What should I be listening to?

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IlliniDave
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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I've been listening to the new Tool (I love odd meter and electric guitars, haha). Bach, Vivaldi, and Hayden are always cool (not sure if they'd show up on spotify, don't have it). Andy Timmons' Theme From a Perfect World has some cool stuff (instrumental) as does Resolution, but the latter is a lot more "hard rock". Can't help much with the singer/songwriter genre. Bob Dylan's kid (Jacob I think) is pretty good for that sort of stuff.

IlliniDave
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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IlliniDave wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:23 pm
I've been listening to the new Tool (I love odd meter and electric guitars, haha). Bach, Vivaldi, and Hayden are always cool (not sure if they'd show up on spotify, don't have it). Andy Timmons' Theme From a Perfect World has some cool stuff (instrumental) as does Resolution, but the latter is a lot more "hard rock". Can't help much with the singer/songwriter genre. Bob Dylan's kid (Jacob I think) is pretty good for that sort of stuff. The late Chris Cornell's acoustic stuff is good.

enigmaT120
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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I'm sure she's heard Venus in Furs....

reepicheep
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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Am enjoying these suggestions. Thank you.

Lucky C
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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Here are some of my favorite albums to listen to straight through in one shot. Great for long drives.

The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
Sigur Ros - Takk
Tool - Lateralus
deadmau5 - Random Album Title
Radiohead - OK Computer
Tame Impala - Currents
Beach House - Bloom
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
The Avalanches - Since I Left You

bostonimproper
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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Based on what you like, I'd recommend:

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer

In terms of my favorite of all time, I always recommend Janelle Monáe's The ArchAndroid. Such an amazing album.

Alphaville
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Re: What should I be listening to?

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random late night recollections:

albums:

cat power - covers, the greatest
brian eno - airports
lightning bolt - wonderful rainbow, the metal east
slayer - reign in blood
vu - banana
lou reed - transformer, metal machine music
nico - chelsea girls
sonic youth - evol, sister, daydream nation
kraftwerk - autobahn, the man machine, computer world
king crimson - lark’s tongues in aspic, red
brigitte fontaine - comme à la radio
sleater-kinney - dig me out, the hot rock
le tigre - from the desk of mr. lady
deerhoof - reveille, apple o’s, milkman
john coltrane - my favorite things, giant steps, a love supreme
television - marquee moon
the ramones - rocket to russia
richard hell - blank generation
the runaways - the runaways
throbbing gristle - the second annual report
melvins - bullhead
bowie - changesbowie (compliation)
stereolab - mars audiac quintet, emperor tomato ketchup, dots and loops
the b-52’s - the b-52’s
joy division + new order - total (compilation)
joanna newsom - milk eyed mender, Ys
thelonious monk - genius of modern music vol 1
andrew hill - point of departure
charles mingus - blues and roots, mingus ah um, the black saint and the sinner lady
professor longhair - all time favorites, new orleans piano, rocknroll gumbo
yo la tengo - painful, and then nothing turned itself inside out
rolo tomassi - time will die and love will bury it
sex pistols - never mind the bollocks etc
patti smith - horses
meredith monk - dolmen music
laurie anderson - big science, mr.heartbreak
animal collective - sung tongs
sonny rollins - saxophone colossus
magik markers - a panegyric to the things i do not understand

some composers off the top of my head

iannis xenakis
gyorgy ligeti
john cage
arvo pärt
john taverne
philip glass
leos janacek (i can’t spell this one)

ok... maybe one of those will stick. i will add/edit as suggestions come to mind

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