I never tire of Radiohead - new or old. I actually like the remix album this time a bit better than the original, but perhaps they're still just so far ahead of the curve that it's going to take me awhile to fully appreciate The King of Limbs. Regardless, I'm going to try to see them in April. They're always a great live show, and they are finally playing a different venue here in Seattle, instead of the huge amphitheater they've played the last couple times. I'm looking forward to it!
You're the second person to mention both the Black Keys and Mumford & Sons. Not to mention I've heard a lot about Florence and the Machine. I know you mentioned someone else.....I've got my homework cut out for me!
There was a time not too long ago I promised myself I would never become "old" and stop listening to new music. I've always loved music. But then, something changed. I don't honestly think it was that I got old and closed my ears to new music, but the music that started coming out has gotten really shallow and overproduced and just stooooopid. Wracking my brain to think of exceptions. I thought of 2.5 1. Katy Perry. I love the juxtaposition of her strict upbringing and demure presence (in interviews) with her suggestive (ahem!) lyrics and kicky style. 2. Lada Gaga. For sheer "What's she gonna come out in tonight?" shock/entertainment value, LG's a studette. But isn't she simply this decade's Madonna? That mold was cast in the 80s. She's just taken it to new extremes. But the style of song and the boy dancers -- straight out of Material Girl. 3. And the .5 is for Amy Winetraub. May she finally rest in peace. Now there was a musician worth listening to.
I'm right there with you with regard to the overproduced music that Billboard subjects us too these days. Thankfully we have the internet. It just takes a little more work to find some really cool stuff! I use YouTube like old school MTV that allows you to pick your own videos. Takes me back to the good old days, that's for sure. Props to you for finding anything positive to say amidst all the auto-tuning!
My mom keeps trying to get me into Adam Lambert - I think she wanted me to be him or something. I can recognize his talent, but I'm unsure about some of the advisors he's worked with. I think he's got the possiblity to take control and grow into his own, and really surprise us.
I've heard a lot of talk about Adele, but haven't had the time to really sit down with her album and check it out properly. Given what I have heard, she is the kind of artist I'd want to pay attention to.
Hm... This might be too much, but in my list I have Lizz Wright, Rachelle Ferrell, Lara Fabian, Tori Amos, Björk, Dulce Pontes, Radiohead, Muse, Musica Nuda and Antony and the Johnsons. If you actually bother checking this out, I guess you could start by Antony and the Johnsons and Musica Nuda. Both are pretty unique bands, and the last one is still mostly unknown outside of just a couple of European countries.
I'm a musician and know the power and value of music. I'm curious what people find emotional in music (and looking for trends for a paper I'm going to write).It's very simple - post the name of a piece of music that...
I love all kinds of music. As of late though, I haven't had much to do with it. So I'm curious to see what everyone likes, what music they listen to most, and what artist or composer is their favorite? List as much as...
I can't believe Adam Lambert put on this type of Trash performance on Television in Prime Time where "children" could see this. It was tasteless and trashy! I know controversy sells in entertainment, but this...