Ran out of music to listen to. Does anyone have reccomendations?

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I need some new music to listen to.... Pretty much listen to anything but country. I prefer listening to alternative rock and rap, but would enjoy some EDM recommendations and even stuff for the piano (for studying/ relaxing).

  • Some of my favorite albums include Kanye West's College Dropout, and Graduation, Led Zeppelin's Mothership, Nirvana's Nevermind, Linkin Park's Meteora, anything Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • I would appreciate any workout anthems that sound like "Eye of the Tiger", "Till I Collapse", or "In da Club"
  • As far as piano music, I'm a Chopin, Debussy, Erik Satie guy.
  • Slipknot floats my boat from time to time.
  • Trying to get into jazz but all I heard that I enjoyed was John Coltane's After the Rain. Just overall don't know much about this genre.

    Would appreciate it if you guys helped me out with this. What's usually on repeat for you monkeys?

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Dec 2, 2016

Can't find the link right now but there is a thread on here named something along the lines of top albums to listen to before you die. Used some recommendations from that thread and expanded my taste in music.

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Dec 2, 2016

I like the Chainsmokers a lot.

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Dec 2, 2016

Awaken, my love!

Dec 2, 2016

So good

Dec 2, 2016

tiesto clublife podcast & above and beyond: group therapy podcast

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Dec 2, 2016

Dude you have to give more color on what artists you mostly listen to and what albums you've already listened to before anyone can answer this question properly

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Dec 2, 2016

of course not, random suggestions only

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Dec 2, 2016

Steel Pulse

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Dec 2, 2016

new j cole dropping soon

also chance the rapper

also new kings of leon

new weezer is meh but worth a try

joywave is tight as well

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Dec 2, 2016

Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Talking Heads, Bonobo, Flume, Meek Mill (Blue Notes is my current motivational song), Bare Naked Ladies (soley the Rock Spectacle album), Motel Radio, Bully.

I really like live albums so I listen to performances more often than studio albums. There's normally a lot more heart and soul in live shows than recorded ones, also a lot of bands write their songs in the studio so when a track gets laid down it might have only been played a few dozen times but on the road bands really hone their songs and the songs definitely come alive.

You can't beat a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo on any of Fleetwood Mac's live albums, and that's coming from someone who worships Van Halen and has seen them perform 3 times.

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Jul 13, 2017

Fleetwood Mac is life. Their early stuff, before Stevie Nicks joined, is stuff I also enjoy. Bermuda Triangle etc.

Jul 14, 2017

Yes, their early stuff is great. Much more Bluesy, I love Albatross. Its amazing when you listen their old stuff, many of their songs like Black Magic Woman people have no idea that they wrote it. You can really tell where John Mayer gets a lot of his live performance influences...

Also, Buckingham Nicks is really great as well.

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Dec 2, 2016

The new Vince Staples (rap) album is amazing. Some absolute bangers and its only like 40 minutes long. Some good work out anthems. Also, Get Rich or Die Tryin by 50 is a classic, doesn't mater if you're Greenwich or Camden.

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis is great too if you want to try jazz out again.

Josh Ritter has a lot of really cool acoustic albums. Animal Years is a great album, has somewhat of a modern day Bob Dylan feel.

Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

Trance

Jul 14, 2017

I've been listen to the same 5 Neil Young songs all day. 30 pages of VBA later, it's almost time to get drunk.

Jul 14, 2017

Metal all day long. My perfect 8-track playlist goes something like this:

Amon Amarth - Doom Over Dead Man
Behemoth - As Above So Below
Trivium - A Grey So Dark
Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
Lady Gaga - Judas
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Trivium - The Deceived
Owl City - Alligator Sky

Jul 14, 2017
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Metal all day long. My perfect 8-track playlist goes something like this:

Amon Amarth - Doom Over Dead Man
Behemoth - As Above So Below
Trivium - A Grey So Dark
Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
Lady Gaga - Judas
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Trivium - The Deceived
Owl City - Alligator Sky

Nice. I like listening to albums myself. Been listening to the following :

1) Isis: Panopticon, Oceanic, In The Absense Of Truth,
2) Mogwai: The Hawk is Howling, Happy Songs for Happy People, Young Team
3) Tool: Anima, Lateralus
4) Metallica: Kill Em All, Master of Puppets, Ride The Lightning, ....And Justice for All
5) Porcupine Tree: In Absentia, Fear of a Blank Planet, The Incident, Deadwing

Just a few albums I've been listening to this week while crunching away!

