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#1 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

Spotify does not seem to be "getting" me since all they think I like is chiptune stuff and heavy metal and celtic instrumental stuff. They're just not getting it. They don't understand me or my angst. So we're gonna make this interactive -- recommend a band and three songs and I'll listen to them if I can find them and tell you what I think. I want something new because I'm tired of listening to the same stuff.

For convenience I'll list what I normally listen to, and their genres -- not in any particular order. Also doubles as a music list for Joy-stalkers. ^_^

  • Cake (alt rock)
  • Sublime (punk ska)
  • Sublime w/ Rome (pop ska)
  • The Hush Sound (indie pop/rock)
  • Fountains of Wayne (pop) [yes I'm embarrassed]
  • Dresden Dolls/AFP (dark cabaret)
  • Marcy Playground (alt rock)
  • Flogging Molly (celtic punk)
  • Maroon 5 (pop/funk rock) [everything after their first two albums sucks balls]
  • The Wombats (britrock)
  • Simple Plan (pop punk)
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (parody punk)
  • The Aquabats (whatever The Aquabats are)
  • Garfunkel and Oates (comedy folk)
  • Tub Ring (alt)
  • Jim's Big Ego (errr... pop-jazz? I don't know, and wiki isn't giving up the goods)
  • Emilie Autumn (victoriandustrial)
  • Paul and Storm (comedy folk)
  • Abney Park (steampunk)
  • The Cog is Dead (steampunk)
  • Dr. Steel (whatever Dr. Steel is)
  • Aimee Allen (pop rock)
  • Aurelio Voltaire (dark cabaret)
  • I Fight Dragons (chiptune rock)
  • Jonathan Coulton (folk rock)
  • The Scarlet Ending (whatever The Scarlet Ending is)
  • Reel Big Fish (ska punk)
  • Alestorm (pirate metal)
  • The Vincent Black Shadow (alt rock)
  • The Dollyrots (bubblegum punk)
  • One-Eyed Doll (gothic metal)
  • Lily Allen (indie pop)
  • Cherry Poppin' Daddies (swing-rock)
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers (jazz-swing)
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (swing)
  • The Decemberists (indie folk)
  • Social Distortion (cowpunk)
  • Imelda May (jazzabilly)
  • The Dreadnoughts (celtic punk)
  • The Pretty Reckless (hard rock)
  • Tsunami Bomb (punk rock)
  • Insane Clown Posse (circus rap)
  • Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer (chap-hop)
  • The Distillers (punk rock)
  • Vagabond Opera (whatever Vagabond Opera is -- though ironically I dislike all of their actual opera)
  • Cancerslug (shock-punkabilly?)
  • Panic! At The Disco (baroque pop)
  • Go Betty Go (pop punk)
  • Rude City Riot (ska punk)
  • Dead Town Revival (punk-n'-roll)
  • Dance Hall Crashers (ska-rock)

Edit: Looking back on this list is slightly embarrassing but I stand by it.

Edit: Keep in mind that I'm probably not gonna like what you recommend.

Edit: When posting links to YouTube, please post actual links instead of videos, the videos lag my computer out when there are too many of them.

Edit: Current hopefuls:

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#2 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio

Only thing I can rec is Minus the Bear.

#3 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Edited by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: White Mystery, Throwin' Shapes, Hold me down.

#5 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by Emequious_Swerve (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

Buke and Gase: Your face left before you. Sleep gets your ghost. Revel in Contempt.

Rustic Overtones: C'Mon. Crash Landing. Love Underground

The Urge: Jump right in. If I were you. S.L.O.B

G. Love and Special Sauce: No Turning Back. I 76. Free at Last

#7 Posted by Emequious_Swerve (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: White Mystery, Throwin' Shapes, Hold me down.

Should have recommended Pachuca Sunrise

#8 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by judasnixon (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

If anyone likes Ska Punk you should listen to Common Rider........

#10 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4212 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by BR_Havoc (1272 posts) - - Show Bio

I put my media player on random and here is what it gave me hope you like it.

Alkaline Trio (Pop Punk): Dine Dine my darling, Wanna be a Warhol, Mr. Chainsaw.

Maximum the Hormone (Japanese Hardcore punk): F, Koi no mega lover, Rock Backurwase

Fozzy (Metal): Spider in my mouth, Blood Happens, Sandpaper.

Birthday Massacre (Goth): Blue, In the dark, Sleep Walking.

