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05.21.12 New Here. Recs?

New Here. Recs?

I've been browsing Sputnik for a while without an account and I've been looking to get into more rmusic. I have a few bands that I'm really into, but find it hard to get into others. I guess I'm just rlooking for some other bands to be brought to my attention. I can be kind of picky, so I don't rknow how much good will come of this. Anyway, here goes.
1Silversun Pickups

I'll start off with a (hopefully) simple one. I've always liked these guys, I enjoy the kind of dreamy tone and occasional spazz-outs.
2Rise Against
Siren Song of the Counter Culture

I don't know how many good recs I'll get for this. I can't really get into a lot of hardcore punk, like Pennywise or Black Flag. I guess Rise Against just does it in a way that no one else can. Maybe it's Tim's vocals. This, Revolutions Per Minute, and Sufferer and the Witness are all awesome.
3Cold War Kids
Robbers and Cowards

I'm having trouble finding modern bands that have a style similar to this album. It has some filler, but I love the style of it and the way Nathan uses his unique voice.
4The Fall of Troy

I would LOVE to find more bands that sound like this. This album is constantly changing from one idea to the next, and every instrument is super crazy all the time. They're probably the only ones that can do it that well, so I'm not really getting my hopes up.
The Illusion of Safety

Possibly my favorite album. The songs flow smoothly from one idea to the next, and the guitar work is absolutely wonderful.

Another great Thrice album. The creativity is off the charts. Songs are varied and sometimes reach unexpected climaxes. The Earth Will Shake is one of the best songs I've ever heard.

I don't really consider this up to par with the other Thrice albums I listed, but I like the style that they took with this album, and I'm glad they didn't continue in the style of the Alchemy Indexes, because most of the songs on there (Water disc especially) were honestly kind of boring to me. Anyway, I like this album, and the bluesy style was done well in my opinion.
8Mother Mother
O My Heart

I know there can't be many bands that match the style of Mother Mother, but I'm laying down the challenge for anyone that wants to try and find one. If you haven't heard of them, you should probably check them out.
9System of a Down
System of a Down

Another unique band that is probably next to impossible to rec for. Can't blame me for trying. One of my favorite albums, btw
10Protest the Hero

I really liked this album from these guys. Rody actually elevated his singing talents to match the technicality of the rest of the members. Favorite moment was him shouting "Everyone's naked!" in Sex Tapes.
11Maps & Atlases
Perch Patchwork

This took me a little while to get into. Once I listened a few more times, I began to see the beauty of all the instruments working together to create these songs. Haven't listened to any of their EPs before this, which from what I hear are quite different.
12Minus the Bear
Menos el Oso

Love this band. The keyboards mixed with the guitars are awesome, and they have some of the most creative riffs and hooks I've heard.
13The National

This is a tricky one. I've listened to this album a lot, because from what I understand, it's considered a masterpiece among many members on the site. I find it hard to get into, even after listening so many times. Maybe someone could rec some somewhat similar bands who might not be so hard to get into? I know that's a little vague, but do what you can.
14August Burns Red

This might be tricky too. I'm not into bands like Emmure or The Devil Wears Prada, but I really like August Burns Red. Maybe it's the same case as Rise Against, where they just have that special something that no one else in their genre has. Anyway, try to propose some good metal bands that I might like. No death metal plz
15The Gaslight Anthem
The 59 Sound

Absolutely love this band. They craft the most perfect songs, and Brian Fallon will pull your heartstrings. Not much to say other than that, good luck recommending a better band than this.
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