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ok so i've found out what my music sexuality is so i want to embrace it. pls suggest alternative/soft rock/indie music for me pls!!!! ya i also listen to rap/hip hop but most of my friends listen to that jazz so i don't really need many suggestions.

Hmmmm.

 

Try Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, maybe

by The National (all their albums from Alligator on are very much worth listening to), you've probably listened to Muse already (otherwise listen to Origin of Symmetry), anything from the Gorillaz for alternative (Personally I think that
> Demon Days > Gorillaz>
, but I would personally listen to them chronologically). I'm terrible with genres but maybe there's something there that you enjoy. Edited by reepicheep

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ok so i've found out what my music sexuality is so i want to embrace it. pls suggest alternative/soft rock/indie music for me pls!!!! ya i also listen to rap/hip hop but most of my friends listen to that jazz so i don't really need many suggestions.

Hmmmm.

 

Try Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, maybe

by The National (all their albums from Alligator on are very much worth listening to), you've probably listened to Muse already (otherwise listen to Origin of Symmetry), anything from the Gorillaz for alternative (Personally I think that
> Demon Days > Gorillaz>
, but I would personally listen to them chronologically). I'm terrible with genres but maybe there's something there that you enjoy.

 

Will have a listen to Gorillaz(I already know a couple of their songs) and Sufjan Stevens as I've already had a look into the other named artists/bands.

My list of awesome albums:

 

AM - Arctic Monkeys

Days are Gone - Haim

A French Kiss in the Chaos

Reverend and the Makers

Loud City Song - Julia Holter

Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend

Anything by Two Door Cinema Club

Nepenthe - Julianna Barwick

Monomania - Deerhunter

Trouble Will Find Me - The National

Anything by Coldplay

XXYYXX - XXYYXX

Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

Torches - Foster the People(omg new album in a couple of months!!!)

RAM - Daft Punk

Lungs - Florence and the Machine

Born Sinner - J Cole

Good Kid M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

Bad Blood - Bastille

 

apologies for the lack of links however its like midnight and midnight creates a lazy tubby. But you won't be disappointed at all with any of those albums, as what I've found with them is that you don't need to even like a particular genre to enjoy these albums. For example, even someone who hates rap can appreciate Born Sinner, and vice/versa, But out of that list, I defo recommend Lungs, fantastic album

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@tubby AM is one of my favourite albums right now

 

If anyone likes hardcore punk, check out Cro-Mags.

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@tubby AM is one of my favourite albums right now

 

If anyone likes hardcore punk, check out Cro-Mags.

 

ya all the songs in AM are very very good, one of arctic monkeys finest

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@tubby AM is one of my favourite albums right now

 

If anyone likes hardcore punk, check out Cro-Mags.

 

ya all the songs in AM are very very good, one of arctic monkeys finest

i bet that u look good on the dancefloor tho :eyebrows: :eyebrows: :eyebrows:

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ok so i've found out what my music sexuality is so i want to embrace it. pls suggest alternative/soft rock/indie music for me pls!!!! ya i also listen to rap/hip hop but most of my friends listen to that jazz so i don't really need many suggestions.

songs

Treycherie - Bears of Winter

 

both of these are instrumental but a very soft rock sound

Hills of Eternity - Buckethead

Whitewash - Buckethead

 

Try out some Cake

Sick of You

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Its Coming Down

 

Dire Straits are soft rock

Sultans of Swing (Obligatory)

Lots more like that, but that's what really gets airplay so is well known

 

Green Day:

Dookie if you don't already have that album

 

Iggy Pop:

Passenger - classic softer rock sound

Lust for Life - you'll recognize the riff from this song probably

Real Wild Child

 

Drive - Incubus

 

Kings of Leon

Sex on Fire I'd assume you've heard before and if you like it check out some of their other stuff

 

The Product - The Ladies of Sport

 

Matchbox 20 is pretty good softer/alternative sound

Push is probably their most well known song

3 AM is pretty popular as well

Bent is good

 

Modest Mouse

I'll assume you know Float On

The World at Large

Dashboard

Little Motel

 

Pearl Jam has a pretty soft sound, especially if you go prefer their unplugged versions which I do on some songs

Yellow Led Better

Alive

Jeremy

 

Pink Floyd is really soft rock

Obligatory Another Brick In The Wall

Obligatory Wish You Were Here

Obligatory Comfortably Numb

 

Momma Sed - Puscifer

 

R.E.M. is pretty soft

Man on the Moon

Losing My Religion

 

Stone Sour has a few softer songs

Bother

Through Glass

 

Is This It (Album) - The Strokes

 

As much White Stripes as you can stand.

