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Old 12-30-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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want to expand my music choices

I feel like my music tastes are somewhat restricted. Good maybe, b/c i listen to u2, but restricted to U2, coldplay, the beatles and eric clapton, who i have only heard a few of his songs. So far, I don't really like american music, i don't know why, maybe b/c i don't like american culture. What are some good, coldplay/u2ish british, irish or european alternative rock bands, not to be mixed with pop. I don't like pop.

So yeah, could someone please suggest some british/irish/european alternative rock bands that are similar to, but not ripoffs or copies of U2? Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
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Radiohead But you either love them or hate them.
Echo & The Bunnymen are great.
Bjork
Muse
Pink Floyd
The Cure

They might be American, I dunno... but they are good. I generally don't like American music either, I don't like the sound of their accents singing...
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:35 PM   #3
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ok...anyone else have any suggestions?
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The Smiths
The Cure
Radiohead
Travis
Doves
Idlewild


I used to feel the same way about 'American' bands. I realized I just wasnt looking in the right places for music. MTV or the radio are rarely going to introduce you to a good band.
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:43 PM   #5
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Well:

The Smiths are awesome and so are R.E.M. (who are American).
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Idlewild! yeah!
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If you like alternative, the recommendations above are good, check those out.
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Cranberries
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Travis
The Revs
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Led Zeppelin
Radiohead (I think everyone should listen to the bends)
Oasis?
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nirvana ^^
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Elbow
Super Furry Animals
Pulp
Doves
Muse
Placebo
Travis
Maniac Street Preachers
Blur
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he asked for REAL bands, not for glorified-to-the-top, over-exposed, over-rated crappy bands

yeah, you heard (read) me !


Not exactly european
all i got for you that's new (well, they split up in 97) and amazing is a Japanese (rock and roll at its best) band called X JAPAN

just go an download Tears (10:30 min) if you want to cry, or Rusty Nail or Dahlia you wanna rock

you can't go wrong with them
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I feel the same way about "american" bands. Maybe it's just the accent as alexvilagosh said. In fact REM are my only american favourite.

So you might like REM, Doves (i recently been listening to them alot), Police and the Cure.
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u2girl9, I have to clear something up.

U2 is a pop band...so is coldplay

there is nothing wrong with pop music.

now...let me see

get Beck's newest album "Sea Change"
it's very mellow, but it's very nice

Grandaddy - Sumday
this is some pretty catchy stuff!!

the shins - Chutes too Narrow
Ours - Distorted Lullabies
Radiohead - the Bends (this is their most accesible album and prolly what you're looking for)

I gotta a feeling you would like those bands

but I dunno
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Bush. Sorry, I cant help it.
Also look into Radiohead. There'd be many willing to help you in this dept. When you say pop, do you mean Robbie Williams type pop or Blur type pop? Blur are great, but you probably know a lot of theirs already.
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