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Old 12-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Recommend an Album by Posting a Song

It can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to try and find new bands to listen to each year. Even just looking through the best of 2013 thread, I have no idea where to start. And people's tastes vary so much, that a simple verbal recommendation might not translate to an enjoyable listen. I thought it would be a great thread idea to have people recommend albums they enjoy by posting a youtube link to a song or two that they feel is somewhat representative of that album's sound. That way, anyone interested in searching for new music could get a good idea of what to devote their time to. They don't have to be new albums, but it might be a good place to introduce people to new bands or new albums. Since I'm not so up to date this year, I'll start by posting a couple songs by a band I've loved for several years that I don't think many people have listened to (I'm sure the regulars have heard me mention them several times). This is still one of my favourite albums of the past 10 or 15 years.

The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters





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Old 12-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Since several of us are very high on the newest Manic Street Preachers album, here are a couple tracks from Rewind the Film. The album features a handful of guest singers in addition to the usual vocals by James Dean Bradfield. These three songs are fairly different from one another, but the album in general forms a nice cohesive whole. Interested parties should stop by the Manics thread for more discussion.

The melancholy Anthem for a Lost Cause (song starts at 1:55)


The upbeat trumpety goodness of Show Me the Wonder


The beautiful poignancy of Rewind the Film
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For whatever reason, The Twilight Sad is the only Scotch-Rock band I can't seem to get into. So weird.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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How about one off their latest, Smashley? They've switched it up a bit

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I'm not a fan in general, not even of the genre really, but I really dug their last album. Very nice change of pace.
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Oh, I very much like the music here. Not 100% on his voice, but I think this is definitely worth checking out.
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Just learned that the dude in the baseball hat from Chaverches was a touring member of Twilight Sad!
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Oh, I very much like the music here. Not 100% on his voice, but I think this is definitely worth checking out.
A friend recently sent me some Arab Strap songs because he thought they had similar voices. Indeed they do. I can understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea
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Let me go ahead and just take this opportunity to speak in a thread not already diverged on some weird tangent about how awesome Big Country is:







One each from their three big albums.

I really, really love this band so very much.
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A friend recently sent me some Arab Strap songs because he thought they had similar voices. Indeed they do. I can understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea
Like I said, I'm not sure why I don't like his voice. I friggin' love Frightened Rabbit...
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I thought this thread was going to ask us to post a song so somebody else could recommend an album like it. But that's only because I'm no good at reading.
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Were that the topic, I'd fall back on my white whale of a constant:



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One of my favorite releases from this year is the "Don't Talk To" EP from Portland-based DJ and producer RAC (André Allen Anjos). RAC is best known for his remixes, and this EP is his first release of all original material. He gets his indie pop buddies to provide vocals for his compositions.





He also has a project with his wife, who is a pretty decent vocalist in her own right, called Pink Feathers... (That's not her in the picture.)



I'm hesitant to put a four-track EP on my AOTY list, but he is supposed to have a full album of original material out next year.

You can check out the full EP and all of his remixes at his website: http://rac.fm/releases
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Just listened to the first link....more of this please.
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No one got in with "no one wants to play your stupid fucking game"?
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