OT: Music Recommendations for Some MGoBloggers
And that's a creepy video.
I guess this is as good a place as any to post this. I was hoping someone might consider using this in a hype video for the football team this year.
I've been following the Dirty Heads for over 5 years. They have a pretty diverse sound that ranges from reggae to hip hop to slow acoustic jams. Some songs have NSFW language while others are more like radio pop.
This is the title track off their new album which was just released a few weeks ago. I think there is a lot of imagery in the lyrics that could be used for our football team.
For those that listen to 89X, their song "My Sweet Summer" is played about 83 times a day.
Yeah they are really trying to force that as a summer hit song. It's not even in my top 5 favorite songs on the album unfortunately.
so you don't currently work for her, but this will be used as a part of your resume/portfolio.
When you've joined the Medicare Generation, resumes and portfolios won't be an important consideration for you.
You claim to have eclectic musical taste, but when it comes to sports you're as narrow-minded as they come.
Not that interesting
I'm so glad you said tupac is the greatest rapper ever and not the greatest lyricist who ever rapped...
I like boff o dem
Above & Beyond blew me away at EDC this year
Who else had a song tagged by Pac and biggy?
Pac and biggy autocorrects to Pat and boggy, which falls into the Irish genre you mentioned
G funk had some definite classics and Pac is one of the greatest. Above the Law's Black Mafia Life and Uncle Sam's curse are soo damn funky. Dj Quik, SCC, Dre and Snoop, Warren G, Dangerous crew, were all dope. Pac was one of the greats, and his first few albums, Strictly for my N*****, 2pacolypse and Me against the world are incredible. I liked All eyes on me, but half of that album was garbage, the other half classic. How can you diss the east coast though? Give me Gangstarr, Wu-Tang, Rakim, Krs and Tribe any day of the week. Even down south used to be dope as hell. 8ball and MJG, Scarface, Big Mike, UGK. Every coast back in the early 90's was legit in my book
Wants to get funked up!
Sam Hunt was the QB at Middle Tenn ST & UAB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA_e2OK9Nf8
I prefer this one.
Too many screaming women! I like rock music from '00s and before but in the past two to three years it has gotten worse. A few good bands are out there like five finger death punch but a bunch of junk is out there now!
I'll put Lzzy Hale against any current rock front man though
If you like country I suggest Brantley Gilbert's latest album Just As I Am. I've gotten into country lately as a change of pace and have really enjoyed it.
Try Jamey Johnson for a more authentic country sound and Sturgill Simpson is a new guy getting some attention after a couple really good albums. Country radio has changed alot as the majority of it is pretty much pop now.
I like Brantley's style because it's more rock than anything else. I'm not huge in the traditional stuff. There definitely is a huge variety of country sounds.
Sturgill Simpson is a badass.
I love when these threads come along... I'll recommend almost anything except country.
Alternative/Indie Rock: Spoon (new album dropping the fifth of Aug.), Cold War Kids, The Shins, Vampire Weekend, St. Lucia, Future Islands (more of a synth sound), Phoenix, Portugal. the Man, MGMT (trippy), Arctic Monkeys, Magic Man, Foster the People, Broken Bells, Bon Iver, Avett Brothers (folk/bluegrass rock sound), Bad Suns, Franz Ferdinand, and The Black Keys
In terms of synth rock: Chvrches, Broods, Purity Ring, John Maus, Rudimental, and the Naked and Famous
I saw the listing for hip-hop, so hopefully that includes rap... Not a huge rap guy, but here are the guys that I listen to: Danny Brown, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg, and Kendrick Lamar.
One of the advantages of having been born when Harry Truman was President of the United States is that I've enjoyed listening to the evolution of popular music and getting introduced to music from all over the world.
While I'm no fan of country, rap or opera, and the only classical album I've ever bought was one that had a recording of the 1812 Overture, I'll give almost any kind of music a try.
Agreed on St. Lucia, they're an incredible band based in NYC. Kind of a mix of m83 & Passion Pit. Just saw them a few weeks ago in Michigan and they put on a hell of a performance too.
Their entire When The Night album is fantastic.
Danny Brown's alright... he's odd-looking, but he spits okay... earl sweatshirt's pretty nice lately, especially now that his voice has bassed-down a bit... I can't do anything with Kendrick Lamar, though... I'm trying to figure out what the hype is about... perhaps I'm too old to understand why his skills are seen as superior to and more marketable than somebody like pharoahe monch...
