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Seeking Classical Music Recommendations

I like to think that I have eclectic taste in music... but the one major hole in my repertoire is the (vast!!) field of Classical Music. What can you recommend I give a spin? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jul 6, 2014 - 41 answers

Help me build this awesome playlist

What songs would sound good on a playlist with Secrets (The Karminsky Experience, Inc.), The Clapping Song (Shirley Ellis), and Tuareg (Gal Costa)? [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Apr 8, 2014 - 15 answers

I like a song. Please help me find songs like it.

I like the song "Running" by Computer Magic. What are some other songs like this with digital instrumentation and clear female pop vocals?
posted by josher71 on Apr 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Seeking music recommendations!

I tend to love specific songs rather than whole albums. My taste isn't hugely eclectic— I guess I lean towards melodic music, mostly folksy, some classical. I'm partial to hamonies, to the violin, to women's voices, and perhaps to melancholy music! I'm looking for new music and it's been a while since I found anything new I loved. Help me with recommendations—more details inside. I'd be absolutely thrilled with recommendations of specific songs from unexplored genres that I might enjoy. I'd also love any insights on the sort of music I seem to enjoy. [more inside]
posted by miaow on Mar 29, 2014 - 36 answers

Wean me off of Disclosure - please recommend some house-flavored jams

I have a cursory understanding of EDM, but I'm obsessed with Disclosure... yet I've played their album to death. Please help me find something new to listen to. [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on Mar 7, 2014 - 14 answers

Business, Murakami, DFW, and Music

Book suggestions for a gift exchange recipient that combine business, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, and/or music? (here's hoping my recipient isn't also a Mefite!) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Hit me with your best music macrohistories!

Trying to find the perfect book to scratch a partner's literary itch for macrohistories related in some way to music. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Dec 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Blues my face off!

I'm looking for some really hard, heavy blues rock to listen to because an entire playlist made up only of Led Zeppelin, the Black Keys, and Jimi Hendrix gets kind of repetitive after a while. Can anyone recommend artists along the lines of those three? I'm really looking for stuff that is loud, in-your-face, sexy, maybe psychedelic, and HARD.
posted by capricorn on Nov 2, 2013 - 60 answers

Surfin' Safari needs a companion

Which 1962 studio albums have stood the test of time? I have 248 studio albums released between 1962 and 2013. Last night I ordered them by release date, and discovered that my most under-represented year is 1962. What else is good from that year? Any genre. [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Sep 11, 2013 - 17 answers

Tense but catchy '80s-esque synth-pop

Help me discover more music with that semi-creepy, edgy, yet also catchy and melodic (i.e. not too experimental) quality of certain '80s pop/new wave/prog artists. Looking for kind of the same feel of "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Genesis or "What I See" by Planet P Project (and props to MeFi for pointing me at the latter). Instrumentals OK, but again, must be catchy.
posted by Z. Aurelius Fraught on Aug 31, 2013 - 25 answers

Mid 20th Century American Culture Recommendations

I am interested in the time period right before WWII (late 30's) up to the Counterculture (Mid 60's). I would like some cultural recommendations from that period. I am interested in books (fiction and nonfiction), movies, tv shows, and music that was either created in that time period or takes place in that time period. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
posted by R.F.Simpson on Aug 27, 2013 - 29 answers

MetalFilter - I know what I like, but not how to find more of it

So, there's a particular flavor of music that I like, but there's a lot of music in its genre that doesn't scratch my itch. Pandora gives me too broad of a variety, and I'm not enough of an aficionado to know the specific subgenre, or labels, to search for. Some examples I like are Wounds by Masterplan, and Starfall by Dragonland. I think my tastes generally fall under "power metal", but a specific variety of it, and I don't have a name for that subcategory. [more inside]
posted by NMcCoy on Aug 25, 2013 - 11 answers

More like Midlake please.

What artists and albums are most like Midlake's Trials of Van Occupanther?
posted by hifimofo on Jul 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Poetry and dance

What songs fuse poetry or spoken word with music? The closest I can think of are Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" and Poe's "Hey Pretty". I'd be especially interested in mashups that do this.
posted by divabat on Jul 22, 2013 - 31 answers

Things to listen to with a minimum of futzing around

I'm working at my desk for 8 hours a day: what should I be listening to during this time? I've been listening to a lot of NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, which I like because I just click start and I'm good for the next 1/2 hour, without ads, and I like the consistency of the same artist for the entire chunk of time. I'd appreciate links to albums or performances that I can stream for free! Some specific music tastes outlined inside. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Jun 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Rdio Maven Recommendations

I just started using rdio.com to find and listen to music, but I don't know how to find people to follow for recommendations. Who do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by nevan on May 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Mystical Rock Concept Albums

I'm looking for rock concept albums from the 70s and beyond that veer towards the mystical, magic(k)al, and otherwise weird. Specimens so far include Poe's (no, not her) Up Through the Spiral, Black Widow's Sacrifice, and a whole lot of Hawkwind. I get the sense there was a lot more of this in the 70s, but who knows. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on May 17, 2013 - 38 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

Pick music for my 10 year-old son's iPod!

