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Postby Rippy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:This is why I hate british videos...and a lot of other videos. Just a gimick, an effect, no story, nothing happens.

Is that a stab at the White Stripes? 'Cause if it is, I will fight you.

I agree though, unless the effect is so awesomely mesmerizing that it can totally replace a story.

Also, even worse are videos that just depict the band playing. The Strokes do that mostly, unfortunately.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:36 pm UTC

schrodingersduck wrote:I'm going to say ¡Forward, Russia! with "Nineteen". The video is a bit odd, and the band is very pretentious (all their songs are numbered, they spell their name with an upside exclamation point etc.), but who cares when the songs are so fantastic!

Sounds like U2 :. fail.

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Postby Sprocket » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:59 pm UTC

No they don't...
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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:28 pm UTC

Edguy. The video is full of much lolage and win, I assure you.

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Postby __Kit » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:02 pm UTC

LED ZEPPELIN

Its 'Ramble On' playing to clips of the 'The Hobbit'
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bLkOE4XDBis

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Postby xooll » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:28 pm UTC

The Sleeping Tyrant wrote:Edguy. The video is full of much lolage and win, I assure you.

you do have to watch out for the alien drum bunnies, though.
So, I got tired of the fact that the appearance of my band name in my signature made my posts on this forum the dominant result when googling for my music. Anyway, if you think I might happen to be a good musician, you can test this theory here.

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Postby noouch » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

Aesop Rock. Abstract hip-hop, most incredible lyrics ever.
I've got his new album "None Shall Pass", and have listened to it three times in a row now, liking it more each time. Also, it has a song called "Bring back Pluto", which is reason enough to like him in my eyes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l1u43KDiWD0

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Postby apricity » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:36 am UTC

Guster- Demons. All shall learn and love.

Lyrics and video.
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Postby taggedunion » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:55 am UTC

Sufjan Stevens.

I like "Chicago", "Decatur", "Black Hawk War", "Casimir Pulaski Day", and "For the Widows in Paradise, the Fatherless in Ypsilanti".

Oh, and "The 50 States", something I've only found on live bootleg.
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Postby dumbclown » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:56 pm UTC

The iRussia Forward film clip was pretty cool. My favorite film clip of all time is E-Talking by Soulwax . Favorite song is probably buy me a pony by Spiderbait.

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Postby mrguy753 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:29 am UTC

taggedunion wrote:Sufjan Stevens.

I like "Chicago", "Decatur", "Black Hawk War", "Casimir Pulaski Day", and "For the Widows in Paradise, the Fatherless in Ypsilanti".

Oh, and "The 50 States", something I've only found on live bootleg.



NOOOO! He was mine. However, I will add two more recomendations: "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us" and "John Wayne Gacy, Jr."

Also, you got the title wrong of one of those. actually "The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself In the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives...""

I love his song names.
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Postby taggedunion » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:57 am UTC

mrguy753 wrote:
taggedunion wrote:Sufjan Stevens.


NOOOO! He was mine. However, I will add two more recomendations: "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us" and "John Wayne Gacy, Jr."


Yeah, the latter is a great song. Creepy, but good. The former, I don't know if I know enough about the song to comment.

Also, you got the title wrong of one of those. actually "The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself In the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives...""


I know. I was just too lazy to write it out. :P

I love his song names.


Yes. And they don't annoy me like the overblown titles of Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco.
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Postby schrodingersduck » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

taggedunion wrote:Yes. And they don't annoy me like the overblown titles of Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco.


You know, I'd quite like the FOB/PATD song titles, if it wasn't for the fact that all they do is see some sentence they like in a book or movie, and then take it for themselves ("The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press-Coverage" is taken word for word from Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk for example)

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Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:43 am UTC

Can I recommend retro-swing and not be lynched? (I'm a terrible dancer, but it's really, really catchy.)

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Postby robinberghuys » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:21 am UTC

I recommend Pete Philly and Perquisite. They are so awesome.

