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Brenda Weiler (brendaweiler.com)- A wonderful singer songwriter with a powerful voice and sharp lyrics. I adore her work, and it's a shame she just missed the Lilith Fair wave, as she would have been huge with those crowds.

Over the Rhine (overtherhine.com)- Beautiful, melancholy, sweeping music. Grown-up music for grown-ups.

Godspeed you Black Emperor (brainwashed.com)- Best live show I've ever seen. I don't even know what to say here...just listen to them. Gigantic post-rock epics. If you've seen 28 Days Later you've heard some of their stuff when Jim is walking around London at the beginning of the movie.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.06
Either Buffalo Tom or Trotsky Icepick...



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
I love Nick Drake and Five Iron Frenzy. It's debatable if Drake really killed himself, however. He has had a few posthumous album releases too!

I think Mew are really great, but seeing as they're a very obscure group from Denmark I doubt they will ever be very popular in the US.

Also, Joanna Newsom is somewhat an acquired taste, but her songs are beautifully brilliant.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by bash91
    The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

    The Waterboys (especially Room to Roam)

    The Housemartins and their descendants Beats International and The Beautiful South


Good choices all, although I've never heard Beats International -- guess I have to go look them up now -- and Beautiful South kinda wore out their welcome for me after 0898.

If you want even older Franti -- check out the Beatnigs. They did "Television" first -- way more industrial. Pretty good stuff, especially that song and "Street Fulla Nigs."

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Probably not everybody missed him, but Nick Lowe.





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Count me among the Faith No More-faithful (er...) and I always thought Living Colour would have made it bigger before they broke up. Their CDs are still in regular rotation in my car.



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Reverend Horton Heat. They play rockabilly, so I can see why people haven't heard of them or they haven't tapped the mainstream, but they are amazing. From what I hear, one of the wildest, funnest shows to see to boot.

They had an appearance on the Drew Carey show (an episode in which a battle of the bands takes place, for those who are afficionadoes), and I believe the new steak commercials for Boston Market are by them as well, but they're fantastic.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.85
Ooh lemme see.

-Sloan. They're amazingly, consistently good. Probably the most consistently good recent band that I can think of. Or at least have heard enough of to judge.

-OK Go. They've gotta break eventually. They're just too catchy! I thought the "A Million Ways" video would finally do it, but I guess not.

-The Divorce. Band from Seattle that I only found out from KNDD's website. They're...very good! Clever lyrics that only kinda make sense and very catchy songs. They'll become indie darlings soon enough, or they'll break up and some band containing their former members will.

-Josh Joplin. Shawn Mullins protege. And he's good! Really! No shit. Go buy "The Future That Was". Now.

-aaaand Diffuser. Just for some local flavor, and because it's nice to see a band from Long Island that doesn't suck. I'm looking at you Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Nine Days and Wheatus. Had a minor hit with "Karma" in early 2001, and then wrote probably their best chance at having a hit with "Get It On" off their sophomore album in 2003. And instead of filming an actual video MTV would play, they instead decided to tie it in with Outlaw Volleyball for the X-Box. Sigh.

Oh, and count me in the "fans of Tsar's first album" camp.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.21
Johnny Mandel: Suicide is Painless is the soundtrack for any baseball fan in a pennant race. Also good when doing 80 on a bridge.

Jack Say: The composer of Brass Bonanza. Statues should be built in his honor.

Giorgio Moroder: Composer of The Chase, otherwise known as the Midnight Express Theme.

And, honorable mention to one of the most underappreciated vocalists of all time: Nikolai Volkoff for his rendition of Cara Mia.
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.61
If you are talking independant bands I'll give you the list that I think you all are missing out on.

http://www.enterthehaggis.com
http://www.atomicblond.net
http://www.brothermusic.com
http://www.wolfcreeksession.com

Mainstream band would be: Anything that doesn't get TV play on any of the Music channels or radio stations. I can't think of one right off hand.




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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.98
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    (Oh boy... ANOTHER one!)

    Well, my answer's Robbie Williams!

    "What the hell? Robbie Williams... he SUCKS!" You might say, but I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that.

    What sucked was the way Mtv tried to push him down your throat with the gimmicky MILLENNIUM single, instead of a better song off the same album. They could/should have used KARMA KILLER or LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU which are better songs and give you more of his personality then what they chose as his first single.

