know about the others, but Silvio Rodriguez is Cuban, not Chilean. And he's an amazing musician/poet/song writer.

Really looking forward to Rush's next album/cd due out in May(can't beat 3 virtuoso musicians with melodic complex arrangements, intelligent lyrics ).In the meantime, Zep, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Dream Theatr, Oasis, reggae, Ozzy(preferably with Randy Rhoads), Foo Fighters, Tesla, to name a few.

As far as Aerosmith goes *puke*, any bigger sellouts than those guys?
post #26 of 45
I have a stack of cds next to the G4 waiting to get ripped and put on the iPod.

Chris Isaak
INXS
Bruce Cockburn
The Mighty Lemon Drops
The Smithereens
Gin Blossoms
Janah (a Georgia band I saw at Music Midtown a couple of years ago)
Dylan - Time Out of Mind
Freedy Johnson
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Christopher Parkening - A Bach Celebration
and some early, early Fleetwood Mac (way before Stevie Nicks) Kiln House, Then Play On

Last night I bought the new Cracker album, "Forever". I'm ripping that right now. iTunes is playing "Guarded By Monkeys" from the same album. Oh man!

[quote]you are so beautiful
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post #27 of 45
For fans of Asian music, try Faye Wong. I also love the second song from Coco Lee's new album "So Crazy". Leon Lai and and Amei are also good bets. If you look, you'll find a lot of Jacky Chan songs too, as unknown to most Americans, he's a pop singer back in Asia.
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[quote]Originally posted by skip_112:
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Yeah, but it's not about the punk image, its purely for the music. Also the deffinition of punk varies based on who you talk to.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, I wouldnt go and say that... I think most people have an idea of what punk music is about, and that general idea is what they identify with most.... The music is cool too...

Bands that I listen to (Partial list, some bands only have a few songs, some have close to 100):
19th Hole
Anti-Flag
Alkaline Trio
The Ataris
Bad Religion
The Bouncing Souls
Buck-O-Nine (ska)
Catch 22 (ska)
The Clash
The Cure
Dead Kennedys
Dropkick Murphys
Frenzal Rhomb
Goldfinger
Green Day (popish, the old stuff was better--still popish tho)
H20
The Hippos (light ska)
The Impossibles
Kind Grind
Less Than Jake (punk/ska hybrid)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (ska)
The Misfits
MU330 (ska)
Mustard Plug
MxPx
New Found Glory (popish too)
No Doubt (before they were popular and turned into gwen-fest)
No Use For A Name
NOFX
Operation Ivy
Pennywise
The Pie Tasters (ska)
The Pixies
Propagandhi
The Queers
The Ramones
Rancid
Reel Big Fish (ska)
Romeo Retarded
Sloppy Meateaters
The Specials
Strung Out
The Vandals
The Voodoo Glow Skulls (punk/ska)

(Sum 41, Blink 182 and the like are cool too, but cater too much to the "mtv" croud to belong on this list, although some of their music is really good sometimes)
(Sublime, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, etc. kinda belong on this list, but their reggaeish style doesnt blend well all the time...)

I listen to lots of other stuff... but this is most (90%) of the punkish stuff.... some old stuff is missing...
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post #29 of 45
Also, Jethro Tull. J-Tull Dot Com rocks.
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If you like alternative rock and bands that experiment, check out Aussie band Silverchair's Diorama. It came out April 1 down under, and won't be in the states until like late July. It is simply a masterpeice though. Australian Rolling Stone gave it 4.5 stars, along with many other praise reviews. U2's Bono said people should "swim the seas to hear this record."

Me, being a die-hard Silverchair fan since their debut in 1995, ordered Diorama from Australia and I've neem playing it nonstop for over a month. It was produced by David Botrill who did the last few Tool albums. They worked with legendary orchestral arranger Van Dyke Parks who has worked with U2 and did a side project with Brian Wilson.

Some of the great songs off the record are Across The Night and Tuna in the Brine, but they're all great and very different. They're all over the internet, so check them out.
post #31 of 45
I've been listening to a crazy variety lately:
Green Day
Sublime
Shaggy
MC Hammer
Sir Mixalot
P. Diddy
Michelle Branch
Ja Rule
Vanilla Ice
Nelly
Blink 182
The Clash
Simple Plan
The Offspring
Ludacris
Eminem
KGB
System of a Down
etc...
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post #32 of 45
I've started to check out some new musica myself. Recent purchases have been

Res-RnB with different backing sounds. She has potential

Chris Botti- Stings Trumpeter. Nice album great song featuring Shawn Colvin(All Would Envy)

Adema- John Davis's little bro. Nice tracks.