Grateful is my favourite song by them, but they have others, such as Insomnia (ever since I saw the video for that one I was hooked), Relieved (slightly different version than the one on the album), Mellow and they have a lot of songs from their second album on their myspace. So check them out!

noouch wrote:Aesop Rock. Abstract hip-hop, most incredible lyrics ever.
I've got his new album "None Shall Pass", and have listened to it three times in a row now, liking it more each time. Also, it has a song called "Bring back Pluto", which is reason enough to like him in my eyes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l1u43KDiWD0


He is pretty cool.
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:43 am UTC

It seems like everyone is posting what they've posted before - so I'll put someone I've talked about before as well. He goes by the name of Nujabes, and if you watch Samurai Champloo you might recognize him as doing some of the music for it. He's a DJ that mixes up Hip-Hop and Jazz, to some wowing effects, and for a sample of some of his music, look here. Everyone else has the bands I would've listed...

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Postby grim heart » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:47 am UTC

Pelican, "City of Echoes

I've seen labels like 'doom' and 'sludge' used to describe this band, but their latest album, at least, doesn't fit either bill. Uplifting instrumental music with a slight metal influence. Very easy to listen to even if you don't particularily like heavy music.

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Postby robinberghuys » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:13 am UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:It seems like everyone is posting what they've posted before - so I'll put someone I've talked about before as well. He goes by the name of Nujabes, and if you watch Samurai Champloo you might recognize him as doing some of the music for it. He's a DJ that mixes up Hip-Hop and Jazz, to some wowing effects, and for a sample of some of his music, look here. Everyone else has the bands I would've listed...


Funny you mention this artist. I don't know them, but right before your post I also posted a (very awesome by the way) mix of hip hop and jazz.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:43 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Royal Crown Revue (also known as the band who did Hey Pachuco from The Mask)

And Barflies at the Beach! Totally awesome song, my favorite nu-swing tune.

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Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:59 pm UTC

I got hooked on Zip Gun Bop after seeing the music video. I don't know why it took me so long to discover these guys.
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:27 pm UTC

robinberghuys wrote:I recommend Pete Philly and Perquisite. They are so awesome.

Grateful is my favourite song by them, but they have others, such as Insomnia (ever since I saw the video for that one I was hooked), Relieved (slightly different version than the one on the album), Mellow and they have a lot of songs from their second album on their myspace. So check them out!

noouch wrote:Aesop Rock. Abstract hip-hop, most incredible lyrics ever.
I've got his new album "None Shall Pass", and have listened to it three times in a row now, liking it more each time. Also, it has a song called "Bring back Pluto", which is reason enough to like him in my eyes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l1u43KDiWD0


He is pretty cool.


Well, shit. This is pretty damn good, and I'm guessing the combo is Perquisite :) Gonna have to find some more later, thanks for the group!

And Nujabes mainly does the beats and such, but the myspace link I had back there contains some of his best/my favorites. Aruarian Dance for no vocals, Lady Brown with.

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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:33 am UTC

Because i'm such an amazingly biased person on techno and anime. I will say Dj Sharpnel. And if you horridly despise him, well just fucking boo - hoo :lol:

In all seriousness, this guy just puts everything in to his music, even risking sounding too much of anything.

Let him be overplayed, let him be in any fashion dissed, cause i have *yet* to see someone top that fucking creativity, heart, and soul. Let him wane in power, i'll still listen to one of his 20+ albums, or one of his 300+ songs, that make me dream dreams. ^^;

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Postby robinberghuys » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:09 pm UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:Well, shit. This is pretty damn good, and I'm guessing the combo is Perquisite :) Gonna have to find some more later, thanks for the group!

And Nujabes mainly does the beats and such, but the myspace link I had back there contains some of his best/my favorites. Aruarian Dance for no vocals, Lady Brown with.


I honestly wasn't going to, but since you checked out mine, I checked out yours :P This Nujabes guy is pretty cool as well. I like Luv Sic Shing02. Who's the MC, though?
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Postby podbaydoor » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:39 pm UTC

Isn't shing02 an artist himself?

