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I recently signed up for iTunes, but I have been out of touch with music for a long time. What are some good musicians and songs out recently? I'm open to any genre outside of country or boy bands.

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Jan 15, 2015

also interested, the only new band I've listened to in the past several years has been black keys

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Jan 15, 2015

I always heard about the Black Keys and never paid any attention to them but then I saw them play when I saw a taping of The Colbert Report and they were actually better than I thought!

I'm also fairly out of touch with the new music scene. I was at a pub the other day and it was playing all newer ish music and I was using Shazam for just about every song that came on.

Even stuff that I consider new like Imagine Dragons... is from 2012...

Jan 16, 2015

Driving down the freeway in the middle of the night listening to the Black Keys is a wonderful experience my friend.

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Jan 16, 2015
Banquero:

Driving down the freeway in the middle of the night listening to the Black Keys is a wonderful experience my friend.

Gold on the Ceiling is my all time drive around song. Nothing cooler than that song seeping out of your car doors.

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Jan 16, 2015

If you like the Black Keys then you'll like Arctic Monkeys. Very popular, but for a good reason. They've been coming out with consistently good shit for the last 15 years.

Jan 15, 2015

justin bieber and one direction

garth brooks

nickelback

speed boost blaze

Jan 15, 2015

Don't forget Taylor Swift!

Jan 15, 2015

To be honest I am impressed that someone who is almost 70 yrs old would like to keep in touch with modern music.

Kanye West is decent, I would recommend listening to My Dark Twisted Fantasy Album,Arcade Fire - The Suburbs album, Big Black - Songs About fucking, Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend, The band Swans whole discography,Nomeansno - Wrong album. The albums I recommended are pretty mainstream and have really good reviews. I think it would be pretty fucking rad to see an ex-banker listen to punk music.

Kanye West is the only hip-hop artist I added but I would recommend Danny Brown and Busdriver - both are really appreciated and lyrically creative.

EDIT: I would recommend creating a last.fm account, last.fm looks into your favorite artists and offers suggestions about other artists depending on your taste.

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Jan 15, 2015

Kanye may be a bit avant garde for someone who likely hasn't listened to rap before (i.e. former BB CEOs), but I agree that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was incredible. I think Atmosphere would be a very good way to branch into hip hop - When Life Gives you Lemons, Paint that Shit Gold is a fantastic album and a very easy listen.

I marginally prefer Funeral over The Suburbs, but bother are incredible. I do love Bon Iver, though its a shame they only made two albums before hanging em up.

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Jan 15, 2015
Punchey:

Atmosphere would be a very good way to branch into hip hop - When Life Gives you Lemons, Paint that Shit Gold is a fantastic album and a very easy listen.

Fuck yes, Atmosphere is amazing. Doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves.

If you like some mellow indie-ish stuff: Phosphorescent and Horse Feathers.

Jan 15, 2015

Bon Iver? I didn't hear about that?

But anyway, I hope you pronounce their name with a french accent. ;)

Jan 16, 2015

I'm impressed with your eclectic list of music... that Dark Twisted Fantasy Album is amazing. Kanye may be an awful celeb but that album is brilliant from the production to lyrical content.

Jan 15, 2015

@"DickFuld" just remembered you went to Boulder in the 60s, you probably like heady shit

dirty heads (their new song my sweet summer is garb, but older stuff is good)
slightly stoopid
marley offspring
g love

Jan 16, 2015

Props for g love

Jan 15, 2015

Immortal Technique - Rich Man's World

K Camp

Future

Migos

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Jan 16, 2015

Came here to post Migos and got beat to it. Damnit.

Jan 15, 2015

I think Spotify is way better than iTunes. They have so many different playlists (current top 100, what's trending in the US, Europe, etc), and you can also take a song you like and turn that into a radio station (it'll generate songs similar to your initial pick). Although all of the music is streamed, you can download your playlists to your device to play offline and you can follow other people/their playlists. You can get it for free, but the premium (no ads every 30 minutes) is $10 a month. You can also just make an account on Spotify to look at all of their lists (which are generally pretty accurate of what's currently popular) and get the songs on iTunes if that's more your thing.

Anyway, what's mainstream popular right now is: Taylor Swift (she actually elected to take her music off Spotify because she wants more money), Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, etc.

Hope that was somewhat helpful.

Jan 15, 2015

Mastodon. Porcupine Tree. Candlemass. Orchid. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Agalloch. Orphaned Land. Dark Tranquillity. Fates Warning. Dream Theater.

@DickFuld Your fandom will surely elevate these bands....choose wisely!

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Jan 15, 2015

ah, we're going there?! I can recommend metal all day, not on your level, but still.

Jan 15, 2015

Fuck yeah, we're going there.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Jan 15, 2015
In The Flesh:

Mastodon. Porcupine Tree. Candlemass. Orchid. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Agalloch. Orphaned Land. Dark Tranquillity. Fates Warning. Dream Theater.

@DickFuld Your fandom will surely elevate these bands....choose wisely!

Going to have to add: Opeth, Electric Wizard, Tool, and this entire thread here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/any-metalhea...

