I need some strange music
May 12, 2014 1:39 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to expand my music library with unique, unusual artists. What would you suggest?
posted by cosmicbeast to Media & Arts (86 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
So I have a pretty diverse taste in music and a nice-sized library, but I want to expand it. I am kind of an odd person, and I love hearing music that speaks to that part of myself. Music that, if I were to play it in my car, would cause someone to do an aural double take or question my sanity a little bit if they hadn't heard it before. Some characteristics I like:
- Lyrics that are somewhat arcane or explore subjects one would not normally expect to hear about in a song
- Music or vocals that are maybe a little discordant or would be off-putting to some people, but nothing so experimental that it doesn't have a discernible beat or melody or anything
- A style that is strange without being "gimmicky" or having humor as its main purpose...in other words, I'm not looking for things like Weird Al or the Aquabats
- Artists that are from the last few decades or so (you don't have to stick to this in your answers, but most of what I listen to is from the '90s or later)
Some bands I like that I think would fit these criteria include Screaming Females, Tracy + the Plastics, Rasputina, Soul Coughing, the Pixies, Fever Ray, Talking Heads, and Throwing Muses. And I haven't listened to her that much, but Joanna Newsom would also be a good example.
I'm flexible on the genre, I'm looking for more of a "feel" I guess. And I am looking more for artist and album recommendations than individual songs. So with that in mind, please share with me some weird music that you love. Danke! :)