System of a Down- The Public Enemy of Metal. I love Tankerians vocals.

Ludacris- Simply the most entertaining Rapper out there along with others like Eminemen etc

Sigur Ros- Listened to their Agaetis Byrjun album... album instore but you really have to let the tracks develop. Very impressive stuff. I'll be picking up their album soon.

India.Arie- Not a friggin bad song on the whole album. If Alecia Keys is the future of Soul then India is beyond description.

Norah Jones- Thanks Sponge! How can I forget the lovely daughter of Ravi Shankar. I new I'd be buying her album the first time I heard her. Her Music sales are kickin butt also.

Portishead- sheesh never checked'em out but count me in on this Trip Hop stuff. I love Beth Gibbons

Chemical Brothers- Nice stuff...gotta grab the essentials

Kosheen- Not bad stuff here.

N.E.R.D- Pharoah Williams and the crew behind the Neptunes. Nice change of pace.

Jill Scott- Former head of the Roots. Silky Soul for your psyche!

Haven't really gone out on a limb yet for others but I'd like to check out:

Steve Earle(seems to be highly recommended)

Jonatha Brooke- Nice Indie

and more...it's early..I can't think.

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post #33 of 45
No one has mentioned The Chemical Brothers. Vegas is a great friggin CD.

I could list tons of sh!t, but I don't wanna, so I don't know what to tell you.

Get some TOOL.
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post #34 of 45
Norah Jones!
If you want a little de-stresser music, she's very cool...and not bad to look at either. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

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post #35 of 45
Rainer Maria is a great band that you'll never hear on the radio. Any of their MP3s that are floating around are great. If you do a search on them, download whatever song comes up and take a listen.

Fugazi recently released a new album and that rocks.

Weezer has a new album coming out...uhh...TOMORROW! heh
Last time I checked they had some sample MP3s from the album at their website:<a href="http://www.weezer.com" target="_blank">http://www.weezer.com</a>

Anyone here who likes New Found Glory should also check out The Getup Kids, Promise Ring, The Juliana Theory, Hot Rod Circuit and Midtown. All very good bands.

Oh and Jimmy Eat World. That one song "Middle" or whatever is sooooo over played but they're previous album Clarity is one of my all time favorite albums ever.

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post #36 of 45
Let's get you guys listening to some good music! These are all albums.

Radiohead: pablo honey, the bends, ok computer, kid a, amnesiac
Amon Tobin: bricolage, permutation, supermodified
Boards of Canada: Music has the right to children, Geogaddi
Bonobo: Animal Magic
Beta Band: Three Eps, Hot Shots pt 2
Aphex Twin: Richard D James album, Selected ambient works
Kid Koala: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Medeski Martin and Wood: combustication remixes
Steve Reich: Music for 18 musicians, triple quartet, 6 marimbas
Phillip Glass: Solo Piano, Glassworks
Massive Attack: Mezzanine
Cinematic Orchestra: Motion, Everyday
Biosphere: cirque, substrata
Coldcut: Let up play
Funki Porcini: Hed Phone Sex
DJ Shadow: endtroducing
Autechre: confield, tri repeatae

anything on the Ninja tune label or the Warp label.
post #37 of 45
P. Diddy? damn, you need serious help! Why isnt Nelly up there too.....



NaS-Stillmatic (good album)
Eminem-Eminem Show
Craig David-Born To Do It (R&B)
Big Tymers-Hood Rich
Michelle branch-The Spirit Room
Vanessa Carlton-Be Not Nobody

The last 2 are some hotties...

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[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>P. Diddy? damn, you need serious help! Why isnt Nelly up there too.....

The last 2 are some hotties...

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P. Diddy and Nelly are both on my list
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post #39 of 45
What about my last statement
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post #40 of 45
aww ppflam, that ain't blues and jim sphincters butt expanders ain't savin' sh!t.

try some Bob Log III,

cuss


p.s. g-rat, light them RA discs on fire ... whiskeytown was better and they sucked aiss.
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