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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:56 am 
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Help! My iPod music library is getting really stale. I need some recommendations for new music. I like 90's alternative, classical, and rap. Actually, I'm not against any specific type of music, except for maybe Country & Western.

I just bought two songs on iTunes - Time to Pretend by MGMT, and Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant. Both of these songs (to me) are awesome, but the only way I know about them is because they were on TV shows (The Magicians and Lucifer, respectively). Do you have any recommendations that might be like these songs?

Thanks in advance.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:21 pm 
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This probably won't help, but I've started a blog recently where I'm listening to my entire iPod in alphabetical order and writing about some select albums and songs. I'm only through the D's, but maybe it'll give you an idea or two.

https://alphabeticalipod.wordpress.com/


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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:24 pm 
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Mystery Skulls! Check them out on youtube to see if you like them, but holy crap I love them so much I actually bought their album. They've inspired a few fan made videos, including this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhjk5x54bsE


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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Passion Pit is similar to MGMT. Chemical Brothers are great house/techno. "Dangerous" by big data is a good song. There are just too many to list, honestly. Foster the People have some good ones too.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:07 am 
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If you have Amazon Prime, you can listen to the entire album that "Dangerous" is on. For one, I LOVE both the videos made for it.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Huge thanks to all!

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Two Door Cinema Club
Franz Ferdinand
Radiohead if you don't already have everything :P
Alt-J
Gorillaz
Arctic Monkeys
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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:30 am 
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Haha, your post reminded me of this quote from The Blues Brothers:

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here? Cocktail Waitress: Oh, we got both kinds. We got Country AND Western!


As for music for you, I'm not sure. I listen to a bit of everything also, except for country and western also like you. I'm not sure how iTunes works, I'm going off how Spotify works, but look for random playlists and just listen to each song for a bit, before you pick a new song, or just look for songs you recognise. I've made some epic playlists this way, like my 90's rock/alternative and my 90's r'n'b and hip hop playlist. I look at one song, it reminds me of another I haven't heard for ages, which leads to another song and etc etc.

Random artists on my playlists (for ideas for you):

Green Day
A Tribe Called Quest
Blackalicious
Wu-Tang
Queen
Motley Crue
Ray Charles
REO Speedwagon
N.E.R.D.
Eric B & Rakim
Rob Zombie
Weezer
Blink-182
Ferry Corsten
Faithless
Dash Berlin
Gareth Emery
John O'Callaghan


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Rush.

That is all.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:21 am 
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You might lile The Replacements and Paul Westerberg, Soundgarden, and Widespread Panic. The last one is a little jam-band like, but they're still good.

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