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  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited April 2009
    Both are awesome (though We're Only In It For The Money will always be my favorite).

    Being a person who jumped on the Harvey Milk bandwagon with their latest release, can anyone recommend me some of their earlier material? I know they've covered a few different territories, so you don't need to give me something that sounds like Life... The Best Game In Town, but just whichever albums are their best.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    Hungryfreak;2277047 said:

    Being a person who jumped on the Harvey Milk bandwagon with their latest release, can anyone recommend me some of their earlier material? I know they've covered a few different territories, so you don't need to give me something that sounds like Life... The Best Game In Town, but just whichever albums are their best.
    my favorite is "special wishes", but be sure to check out "courtesy and good will toward men" as well.

    i love all of their stuff, but those are probably my two favorites with "life..." coming in a close third.
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited April 2009
    Thank you. I'll be sure to check those out!
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited April 2009
    Looking for all the Bloc Party and Silversun Pickups fans. Lazy Eye being on the main setlist and Melatonin and Well Thought Out Twinkles being Rock Band DLC has gotten me into SP a bit and I would like to know if it would be better to buy Carnavas or Swoon first. For Bloc Party, I've been interested since Helicopter was in GH3 and I've made put Banquet and Hunting For Witches as custom songs for GH2 on my PS2. I'd like some input from you guys on which of their 3 albums to buy first. Thanks for reading this.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    LegendofRock3021;2299606 said:
    Looking for all the Bloc Party and Silversun Pickups fans. Lazy Eye being on the main setlist and Melatonin and Well Thought Out Twinkles being Rock Band DLC has gotten me into SP a bit and I would like to know if it would be better to buy Carnavas or Swoon first. For Bloc Party, I've been interested since Helicopter was in GH3 and I've made put Banquet and Hunting For Witches as custom songs for GH2 on my PS2. I'd like some input from you guys on which of their 3 albums to buy first. Thanks for reading this.
    Silversun Pickups: Pikul >>>> Swoon > Carnavas
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited April 2009
    LegendofRock3021;2299606 said:
    Looking for all the Bloc Party and Silversun Pickups fans. Lazy Eye being on the main setlist and Melatonin and Well Thought Out Twinkles being Rock Band DLC has gotten me into SP a bit and I would like to know if it would be better to buy Carnavas or Swoon first. For Bloc Party, I've been interested since Helicopter was in GH3 and I've made put Banquet and Hunting For Witches as custom songs for GH2 on my PS2. I'd like some input from you guys on which of their 3 albums to buy first. Thanks for reading this.
    Carnavas is better imo, so I would go for that. For Bloc Party, I think Intimacy is their best, but I would start with Silent Alarm.

    Can I get some good noise and jazz (outside of Miles Davis and John Coltrane) recommendations?

    Edit: Oh yeah, and some indie pop reccs for a huge fan of Belle & Sebastian? I love this thread.
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited April 2009
    Gowienczyk;2299623 said:
    Silversun Pickups: Pikul >>>> Swoon > Carnavas
    kwami42;2299628 said:
    Carnavas is better imo, so I would go for that. For Bloc Party, I think Intimacy is their best, but I would start with Silent Alarm.

    Can I get some good noise and jazz (outside of Miles Davis and John Coltrane) recommendations?
    Appreciate the feedback guys, thanks a lot.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    kwami42;2299628 said:
    Edit: Oh yeah, and some indie pop reccs for a huge fan of Belle & Sebastian? I love this thread.
    Eric Dolphy (Out There)
    Hank Jones (Great Standards, Vol. 2)
    Joe Pass (For Django)
    Mostly Other People Do The Killing (Shamokin)
    Norah Jones (Come Away With Me)
    Oscar Peterson Trio (Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio)
    Renee Olstead (Renee Olstead)
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (World Famous, Wild Peace, Paradise Blue)

    Some jazzy records I like, half golden-era half modern-era.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    kwami42;2299628 said:

    Can I get some good noise and jazz (outside of Miles Davis and John Coltrane) recommendations?

    Edit: Oh yeah, and some indie pop reccs for a huge fan of Belle & Sebastian? I love this thread.
    i've been working on a "my favorite of each genre" post forever, so i'm gonna copy/paste some of this out of laziness. :)

    jazz albums: peter brotzmann - machine gun, miles davis - *****es brew, alice coltrane - universal consciousness, sun ra - space is the place, and don cherry - brown rice

    noise/noise-rock albums: prurient - body language, lightning bolt - wonderful rainbow, orthrelm - ov, panicsville - sterile, and wolf eyes - dead hills

    as for stuff similar to belle & sebastian i'd recommend camera obscura, the magnetic fields, and jens lekman.
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited April 2009
    Gowienczyk;2299663 said:
    Eric Dolphy (Out There)
    Hank Jones (Great Standards, Vol. 2)
    Joe Pass (For Django)
    Mostly Other People Do The Killing (Shamokin)
    Norah Jones (Come Away With Me)
    Oscar Peterson Trio (Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio)
    Renee Olstead (Renee Olstead)
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (World Famous, Wild Peace, Paradise Blue)