Flyleaf (Hard Rock): All around me, In the dark, So sick.

Rancid (Punk) : Red Hot Moon, Hyena, California Sun

The Bunny the Bear (experimental screamo) : Lonely, In like Flynn, Sky.

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#12 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@emequious_swerve:

Buke and Gase: Not feeling it.

Rustic Overtones: None of those songs actually exist... listened to a couple random ones anyway to make sure and wasn't impressed but coulda been bad picks.

The Urge: Kinda digging the Urge so far. Gonna put it on my list of hopefuls.

G Love and the Special Sauce: Nope. Not for me.

#13 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@doomdoomdoom: Lol! good try but no, sorry.

@decoyelite: Nope, not my thing.

@judasnixon: Not doing anything for me.

@br_havoc: Kinda digging Rancid. Adding to hopefuls.

Starting to think I should have specified that I'm very picky....

#14 Posted by judasnixon (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

Round 2...... The Dreadnoughts (Irish folk punks pirates)

#15 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by Perethorn (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Judas Priest: Painkiller, Hellrider, Electric Eye

#18 Posted by Ostyo (6721 posts) - - Show Bio

Alarm clock boogie

#19 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@ostyo: Negative.

@perethorn: Not into Judas Priest. :3

@judasnixon: That's really good actually. Usually irish punk stuff is hit or miss (the way Flogging Molly rules and Dropkick Murpheys suck) but they are cool.

@decoyelite: 'Fraid not....

#20 Posted by judasnixon (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

Round 3..... Gogo Bordello (gypsy russian folk punk)

#21 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon: Nope, not for me, sounds too much like Borat. O___O

#22 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20734 posts) - - Show Bio

#23 Posted by judasnixon (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

The Disittlers..... Oh my god I have such a crush on Brody Dalle........

#24 Posted by Ostyo (6721 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Negative? I don't know that song. :P

#25 Edited by King Saturn (223825 posts) - - Show Bio

Listen to some Project Pat...

#26 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by GraniteSoldier (6985 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: The Birthday Massacre

Voltaire

#29 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by scorpion2501 (5168 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Edited by Deadite (20975 posts) - - Show Bio

#32 Posted by consolemaster001 (4973 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Blink-182 all the small things

#33 Posted by Bruxae (12641 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a couple of my favorite bands:

  • Crystal Castles - Affection / Untrust Us / Celestica
  • Covenant - Brave New World / Invisible & Silent / Call The Ships To Port
  • Lacuna Coil - End Of Time / Heaven's Alie / Enjoy The Silence (cover)
  • VNV Nation - Legion / Illusion / Honour
  • Blue Foundation - Eyes On Fire / Ghost
#34 Posted by Bruxae (12641 posts) - - Show Bio

I almost forgot:

Gothminister - Mammoth / Freak / March Of The Dead

#35 Posted by laflux (14231 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Sevendust

Enemy, Black and Decay

#36 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15260 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: The Pretty Recklass is a band I discovered earlier this year and immediately fell in love with. Not sure how to classify them as a genre. Grunge rock / hard rock / alternative metal at times / little bit of punk. Whatever. All I know is I love the music!

They currently have like 1.5 albums released (one studio, one EP) and will be released their 2nd studio album sometime this year (they're being vague about it, but they've released singles so...)

Anyway. I tried to pick some a wide diversity of their songs from them.

Going to Hell is their latest single released a few days ago. Make Me Wana Die is probably their hit song. Going Down and You are fan favorites and Hit Me like a Man is one of my favorites.

...also. Taylor Momsen is breathtakingly beautiful in my opinion, if that counts for anything. Seriously my celebrity crush. SO HOT, and her concert outfits are amazing. If she ever gets like a full-sleeve tattoo or something I'm going to lose it.

I'm a huge fan of female vocalists in rock/metal to begin with. They just sound so much better IMO. Other bands I would recommend (but won't spam the pages with links) are:

  • In This Moment - metal band - check out The Promise, Blood, Beast Within, Forever, Daddy's Falling Angel and their Call Me, Blondie Cover.
  • Halestorm - rock band - Lzzy Hale is an UNBELIEVABLE vocalist. Seriously one of the best singers in the last decade, no contest. Favorite songs are Dirty Work, Here's to Us and their cover of Bad Romance (and I hate the original)
  • Otep - metal band with a huge variety in their music. From their early screamo stuff, to the straight up heavy metal or even some really good vocal songs. Their last album wasn't that great imo though. Favorite songs: T.R.I.C, War Head, Confrontation, Rise Rebel Resist and Ur a Wmn Now
  • Unsun - sort of a gothic metal band from Poland. Very unique sounding music. Check out Whispers, Home and I Ceased.

