Music Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chit-chat' started by deluks917, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. deluks917

    deluks917 Yomi League 1 Champion

    I first heard of probably my two favorite artists on different forums. I first heard about Modest Mouse from LazarusLong's reviews on Smogon. I first heard Kota Hoshino on styleforum. Anyway I wanted to make a thread where people could recommend music. Any good music that people might not have heard about is appreciated.

    I really like reading people's thoughts on music so those are good. If you post a reasonable number of songs I'll definitely listen to them.
  2. Gon

    Gon Active Member

    Everyone should listen to Sigur Ros at some point in their life.
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  3. specs

    specs Well-Known Member

    EDIT - Disregard, my link is acting wonky.

    Anywho, other music:
    • Bastion soundtrack
    • Jamestown soundtrack
    • The wildly underrated Brave Fencer Musashi soundtrack
    • Ditto but replace Brave Fencer Musashi with Secret of Evermore
  4. rozencrantz

    rozencrantz Active Member

    Yes, absolutely. Listen to Ágætis Byrjun from beginning to end, or if you want just one song then Svefn-g-Englar. Every one of their records has a distinct flavor, sometimes wildly different like their first (Von, which isn't actually a very good album, experimental without being innovative) or their most recent studio album (which has a title as long as your arm, and is much more pop-driven than anything else they've done)

    I'm actually in the market for something that has a similar rumbling feel to Ágætis Byrjun, if anyone can recommend something like that. I also quite like the Boredoms, at least their more coherent psychedelic stuff -- that's another band that took some wild detours, and started out very much in the "experimental but not innovative" camp. They do extended jams mostly, so it's hard to recommend a single song, but Super Going is pretty good.
  5. 2000 IQ Killjoy Gamer link6616

    2000 IQ Killjoy Gamer link6616 Well-Known Member

    I strongly recommend the Final Fantastic Violin soundtrack... but then they strike me at my most vulnerable points, final fantasy and violins...

    Aside from that I think Garfunkle and Oates Sex with Ducks is quite good. .

    Also if you haven't sat down to listen to the Harry Potter soundtrack outside of just with the films, you really should.

    Also, still haven't finished with this list but HG101 collated a list from their viewers on the 1000 best VGM songs... You might not agree with all of it but it's certainly interesting.
  6. Gon

    Gon Active Member

    Just got tickets to see sigur ros live in philly july 30th woot!!!
  7. Lemmingrad

    Lemmingrad Well-Known Member

    Not really music, but the spoken word genre (but still set to music,) but visited a music festival and was fascinated by Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long.
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    Avatar Z Well-Known Member


  9. garcia1000

    garcia1000 World Champion Moderator (old) Staff Member

  10. Logo

    Logo Well-Known Member

    Build That Wall and The Ending Theme to Bastion are the only 2 gaming songs that have made it into my regular playlist (well and Exile/Vilify if you count that).
  11. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    The comment was too hipster and was changed appropriately.
  12. Mad King

    Mad King Well-Known Member

    The secret to my Yomi play is this band.
  13. Gavisi

    Gavisi Well-Known Member

    Machinae Supremacy has been my favorite band for as long as I've had a favorite band. Their music is basically a cross between heavy metal/alternative rock and chiptunes (they use an actual SID chip from the Commodore 64!)

    You can download a lot of their music for free from their website: (Deus ex Machinae was their first album which went out of print on CD, so they released it for free on their site. The Webographies are compilations of music they've released free on their website from 2000-2007. Jets'n'guns is an indie shmup they did the soundtrack for)
  14. Tschesae

    Tschesae New Member

    Anyone who's never listened to Radiohead should go do it right now.

    OK Computer -


    Kid A -
    are generally considered their best albums.
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  15. deluks917

    deluks917 Yomi League 1 Champion

    Machine Supremacy was AWESOME> Thanks a ton for the recommendation!

    edit: I also really liked Earth.

    everything else in the thread has been good imo but chiptunes + rock is avery appealing combo to me.
  16. Lemmingrad

    Lemmingrad Well-Known Member

    Then I recommend Anamanaguchi if you haven't already heard of them. And even if you have, their soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim vs the World:The Game is pretty awesome.
  17. Morn

    Morn Well-Known Member

    This is what I use when it's time to win at Yomi. It has yet to fail, because it's the best song ever, except for any song better than it:

  18. buttonsfx

    buttonsfx Member

    Been studying shamsien in contemporary music.

