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post #1 of 33 Old 02-21-2007, 06:24 AM - Thread Starter
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I'ma guy in my 40's who grew up on zeplin, sabbath, rush ufo etc. I still play that kind of stuff once in a while to rock out. I have always loved music and finding new artists or cd's by fimiliar bands I have never heard. Fyi my all time favorite artist is steely dan. Here is some newer artists that make me smile when I hear them
Freedy Johnston
Doves
Gomez
Gran Bell Fisher
Mat Kearney
mellowdrone
the national
the push stars
vast
the wondermints

The purpose of this thread is to expoe lesser known artists to you and I invite you to do the same. The reason I mentioned steely dan is to give you an idea of what my taste is. I am not saying that if you like them you will like everyone on my list, just a point of reference.

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What to hear new artists?

www.pandora.com
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I'm on the younger side of the posting spectrum here I think (late 20's), and I listen to lots of "loud" music that people 30+ probably have not heard of and would hate.

That being said, I also love Zeppelin, Sabbath, Rush, The Who, and lots of bands from my parents time. I also loves tons of 80's stuff.

If anyone is into really raw, fast, loud stuff check out Black Flag and Poison Idea.

If you like avant garde, droney, guitar stuff check out Hum, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive
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Nina Kinert
Seu Jorge
Virginia Rodrigues
Sabrina Malheiros
Fernanda Porto
Ali Farka Toure
Not lesser known, but a true giant: Caetano Veloso
Toquinho
Susana Baca
Claudia Acuna
And the queen: Celia Cruz
Among others.

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Well, I'm over 30, and am familiar with many listed. Give a listen to system of a down, those guys can flat out play! And they dont sound like so much of the "new age" rock goin around. Reminds me of what Queensryche did to the music scene. Original.
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well i am over 45 and i finding i like tool even have the wife liking it
and she is just 2 years behind me.
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Huge Tool fan here. Their music is both sonically and intellectually appealing, refreshing to hear a band that refuses to sell out to the 3minute pop format, and that values musicianship highly, but doesn't get bogged down in complexity for the sake of complexity.

Other than that:

- A Perfect Circle
- Tea Party
- Led Zeppelin
- Pink Floyd
- Miles Davis
- Dave Brubeck
- Dvorak
- Berlioz
- etc.
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Nina Kinert
Seu Jorge
Virginia Rodrigues
Sabrina Malheiros
Fernanda Porto
Ali Farka Toure
Not lesser known, but a true giant: Caetano Veloso
Toquinho
Susana Baca
Claudia Acuna
And the queen: Celia Cruz
Among others.


I must be out of the loop because I don;t know any of these people/bands or what they play.
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I second mazersteven's pandora.com recommendation.

For me the last couple of weeks or so, in heavy rotation:
Rebecca Pidgeon - Retrospective
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk(disc 1)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash
Chesky Records 10 Best

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I'm on the younger side of the posting spectrum here I think (late 20's), and I listen to lots of "loud" music that people 30+ probably have not heard of and would hate.

If anyone is into really raw, fast, loud stuff check out Black Flag and Poison Idea.

If you like avant garde, droney, guitar stuff check out Hum, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive

Many of us 40 year olds were listening to thoses band on your list in our mid-20s except Black Flag which would have been in our high school or junior high years. Tell us what is going on now not what music our generation was making.
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I also grew up on hard rock and classic rock. Tastes change, though, and these days I love jazz and new age. On the more pop side of things, some of my recent favorites include:
Sufjan Stevens
Grandaddy
Tortoise
Jenny Lewis (& the Watson twins)
Rilo Kiley
John Mayer
The New Pornographers/Neko Case
Jack Johnnson
Madeline Peyroux
Celtic Woman/Hayley Westerna
Venus Hum
The Shins
Dismemberment Plan
Death Cab for Cutie
Umphrey's Mcgee
Brightblack Morning Light...