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Postby robinberghuys » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:27 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Isn't shing02 an artist himself?

http://www.e22.com/shing02/


I now realise I might've gotten the wrong myspace. I went to Nujabe's wikipedia entry and clicked the link for his myspace that was on the bottom, which is different from the one in the post above.

But thanks!
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:45 pm UTC

Technically he's Nujabes01, so Shing02 is a different person from Japan that probably does the MCing. Nujabes doesn't actually speak at all on his tracks (probably because he's not a good MC/doesn't know English), just focusing on the sampling.

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Postby Dostoevsky » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:50 pm UTC

well, if you're not listening to the beatles by now, you're messing your life up. Other than that, i'd say. . . . Neutral Milk Hotel has been my favorite band to listen to of the last year, even though they have only had 2 CD's and broke up 8 years ago. Either them or sonic youth.

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Postby robinberghuys » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:53 pm UTC

Anyway, Pete Philly and Perquisite: their next album comes out on Monday. It's going to be awesome. If you want I can put it on rapidshare, together with their first album.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:56 pm UTC

Have I ranted about Steve Burns yet? Steve "Blues Clues" Burns? Steve "Christmas on Mars / Netherbeast Incorporated" Burns?

No?

Well then.

Steve Burns - When I Fall Down.mp3

Steve Burns - My Eyes Are Full.mp3<-- One of my favorite songs ever

Steve Burns - Mighty Little Man.mov <-- QuickTime music video.

Steve Burns feat. Steve Drozd (Flaming Lips) - The Groundhog Song.wmv <-- Movie

Steve's Multimedia Page - Dozens of Videos

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Postby Jesse » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:04 pm UTC

Holy fuck MJ, he is really good.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:05 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:Holy fuck MJ, he is really good.

Been saying that for three years :) This may be the first time I've posted his stuff AND SOMEONE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO IT.

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Postby Mathmagic » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:11 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:Holy fuck MJ, he is really good.

Seconded.

I had never heard of Steve Burns before (even with respect to Blues Clues). Do most of his songs have that Industrial/Electronic element to them?
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:16 pm UTC

mathmagic wrote:
Jesster wrote:Holy fuck MJ, he is really good.

Seconded.

I had never heard of Steve Burns before (even with respect to Blues Clues). Do most of his songs have that Industrial/Electronic element to them?

Just the ones I posted. Largely, most of them are very quiet, folksey blues-rock, but most have a little bit of electronica, since he does everything himself.

From the new album!

Steve Burns - Lords of Cobble Hill <--- Excellent, quiet.

Steve Burns - The Unbeliever <-- Slightly more rocky

Now, I have both of his albums and all of his music. I will be happy to send people mp3s, but I urge you, if you like them, to buy the albums. Support this man.

Steve Burns - Henry Krinkle's Lament (only a snippet of the song)

He has a lot of nerdy songs, too. like Superstrings and Troposphere.

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Postby ArchangelShrike » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:50 pm UTC



Of course he is, he does geeky songs.

Jalapeno: Anyplace I would be able to find more Big Sugar and Steve Burns? I haven't looked much for both of their music, but wondering how exactly to buy from Steve Burns website...

robinerghuys: I know, saw it on the myspace...

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:53 pm UTC

Well, you can find their music from me, but if you want albums:

http://www.amazon.ca/s?ie=UTF8&search-t ... gar&page=1

http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Dust-Mites- ... B0000AINL3

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Postby ArchangelShrike » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:56 pm UTC

Okay, just thought you could buy directly from Steve Burn's website, and after clicking on a bunch of photos I got frustrated. I guess not...

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:57 pm UTC

Huh? Go to "The Albums", and scroll down to where it has a picture of the country you're from, and pick a site to buy it from.

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Postby davef » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:43 pm UTC

Meh. Didn't really float my boat. I liked Lords of Cobble Hill, though.
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Postby zenja72 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:14 am UTC

The Velvet Underground. Sweet Jane, Heroin, New Age, and Pale Blue Eyes are good starter songs.


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