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m0rb0's music thread
Posted by: m0rb0 on January 24th, 2012 @ 8:04PM

Just a quick reference on music. Feel free to suggest other artists/genres

Rap/Hip-Hop

  • 2pac - Not much else to say here.
  • UGK - Woodwheel (Youtube) Probably my favorite group. Grew up on this kind of style. Being born and bred in Texas in the 90's, UGK was/is a big influence on rap today. Southern or not. Pimp C died in 2006, but Bun B still makes music, and teaches religion at Rice University.
  • Chamillionaire - Chamillionaire.com One of the better lyricists in hiphop right now. One of the coolest things I've seen is his ability to be a not only a decent MC, but a grammy winning artist, and he never curses. Ever. Listen to any of his songs, and the worst you might hear is "ass". When the Imus scandal broke a few years back, he re-recorded his album and removed all refrences to the "N" word. He still will not use it in his music.
  • Young Jeezy - I don't like all of his stuff, but when he puts 100% into a project he's among the best. An extremely vivid storyteller, and a distinct voice & delivery make his flow stand out more than others.
  • Rick Ross - Rich Forever Mixtape [FREE] I was a little late getting behind Rick Ross. He is easily one of the most compelling rappers out there. There's been some issues with his name (taken from "Freeway" Ricky Ross the drug dealer) and his "street cred" but he still remains one of the best performers in rap.
  • Slim Thug - HOUSTON MIXTAPE [Free Download] @slimthugga Twitter Another Houston rapper with a very distinct vocal delivery. His content might not be much (a lot of ballin/drug/party rap) but he does record a lot of material, and is HILARIOUS to follow on twitter.
  • Scarface/Geto Boys - Mind playin tricks on me (Geto Boys) The Geto Boys basically invented Houston and Texas rap. They broke up years ago, and Scarface is still making music. I actually just saw 'Face in concert, even at 40+ he still has it all figured out.
  • DJ Screw - How DJ Screw got his name (Youtube). The innovator of southern hiphop. I basically jammed screw tapes nonstop during highschool. He died in 2000 of an apparent drug overdose. Most of his music is pretty underground, but if you know where to look in Houston, you can still find his [legit] stuff. Way ahead of his time, and greatly missed by the culture.

R&B

  • Jill Scott - So in Love Her songs always have a way of making me feel good. Very upbeat and a unique voice that can BELT the notes.
  • Aaliyah - Most everyone knows of her. She's also dead (plane crash) but her music is timeless.
  • John Legend - John Legend @ last.fm Extremely talented musician and composer. Chicks love him too. If you need some "mood music" this is it.
  • Alicia Keys - Absolutely beautiful & extremely talented. Maybe the best voice in music nowadays. If you don't know about her, I don't know what to tell you.
  • Janet Jackson (old stuff) - Anything before 1998. "Janet" is probably her best album Amazon Link

Other

  • Willie Nelson - An absolute legend. Maybe one of the strangest vocal styles in music, but it works. Funny how Time Slips away (Youtube). A lot of people don't know how accomplished he is as a composer. He's a real special talent.
  • Johnny Cash - Come on. Everyone knows about Johnny Cash. Live from Folsom Prison
  • Dolly Parton - Another legend. All the jokes aside, one of the most powerful female vocalists ever.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas music icon. His guitar skills are still considered among the best of all time. Also dead. Texas Flood (YOUTUBE). Maybe the best guitar solo ever in that song.
  • Led Zepplin - Way before my time, but their songs are real epics. Tons of musical talent, amazing longevity, and maybe the best song ever Stairway to Heaven
  • BB King - BB King tour dates. A musical legend. He's 80+ and still tours actively. I've never seen him live, but plan on it this year. He also shares my birthday (10/18)
  • The Who - I don't know much of their library, honestly. But I've never heard anything by them that I didn't like.

I have an entirely different taste in music from you.

Generally, I feel like two -broad- supergenres sort of define my test: electronic/new wave music and progressive rock/experimental rock.

Electronic/New Wave
-Depeche Mode - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfV0sVQ_VU
-The Faint - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u3vDtbdUx4
-LCD Sound System - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIH_CV1tMpw
-Crystal Castles (awesome!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAEoRegn9x8
-Oingo Boingo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg-
-Random (chiptune artist) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz9FkYrhdfU

Progressive/Experimental/Hardcore Rock
-Pink Floyd (do I need to link? really?)
-Jethro Tull - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5_hZV9U4aA
-King Crimson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdLMD-B2yhI
-Protest the Hero (much more metal/hardcore, but the new album is still quite Prog) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6SdCpm7Ik
-Children of Nova - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p60OrH_02co
-The Mars Volta (probably my favorite band but hard for a lot of people to get into) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1vmmU2SFPM
-The Protomen (doesn't fit squarely here or above. They write rock operas about Mega Man characters.. only they're actually -really- talented) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSHC1dqX1o

I also recommend The Dear Hunter, Foxy Shazam (but not their new album.. they sold out so bad), The Advantage, etc.

Edit: If anyone is curious, my last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/killias2

EDITED: 2012-01-24 13:00:43

Disastrous Fate
- 2012-01-24 12:59:52

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January 24th, 2012 @ 11:00AM

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What's going on in this thread? :)

If we're supposed to check these artists out, suggestion change each link to a link to their best or your favorite video.
m0rb0
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January 24th, 2012 @ 11:13AM

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I meant to add links to most of them, but I'm at work and our filter is blocking most stuff. Hahaha. I will update it with some info when I get home tonight.
Disastrous Fate
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January 24th, 2012 @ 12:59PM

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I have an entirely different taste in music from you.

Generally, I feel like two -broad- supergenres sort of define my test: electronic/new wave music and progressive rock/experimental rock.

Electronic/New Wave
-Depeche Mode - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfV0sVQ_VU
-The Faint - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u3vDtbdUx4
-LCD Sound System - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIH_CV1tMpw
-Crystal Castles (awesome!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAEoRegn9x8
-Oingo Boingo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg-
-Random (chiptune artist) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz9FkYrhdfU

Progressive/Experimental/Hardcore Rock
-Pink Floyd (do I need to link? really?)
-Jethro Tull - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5_hZV9U4aA
-King Crimson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdLMD-B2yhI
-Protest the Hero (much more metal/hardcore, but the new album is still quite Prog) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6SdCpm7Ik
-Children of Nova - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p60OrH_02co
-The Mars Volta (probably my favorite band but hard for a lot of people to get into) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1vmmU2SFPM
-The Protomen (doesn't fit squarely here or above. They write rock operas about Mega Man characters.. only they're actually -really- talented) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSHC1dqX1o

I also recommend The Dear Hunter, Foxy Shazam (but not their new album.. they sold out so bad), The Advantage, etc.

Edit: If anyone is curious, my last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/killias2


EDITED: 2012-01-24 13:00:43
m0rb0
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January 24th, 2012 @ 1:04PM

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Location:
San Antonio, TX.
Posts: 511
Definately a different taste. I haven't even heard of most of those bands/artists. I plan on checking em out tonight though, thanks!
Disastrous Fate
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January 24th, 2012 @ 1:07PM

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Keep in mind that, especially for the Prog Rock/Experimental bands, one song usually isn't anywhere close to a decent introduction.
m0rb0
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January 24th, 2012 @ 1:23PM

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Location:
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Posts: 511
As is the case with most music/food/things ;)


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