I'm bored and need new music to listen to.

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I'm bored and need new music to listen to.

Postby Rendus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:06 pm

So. In this thread, we'll discuss music, and what you're listening to right now, what's in your CD player, etc.

I recently discovered After Forever, who's awful website can be found at http://www.afterforever.com. Woman in strapless bra and mesh shirt on front page, may not be safe for work or husbands ;)

I love strong female vocalists, and this band delivers on that. Evanescence, Nightwish, Eccentric Opera, that sort of thing. This band also has a male... Ah... "Vocalist" that growls like he's in one of those thrash metal bands, but it's actually an interesting contrast to her slightly accented, powerful and clear voice. They don't try to drown her out like so many other bands do.

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Postby Cicak » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:07 pm

Strong Female Vocalist:

You might try the first Album of 'Dead can Dance', Album-Title 'Dead can Dance'. Not the whole Album is sung by a woman though, but if she does it's strong.

Band is often put into Goth corner while I don't 100% agree it's certainly quite dark. They fill Philharmonicas rather than dark 'fraggle' :P clubs.

Another one more from the Metal side it's a older german band (Lead female vocalist is canadian though, so I think no problem with accent) would be Jingo de Lunch. From here I recommend the Album 2 and 3 (Axe to Grind and Perpetuum Mobile).

Album 1 is Ultra-Rare and I never got it. Later Album sound to clean cause they got a major label contract and imho that killed the sound of this band.

Thats the 2 Bands with strong female voices I can think off from the top of my head.
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Postby Jaffod » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:40 pm

Female vocals are my thing also

dead can dance are amazing, cannot add more than what Cicak said.

Could also go for Cocteau Twins, the earlier stuff is more 'wierd' and the lyrics less decipherable but it is the better material in my opinion.

Also in the 'goth' corner which is where I reside - Siouxie and the Banshees is always good:)

Also, before Silly gets there - Fiona Apple

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Re: I'm bored and need new music to listen to.

Postby Qmaus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:27 pm

Rendus wrote:I love strong female vocalists, and this band delivers on that. Evanescence, Nightwish, Eccentric Opera, that sort of thing.


I've recently been moving in the same direction. Getting even bolder, I've been looking at alot of unsigned and nearly-signed stuff and also signed bands in the european arena that simply haven't been heard of here in the states.

LOL, looking around at the unsigned bands is intriguing. You run into alot of junk that's just "worse than amateur", and alot of broken links, but every now and then you find a nice little gem.

It was alot more fun looking at the euro stuff, though. One band in particular that caught my interest is a Dutch (I think they're Dutch, LOL) band called "Within Temptation". Excellent female vocalist (ok, she's got a nice rack, too. Hey, can't fault me for noticing; blame mama nature). In particular I liked the video on their website for a song titled "Stand My Ground."

Unfortunately, it appears that their material isn't available here in the states (at least at this point in time). I considered trying to find out if I could actually order a CD and have it shipped over to me, but when I tried to find out the shipping possibilities, or look in the help area, etc., everything was written in either Dutch or German, neither of which I happen to be fluent in, LOL.

I tried to register on website to post my questions on the message boards, but never got the confirmation email they were allegedly sending me, which kinda sucks.

Been meaning to ask Twoofus or Terranya if they're familiar with this band, as I understand the band is kinda big over there; just haven't had the opportunity to ask them yet.

Okay, i've droned on long enough, LOL. Here's the URL to the website if ya wanna check em out.

http://www.within-temptation.com/

The earlier stuff they had I could pretty much take it or leave it, but I did like that song, "Stand My Ground", enough to make me interested in learning more of what their newest material has to offer.

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Postby Rendus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:29 pm

I've actually got some Within Temptation, just didn't think of them off-hand. Most of these I've heard of, if I haven't exactly heard them myself ;)


And I didn't really mean, "Hey gimme music suggestions", but.. I'm not gonna turn 'em down either ;)

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Postby Qmaus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:30 pm

Cool, now where'd you get your hands on it? LOL

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Postby Rendus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:38 pm

I've got my sources ;) :angel11:

And upon further inspection.. It's no longer available on my source. Erf. I'll have to find 'em again

edit again... Found 'em on a secondary source. ;)

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Postby Qmaus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:46 pm

LOL, we're bouncing on this topic pretty quick tonight.

Any chance I can coerce you to reveal the source?

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Postby Rendus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:48 pm

Heh. Perhaps. Or perhaps a source will find you instead. We'll see ;)

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Postby Szork » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:52 am

The Tragically Hip.

http://www.thehip.com/

These guys are great - #1 on my list for about 8 years now. Some people claim that the Hip takes a while to 'grow' on you before you can enjoy it. I was hooked right away after hearing the album 'Fully Completely'.

