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    Yo, I suck at finding new music I like more than 1 song of, so I find I listen to the same stuff too much.
    Rock, I like most. I don't mind electric or dubstep too. If you wanna post any song, no matter what type, though, you're welcome to, of course.
    From muse, to metallica, even artists like ben howard or those who don't sing in english/at all, go ahead and post some suggestions.

    This could probably be for all people, not just myself, but it's somewhere to start. Even if it's a popular artist, you can suggest a song that you think is awesome but I may not hve heard.

    Thanks :P
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    Here are a small fraction of artists I listen to:

    Flume (recommend Lorde remix, by the far the best song I've ever listened to) <- my favourite artist
    Kaytranada (mashes RnB with electronic music, groovy af)
    Porter Robinson (very talented)
    Alesso (can't go wrong with his melodic and rave sounds)
    Gallant (listen to Weight Of Gold, produced by STINT)
    XXYYXX (guy's 19)
    Klingande
    Nebbra (his remix of Karin Park - Shine is brilliant)
    ODESZA
    B. Lewis (extremely unnatural/irregular drum arrangements, has a London feel)
    San Holo
    Catfish And The Bottlemen
    Clean Bandit
    Galantis
    Gabrielle Aplin
    Tori Kelly
    Point Point (experimental French four-piece who exercise 'Contrastive Focus Reduplication')

    Keep in mind that the artists I listen to are very instrumental heavy, but that's not to say I don't listen to my fair share of Imagine Dragons for example.
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    Xxyyxx is sick he makes music that idek what genre it is but its amazing
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    Your should try browsing through last.fm. The website is sort of dead, but to me it's the ultimate place to get music and has done a pretty good job of introducing me to all sorts of bands.
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    Favourite song atm is Classic Man by Jidenna
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    ZZ top have some good songs

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    (Original post by SeemsToBe)
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    You say that you like rock, but how far does the rabbit hole go? Does it branch off into metal or punk, and any of the sub-genres associated with them?
    What about psychedelic and stoner rock?
    Post-rock?
    Shoegaze?

    I need some kind of guide to go by otherwise you'll get hundreds of recommendations
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    Btw, some recomendations

    Electronic stuff:
    She
    Capsule (before the capslock album imo)
    Aus
    Satanicpornocultshop (this is a bit out there but their newer stuff is worth a shot)

    Metal and stuff related to this:
    Seasons of ghosts
    Blood stain child
    Uncle acid and the deadbeats
    Electric wizard
    Animals as leaders


    Shoegaze:
    The novembers
    Amesours
    Kinoko teikou
    Ringo deathstarr
    Fleeting joys

    You could also try boris, i can't really say they belong to a particular genre, however they tend dip between drone metal, sludge rock and lately some sort of dream pop.
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    Alice In Chains - Them Bones


    Boards Of Canada - Telephasic Workshop


    Melvins - Honey Bucket


    LTJ Bukem - Horizons
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    (Original post by SeemsToBe)
    Yo, I suck at finding new music I like more than 1 song of, so I find I listen to the same stuff too much.
    Rock, I like most. I don't mind electric or dubstep too. If you wanna post any song, no matter what type, though, you're welcome to, of course.
    From muse, to metallica, even artists like ben howard or those who don't sing in english/at all, go ahead and post some suggestions.

    This could probably be for all people, not just myself, but it's somewhere to start. Even if it's a popular artist, you can suggest a song that you think is awesome but I may not hve heard.

    Thanks :P
    Listen to the radio?
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    You say that you like rock, but how far does the rabbit hole go? Does it branch off into metal or punk, and any of the sub-genres associated with them?
    What about psychedelic and stoner rock?
    Post-rock?
    Shoegaze?

    I need some kind of guide to go by otherwise you'll get hundreds of recommendations
    The plan was to a get a range, and quite a few suggstions i've liked a bunch of genres in the past, i appreciate what you mean though so some bands i've really liked are vision of disorder, muse, killswitch engage, 36 crazyfists, metallica, the cure, the jam, marmozets, then a few songs of lighter bands like gaslight anthem, motion city soundtrack. I've got a mental block atm.
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    (Original post by Black Rose)
    Listen to the radio?
    i do like radio 1 rock show i just never catch the names of the songs
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    (Original post by Vlammm)
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    I wouldn't classify Amesoeurs as Shoegaze, especially considering Ruines Humaines
    Even their self-titled was more in the vein of blackgaze or post-BM.