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  19. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    I have no idea why but I love this song.
  20. Lemmingrad

    Lemmingrad Well-Known Member

  21. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side

    The band that started it all for me. One of the best bands on the planet, period.
    From the Rules of Power Metal:
    "Hansi is God."
    "Singers aren't allowed balls unless they're Hansi, because he's God."

    Gamma Ray - Rebellion in Dreamland

    Ask me to define what power metal is, and there's a chance the link is Blind Guardian.
    If it isn't, this song is the only option. Rebellion in Dreamland basically distills what power metal is about,
    and puts it all into one, insanely awesome song.

    Avantasia - Sign of the Cross

    Do I have a reason to link this here? Yeah, I do. 'Cause it's awesome as hell.
    Simple and to the point. Just as rock is meant to be.

    The Cure - Hanging Garden

    No introductions should be necessary here. Just plain ol' good stuff.

    Veil Veil Vanish - Anthem for a Doomed Youth

    Some of the best post-punk/goth rock ever made. Driving drums and an ethereal feel that makes you imagine a dark
    autumn evening bathed in the glow of orange streetlights. Simply beautiful.
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  22. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    The Birthday Massacre - Kill the Lights

    Ethereal, dark beauty. Decadence. Haunting melodies with a slight fairytale feeling. What's not to like?

    CMX - Kaikkivaltias

    Now, rock should be simple. But when you crank the awesomeness meter this far up, simplicity stops mattering.

    Disturbed - Sons of Plunder

    Tell me you like it.

    Dream Theater - Another Day

    Dream Theater was a damn good band once upon a time.

    Faun - Unda

    Neofolk? With slight EBM influences? Sold.
  23. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Grendel - Void Malign

    Speaking of EBM, what happens when you blend it with industrial? Aggrotech happens. And it's good.

    Hammerfall - Any Means Necessary

    Cheesy? Yes. Catchy? Yes. Good? Oh hell yes.

    Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset - Sata Vuotta
    Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset - Horros (NSFW!)

    Proof that pop can be done so damn right.
    The post-punk influences may have something to do with it.
    I don't care, my ears are in heaven.

    Kamelot - Moonlight

    Dark, rich, atmospheric. WITH crunchy guitars? Yes please.
    The singer's voice is lovely. Album cover is completely wrong, by the way.
  24. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins

    Arch Enemy in general is crap, but this song is made in heaven.

    Kent - Den Döda Vinkeln

    Svensk pop är bra. Faktiskt.

    Kiuas - Across the Snows

    Nothing much to say on this one. Just plain ol' good metal.

    Magenta Skycode - People
    There's a reason we had to wait two hours in the cold to get to these guys' gig.

    Musta Paraati - Romanssi
    Musta Paraati - Kädet

    Classic Finnish post-punk. Weird but good.
  25. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Nightwish - Slaying the Dreamer

    Like Dream Theater, these guys used to be good, too. Sadly not anymore : /

    The Offspring - Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)

    Some real punk amidst this post-punk onslaught. My god the guitars and "Hey" shouts are earwormy.

    Samael - Slavocracy

    These guys used to make oldschool black metal. Then they realized it was bad and turned to industrial metal.

    Savage Circus - Between the Devil and the Seas

    Oldschool Blind Guardian by the band's former drummer. Has since left the band, and the second album is boring.

    Sigur Rós - Hoppipolla

    Cute and soothing. In a non-moemoe way.
  26. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Skyclad - Lightening the Load

    One of the best bands on the planet again. This time in a more folk-metally style, sometimes veering towards punk.
    Despite being relatively unknown, Skyclad is the originator of the genre.

    Sohodolls - Stripper (NSFW!)

    Dirty and mean. And catchy as hell. It's some kind of electro-sleaze or something. Good stuff anyway.

    Sonata Arctica - The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Puppet

    Beautiful song, nuff said.

    Spock's Beard - Long Time Suffering

    Prog rock. Really freakin' good prog rock.

    Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyond

    This song radiates adventuring spirit. Epic.
  27. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Turisas - Rasputin

    What happens when you put a folk metal band to play a disco hit? RASPUTIN!!!

