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Old 04-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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I need to expand my "horizons"

So, I come to you folks with an intense love for only 2 bands. U2 and radiohead. I have dabbled in a lot of other music now and again, but I never have been so musically connected to any other bands except for those 2.

However, what I have learned is that I get bored with music that doesnt challenge me (ex. most rock music). So I come to you looking for a very abstract avant-garde band that is very experimental but has its basis in rock. I love ambient music and soundscapes. music that makes me feel and see images. (hence my love for radiohead and U2).

Does anyone have a suggestion for a band like this. One that is very experimental, challenging, and creates beautiful soundscapes??

any help would be greatly appreciated, as since we all have a common dominator (U2), you guys would probably be more helpful for my music taste than the average joe.

thanks!
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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YouTube - Sigur Rós - Heima (2007) - Popplagið (live, ending)
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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ohhh... I likey!!!

thanks!!!
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Hey, I love Radiohead too.
But I'm not all that into avant-garde and excessively experimental bands, so I'm not sure if my recommendations would be useful. Anyway, I guess you should try Primal Scream and Super Furry Animals. You might like those two.
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I agree with Joyful, and will add these to the list:

My Bloody Valentine
Mogwai
Explosions in the Sky
Clinic
The Beta Band

Post-rock, shoegaze, slowcore, and a lot of electronica has done me well during my periods of boredom with music.
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Yeah, I was going to say Sigur Rós might be a good start. ( ) is, in my opinion, their best album, but most will tell you to try Ágætis byrjun. The song joyful posted is the final track on ( ) and probably my favorite song of theirs. I second the recommendation of Explosions in the Sky and would like to also recommend a band called Do Make Say Think.

I actually think this album would be a real door opener for you:

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I actually thing this album would be a real door opener for you:

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thanks everyone! Im downloading that flaming lips album and a sigur ros album from itunes right now! Ill tell you what i think
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This is all you need. No joke. Loveless is better than OK Computer (by a fucking mile, too!). If we're talking '90s records, this is pretty much the be-all, end-all.

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This is all you need. No joke. Loveless is better than OK Computer (by a fucking mile, too!). If we're talking '90s records, this is pretty much the be-all, end-all.

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This is our Bach, our Beethoven. Good post.
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so im really like sigur ros. but the fact that i dont understand a word of it and that its in another language is kind of a turn off for me. However, instrumentally its gorgeous and beautiful
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thanks everyone! Im downloading that flaming lips album and a sigur ros album from itunes right now! Ill tell you what i think
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so im really like sigur ros. but the fact that i dont understand a word of it and that its in another language is kind of a turn off for me. However, instrumentally its gorgeous and beautiful
Which album did you buy?
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So, I come to you folks with an intense love for only 2 bands. U2 and radiohead. I have dabbled in a lot of other music now and again, but I never have been so musically connected to any other bands except for those 2.

However, what I have learned is that I get bored with music that doesnt challenge me (ex. most rock music). So I come to you looking for a very abstract avant-garde band that is very experimental but has its basis in rock. I love ambient music and soundscapes. music that makes me feel and see images. (hence my love for radiohead and U2).

Does anyone have a suggestion for a band like this. One that is very experimental, challenging, and creates beautiful soundscapes??

any help would be greatly appreciated, as since we all have a common dominator (U2), you guys would probably be more helpful for my music taste than the average joe.

thanks!
No offense, but you already started another thread asking if U2 was everyone's favorite band, and asked what else people were really into.

Was this separate one necessary? It seems like it's coming from the same train of thought.
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