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  • That_Guy wrote: »
    Anyone care to recommend me a band/album. Listening to a lot of Editors, Brand New and Interpol lately.

    Closer by Joy Division the finest album in the history of popular music.




  • Just looking for a few recommendations from these bands....I call them my "1 CD" bands as I bought one of their better known albums and never really discovered anything else by them. The ones I have are....

    Elliot Smith - XO
    Bright Eyes - Cassadega
    Wilco - Summerteeth
    Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

    Any recommendations from their back catalogues would be great (or indeed any other similar artists) Cheers!:)




  • Just looking for a few recommendations from these bands....I call them my "1 CD" bands as I bought one of their better known albums and never really discovered anything else by them. The ones I have are....

    Elliot Smith - XO
    Bright Eyes - Cassadega
    Wilco - Summerteeth
    Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

    Any recommendations from their back catalogues would be great (or indeed any other similar artists) Cheers!:)

    From the same artists, you have to try

    Elliott Smith - From a Basement on a Hill

    Band of Horses - Cease to Begin and Infinite Arms are both, I reckon, better than Everything all the Time, absolutely fantastic albums!

    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    Bright Eyes - I'd probably go for Lifted next, and then Fevers and Mirrors

    If you like those, I'd imagine you would like (If you don't already),

    The National - Alligator or Boxer,
    Bonnie Prince Billy - I see a darkness,
    Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky,
    Dan Mangan - Nice, nice, very nice,
    Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight,
    Midlake - The trials of Van Occupanther,
    The Mountain Goats - We shall all be healed,
    Okkervil River - The Stage Names,
    Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns,
    Sun kil Moon - Ghosts of the great highway,
    Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary




  • Monkey61 wrote: »
    From the same artists, you have to try

    Elliott Smith - From a Basement on a Hill

    Band of Horses - Cease to Begin and Infinite Arms are both, I reckon, better than Everything all the Time, absolutely fantastic albums!

    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    Bright Eyes - I'd probably go for Lifted next, and then Fevers and Mirrors

    If you like those, I'd imagine you would like (If you don't already),

    The National - Alligator or Boxer,
    Bonnie Prince Billy - I see a darkness,
    Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky,
    Dan Mangan - Nice, nice, very nice,
    Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight,
    Midlake - The trials of Van Occupanther,
    The Mountain Goats - We shall all be healed,
    Okkervil River - The Stage Names,
    Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns,
    Sun kil Moon - Ghosts of the great highway,
    Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

    I have The National and Bonnie Prince Billy out of that list, but I'll defo check out the rest, cheers!!




  • Been listening to a lot of Passion Pit lately, with Naked & Famous and Phoenix to complement them.

    Any suggestions as to other such bands that can expand my library with this kind of music? :)


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  • Been listening to a lot of Passion Pit lately, with Naked & Famous and Phoenix to complement them.

    Any suggestions as to other such bands that can expand my library with this kind of music? :)

    Give Zoot Woman a go:





  • Can anyone recommend a "4ofus" album. i know they are not quite alternative, but they haven't been maindstream for a while now....




  • seachto7 wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a "4ofus" album. i know they are not quite alternative, but they haven't been maindstream for a while now....

    Heaven & Earth, released around 2003 I think. Not a huge fan or anything but I like that album.




  • Ruth Copeland - I am what I am

    Excellent old school Funk. Look out for her cover of Gimme Shelter.


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  • The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
    Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl
    Unquiet Nights - 21st Century Redemption Songs




  • Here are a few: For starters "Elbow" are amazing try "leaders of the free world" for starters. "Doves" album "the last broadcast" is an all time classic. There's loads of class irish bands out too at the moment try "the ambience affair"s "burials". I could keep going for years!!




  • Heaven & Earth, released around 2003 I think. Not a huge fan or anything but I like that album.

    Voice on the radio and midnight gospel choir are amazing songs!!!




  • Just looking for a few recommendations from these bands....I call them my "1 CD" bands as I bought one of their better known albums and never really discovered anything else by them. The ones I have are....

    Elliot Smith - XO
    Bright Eyes - Cassadega
    Wilco - Summerteeth
    Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

    Any recommendations from their back catalogues would be great (or indeed any other similar artists) Cheers!:)

    Band of horses- cease to begin. is amazing
    Elliot Smith-Either/or. essential listening!!!




  • Just looking for a few recommendations from these bands....I call them my "1 CD" bands as I bought one of their better known albums and never really discovered anything else by them. The ones I have are....