    Viola - Outsider Code - Wonderabilia/Viola - 09 - Outsider Code.mp3
    dreamy electropop song that talks about... save stations?
    If you like that, check out The band is giving away all their music :confused:

    White Rose Movement - Girls In The Back

    Post-punk. Electroclash. Eargasm. They split, unfortunately : /

    Viikate - Kerran
    eng. Scythe - Once

    I can't help loving this band. They mix metal with Finnish schlagers with a generally melancholy aesthetic. The result is some stupidly good music.
    The best part? Nobody else does this stuff, so these guys will never get old.
  28. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    More music! This time relatively solo-free metal!

    Demons & Wizards - Winter of Souls

    A semi-contemplative piece, apparently about Mordred.

    Demons & Wizards - Crimson King

    The first time I read the opening verses I knew the song was going to be good.
    An epic piece based on an epic book, in this case Stephen King's Dark Tower series.
    Might not make much sense if you haven't read at least some of those.

    MMmore! Sailing the dreary seas of bland-ass metal with their heads held up high, Skyclad shows you how it's done. Many of the band's tunes have a bit of a jig-like feel to them, but these are mostly big on the crunch.

    Skyclad - A Song of No-Involvement

    "To those who look for answers
    Or seek to rule the roost
    Go sign your 'ignoramus'
    'Cos we're the living proof.
    Live and let live and learn to forgive
    Come Heaven or Hell we'll join in with:

    A song of no-involvement,
    It's a testament to sloth
    A song of no-involvement
    Sounds good upon mine oath."

    Too happy and devil-may-care for you?
    "Like..." is "a ballad to the disenchanted", and it's filled to the brim with pathos. And probably a bit more just for good measure.

    Skyclad - Like... A Ballad For The Disenchanted

    Skyclad - Hybrid Blues
  29. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Týr - Hail to the Hammer

    Folk/Viking metal from eight years ago. Notable for using only traditional rock band instruments while maintaining a nice, folky feel.
    Has prog elements, too. And it rocks. The guitars and vocals are insanely earwormy to me, at least.

    And not-quite-so-old-but-still-old-'cause-we're-all-geezers-now:

    Sear Bliss - Two Worlds Collide

    KVLT! Trumpet and metal sounds like a really weird combination at first, but it works brilliantly.
    The video and music are ridiculously KVLT!
  30. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    On to other topics, no one said I couldn't post anime music, so here goes <3<3<3

    Flow - World End (Code Geass R2)

    The synths. Just. The synths. And the vocals too, actually. This song is EPIC.

    Flow - Colors (Code Geass)

    Wind instruments. Plus just something in the songwriting you don't often hear in the west.

    Nightmare - The World (Death Note)

    Youtube hates English subs, apparently. Don't watch if you're allergic to visual kei.

    Mell - Red Fraction (Black Lagoon)

    Horribly butchered English is horribly butchered. Song is good, tho. And damn I want those effects they use on the vocals for myself.

    Shouko Nakagawa - Sorairo Days (Gurren Lagann)

    Gurren Lagann. Nuff said. Youtube censorship forces reliance on AMVs : /
  31. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Aya Hirano - God Knows (Haruhi)

    Just insanely nice rock. I don't know what in it is so addictive. But something is.

    Round Table feat. Nino - Groovin' Magic (Diebuster)

    Diabetes never sounded so good. (And yes, the same people did the Chobits op, too)

    Origa - Inner Universe (Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex)

    Maaya Sakamoto - Hemisphere (RahXephon)

    Gotta love those light, fast drums <3. If they sound similar that's because both are Yoko Kanno compositions.
  32. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Away from animu, time for some calm flute music!

    And back to... something.

    O.Children - Dead Disco Dancer (NSFW!)

    Weird stuff, but good.

    I recently stumbled onto Voltaire on a thread over at the MtG forums. The guy must be somehow out of his mind, because his stuff is weird as hell. Weird, but good.

    Voltaire - When You're Evil

    Delightfully mischievous

    Voltaire - Brains!

    BRAINS, BRAINS, I won't lie,
    I'll eat their brains 'til they're zombified.
    Sure they might think it's deranged
    But they won't give it a thought
    After I've eaten their brain.

    Voltaire - Out of Reach

    Just plain ol' good stuff
  33. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    More! Don't stop the music!

    The Chameleons - Don't Fall

    The Chameleons - Here Today

    so goooooddddd <3<3<3<3
    The guitars are pure eargasm.

    Project Pitchfork - Drone State

    Some odd machine music. For some reason, this reminds me of Dead or Alive's "Round like a record".

