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Old 05-12-2009, 11:05 PM   #21
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I didn't realise you were from Minneapolis! Guess I didn't need to recommend Husker or Sugar for you. Agree on Bob, unfortunately - I'm not willing to listen to his new one frankly, Workbook was a great album, but everything since has been pretty damn lacklustre. But on that note, if you haven't heard Grant Hart's Intolerance, you should definitely check it out.

And if you do think good of the Smiths, I recommend Kitchens of Distinction too.

Kitchens of Distinction - what a great shout! Love is Hell is a brilliant album.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #22
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I like the smiths, have most of their albums. Kitchens and the Church were awesome. I always loved the name too, Kitchens of Distinction.

I should've made a more inclusive list, or explained myself better. If it was alternative or rock in the 80's or 90's I've at least tried it... NOFX, Face To Face, Midnight Oil, INXS, all the Sub Pop bands, The Verve, etc. What I'm looking for are New bands, or more recent ones that may have a legacy from the stuff I liked before. Like the Doves or the National; stuff like that.

Who's the new Shake Your Money Maker Black Crows? What new (or newish)other brit bands have that big hook/big production that Oasis did? Are there any other hair metal immitators besides Buckcherry that are worthwhile? Etc etc..

And thank you all for the suggestions so far!!

The only Grant Hart album I picked up was Nova Mob's Evil (Old?) Empire. Fantastic first track, rest was meh...
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:42 AM   #23
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:14 AM   #24
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Elbow = overrated

Try Kasabian though - they are a bit like Oasis - 2nd album Empire is amazing
And Jet are Oasis wannabes as well
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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Two bands I really enjoy and recommend are Ra Ra Riot and Glasvegas. Ra Ra Riot more so. Glasvegas has a lot of potential for future albums though their debut isn't bad at all.

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Old 05-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #26
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The Shins (everything, esp Chutes too narrow)
The Notwist - Neon golden
Mercury Rev - Deserters songs
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (everything, esp Now I got worry)
Oblivians (everything, esp Popular Favorites)
Kaizers Orchestra (everything, esp Ompa til du dor and Maskineri)

and of course
Roosbeef - Ze willen je hond wel aaien maar niet met je praten
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The Shins (everything, esp Chutes too narrow)
The Notwist - Neon golden
Mercury Rev - Deserters songs
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (everything, esp Now I got worry)
Oblivians (everything, esp Popular Favorites)
Kaizers Orchestra (everything, esp Ompa til du dor and Maskineri)

and of course
Roosbeef - Ze willen je hond wel aaien maar niet met je praten
good call on The Notwist. Neon Golden is one of my favorite albums of this decade.
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I strongly dislike Oasis.

I felt like this was the thread in which to say that.
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