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    Oke doke! Time to learn you some music.
    Instead of posting a metric butt-ton of Youtube vids I'll simply post a band and recommend an album from their discography in brackets, as more often than not you can find a video of the entire album on Youtube.

    Psychedelic Rock:
    - The Myrrors (Burning Circles In The Sky). The jarring guitars and thoroughly stoned vocals take a while to get used to, but it's well worth a listen.

    - Catapilla (Changes). Early 70s psychedelic band with jazz influences. As far as I'm aware they only released two albums (Changes and Catapilla), and both only have 4 tracks each. So you may as well listen to both of them
    At times they go a bit off the wall and seemingly into jam mode, which only adds more eccentricity into the mix. Absolutely brilliant.

    - Colour Haze (Colour Haze). More of a psychedelic rock/stoner rock crossover than out and out psychedelia, this album made by the near-legendary German band is an absolute must in any rock fans music library. Heavy, fuzzy, trippy, and occasionally damn catchy. Ewige Blumenkraft is also a very good album.
    Side-note: a couple of years ago they did a 4 hour long set in London. I was gutted that I missed it.

    - The Sacred Mushroom (The Sacred Mushroom). Bluesy psych rock from the late 60s.

    - Causa Sui (?). I don't know where to start with this band as they haven't released a bad album IMO (hence the question mark). Their first two albums (Causa Sui and Free Ride) have vocals. From what I recall, everything released after them doesn't. Instead, they started to release volumes of albums that were heavily atmospheric and added the occasional element of jazz (much in the same vein as Catapilla). The Summer Sessions vol 1-3 and The Pewter Sessions vol 1-2 are all great albums, comprised of mostly long songs. All of their albums have a brilliant summer feel to them, as if you were listening to them on a beach in California or on a tropical island somewhere. They then released Euphorie Tide, which is more reminiscent of their first two albums but I can't remember whether they're vocals or not. Then came Pewter Sessions vol 3, which I haven't had the pleasure of listening to yet.
    Again, more psych/stoner rock than completely psych.

    - Electric Moon (Inferno). Not sure what it is with the Germans and psychedelic/stoner rock, but they do it awesomely. The album's only got two tracks on it, and the latter is nearly an hour long. Mostly or completely instrumental, from what I remember.

    - Liquid Visions (Hypnotize and The Lost Recordings). Had choose both albums as I can't choose between them. A blend of heavy psych and stoner rock.

    - Pink Floyd (Dark Side Of The Moon). Do I really need to explain this one? This'll probably be the only "mainstream" band I'll include because I'm sure you're already aware of Floyd, Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, etc. If not, get you some!

    - The Golden Dawn (Power Plant). Late 60s psych rock.

    - The Cosmic Dead (The Cosmic Dead). Heavy psych. No seriously, heavy psych. Not heavy in the same way as Bongripper are heavy, but... you'll see what I mean when you listen to it. If all of the other bands I've posted so far are small hills, this band are a volcano in comparison. You kinda got to be in the mood for it though :lol:

    - The Flying Eyes (The Flying Eyes). Back on the road to normality, this is a really great album from a band rather reminiscent of The Doors.

    - Earthless (Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky). Psychedelic jam band. Typical song length: around 20 minutes. Hard to choose between this album and Sonic Prayer, so I chose this one because it was the first one I heard.

    - Arc Of Ascent (Circle Of The Sun and Higher Key). Couldn't decide on an album, so have them both. Craig was real busy after the break-up of Datura, forming both this band and Lamp Of The Universe. These guys are basically a heavier version of Datura.

    - Lamp Of The Universe (?). Trippy psychedelia, hard to choose an album. Not my favourite band in the world ("acquired taste" might be an adequate way to put it), but makes for superb background music.

