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Old 12-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #61
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Re: Re: Re: Re: The "Where do I start?" thread

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Ah, well, if you're digging Blackest Eyes and Gravity Eyelids, then the metal influence that is present to varying degrees on In Absentia, Deadwing, and Fear Of A Blank Planet shouldn't be a problem for you. I'd say that the only heavier songs are Wedding Nails (In Absentia), Orchidia (Futile EP, In Absentia era), and parts of Anesthetize (FOABP).

Personally, my favourite of those three albums is Deadwing, but In Absentia deserves its reputation and FOABP was my album of 2007 until Alcest released Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde.
My personal favorite of the three remains In Absentia. However, I think two of the top three songs from this "era" of Porcupine Tree comes from Deadwing (Lazarus and Arriving Somewhere).

Fear Of A Blank Planet is an incredible album, my #2 pick of the year, behind the same album Axver mentions, Alcest's.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:57 PM   #63
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I do really need to investigate some new music, well, at least new to me.

Bands I've heard about and always wanted to check out, but never have: Placebo, The New Pornographers, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mutemath . . . . I guess that's good for starters . . . .

. . . . oh, yeah, and this Explosions In The Sky band that I'm always seeing references to.
For MuteMath, they have one full album and an EP currently available, so start with the full album, which is self-titled.

For Explosions In The Sky, my favorite is The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place from a few years back, but the latest one is also very good (All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone).
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I only have one Placebo album so far. It's called "Sleeping with Ghosts." Good album. Weird name, though.
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I only have one Placebo album so far. It's called "Sleeping with Ghosts." Good album. Weird name, though.
I have Sleeping with Ghosts, which I *love*, and Meds which I like but never got into as much as SWG. Great band.

I can't believe I don't have any New Pornographers, though I have some random songs in my iTunes, but Fitz you might like Neko Case (sometimes member of NP). Her album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is fantastic--one of my favorite records from last year.
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Skylarking, Apple Venus Vol. 1

Oranges & Lemons FTW, Lemon.
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I do really need to investigate some new music, well, at least new to me.

Bands I've heard about and always wanted to check out, but never have: Placebo, The New Pornographers, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mutemath . . . . I guess that's good for starters . . . .

. . . . oh, yeah, and this Explosions In The Sky band that I'm always seeing references to.
Sunny Day Real Estate: I have Diary and The Rising Tide (I think The Rising Tide is a compilation). Both are very good. Also check out the lead singer, Jeremy Enigk's solo career and his other band, The Fire Theft. Top notch stuff

Explosions in the Sky: The Earth is Not a Cold, Dead Place is essential. Then, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (their latest), Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, and if you get really into them, try to find a copy of the re-release of their first album, How Strange, Innocence. I actually like How Strange better than Those Who Tell the Truth, but the first two I mentioned are absolutely the best place to start.
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Skylarking, Apple Venus Vol. 1
I only recall Skylarking, so I vote for it. And it had the big (controversial) "hit" "Dear God".

I recognize a few songs from other 80s releases, but never followed them after I left my record store job. But we do own Skylarking. Don't know if we have others....
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Oranges & Lemons FTW, Lemon.
Well, yeah. I think that one is slightly uneven, but Mayor Of Simpleton, Pink Thing, Miniature Sun, King For A Day...all brilliant.
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For The New Pornographers, both their first two CDs are very good: Mass Romantic and Electric Version. I think I prefer Mass Romantic.
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for New Porns... I think "Twin Cinema" is their best album and the best place to start, then "Mass Romantic" and "Electric Version" and theeeeen... "Challengers"
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I have Sleeping with Ghosts, which I *love*, and Meds which I like but never got into as much as SWG. Great band.

I can't believe I don't have any New Pornographers, though I have some random songs in my iTunes, but Fitz you might like Neko Case (sometimes member of NP). Her album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is fantastic--one of my favorite records from last year.

I absolutely agree on the Neko Case. Fantastic album. So different than what else is out there.

I know a few songs of Bright Eyes but where do I start?
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Radiohead?

I only have 'In Rainbows' cause it was free.

The only other song I know is Creep.
Get the following albums in this order:

The Bends
Ok Computer
Kid A

You could also get OkC first if you see it on sale or something and then go for the Bends. OkC is more likely to be on sale than the Bends. Both are beyond brilliant.

1. If you love all 3 albums, go for Amnesiac and Hail. Get Pablo Honey last.
2. If you love Bends & Ok but don't care much for Kid A, it might be a good thing to check out Pablo Honey.
3. If you love Kid A and don't care much for Bends & Ok, do as in #1... except forget that Pablo Honey ever existed.
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Hawksley Workman. I like every song I've ever heard but there are so many records I don't know where to start.
This is a little late, but I'd definitely recommend "For Him And The Girls". A great example of his early signature sound, as well as his vocal range and abilities.

His sound has changed quite a bit lately (ie. "Lover/Fighter"), which is good or bad for some, but I just think it's equally as good - just a different direction.
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