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adidasss 09-06-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2184231)
I noticed through the thread you like Neil Young. This isn't Neil Young, but this band has some great harmonies that remind me of him in some ways.



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Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2184235)
Yes, I think the video I posted is from 2008 from their debut album but they were together well into the 2010's

And, yes. I've already responded to your Carole King review, in fact.

Thought of another rec. You may not like this as well as Fleet Foxes, but it has a nice late 60s/early 70s feel to it. From 2009



Yes and yes! We should hang out more... :D

Also, regarding how people find contemporary music. Sometimes I hit on something here, but mostly I just follow Pitchfork's reviews. I didn't manage to find another website whose tastes normally correspond to mine. There should be something similar out there for a classic rock fan like yourself.

bob_32_116 09-07-2021 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Eleanor Rigby 14 (Post 2155386)
Well, I'm a Spanish 15yr old and I want to listen to some stuff. Feel free to suggest anything. Also, sorry if my English isn't the best one. These are the bands/artists I usually listen to, I'd also like to know which of these do you like/dislike, just wanna meet people who love music! I've changed the list, so it goes like this (in a random order):

That's an excellent list, but such a long and varied one that it probably contains stuff you would love as well as stuff you would dislike intensely.

My personal choices from list would be:

Pink Floyd
ABBA
Elton John
Stevie Wonder
The Moody Blues
Supertramp
Genesis
The Beach Boys
Sting (solo and with The Police)
Donovan
Carole King
Jethro Tull
Yes
Joni Mitchell
Simon & Garfunkel

My second tier would be:
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Bee Gees (underrated by critics most of the time, unfortunately)
The Who
Eagles
Electric Light Orchestra (Eldorado is such an amazing masterpiece)
Crosby, Stills, Nash with or without Young, not so much Young solo)
The Kinks
Alan Parsons' Project
Neil Diamond
Santana
Paul Rodgers (with Free & Bad Co.)
Fairport Convention


Some of the others on the list I like, but only in a casual way.

If I had one piece of advice I would give to 15-year-old just starting out learning about popular music, it's this: be open to hearing other people's opinions/recommendations, but don't be afraid top follow your own gut instinct. Too often people of that age won't listen to something because it's not considered cool by their peers. If you happen to like KISS, great, but don't listen to them or buyh their records just because all your mates listen to them. Make up your own mind.

bob_32_116 09-07-2021 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2184231)
I noticed through the thread you like Neil Young. This isn't Neil Young, but this band has some great harmonies that remind me of him in some ways.



Excellent recommendation. Fleet Foxes have a quite unique sound and I don't believe they have ever put out a bad product.

If you like them, check out Sufjan Stevens - but I need to warn you that some of his albums sound very different from others. I recommend Michigan, Illinois, and Carrie & Lowell.
Apologies if Sufjan has already been mentioned in the thread; I did try to search, but the search function is returning an error page right now.

bob_32_116 09-07-2021 10:04 AM

I see you like some of the classic progressive rock bands: Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, Camel. In that case you probably need to hear some of the "new progressive" bands, many of whom have evolved out of the metal scene but whose music now has little resemblance to heavy metal.
These include:

Porcupine Tree
Anathema
Opeth (began as very heavy, but have mostly left that behind)
Lunatic Soul/Riverside ("Lunatic Soul" is a stage name used by Mariusz Duda, the singer fron the band Riverside).

rubber soul 09-07-2021 10:26 AM

I'll second Sufjan Stevens, and especially those three albums. A folk artist really (I happen to love folk). Sometimes depressing (One of his best songs, off Illinois, is a summary of John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer from Chicago), he none the less is quite melodic.

This one is off Carrie and Lowell


bob_32_116 09-07-2021 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Eleanor Rigby 14 (Post 2164145)
Hello, thank you very much!!
I had never heard any song you've posted, except Sunshine Superman by Donovan. Lol that's a catchy one, and a very cool song. By the way, Jimmy Page played in that record, right? Cause I knew the song before because of that.

The album "Sunshine Superman" is terrific, and while the title song is a good song it really gives little indication of what the rest of the album sounds like.There is a case for the claim that Donovan started the whole psych-folk genre.

This track for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ThKDqLwmeo
As the title suggests, the song is about twelve king fishers. :)

Eleanor Rigby 14 09-07-2021 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 2184292)
If you like the modern 70's rock revival thing, Dino Jelusick sounds awesome on his various projects.


Cool, that's the type of contemporary band I'm looking for. Thanks :)
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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 2184293)
Happy Birthday Eleanor! You bring the sunshine back into our grey little lives! :love:

By the way, don't worry: nobody writes reviews like I do. Not even me. I'm done with that now. I used to obsess over every note and lyric, but I did that for about seven years and I'm all reviewed out now. I have other things to obsess about these days!