    I could go on, but for sake of variety we'll move onto something else.

    Stoner/desert rock:
    - Kyuss (Welcome To Sky Valley and Blues For A Red Sun). Couldn't choose between the albums, so I chose both
    These guys practically invented desert and stoner rock, you'd be a fool to pass them up.

    - Fu Manchu (The Action Is Go). Out and out stoner rock band, a lot of their music is great to skate to. High energy + catchy fuzzed-out riffs = an instant winner.

    - Datura (All Is One and Visions For The Celestial). Not the easiest albums to find, but the music is 11/10. Lots of fuzz, lots of wah-pedals, lots of great riffs. Sadly these Kiwis only released 2 albums before splitting up. The latter album is more psychedelic in approach, albeit only slightly.

    - 1000 Mods (Super Van Vacation). You need this album in your life. Heavy stoner/desert rock with not a bad song on the album. The EPs are worth a listen to, but you'll get all you need from this one.

    - Smoking Spore (Conversations in D-Minor). WHY HAVEN'T YOU RELEASED ANOTHER ALBUM YET? 4 songs, the entire thing is a jam recorded live in studio, and it's fantastic. Songs range from a few minutes to half an hour in length. If Earthless are the psychedelic instrumental masters, these guys are the stoner rock equivalent (now with added psychedelia!).

    - Astroqueen (Into Submission). Heavy, fuzzy, and occasionally catchy. All in all it's a great album.

    - Truckfighters (Gravity X). Upbeat stoner rock. A fairly tame band compared to all of the above, but that doesn't mean you should skip them.

    - Lowrider (Ode To Io). It breaks my heart that the best bands often release only one or two albums before disappearing. In this case (aside from splits), this was the only album they released. Heavy stoner rock that I heavily recommend.

    - Fuzzly (Like A Flame Of Volcaine). Nice to see the Brazilians getting in on the action. With competition from Germans, other Scandinavians (Astroqueen, Dozer, Greenleaf, etc), Greeks, and the prolific North American scene, it's difficult for any band outside of the US and Europe to make a name for themselves. While not exactly well-known within stoner rock circles, these guys are certainly on the road to recognition. This is their only full-length album AFAIK, but their live records and EPs aren't to be missed either.

    - Monkey3 (Beyond The Black Sky). Oh boy. Where to start with these guys? An instrumental band that create amazing atmospheres made up of heavy riffs and guitar effects, you can almost feel the desert sand whipping at your face while you listen to them. None of their albums are to be missed, but this is the best one IMO.

    - Dozer (In The Tail Of A Comet). Another legendary band within stoner circles, comparisons with Kyuss are inevitable. But where Kyuss' music was dominated by riffage, these guys are more of a standard rock band in terms of song composition... but that's not to say that the guitar work is sub-par!

    - Asteroid (Asteroid). A brilliant blend of stoner and psychedelic rock seemingly straight out of the 70s despite being released less than a decade ago. Sometimes catchy too.

    - Stream Of Sorrow (Stream Of Sorrow EP). I have no idea if these guys have released anything since this marvellous EP, but this is top-notch psychedelic stoner rock. What's even more impressive is that they were still in education while recording this album. Not easy to find though, but there are songs on Youtube.

    Stoner metal:
    I've been writing this for a while now and I'm getting kinda tired of writing descriptions, so for the most part the rest of the lists will be bare in comparison.

    - Church of Misery (The Second Coming). These guys are an odd Japanese group that write songs solely based on serial killers. Gotta have a niche, right? Heavy riffs, killer vocals.

    - Spiritual Beggars (Ad Astra)

    - Planet Of Zeus (Macho Libre)

    - Orange Goblin (Frequencies From Planet Ten)


    Stoner Doom:
    Now we're getting into the real heavy ****. I don't know your preferences as far as how heavy you like your vocals, but it doesn't hurt to branch out

    - Камни (A.T.O.M). Heavy as balls Russian stoner doom.

    - Dopethrone (Dark Foil). Hard to choose a decent album by these guys because their last three have all been excellent. This album is a headbangers wet dream, full of heavy groovy goodness.

