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.
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?
MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
Imagine a small band comprising a drummer, bass player, rhythm guitarist and lead guitarist. Imagine none of them being great players. Now imagine them having fun and playing some good music. What are they playing? [more inside]
I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend songs that sound like "Carol Brown" by Flight of the Conchords? [more inside]
Best alternative-music podcasts in Western Europe and Latin America? [more inside]
I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American V and it is breaking my heart. I'm in a wallowing mood and looking for other such raw emotional songs that are relatively simple (not a lot of instruments). Any genre. [more inside]
Help me find more music like Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D. [more inside]
What are some good duets? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs about gratitude/giving thanks. [more inside]
music type/genre question - the background track on this page from this site is wonderful stuff from a fellow named louis sclavis - while i like his stuff, i'm more interested in finding out what the specific style of the song used for the background track is? and if readers have any suggestions for more artists doing stuff in this style?