Someone all ready mentioned The Distillers so I won't repeat them, great band though. If you're into some heavy death metal type music check out Arch Enemy and The Agonist.

#37 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadite: Nope...

@moonchilde:

Already did the Birthday Whatevers

Already a Voltaire fan :P

Nope.

@scorpion2501:Nah, too atmospheric for me.

@granitesoldier: Didn't really grab me.

That's the first wave. Gonna start listening to the next wave.

#38 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux: Nahhh, not that big into traditional metal.

@bruxae: Whew, here we go.

Crystal Castles: Creepy Vocaloid Video Game music... interesting but not something I could see myself regularly jamming to.

Covenant: Same deal here. I usually don't go for highly-atmospheric stuff (which is ironically, a lot of what I've been seeing on this page). Lead does have a cool voice though.

Lacuna Coil: This is my favorite so far I think, it has like, guitars and stuff, but I'm not digging the vocalist. *eek*

VNV Nation: Sorry, no techno for me thanks. O_O

Blue Foundation: Interesting. Tempted to like. But not really getting grabbed by it.

Gothminister: Not bad actually. Sounds like Dr. Steel was possessed by a demon. Poor Dr. Steel. O_O

@consolemaster001: Okay I've heard that on the radio before and I like it. Kind of embarrassed to like it, because liking things that you hear on the radio is laaame, but I do enjoy it nonetheless. Adding to list of hopefuls.

#39 Posted by batkevin74 (10416 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs

#40 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Hurr.

@fallschirmjager: Really enjoyed a few of those so I'll add them to my list of hopefuls. ^_^ I'll check those other bands too sometime.

#41 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15260 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Woot! I've been trying to introduce TPR to as many people as I can. They're too good to not be more known.

#42 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: So far I'm really digging Kill Me, Make Me Wanna Die, Goin' Down, and Going to Hell.

#43 Edited by Fallschirmjager (15260 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@fallschirmjager: So far I'm really digging Kill Me, Make Me Wanna Die, Goin' Down, and Going to Hell.

"Cold Blooded" is also excellent. "My Medicine" has kind of a trippy feel to it. And the music video is awesome with a guest appearance by Jenna Haze, lol.

I'm currently anxiously awaiting their album, due for release sometime "soon"

#44 Edited by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: Wasn't instantly stolen by Cold Blooded but I did like My Medicine, also Since You're Gone.

#45 Posted by judasnixon (6213 posts) - - Show Bio
#46 Edited by Fallschirmjager (15260 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@fallschirmjager: Wasn't instantly stolen by Cold Blooded but I did like My Medicine, also Since You're Gone.

Last one I would say to check out if you haven't all ready is "Under the Water". But otherwise you've probably heard most of them by now. They don't have many songs yet as I said, only 1 studio album and 1 EP. (Though honestly, I don't consider any of their songs even slightly bad.)

Need that new album out right meow :3

#47 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon: I dig the gothic cowboy cabaret aesthetic but the music itself isn't catching me.

#48 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: I'm picky even with bands I like. I can think of like, three bands that I like every song (Voltaire, I Fight Dragons, The Cog is Dead) and even among them some are better than others.

#49 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15260 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@fallschirmjager: I'm picky even with bands I like. I can think of like, three bands that I like every song (Voltaire, I Fight Dragons, The Cog is Dead) and even among them some are better than others.

Yeah. Eventually if you release enough material some of it is bound to be subpar.

The only time I had a band where I absolutely LOVED every song was Drowning Pool when they released their first album Sinner. It is a fantastic album. All of the songs are punchy and fit my fancy. It remains to this day the best album they put out and one of my all time favorites. (Their original singer died after its release :()

Otherwise...Sevendust and Arch Enemy might come close. There are obviously songs I like more than others, but I don't know that I can think of a bad one (off the top of my head, anyway). TPR fit this for the time being, but their 1.5 albums don't exactly compare to the 9 studio albums Sevendust and Arch Enemy both have each.

#50 Posted by Joygirl (18694 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: I feel ya. Like I'm a huge fan of Reel Big Fish but they have entire albums that are total flops. Then again they also have like 10 albums and I have playlists of them that have like 40 songs on them so I consider 'em a win. :D