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Old 10-06-2013, 01:06 AM   #551 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but:

I really love sixties pop, like The Beatles, Kinks, Hollies, Moody Blues and so on. I like nineties Britpop too. Would someone recommend new bands in that genre for me?
Melodic, diverse, and little bit originality won't hurt, but melodies are the most important thing. Thank you
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #552 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but:

I really love sixties pop, like The Beatles, Kinks, Hollies, Moody Blues and so on. I like nineties Britpop too. Would someone recommend new bands in that genre for me?
Melodic, diverse, and little bit originality won't hurt, but melodies are the most important thing. Thank you
Tame Impala is the most obvious one, if you're not already aware of them.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:19 AM   #553 (permalink)
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oh thank you. I'll check them out I have already listened some of their albums but I will try again.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #554 (permalink)
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Well I liked them, but I must say they sounded more Pink Floydesque than Beatlesesque, in my opinion. Their singer sounded very much like John Lennon, though.
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Conway. For those that enjoy Icona Pop, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, or The Go! Team:

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #556 (permalink)
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Well I liked them, but I must say they sounded more Pink Floydesque than Beatlesesque, in my opinion. Their singer sounded very much like John Lennon, though.
Yes, everyone notices that about his voice.

Give them a few more listens, they get better the more you listen. I'll throw on a few more notable songs in that thread.

I've got a hunch that band is going to end up really big.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #557 (permalink)
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I would like to open my doors to this genre. So far I only listen to Modest Mouse, Fleet Foxes, R.E.M, The Beatles, Talking Heads, E.L.O and RHCP (I'm not even entirely sure if those are even alternative or indie). I want new groups that some-what revolve around the sound of the groups listed. But I am open to entirely new sounds, sort of not as known groups.
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After listening to some new stuff for the first time in ages starting in June, thanks to a tip from Surrel about Animal Collective, I've sort-of developed my own short list of Best Bands in this category.

First, by a big margin, is Animal Collective. However, I've also learned they tend to be a pretty divisive band - you either think they're great, or you think they're awful. Haven't found many people in the middle ground, though I'm sure they exist.

Second is Grizzly Bear. They're almost the opposite of AnCo. Whereas AnCo usually tries to cram every millisecond with as much sound as they think they can get away with, Grizzly Bear's songs are usually pretty sparsely arranged. Even the louder songs often sound a bit "minimalist" (for lack of a better word).

Third is Tame Impala. Main reason they're third at this point, however, is because they've only done 2 albums so far. But also because, I suppose, their sound is highly derivative, moreso than most other bands around these days. That said, they do a superb job of deriving.

I'll put Atlas Sound at a distant 4th. The guy who does Atlas Sound also has a band Deerhunter, but I prefer his solo stuff better. Haven't really been able to get into Deerhunter. In fact I gave away their latest album to someone after trying to listen to it a few times.

Other than those, the only band that has caught my attention so far is Deerhoof. Deerhoof is definitely ... gee I dunno ... creative? Definitely an entertaining listen but I'm not sure I'd actually want to buy one of their albums.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:13 AM   #559 (permalink)
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Hey Animal Collective is great.
And everyone who loves Beatlesque pop should listen to Suftan Stevens.
Arcade Fire is good too. And also more well known bands like Wilco and Belle And Sebastian are great.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:19 AM   #560 (permalink)
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Default De Staat like bands

I'm a huge fan of the dutch band De Staat and I recently found another band from Scotland with a similar vibe called 'The Tide Inside', they're a bit more mellow and ambient, check them out on facebook and youtube.

Does anybody have any suggestions for other european bands I should check out in a similar vein?
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