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Pop and Soul music by women and people of color

Please recommend pop and/or soul music made by women and/or people of color. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Dec 3, 2014 - 22 answers

Nerdy Acoustic Love Songs

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 - 28 answers

Where to start with the Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantata CDs

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 - 4 answers

Uplifting songs about and by women

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 - 54 answers

Goats: now even more relevant to my interests.

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 - 8 answers

Tight singer, sloppy band

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 - 32 answers

What music should I try on Spotify?

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 - 18 answers

Slow, original, mellow/sad songs featuring ukulele?

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 - 11 answers

Help me to impress my teen

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 - 10 answers

Similar to Eurythmics' Julia?

Can anyone recommend songs similar to (and possibly less "mainstreamy"* than) Eurythmics' Julia? [more inside]
posted by univac on Oct 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Airplane Mixtape

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 - 51 answers

DVD recommendation: like "Le Merle" but Region 2?

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 - 2 answers

Introvert theme songs (with no vocals)?

Introvert theme songs with no vocals or lyrics? (previously) [more inside]
posted by querty on Jul 23, 2012 - 24 answers

It's Carter Burwell's fault, if you want to know the truth

Music recommendation: like Khachaturian at his most brash. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jul 12, 2012 - 9 answers

vibratromphonebone

Looking for Jazz with lots of vibraphone and trombone, together on one album. [more inside]
posted by querty on Apr 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Little Richard -> "Exile"-era Stones -> The Clash -> ?

Little Richard -> Exile-era Stones -> The Clash -> ? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 1, 2012 - 48 answers

Help me build a rock blues gospel playlist!

Dear Internet, I'd like a playlist filled with music like this... [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Mar 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Awesome words set to awesome music

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 - 40 answers

Sweet Guitar Riff Bands. I know. Too general.

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 - 24 answers

A musical movie, in three minutes, with no words.

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 - 22 answers

Guitar music that justifies the guitar.

Help me fall in love with the guitar again. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Mar 28, 2011 - 26 answers

Tik Tok is a sad song??

Recommendations for acoustic covers of pop songs that add emotion? [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Jan 7, 2011 - 61 answers

Songs like Intro by the xx?

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 - 6 answers

Please recommend modern Spanish classical choral music

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 - 3 answers

Keep Nina Simone from driving my roommate crazy!

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 - 9 answers

like The Fragile

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 - 13 answers

New Year/Fresh Start Songs

[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 - 35 answers

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz Recs

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 - 13 answers

Recommend Tchaikovsky like composers

I really, really like Tchaikovsky's symphonies. What other composers would I like? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

If Elliot Carter had a radio smash hit it would be...

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 - 54 answers

Need heavy guitar intros for ringtones \m/

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 - 31 answers

cathartic and raw music, please

Looking for new music: ultra-intense, overly emotionally resounding music [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Apr 21, 2010 - 32 answers

Songs like Manitoba / Caribou's "Crayon"

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 - 16 answers

Top o' the 'Hops

What is it I like about these hip-hop musicians? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Mar 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Is it weird that all the music I listen to is sung by men?

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 - 66 answers

What album is so good that you never skip a song?

What album is so good that you never skip a song? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Sep 15, 2009 - 179 answers

Sinead O'Connor "Lullaby for Cain"--similar music?

MusicRecommendation Filter: Help me find music like Sinead O'Connor's "Lullaby for Cain" from The Talented Mr. Ripley. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Aug 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Stop making the eyes at me and I'll stop making the eyes at you

I need recommendations for songs for walking. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on May 8, 2009 - 28 answers

How to discover new books, movies or other media you're prone to like?

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. Thanks.
posted by kissan on Apr 29, 2009 - 9 answers

For all those beautiful bulemics out there, this song goes out to YOU!

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 - 22 answers

"Infinite Jest" as accompanied by?

What is the best album to listen to while reading 'Infinite Jest'? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jan 10, 2009 - 17 answers

We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, and the machine is bleeding to death..

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 - 79 answers

LA LOCAL MUSIC

LOS ANGELES LOCAL BANDS, recommend me. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Apr 24, 2008 - 21 answers

Recommendations for a Fahey fan

Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
posted by nasty, brutish, and of average height on Dec 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Hip-hop stuff to do in NYC

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 - 8 answers

Recent Blonde Redhead stuff is good - what else?

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 - 9 answers

Noise to enjoy?

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 - 28 answers

La la la la la laaaaaaa

Please recommend me some new male singers/groups. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 2, 2007 - 44 answers

Can someone point me to the Bebop Jazz?

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 - 15 answers

Who's got music recommendations?

Got any band recommendations? [more inside]
posted by 53B3L1U5 on Dec 10, 2006 - 34 answers

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