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#81 NewMarketSean

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:26 AM

Is a thread titled "The 5 best bands ever" really becoming a discussion about The Hold Steady? Really?
Well they're one of the five best. So why not?
I like them, but it's really weird for them to be a primary topic of a thread with this title.
Come on, you surprised? Pedro started it, now we're getting Pedro Hold Steady karaoke.
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:38 AM

I'll tell you what though, those two-to-three sentence lyric samples pretty much have me convinced that they are a top five band of all time.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:45 AM


No

ROFL. Weber slays me sometimes.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:56 AM

Not many newer bands are doing much for me. 

 

Maybe I'm getting old and curmudgeony.

 

Holy shit I am turning into Shack.

What do you typically listen to, and what new bands have you tried? If you're into indie/folk, check out The Head and the Heart and Of Monsters and Men. If you like country, try William Elliott Whitmore and Jamestown Revival. If you're more into singer/songwriter-ish stuff, try Dawes and the Avett Brothers (though both are bands, but are much more about the lyrics than the instruments). If you like rap and hip-hop, definitely go for Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly albums. If you tend to stay along the lines of classic rock... well, the new Mumford music and Imagine Dragons do all sound the same. But they're easy and enjoyable! Definitely Arctic Monkeys. Also try the iTunes Radio Best of 2014 - Alternative station, which is excellent from start to finish.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

Walkmen, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, National...

 

I like some Head and the Heart, Dawes, etc...

 

I just haven't been moved to discover their entire catalog.

 

I have SiriusXM, XMU used to me my favorite station, now it's trended away from what I like.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:35 AM

What do you typically listen to, and what new bands have you tried? If you're into indie/folk, check out The Head and the Heart and Of Monsters and Men. If you like country, try William Elliott Whitmore and Jamestown Revival. If you're more into singer/songwriter-ish stuff, try Dawes and the Avett Brothers (though both are bands, but are much more about the lyrics than the instruments). If you like rap and hip-hop, definitely go for Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly albums. If you tend to stay along the lines of classic rock... well, the new Mumford music and Imagine Dragons do all sound the same. But they're easy and enjoyable! Definitely Arctic Monkeys. Also try the iTunes Radio Best of 2014 - Alternative station, which is excellent from start to finish.

Of Monsters and Men, Avett Brothers and Arctic Monkeys... good stuff out of you. Mumford and Sons, after their first album, have been incredibly boring, IMO.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:45 AM

Of Monsters and Men, Avett Brothers and Arctic Monkeys... good stuff out of you. Mumford and Sons, after their first album, have been incredibly boring, IMO.

Thanks! I love a lot of music. It's one of my favorite topics to read about. I liked Babel, but Mumford & Sons does sound the same on many or all tracks, and the lyrics have little variety. It's easy music to listen to, at least.


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#88 DuffMan

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:51 AM

Beastie Boys

OAR

3EB  (first three albums)

Stones

Billy Joel



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:45 AM

Since this has inevitably turned into a "new music sucks!" thing - I recommend you all check out rateyourmusic. Here's mine from this year, cataloging (mostly) every release I've listened to from 2015.

2015 albums I highly recommend:
Carl Barât and The Jackals - Let It Reign 
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit 

James McMurtry - Complicated Game
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

For Southern boys,

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Blackberry Smoke

The Georgia Satellites

 

Beats all that silly indie crap.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

Back when we were living up on Hennepin
She kept threatening to turn us in
At night she mostly liked us, we used to pass around the thermos
Some nights she was gorgeous

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were living in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
We used to meet underneath the marquees, we used to nod off in the matinees
She always claimed that she was from Tennessee, and now it seems to me

Like distance doesn't equal rate and time no more
It's like gravity doesn't apply
No, everything sparkles and appears like we're on wheels
It was dark but I guess that's the deal

St. Theresa showed up wearing see-thru, it was standard issue
We went out to get some more wine
But it's a long haul to the corner store from the center of the universe
When you can't get your car off the curb

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were in heaven in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
And so we shot ourselves out into outer space, it was tough to place the aftertaste
It was stark but it was spacious

It's a long way from Cedar Riverside to Cedar Sinai
Three times St. Paul to Cheyenne
And it's a long way from Sacramento too
We were bored so we started a band

We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

Ok, i'm listening to The Hold Steady for the first time as I type..

 

"Stay Positive" full album on youtube. 

 

I like it quite a bit, clearly a MAJOR Husker Du influence, noticed that within seconds of the first song. Can't ever go wrong with Bob Mould! 