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ok so i've found out what my music sexuality is so i want to embrace it. pls suggest alternative/soft rock/indie music for me pls!!!! ya i also listen to rap/hip hop but most of my friends listen to that jazz so i don't really need many suggestions.

I recommend:

Arcade Fire

- Reflektor

- Funeral

- The Suburbs

Franz Ferdinand

- Franz Ferdinand (Self-titled)

- You Could Have It So Much Better

Muse

- Absolution

- Black Holes and Revelations

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If you like Coldplay you'll probably like the "Night Visions" album my Imagine Dragons

And as you also like rap hip hop the song Radioactive feat. Kendrick Lamar you might also like

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Indie: modest mouse, built to spill, pavement, halo benders, cymbals eat guitars, etc etc etc.

 

music to my ears(ucwatididthar)

 

If you like Coldplay you'll probably like the "Night Visions" album my Imagine Dragons

And as you also like rap hip hop the song Radioactive feat. Kendrick Lamar you might also like

 

Night Visions is a great album, personally I like Amsterdam and Demon the most and I gave radioactive ft Kendrick a listen to on spotify, i enjoyed v much

 

GUYS

 

NEW REQUEST!!!

SPOTIFY ALBUMS!!!!

 

best ones in these genres

-classic dance music/pop music

-iconic songs of ALL TIME

-nostalgic pop

-greatest hip hop/rap of ALL TIME

-ICONIC ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME OF ALL TIME(i expect ac/dc)

 

GO GO GO CHALLENGE TIME GO GO GO

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-greatest hip hop/rap of ALL TIME

Devil's Night - D12 - 2001

The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem - 2000

The Heist - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - 2012

Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z - 1996

 

In my opinion these are anyway

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-ICONIC ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME OF ALL TIME(i expect ac/dc)

Not sure how broad you want this, but I'll give it a shot.

 

AC/DC:

Hells Bells

Shoot To Thrill

Back In Black

You Shook Me All Night Long

TNT

Thunderstruck

For Those About To Rock

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

 

Aerosmith:

I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Janie's Got A Gun

Dream On

Sweet Emotion

Livin' On The Edge

Love in an Elevator

 

Alice Cooper:

School's Out

 

Alice in Chains:

Rooster

Man in the Box

 

Audioslave:

Like a Stone

Be Yourself

 

Bachman-Turner Overdrive:

Takin' Care of Business

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

American Woman

 

The Beach Boys

Fun, Fun, Fun

Surfin' USA

Good Vibrations

 

Beastie Boys:

Fight For Your Right

Brass Monkey

 

The Beatles(I'm not a huge listener of them, and they've got a huge discography so I'll just list my favorites):

Hey Jude

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Blackbird

 

Beck:

Loser

Where It's At

 

Bee Gees:

Stayin' Alive

 

Bill Withers:

Ain't No Sunshine

Lean on Me

 

Billy Idol:

Rebel Yell

White Wedding

 

Billy Joel:

It's Still Rock n Roll To Me

Piano Man

Uptown Girl

 

Black Sabbath:

Paranoid

Iron Man

 

Blind Melon:

No Rain

 

Blur:

Song 2

 

Bob Dylan:

Blowin' in the Wind

Like a Rolling Stone

 

Bob Seger:

Old Time Rock n Roll

 

Bon Jovi:

Bad Medicine

Livin' on a Prayer

Wanted Dead or Alive

You Give Love a Bad Name

 

Boston:

Amanda

More Than a Feeling

 