Jul 14, 2017
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Metal all day long. My perfect 8-track playlist goes something like this:

Amon Amarth - Doom Over Dead Man
Behemoth - As Above So Below
Trivium - A Grey So Dark
Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
Lady Gaga - Judas
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Trivium - The Deceived
Owl City - Alligator Sky

How is Lady Gaga 'metal?' Either way a diverse list.

Jul 14, 2017

ASOT
TATW=now group therapy

Some live sets of trance

Jul 14, 2017

check out http://fratmusic.com/ for some playlists

Jul 14, 2017

Only music I can really focus with is somewhat monotonous trance/house without vocals.

But ...And Justice for All is my favorite album, props to the mention above. Best metal album ever.

Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

Thank you Monkeys, I'm loving the diversity of the list so far. Its gonna be a long night so please keep em coming.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Jul 14, 2017

Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z
Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta -Geto Boys
It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
The Way It Is - Tupac
Turn On The Lights - Future

Jul 14, 2017
futurectdoc:

Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z
Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta -Geto Boys
It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
The Way It Is - Tupac
Turn On The Lights - Future

You gotsta keep it gangsta.

Jul 14, 2017

Classical crossover, all night long. Gets a good rhythm going without being too loud or danceable.
Lindsey Stirling, Nightwish, Break of Reality, Maksim Mrvica, ES Posthumus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, VSQ, Kitaro.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Jul 14, 2017

Tonetta- 81 Inch Prime Ass

Jul 14, 2017

Just listen to like Elliot Smith and accept your fate

Dec 2, 2016

For EDM i'd go with Martin Garrix, Tiesto or David Guetta. People like Steve Aoki but I think it's more for his performance qualities than his actual sets.

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Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

Mat Zo is solid... I prefer Zedd's remix of Alive to his, but they are both legit.

OP you would need to provide more info on what type of music you are interested in, but if you just check out the EDC lineups and the lineups for Governor's Ball and Electric Zoo, you should be able to find some good options. Also check out music blogs like thissongissick and earmilk

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Jul 14, 2017

Lorde - The Love Club EP

Jul 14, 2017

Chance the Rapper- Cocoa Butter Kisses if you you're looking for some good rap

Jul 14, 2017
idrankmalk:

Chance the Rapper- Cocoa Butter Kisses if you you're looking for some good rap

Have been playing his mixtape a lot lately.

Also J cole - Born Sinner just leaked, good album.

Jul 14, 2017

Photograph - Nickelback

Jul 14, 2017
BabydickCapital:

Photograph - Nickelback

This - lyrical genius

Jul 14, 2017

Technically not new, but good mashups:

http://kapslap.com/music/

Jul 14, 2017

If you're into metal Children of Bodom's new album just came out a few days ago (in Japan, US on 11th). I've been jamming to it pretty hard the past week, it's extremely close to their old stuff.

Jul 14, 2017

I woke up in a new Bugatti - Ace Hood

or

Bitches and Bottles - DJ Khaled

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but rather carry a big stick; you will go far.

Jul 14, 2017

The Hood Internet released a new mixtape a few weeks ago. It's free.

They're mash up DJs and find great examples of rap, then put a different beat on it. Usually find a few gems in their mixtapes.

Jul 14, 2017

kanye is coming out with a new album june 18 as well as a few other popular rappers

Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

Hardwell & Dyro feat. Bright Lights -- Never Say Goodbye

Also, this song came out in April (in the US, at least), but I still love it...Easy by Mat Zo & Porter Robinson. Has an old-school Daft Punk feel to it.

Jul 14, 2017

ilan Bluestone & Jerome Isma-Ae - Under My Skin

Not a regular trance listener, but it's been on repeat

Jul 14, 2017

great track

Jul 14, 2017

thekollection.com

Jul 14, 2017

Anyone ever listen to any Texas Country? Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Robert Earl Keen, Damn Quails and Charlie Robison are all great. As someone mentioned, the new J. Cole album is pretty solid, much better production and song variety than his other album I thought. If you like more chill electro stuff check out Supervision and Emancipator, both kind of like Pretty Lights (Supervision is signed to PL I believe).

Jul 14, 2017

Can't go past the new Daft Punk album.

Dec 2, 2016

Just go over and take a look at the "Albums to listen to before you die" thread. It's a gold mine. I'll bump it now. You're welcome.

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Dec 3, 2016
adapt or die:

Just go over and take a look at the "Albums to listen to before you die" thread. It's a gold mine. I'll bump it now. You're welcome.

