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Lend me your ears... [Aug. 22nd, 2007|11:09 pm]
I am interesed in getting some new music, and I'd like your advice.

I'm looking for stuff to get lost in. Punk, Pop, Electronic, Heavy, Classical, Folk, Clezmer, Blues, Whatever. If the album gets in your head, I'd like to hear about it.

The last few things I've picked up have been Evanescence, Bare Naked Ladies, Bowling for Soup, Weird Al, and Gogol Bordello. I really enjoy all of them. So let me know of a band, album, song, and I will go and check it out.

[User Picture]From: kalikanzara
2007-08-23 04:37 am (UTC)
Qntal www.qntal.com - I'm still really, really enjoying this. The most recent album is Dead Can Dance crossed with BT, maybe?
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[User Picture]From: suibhne_geilt
2007-08-23 01:22 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, yes. We loves the QNTAL - love it. I've got all five albums.
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[User Picture]From: evilevi
2007-08-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
You should share some of your QNTAL goodness with me! I like what I've heard a lot but haven't managed to obtain any albums yet.
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From: iggadigga
2007-08-23 04:38 am (UTC)
Check out a band named Enon.

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[User Picture]From: razrangel
2007-08-23 04:42 am (UTC)
Amy Winehouse and Lacuna Coil. The former sounds like a boozed up Etta James and the latter is well...an Italian metal band with a gorgeous, opera-trained frontwoman (most of her singing is in English).
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2007-08-23 05:19 am (UTC)
I ran across Mission of Burma's The Obliterati (2006) at the very beginning of this month and several of its songs are still stuck in my head.
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[User Picture]From: strangemodegirl
2007-08-23 07:36 am (UTC)
If you want punk, I can make you some awesome mixes.
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[User Picture]From: liminalia
2007-08-23 11:49 am (UTC)
Collide is a good electronica act that reminds me of Recoil. Morgan recommends My Chemical Romance. I'll second the Qntal rec above. Of course, you probably already know about my love for the Dresden Dolls.
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[User Picture]From: evilevi
2007-08-23 12:08 pm (UTC)
I've been really enjoying the new Interpol album. Rasputina's latest and Melora Creager's solo album are both amazing. The Secret Meeting's first album (with members of both Curve and Collide) just came out and is rightly named Ultrashiver. Emilie Simon kind of reminds me of Bjork at times or almost Tori Amos at others and some of her stuff I just can't think of comparisons. Bowery Electric's album Lush Life is good mellow trip-hop in the same general vein as Portishead but with a different feel. And I just got Ego Likeness's latest album The Order of the Reptile, which is more goth club electronic but with gorgeous female vocals. Ok, I'll stop now.
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[User Picture]From: evilevi
2007-08-23 01:58 pm (UTC)
I have to revise my description of Ego Likeness after listening to it in the car on the way to work. It's got far too many guitars to really be considered electronic, but it's still got that feel. And I think the best way to describe the vocals is "enchanting".
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[User Picture]From: brendand
2007-08-23 12:19 pm (UTC)
I've been diggin' hard core on Linkin Park lately. You've probably heard some of their music on the radio, but I think the best stuff is the music that doesn't make the airwaves.
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[User Picture]From: suibhne_geilt
2007-08-23 01:24 pm (UTC)
Allow me to pimp up some of the fine local bands you may like, too:

Null Device, Excursions
The Sensuous Enemy, Deadly Sins
Stochastic Theory, Opposite Extremes
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[User Picture]From: buccaneer
2007-08-23 01:39 pm (UTC)

Lost in...

Van Morrison's "Healing Game" and "Magic Time" albums
Cheb Mami's "Meli Meli" album (rai music kicks ass)
David Gray's "Life In Slow Motion"
Stars' "Set Yourself on Fire"
Bif Naked's "Superbeautifulmonster"
Golden Smog's "Another Fine Day"
Steve Earle's "Trancendental Blues"
Howlin' Wolf- “His Best “ (has "Moanin' After Midnight on it, which sends chills every time I hear it), Sonny Boy Williamson “His Best” Hell, anything that was featured on Chess was excellent- and get anything by Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Walter, Leadbelly, John Lee Hooker (hey, check out his mirror album to Healing Game called "Don't Look Back"), and to heck with Amy Winehouse, get the original Etta James.

And then there's Mozart...
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[User Picture]From: abmann
2007-08-23 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'm big on Dresden Dolls [Gothy Punky Rock] now and Goldfrapp [Gothy Techno].

And I love everything Our Lady Peace [Alt rock] has ever done ever. EvAR!
Oh. And Juno Reactor [electronica].
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[User Picture]From: buccaneer
2007-08-23 04:10 pm (UTC)
OLP's album "Age of Spiritual Machines" and "Gravity" are favorites of mine.
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[User Picture]From: mplsfish
2007-08-23 02:00 pm (UTC)
I like about half the things you named as current interests and I also really dig The Waifs and Jalan Crossland. Both are modern evolutions of folk and crossland is countryish and very clever.
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[User Picture]From: nidea
2007-08-23 02:43 pm (UTC)
Klezmer is with a k.

I can make you some classical/folk/international mixes! And then if you like 'em you can ask for more...

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[User Picture]From: wenhaver
2007-08-23 04:11 pm (UTC)
We've been listening to Bloc Party a lot lately. Also loves me some Iron & Wine (especially since he's been calming my 2 year old since birth). I put Air's "Run" on my summer 07 CD, and I'm kind of obsessed with that whole Air album.
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[User Picture]From: tanac
2007-08-23 06:37 pm (UTC)
E Nomine - Finsternis (crunchy German electric/heavy wonderfulness)
Cowboy Mouth - Are you with me?
Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm (sort of mamba, but quirky and wonderful)

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[User Picture]From: jklumpp
2007-08-24 01:58 am (UTC)
I've got a couplefew groups.

On the Roots/Rock (folk rock) side of things
The Levellers
Hothouse Flowers

On the "If you like Barenaked Ladies" side:
Moxy Fruvous

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[User Picture]From: laffingbuddha
2007-08-24 02:16 pm (UTC)
I ditto the Qntal, there's also Gnarls Barkley and Land of the Loops. All good stuff.
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[User Picture]From: bibliofile
2007-08-25 09:44 am (UTC)
If you like Gogol Bordello, you might like Balkan Beat Box. They're similar in a perpendicular kind of way (and I think they collaborated on something).
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[User Picture]From: donnelkh
2007-08-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
Fort Minor - dance-y but dark.
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