Originally posted by Max Power
I'm thinking Raveonette-ish with less cliche, perhaps?
I don't know, I think The Cardigans are a bit too poppy to go that distorted and white noisy, but anything's possible. They were rather dark on the last album.
In other news, I'm not listening to either one of the about-to-be-metioned artists at the moment, but I have
been listening to them consistantly for the past few weeks, so I just have to mention them and strongly
suggest you check both out...
Aesop Rock: If you're into underground hip-hop, or hip-hop, period, you have to hear this guy. I got into him in 2001, when I just happened to check out his third album, in the local record store. I liked it so much, I bought that and the most recent one he had out. I've gotten even more obsessed with him lately and ended up shelling out over $80 for out-of-print material on ebay - worth every penny though. Anyway, he has one of the greatest voices I've heard in hip-hop, and he's a brilliant lyricist. The beats and samples are totally kickass - he samples everything from blues to jazz to reggae to classical. I suggest checking any of his material, but Appleseed
is my favorite, which is out-of-print but can still be found on Kazaa and the like.
Neko Case: Mainly alternative-country, but equally mixed with pop, jazz, and blues influences. She has such a powerful and beautiful voice. One listen to her cover of Aretha Franklin's "Runnin' Out of Fools" is all you need to realize her talent. I'm still pissed at Old Man Winter for bringing the storm that caused me to miss her in concert - that *******.
All right, I realize this turned into a music suggestions post, but since that thread is lost in the back pages, I just decided to put it all in here. I have been listening to both recently, though, so it's still relevant to this thread. I'll stop myself now before I keep rambling.