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June 30, 2014 8:43 AM   Subscribe

Being a life-long fan of Neil Finn, I bought his latest album a couple of months ago. I am absolutely head over heels in love with the Divebomber track which is very atypical of him (with a handful of exceptions). I really like the abstract, soaring soundscape and fairly unconventional structure of the Finn song. Seeing as my musical horizon isn't what it used to be, can you recommend music similar to the Divebomber track?

At the top of my head, it reminds me of Grandaddy's The Sophtware Slump, Radiohead's Paranoid Android, and The Beatles' A Day in the Life. All these examples are 15 years old or more! Surely there are some semi-contemporary artists who excel at this sort of music?
posted by kariebookish to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Jim James' State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)?
posted by euphoria066 at 10:21 AM on June 30

You would probably like Owen Pallett.
posted by andrewzipp at 10:40 AM on June 30

You might like Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:45 AM on June 30

It was produced by Dave Fridmann so you might like to check out Mercury Rev. I love Neil and In My Blood is brilliant but a few of the other new tracks have too much of Fridmann's fingerpirints for me though I used to love Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse etc. I think your 15 year reference is apt - that's around the time this sound was at its peak. Back to 2000 with thee!
posted by wingless_angel at 11:38 AM on June 30

Antony and the Johnsons might be worth some further investigation for you.
posted by peteyjlawson at 11:45 AM on June 30

Martin Tielli.
posted by Poldo at 6:18 PM on June 30

Thanks all - some of the suggestions already overlap with other music in my collection, so that makes sense. Off to dig through Mercury Rev's back catalogue..
posted by kariebookish at 8:16 AM on July 1

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