Music puzzle #3
June 22, 2012 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Looking for songs that sound like the following: Crazy (Gnarls Barkley), Ghostwriter (RJD2), Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz)
posted by Afroblanco to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
What's the actual question? I don't know whether you're asking for help on a logic game, trivia game, or looking for music recommendations.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:47 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm looking for songs that go with those songs.
posted by Afroblanco at 1:50 PM on June 22, 2012

Burial - Archangel
posted by griphus at 1:51 PM on June 22, 2012

Maybe Pandora can help you out with that.
posted by entropone at 1:53 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

[Edited for clarity at the OP's request.]
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:55 PM on June 22, 2012

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
posted by goosechasing at 1:56 PM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]

Ah. Maybe try some Studio Killers; possibly Fl√łdeklinikken; or Teddybears STHM; The Embassy (more New Order-y). Mint Royale?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:58 PM on June 22, 2012

Pretty much anything Danger Mouse (the non-Cee Lo half of Gnarls Barkley) has produced sounds remarkably like "Crazy." He's not known for switching up his sound often. (Some of Mark Ronson's stuff sounds similar, too.)
posted by dekathelon at 1:58 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

Del the Funky Homosapien's "Mistadobolina."
posted by infinitywaltz at 2:03 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Electric Guest This Head I Hold ???
posted by Quincy at 2:36 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Norah Jones - Black
posted by gnomeloaf at 2:52 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ratatat - Loud Pipes

Also nthing putting these tracks into Pandora and seeing what comes out. I think I first heard RJD2 when I was listening to a channel that had been seeded with Gorillaz.
posted by cammimmac at 2:58 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

Daydream in Blue by I Monster. Give it a second to get going.
posted by saladin at 3:05 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Also maybe IZ US by Aphex Twin? It's got that kind of mellow, melodic, cymbal-heavy electronic vibe.
posted by saladin at 3:12 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Chocolate Elvis?

posted by BleachBypass at 3:22 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Seed 2.0?

The Garden?
posted by BleachBypass at 3:30 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Some Lovage might hit the spot, specifically:

Lovage - Everyone Has A Summer
Lovage - Lifeboat
Lovage - Book of the Month
Lovage - Betty and Veronica

If you're looking at Avalanches, I'd say

Avalanches - Little Journey
Avalanches - Stay Another Season
Avalanches - So Why So Sad (Remix of Manic Street Preachers)
Avalanches - Undersea Community

I liked this mashup -- Gorillaz vs Avalanches - Eastwood Psychiatrist

N.A.S.A. feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith - Spacious Thoughts
posted by Sallyfur at 3:38 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is my music. I totally get what you're going for, and I'm going to win this thread.

Phantogram - When I'm Small
Wax Tailor - How I Feel
Chinese Man - I've Got That Tune
Gramatik - On the Boardwalk
posted by windbox at 4:01 PM on June 22, 2012 [5 favorites]

I've always associated Bonobo - Flutter with Ghostwriter, for some reason.
posted by SugarAndSass at 7:07 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

A few that pop into my mind:

Lemon Jelly - Return to Patagonia (Lemon Jelly's stuff ranges from the haunting to the ridiculous -- this falls more in the former category)
Flying Lotus - Table Tennis (maybe a little more off-kilter than what you were going for, but seems to strike the right emotional chord)
Boom Bip - Roads Must Roll
Panacea - The Scenic Route (uplifting hip hop, by way of Washington, DC)
Little Dragon - Feather (Nothing in the list had female vocals, so I dunno if it fits the bill -- but it might be the right vibe)

I imagine twenty more are going to pop into my head as soon as I post this, but it's a good start.
posted by TheRoach at 11:48 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

Just wanted to thank everyone. There's some great new songs here, since my tastes overlap the OP's!
posted by IAmBroom at 7:24 PM on June 23, 2012

Thanks to all for the suggestions! I've made a playlist and now I'm narrowing it down to my favorites. Will post a Spotify playlist in a few days once it's coalesced.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:59 PM on June 24, 2012

Alright! Some great music here. I kinda feel like I stumbled on a genre!

Anyway, here's the Spotify playlist; an hour of solid listening.

Most of your suggestions were dead-on. Lovage and Phantogram's "When I'm Small" were particularly relevant.

Thanks again!
posted by Afroblanco at 3:16 PM on June 26, 2012

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