Please name one song, or album, that I should put on my 10 year-old son's iPod. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 24, 2013 - 75 answers

And remember: external forces are never to blame.

I've always thought King Missile's Failure was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
posted by kagredon on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Angelino Assistance Needed!

Recommend me some stuff to do in Los Angeles in January! [more inside]
posted by vibrotronica on Jan 6, 2013 - 19 answers

Sexy-Creepy Songs

chococat calls his rendition of Fame "dirge-like"; I call it creepy-sexy-creepy. e.g. It's rather a turn on, even though it sounds just subtly too menacing or scary to be a turn-on, but that very quality is why it's a turn-on. Any other recommendations for similar songs? (The only other one I know that fits is Poe's Control.)
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2012 - 57 answers

Flamenco Recommendations

In need of some exquisite flamenco music - give me your recs.
posted by heyjude on Oct 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Metal with "clean" vocals?

Recommendations for a metal-noob? difficulty: "melodic" vocals [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Oct 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Recommend some female-lead rock bands

Recommend me some songs (rock or pop) with female vocalists that send a shiver down your spine. [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Sep 17, 2012 - 65 answers

What are some songs like Fanfarlo's Good Morning Midnight?

What are some songs like Fanfarlo's Good Morning Midnight? [more inside]
posted by jimwhimpey on Aug 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Rainbow-themed playlist.

I'm making a Rainbow-themed playlist for my boyfriend. Could you recommend colour-themed songs? I'm doing fine for "Reds" and "Blues." It's the Indigos and Violets (or Purples) and Oranges and Yellows (and the non-rainbowy colours, like Browns and Whites and Blacks) that are tripping me up.
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 7, 2012 - 77 answers

My ears are requesting some swoony swagger.

I'm looking for more songs like these three (male vocals, with dark and dour swoony swagger): Elbow - The Fix, The Damned - Torture Me, Blur - To the End. I already know about Murder by Death, Firewater, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Morphine and Marc Almond...what am I missing?
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 29, 2012 - 26 answers

If you love "Spiegel Im Spiegel", you'll LOVELOVELOVE this........

I need a (very specific) music recommendation! [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Let's dance, children!

Dancing with preschoolers! Song suggestions needed. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Apr 27, 2012 - 25 answers

Beautiful Afrikaans music albums

What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Albums that pick you up and take you with them?

What are some great, coherent, sing-along-able albums? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Dec 30, 2011 - 24 answers

Bands that sound like Destroyer but don't rhyme (or rhyme better)?

So I listened to Destroyer's Rubies and thought it was perfect, except for the irritating need they feel to force awkward, thoughtless rhymes into the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Musical Mashed Potatoes!

Looking for some great music mashups! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Looking for low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz that will not exacerbate this headache

Can you help me find low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz music? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Aug 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Books and online resources about complicated music wanted, also listening recommendations

I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jul 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I ain't passed the bar but i know a little bit

Law-related song suggestions? [more inside]
posted by granted on Jul 9, 2011 - 49 answers

Help me expand my music collection by adding reggae.

What reggae would you recommend to someone who likes it but doesn't have much more than Bob Marley and The Wailers Live! in their collection. [more inside]
posted by StimulatingPixels on May 24, 2011 - 43 answers

Prog-rock for prog-rammers.

Prog-rammer seeks prog-rock. Help me find some new coding music. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Apr 27, 2011 - 41 answers

What's good Cowboy Bebop-ish music?

Cowboy Bebop's [amazing] soundtrack was heavily inspired by American music. What should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Apr 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Break me out of my auditory rut.

Can you help me expand my music library? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Apr 8, 2011 - 19 answers

I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help.

I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Nov 22, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me find addctive, uplifting indie pop/folk bands to listen to on repeat

Help me find addctive, uplifting indie pop/folk bands to listen to on repeat! [more inside]
posted by pootler on Nov 6, 2010 - 54 answers

What are some albums that sound like Deepmix moscow radio?

What are some good albums that coalesce in the genres of minimal techno, tech house, dub techno, and deep house? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Sep 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Blalock's Clones

Blalock's Indie Playlist is a pretty good way for me to find new music. However, it's rather indie-centric and my tastes in music are more diverse than that. Are there any other playlists on the internet that do the same kind of thing except with different genres? [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Sep 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Non-repetitive electronic music?

Recommend me non-repetitive electronic music. [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Aug 30, 2010 - 24 answers

We're gonna lean this ladder up against the water tower

Help me find more great songs about water towers. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Jul 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Bleeps & Bloops delivered daily.

I’m looking to get recommendations on podsafe music podcasts. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Jul 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Me Make Some Lemonade!

[Music Filter] I lost my whole library. Please introduce me to new artists by recommending an awesome (full) album. [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens on Jun 24, 2010 - 78 answers

Hip hop CAN'T be dead.

I need recommendations on some good/great/exceptional hip hop produced in the last 2-3 years. [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on May 24, 2010 - 28 answers

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