Gotta Get Some Boom Boom Pow
December 11, 2011 2:36 PM   Subscribe

I love music with an especially strong/driving beat. Whether it be techno, dubstep, drum corps, or rock, I want songs (or even artists) that have a good beat.

Rolling in the deep by Adele is an excellent example.
Monster by Skillet has a great intro.
Brand New Day from Dr. Horrible is also delightful.

So, hivemind, which artists would you recommend?
posted by 47triple2 to Media & Arts (53 answers total) 68 users marked this as a favorite
I Remember by deadmau5 & Kaskade
posted by spasm at 2:41 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Test Dept?
posted by Jairus at 2:45 PM on December 11, 2011

"Take Me Out" (after the first minute) comes to mind, with large parts of the music video consisting of boxing and foot-stomping synced with the beat.
posted by Rhaomi at 2:52 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Standing in the way of control by the Gossip

The Creator by Santogold

Vulture by Micachu and the Shapes

Fractured by Shannon Wright

One Beat by Sleater Kinney

Beetles by Warpaint
posted by it's a long way to south america at 2:55 PM on December 11, 2011

I put on Groove Armada's "Easy" whenever I need to run really fast.

I put on Mint Royale's "Don't Falter" whenever I want to feel awesome.
posted by holterbarbour at 2:59 PM on December 11, 2011

PJ Harvey "Big Exit"
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 3:05 PM on December 11, 2011

Lab 4
posted by pompomtom at 3:14 PM on December 11, 2011

That's a pretty broad request. First song I thought of was

The Sopranos theme song
posted by geegollygosh at 3:28 PM on December 11, 2011

Rockit by Herbie Hancock, maybe?
posted by droplet at 3:31 PM on December 11, 2011

Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
posted by hepta at 3:40 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

I really like Hybrid - a breakbeat / techno group who usually have really great drum programming work. When they get good source material and really go to town with it, their remixes are my favourite work/exercise/running tracks. Their remix of Summertime Rolls is a great recent example, but their older remix compilations are excellent, also.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:48 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

This suggestion might be a bit out there but have you listened to Mississippi Blues?

even more out there: prison blues
posted by ooklala at 3:52 PM on December 11, 2011

Bat for Lashes- Glass
posted by costanza at 4:13 PM on December 11, 2011

How about Queens of the Stone Age, No One Knows?

Battles - Atlas has a relentless groove.
posted by musicismath at 4:13 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
posted by Bokmakierie at 4:16 PM on December 11, 2011

Himitsu by Tokyo Jihen. At least for the first 45 seconds or so.
posted by agress at 4:53 PM on December 11, 2011

2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
posted by SisterHavana at 4:53 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh yeah, also Knekker Deg Til Sist by Kaizers Orchestra! The mention of the stomping with "Take Me Out" in one of the earlier replies made me think of it.
posted by agress at 4:54 PM on December 11, 2011

Something Good by Utah Saints
Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim
Bug Powder Dust by Bomb The Bass (and myriad others as a remix)
posted by jquinby at 4:57 PM on December 11, 2011

Also: This Beat Goes On/Switchin to Glide - The Kings
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Run Runaway - Slade
Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
posted by SisterHavana at 5:01 PM on December 11, 2011

The beginning bars of Lightnin' Hopkins by R.E.M. is pretty booming. Bill Berry does some majorly excellent drumming in this song.

And I can't let this question go by without recommending this one. Steve Gadd, (who's been a major session drummer since the 1970s and is the drummer on this Paul Simon single, rocks.
posted by droplet at 5:09 PM on December 11, 2011

Arcade Fire -- Rebellion (Lies)
posted by threeants at 5:19 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

most of Nine Inch Nails
posted by moorooka at 5:40 PM on December 11, 2011

Doesn't get more booming than Carlinhos Brown & Sergio Mendes' Magdalenha. All of Carlinhos Brown's stuff is amazing, this is one that you feel in your blood and makes your hair stand on end.
posted by apparently at 5:42 PM on December 11, 2011

Oops, Brown/Mendes Magdalenha here.
posted by apparently at 5:43 PM on December 11, 2011

Black Friday Rule – Flogging Molly
Devil's Dance Floor – Flogging Molly
Orgy's cover of Blue Monday
Bored and Extremely Dangerous – Bad Religion
Cum on feel the noize – Quiet Riot
The Passenger – Iggy Pop (this video is a particularly awesome compilation of movies)
Colorshow - Avett Brothers
Seven Nation Army – the White Stripes
The Metro
– Berlin
Bullet with Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins
Bron Y Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin
Dark and Long – Underworld
Midnight Blues – Detroit Cobras
Comin' Home – Murder by Death
Blue – Eiffel 65
Days go by – Dirty Vegas
Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
I Think She Likes Me – Morphine/Treat her Right
Do you love me? – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Sinnerman – Nina Simone
Incorporeal – Tiger Army
Sunset (Bird of Prey) – Deep Dish
Emerge – Fischerspooner
Kids – MGMT
The Charge – New Model Army
Agenda Suicide – The Faint
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy – Revolting Cocks
Dragula – Rob Zombie
Sober – Tool
Problems – Salmonella Dub
Car Song – Elastica
No Big Deal – Love and Rockets
Missionary Man – Eurythmics
God is a DJ – Faithless

That was fun.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:55 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

Kodo taiko.
posted by apparently at 6:06 PM on December 11, 2011

Freakin' out and Standing on my own again (only one quiet version on youtube, wtf?) by Graham Coxon
posted by revikim at 6:58 PM on December 11, 2011

Plastikman - Spastik

Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics

Robag Wruhme - Prognosen Bomm
posted by the foreground at 7:05 PM on December 11, 2011

Propellorheads: Take California
posted by Gilbert at 7:19 PM on December 11, 2011

Donna Summer, "I Feel Love"
posted by Vervain at 8:04 PM on December 11, 2011

Masters of Reality: Anything from Sunrise on the Sufferbus (No surprise there; Ginger Baker on Drums.)