Bruce Springsteen:

Born to Run

The River

Born in the USA

 

Bryan Adams:

Summer of 69

 

Buffalo Springfield:

For What It's Worth

 

The Cars:

Just What I Needed

 

Chuck Berry:

Johnny B Goode

My Ding-a-Ling

 

The Clash:

Should I Stay or Should I Go

 

Cream:

Sunshine of Your Love

Crossroads

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival:

Bad Moon Rising

Fortunate Son

Proud Mary

 

Deep Purple:

Smoke on the Water

 

Def Leppard:

Hysteria

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Photograph

 

Derek and the Dominos:

Layla

 

Devo:

Whip It

 

Dio:

Holy Diver

 

Dire Straits:

Sultans of Swing

 

The Doors:

Light My Fire

 

The Eagles:

Take It Easy

Hotel California

Heartache Tonight

 

Edgar Winter Group:

Frankenstein

 

ELO:

Don't Bring Me Down

 

Elvis Presley:

All Shook Up

Jailhouse Rock

Hound Dog

Viva Las Vegas

 

Eric Clapton:

Tears In Heaven

Layla(acoustic)

 

Foghat:

Slowride

 

Foreigner:

Feels Like the First Time

Hot Blooded

Cold as Ice

 

Fountains of Wayne:

Stacy's Mom

 

The Fray:

How to Save a Life

 

Free:

All Right Now

 

Gary Glitter:

Rock n Roll Part 2

 

Green Day:

When I Come Around

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

 

Guns N' Roses:

Welcome to the Jungle

Paradise City

Sweet Child O' Mine

November Rain

 

Hinder:

Lips of an Angel

 

Iggy Pop:

The Passenger

Lust For Life

 

Iron Maiden:

Fear of the Dark

The Trooper

 

The J. Geils Band:

Centerfold

 

Jerry Lee Lewis:

Great Balls of Fire

 

Jimi Hendrix:

Purple Haze

All Along the Watchtower (a Bob Dylan cover but I feel like this version is more iconic)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Little Wing

The Star Spangled Banner (MURICA)

 

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts:

I Love Rock n Roll

 

Joe Walsh:

Rocky Mountain Way

 

John Mellencamp:

Jack and Diane

Hurts So Good

 

Journey:

Don't Stop Believin'

Anyway You Want It

 

Kansas:

Carry On My Wayward Son

 

Kenny Loggins:

Footloose

Danger Zone

 

The Kingsmen:

Louie Louie

 

Kiss:

Detroit Rock City

Rock n Roll All Nite

 

Korn:

Coming Undone

 

Led Zeppelin:

Kashmir

Stairway to Heaven

Black Dog

 

Loverboy:

Working For The Weekend

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Sweet Home Alabama

Freebird

Simple Man

 

The Mama's and Papa's:

California Dreaming

 

Megadeath:

Holy Wars.... the Punishment is Due

 

Metallica:

One

Master of Puppets

Enter Sandman

 

Michael Jackson:

Beat It

 

Motley Crue:

Smokin in the Boys Room

Girls Girls Girls

 

Motorhead:

Ace of Spades

 

Neil Young:

Heart of Gold

Rockin' in the Free World

 

Nirvana:

Heart Shaped Box

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Come As You Are

In Bloom

 

The Offspring:

Pretty Fly

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

Self Esteem

 

The Outfield:

I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight

 

Ozzy Osbourne:

Mr Crowley

Crazy Train

I Don't Wanna Stop

 

Pantera:

Walk

Mouth For War

 

Pat Benatar:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

 

Pearl Jam:

Yellow Led Better

Jeremy

 

Phil Collins:

In the Air Tonight

 

Pink Floyd:

Money

Comfortably Numb

Wish You Were Here

Another Brick in the Wall

 

Poison:

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

 

The Police:

Message in a Bottle

 

The Proclaimers:

I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)

 

Queen:

We Will Rock You

I Want It All

Another One Bites the Dust

Killer Queen

Fat Bottomed Girls

Under Pressure

Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Quiet Riot:

