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Old July 29 2012, 11:38 AM   #115
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Re: General Music Thread

PKTrekGirl wrote: View Post
JayOwl, yeah...I like Death Cab okay - I especially like that first song, "I Will Follow You Into The Dark". Although I think my favorite more recent indie band is probably The Shins. This is not from their most recent album, but is still one of my favorite of their songs:
Nice. They sound a bit like The Hoosiers- to some extent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNNfS0ZTnU

I LOVE, Avenged Sevenfold. Synyster Gates, IMO, has the very real potential of being the greatest guitarist of his generation. I mean, we are talking the potential for Eddie Van Halen territory here, if he doesn't get sidetracked by things like too much partying, etc. This band, though, does not have a weak link - every single one of them are incredibly talented at what they do.

Like I said...I'm really more of a Grunge/Hard Rock/Sometimes-Metal kind of gal. Can't be *too* screamo...like, I prefer Corey Taylor in Stone Sour rather than in Slipknot. But a lot of today's hard rock is right up my alley - Stone Sour, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Apocalyptica...Slash's new stuff with Myles Kennedy...some Breaking Benjamin...that sort of thing. I got stuck in Grunge for a really long time because the late 90's into the early part of the 2000's was, IMO, another one of those musical wastelands, for the most part. But about 20 months ago (early winter of 2010) I got some suggestions on here for some newer bands I had not previously tried...and that sort of got me moving again....and now I listen to a lot of newer stuff on the hard rock/metal end of the spectrum. Avenged Sevenfold was not one of the suggestions...but the suggestions given got me moving in that direction, and now they are among my top 5 bands of all time.

I'll be honest and say that I will always take Korn over Lady Gaga...I like it hard, and I like it loud:



^^This shit right here is MADE. OF. AWESOME!!!
I'll be honest, I don't usually go for the really hard stuff. I'm more of a soft rock/indie/indie rock/electronica/classic rock fan, but there's always a few heavier tracks that I like every now and again. I don't go for the metal style 'screaming'. I like Linkin Park, but when the screaming comes in I often cringe. That last one you gave me however, really is quite nice.

But there is some more recent indie stuff that I'm good with. I do have a very strong attraction to 'quirk'....and most of the indie artists I have enjoyed over the years have been/are quirky. The Shins fall into that category....Death Cab falls into that category until their songs get overplayed and I get annoyed. Beck, in my view, is King Of Quirk - really like Beck. Modest Mouse....CAKE....anything quirky, I usually like.
Well, here in the UK there's not much chance of DCFC being 'overplayed' as they haven't had much radio play, nor have they charted any higher than #24 in the Albums chart and they've missed the top 60 altogether in singles. I 'found' them because my cousin from South Africa liked them a lot, so I asked about them. I have played Plans loads, but it's different when you put the songs on yourself.
EDIT: Glad you ordered Love Over Gold, Jay...and yeah, the great thing about going back to discover all the great bands of the 70's and 80's (and even the 60's - not sure how much you know about that era...but there is some cool stuff there!) is that alot of the CDs are dirt cheap now! You can pull together a pretty wicked music collection for not much money!
I know! Even albums from just a few years ago (mid 00s) are really cheap if enough were sold.

How old is your dad, by the way? From what you have told me about his vinyl, I'm guessing he is about my age or just a bit older.
He was 49 earlier this year.
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