Also pretty much anything by:

* Medeski, Martin & Wood
* Deep Purple (Any iteration; Ian Paice is the only drummer the band has ever had)
* Queens of the Stone Age
* Quicksand
* Ted Parsons era Prong
posted by usonian at 8:58 PM on December 11, 2011

I always liked the Run Lola Run soundtrack.
posted by HighTechUnderpants at 9:27 PM on December 11, 2011

Call the Ships to Port by Covenant - EDM
Darkness by DJ Verstarker - Hardstyle
Opera by FloxyTek - a mix of Tekstyle and Hardstyle. Evidently, fans are calling it Hardtek.
Never Fall Asleep by Evil Activities
Sick F*cker by Alpha Twins - Hardstyle

As you can see, I'm a big Hardstyle fan, and I like dark themes mainly because I like to go lone wolf.
posted by Angel of Khaos at 9:53 PM on December 11, 2011

Sorry for the doublepost, but I forgot to introduce you to Industrial:
Pong by Eisenfunk
It's rather catchy.
posted by Angel of Khaos at 9:54 PM on December 11, 2011

I like this type of music, and thank you for articulating it. I feel like

Underworld, Born Slippy/NUXX, Cowgirl, Moaner, Rez. Because iamkimiam's mention of one single Underworld song just wasn't enough.
Juno Reactor, Samurai (1:30 in) and Labyrinth
Bad Lip Reading, Dirty Spaceman & Russian Unicorn
Ladytron, Black Car & Destroy Everything You Touch
LCD Soundsystem, Dance Yourself Clean (3 min in)
Location Location, Starpusher
Muse, Uprising & Knights Of Cydonia
Daft Punk, Rollin' & Scratchin', Superheroes, ... too many to list
The Big Pink, Velvet
Future Prophecies, "Magnetic," 1:30 in.
Metric, Black Sheep
(Mefi's own) Brad Sucks, Making Me Nervous (no official video?)
Mr. Spastic, Daymare
Chemical Brothers, Galaxy Bounce, Out of Control
Basement Jaxx, Where's Your Head At
Goldfrapp, Strict Machine
Fatboy Slim, Love Island
Garbage, Push It
Smashing Pumpkins, Ava Adora
Get Up Kids, Close to Me
Bedrock, Heaven Scent
Covenant, Call the Ships to Port
Thriftshop XL, Do You Wanna Cuz it's Tricky My Sharona (a mashup of "It's Tricky," "My Sharona," & more)
The Go! Team, Huddle Formation
Sasha, Xpander
Ratatat, Seventeen Years
Assemblage 23, Disappoint
Front 242, Headhunter (note, this is like "Freebird" for goths)

I feel like I'm leaving out some current pop, like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, & LMFAO, some synthpop, like VNV Nation, and some 80's stuff, but I have work to do. So I need to stop adding to this list and argh I feel a mixtape coming on gah dumb.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:10 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

I like the way I Believe by Simian Mobile Disco stomps along. I'm also partial to Midnight Voyage by Ghostland Observatory.
posted by sigmagalator at 10:39 PM on December 11, 2011

Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds
posted by btfreek at 11:27 PM on December 11, 2011

The Birds Were Singing with All Their Might by Love is All starts out with a great drum beat that just doesn't quit.
posted by shortyJBot at 4:29 AM on December 12, 2011

Give Gramatik - Dungeon Sound a try. It's dance-y, but I personally cannot sit still when this plays.

And definitely Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula!!
posted by foxhat10 at 7:35 AM on December 12, 2011

For me big beats is more of a bass thing. Here's some suggestions...

I haven't been able to get the opening bars of Ness(Sidd) by Yimino out of my head for years. YEARS I say. (no link but it's worth searching for on iTunes, etc.)

Also I agree with Hybrid, in particular Dream Stalker.

IMO the progenitors of the big beat sound are Tackhead.
posted by No Shmoobles at 8:27 AM on December 12, 2011

Aha! Yimino's Ness(Sidd) can be found here.
posted by No Shmoobles at 8:38 AM on December 12, 2011

I'm Your Boogie Man by Rob Zombie
posted by jquinby at 9:33 AM on December 12, 2011

All in All by Toad he Wet Sprocket
posted by 4ster at 12:37 PM on December 12, 2011

I have the same tastes, so I'm loving this thread. My contribution is: The Hardest Button to Button by White Stripes.
posted by molybdenum at 4:14 PM on December 12, 2011

Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
Twilight Zone by Golden Earring
500 Miles by The Proclaimers
posted by LiverOdor at 9:41 PM on December 12, 2011

Can't believe no one has suggested the first Florence + the Machine album, "Lungs." That whole thing is poundbeat city.
posted by greenland at 10:07 PM on December 12, 2011

1200 Micrograms - Hashish
posted by cocoa11 at 7:27 PM on December 14, 2011

I can't forget Prisencolinensinainciusol!
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 3:35 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

There's a similar newer thread.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:28 PM on December 19, 2011

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