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...and only started hearing all these good bands over the last year... what would you reccomend from before 2008?
OK I'll go first. Buy Slanted and Enchanted. Or anything.
and Biffy Clyro the gateway bands to everything.
Although I didn't get into ATD-I until relatively recently, I can see why they were so important.
Neutral Milk Hotel
and broken social scene and the unicorns and arcade fire
kerbdogs always a good shout
If you don't mind a bit of shredtastic screamo action then get Circle Takes the Square's - 'As the Roots undo'.
For sure, literally amazing, maybe even life changing, although that sounds horrible, but its that good.
that means currently Kenixxx are winning. The definitive alt band pre-2008.
that's how I'm gonna refer to them from now on!
because even I, a dyed-in-the-wool Geordie hardcorer, doesn't mind Lauren Laverne being from (whisper it) SUNDAHLUND. It's because At the Club clearly = one of the best indie pop records of my music-buying lifetime.
drink+the fact it aint the 90s anymore= increasingly hard for me to realise there's more to life than At The Club. le sigh.
Get 'Is This It' by the Strokes if you haven't already.
The Jam, The Cure, Talking Heads, Radiohead blah blah blah...the list is endless really. Maybe be a bit more specific, yeah. In any event, I envy you for all the great music you're going to be hearing for the first time. All I've got to look forward to is the crumby new Animal Collective album and what kind of life is that?!
so don't be too down
i've been listening to XFM for about 2 years so know all their bands, but was looking for more underground stuff...and theres loads of answers cheers guys!
I was gonna say the Pixies. Start with Doolittle though.
The Velvet Underground
have all done me good over the years
gang of four
godspeed you black emporer!
but never got round to it, which are the best albums by these bands to check out?
but you have much cramming to do
here's an easy start;
You're like an outlaw internet Santa.
all culture is
through free downloading I've been able to access so much more, and it's hardly robbing the artists of money, because I wouldn't be buying it anyway because I can't afford it
I have strong beliefs on this - but that's another thread
Either way I think I love you
easy on the man love
and try hitting the 'reply' button before posting
also, Pitchfork 500 should contain a warning: May contain ABBA
This isn't going to work out.
What am I doing wrong with the replying, I am hitting the 'reply' button, wha?
the reply thing I mean
As for ABBA - I like their melancholic numbers rather than the disco glam sham. I'm talking 'The day before you came' (on P4K 500), 'SOS', 'The Visitors' and 'Head over heels'.
ABBAFACT; They made divorce fashionable in Sweden
Prett much all I listened to aged 16.
chances are you will like at least one era
Preferably album number 1, tracks 3, 4 and 12.
Meet Me In St Louis, Variation On A Swing was one of my favourite albums of 2007 fo'real. Also, I'd recommend The Warlocks for intense hazy psychedelic type stuff. Part Chimp for shouty noised filled rock and Geisha who fall somewhere between the two.
one album, countless blown minds.
stick on Low 'THings we lost in the fire'
Les Savy Fav - Inches
Neither are particularly 'difficult'...they're my two favourite alternative albums that didn't take months of annoyance ('Why are all these indie mongs pretending to like this shit?' etc) to like.
Also Jeff Lewis (It's the Ones Who've Cracked that the Light Shines Through) or any Elliott Smith, his self-titled being my preference)
I was in a very similar situation to you 6 months to a year ago so I strongly recommend those albums, before trying Neutral Milk Hotel which is likely to blow you away (you may need to be patient though)