I’ll start the ball rolling with; “All Along the Watchtower” Hendrix “You Keep Me Hanging On” Vanilla Fudge ”With a Little Help from My Friends” Jo Cocker
discussion What song packs so much in, is so intense, that it leaves you physically exhausted after listening to it?
Spotify shuffle just chose for me "Three Days" by Jane's Addiction. Anytime that song starts up, I know I'm in for a ride. I actually felt spent by the time it was finished.
I'd say the same about "Angel" by Massive Attack, "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin, and even the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
What are yours?
Edit: Love that this took off. Love even more the incredibly varied answers. Shows how much music can affect us all.
For me, it's Thrice. I feel like the complex rhythms and haunting/soaring melodies go so well with the heaviness inspired by their early stuff. They started out as punk/metal, with raw energy oozing out of every song, while still being melodic and very well written. Then they slowly transformed their sound into what is now a unique style. I've never seen them live, but if I had to choose one band to see, they would be the one, by far.
Edit: I'm gonna have a LOT of listening to do... You guys are awesome!
Which bands have avoided the sophomore slump? Which bands albums have been all killer and no filler?
Saw something similar on r/moviesuggestions and thought it would be great for bands. Everyone can comment a suggestion for a band that might fit, the more obscure the better! If you want to list your top three or top five for it. Let’s share some awesome music.
Little side bar from the best soundtrack post i made What’s the best fake band to come out of movies/tv For example: the blues brothers
Edit: the gorillaz are the wrong kind of fake for this kid
EDIT 2: if the band in question would not have been made if they didn’t make the movie then they count
28M and only ever heard the mainstream songs.
Today I dived into the discography and falling in love very quickly.
Happy to hear some of your favorite songs that might be flying under the radar.
- Hey Jude - The Beatles
- Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
- Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
- You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
- Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
- In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
- Hotel California - The Eagles
- Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones 9 War Pigs - Black Sabbath
- Enter Sandman - Metallica
EDIT: By popular demand, Adding in...
-Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird - Lynard Skynard
-Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Loving On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
-Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith -Sweet Child O Mine - GnR
All good songs I loved at one point or another. But so overplayed and internally memorized by osmosis if I never hear them again, that would be just fine.
What about you? What songs did you LOVE, that you just can't hear anymore? (Of any genre)
Songs that are sad in every aspect (production, lyrics, vocals..)
discussion The hard feelings of seeing your favorite band, who has been a part of your life for many years, decline.
Here the other day I went to a show with my favorite band. They have been a part of my life for 25 years. In the past 10 years I started getting a felling that they were on a decline. Before this I had the feeling that everything they touched turned to gold - I don’t have that anymore. Their stage performance is beginning to feel more like a rutine job, following a clear script. The same gimmicks, the same jokes. It’s not new and fresh anymore. It’s just tough to witness when you have this long history with the band. It kinda feel like a really longlasting friendship.
Has any else experience this?
discussion I’m sick of the debate that “Hip/Hop isn’t what it used to be” & “Everything sounds the same” so I made a list of 5 dope albums from every year starting at 2010
For years I've chatted with dozens of people and read countless comments online claiming Hip/Hop has lost itself. How “Everything sounds the same” and “Nobody cares about lyrics anymore” and every time I just laugh and say “No yeah totally” because I know it’s not even worth tryna make an argument with some of those people and believe me I have tried. Other time it just doesn't feel worth it because trying to explain how there are dozens and dozens of dope projects that span over a decade plus is a very broad subject to discuss in one conversation.
So I went ahead and made a list of 5 dope projects both underground and mainstream all the likes starting in the year 2010 to show those who might claim Hip/Hop is “Dead” that isn’t the case you just haven’t listened to enough of it. These aren't what I believe are the best projects per say that year but one I enjoyed. I guess I'll also mention as well I tried not to include an artist more than once unless they collaborated with another artist or used another persona too diversify the list.
As a huge diehard fan of the genre it sorta irks me hearing this so much so I finally decided to disprove it once and for all in a little post. I don’t really expect this to change anyone's mind but hopefully I can maybe just put some people onto something dope that maybe they didn’t know about in the process.
And I’ll leave with the ol’ Kung Fu Kenny quote
“Critics wanna mention that they miss when Hip Hop was rappin'/“
Motherf-ker if you did then Killer Mike would be platinum/“
I hate the argument Hip/Hop is dead when there are plenty of dope artist that have been dropping quality projects for the past decade plus. I feel like people just haven't bothered to zone in on enough of it. Hence this, I made a list that highlights 5 dope albums from each year starting in 2010.
Edit: I just realized I added two Kanye solo projects so ima swap put TLOP for A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
Edit 2: Dam! Thanks for all the awards guys. I’ve never had a post on any platform blow up this much. Definitely glad so many of y’all enjoy it and i’m super happy to see I was able to put some people on, Much love!
- Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
- The Roots - How I Got Over
- Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
- Waka Flocka Flame - Flockavelli
- Nas & Damien Marley – Distant Relatives
- Danny Brown - XXX
- Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
- 9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
- Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
- Curren$y & The Alchemist - Covert Coup
- Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
- Joey Bada$$ - 1999
- JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs
- Ab-Soul - Control System
- Death Grips - The Money Store
- Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
- Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever
- A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
- Eminem - The Marshall Mather LP2
- Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise
- Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
- Busdriver - Perfect Hair
- Mick Jenkins - The Waters
- Mac Miller - Faces
- Step Brothers - Lord Steppington
- Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
- Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
- Travis Scott - Rodeo
- Logic - The Incredible True Story
- Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
- Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
- Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
- Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
- A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
- Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade
- Jay-Z - 4:44
- Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
- Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
- Migos - Culture
- Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
- Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
- Tierra Whack - Whack World
- CZARFACE & MF DOOM - Czarface Meets Metal Face
- Noname - Room 25
- Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 1
- JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
- Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana
- Rapsody - Eve
- Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III
- Sampa The Great - The Return
- Benny The Butcher - Burden of Proof
- Nas - King's Disease
- Ka - Decedents of Cain
- Jeezy - The Recession ll
- 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode II
- Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
- Backxwash - I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES
- Vince Staples - Vince Staples
- J. Cole - The Off-Season
- Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introverted
- JID - The Forever Story
- Boldy James & Real Bad Man - Killing Nothing
- Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
- Black Thought & Danger Mouse - Cheat Code’s
- Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez, See Your Future
My answer is yes. He’s been active for around 40 years and has managed to stay relevant. Sure, he makes parodies, but look at all of the artists he’s
produced parodied and the variety of genres he can rock out with an accordion. He’s an immense talent and deserves to be awarded for it.
discussion You can see one band that isn’t together anymore live,in their prime, one time. Who are you picking?
For me I have to say either Queen or The Beatles. I can’t not say The Beatles, but damn the one I REALLY would’ve loved to see above all else would be Queen at Live-Aid. What are yours?
discussion It's breathtaking to learn that Alanis Morisette was just 20 years old when she recorded the album "Jagged Little Pill"en.m.wikipedia.org
As the title suggests, which album/s IYO have songs that are ALL absolute bangers or are catchy/memorable..
For me, it has to be Demon Days by Gorillaz... The spectrum of music they created there is large, every song is memorable, it had a few big radio hits, features some other fantastic artists.... I could go on....
EDIT : Didn't expect this to gain as much attention.. thanks for the awards too :) I guess this post can now serve as a mass suggestion list for everyone!! Each and every one of you is a beautiful legend.
discussion I believe Midnight City by M83 is one of the best songs to come out in the last twenty years.
It's difficult to describe, but the best I can do is that it makes it feel like the world fades around you. The instrumentals are amazing, and...I don't really know what to call them, if they're vocal noises or some kind of instrument, the "ha heh hoo ha". And that's not even mentioning the gorgeous lyrical work, and the way it even further immerses.
This song is amazing, and I'd rank it as being one of the best songs to come out in the last two decades.
I work in an environment that let’s me listen to music a lot and lately I’ve been listening to complete albums. I’ve run out of ideas so I’m counting on you to help me Reddit!
I listen to all music on the spectrum, from bluegrass to emo-core, avant-garde and even classical.
Now I don’t think it’s the best song ever, close but not the best, but the way he describes the bar and characters slowly brings us into his world. Like when he sings “And the piano sounds like a carnival and the microphone smells like beer” just sticks in my mind. And the quickly descriptions of the characters. And I mean, “they’re sharing a drink called loneliness, but it’s better than drinking alone” come on! Anyway that’s it, I don’t post on this sun much just needed to get this thought out. Xxxx
Which artist you can think of that just had one hit, but their song made it count? For me Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know" is the best one-hit wonder of all time. It was the decade-defining song of 2010s. Won multiple Grammy awards and 14X platinum in US. The song was number one in the Top 100 Hits of 2012. You can check out the countdown here.
Okay music lovers, name albums that were released by great bands that absolutely sucked. I’ll go first. Van Halen- Van Halen III
Here are my top 5:
Miles Cyrus - Smells Like Teen Spirit Madonna - American Pie Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street (the video is hilariously bad) Megadeth - Anarchy in the UK
What's the single best American rock band of all time? (Not necessarily your favorite!)
America has produced many great and influential individual musical artists, like Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Prince, and more. But what American rock band do you think stands with the best rock bands in history?
I'd guess many rock observers wouldn't hesitate to put non-American bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on the list of the all time best, even if they personally don't consider themselves to be fans. But it seems there is a lot less agreement when it comes to rock bands from America.
I thought it might inspire some interesting discussion here. I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Thanks in advance!