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    Now with added sobriety Rave's Avatar
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    Expand your mind- suggest a track

    Right, well damn. I'm now over 3000 posts up on these forums, I think I've contributed my fair share, so I'm going to be a a bit cheeky and start a thread which will require some Rules To Be Adhered To. I can't enforce them since I'm not a mod, but I hope the spirit of friendship and co-operation will keep this thread alive.

    Basically what I want every music lover on these forums to do is to suggest a track which they think is unjustifiably obscure, underappreciated etc, and to provide the reasons why they love it, and why anyone else should be interested in it. The rest of us can read the thread, and then if we're interested go and listen to the track in question, be it by checking out Amazon/ITunes's free previews, or by getting the album out of our local library (to help out, post the album the track is from if you can). Be sensible though- suggesting 'Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen' because 'the guitar bit with the headbanging at the end roXor!!1!11' is likely to be a waste of time, since 99% of people will have heard it already- similarly posting anything by ANY band currently in the charts is likely to invoke ridicule- save yourselves the embarrasment. Something which just dented the charts a year or so ago though is fair game- do your best to explain why the song deserved more airtime.

    This thread is absolutely NOT to encourage music piracy, it's to spread the word about underappreciated music to people who might appreciate it, and then go and buy it. To keep the quality high (and this is the Crucial Rule), each member should suggest no more the ONE track PER WEEK. If this thread lives, you'll have 52 opportunities in the next year to suggest all your favourite songs, so lets keep the quality high eh? Having said that, the genre of music you suggest is entirely up to you:- anything from 50's Rock 'n Roll to 00's Trance via 60's Psychedelia and 80's Thrash Metal is welcome.

    I'll start then: I recommend The Birds And The Bees by Patrick and Eugene (a.k.a. Patrick Dawes). This is the music to the Gordon's Gin advert where everyone has drinks chucked in their faces. The whole song is groovy, but it has a nice breezy vocal section (not in the advert), and the funkiest bassline I've heard for a long time.

    I'll look a right plonker if no-one gets involved in this thread, so please for my sake join in. I love music so much that I'm well prepared to embrace the suggestions of random strangers to expand my horizons.

    Cheers,

    Rich :¬)

    EDIT: Silent Ben has done a roundup of the first week's suggestions- it's here:

    http://www.syaoran.co.uk/Music/Music.html

    Good work fella!
    Last edited by Rave; 08-02-2005 at 12:54 PM.

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    The Postal Service - Such Great Heights, from the album "Give Up"

    I wish I could give this album a genre, it's kinda electronica/dance/rock like. And the above song in particular just puts me in a wierd happy mood whenever I listen to it


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    Feeder - Just a Day

    I know you all know it and its good to jump about to but why?

    Its a rock song for christ sake, i mean a love song, wait is a friendship ballad.

    its a rocking love of friendship. The words, though simple have a meaning to me, me and best mate you to put it on all the time. listen to it
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    Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat

    A pub jukebox classic, no-one seems to know what it is (amongst the people I know anyway) but everyone can still sing along after a few beverages, plus the basslines fun to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoxville
    Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat
    Ooh, cheers Knoxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoxville
    Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat
    What's even better is when 15 drunk lads think they can mimic Simon Fowler's voice. Seriously rather funny.

    This could be a great thread - as long as people actually listen to the songs posted. It'd be really helpful for people to post links to legally hosted clips/tracks, too.

    I'm gonna go for Mono - Speeding car:
    http://www.age.vu/~sound/mono/audio/onestep/speed.ram

    Mono are a Japanese noise/epicore band that create some of the most beautiful sounds and are one of the most encompassing live bands that I have ever seen. I was literally standing in awe watching them - beer in hand, mouth wide open. Absolutely anyone could listen to them, they're not scene, shouty, aggressive, or whatnot. Just calm, slowly-building music that explodes in the peaks and pulsates in the troughs.

    www.mono-44.com

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    Braille by Regina Spektor. It's on the 11:11 album. It is available on iTunes, but you can listen to it at www.reginaspektor.com click on Music at the top and go down to it.

    Frankly, it is one of the best songs I have heard recently. Pretty much all her stuff is great, but this is the one I could listen to all day, every day. It's just her, her piano and her voice. Immense.Totally Immense.
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    Oh super, Such Great Heights can be had from here http://www.subpop.com/bands/postalservice/downloads.php

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    ths thread is supported by us whole heartedly keeping it legal, tidy and on track is critical Rave's in charge on this one. His rules.

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    Little Barry - Free Salute

    Can download for free (legitimately) at:-

    http://www.nme.com/audio

    Really like the bass line and just think it is a cool happy track
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    If we're talking semi-obscure, then the artist I would choose is Leila.

    I've loved both the albums she's released (Like Weather on Rephlex and Courtesy of Choice on XL). She's like a more soulful and psychedelic version of Bjork musically.

    I could nominate pretty much any song off the two albums, but it would be much easier if I chose a song off her website so that everyone can check her out without any outlay/effort.

    So I nominate Space Invader Need A Resolution. I prefer the singers she got to appear on the albums, but it's still cool.

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    Cake - Italian Leather sofa...

    mainly for the chorus - perfect summer music you can really sing along to ( badly )

    http://www.getlyrical.com/lyrics.html?Type=Song&Id=7442
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    Arc - Arcane - http://www.ninjatune.net/getreal.php...%2Fcd2%2F13.rm
    A jazzy number with 7 beats to a bar, its beautiful


    I cant guarantee the streams work because none work for me at the mo :/
    Last edited by Raz316; 17-01-2005 at 10:43 AM. Reason: To save confusion

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    Little Barry - Free Salute
    Thats pretty cool! Sounds old and new at the same time

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    Frou Frou - "details"

    You can get previews of tracks from Amazon.com (not uk oddly enough).

    Check out breathe in - the track is superb. Heard that and bought the album. Wasn't dissapointed.

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    sorry to keep replying but...

    Frou Frou - Breath In
    I love that track I got it on a loungin' compilation and bought the album too.

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