Jan 15, 2015

I think @DickFuld could spend his whole bonus acquiring music from every band in that thread!

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Jan 15, 2015

cinemechanica
sharon jones and the dap kings
charles bradley
and you will know us by the trail of dead
bosnian rainbows
jaguar love
Trinidad james
Siriusmo
Wax Tailor
Russian Circles

Jan 15, 2015

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Jan 15, 2015

Deadmau5, Avicii, David Guetta

It's what the kids listen to so it must be good! They are so talented, the way they stand up on stage and press buttons

Jan 15, 2015
Punchey:

Deadmau5, Avicii, David Guetta

It's what the kids listen to so it must be good! They are so talented, the way they stand up on stage and press buttons

Avicii and David Guetta are average but Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5) puts a ton of work into his music...a lot more than most artists.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Jan 15, 2015

Doctor Smoke

Jan 15, 2015

Definitely recommend Spotify over Itunes.

Jan 15, 2015
DickFuld:

I recently signed up for iTunes

you're really caught up with the new technology these days.... get spotify premium instead

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Jan 15, 2015

IMO you can't go wrong with Godsmack, Flyleaf, Rage Against the Machine, Buckcherry, Nickleback, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Rascal Flatts, or Elmore James

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Jan 16, 2015

You are the whitest person on the entire planet

Jan 16, 2015

I thought the list was okay but then Nickelback threw me off.

OP I'm in a 60s era jazz phase right now so can't help you much.

Sounds like Spotify is the way to go, I use Pandora but hadn't seen it mentioned yet and I trust WSO more than myself on those things

Jan 15, 2015

My recently played artists from Spotify:

- Run the Jewels
- Ought
- Real Estate
- Mac Demarco
- Broken Social Scene
- Cloud Nothings

But as for a band suggestion, I would check out the Twerps. A local band, they play jangly indie rock (Think the Go-Betweens). Well worth a listen.

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Jan 15, 2015

Did multiple people write down Nickelback? I just sampled a few songs, biggest pile of homogenized shit I've heard in a long time.

You guys are going to need to try harder than that.

Jan 16, 2015

Nickelback is notoriously shitty, but somehow extremely popular. It's a running joke among millennials. Everyone who is says Nickelback on this post is trolling.

Jan 16, 2015

Or someone sincerely wrote down Nickelback on this post, in which case they should be shamed to no extent.

Jan 15, 2015

Hozier - 'Take me to Church'

Has anybody heard that? That's kind of what I'm looking for. Whoever said music died in the early eighties was wrong, based on that. First purchase on iTunes!

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Mar 7, 2015

Try black keys, alt j, queens of the stone age, cold war kids, kasabian. Warpaint is good too (if you don't hate women)

Jan 16, 2015

check out Passenger. He has some great songs that I recently discovered. Whispers and All the Little Lights albums of his are the best.

Jan 16, 2015

Check out James Blake he's similar to that Hozier dude. Try out Arctic Monkeys. Wish I could +1 for the Black Keys recommendation. I'd just fuck around on pandora, spotify or some shit like that to find similar artists.

mbavsmfin:

I don't wear watches bro. Because it's always MBA BALLER time!

Jan 16, 2015

What do you like about that song?
Songs across different genres and different styles you might take interest in:

Heavy Soul- The Black Keys

Iron Sky Paulo -Nutini

Love Me Again -Paul NewMan

Reflektor- Arcade Fire

The Sun is Shining- Bob Marley & the Wailers

Uptown Funk - (Some guy) and Bruno Mars

My Silver Lining- First Aid Kit

Too much- Drake

Come with me now- the kongos

Bright lights- Gary Clark Jr.

Lehman Brothers-Martin Tungevaag

Jan 16, 2015

Guide to metal

Beginner

In Flames
Five Finger Death Punch
Alter Bridge
Before the Dawn
Trivium
Machine Head
Dark Tranquility
Scar Symmetry

Intermediate

Arch Enemy
Amon Amarth
Dissection
Opeth
Children of Bodom
In Mourning
Insomnium
At the Gates
Be'lakor

Advanced

Behemoth
Bloodbath
Belphegor
Anaal Nathrakh
Hypocrisy
Marduk
Emperor

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Jan 16, 2015

Found my new theme song fellas:

"Turn Down For What?" -- DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Blasting at full volume right now. Love this.

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Jan 16, 2015

this just made my weekend. imagining a 70 year old (well not quite) raging with bombay to Lil Jon.

*slow clap*

Jan 16, 2015
DickFuld:

Found my new theme song fellas:

"Turn Down For What?" -- DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Blasting at full volume right now. Love this.

lmaoooooooo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoUQWIg18wE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cC8M04TKqU

Jan 16, 2015
LeverageMill:
DickFuld:

Found my new theme song fellas:

"Turn Down For What?" -- DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Blasting at full volume right now. Love this.

lmaoooooooo

CoCo? This isn't the hood--this is WSO, the furthest thing from it. There is also a new music video for CoCo that is produced by Busta Rhymes (I think).