    - Bongripper (Satan Worshipping Doom). Holy ****balls this is heavy. One of the heaviest bands I've ever listened to, and it's all instrumental. Occasionally groovy, but mostly deafening. It's almost as if the bassist was right next to your face.
    It's worth a mention that they've also released 2 albums comprised of one song each, both over an hour long (Great Barrier Reefer > Heroin IMO).

    - Bongzilla (Amerijuanican). In the words of Bruce Campbell, groovy. Rasping vocals, heavy guitar work, and a band with Dixie in can't be bad.

    - Weedeater (God Luck And Good Speed). Not as groovy as the previous bands, but you can't beat a doom version of Gimme Back My Bullets.

    - Mountain Of Judgement (Mountain Of Judgement). More psychedelic than the previous bands, also not as heavy. One of the more accessible SD bands.

    - Belzebong (Sonic Scapes And Weedy Grooves). Instrumental stoner doom, I dare you not to nod your head while listening to it.

    - YOB (The Great Cessation). Can't beat a bit of YOB. Heaviness ahoy!

    - Smoke (Smoke Follows Beauty). Good luck finding this album, it took me forever. A couple of tracks are on Youtube. The samples are dark and weird as ****, and the music isn't less dark. Catchy though.

    - Conan (Battle In The Swamp). Heaviest band I've ever listened to, no word of a lie. Seen them live multiple times, have been deafened at pretty much every gig. Words can't really describe them adequately, so have some music instead. What I will say is that no amount of fuzz is ever enough for these Scousers.


    - Electric Wizard (Dopethrone). The very first stoner doom album, or so I'm lead to believe. A classic in every way.

    - Sleep (Sleep's Holy Mountain). Another classic stoner doom band, this is a must. Of course, if you're feeling bold, you could always listen to Dopesmoker instead of Holy Mountain


    Doom:

    - Pallbearer (Sorrow And Extinction). Less groovy and more depressing than stoner doom, doom is all about the heavy. Black Sabbath's first album could easily be regarded as the first proper doom album (as well as holding the title for first metal album, though that's still the subject of debate amongst music enthusiasts to this day), but we're going to bypass BS and head straight for Pallbearer. One of the best doom albums I've ever heard, the slow lumbering riffs create an amazing atmosphere of sorrow with little effort. Clean vocals, too.

    - 40 Watt Sun (The Inside Room). The entire album exudes emotional anguish. Much like Pallbearer, the riffs are heavier than a freight train while the clean vocals add to the depressing atmosphere.

    - Katatonia (Dance Of December Souls). While arguably not Doom, that's what they're down as in my iTunes so this is where they're going to stay
    Heavier and faster than the previous two bands, the sad atmosphere is still prevalent throughout the album of this widely hailed band. They've since gone comparatively soft (though Last Fair Deal Gone Down is also a very good album, albeit much cleaner), but this album captures them at their heaviest IMO.

    - Novembre (Dreams D'Azur). I love this album. Containing both heavy and clean vocals (and the same can be said of the guitar work), this Italian band impart images of long walks by the beach with relative ease. Somewhat dreamy in places too. Thoroughly recommended.

    - Acid Bath (Paegan Terrorism Tactics). Currently one of my favourite bands, and easily one of my favourite albums. Acid Bath don't really have a style that you can nail down due to the amount of changes in the music, but they've definitely got three main styles: doom, sludge, thrash. You cannot miss this album, it's brilliant. Dax's vocals capture the ears of any listeners almost immediately due to how recognisable they are. The lyrics have been heavily influenced from Dax's interest in Paganism, the bassist (RIP) is more than capable of holding the rhythm together while at the same time doing his own thing, while both the guitar and drum work is tight. Also thoroughly recommended.

    Black Metal:
    I can't be arsed to divvy this up into sub-genres because I'll be here all day, so I'll specify each in the description.

    Harakiri For The Sky (Aokigahara). Post-black metal. Wonderfully atmospheric, rather depressing, brilliantly composed.