    Why he hasn't hit it off over here like I think he should have is beyond my scope of comprehension. He's the British 'Justin Timberlake' but with 'talent'! What do you NOT like about the guy?

    Hell, he banged Kylie Minogue; that's about the only reason I can see for someone to not like him, but that says nothing about his great music.

    (I'm doing THIS question as a way of pimping his newest CD which comes out in a couple weeks featuring cover and inside artwork by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely who are doing the ALL STAR SUPERMAN title for DC. Any chance to pimp is a good chance!)


I would agree...I liked his first album, his second, and his third...and you didn't even mention his best song "Angels", which Jessica Simpson covered and totally mutilated. I don't like pop music much, but he does it well.


Someone mentioned Josh Joplin Group too...someone I listened to a lot living in New Mexico, we had a alternative Rock station from Durango, and they played a lot of Josh Joplin Group...am a big fan. Their CD Useful Music has always been a favorite of mine, because I've yet to find someone else who has it.


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My personal "holy trinity" of singer/songwriters are:

Paul Westerberg (both solo and with the Replacements)
Matthew Sweet (already mentioned, but can't be repeated enough)
Mike Peters (both solo and with the Alarm).

All have been very overlooked in my opinion and very deserving of wider audiences/fame/insane amounts of money, etc.

Ryan Adams, Ben Folds and Rhett Miller are right behind 'em.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
I'ma HUGE Scorpians fan, and I think they don't get much respect outside of "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You"....which is a shame, because they have a lot of other great songs.

And I echo the sentiments about Five Iron Frenzy (especially the Phantom Mullet song). The same could said for Jars of Clay.

(edited by El Nastio on 25.9.05 2357)


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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Count me among the Faith No More-faithful (er...) and I always thought Living Colour would have made it bigger before they broke up. Their CDs are still in regular rotation in my car.


Just to make sure, you do know Living Colour is back together? Much more experimental than in the old days, even more experimental than the last album before their breakup.
But they still rock as hard as ever.

A band I neglected to mention btw in my initial mail:

dEUS. They are from Belgium and make music that sends chills down my spine whenever I listen to them. They are especially mindboggingly amazing live.





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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.01
In my mind, Matthew Good is the single most important artist that never caught on outside of Canada. He's a tremendous songwriter with an enormous voice. Plus, his music means something, which you don't hear very much.



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.79
Much Matthew Sweet love from me, but my answer to this question has to be Supergrass (new album out tomorrow! Road to Rouen!) They had a single on the Clueless soundtrack ("Alright"), but they never really caught on. I went and saw them in concert on their Life On Other Planets tour, and I had to go to Chicago to do it. Worth every penny, plus it gave me an excuse to visit the Field Museum and the Art Institute, which I thoroughly enjoyed. They released a greatest hits album last year (Supergrass is 10) which I recommend for everyone. One of the exclusive tracks, "Kiss Of Life," is one of my favorites.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
    Originally posted by Teapot
    Much Matthew Sweet love from me, but my answer to this question has to be Supergrass (new album out tomorrow! Road to Rouen!) They had a single on the Clueless soundtrack ("Alright"), but they never really caught on. I went and saw them in concert on their Life On Other Planets tour, and I had to go to Chicago to do it. Worth every penny, plus it gave me an excuse to visit the Field Museum and the Art Institute, which I thoroughly enjoyed. They released a greatest hits album last year (Supergrass is 10) which I recommend for everyone. One of the exclusive tracks, "Kiss Of Life," is one of my favorites.



Were they the ones with the music video that featured giant puppets playing the instruments?



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by raygun
    In my mind, Matthew Good is the single most important artist that never caught on outside of Canada. He's a tremendous songwriter with an enormous voice. Plus, his music means something, which you don't hear very much.


The fact that I found the last MGB album, used, for $.49 confirms just how goddamn right this man is. He isn't lying about the music meaning something. Take a look at the listed influences (allmusic.com) on there. AMG usually rattles off bands, but most of his are authors/philosophers (Francis Bacon, Noam Chomsky, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.).



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Pulp. If you want a bitter, bitter song, look no further than "Razzamatazz".






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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.15
Gotta put my vote in for Matthew Good. You'll never hear a better album than Beautiful Midnight.
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