    Some jazzy records I like, half golden-era half modern-era.
    afterstasis;2299885 said:
    i've been working on a "my favorite of each genre" post forever, so i'm gonna copy/paste some of this out of laziness. :)

    jazz albums: peter brotzmann - machine gun, miles davis - *****es brew, alice coltrane - universal consciousness, sun ra - space is the place, and don cherry - brown rice

    noise/noise-rock albums: prurient - body language, lightning bolt - wonderful rainbow, orthrelm - ov, panicsville - sterile, and wolf eyes - dead hills

    as for stuff similar to belle & sebastian i'd recommend camera obscura, the magnetic fields, and jens lekman.
    Thanks a lot! As you can maybe tell, I'm working on gaining some semblance of knowledge in as many genres as I can.
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    Gowienczyk;2299623 said:
    Silversun Pickups: Pikul >>>> Swoon > Carnavas
    Pretty much what he said, but change Swoon and Carnavas. Pikul was a pretty good EP.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    timmay9;2300098 said:
    Pretty much what he said, but change Swoon and Carnavas. Pikul was a pretty good EP.
    I personally believe Swoon topped Carnavas, it was a great continuation of that style and really had better songs overall, imo. Carnavas still rules.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited April 2009
    Any album reccomendations for these bands?

    Bad Brains
    The Posies
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    Everything they've ever recorded, Supernova.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited April 2009
    Gowienczyk;2300488 said:
    Everything they've ever recorded, Supernova.
    I don't have enough money. I have a $100 budget and i'm already using most of it to buy L4D, 2 foo albums, a rise against albums, SOAD s/t, and then one album for each person. What is their best album that I should get?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    This is why I support filesharing!
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited April 2009
    Gowienczyk;2300550 said:
    This is why I support filesharing!
    .
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    I'm digging proto and early heavy metal bands, like Sir Lord Baltiomre, Leaf Hound, etc. Got any suggestions?

    Also, what is a good starting place for Gentle Giant and Big Black?

    And I support filesharing as long as if you like it you eventually buy the album. If dislike it, just delete the file/
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    Big Black only has two full length records...
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    Alright. Any suggestions besides that?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    Songs About ****ing is pretty much their essential record.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    I would say Octopus is a good starting album for Gentle Giant
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited April 2009
    What is a good starting point for The Melvins? I've heard GPT and Houdini, do the Melvins experts here agree?

    Also, where do I start with Joy Division? I know they don't have a large catalog, but I still want to know which one to start with.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    MdrnDayWarrior;2308640 said:
    What is a good starting point for The Melvins? I've heard GPT and Houdini, do the Melvins experts here agree?

    Also, where do I start with Joy Division? I know they don't have a large catalog, but I still want to know which one to start with.
    Stoner Witch for their stoner rock material is essential.
  • TheKTTheKT Opening Act
    edited April 2009
    Where's the best place to start with Swervedriver?

    And also any recomondations on some modern metal with a Heavy Metal (Black Sabbath, Maiden) sound?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited April 2009
    TheKT;2309044 said:
    Where's the best place to start with Swervedriver?

    And also any recomondations on some modern metal with a Heavy Metal (Black Sabbath, Maiden) sound?
    For the latter;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFii5LGS1xo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcG6xt5-iwQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-pN8qAiZhQ
  • dabears116dabears116 Road Warrior
    edited April 2009
    TheKT;2309044 said:
    And also any recomondations on some modern metal with a Heavy Metal (Black Sabbath, Maiden) sound?
    Modern metal with a heavy metal/NOWBHM sound? How bout we stay in the 80s. Angel Witch (self-titled album is great), Rainbow (Rising, Long Live Rock n' Roll, and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow are all amazing), Riot (Thundersteel is great), and Diamond Head (Lightning to the Nations is amazing) are some good NWOBHM, Bruce Dickinson had some good solo stuff (The Chemical Wedding is the best) and Rob Halford also has a good solo album (Halford: Resurrection). I assume you have Judas Priest in your library, but if you don't have their live album, Unleashed in the East, I highly recommend you get it now.

    Some power metal and speed metal bands with elements that you may like are Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Flotsam and Jetsam (stick with their first two, their later work is meh, hardly speed metal at all), Apocrypha (The Eyes of Time is good, some kvlt stuff here), and countless others (last.fm can help you more).

    Some thrash and speed bands have vocals that resemble NWOBHM more than others; bands like Artillery (tell me what you think of this song), Overkill, Toxik, [B]L
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    I'm really digging Kylesa's new CD, anything else I would like that has the same sort of vibe going? I'm digging the Sludge aspect of it and how it's basically just pure aggression.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited April 2009
    Ultimatum;2310275 said:
    I'm really digging Kylesa's new CD, anything else I would like that has the same sort of vibe going? I'm digging the Sludge aspect of it and how it's basically just pure aggression.
    rwake would be a good choice, and if you're willing to swap some of that aggression for sorrow then damad's first album is still unbeatable.
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited April 2009
    Ultimatum;2310275 said:
    I'm really digging Kylesa's new CD, anything else I would like that has the same sort of vibe going? I'm digging the Sludge aspect of it and how it's basically just pure aggression.
    Even though it's not quite the same I often find myself listening to Stoner Witch by the Melvins or Blood of the Tyrant (self-titled EP) after I listen to Static Tensions. BotT is closer (especially "Helena"), but is closer to Mastodon than it is to Kylesa. It's hard to get quite the same sound as a band that uses three vocalists and two drummers (especially in terms of the rhythmic power and trade-offs that Kylesa does with dual-drummers).
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