If you're into folk/indie music, everybody should check out the new album from Australian duo, Angus & Julia Stone.
New album is produced by Rick Rubin and comes out August 1st (digital) or August 5th (physical).
Note: I can't make the same disclaimer OP did, but I'm confident in the quality of this record. It's one of my favorite albums of 2014 so far...
Ultraviolet Hippopotamus (from Grand Rapids), Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass, The Mantras....
Just saw the Mantras at the Tonic Room in Chicago on Saturday night. Pretty damn impressive show- they took maybe 90 seconds total across 3 "set breaks" but basically played non-stop for 2+ hours.
Is performing at Meijer Gardens tomorrow night, for all you "west siders"
Also for the Westsiders: if you're into folk, go see The Crane Wives at Founders on Saturday
Has nice tits
Nothing More. Play on repeat until you or your machine breaks, whichever comes first
That hype video was the start of hype videos for me...still watch it and "2010 michigan football pump up" before the season and games...still gets me, everytime
It's probably not quite hype video worthy, but I have been rediscovering my rather impressive collection of Tangerine Dream albums lately, as well as Yellow Magic Orchestra. Definitely dated stuff by today's techno / progressive rock standards, but these two groups were innovators back in the day. I actually had Tangerine Dream's 1981 album "Exit" playing a little bit ago...
For hype video music I've suggested a song by Steve Wynn, a founding member of the Los Angeles based 80s band The Dream Syndicate, from his album Static Transmission with The Miracle 3, Amphetamine.
There's a good version of Amphetamine on YouTube from a live set played at SXSW in 2011.
If hip hop has gotten bland to you, a fresh voice that most people have never heard is homeboy sandman... no two songs he's made sound the same and he's quite the clever linguist... and you could always try Aesop rock (not a$ap fucking rocky), who's not new by any means, but is also lesser known commodity...
I got turned on to Homeboy Sandman through his collaboration with Kalae All Day (now Kalae Nouveau) on this song:
2014 albums I've bought:
1. Beck - Morning Phase
2. Black Keys - Turn Blue
3. Jack White - Lazaretto
Beck's and Jack White's are amazing. Black Keys' is different from their norm...
I saw Jenny Lewis's show recently. It was swell.
Good little mashup that will stick with you. https://soundcloud.com/djearworm/dj-earworm-hands-only-cpr-mashup
The latest Old 97's, anything by The Bottle Rockets, Neil Young International Harvesters, anything by Alejandro Escovedo and the first Stone Roses
Only Built For Cuban Links. Best album ever put out by the Wu-Tang Clan.
the purple tape...
Yep. You just press play and sit back and listen. It almost plays out like a movie in your mind. To this day, whenever it rains Rainy Dayz gets stuck in my head.
Some artists that I've been listening to a lot lately and recommend.
Hip Hop: Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, The Pharcyde, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, Wu Tang Clan (and solo albums), Outkast, Joey Badass, etc.
Rock: My Morning Jacket, Black Keys, Wilco, Morphine, The Black Crowes, The Velvet Underground, The Allman Brothers Band (especially given their retirement this year), Primus, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin (re-mastered ablums are worth it with the bonus material), The Wood Brothers, Frank Zappa (start with the album Hot Rats or Joe's Garage and work your way through his stranger material. Amazing artist), and The Band
Jazz: Mahavishnu Orchestra (Holy Fusion), Medeski Martin and Wood, Coltrane, etc.
Bluegrass/Country: Ryan Bingham, Railroad Earth, the Infamous Stringdusters
Funk: Parliament and Funkadelic, the New Mastersounds, Herbie Hancock (Head Hunters stuff), Lettuce, the Meters, and Galactic.
I can't get enough of Galactic these days. Dying to see them in concert.
Love this collaboration with one of my favorite MC's, Lyrics Born:
Dan Deacon - an electronic artist I've been listening to lately. It's electronic, but it's easy to "get." Just an awesome sound. "True Thrush" and "Paddling Ghost" are good tracks to start with.
Of Montreal - I'm a little late to this party, but they're the realest, freshest psychadelic rock I've heard in a while. "Belle Glade Missionaries" is a good start. ***Touring this fall
Los Campesino - Rock band with a lot of electronic beats + synths. Great sound, pretty upbeat. Start with "By Your Hand."