    - Abyssic Hate (Suicidal Emotions). Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM, if you will). If you're ever going to listen to a DSBM album, make sure it's this one. This was the first black metal album I ever listened to (the guy who introduced me to BM threw me into the deep end :teehee: ) and it's fantastic. As the name of the sub-genre suggests, it's thoroughly depressing.

    - Life Is Pain (Negative Melancholy). A band comprised of two of the most brilliant minds on the genre (Trist from Trist, Kim from Hypothermia), they released this album together then disbanded. Widely regarded as the best DSBM album ever released.

    - Gris (Il Était une Forêt...). Atmospheric DSBM, mostly long songs. I could go on all day about DSBM, so this is the last album I'll post. If you listen to either of the above 3 and like them, hit me up and I'll send you more recommendations.

    - Fen (Ancient Sorrow). This EP wouldn't be the first choice of most people for this post-black metal group from Norfolk, but it's the first music of theirs I've listened to and it stuck with me. Now we're venturing into a more "natural" atmospheric sound, so I'll continue in that vein.

    - Wolves In The Throne Room (Two Hunters). Regarded as "Cascadian black metal", this term used to describe bands whose style of US Black Metal comes from the Cascadian mountains has since evolved into meaning black metal that has a very nature-based atmosphere about it. Listen to Two Hunters and you'll see what I mean. But for arguably the most recognised natural atmosphere band...

    - Agalloch. Can't put an album because I can't decide. Pale Folklore, The Mantle, and Ashes Against The Grain are all fantastic albums. Listen to all 3, then listen to them again.

    - Falls Of Rauros (Hail Wind And Hewn Oak). More Cascadian BM, similar to WITTR.

    - Altar Of Plagues (White Tomb). If Fen and Agalloch had a baby, this would be it.

    - Gallowbraid (Ashen Eidolon). This guy (one guy does everything, as is common within the BM scene) is brilliant. Gallowbraid have been slated as an Agalloch clone, and it's not hard to see why. One reviewer even described him as "using leftover Agalloch riffs", and I cannot disagree with it. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to this amazing EP. In fact, I would thoroughly recommend it.

    - Caladan Brood (Echoes Of Battle).

    - Cnoc An Tursa (The Giants Of Auld). Ahh, Scotland. The Scots are no stranger to black metal, and this is one of their finest albums. A Folk-Black metal band with vocals that resemble those found more in Hardcore than Black Metal.

    - Arsaidh/Saor. Another Scottish band, these guys are more atmospheric than Cnoc An Tursa. Released one album as Arsaidh (which was amazing), then they decided to change their name because many people couldn't pronounce it. So what did they change it to? Saor. At least they've got a sense of humour :lol:
    So far they've released one album as Saor, and it's also amazing.

    - Bann (Æschatologia). Fancy a bit of a classical edge to go with your black metal, sir? Then Bann are the band for you.


    Drone
    A genre that's fairly self-explanatory. It's drony!

    - The Angelic Process (Weighing Souls With Sand). TAP are an interesting band in that they've mixed Drone with Shoegaze, and my god it works superbly. Not a bad song on the album, which has been described as "the sound of the soul". Heavier than a planet in places, with guitar effects graciously riddling the album in all the right places.

    - Nadja (Radiance Of Shadows). It's difficult to choose a Nadja album. Why? Because they've released bloody millions. This is easily near, if not on, the top of the list though. Heavy drony masterpiece.

    - Earth (The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull). Earth are a band that are fairly genre-fluid, to the point that I can't even really categorise this album without listening to it again. And as I've been making this list for well over an hour, I don't have that kind of time, so for the sake of argument they're drone :awesome:
    Contains some psychedelic influences with natural sounding percussion and decent guitar work.


    Shoegaze
    I haven't covered metal fully yet, nor have I even begun to enter punk territory, but this list should suffice for now. You might like all of it, you might like none of it. There's only one way to find out though
    I'll end with something completely different; Shoegaze. Named such because the guitarists spend most of the time gazing at their shoes due to the amount of guitar effects used in the genre. Swirling guitars and ethereal vocals? Yes please!

