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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2012, 04:14:17 AM »
That list isn't mine btw, just an actual compilation that I stumbled on.

If you like the Babyshambles song.

Check out Baddies Boogie, Deft Left Hand, and French Dog Blues. A few listens in and there's these great little melodies that appear. I love the wordplay in those songs too. "if or when you're behind bars/or infront of one, as you are". There's some good stuff on the first Babyshambles album too. Down in Albion is so perfectly English.

And of course, Babyshambles frontman, Pete Doherty, also fronted The Libertines, who no one seems to know in America, but we're amazing. Rawer and heavier than Babyshambles- and most everything else ever. Check out What Became of the likely Lads, Time for Heroes, Vertigo. Damn there's only two albums and they are both must-owns. Up the Bracket is up there with Blonde on Blonde in my book (and I have a Dylan tattoo)

The Libertines lyrics are great too. From "Arbeit Macht Frei" -her old man/ he don't like blacksor queers/ yet he's proud we beat the nazis/ how queer/ RAWRRrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRAAWWWRRRR

And I like: 'I've been told if you want to make it in this game/ you gotta have the look, you gotta have the luck.

Turn your speakers in full and check out Horror Show by the Libertines.

I'm assuming you know the well known santo gold stuff. It's decent stuff.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2012, 05:02:21 AM »
I love the Libertines. Good stuff there.
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2012, 10:25:48 AM »
And of course, Babyshambles frontman, Pete Doherty, also fronted The Libertines, who no one seems to know in America, but we're amazing. Rawer and heavier than Babyshambles- and most everything else ever. Check out What Became of the likely Lads, Time for Heroes, Vertigo. Damn there's only two albums and they are both must-owns. Up the Bracket is up there with Blonde on Blonde in my book (and I have a Dylan tattoo)

The Libertines lyrics are great too. From "Arbeit Macht Frei" -her old man/ he don't like blacksor queers/ yet he's proud we beat the nazis/ how queer/ RAWRRrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRAAWWWRRRR

Love the Libertines.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2012, 02:01:21 PM »
Really starting to love that Spoon song

Gonna check out their album.

Have you heard the fratellis? Flathead is one you might like. I don't know mug of theirs but flatwad is a cool song

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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2012, 02:31:39 AM »
Really starting to love that Spoon song

Gonna check out their album.

Have you heard the fratellis? Flathead is one you might like. I don't know mug of theirs but flatwad is a cool song
Which Spoon song? If it's "I Turn My Camera On," I can recommend the album, although I lost it in one of my last big computer deaths.
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2012, 12:52:48 PM »
I meant the underdog, but just checking out your suggestion. I like it.

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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2012, 05:27:21 PM »
I meant the underdog, but just checking out your suggestion. I like it.
I don't know the underdog, but glad you like my suggestion.
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2012, 04:49:53 PM »
I meant the underdog, but just checking out your suggestion. I like it.
I don't know the underdog, but glad you like my suggestion.

Well.....you should listen to The Underdog (it's awesome)

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2012, 02:14:24 AM »
i listened to that Letterman performance on youtube (through my phone and car stereo) for a long time before actually just buying the song.

I prefer the live performance.

You should all also listen to The Underdog by Turin Brakes. Another really good song by that title.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2016, 11:58:17 PM »
"The Underdog" - Spoon (but really this list is born of your entire list, I'm just using spoon as my primary inspiration)

1. The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant
2. Wolf Parade - This Heart's on Fire
3. Tapes n Tapes - The Illiad
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Don't Haunt this Place
5. Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
6. Built to Spill - Trimmed and Burning
7. Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper
8. Okkervil River - For Real
9. Figurines - Skeleton
10. Department of Eagles - No One Does it Like You

5 years later, I still LOVE this playlist.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2016, 11:05:12 AM »
Nice! :)

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2016, 12:46:42 PM »
OK. While I think it's unlikely I'll come up with a playlist you'll like as much I'm gonna take a shot at another one with only music from the last 5 years.

Here's what I got. I don't think it's as instantly catchy as the other one. The main issue I had is that music has changed quite a bit in the last 5 years and the general genre feel you can put on the songs from the original post doesn't work as well with the music of this decade. So this is a more eclectic mix, while still trying to stay somewhat true to the feel of the original songs. Another interesting difference in comparing the two lists I created is that I like a lot more of these songs in the context of the full album rather than as singles. Looking at my list from 5 years ago those songs stand out much more on their respective albums. Anyway, you've got some punk influence (#s 1&2) some R&B influence (5 and maybe 6), and the other songs are kinda folky.

I left off a bunch of songs from the last 5 years that I loved but that are from bands you're probably already pretty familiar with (i.e. PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, The Arcade Fire, Radiohead). I've also been into rap in the last 5 years a lot more than I ever have been (Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels, Kanye, Chance the Rapper) and I left that out because it only would connect with TVotR and even that is a stretch.

Songs are in alphabetical order by band.

1. Car Seat Headrest - Fill in the blank
2. Cloud Nothings - I'm not part of me
3. Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
4. Father John Misty - The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
5. Frank Ocean - Thinkin' Bout You
6. Jamaican Queens - Water
7. Mac Demarco - Salad Days


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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2016, 07:37:18 PM »
Isn't there a forum game based on song recommendations...

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2016, 08:27:56 PM »
Isn't there a forum game based on song recommendations...

Not five years ago

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2016, 08:52:22 PM »
Isn't there a forum game based on song recommendations...

Yeah, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of players.

 

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