    Elliot Smith - XO
    Bright Eyes - Cassadega
    Wilco - Summerteeth
    Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

    Any recommendations from their back catalogues would be great (or indeed any other similar artists) Cheers!:)


    Elliott Smith - Figure 8
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and get the DVD on the making of it, (I am Trying to Break Your Heart)
    Bright Eyes - Digital Ash

    Basically get anything by Elliott and Wilco (go Yankee -> Ghost is Born )




  • seldomseen wrote: »
    Band of horses- cease to begin. is amazing
    Elliot Smith-Either/or. essential listening!!!

    Band of Horses are one of the worlds most underated bands - try The National or solo stuff like Josh Ritter for more brillance!




  • Albums i can listen through to the end have to be Elliot Smith - XO and either/or, Neutral Milk Hotel - aeroplane over the sea, Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer, Beatles - Abbey road,maybe white album bar julia, RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik, by the way, californication, Pixies - Doolittle, Big Star No.1 Record.....got tonnes more but i think thats enough to suffice,these are all insane albums you can listen right through and id recomend to anyone except some need a few listens to really get into it

    Also being a 17 year old growing up in a world of mostly painful music im glad i avoided it :)




  • lordgoat wrote: »
    Might like these too.



    omg lordgoat. that song was totally awesome. you have excellent taste in music.




  • omg lordgoat. that song was totally awesome. you have excellent taste in music.

    i just spent the last 30mins trying to figure out what i posted AOL in response to.

    If you like their other stuff they are back touring this year.




  • hi,

    after downloading (legally) the soundtrack to the film "Drive" i was just wondering if the kind folks in the "alternative" forum can point me in the right direction or give me some advice on trying to find some more similar music to the film

    i.e







    i cant even figure out the genre. Alternative, electronica. Or something my old head hasnt heard of yet (im 30, so surely not that old yet :rolleyes:)

    any help would be great


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  • The War on Drugs, album: Slave Ambient.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUNSaSkDNKQ

    Kurt Viles old band.
    Playing Dublin soon.




  • Everything by Death cab for Cutie




  • lordgoat wrote: »
    Elliott Smith - Figure 8
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and get the DVD on the making of it, (I am Trying to Break Your Heart)
    Bright Eyes - Digital Ash

    Basically get anything by Elliott and Wilco (go Yankee -> Ghost is Born )

    Seconded. But I would suggest Either/Or instead of Figure 8 (although Figure 8 is great too).
    hi,

    after downloading (legally) the soundtrack to the film "Drive" i was just wondering if the kind folks in the "alternative" forum can point me in the right direction or give me some advice on trying to find some more similar music to the film

    i cant even figure out the genre. Alternative, electronica. Or something my old head hasnt heard of yet (im 30, so surely not that old yet :rolleyes:)

    any help would be great

    The Chromatics? Not sure if they were on the soundtrack. And get Desire's II.




  • hi, i was just wondering if the kind folks in the "alternative" forum can point me in the right direction or give me some advice on trying to find some more similar music to the film

    any help would be great









  • Hospitality-Hospitality

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    Got a bit of a Belle and Sebastian vibe in places.




  • Glad to see a lot of National fans here :)

    If you want a similar band to them, (with more distortion and a singer not too dissimiliar to Michael Stipe!), try Interpol. Such an amazing, underrated band. Turn On The Bright Lights, they're first album, is stunning, check it out! It takes a few listens to get into it, but once you do, you won't regret it!




  • lewisdhead wrote: »
    Hospitality-Hospitality
    Got a bit of a Belle and Sebastian vibe in places.
    I found them to be a very run-of-the-mill indiepop band. They're doing what has been done far better by a lot of bands. Check out Allo Darlin' instead, their self-titled debut was my favourite album of 2010 and they have a new one on the way very soon.




  • Zero1986 wrote: »
    I found them to be a very run-of-the-mill indiepop band. They're doing what has been done far better by a lot of bands. Check out Allo Darlin' instead, their self-titled debut was my favourite album of 2010 and they have a new one on the way very soon.

    Good recommenation. Took a punt on the new album. Still think Hosptality are a bit better than "run of the mill". Not saying it's groundbreaking or anything, just not so throw away. But liked what I am hearing from Allo Darlin.

    Apologies for being a month late with the reply.:D


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  • lewisdhead wrote: »
    Good recommenation. Took a punt on the new album. Still think Hosptality are a bit better than "run of the mill". Not saying it's groundbreaking or anything, just not so throw away. But liked what I am hearing from Allo Darlin.

    Apologies for being a month late with the reply.:D
    The Hospitality album is still good enough, but it still sounds a bit underwhelming in comparison to stuff released by the likes of Allo Darlin' or Camera Obscura. Both Allo Darlin' albums are awesome though.

    Also if you're looking for more stuff along similar lines check out the new album by Welsh band The School called Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything. It's very 60's pop-inspired and it's as addictive as fuck.



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