Cum on Feel the Noize

Metal Health

 

Rage Against the Machine:

Killing in the Name

Renegades of Funk

 

Ram Jam:

Black Betty

 

The Ramones:

Blitzkrieg Bop

I Wanna Be Sedated

Pet Sematary

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Dani California

Californication

Snow

Can't Stop

 

Rick James:

Super Freak

 

Rick Springfield:

Jessie's Girl

 

Ricky Martin:

Livin La Vida Loca

 

Rob Zombie:

Living Dead Girl

Dragula

Superbeast

 

Robert Palmer:

Bad Case of Loving You

Addicted to Love

 

The Rolling Stones:

Satisfaction

Sympathy For the Devil

Paint it Black

 

The Romantics:

What I Like About You

 

Scorpions:

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Big City Nights

 

Slayer:

Raining Blood

 

Soundgarden:

Black Hole Sun

 

Squeeze:

Tempted

 

Stealers Wheel:

Stuck in the Middle With You

 

Steppenwolf:

Born To Be Wild

Magic Carpet Ride

 

Steve Miller Band:

Abracadabra

Fly Like An Eagle

 

Stone Temple Pilots:

Interstate Love Song

 

Suvivor:

Eye of the Tiger

 

Thin Lizzy:

Jailbreak

The Boys Are Back in Town

 

Three Dog Night:

One is the Lonliest Number

 

Todd Rundgren:

Bang The Drum All Day

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers:

Free Fallin

Mary Jane's Last Dance

 

Tommy Tutone:

Jenny (867-5309)

 

Twisted Sister:

We're Not Gonna Take It

I Wanna Rock

 

U2:

With or Without You

 

Van Halen:

Jump

Panama

Hot For Teacher

Eruption

 

War:

Low Rider

 

Warrant:

Cherry Pie

 

The White Stripes:

Seven Nation Army

Icky Thump

 

White Zombie:

Black Sunshine

Thunder Kiss '65

 

Whitesnake:

Here I Go Again

 

The Who:

Baba O'Riley

My Generation

 

Wild Cherry:

Play that Funky Music White Boy

 

ZZ Top:

La Grange

Tush

 

3 Doors Down:

Kryptonite

 

.38 Special:

Hold On Loosely

Caught Up in You

 

 

 

 

I could probably come up with more but these are all pretty iconic in my opinion.

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-ICONIC ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME OF ALL TIME(i expect ac/dc)

Not sure how broad you want this, but I'll give it a shot.

 

AC/DC:

Hells Bells

Shoot To Thrill

Back In Black

You Shook Me All Night Long

TNT

Thunderstruck

For Those About To Rock

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

 

Aerosmith:

I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Janie's Got A Gun

Dream On

Sweet Emotion

Livin' On The Edge

Love in an Elevator

 

Alice Cooper:

School's Out

 

Alice in Chains:

Rooster

Man in the Box

 

Audioslave:

Like a Stone

Be Yourself

 

Bachman-Turner Overdrive:

Takin' Care of Business

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

American Woman

 

The Beach Boys

Fun, Fun, Fun

Surfin' USA

Good Vibrations

 

Beastie Boys:

Fight For Your Right

Brass Monkey

 

The Beatles(I'm not a huge listener of them, and they've got a huge discography so I'll just list my favorites):

Hey Jude

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Blackbird

 

Beck:

Loser

Where It's At

 

Bee Gees:

Stayin' Alive

 

Bill Withers:

Ain't No Sunshine

Lean on Me

 

Billy Idol:

Rebel Yell

White Wedding

 

Billy Joel:

It's Still Rock n Roll To Me

Piano Man

Uptown Girl

 

Black Sabbath:

Paranoid

Iron Man

 

Blind Melon:

No Rain

 

Blur:

Song 2

 

Bob Dylan:

Blowin' in the Wind

Like a Rolling Stone

 

Bob Seger:

Old Time Rock n Roll

 

Bon Jovi:

Bad Medicine

Livin' on a Prayer

Wanted Dead or Alive

You Give Love a Bad Name

 