Best of luck with your journal; I dropped a comment into it tonight and will be keeping an eye on it. You go, girl! :)

Thank you! Well, I love your reviews, they're just so super-detailed, but I can imagine how tiring that must be. And I saw your comment on the reviews thread. I've just posted another one today. Thanks for the support!

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Originally Posted by bob_32_116 (Post 2184343)
That's an excellent list, but such a long and varied one that it probably contains stuff you would love as well as stuff you would dislike intensely.

My personal choices from list would be:

Pink Floyd
ABBA
Elton John
Stevie Wonder
The Moody Blues
Supertramp
Genesis
The Beach Boys
Sting (solo and with The Police)
Donovan
Carole King
Jethro Tull
Yes
Joni Mitchell
Simon & Garfunkel

My second tier would be:
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Bee Gees (underrated by critics most of the time, unfortunately)
The Who
Eagles
Electric Light Orchestra (Eldorado is such an amazing masterpiece)
Crosby, Stills, Nash with or without Young, not so much Young solo)
The Kinks
Alan Parsons' Project
Neil Diamond
Santana
Paul Rodgers (with Free & Bad Co.)
Fairport Convention


Some of the others on the list I like, but only in a casual way.

If I had one piece of advice I would give to 15-year-old just starting out learning about popular music, it's this: be open to hearing other people's opinions/recommendations, but don't be afraid top follow your own gut instinct. Too often people of that age won't listen to something because it's not considered cool by their peers. If you happen to like KISS, great, but don't listen to them or buyh their records just because all your mates listen to them. Make up your own mind.

Well, you're right, it's really long, and I've also included bands that, for example, I respect a lot and like sometimes but aren't really my cup of tea (for example, The Doors). Also, I haven't included names of important artists such as Bob Dylan because I don't really like him. As for the advice, thanks, you're right, specially about Kiss. Kiss is a band that many of my classmates claim to know, but they just wear their T-shirts and the only song they've heard is "I was made for loving you". Btw, I've never liked Kiss and think I never will :laughing:
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Originally Posted by bob_32_116 (Post 2184345)
I see you like some of the classic progressive rock bands: Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, Camel. In that case you probably need to hear some of the "new progressive" bands, many of whom have evolved out of the metal scene but whose music now has little resemblance to heavy metal.
These include:

Porcupine Tree
Anathema
Opeth (began as very heavy, but have mostly left that behind)
Lunatic Soul/Riverside ("Lunatic Soul" is a stage name used by Mariusz Duda, the singer fron the band Riverside).

I've actually heard a bit of Porcupine Tree and Anathema, I'll give the other bands a listen too ;)
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Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2184348)
I'll second Sufjan Stevens, and especially those three albums. A folk artist really (I happen to love folk). Sometimes depressing (One of his best songs, off Illinois, is a summary of John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer from Chicago), he none the less is quite melodic.

This one is off Carrie and Lowell


Lol, before playin' it I thought it was gonna be a Beatles cover! Still, it's pretty good. I've actually heard one of his albums (Illinois), and I remember liking it very much, although I've only heard it once or twice
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Originally Posted by bob_32_116 (Post 2184349)
The album "Sunshine Superman" is terrific, and while the title song is a good song it really gives little indication of what the rest of the album sounds like.There is a case for the claim that Donovan started the whole psych-folk genre.

This track for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ThKDqLwmeo
As the title suggests, the song is about twelve king fishers. :)

I've heard it ;) It's a great album, really. If I didn't consider it great, I wouldn't have included Donovan as one of my favourite artists :)
Anyway, thanks a lot for all your recommendations!!!!

Mucha na Dziko 11-08-2021 12:52 PM

Hey Eleanor, I’ve just been rereading this thread, and I noticed you mentioned that JImmy Page played on a Donovan track.
He might’ve played on one, in fact so did John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
However it’s not „Sunshine Superman”, but „Hurdy Gurdy Man”.

The personel on that song is very confusinh however, with various people present at the sessions credit different people and change their versions over time (including Donovan).

Jimmy Page does list „Hurdy Gurdy” as a song he played on as a session musician on his website though

rubber soul 11-08-2021 01:19 PM

Wiki lists Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of having worked on Sunshine Superman. I think I remember a Youtube bio on Jimmy Page mentioning Sunshine Superman too.

Mucha na Dziko 11-08-2021 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2191033)
Wiki lists Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of having worked on Sunshine Superman. I think I remember a Youtube bio on Jimmy Page mentioning Sunshine Superman too.

Oh, really?
I had no idea

Thanks for the notice
:beer:


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