I have very specific and varied tastes in music, and I'm looking for some new stuff. Music recommending sites uniformly fail me. Please help me find something I'll like! I've listed my favourite artists and tracks inside, in a fair bit of detail.
I've grouped artists who I think are similar musically. If they're a bit of a one-hit wonder for me, I'll list that song. I'll also asterisk artists I particularly like.
Eels – "Going To Your Funeral Part II" (also Electro-Shock Blues
I like the melancholy sound, and its spaciousness. I think American Football does it paticularly well, especially with songs like "I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional"
The Boy Least Likely To
Especially on the debut album, the vocals and instrumentation work together great on songs like "Paper Cuts" and "I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes". Too much and it rots my teeth, though. (:
I like the mellow surf-rock sound and Bethany's voice is great at conveying emotion, especially in "Boyfriend" and "Dreaming My Life Away"
. The latter gets points for the sense of mourning/melancholy, too.
Boards of Canada
Lotus – "Spiritualise"
is just crazy catchy and danceable. I went through a Boards of Canada phase that hasn't really reemerged. I really like Sarin Sunday's sense of place and emotion, like in "Gateway to the Sun"
The Go! Team*******
I'm From Barcelona
is probably the closest thing to the glory of The Go! Team
, whom I absolutely love. If you know anything remotely like it—and I know The Go! Team is basically its own genre—I'm all ears. I love the happiness, the rich, loud sound, and the variety in the sound. I'm From Barcelona is similar but more poppy and less fab.
Iron & Wine
Bright Eyes (really only I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Not as big a fan of the former as I once was, but I still love "Lion's Mane" for the quiet emotion, and I like the instrumentation on a lot of the tracks.
The Cranberries – "Linger"
Everything But The Girl* (both early and later stuff, also Tracey Thorn's solo work)
The Jesus and Mary Chain – "Just Like Honey"
Poe – "Haunted"
The Style Council*
Suzanne Vega – "Tom's Diner"
Strong vocalists and lyrics. A lot of '90s and earlier music here.
Um so yeah a lot of stuff there. Don't be shy! Recommend freely. Pleasepleaseplease.