I'm a huge fan of Four Color Love Story by The Metasciences.
Are there more songs like this?
The songs don't need to be about comic books, or even acoustic, really. I'd just love to find more obscure little love songs that are a little unusual. Recommendations for both specific songs and places to find songs like this would be appreciated.
posted by considerspace
on Mar 6, 2014 -
For the last few years I've been following the excellent reviews and accolades heaped upon the Monteverdi Choir's recordings
of the Bach Cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner on the Soli Deo Gloria label. Daunted by the whole enterprise, I have not yet purchased any of them. Does anyone familiar with at least some of the recordings in this series have any idea where to dive in? I'm not necessarily interested in the most famous or most-recorded cantatas, but rather the most beautiful, the most artful, the most moving. I'm tempted to just buy the (near-$300) box set, but I'm afraid with my busy schedule I will never listen to them all. Currently, the only Bach cantata recordings I have are Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's and one from Nancy Argenta which starts off with Ich Bin Vergnugt Mit Meinen Glucke.
posted by matildaben
on Feb 25, 2014 -
Most of the music I listen to is by men, and about men. The songs I have from female singers are either somewhat depressing or about love. I would love to get recommendations for uplifting songs by strong women that are not about love.
posted by blub
on Dec 11, 2013 -
I have recently discovered Attaboy
by Yo-Yo Ma and some other peeps. It's beautiful and I love it. Please recommend more music like it. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I've been enjoying the hell out of Van Morrison's recordings with Them, and Janis Joplin's with Big Brother. I've realized they have something in common: a singer with impeccable rhythm, phrasing and timing -- better than nearly anyone in rock music, and up there with the greats of soul, jazz and gospel -- backed by a much sloppier, garage-ier bunch of instrumentalists. To a lesser extent, The Who and the White Stripes have the same thing going on: I'd say their respective frontmen had "good enough" rhythm rather than anything brilliant, but they were definitely the ones holding the whole band together from the top, while the rhythm section flopped and flailed around underneath. So: where else does that combination show up? (Doesn't necessarily have to be in rock, either, though the examples I've got all are. If you've got some long-lost recording of Nas, Nina Simone or Elvis Presley backed by the Shaggs, now's your chance to bring it out.) [more inside]
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______.
on Jun 19, 2013 -
What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I was listening to Local Natives - 11:11
and was hooked on the opening chords played on the ukulele
, so now I'm looking for other original, slow, mellow/sad tunes with the ukulele. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Feb 20, 2013 -
Last week, I shared the music video That's What's Up
, by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with my 15 year old and she fell in love with it. This week, daughter was assigned a project in her video production class to create an advertisement for the Sadie Hawkins dance at her high school. Inspired by the ES video, she's decided to recruit some youngsters from the on-campus preschool (where she is a volunteer) and film a short music video depicting a little girl asking a little boy to dance. [more inside]
posted by kbar1
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend songs similar to (and possibly less "mainstreamy"* than) Eurythmics' Julia? [more inside]
posted by univac
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Help me with an airplane-themed playlist, with songs from the past decade and with lyrics mentioning “plane” / “flight” / “pilot” or any other airplane-related words. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Sep 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for DVD recommendations - collections of films similar to "Le Merle"
but available in Region 2... [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Looking for Jazz with lots of vibraphone and trombone, together on one album. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Apr 12, 2012 -
I have a fondness for songs that incorporate crackly snippets of old movies/audio recordings, or things that sound like old movies/audio recordings. What are the best tracks in this genre? [more inside]
posted by itesser
on Feb 24, 2012 -
A very general question looking for your tastes. I like basic rock with awesome guitar licks/riffs where I can understand what the singer is singing (or at least has something melodic). I am open to any suggestions for bands post 2000, if not recent. I don't know what subcategories there are but am game for your input.
posted by snap_dragon
on Jun 23, 2011 -
Your tall musical order: I'm looking for instrumental tracks. Less than four minutes. Must have three "acts" that build from a quiet open to a mid-tempo, mid-power second act. Third and final act must end in a jump-out-of-your-chair fist-pump f*ck yeah
moment (that may or may not taper away afterwards). [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jun 15, 2011 -
I'm looking for songs similar to "Intro" by the xx. The vocals on the rest of the album weren't my style, but I really like the ambient, building, (mostly) instrumental sound of that one track. Schiller has a lot of similar songs I like as well.
posted by slothdog
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
posted by impluvium
on Dec 23, 2010 -
I've been listening to Nina Simone's "I'm Going Back Home
" on repeat for the past few days -- what other songs will I love? Please keep me from driving my roommate crazy! [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Nov 9, 2010 -
I rather like Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile
. What is some music like it? Sonically, stylistically, thematically, etc.
posted by nrobertson
on Nov 3, 2010 -
[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz: I would like to live in the mood provided by this cover song
, please recommend similars (preferably stuff from the past 20 years, vocals optional, absolutely no Diana Krall pls, thx).
posted by querty
on Sep 19, 2010 -
I really, really like Tchaikovsky's symphonies. What other composers would I like? [more inside]
posted by wrok
on Jun 9, 2010 -
My ears, they are bored (music recommendation filter): I am looking for badass, virtuosic, intricate, musically interesting, preferably contemporary pop/rock
music. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on May 31, 2010 -
Looking for a short & sweet hard rock / punk / metal guitar intro to use as ringtone. Bonus points for non-4/4 time. [more inside]
posted by querty
on May 4, 2010 -
More playful and childish songs like Manitoba / Caribou's Crayon
? Glockenspiel / bells / vibraphones or similar instruments preferred. Bonus points for non-4/4 time.
posted by querty
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Is the music you listen to gender-biased? I realized today while making a Mix CD for somebody that all the artists I listen to regularly are male. Is that just me, or is it the same for the rest of you? Can you recommend me some good female musicians based on the guys I'm listening to now? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Are there similar sites such as last.fm and the likes for other media types? I'm thinking sites which can recommend e.g. books and movies based on what I've recently read or watched.
I'd prefer non-commercial sites, thus eliminating amazon.com and sites which recommend other titles based on what other users also bought together with a selected book/movie.
posted by kissan
on Apr 29, 2009 -
A close friend and I are embarking on a collegiate radio adventure through the wrist-slittingly fun world of teenage problems and angst. We're developing a list of musical sub-themes and came to one we like in theory but don't have much material for: Eating Disorders! Does anyone know of any (any) any (any) songs about Eating Disorders? Please share!
posted by Keter
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I rarely pay attention to lyrics in a song - when I do, it's usually because of strong imagery or a really twisted message. I'd love to find songs now based on lyric recommendations - what are your favorites? Powerful, or hidden, or just especially memorable. And not limited to any particular genre nor subject, either. I just want songs that will make me pause and think over what I heard, rather than go "Ahh, pretty sounds!"
posted by Bakuun
on Dec 18, 2008 -
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc.
Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I like Blonde Redhead's last two albums, but none of their earlier stuff, what other music should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Oct 31, 2007 -
So I want to be battered with noise and I could use some recommendations. I have Metal Machine Music
and like it, but would be all for something more...melodic? I'm pretty sure I need some John Zorn and Mike Patton in the collection, but which albums? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Needed: Recommendations for any and all Bebop Jazz artists, or links to sites that actually tell you which tracks/songs by which artists are Bebop. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Jul 25, 2007 -
I love music by Air and Explosions in the Sky. Can you recommend bands/songs that sound similar? Also, what is this type of music called? (Lounge, ambient?) TIA.
posted by catburger
on Nov 6, 2006 -