Boston:

Amanda

More Than a Feeling

 

Bruce Springsteen:

Born to Run

The River

Born in the USA

 

Bryan Adams:

Summer of 69

 

Buffalo Springfield:

For What It's Worth

 

The Cars:

Just What I Needed

 

Chuck Berry:

Johnny B Goode

My Ding-a-Ling

 

The Clash:

Should I Stay or Should I Go

 

Cream:

Sunshine of Your Love

Crossroads

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival:

Bad Moon Rising

Fortunate Son

Proud Mary

 

Deep Purple:

Smoke on the Water

 

Def Leppard:

Hysteria

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Photograph

 

Derek and the Dominos:

Layla

 

Devo:

Whip It

 

Dio:

Holy Diver

 

Dire Straits:

Sultans of Swing

 

The Doors:

Light My Fire

 

The Eagles:

Take It Easy

Hotel California

Heartache Tonight

 

Edgar Winter Group:

Frankenstein

 

ELO:

Don't Bring Me Down

 

Elvis Presley:

All Shook Up

Jailhouse Rock

Hound Dog

Viva Las Vegas

 

Eric Clapton:

Tears In Heaven

Layla(acoustic)

 

Foghat:

Slowride

 

Foreigner:

Feels Like the First Time

Hot Blooded

Cold as Ice

 

Fountains of Wayne:

Stacy's Mom

 

The Fray:

How to Save a Life

 

Free:

All Right Now

 

Gary Glitter:

Rock n Roll Part 2

 

Green Day:

When I Come Around

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

 

Guns N' Roses:

Welcome to the Jungle

Paradise City

Sweet Child O' Mine

November Rain

 

Hinder:

Lips of an Angel

 

Iggy Pop:

The Passenger

Lust For Life

 

Iron Maiden:

Fear of the Dark

The Trooper

 

The J. Geils Band:

Centerfold

 

Jerry Lee Lewis:

Great Balls of Fire

 

Jimi Hendrix:

Purple Haze

All Along the Watchtower (a Bob Dylan cover but I feel like this version is more iconic)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Little Wing

The Star Spangled Banner (MURICA)

 

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts:

I Love Rock n Roll

 

Joe Walsh:

Rocky Mountain Way

 

John Mellencamp:

Jack and Diane

Hurts So Good

 

Journey:

Don't Stop Believin'

Anyway You Want It

 

Kansas:

Carry On My Wayward Son

 

Kenny Loggins:

Footloose

Danger Zone

 

The Kingsmen:

Louie Louie

 

Kiss:

Detroit Rock City

Rock n Roll All Nite

 

Korn:

Coming Undone

 

Led Zeppelin:

Kashmir

Stairway to Heaven

Black Dog

 

Loverboy:

Working For The Weekend

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Sweet Home Alabama

Freebird

Simple Man

 

The Mama's and Papa's:

California Dreaming

 

Megadeath:

Holy Wars.... the Punishment is Due

 

Metallica:

One

Master of Puppets

Enter Sandman

 

Michael Jackson:

Beat It

 

Motley Crue:

Smokin in the Boys Room

Girls Girls Girls

 

Motorhead:

Ace of Spades

 

Neil Young:

Heart of Gold

Rockin' in the Free World

 

Nirvana:

Heart Shaped Box

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Come As You Are

In Bloom

 

The Offspring:

Pretty Fly

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

Self Esteem

 

The Outfield:

I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight

 

Ozzy Osbourne:

Mr Crowley

Crazy Train

I Don't Wanna Stop

 

Pantera:

Walk

Mouth For War

 

Pat Benatar:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

 

Pearl Jam:

Yellow Led Better

Jeremy

 

Phil Collins:

In the Air Tonight

 

Pink Floyd:

Money

Comfortably Numb

Wish You Were Here

Another Brick in the Wall

 

Poison:

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

 

The Police:

Message in a Bottle

 

The Proclaimers:

I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)

 

Queen:

We Will Rock You

I Want It All

Another One Bites the Dust

Killer Queen

Fat Bottomed Girls

Under Pressure

Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Quiet Riot:

