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Band Suggestion ?
18 December 2011
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Tomorrow Never Knows
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Can you please suggest me some "not-so-popular" bands for my ipod?

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18 December 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Arkells, City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, Regina Spector.
(Note: The geography of these bands popularity is [to my knowledge] mostly North American/British, so I don't believe they'd be popular in your country [you're Greek, correct?])

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
18 December 2011
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The Walrus
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That depends on whether you are going to buy the tracks or not. If you're not going to buy them, then I'm not going to recommend which indie or unsuccessful artists you should acquire the music of.

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18 December 2011
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I bet theirs a strong logic there, but I can't see it Walrus. Please elaborate (if only for the daft Canadian).

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
18 December 2011
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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You'll love Squeeze (80s). They have a Greatest Hits CD called "Singles"

They were one of the many bands once listed as "the next Beatles" due to their style and quality of their songs

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
18 December 2011
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I recommend you from Radiohead "Ok Computer" and "Kid A". a-hard-days-night-george-8

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18 December 2011
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Vampire Weekend. Their this nice little indie band. They've only got two albums and both are pretty good. Vampire weekend and MGMT are both really great indie bands. I suggest that you listen to "Oxford Comma" or "Holiday" by vampire weekend. And "Electric Feel' or "kids" by MGMT

 

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18 December 2011
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Tomorrow Never Knows
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Thank you all! I really appriciate it and yes...i am greek so these bands are not so popular in my countrya-hard-days-night-george-7

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18 December 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I bet theirs a strong logic there, but I can't see it Walrus. Please elaborate (if only for the daft Canadian).

There isn't really logic, because acquiring without buying doesn't harm anyone if you weren't going to buy anyway, but I think if you're going to enjoy the fruits of the labours of a band who are probably holding down jobs as well as recording, then you should at least pay the price they name for listening to it. If you're pirating the Beatles, then, well, they don't really need your money, nor do Radiohead or the Rolling Stones... but then the surviving members of the Clash and Joy Division/New Order are hardly well off and still need to make music.

Back when there was no piracy, the Beatles released albums every 6-12 months. Nowadays it's every 2-3 years for most bands because there is no money in making an album.

Anyway, I just think that "if you're not going to pay for it or otherwise acquire it legally, I'm not going to tell you who the really good bands are".

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19 December 2011
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Arctic Monkeys. The Gaslight Anthem. Florence + The Machine. 

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19 December 2011
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The Walrus said:

That depends on whether you are going to buy the tracks or not. If you're not going to buy them, then I'm not going to recommend which indie or unsuccessful artists you should acquire the music of.

However, there's the possibility that if TNK likes the illegaly-downloaded material he'll buy it. I think that he just wants to check some bands out (on Youtube, for example)

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19 December 2011
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That depends on whether you are going to buy the tracks or not. If you're not going to buy them, then I'm not going to recommend which indie or unsuccessful artists you should acquire the music of.

I am not in favor of illegal-downloading, so if i see an unknown-band's music video on youtube that i like i will check the band's music out on itunes so i can buy their music legally.

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19 December 2011
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In that case, avoiding bands that have already been mentioned…

Two Door Cinema Club

Frank Turner

Friendly Fires

Bombay Bicycle Club

Wilco

Cornershop

There are other bands out there that might be better, but those are some of the most accessible indie bands I've encountered. Two Door Cinema Club are particularly accessible, Wilco the least.

I don't really know what music you like tbh.

Saw in another thread that you like hard rock, so try Them Crooked Vultures and The Raconteurs.

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20 December 2011
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Thanks a lot The Walrus !

Saw in another thread that you like hard rock

Indeed, recently also i have been listening to punk/ska/new wave stuff and i like it a lot!a-hard-days-night-george-8

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21 December 2011
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The Strokes are another one that you should check out, if you haven't already. 

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21 December 2011
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I just found out about this girl last night, but her name is Lana Del Ray. According to her Wikipedia page, she's a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra". It's not rock music, but she has a really good voice. Check out her song "Video Games".

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21 December 2011
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Certainly in the UK iTunes have a couple of free song downloads available at the moment of up and coming artists as well as a new free download every week either new or relatively unknown artists. I dont know if this is extended to other countries but its worth having a look as there are some good songs at times.

And for anyone in the UK amazon always have a handful of free music downloads as well as a full album sampler, usually of a more obsure record label. Again i have no idea if this is available in other countries.

A great way of sampling artists without the risk of spending money on rubbish.

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15 January 2012
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Again, digging in the ol' sandbox here... but all the bands that have been mentioned are EXCELLENT!

I'm so proud of you guys and your music taste *sniff*a-hard-days-night-george-5

Good semi-well known bands: Metric (check out "Gimme Sympathy") and Phoenix ("Lisztomania")

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15 January 2012
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kedame
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PennyLane said:

I just found out about this girl last night, but her name is Lana Del Ray. According to her Wikipedia page, she's a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra". It's not rock music, but she has a really good voice. Check out her song "Video Games".

Just heard her on SNL...strange voice, but really compelling. I liked her a lot.

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15 January 2012
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Tomorrow Never Knows said:

Thanks a lot The Walrus !

Saw in another thread that you like hard rock

Indeed, recently also i have been listening to punk/ska/new wave stuff and i like it a lot!a-hard-days-night-george-8

Punk- try The Clash if you haven't already, from there move to bands like The Stranglers and The Jam. If you like those bands, check out modern projects by their members, such as Gorillaz, Paul Weller's solo career and The Good, The Bad & The Queen (that might lead you onto Blur, which in turn leads you to the whole world of Britpop...)

Ska- Madness are the band to go for. A lot of the punk bands dabbled in ska as well.

New wave is a very broad term, but The Smiths led that generation.

All those bands are fairly famous, but you might not have listened to them.

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