Just to name a few.
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I've been impressed with three new artists to North America audiences.

Paolo Nutini- Scottish 20 something with an outstanding voice the belies his age.
http://www.myspace.com/paolonutini

James Morrison- another young one but watch this guy.
http://www.myspace.com/jamesmorrisonmusic

I just found out about Gomez as well. I'm thinking about picking up their latest CD
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If anyone is into really raw, fast, loud stuff check out Black Flag and Poison Idea.


Great new band out of Toronto called Cancer Bats. Kind of a cross between Black Flag & Black Label Society.

Shut the door... he's pulling his goalie!
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I must be out of the loop because I don;t know any of these people/bands or what they play.

I have never heard of a single one of them either.
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Some newer acts such as:

The Killers (1st album)
John Mayer (John Mayer Trio Live in NY)
Tool
Porcupine Tree
Audioslave (now disbanded but 3 quality albums)

Tool is probably the most unique rock sound/style in the past 20 years. Each album presents a new progression.
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Great new band out of Toronto called Cancer Bats. Kind of a cross between Black Flag & Black Label Society.

Yeah I've seen them, they were pretty good.
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I'm hooked on My Chemical Romance. And they're coming to Winnipeg!

I tried to get artsy-fartsy with Neko Case's Fox Confessor but it hasn't reeled me in yet.

I love the shoe-gaze sound but Stellastarr's Harmonies for the Haunted also hasn't stayed in my cd player that long.

I like Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" single.
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I've started listening to the Dixie Chicks. I hate the music. Just want to support their political statements.

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I've started listening to the Dixie Chicks. I hate the music. Just want to support their political statements.

Typical.
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I've been listening to "Give Up" by The Postal Service. It's kind of new wave techno-pop that probably many on this board would hate, but I've been absorbed by it.

Some interesting stuff: The Postal Service wrote and performed the original version of "Such Great Heights" that's on the Garden State soundtrack. It's the music that plays in the background of those UPS "whiteboard" commercials.
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kevin,

"Sleeping In" is better but "Such Great Heights" is catchy too. I couldn't get into the rest of the album other than "Brand New Colony" so I didn't end up buying the album. OTOH, Metric's "Old World Underground..." is great all the way thru. Ladytron should also be up your alley. I know what you mean about the scarcity of our music taste here.
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I've been listening to Hank Jr. because I support his political statements.

"I've got a shot gun rifle and a 4 wheel drive and a country boy can survive"

"I'll like to spit some Beach Nut in that dudes' eyes and shoot with my old 45"
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I just found out about Gomez as well. I'm thinking about picking up their latest CD

I picked that one up yeterday, and I really like it. Some other good choices in that acoustic folk/pop category include:
Calexico
Iron & Wine
Sufjan Stevens
The Duhks
Devendra Banhart
Nickle Creek.
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Love Nickle Creek.

I really have to snatch up all their CDs.

Checking out some of these other groups on Myspace. Couldn't find Calexico but perhaps they're just hidden.
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My music choices were forever changed my third year at college when I heard Dolittle by the Pixies (still in major rotation at home and in the car).

Long List of Favorites (in no particular order):
Spoon
Bloc Party
The Shins
Yo La Tengo (best album title last year I'm not Afraid of You and I will Beat Your Ass)
Superdrag
Franz Ferdinand
Enon
Brainiac
Ass Ponys
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Arcade Fire (on SNL tonight)
The Mike Patton Trifecta: Faith No More, Fantomas, Tomahawk
Pavement & Stephen Malkmus' solo stuff
Tom Waits
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British Sea Power
Beastie Boys
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Pulp
The only "classic rock" left standing post-Pixies:
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Joe Jackson
Talking Heads
Modern Lovers
David Bowie
Steely Dan

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I reccommend Mew's "And the Glass Handed Kites".

It's a sonic orgasm

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If you loved STYX I would suggest "Just Like You Imagined" by NIN it is utterly Intoxicating.
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