Jamestown Revival - Utah is a fantastic album. Saw these guys live at a tiny venue in Cincinnati and was blown away. Really talented guys. Anyone who likes the folksy/acoustic sound should listen to these guys.
Josh Abbot Band
Green River Ordinance
In the Rock genre, the ones I'm listening to lately that haven't already been mentioned are J. Roddy Walston & the Blues - Essential Tremors. Really good album that I only recently discovered. I've also been listening a ton to the REM Unplugged 1991/2001 collection released recently.
J Roddy Walston and the BUSINESS is pretty much all I've listened to for the past few months. Great new album and some other good tunes as well. Apparently they put on quite a good live show.
My bad (obviously)! I was just mindlessly typing here at work and didn't bother proofreading my post. Thanks for the correction.
Next time they're close I'll definitely go see them. Stumbled upon them via Google Music app's "related artists" section and fell in love. Take It As It comes plays pretty much daily on my phone.
J roddy has been on nonstop rotation since I saw them at Bonnaroo this year and they tore it up there, both performances. Essential tremors is great and their self titled album, the one that proceeded Essential Tremors, is fantastic as well. They offer a brand of old school, mostly piano driven rock and roll. Highly recommended
Another Hip Hop recommendation, the Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith w/ Dan the Automator) album Dr. Octagonecologyst. Strange, trippy, weird alt-hip hop. The beats and lyrics are different, but gripping and very different from anything you've heard.
Here is a specific list of some of my favorite female singers at this moment:
Chvrches has quickly become one of my favorite groups. There is not a song on The Bones of What You Believe that I do not like. I've been listening to the album basically since it came out and still find every track amazing. Since you are a fan of groups with female vocalists, I'll recommend the group Broods... Relatively new...They are dropping an album soon and have released a very strong EP as well.
I love female vocalists, especially when it is of the synth pop variety.
Thanks for the recommendation, I'm going to check them out. Looks like they are from NZ. There has been lots of great dream-pop type music coming from AUS and NZ this year.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are pretty darn awesome
So are Strunz and Farah, a very eclectic classical guitar duo with rock, jazz, flamenco, latin influences.
I've been listening to these guys a lot lately.
The War On Drugs - lost in the dream
Best I've heard this yr.
Maurice Ravel's "Bolero"
It's perfect for, well, you know.
Progressive atmospheric technical death metal. Surely I'm not the only one. Am I the only one?
How about Opeth?
Long time fan of theirs. I like the older stuff the best, Morningrise and Blackwater Park especially.
You're not the only one. Big death metal fan here. Not a huge fan of Fallujah, but I'll be seeing them in a few weeks on the Summer Slaughter Tour.
These threads always make me feel old. Most of the bands that get posted I've never even heard of, and when I check some of them out on youtube, they make me wish I didn't have ears.
Right. I feel out of the loop until I check into some of the bands listed, and then I'm glad to be out of the loop. I'm not saying there aren't some good bands out there, but most of the major label and mainstream stuff is just empty throwaway garbage. No substance, no soul.
To the asshole frantically downvoting every post in here:
It wasn't me
I like me some Gary Clark Jr. Album is called Black and Blu. He is amazing on guitar. I saw him at Bonnaroo a few years back. Also his voice is incredible. Highly recommend it.
Last year we bonded over 21 Pilots and Jake Bugg, (which got her into some Johhny Cash, Dylan) and The Cure. She was so inspired that she bought an electric guitar and is getting pretty good :)
Looking forward to Artic Monkeys, Black Keys and The Kooks this year's year show.
I like the old school bands that are really talented musicians such as Rush and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer but realize my breed is dying off,lol...
Give em a shot
but I'm just catching up with some old jam bands. love Umphrey McGee, moe and even some old Widespread Panic. Still enjoy Trey on guitar regardless of who he's playing with. Phish live is still like going back to the 70's to see a Dead show.
In a band that does old classic rock - so I still find that a great way to feel great!
I've seen those four bands more times than I care to admit. I'm debating going to see Phish in Charlotte this Friday. They are always a good time, and from the recordings I've heard of this summer tour so far, they sound on point. Add to the fact that "Fuego" is their best studio effort in a long time, and they are a must see for me this summer.