|UserSoundoffs 1Album Ratings 80Objectivity 75%Last Active 03-29-09 2:31 pmJoined 07-17-08Forum Posts 11Review Comments 176
Alright, my girlfriend prettymuch listens to anything shitty on the radio, so I promised her I'd try to introduce her to some "different", we shall say, music. I want to get some good tunes without going totally bizarre. Help?
|Neutral Milk Hotel|
|Good suggestions. |
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Radiohead - Kid A
Bjork - Homogenic
Muse-Origin of Symmetry
|Arcturus- The Sham Mirros. |
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
Ben Folds - Ben Folds Live
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
Minus the Bear - Menos El Oso
|dredg and Oceansize|
|Ugh, some of you have absolutely no pop sensibility at all.|
Radiohead - The Bends
Damien Rice - O
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
Say Anything - ...Is A Real Boy
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
The National - Boxer
Are all good starting points.
|Hmmm...anything on the radio? Try these alternatives to genres on the radio:|
Pop: Rachel Loy, old Alanis M., Deana Carter
Pop-Punk: Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Blink-182
Mainstream Rap: Pharoahe Monch, Outkast, Eminem (the older, the better), almost any 90's hip-hop...but I doubt she listens to radio rap for its relevancy...
Radio Rock: 10 Years, Radiohead, Muse, 90's stuff (Oasis, Third Eye Blind, etc.)
Harder Radio Rock: Disturbed, Deftones, A Perfect Circle or Tool, System of a Down
Alternative Country: Clark Country, Nickel Creek, Deana Carter (again)
General good music: Fair To Midland, Arcade Fire, Thrice, Brand New, Bright Eyes, Gnarls Barkley, mewithout You
|^You realise half the shit you mentioned is the stuff she'll already be listening to?|
Stuff he mentioned that she might not have heard and are worth checking out because they're vaguely accessible - the harder rock stuff apart from Disturbed (although Deftones could take some getting used to...same to Tool).
And everything he mentioned in general good music.
|Perhaps she does, but he said she listens to "shitty" mainstream stuff, and those artists are ones that I don't find too shitty...so if she's listening to that stuff already, it's a good starting point to get into even better music.|
Also...I recommended pop-punk and still forgot some of my favorites, namely Mae, Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids, Days Away and such.
Got one more artist, too: Johnny Cash. Every single person in the world should be able to get down on some Cash.
|Worship - Dooom|
|thx for all the help..|
all good suggestions (even Arcturus?), but based on our collective tastes-
i think i'll go somethin like...
and maybe some Anberlin or Jimy Eat World
|There's nothing like some quality thought provoking avant garde to light up your day to be honest.|
Thrice, Eyes Set To Kill, Stars, 1997 for more realistic indie/pop bands that need to be heard. 3 Inches Of Blood too.
|Definitely agree with Deja Entendu. And if it's not too weird; Brother, Sister by mewithoutYou. I've showed them to some really mainstream people who actually really liked them.|