Cum on Feel the Noize

Metal Health

 

Rage Against the Machine:

Killing in the Name

Renegades of Funk

 

Ram Jam:

Black Betty

 

The Ramones:

Blitzkrieg Bop

I Wanna Be Sedated

Pet Sematary

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Dani California

Californication

Snow

Can't Stop

 

Rick James:

Super Freak

 

Rick Springfield:

Jessie's Girl

 

Ricky Martin:

Livin La Vida Loca

 

Rob Zombie:

Living Dead Girl

Dragula

Superbeast

 

Robert Palmer:

Bad Case of Loving You

Addicted to Love

 

The Rolling Stones:

Satisfaction

Sympathy For the Devil

Paint it Black

 

The Romantics:

What I Like About You

 

Scorpions:

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Big City Nights

 

Slayer:

Raining Blood

 

Soundgarden:

Black Hole Sun

 

Squeeze:

Tempted

 

Stealers Wheel:

Stuck in the Middle With You

 

Steppenwolf:

Born To Be Wild

Magic Carpet Ride

 

Steve Miller Band:

Abracadabra

Fly Like An Eagle

 

Stone Temple Pilots:

Interstate Love Song

 

Suvivor:

Eye of the Tiger

 

Thin Lizzy:

Jailbreak

The Boys Are Back in Town

 

Three Dog Night:

One is the Lonliest Number

 

Todd Rundgren:

Bang The Drum All Day

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers:

Free Fallin

Mary Jane's Last Dance

 

Tommy Tutone:

Jenny (867-5309)

 

Twisted Sister:

We're Not Gonna Take It

I Wanna Rock

 

U2:

With or Without You

 

Van Halen:

Jump

Panama

Hot For Teacher

Eruption

 

War:

Low Rider

 

Warrant:

Cherry Pie

 

The White Stripes:

Seven Nation Army

Icky Thump

 

White Zombie:

Black Sunshine

Thunder Kiss '65

 

Whitesnake:

Here I Go Again

 

The Who:

Baba O'Riley

My Generation

 

Wild Cherry:

Play that Funky Music White Boy

 

ZZ Top:

La Grange

Tush

 

3 Doors Down:

Kryptonite

 

.38 Special:

Hold On Loosely

Caught Up in You

 

 

 

 

I could probably come up with more but these are all pretty iconic in my opinion.

 

wow.

 

10/10 for effort

11/10 for execution

12/10 for amazing songs

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Okay, so, most of you probably know Closing Time, a minor hit in the late '90s by a band called Semisonic.

 

Word to the wise: check out all three of their albums. Holy fudge. This is a goldmine, it's a part of a movement that inspired some of modern indie rock, and it's awesome.

 

The Great Divide (1996) is a slightly heavier rock album, with some experimental elements. The Prize, F.N.T., If I Run, those are must-listens.

 

Feeling Strangely Fine (1998) is the album Closing Time is on. Don't miss track two, Singing In My Sleep. Awesome synth riff and great guitar backing. A bit more pop-ish, but there is a great psych rock song in California (which is damn near impossible to find on YouTube, be forewarned). Also on this album worth noting: This Will Be My Year, Secret Smile, and Made to Last.

 

All About Chemistry (2001) is artistically probably the strongest album of the trio. It's more heavily pop-like but it includes some of Wilson's best songwriting (even if it's mostly different ways of talking about doing the nasty). Sunshine and Chocolate is a hidden gem on this album, and of course the title track (only called Chemistry) is top-notch. Get A Grip is well-known among those who know more of Semisonic than just Closing Time, it's uh…well…just listen to it. You can figure it out.

 

Evidently, along with writing a number of successful pop singles for other artists, Dan Wilson has branched out and started doing solo stuff. Haven't checked it out yet, but it's on my list.

 

Another band I've been getting into, in this pre-indie alt rock vein, is Brand New, who reinvented themselves in 2006 from a cheap Blink-182 knockoff into a sort of hard rock/emo mix. Lyrically deep, and the musical intensity is pretty high. The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me is a classic in its own right, with some really solid songs like Sowing Season, Archers, Jesus Christ, and Millstone. Still haven't gotten through their 2010 album Daisy yet. About to do so, though.