    The Cult - Nirvana

    The Cult - Rain
  34. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Stumbled again onto a gospel power metal band I found some years ago. And DAMN, this stuff is GOOD. Especially for having been made by one man alone.
    It's funny how otherwise completely untolerable "Oh God Godgodgodgod" preachystyle gospel starts to work when it's fantasy-ized up a bit and combined with some kickass metal. Here you go:

    Theocracy - Theocracy

    The chorus is, shall we say, "godly".

    Theocracy - Ichthus

    Theocracy - Serpent's Kiss

    First verse is so powermetal it hurts.

    Theocracy - Mountain

    Theocracy - New Jerusalem
  35. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Liquid Tension Experiment - Universal Mind

    Dream Theater - metal + jazz

    Finally, pretty much the only song from Blue Öyster Cult that has ever managed to grab my attention:
  36. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    nervous_testpilot - A Functioning God (Frozen Synapse OST)

    Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - Menu Select (Metroid Prime)

    Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - Tallon Overworld (Metroid Prime)
  37. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    New (unofficial) rules: Don't post more than 2 vids per post :p

    Because it's manliness personified and the tune is awesome.

  38. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    Listen first, complain second :p
  39. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm trying to do. But due to sheer number of flash objects the page is constantly stopping mid song and crashing.
  40. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    The youtube button in the video windows should help. I rarely have a ton of trouble with not-buffering youtube embeds but buffering many does indeed kill performance.
  41. Ehrgeix

    Ehrgeix Well-Known Member

    Some electronica:

    Uplifting - strong female vocals. Solid track from a great album (Maker and Flow are also very good (also, Child of Eden soundtrack - Passion, for an extended version of Maker).

    Liquid dnb - pretty much just cute vocal trance with a very solid hook.

  42. Claytus

    Claytus Well-Known Member

    Cool compilation of stuff here.

    Red Fraction is amazing.
    God only knows... is amazing

    And yeah, those Machinae Supremacy guys were a good link as was said before.

    And not to add negativity... but am I the only person in the world that doesn't like Radiohead? Maybe it's because I grew up in Seattle where alternative rock is the name of the game, but I've been surrounded by people insisting they were god's gift to mankind basically since I was born, and they just... don't seem that special? Like, I don't even really dislike them, I just hate the constant mentions, they're just not remarkable to me.

    And dang, Coffee... how long did it take you to compile all that?

    The Protomen - yes, this is a band that writes rock operas based on the story of Megaman. These are my two favorite songs by them:

    (Both occur during a section of the plot focusing on a side character going to find an exiled Dr.Light while living in a Wily-controlled city, before Dr.Light actually creates Megaman, since the lyrics won't seem videogame inspired)
  43. Claytus

    Claytus Well-Known Member

    And here's two lesser known songs for the anime category that I always enjoyed:

    Tatta Hitotsu no no Omoi

    Tabi no Tochu
  44. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    Re protomen: What, no The Hounds, or Vengeance?
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  45. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    A like to anyone who manages to listen through all that I posted! Speaking of which, let's add to the time requirements a bit because we all love grinding. In other words...
    MORE music is needed!

    Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize

    Also, I noticed that the thread lacks GAR. Rectification commences NOW

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  46. Wobberjacky

    Wobberjacky Well-Known Member

    Claytus, Radiohead is legendary because they are unique. Post-The Bends, there has not been a single band that sounded like them. There have been imitators such as Muse and Coldplay that focused on some aspects of Radiohead's sound, but did not even come close to replicating it, and have since moved on to define themselves in other ways. I don't listen to a lot of rock anymore because frankly compared to "Paranoid Android" or "Bodysnatchers" or numerous other Radiohead tunes, most of it sounds pretty trite. I hate to quote Pitchfork, but "Idioteque" does still give me chills. You're free not to like it; it's not really meant for everyone, but to say their stuff isn't special or remarkable is nonsensical.

    Here's what I've been listening to lately:

  47. Logo

    Logo Well-Known Member

    I've been pretty addicted to that Neon Indian song since hearing it from you Wobber.

    To add a recommendation of my own I'm a big fan of Girl in a Coma:

  48. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    Too quiet.

  49. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

    I beg to differ:
  50. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    It had faux latin choir. You can't beat faux latin choir. Besides I like the music, not the title. Also it's not Fate/Stay Night it's Fate/Zero (former is eroge game turned anime, latter is a proper more darker anime).

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