I just saw it and @HendrixBanker recommended it as well. Thanks!

Jul 14, 2017

Bump!

Jul 14, 2017

Spotify's Swagger playlist is a good one if you like a sound that's similar to The Black Keys.

Jul 14, 2017

Russia Privjet - Basshunter

Dec 3, 2016

Subscribe to mrsuicidesheep on YouTube or soundcloud. Great songs from underrated artists. My favorite is Jane and Echos but honestly, you can't just not love every single song he posts.

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Jul 14, 2017

Jason Deruler(echo in the background with audiotune)

Jul 14, 2017

eric church, brandon flowers, rise against, taylor swift are my usual go-to

Jul 14, 2017

Big fan of soundtracks, try Gladiator, Matrix, and Inception. Tweaking spreasheets and updating powerpoints becomes much more epic.

Jul 14, 2017
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Big fan of soundtracks, try Gladiator, Matrix, and Inception. Tweaking spreasheets and updating powerpoints becomes much more epic.

Best suggestion ever on WSO. Fully agree! Mombassa from the Inception soundtrack is awesome.

Jul 14, 2017

Get on Hypem.com great for dubstep and house when you're cranking

Jul 14, 2017

thissongissick.com

Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

Freddie Gibbs or Big K.R.I.T

Harvey Specter doesn't get cotton mouth.

Jul 14, 2017

Agreed, soundtracks are perfect. Words get me distracted a lot of times.

Jul 14, 2017

Let the Kenny Chesney flowww

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jul 13, 2017

Good vibes playlist on Spotify is amazing if you like electronic/EDM

Jul 14, 2017

Depends what you are looking for... I listen to house mostly when I'm at work. Three podcasts that I play the hell out of are Drumcode, In Stereo Dj Chus, and DJ Dan In Stereo

'We're bigger than U.S. Steel"

Jul 14, 2017

Noah and the Whale, The naked and famous, Ellen Alien, Paul Kalkbrenner, Miike Snow

Jul 14, 2017

new burial EP is sick

Jul 14, 2017

The XX

Jul 14, 2017

WSO dudes apparently have good taste in music^.

What genres do you like most, OP?

Jul 14, 2017

I heard Metallica's Black Album is good.

Jul 14, 2017

There's this new singer Adele. She is good.

Jul 14, 2017

Thanks for the recs, but have most of them anyway. Like I said, I'll give anything a listen but mostly into acts like Metallica, Pumpkins, the Cure, the XX, etc. But I wouldnt restrict myself, so much variety. Like a little house here and there. Kinda into post-rock right now too - Explosions in the Sky, etc.

Might give Genius a whirl too. Keep 'em coming though.

Jul 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
jec:

This needs a grammy.

The Four E's of investment
"The greatest Enemies of the Equity investor are Expenses and Emotions."- Warren Buffet

Jul 14, 2017

foster the people, empire of the sun, avicii

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D M:

Nice find on the first one. I had heard it on the radio before but it didnt get much traction in London. Thanks. Listened to the rest of the album and it wasnt too good.

Jul 14, 2017

Word, just some songs I've been hearing on the gasp radio lately

Jul 14, 2017
D M:

Word, just some songs I've been hearing on the gasp radio lately

Haha. I'll listen to the radio when someone like Bruno Mars hasnt been played to death.

Jul 14, 2017

Sit back and relax - Pretty Lights: We Must Go On - http://hypem.com/#!/track/1hmp0/Pretty+Lights+-+We...

Jul 14, 2017

Bruno Mars has got to be one of the most annoying artistes on the radio. His songs are either really whiny or incredibly emasculating.

Jul 14, 2017

If you're into house music, there's some good stuff that just hit Beatport recently.

Afrojack & Shermanology -- Can't Stop Me
EDX & Nadia Ali -- This is Your Life
Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth -- Eyes Wide Open

And a bunch of others, but that's just off the top of my head for now.

Jul 14, 2017

Ratatat, LCD Soundsystem, Dr. Dog, STS9.

Hmm I like a lot of trippy stuff.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.

Jul 13, 2017

I like to listen to the soundtracks of chick flicks: Sex and the City, Confessions of a Shopaholic, 13 Going on 30, etc. They are really stupid, but fast paced, so I listen to those when I need motivation.
When I am listening to something just to enjoy it, I listen to Joss Stone, B.B. King, Eric Clapton (the bluesy stuff), Billie Holiday, Macy Gray, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, stuff like that.

"I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly."

Jul 13, 2017
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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