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Old 05-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #41 (permalink)
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sterolab are nice/happy/french style of yo la tengo... more lush than guitars.


Galaxie 500, Sparklehorse, Grandaddy are all great - grandaddy being one of my fav bans ever - check them out!

yo la tengo do indeed cover quite a few styles, from sonic youth type guitar music, to Low type slow songs to camera obscura twee.... one of the reasons they are so great is their range i think
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:52 AM   #42 (permalink)
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hey guys, i used to listen to a lot of this stuff but seemed to have lost my way. I really like arctic monkeys, franz ferdinand, the strokes, older razorlight. Any recommendations are welcome. The only thing i don't like are singers with high or super low voices. I've been reading up and want to experience some of the older, purer stuff. Thanks

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I've only been exposed to bands like arctic monkeys, franz ferdinand, the kooks and the strokes. I like those bands a lot, but from what I've read on the forum there's a lot more to learn. I'm not a fan of the folk-ish songs, conceptual and slow, or hard rock. The farthest away I've gone and still liked is Kasabaian. So, who influenced these bands? Anyone I should look for? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I'm trying to get into Beck. (I think alternative is the right place for him, but it's hard to tell.)

I've heard Midnight Virtues and Odelay, I'm just wondering what his 5 best albums are. First being the best 5th being the 5th best.

If anyone could give me any insight I'd appreciate it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mutations>Sea Change>One Foot In The Grace>Guero>Modern Guilt
I'd also get Stray Blues which is a B-side collection.
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Guero and Modern Guilt are excellent. I'm not really familiar with his older stuff
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The best Beck album to start with is probably Odelay. It's a fairly accessible album with some really fantastic tunes, it'll give you a great idea of what Beck's all about. He's made some really different sounding albums over the years, his early lo-fi blues stuff on Golden Feelings is a bit more inaccessible, while he even ventured into camp pop music on Midnite Vultures. Sea Change is a superb album for wallowing in sorrow, his most mellow and depressing album.

My personal Beck top 5:

1. Sea Change
2. Odelay
3. Modern Guilt
4. Mutations
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I already like Midnight Virtues and Odelay. Odelay was the first one I listened to and like you say, nice and easy on the ears.

From what people have said - Mutations, Sea Change or Modern Guilt seem to be the contenders for my 3rd Beck album.

Which is the most accessible would you say?
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Depends on your taste.
You like acoustic stuff=Sea Change
You like straightforward indie=Mutations
You like straightforward Beck=Modern Guilt
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Depends on your taste.
You like acoustic stuff=Sea Change
You like straightforward indie=Mutations
You like straightforward Beck=Modern Guilt
I like acoustic and straightforward Indie, is there such a thing as straightforward Beck? I might just get all three.
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