Music Suggestions

Let me know what you listen to. I’m looking to expand my listening tastes, so anything you think is good is fair game :slight_smile:


Here are a few I like:

Pink Floyd
Nine Inch Nails
Shine Soundtrack
Imogen Heap - Ellipse
The Bad Plus - These Are the Vistas
Rachel’s - Handwriting
Calexico - Hot Rail

Don’t let this influence your suggestions; I’m open to everything.

here’s a sample (keep in mind I’m not actually awake yet…and I’ll try to keep it to the english speaking artists/bands)

A Fine Frenzy
Arcade Fire
Barenaked Ladies
Dresden Dolls
Flogging Molly
Imogen Heap (and Frou Frou)
Megan McCauley
Silversun Pickups
The Postal Service

I could go on for miles, but I don’t think you really want to wade through my 700ish artist collection currently on my zune. :3 Especially since my musical interests are ridiculously varied depending on whim or mood. These are just good, solid fallback bands/artists that I really don’t get sick of, even on loop.

Edit to add a few country artists since it came up in conversation (with a bit of bluegrass for good measure):

Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Nickel Creek (if you want sheer musical talent, they’ve got heaps of it)

I don’t listen to it as much as I used to so I recognize a lot of songs more than artists now, but Lady A is awesome and I’ve been a big fan of Nickel Creek since their early days.

Vibe tunes - Radiohead (5 or 6 amazing albums)
Heavy tunes - TOOL (10,000 Days & Lateralus are great for WoW)
Piano tunes - Tori Amos

I’m more old school in some cases:

Vintage Zeppelin
The Police
Dream Theater
Queensryche (Geoff Tate’s vocal range is mind blowing)

More Recent:

The new Alice in Chains stuff is phenomenal
Foo Fighters
Peter Gabriel (Check out Secret World Live from the '90’s if you’ve never listened)
Edwin McCain

Off the beaten path:

Atlantic just re-released an album call Victor by Alex Lifeson (Rush’s guitarist) that is cool/creepy/different but has some terrific music on it
The Corrs
ES Posthumus (You’d recognize the theme from cold case if you ever watched that show)
Sarah McLachlan (Mirrorball live is my secret guilty pleasure)
Material - Check out two tracks specifically call Seven Souls and the Western Lands.

I still listen to the old stuff (currently going through old J Tull CDs) but for stuff that’s actually in this century:


  • Bottle Rockets. I like lyrics as well as tunes, and Brian Henneman is a great song writer. If you pick up a CD, I’d start with the older Brooklyn Side or 24 Hours, although their recent Zoysia is a good, and got a special shout out from Steven King.

Folk/Roots rock

  • Po’ Girl (and Be Good Tanyas for older stuff)
  • Gillian Welch
  • Wailin’ Jennys


  • Crooked Still

Dry Kill Logic
Job for a cowboy
Lamb of God
Aphex Twin
DJ Benny Benassi

listen to to much stuff but heres a sample

The Dead Weather
The Ramones
White Stripes
Lily Allen
the ting tings
The lonely island
owl city

If I had to pick just 10 recordings.

Dire Straits - On the Night (Live)
Social Distortion - Live at the Roxy (Live)
Hanoi Rocks - All Those Wasted Years (Live)
Cheap Trick - At Budokan (Live)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs and Stories
Lime Spiders - The Cave Comes Alive
Joe Jackson - Live 1980/86 (Live)
Mike Scott and the Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon
Duran Duran - Arena (Live)
The Allman Brothers Band - A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

My listening music is mostly limited to just a few things these days

The Allman Brothers Band
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Although recently, I’ve also taken a great liking to soundtracks from older games. If you can get your hands on the Final Fantasy Piano Collections (possibly the only way to obtain these nowadays is illegally, not that I would know anything about that…), they are an especially good choice.

Massive Attack
Leona Naess
Ingrid Michaelson
The Cure
Matthew Sweet
Smashing Pumpkins (early stuff, up to Infinite Sadness)
Stone Roses
Aimee Mann
Marry Me Jane
Dar Williams
Midnight Oil
Sarah Harmer
New Order
The Pillows
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Tristan Prettyman
Getaway Cruiser

Aulm, prior to reading your list the song “Space Lord” by Monster Magnet was the song I most strongly associated with you… just seemed appropriate.

Now I have to choose between “Subculture”, “Icing Sugar”, “I Am the Resurrection”, and “Devil with the Green Eyes.” <3

pfft go for hard core metal damnit… your neighbors will love ya even more

You have no idea how happy it made me to see those two listed together right at the top :smiley:

Okay, Willie’s list gets my vote of approval right here, although I prefer Icon of Coil to Combichrist. It just feels like LaPleuga (sp? all of their cd’s are out in the car or I’m too lazy to walk to the living room) is trying to take Combi to a more mainstream “band” feel and is getting away from the electronic feel. I’m actually seeing Icon this weekend (I’ll be up at the Triton Festival) and Combi in November so I’ll have a better comparison of their live shows again.

Rammstein’s always great, but again, their latest album isn’t my favorite.

Other awesome picks:

Interlace (these guys are my absolute favorite…just love their sound)
A.S.P. (Tales of A.S.P. if you’re googling them)
Suicide Commando
Velvet Acid Christ
The Doors
Rob Zombie
Nine Inch Nails
Nightwish (only the old stuff with Tarja)
Tarja Turinen

If I can get Glork to post his list, everyone will get a big laugh. We don’t listen to the same music at all and it’s a constant argument about what get’s played!


Either I missed it scrolling through or I am tired…or both. No one mentioned:

The Grateful Dead
Ted Nugent
Black Keys
Janis Joplin
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Yardbirds / Cream / Clapton / Beck
Black Sabbath
Willie Nelson
Hank (Sr. and Jr.)
David Allen Coe
Charlie Daniels
Manhiem Steamroller

notice there is no rap / hip-hop…hmmmm

You never even called me by my name.

You could always try the wisdom of the masses at

Oh, and it’s free.

I <3 Pandora :slight_smile:

Scullie’s channels (in order of how often I listen)

Jay-Z/Linkin Park - I listen to this at work – also has Rise Against, etc.
Disco - “Do it right, takin’ me through the night…Shadow Dancin’…baby you do it right…Uh Huh!”
KC and the Sunshine Band - TOTALLY different from the Disco channel. If you have to ask I can’t help you.
Tom Jones - this plays the music of my early childhood…Bobby Darin
ELO - also has Boston, the Beatles…
Bad Religion - also Rancid, Offspring, Sublime
English Beat - SKA ftw

Other channels in the works: Midnight Oil, The Smiths (new wave 80’s), The Jam, The 5th Dimension, Husker Du
For the holidays “Swingin’ Christmas”
For classical - Trumpet Concertos