Jan 16, 2015

Other good ones I found:

"Say Somethting" -- A Great Big World

"Low" -- Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain)

"Wasted" -- Tiesto

"Stay" -- Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)

"Sail" - AWOLNATION

Everything I've heard so far from the Black Keys and White Stripes.

Thanks guys.

Jan 16, 2015

I don't really listen to much music in specific, mainly just Pandora. The playlists that I tend to use are :

Motion City Soundtrack
MC Chris
Die Antwoord
The Beatles
Mac Miller

And then the last record I bought was The Violent Femmes. I strongly recommend any one that likes music of any kind to pick up that album. It's that good.

Jan 16, 2015

Arctic Monkeys - AM is a good album.

Jan 16, 2015

Arctic Monkeys - AM is a good album.

Jan 16, 2015

Few random suggestions from modern mainstream stuff:

"Counting Stars" by OneRepublic:

"Maps" by Maroon 5:

"Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities:

Jan 16, 2015

To echo, My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy is phenomenal but do agree you've have hip hop chops to appreciate it.
I also put Drake's So Far Gone & Take Care up there.

Lately, it's been:
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 (Very fresh hip hop)
Future Islands - Singles (To fill the void that The Black Keys - Brothers burned into my brain)
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Stems Project (It has a little more energy than his actual albums so I like it)

I'd really like a refined XXYYXX/The XX/Clams Casino to come out with tempo and gusto. Give that to me and I'll put that on repeat for a good while.

Jan 16, 2015

I don't know why no one has mentioned this yet, but anything by "The Lonely Island" is good. And by good, I mean amazing.

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Jan 16, 2015
Skinnayyy:

I don't know why no one has mentioned this yet, but anything by "The Lonely Island" is good. And by good, I mean amazing.

I second this. +1 SB

Jan 16, 2015

My latest and greatest list of stuff I've been listening to:

Wilco (catch them live if you can, it'll change your life)
The Avett Brothers
Of Monsters and Men
90's hip hop (NAS, Mos Def, Tribe Called Quest, etc.)
Grouplove - Fucking great
Walk The Moon - Not the new album, it kind of sucks
Various Blues Artists (if you guys like the Black Keys, which I do, listen to Junior Kimbrough, their inspiration)
Early Robert Palmer
Various Jazz Fusion artists like The Weather Report, Steely Dan, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Jeff Beck...)
Paul Simon's Graceland with my kids in the car - they love it (along with their favorites - The Who, The Ramones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Also, I made a New Year's resolution to listen to all 500 of Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time this year from 500 to 1. I'm on number 474. Some of them are difficult to get through, others are fantastic. Spotify on desktop is great for this since you can pick any album that they have and listen from start to finish without paying a dime.

Jan 16, 2015

Atmosphere
Kendrick Lamar
Passenger
Oasis
CCR
James Taylor
Steve Miller Band
Kygo
Chance the Rapper
Coldplay
Faul
Boston

I strictly play fire through my headphones.

Also, Dick, a suggestion. Instead of using iTunes, use services like Spotify or Soundcloud, which are either free or subscription based and have all the same music as iTunes, and as I mentioned they are either cheaper or completely free.

Jan 16, 2015

let this grace ya'lls ears

Jan 16, 2015
FeedMeDealFlow:

let this grace ya'lls ears

Clams

Jan 16, 2015

You might be Interested in:

Leave the world Behind- by Axwell, steve angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke

Calvin Harris- Electronic

Swedish House Mafia- Electronic

Jack White -(The guy from the white stripes)

The Raconteurs - (Another Jack white Band)

Cage the Elephant

The Gorillaz

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You might want to check out this free music streaming service called Spotify. Its pretty good at providing suggestions, and you can build playlists directly on it.

Jan 16, 2015

By the way, if any of you are looking for a good festival, Shaky Knees Festival May 8-10 in Atlanta has a killer lineup... The Strokes, Avett Brothers, Wilco, The Pixies, Ryan Adams, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel, TV on the Radio, James Blake, Interpol, Manchester Orchestra, Flogging Molly, Milky Chance, The Kooks, Minus the Bear, The Mowglis, Mac Demarco, Old Crow Medicine Show, and tons more.

Jan 16, 2015

just get spotify radio on your phone .... you hear great songs and new ones as well. The best part is that you never have to "build" you music library anymore.. it all there, refreshed and updated for you automatically..

Jan 16, 2015

Blink-182, Front Porch Step, The City Shakeup, 21 Pilots

Jan 16, 2015

This has to be the most odd couple collection of music suggestions I have ever seen.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

Jan 16, 2015

The Coachella Valley music festival is way better, if you don't mind the terrible weather and sweaty men without t-shirts. The Irish Tenors Concert is also great...

Jan 16, 2015

Dick, at your age you should prob get cracking on this:

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-official...

Jan 16, 2015
adapt or die:

Dick, at your age you should prob get cracking on this:

//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-official...

I love the asshole that repeatedly is defending Nickelback.....as one of the best of all time. WTF?

Jan 16, 2015

Full albums:

The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

Todd Terje - It's Album Time

Flight Facilities - Down To Earth

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBixa08BPQA

Future Islands - Singles

St. Lucia - When The Night

The 1975 - Self Titled LP

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