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Be My Pandora
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:31:05 AM »
OK, this is is kind of like a game, but I want my $10/mo to Spotify to be put to good use.  So be my Pandora for Spotify.

I will post five songs.  Pick one of the songs and come up with a ten song playlist:

"Wolf Like Me" - TV on the Radio

"The Underdog" - Spoon

"Comfort Eagle" - Cake

"Ruby" - The Apples in Stereo

"Change My Pants" - The Vandals



Quote the song that you are using, and then provide ten songs (not just the artist).

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 09:31:05 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

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 01:37:55 AM »
"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

^ Nice.


From "Wolf Like Me"

1. The Arcade Fire - "Keep the Car Running"
2. The Shins - "Sleeping Lessons"
3. Bloc Party - "Banquet"
4. Radiohead - "Bodysnatchers"
5. The National - "Mistaken for Strangers"
6. Interpol - "Slow Hands"
7. Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks"
8. Animal Collective - "Guys Eyes"
9. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
10. Cut Copy - "Out There on the Ice"
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 10:38:27 PM »
The Rural Alberta Advantage definitely goes on my top-ten list of all-time good bands with terrible band names.

"Wolf Like Me" is one of my favorite rock songs of the last five years or so. Though I prefer their first album as a whole.

I offer you, instead of the requested ten songs, four songs which are quite possibly only very tangentially related to the ones you posted:

First, two great Danish bands:





And then a couple of older tunes from Wire:





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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 11:05:08 PM »

"Wolf Like Me" is one of my favorite rock songs of the last five years or so. Though I prefer their first album as a whole.
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That first TVotR album is out of this world.*




* by that I mean Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes, not OK Calculator
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 01:32:04 PM »
Thanks!

I now have thre playlists associsted to each name.  I'll start with NM's list on my bus ride home today.

NM, I couldn't find Figurines - Skeleton on Spotify.

I completely agree about Wolf Like Me.  It is an almost perfect song.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 02:29:47 PM »
Thanks!

I now have thre playlists associsted to each name.  I'll start with NM's list on my bus ride home today.

NM, I couldn't find Figurines - Skeleton on Spotify.

I completely agree about Wolf Like Me.  It is an almost perfect song.

Shit. Skeleton is an album not a song. If I had to pick a song from the album that matches those tastes it would be The Wonder.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 10:24:30 PM »
Well? Anything spark your interest?

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 04:30:46 PM »
I found all three playlists an enjoyable listen, but there were a few tracks that I think I will either not be a fan of, or I need to hear them like five more times then they will become my favorite songs ever.  It's amazing how often that happens.

I'll relisten to them this week, and write some specific thoughts about the songs.  Right now I don't know each song from the other, and I want to listen to each playlist at least twice more before I really decide about them.

So, initial verdict, I enjoyed them.  More to come...

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 01:31:39 PM »
1. The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant

I've fallen in love with this song.  Can't get it out of my head.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 04:44:13 PM »
1. The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant

I've fallen in love with this song.  Can't get it out of my head.

Did you listen too long to one song?


I know that's a different song - same band tho.
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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2011, 08:21:16 AM »
Eric Church -- Homeboy
Toby Keith -- Red Solo Cup
Corey Smith -- 21
Corey Smith -- Fuck The Po Po
Colt Ford -- Dirt Road Anthem (not the shitty re-make by Jason Aldean)
Eric Church -- Drink In My Hand
Third Eye Blind -- God Of Wine
Pink Floyd -- Have A Cigar

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2011, 01:28:06 PM »
Eric Church -- Homeboy
Toby Keith -- Red Solo Cup
Corey Smith -- 21
Corey Smith -- Fuck The Po Po
Colt Ford -- Dirt Road Anthem (not the shitty re-make by Jason Aldean)
Eric Church -- Drink In My Hand

Is this a joke?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the songs are objectively bad. It's not my taste, but it's fine if it's someone else's. What I'm confused about is how these songs relate at all to the songs in the OP.

I'd even consider the Pink Floyd and Third Eye Blind suggestions to be a stretch even though the genre matches a little bit more.

Have you heard the songs in the OP? If so I'd be interested to hear a justification of how these country and alternative songs relate.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2011, 02:23:52 PM »
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Don't Haunt this Place

The male vocalist on this reminds me a lot of Ben Kweller.

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Re: Be My Pandora
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 05:59:07 PM »
Of Montreal's "Requiem for O.M.M." is kind of similar to "Ruby" by The Apples in Stereo. I noticed embedding is disabled, but you can still click through.






I'm home sick from work and have been searching for new music myself. I hope you don't mind if I hijack your thread, wastrel. I'll start a separate thread if people think I should do that. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations that are similar to the following two songs. I have found that I am in the mood for these songs a lot lately. You don't necessarily have to post 10, just anything that you feel is in the same vein.




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