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:03 PM

Journey, Styx, D12, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine. :)
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Back when we were living up on Hennepin
She kept threatening to turn us in
At night she mostly liked us, we used to pass around the thermos
Some nights she was gorgeous

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were living in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
We used to meet underneath the marquees, we used to nod off in the matinees
She always claimed that she was from Tennessee, and now it seems to me

Like distance doesn't equal rate and time no more
It's like gravity doesn't apply
No, everything sparkles and appears like we're on wheels
It was dark but I guess that's the deal

St. Theresa showed up wearing see-thru, it was standard issue
We went out to get some more wine
But it's a long haul to the corner store from the center of the universe
When you can't get your car off the curb

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were in heaven in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
And so we shot ourselves out into outer space, it was tough to place the aftertaste
It was stark but it was spacious

It's a long way from Cedar Riverside to Cedar Sinai
Three times St. Paul to Cheyenne
And it's a long way from Sacramento too
We were bored so we started a band

We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you

So now we know that Pedro was that guy that always put an entire song up as an "away message" for AIM.  ;)


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#95 Cisc-O's

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

So now we know that Pedro was that guy that always put an entire song up as an "away message" for AIM.  ;)

Or he had them written all over his notebooks in school :)


<p>I am pretty sure Shack is thinking of PBR.

#96 RShack

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:39 PM

Back when we were living up on Hennepin
She kept threatening to turn us in
At night she mostly liked us, we used to pass around the thermos
Some nights she was gorgeous

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were living in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
We used to meet underneath the marquees, we used to nod off in the matinees
She always claimed that she was from Tennessee, and now it seems to me

Like distance doesn't equal rate and time no more
It's like gravity doesn't apply
No, everything sparkles and appears like we're on wheels
It was dark but I guess that's the deal

St. Theresa showed up wearing see-thru, it was standard issue
We went out to get some more wine
But it's a long haul to the corner store from the center of the universe
When you can't get your car off the curb

We were living it
We delivered it
We didn't feel a thing
We were in heaven in...

The sweet part of the city
The part with the bars and restaurants
And so we shot ourselves out into outer space, it was tough to place the aftertaste
It was stark but it was spacious

It's a long way from Cedar Riverside to Cedar Sinai
Three times St. Paul to Cheyenne
And it's a long way from Sacramento too
We were bored so we started a band

We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you
We like to play for you

 

Well, that's perfectly fine... honest, it really is... but if you really wanna get in a lyrics contest, your heroes here would get beat...  from a multitude of directions...

 

But don't worry, I was raised to not pick on people who didn't stand a chance  ;-)


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:39 PM

Back when we were living up on Hennepin

She kept threatening to turn us in

At night she mostly liked us, we used to pass around the thermos

Some nights she was gorgeous


We were living it

We delivered it

We didn't feel a thing

We were living in...


The sweet part of the city

The part with the bars and restaurants

We used to meet underneath the marquees, we used to nod off in the matinees

She always claimed that she was from Tennessee, and now it seems to me


Like distance doesn't equal rate and time no more

It's like gravity doesn't apply

No, everything sparkles and appears like we're on wheels

It was dark but I guess that's the deal


St. Theresa showed up wearing see-thru, it was standard issue

We went out to get some more wine

But it's a long haul to the corner store from the center of the universe

When you can't get your car off the curb


We were living it

We delivered it

We didn't feel a thing

We were in heaven in...


The sweet part of the city

The part with the bars and restaurants

And so we shot ourselves out into outer space, it was tough to place the aftertaste

It was stark but it was spacious


It's a long way from Cedar Riverside to Cedar Sinai

Three times St. Paul to Cheyenne

And it's a long way from Sacramento too

We were bored so we started a band


We like to play for you

We like to play for you

We like to play for you

We like to play for you

So now we know that Pedro was that guy that always put an entire song up as an "away message" for AIM.  ;)


Lmao... I had some emo friends in high school. This brings back some memories. Except it was normally pouty stuff from Dashboard Confessionals or Taking Back Sunday.

Also, Rob contributed to a music thread... holy shit. ;-)
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#98 Coker

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:26 PM

Lmao... I had some emo friends in high school. This brings back some memories. Except it was normally pouty stuff from Dashboard Confessionals or Taking Back Sunday.

Also, Rob contributed to a music thread... holy shit. :wink:

Man, you had some friends with shit taste in HS.  :grin:



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

1. Tool
2. A Perfect Circle
3. Puscifer
4. Green Jelly
5. Volto!

Lemme get two claps and a Ric Flair


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

In no order:

 

Weezer

Dire Straits

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

Would have to think about the last one for a while.






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