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Old 03-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone have any infectious pop confection recommendations?

Hi! I'm looking for some album recommendations. I'm looking for stuff in the indie-pop/rock range that is extremely infectious, or "pop confections" so to speak. Buelah, the Cardigans' "Life", Apples in Stereo's "Funtrick..." come to mind. But stuff that doesn't get too pretentious or experimental or cheesy sounding. It doesn't all have to be positive and upbeat, it can be bittersweet as well. The Apples later albums just sound like the Beatles... same with Of Montreal. Just good solid indie pop/rock that has good pop-sensibility. Thanks!!

I tend to use eMusic.com to discover and download, but I still haven't found material that surpasses the artists I mentioned... (bands that show up in the "like artist suggestions" for example)
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Belle and Sebastian "The Blues Are Still Blue"?

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Infectious? You need some twee pop. My suggestions:

Tullycraft (any)
Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die
The Softies - It's Love
All Girl Summer Fun Band - self-titled (the best for last).
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just search around, like myspace it, you can find many songs, and u can use a myspace ripper
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i just picked up camera obscura's 'underachievers please try harder'. female vocals, nice, soft, poppy stuff. i've heard their new one is good but haven't heard it, yet.
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Peter, Bjorn and John- Young Folks

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Anything by Stereolab or Imitation Electric Piano.

Also i`d recommend Teenage Fanclubs Grand Prix album & Primal Scream's Sonic Flower Groove
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