 

EDIT/UPDATE: Holy mother of god.

 

The Devil And God was a “pretty good” by my estimation. Daisy is “any band would be proud to have put this out.”

 

It's not party music, oh hell no it's not party music. But Daisy is fudging brilliant on a musical level. These guys made the best career decision imaginable by trying to go the indie/emo route. Daisy is an unqualified 10/10.

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Okay, so, most of you probably know Closing Time, a minor hit in the late '90s by a band called Semisonic.

 

Word to the wise: check out all three of their albums. Holy fudge. This is a goldmine, it's a part of a movement that inspired some of modern indie rock, and it's awesome.

 

The Great Divide (1996) is a slightly heavier rock album, with some experimental elements. The Prize, F.N.T., If I Run, those are must-listens.

 

Feeling Strangely Fine (1998) is the album Closing Time is on. Don't miss track two, Singing In My Sleep. Awesome synth riff and great guitar backing. A bit more pop-ish, but there is a great psych rock song in California (which is damn near impossible to find on YouTube, be forewarned). Also on this album worth noting: This Will Be My Year, Secret Smile, and Made to Last.

 

All About Chemistry (2001) is artistically probably the strongest album of the trio. It's more heavily pop-like but it includes some of Wilson's best songwriting (even if it's mostly different ways of talking about doing the nasty). Sunshine and Chocolate is a hidden gem on this album, and of course the title track (only called Chemistry) is top-notch. Get A Grip is well-known among those who know more of Semisonic than just Closing Time, it's uh…well…just listen to it. You can figure it out.

 

Evidently, along with writing a number of successful pop singles for other artists, Dan Wilson has branched out and started doing solo stuff. Haven't checked it out yet, but it's on my list.

 

Another band I've been getting into, in this pre-indie alt rock vein, is Brand New, who reinvented themselves in 2006 from a cheap Blink-182 knockoff into a sort of hard rock/emo mix. Lyrically deep, and the musical intensity is pretty high. The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me is a classic in its own right, with some really solid songs like Sowing Season, Archers, Jesus Christ, and Millstone. Still haven't gotten through their 2010 album Daisy yet. About to do so, though.

 

EDIT/UPDATE: Holy mother of god.

 

The Devil And God was a “pretty good” by my estimation. Daisy is “any band would be proud to have put this out.”

 

It's not party music, oh hell no it's not party music. But Daisy is fudging brilliant on a musical level. These guys made the best career decision imaginable by trying to go the indie/emo route. Daisy is an unqualified 10/10.

 

I always felt that Daisy was the better album. A lot of people crap themselves over The Devil and God, I never "got" it, though.

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I like The Devil And God, but Daisy represents a gigantic leap forward. There's just no comparison.

 

I think one of the reasons Daisy clicked with me is that the group really honed in on one of the issues they were dealing with in The Devil And God, specifically, struggles with religious faith. A good two-thirds of the record is about this (bookended with an old religious radio show) and how much religious values affect other parts of your life. The consequent is that it affects how you think, how you act, etc. while remaining very even-handed, and even dare I say open to interpretation as to how the band actually thinks about those issues.

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I like The Devil And God, but Daisy represents a gigantic leap forward. There's just no comparison.

 

I think one of the reasons Daisy clicked with me is that the group really honed in on one of the issues they were dealing with in The Devil And God, specifically, struggles with religious faith. A good two-thirds of the record is about this (bookended with an old religious radio show) and how much religious values affect other parts of your life. The consequent is that it affects how you think, how you act, etc. while remaining very even-handed, and even dare I say open to interpretation as to how the band actually thinks about those issues.

This is a convincing case. I'll have to have a listen to them!

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Also, I very heavily recommend the new Cloud Nothings album, "Here and Nowhere Else".

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I don't know of a single human that hasn't heard this album, but if you haven't, listen to this album right now.

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