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Getting bored of music - please give me some recommendations

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I recently got a new pair of wireless ear buds and have been listening to music much more again.

I'm starting to get very bored of listening to the same music over and over again (mainly indie/rock music). Please can people give me some serious suggestions for albums/bands to try out. Very happy to listen to other genres as I'm getting tired of what I listen to currently.
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The Facing Collection is nice (trip-hop, so could be a bit dated by now). Alphawezen is nice too (same genre).



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Magma (prog rock)



Toumani Diabate (Malian traditional music)



Madredeus (Portuguese fado)



Charles Mingus (jazz)

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Seems like we have the same music taste AdamH (indie rock and indiefolk for me) so I can't really recommend you songs from other genres but I can give you some names you might like. It's probably not going to be what you specifically asked for as these are still relatively known bands after all.

The Front Bottoms definitely take time to get used to but once you get there it's such a joy.


Radical Face you probably know from his amazingly famous 'Welcome Home'. A name that would fit a metal band but instead fits most on a rainy day while reading a book or simply during studying or working.


Icelandic indiefolk band with some amazing songs.


Found this gem on a reddit thread where the question was: Which unknown song would you rate a 10/10.


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No idea if it'd be your thing but I've just finished listening to Soil & Pimp Session's whole discography and they're pretty great. "Death jazz" is how they describe their sound, but it ranges from pretty fast-paced and agressive bebop to pieces that owe a lot more to modal jazz (eg Kind of Blue) and more fusion-y stuff. A few of my favorites:









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AdamH wrote: January 18th, 2021, 9:27 pm I recently got a new pair of wireless ear buds and have been listening to music much more again.

I'm starting to get very bored of listening to the same music over and over again (mainly indie/rock music). Please can people give me some serious suggestions for albums/bands to try out. Very happy to listen to other genres as I'm getting tired of what I listen to currently.
Do you want totally random recommendations? Or can you give us some guidance on what you're looking for?
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Hm .. 15 years late, but I believe in that every human should have listened to Sunn O))) once in his lifetime. So if you haven't until now, you can give that a check.

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Jazzy hip hop

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This might not appeal to you because of the Pokemon element (it's largely irrelevant, just a way of categorising genres), but a thing I've been doing for a few months is this: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/simonken ... nre-table/

In short:
- randomize one Pokemon: https://randompokemon.com/
- google it to find out its type/s
- google random number generator
- find corresponding genre on list
- use custom charts on RateYourMusic to find one of the top rated albums of that genre

My current list is looking like this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgn ... sp=sharing

It's pretty fun and the randomness keeps things fresh.
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blocho wrote: January 18th, 2021, 11:13 pm
AdamH wrote: January 18th, 2021, 9:27 pm I recently got a new pair of wireless ear buds and have been listening to music much more again.

I'm starting to get very bored of listening to the same music over and over again (mainly indie/rock music). Please can people give me some serious suggestions for albums/bands to try out. Very happy to listen to other genres as I'm getting tired of what I listen to currently.
Do you want totally random recommendations? Or can you give us some guidance on what you're looking for?
This. Please give us some genres it'll make this a lot easier. I can come up with some best of insert genre stuff if you want though
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Gonna do primers for certain genres I guess. I'll start off with my favourite one.

Post-Punk

Known to more in atmosphere and complex than punk rock. I think the best way to explain it is punk, but replace anger with topics like melancholy and/or sophistication. It's also known for its stylized singing, sometimes deadpan, sometimes intentionally bad which may turn some listeners off, but I find that they suit the music so well. There are various genres such as No Wave and Noise Rock, but I believe those are better suited for another primer as they aim for a completely different goal.

I will separate this by stuff like decades, subgenres, and maybe moods. It is NOT IN ORDER, but all of these have at least a 8/10.

I know I'm missing stuff like The Fall, Pere Ubu, and Nick Cave. I gotta relisten to those and will post some highlights later on. Plus, those are quite the obvious ones anyways.
80s Goth (And some 80s worship) Some only border on goth but whatever








Neo-Goth (Post-Mid 80s)







The Neo-Formal

The Fun


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In answer to what I'm looking for, I'm not really sure. I have been listening to more folk-type music recently which is something I would like to explore deeper but generally I'm just looking for something different from what I normally listen to.
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If you really want something different, there's always Xanopticon.

Through pop:



Through hiphop:



Just straight up electronic:

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For folky stuff I would recommend Mickey Newbury who I have recently become enamored with

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Well, here are links to some of my favorite jazz albums:





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This should be right up your alley, Adam. :P





The band is from Amsterdam by the way. :)
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You certainly didn't hear this before:

It's not my general cup of tea, let's say it's a guitar pop/rock with a retro vibe, but i'm totally infatuated with this band recently, since I heard the first three songs.

And in the folky area, Anna Tivel was my biggest discovery in the last year or two, and her stories helped me to survive the worst time in my life:
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Why not just go through acclaimed albums top 3000 or whatever the largest list these days is.
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I'll second Jack Johnson, my favorite Davis album. Since you're into folk, I'll recommend Ka (sometimes aka Brownsville Ka to distinguish him from other artists). The guy had become a fire captain in Brooklyn by the time he started releasing solo albums, but he had a very gritty, hardcore upbringing in Brownsville during the crack era, and uses hip hop as a way to work through his past trauma. All his work is home-grown, often self-produced, and features some of the most dense, well-constructed lyricism in rap without sacrificing any of the soul that informs the best hip-hop. Here's the first track off his Greek-mythology-influenced collaboration with Animoss (a producer who came up under the imo goat rapper/producer Roc Marciano):

I think it's fine to relinquish mine for the life of our seeds
For weak moves these dudes eat your food like harpes
Knocked as car thieves, large pleas, came come hardened murderers
By the death toll, would've thought the threshold was guarded by Cerberus...
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