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#1 Old 04-28-2005, 08:17 PM
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After looking through my sad CD collection (Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, Michael W. Smith's "Go West Young Man," and--I can't believe I'm admitting this--Celine Dion...you get the picture) I'm realizing that I'm totally uncool. I haven't purchased a new CD in forever (except for a Kansas collection, which I just had to have for some bizarre reason a few months ago); mostly I just listen to the radio on the way to work, and at home I read.



So: What CDs should I buy so that a 20-something and/or 30-something getting into my car and flipping through my CDs doesn't think I'm a moron?



I like everything. Seriously everything. Which is why I don't buy CDs, 'cause I just cruise around to the crap that's on the radio. And the non-crap: I like that one song about someone having a boyfriend that looks like a girlfriend from last February (is that The Killers?). So, that's fun and all, but I also want to really 'know' more about the current music scene.



Suggestions for me?
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Yes, that's the Killers. The emo/screamo/hardcore scene is absolutely HUGE right now: Underoath, Blood Brothers, Story of the Year, The Mars Volta, Comeback Kid, Norma Jean, Avenged Sevenfold, The Used, not even skimming the surface here. Green Day is hot right now (their latest stuff, unfortunately, not their classic). Sorry, I'm not too great with super mainstream MTV/radio stuff. It's not really my cup o'muscial tea, just very knowledgable because of my job. May I recommend Flogging Molly's latest "Within a Mile of Home"? Excellent album! HTH a little.
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Thanks, Katt Fink. What's your job? The recommendation is appreciated. I really want to listen to what people who aren't using MTV as their sole music source are listening to--stuff that I might not hear on my way to work.
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I work at a music-inspired retail/clothing store
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The Dropkick Murphys is an excellent group, I highly recommend them.



I don't listen to a lot of "now" music, either. In fact, most of my music collection is anime and video game soundtracks, and random tracks from random artists, plus some favourites like Barenaked Ladies, The Postal Service, Jewel, Sarah MacLachlan, The White Stripes, The Sundays, and Coldplay.
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Okay, I would offer some suggestions, but I'm having trouble thinking between laughing and hearing in my head....

"looking for a reason, roaming through the night to find my place in this world, my place is this woooooooooorrrrllld".



Ah, those were the days. (kidding)

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Hey! When I was 17, I was in the front row of a MWS concert, and I swear he saw and waved at me personally. Probably because I was holding up my three year old sister, but whatever--it was magical.
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The Dropkick Murphys is an excellent group, I highly recommend them.



Barenaked Ladies, The Postal Service, Jewel, Sarah MacLachlan, The White Stripes, The Sundays, and Coldplay.



Cool. Okay, so I recognize these! Maybe I should just head over to the store and buy a few...
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>> I'm realizing that I'm totally uncool. I haven't purchased a new CD in forever (except for a Kansas collection, which I just had to have for some bizarre reason a few months ago); mostly I just listen to the radio on the way to work, and at home I read.



So: What CDs should I buy so that a 20-something and/or 30-something getting into my car and flipping through my CDs doesn't think I'm a moron?

>>



heh...the "cool" music today sucks.

I'd give you reccomendations, but I veer weird.



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Here's a source for exceptionally ecclectic music sites:

weirdomusic.com links

Download/burn or buy and enjoy!
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#11 Old 04-30-2005, 11:22 PM
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Well if you like that Killers song you might look into some similar stuff...



like

Modest Mouse

Franz Ferdinand

The Vines

The Strokes

Interpol

Snow Patrol

Keane

Coldplay

The Shins





uhh... that's all that comes to mind right now.



What I like to do is use either MusicMatch or iTunes and look up a band I like in the Music Store. Then there are always music suggestions when I'm looking at a current band (on the right side, under "you might also try" or "others also bought" or "similar artists" etc). or in musicmatch, you can read about the artist and they'll have influences in the band's bio sometimes.
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neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea

the walkmen - bows and arrows

the walkmen - everyone who pretended to like me is gone

grandaddy - under the western freeway

quasi - featuring "birds"

elliott smith (all albums)

rufus wainwright - want one
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heh...the "cool" music today sucks.



It's true.

*feels old at 21*
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the bloc party album (dont remember album title) is good...fun stuff.
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stel- out of nowhere
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#16 Old 05-02-2005, 07:51 PM
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>>heh...the "cool" music today sucks.







It's true.

*feels old at 21*>>



By these criteria, though, I was a fuddy-duddy at 16.



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