|20 Bands I "discovered" In 2013|
Somehow I never jumped onto the Spotify bandwagon when it was first released, but now I'm kinda kicking myself. Through the usage of Spotify, these 20 bands are now staples in my collection. Band, followed by the album I've enjoyed the most so far by them.
Wow. Not sure why, but I confused these guys with Television Personalities, which I listened to, and never revisited. Big mistake on my part, this album's incredible.
I used to think Fugazi was a group of Japanese guys all banging drums and yelling at each other. It was a pitiful assumption, and one I greatly regret. Heard "Full Disclosure" and instantly had to get this. Now I'm a Fugazi fan.
Dunno how this one got past me so many years. Wire's promoted so heavily on a lot of blogs that I read. Just never took the time to listen to them. Pink Flag and Charis Missing are most excellent.
|4|| ||The Fire Show|
Saint the Fire Show
Was surprised to see this one with so few "fans." It's like what the Postal Service would sound like if they were on crack and weren't actually hipsters.
|5||The Soft Boys|
I'd heard Robyn Hitchcock before, at Bonnaroo, but nothing really stood out about his set. Now having heard this, I'm a fan of his work.
Double Nickels on the Dime
"Corona" played on one of my random playlists and I dug it.
Without the "Related Artists" tab, I'd have never found half these. Opening track "I Hate the Kids" is one of the best openers I've heard in quite some time.
Is This Real?
This one I had to dig for actually. Spotify only has some covers album and I heard "nothing left to lose" so I dug further in cyberspace to find the box set of the Wipers with their first three albums. At 15 bucks it was a total steal as these guys are great, very underrated.
Another discovery through the usage of "Related Artists." I must be in a Brit-pop mood lately. Whatever the reason, "Anything Could Happen" hooked me.
|10||Les Savy Fav|
Another one of those heavily lauded bands that I just never took the time to listen to. Almost 30 now and I feel like I've missed so much.
|11||The Beta Band|
The Three EPs
"Dry the Rain" just happened to randomly show up on a playlist and I had to have more.
|12||The Holydrug Couple|
A solid recommendation based off of my enjoyment of Tame Impala.
The Singles Collection 1979-2012
I know it's merely a singles compilation but it was a great introduction to another band that I'd heard good things about but without Spotify had never decided to listen to.
Singles Going Steady
How the hell did I miss this one? You'd think with all of my favorite punk acts I'd have taken the 40 minutes necessary to listen to this, but no, I'm a retard and didn't.
|15||Gang of Four|
Here's an example of why you should give an album more than one listen. First time around, didn't like it. Second time around, liked it. Also depends on how you're listen to it for the first time. I suggest headphones (good ones).
|17||The Paper Chase|
Now You Are One of Us
Typically this isn't my type of music. But I just happened upon "We Know Where you Sleep" and it felt very... Modest Mousey? Not as far as lyrical content, but the style seemed to emulate a similar sound.
Dunno if you've realized this yet but I like punk, and I've done extensive digging for 70s/80s punk that may have been overlooked while the Ramones and the Clash were dominating. X is very underrated.
|19||The Stone Roses|
The Stone Roses
I should be shot for never listening to this until 2013. Excellent album.
The Good Earth
I'd listened to Crazy Rhythms a few years ago, but didn't really care for it (at the time). Stumbled upon them again, this time with Good Earth, and now I'm listening to both albums again.