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Under Appreciated Genres

After messin around on Lastfm, rym, and other sites for a while you notice how many awesome little known genres there are. Just going to shed some light on a couple of my favorites.
1Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning


Rock In Opposition (RIO) was a movement in the 70s. It was basically an avant- garde mish mash of prog, jazz, classical, and other cool stuff. Check it out if you're tired of the same ol sympho prog ish. Start with Henry Cow and listen to anything Fred Frith related.
2Samla Mammas Manna
Maltid
3Univers Zero
Ceux du Dehors
4Present
Triskaidekaphobie
5Aksak Maboul
Un peu de l'ame des bandits
6Thinking Plague
In Extremis
7Art Zoyd
Phase IV
8Art Bears
The World As It Is Today
9The Science Group
A Mere Coincidence
10Etron Fou Leloublan
Batelages
11No New York
No New York


No Wave was another movement that was at its height in the late 70s. It was kind of a reaction to the poppier New Wave and Punk Rock stuff that was big at the time. A more noisy, dissonant, style of music. Start with this Brian Eno produced comp and if you like what you hear check out the bands on it further.
12James Chance and the Contortions
Buy
13Teenage Jesus and the Jerks
Everything
14DNA
DNA on DNA
15Mars (NY)
The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
16Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1
17Massacre [N.Y.]
Killing Time
18Theoretical Girls
Theoretical Record


More Branca
19The Golden Palominos
The Golden Palominos


John Zorn, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell and others messin around
20Sightings
Arrived in Gold


Just a note before we move on. Early Swans and Sonic Youth are also associated with No Wave so listen to that shit if you havent already.
21Siekiera
Nowa Aleksandria


From one wave to another. Coldwave was yet another late 70s shining genre. Kind of a post-punky sound that relied more on eerie synth sounds.
22Republika
Nowe sytuacje
23Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past
24Asylum Party
Borderline
25KaS Product
Try Out
26Magma
Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh


Zeuhl was a weird little thing. Christian Vander of Magma created his own language. Thats some gangsta shit. Zeuhl was a form of avant-prog that was just really interesting.
27Eskaton
4 Visions
28Dun
Eros
29Weidorje
Weidorje
30Koenjihyakkei
Nivraym
31 Eider Stellaire
Eider Stellaire
32Bondage Fruit
Bondage Fruit
33Ruins [JPN]
Burning Stone
3416 Horsepower
Secret South


Gothic Country isnt like the country you're thinking of. Its dark, can rock, and has an experimental edge. Give em a try and see what you think.
35Woven Hand
Consider the Birds
36Jay Munly
Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots
37Current 93
All the Pretty Little Horses


Neofolk is another overlooked genre on here. Kind of a mix between folk and industrial that began in the 80s.
38Sol Invictus
In the Rain
39Death in June
Rose Clouds of Holocaust
40Peter Brotzmann
Machine Gun


Free Jazz. May sound like a bunch of fucks if you arent into jazz, but once it clicks free jazz can be damn great.
41Don Cherry
Eternal Rhythm
42Noah Howard
The Black Ark
43Area
Arbeit Macht Frei


And finally just a couple great avant-prog albums.
44 U Totem
45Hermann Szobel
Szobel
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