    - Slowdive (Souvlaki). Arguably more dream-pop than shoegaze, nonetheless this is one of my favourite albums of all time. A mixture of male and female vocals combined with atmospheric guitar work and amazingly well-written lyrics make it an instant hit.

    - Lovesliescrushing (?). Can't really choose an album because they're all pretty... weird. But in a good way. The guitarist doesn't like using picks, apparently. Instead, he uses cutlery, violin bows, dildos, and chopsticks, to name but a few items. No drums either. And the female vocalist sings in glossolalia. Like I said, weird. Their music is certainly a trip.

    - Alison's Halo (Eyedazzler). Brilliantly soft vocals and beautiful sounding guitar work leaves you begging for more. Sadly, I think this is the only full album they released.

    - My Bloody Valentine (Loveless). Classic shoegaze album that cost so much to produce it made the record company bankrupt. Brilliant album.

    - Curve (Doppelganger). Slightly less ethereal vocals, but still beautiful music. Fairly high energy compared to some of its other shoegaze counterparts.

    I'm going to end it there because I'm hungry. This is by no means a complete list, as I've had to exclude many bands due to the length of it. If any particular genre strikes your fancy then hit me up and I'll give you more recommendations.
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    I wouldn't classify Amesoeurs as Shoegaze, especially considering Ruines Humaines
    Even their self-titled was more in the vein of blackgaze or post-BM.



    Oke doke! Time to learn you some music.
    Instead of posting a metric butt-ton of Youtube vids I'll simply post a band and recommend an album from their discography in brackets, as more often than not you can find a video of the entire album on Youtube.

    Psychedelic Rock:
    - The Myrrors (Burning Circles In The Sky). The jarring guitars and thoroughly stoned vocals take a while to get used to, but it's well worth a listen.

    - Catapilla (Changes). Early 70s psychedelic band with jazz influences. As far as I'm aware they only released two albums (Changes and Catapilla), and both only have 4 tracks each. So you may as well listen to both of them
    At times they go a bit off the wall and seemingly into jam mode, which only adds more eccentricity into the mix. Absolutely brilliant.

    - Colour Haze (Colour Haze). More of a psychedelic rock/stoner rock crossover than out and out psychedelia, this album made by the near-legendary German band is an absolute must in any rock fans music library. Heavy, fuzzy, trippy, and occasionally damn catchy. Ewige Blumenkraft is also a very good album.
    Side-note: a couple of years ago they did a 4 hour long set in London. I was gutted that I missed it.

    - The Sacred Mushroom (The Sacred Mushroom). Bluesy psych rock from the late 60s.

    - Causa Sui (?). I don't know where to start with this band as they haven't released a bad album IMO (hence the question mark). Their first two albums (Causa Sui and Free Ride) have vocals. From what I recall, everything released after them doesn't. Instead, they started to release volumes of albums that were heavily atmospheric and added the occasional element of jazz (much in the same vein as Catapilla). The Summer Sessions vol 1-3 and The Pewter Sessions vol 1-2 are all great albums, comprised of mostly long songs. All of their albums have a brilliant summer feel to them, as if you were listening to them on a beach in California or on a tropical island somewhere. They then released Euphorie Tide, which is more reminiscent of their first two albums but I can't remember whether they're vocals or not. Then came Pewter Sessions vol 3, which I haven't had the pleasure of listening to yet.
    Again, more psych/stoner rock than completely psych.

    - Electric Moon (Inferno). Not sure what it is with the Germans and psychedelic/stoner rock, but they do it awesomely. The album's only got two tracks on it, and the latter is nearly an hour long. Mostly or completely instrumental, from what I remember.

    - Liquid Visions (Hypnotize and The Lost Recordings). Had choose both albums as I can't choose between them. A blend of heavy psych and stoner rock.

    - Pink Floyd (Dark Side Of The Moon). Do I really need to explain this one? This'll probably be the only "mainstream" band I'll include because I'm sure you're already aware of Floyd, Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, etc. If not, get you some!

    - The Golden Dawn (Power Plant). Late 60s psych rock.

