What Is Good?
I'm in a rut with the music I listen to. Not that it isn't good, but a little too predictable now that I've listened to it as much as I have. What I listen to at the moment, what I want something similar to is frou frou, john frusciante, imogen heap, ani defranco, yeah yeah yeahs, fionna apple, regina spektor, blind melon. I like a range, the important thing to me is is it interesting when you listen to it, lyrics are second to music but I like something, lyrically, that isn't predictable-not a limmerick-not too "pop-ish". So, I'm looking for suggestions of what else I might like, or what do you like?
Last edited by userscjohnson; 15-05-2008 at 02:19.
Serial Under Achiever
Apologies if any of this is too obvious, but without knowing what you're familiar with.....
- Bjork should fit with your tastes. Her most recent albums are challenging but dazzling IMV.
- Neil Young, especially the albums with Crazy Horse. Yes, he's old, but he still rocks.
- Joni Mitchell. Another oldie, but well worth investigating.
- Aimee Mann. Intelligent songs, well written.
- Beck. Same as ^, but a bloke.
- Kristin Hersh. Ex-Leader of post-punk band Throwing Muses. One of my fave artists. Oh, & Throwing Muses while we're at it.
- Martha Wainwright. Just heard her new one, and it's good.
- Ween. Uncategorisable, but worth checking out.
- Drive-By Truckers. Good ol' rock & roll.
- Flaming Lips. Just cos they're a great band.
- Roy Harper. Brit folkie who's also ancient. Genius IMO.
- PJ Harvey. I'm just picking from my favourites now. Brilliant UK song-writer who can do no wrong for me.
- Nick Cave with or without the Bad Seeds. Her ^ Australian ex. He's good too !!
- Talking Heads. Always worth investigation if you haven't already.
- The The. UK band that are always interesting.
Please don't tell me you hate them all .
Good call on Bjork and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.