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Old 10-29-2007, 02:01 AM   #1
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Recommend me a new artist to discover...

Before Christmas I was all U2 and very little else. Since Christmas I have wildly enjoyed Pink Floyd, The Beatles and David Bowie. Still have one more Beatles album to get, and probably another two Bowie albums, though at this stage I think I am done with Floyd, in terms of albums.

Anyway I am here because I want to continue my musical path of discovery. Can someone recommend an artist or band for me to get into, or try to. I'm looking for decently popular artists though. Recommend their most accesible albums/songs.

Anyone mentions Radiohead they get a crack over the head.

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Stone Roses. Check out their debut ASAP.
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Led Zeppelin. All of it.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:37 AM   #4
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Oh, yeah, and OK Computer. It has this great song on it called Fitter Happier that you should really check out.
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Porcupine Tree. But you knew I'd say that. Stupid Dream is quality.

Or how about The Chills? Submarine Bells is such a gorgeously well done album.
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Oh, yeah, and OK Computer. It has this great song on it called Fitter Happier that you should really check out.
That's where my finger suddenly gained a mind of its own and floated to the off button...

and I was thinking about Led Zeppelin.
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But seriously, Stone Roses. They're amazing. Check these out:





She Bangs The Drums is one of the best songs ever, IMO. Just pure Brit-pop bliss.
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Porcupine Tree. But you knew I'd say that. Stupid Dream is quality.

Or how about The Chills? Submarine Bells is such a gorgeously well done album.
Are Porcupine Tree or The Chills death metal or metal? Cos if they are, no offence intended, but I'm not going anywhere near them.
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Are Porcupine Tree or The Chills death metal or metal? Cos if they are, no offence intended, but I'm not going anywhere near them.
Porcupine Tree most certainly aren't. They're heavy, but melodic. Definitely not mindless death metal.
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Are Porcupine Tree or The Chills death metal or metal? Cos if they are, no offence intended, but I'm not going anywhere near them.
Hell no.

Now, in PT's heavier moments on their last three albums, I can see a comparison (especially Wedding Nails, which is seriously rockin' and rifftastic), but The Chills, metal? That's really funny. They were the most successful band of the Dunedin Sound, which had its origins in 60s pop-rock and 70s punk and was essentially proto-indie rock.

Now, if you ever want a metal mindfuck, just check out Melbourne's own Horde. Christian black metal! Simply the concept of the genre is enough to mess with your head.
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The Stone Roses aren't death metal either, if you're wondering.
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Have a deep look into:

The Cure (Start with Wish, or Desintegration or Kiss me)
Soundgarden
Chris Cornell (Moring Euphoria is unbelievable)

Enjoy!
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I'm going to make an insanely huge list for you tomorrow. It'll blow your mind and make your wallet ache.
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The Stone Roses aren't death metal either, if you're wondering.
The only death metal band in the world is U2.
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I'll second Porcupine Tree. I love Lightbulb Sun and Stupid Dream.

Look into Catherine Wheel. Ferment, Chrome, and Adam & Eve are all good.
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Stone Roses. Check out their debut ASAP.
First band that came to my head too, was the Stone Roses.

Only have two proper studio albums, but the self-titled debut is an absolute cracker. Seeimingly genre-less, yet with a huge Byrdsian sound and Madchester attitude. It's just an oh so sweet sound, and King Monkey's vocal enchants big time. Check out the epic This Is The One, She Bangs The Drums, I Wanna Be Adored, Made Of Stone, Waterfall....fuck, just check out the whole damn album, it is my favourite of all-time.

Their much maligned follow up takes on a different sound, almost Zeppelinesque, and while nowhere near as perfect as the predecessor, it still features some immensely interesting songs (Tears, Daybreak, Ten Storey Love Song, Begging You, Love Spreads, The Foz).

In terms of proper albums, that's all they had. There's another must-hear compilation of singles and b-sides called Turns Into Stone, which features their most famous song, Fools Gold, a Madchester anthem, and soem other crackers, such as Elephant Stone, Mersey Paradise, Where Angels Play and "ring-a-ding-ding-ding we're Going Down."

Also a few other worthwhile tunes that aren't on these compilations, such as Sally Cinnamon, All Across The Sands and er...all 10 seconds of Haddock.

But once you fulfil your Stone Roses journey (which shouldn't take long with such a limited canon), you'll find yourself delving into Madchester (Happy Mondays, New Order), Ian Brown's underated solo material (new album just released folks, The World Is Yours, featuring a duet with Sinead O) learning to appreciate Oasis, Suede, Blur and The Verve, and most of al, you will almost certainly discover and grow to adore The Smiths and Morrissey, who most on this forum have immense respect for.
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Go get Who's Next. Then play it loud.
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Joe 90. Amazing rock band with powerful lyrics, great lead singer, and a warm acoustic feel. There are featured in various tv shows and movies. Most notably for "Drive" in Six Feet Underground. Please check them out.

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a few years ago i bought 'The Very Best of The Smiths' from amazon.co.uk for £5. Best purchase i ever made.

a perfect introduction to a near perfect band
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