    - The Cosmic Dead (The Cosmic Dead). Heavy psych. No seriously, heavy psych. Not heavy in the same way as Bongripper are heavy, but... you'll see what I mean when you listen to it. If all of the other bands I've posted so far are small hills, this band are a volcano in comparison. You kinda got to be in the mood for it though :lol:

    - The Flying Eyes (The Flying Eyes). Back on the road to normality, this is a really great album from a band rather reminiscent of The Doors.

    - Earthless (Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky). Psychedelic jam band. Typical song length: around 20 minutes. Hard to choose between this album and Sonic Prayer, so I chose this one because it was the first one I heard.

    - Arc Of Ascent (Circle Of The Sun and Higher Key). Couldn't decide on an album, so have them both. Craig was real busy after the break-up of Datura, forming both this band and Lamp Of The Universe. These guys are basically a heavier version of Datura.

    - Lamp Of The Universe (?). Trippy psychedelia, hard to choose an album. Not my favourite band in the world ("acquired taste" might be an adequate way to put it), but makes for superb background music.

    I could go on, but for sake of variety we'll move onto something else.

    Stoner/desert rock:
    - Kyuss (Welcome To Sky Valley and Blues For A Red Sun). Couldn't choose between the albums, so I chose both
    These guys practically invented desert and stoner rock, you'd be a fool to pass them up.

    - Fu Manchu (The Action Is Go). Out and out stoner rock band, a lot of their music is great to skate to. High energy + catchy fuzzed-out riffs = an instant winner.

    - Datura (All Is One and Visions For The Celestial). Not the easiest albums to find, but the music is 11/10. Lots of fuzz, lots of wah-pedals, lots of great riffs. Sadly these Kiwis only released 2 albums before splitting up. The latter album is more psychedelic in approach, albeit only slightly.

    - 1000 Mods (Super Van Vacation). You need this album in your life. Heavy stoner/desert rock with not a bad song on the album. The EPs are worth a listen to, but you'll get all you need from this one.

    - Smoking Spore (Conversations in D-Minor). WHY HAVEN'T YOU RELEASED ANOTHER ALBUM YET? 4 songs, the entire thing is a jam recorded live in studio, and it's fantastic. Songs range from a few minutes to half an hour in length. If Earthless are the psychedelic instrumental masters, these guys are the stoner rock equivalent (now with added psychedelia!).

    - Astroqueen (Into Submission). Heavy, fuzzy, and occasionally catchy. All in all it's a great album.

    - Truckfighters (Gravity X). Upbeat stoner rock. A fairly tame band compared to all of the above, but that doesn't mean you should skip them.

    - Lowrider (Ode To Io). It breaks my heart that the best bands often release only one or two albums before disappearing. In this case (aside from splits), this was the only album they released. Heavy stoner rock that I heavily recommend.

    - Fuzzly (Like A Flame Of Volcaine). Nice to see the Brazilians getting in on the action. With competition from Germans, other Scandinavians (Astroqueen, Dozer, Greenleaf, etc), Greeks, and the prolific North American scene, it's difficult for any band outside of the US and Europe to make a name for themselves. While not exactly well-known within stoner rock circles, these guys are certainly on the road to recognition. This is their only full-length album AFAIK, but their live records and EPs aren't to be missed either.

    - Monkey3 (Beyond The Black Sky). Oh boy. Where to start with these guys? An instrumental band that create amazing atmospheres made up of heavy riffs and guitar effects, you can almost feel the desert sand whipping at your face while you listen to them. None of their albums are to be missed, but this is the best one IMO.

    - Dozer (In The Tail Of A Comet). Another legendary band within stoner circles, comparisons with Kyuss are inevitable. But where Kyuss' music was dominated by riffage, these guys are more of a standard rock band in terms of song composition... but that's not to say that the guitar work is sub-par!

    - Asteroid (Asteroid). A brilliant blend of stoner and psychedelic rock seemingly straight out of the 70s despite being released less than a decade ago. Sometimes catchy too.

    - Stream Of Sorrow (Stream Of Sorrow EP). I have no idea if these guys have released anything since this marvellous EP, but this is top-notch psychedelic stoner rock. What's even more impressive is that they were still in education while recording this album. Not easy to find though, but there are songs on Youtube.