Their music is rock, but with a certain edge to it that makes them unique. This is the type of band that refuses to charge more than $25 a concert ticket, and sells out an entire stadium in 2 hours. I've seen them twice now, and Gord (lead singer/songwriter) really gives all on stage. He's kind of quirky, makes a lot of stuff up during live performances and is famous for going on random monologues that give insight into what some of his lyrics mean.

While I really like the music itself, the lyrics are what really made me a fan. You're not going to see over-dramatic self-indulgant love/relationship/heartache songs here. You're going to hear stuff like "Locked in the Trunk of a Car" where the chorus has the line "It's better for me, if you don't understand". Their songs are about everything, sometimes making perfect sense, sometimes making no sense at all.

Their music also evolves a lot. Listen to a few songs from "Road Apples", then try "In Violet Light" and you'll see what I mean.
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Postby Silly » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:42 am

Also, before Silly gets there - Fiona Apple


OMG I saw "strong female vocalist" and thought...

"What about a strong female volalist who also writes all her own lyrics and music and plays piano and dances around like she's on drugs!?!?"

Fiona Apple rocks. Saw her at a small venue in Seattle & got to meet her. She is totally my hero. An amazing woman with an awesome voice. Did I mention she's my age, doesn't drive, and is vegan? I LOVE this girl :)

Also, as far as some funky stuff goes that's a little different, there's Rantmusic (Formerly McGnarley's Rant) which isn't a very well known Canadian gypsie funk folk type band. Saw them at a tiny little place here in town and that 80 pound girl wails on the fiddle like its nobody's business. They're pretty awesome too.

Seeing bands live will either make or break them for me. Anyone can sound good given a production studio and team of sound engineers. To sound good live you gotta have talent. These folks do for sure ;) System of a Down put on one of the best live shows I've ever seen. That guy has such a weird voice, I love it.

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Postby Rendus » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:50 am

Y'know, I've never heard anything of Fiona Apple's other than that really annoying video where she strips and won't get naked.

I rarely go to concerts, Vegas only has a couple good venues for them and they're terribly expensive. Our stadium here has absolutely awful accoustics, but I tolerated it to go to Gigantour, saw Dream Theater live along with a bunch of other bands that I like (Symphony X, Nevermore, a few others). After Dream Theater, I /slept through/ Megadeath. No other band resorted to pyrotechnics during the entire 8 hour show, but Megadeth had to have stuff blow up.

I used to move sound equipment when I was a kid, saw some weird stuff. Watched a teriffic performance by Insane Clown Posse. In the previous sentence, replace "Watched a teriffic performance by Insane Clown Posse" with "Watched a band act like a bunch of goons and spray 2 liter bottles of rootbeer mixed with soap into a crowd"

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Postby Silly » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:55 am

dead bodies dead bodies all over the place, 55 65 bodies at least...

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Postby Rendus » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:56 am

I think you meant that for the Inktu'ta thread going in Recent Raid Results, Silly.

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Postby Fuddara » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:20 am

Faygo cannon! Who doesn't love a bunch of dorks talking about D&D and spraying Faygo all over the crowd, huh?

Szork, I've always wondered about The Tragically Hip. I've seen bits and peices of lyrics from them, and sorta wanted to hear some of there stuff. But no-one I know has heard them, and most people haven't even heard OF them. Thanks for the info *wanders off to see what CDs iTunes has.*

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Postby Kahlyla » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:46 am

The Hip did take a while to grow on me, but they're now my second favourite band and that's saying a lot - I am fiercely loyal to my faves. Anyhoo, they absolutely blow me away. They're pretty much a national institution over here.

I've been going crazy for the exploding Canadian music scene lately. A lot of it's pretty "youthful" stuff, but there's just so much life in the scene right now. Feist, Metric, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, The Weakerthans, and I could go on.

For anyone who's interested in some true girl power stuff, Ani Difranco cannot be ignored. She's not the strongest vocalist on the planet - though her voice is certainly not hard to listen to - but she's a true wordsmith and pours buckets of raw emotion into her stuff. She's got a huge body of work out there though, so there's a lot to sift through, ranging from folk to hard rock to jazz to spoken word.

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Postby Lachaise » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:45 am

I am more into Jazz recently. My top 3 right now (in that order):

Pink Martini (simply amazing, sing in 4-5 different language) (their "Hang on Little Tomato" album is great)
Holy Cole (a classic)
Suzie Arioli Swing Band

I don't know most of the bands you have mentioned previously but I should look into them as I like all types of music. You can find in my car CDs with radio style hit music (Madonna, Nickleback, Eminem etc), french punk band (Berurier Noir), Opera (Carmina Burana, got to love the power of a choir), Classic and Jazz. The only thing I refuse to listen to are Western and Country.
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Postby Jaffod » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:59 pm

those last things are not music Lachiase