    Stoner metal:
    I've been writing this for a while now and I'm getting kinda tired of writing descriptions, so for the most part the rest of the lists will be bare in comparison.

    - Church of Misery (The Second Coming). These guys are an odd Japanese group that write songs solely based on serial killers. Gotta have a niche, right? Heavy riffs, killer vocals.

    - Spiritual Beggars (Ad Astra)

    - Planet Of Zeus (Macho Libre)

    - Orange Goblin (Frequencies From Planet Ten)


    Stoner Doom:
    Now we're getting into the real heavy ****. I don't know your preferences as far as how heavy you like your vocals, but it doesn't hurt to branch out

    - Камни (A.T.O.M). Heavy as balls Russian stoner doom.

    - Dopethrone (Dark Foil). Hard to choose a decent album by these guys because their last three have all been excellent. This album is a headbangers wet dream, full of heavy groovy goodness.

    - Bongripper (Satan Worshipping Doom). Holy ****balls this is heavy. One of the heaviest bands I've ever listened to, and it's all instrumental. Occasionally groovy, but mostly deafening. It's almost as if the bassist was right next to your face.
    It's worth a mention that they've also released 2 albums comprised of one song each, both over an hour long (Great Barrier Reefer > Heroin IMO).

    - Bongzilla (Amerijuanican). In the words of Bruce Campbell, groovy. Rasping vocals, heavy guitar work, and a band with Dixie in can't be bad.

    - Weedeater (God Luck And Good Speed). Not as groovy as the previous bands, but you can't beat a doom version of Gimme Back My Bullets.

    - Mountain Of Judgement (Mountain Of Judgement). More psychedelic than the previous bands, also not as heavy. One of the more accessible SD bands.

    - Belzebong (Sonic Scapes And Weedy Grooves). Instrumental stoner doom, I dare you not to nod your head while listening to it.

    - YOB (The Great Cessation). Can't beat a bit of YOB. Heaviness ahoy!

    - Smoke (Smoke Follows Beauty). Good luck finding this album, it took me forever. A couple of tracks are on Youtube. The samples are dark and weird as ****, and the music isn't less dark. Catchy though.

    - Conan (Battle In The Swamp). Heaviest band I've ever listened to, no word of a lie. Seen them live multiple times, have been deafened at pretty much every gig. Words can't really describe them adequately, so have some music instead. What I will say is that no amount of fuzz is ever enough for these Scousers.


    - Electric Wizard (Dopethrone). The very first stoner doom album, or so I'm lead to believe. A classic in every way.

    - Sleep (Sleep's Holy Mountain). Another classic stoner doom band, this is a must. Of course, if you're feeling bold, you could always listen to Dopesmoker instead of Holy Mountain


    Doom:

    - Pallbearer (Sorrow And Extinction). Less groovy and more depressing than stoner doom, doom is all about the heavy. Black Sabbath's first album could easily be regarded as the first proper doom album (as well as holding the title for first metal album, though that's still the subject of debate amongst music enthusiasts to this day), but we're going to bypass BS and head straight for Pallbearer. One of the best doom albums I've ever heard, the slow lumbering riffs create an amazing atmosphere of sorrow with little effort. Clean vocals, too.

    - 40 Watt Sun (The Inside Room). The entire album exudes emotional anguish. Much like Pallbearer, the riffs are heavier than a freight train while the clean vocals add to the depressing atmosphere.

    - Katatonia (Dance Of December Souls). While arguably not Doom, that's what they're down as in my iTunes so this is where they're going to stay
    Heavier and faster than the previous two bands, the sad atmosphere is still prevalent throughout the album of this widely hailed band. They've since gone comparatively soft (though Last Fair Deal Gone Down is also a very good album, albeit much cleaner), but this album captures them at their heaviest IMO.

    - Novembre (Dreams D'Azur). I love this album. Containing both heavy and clean vocals (and the same can be said of the guitar work), this Italian band impart images of long walks by the beach with relative ease. Somewhat dreamy in places too. Thoroughly recommended.

    - Acid Bath (Paegan Terrorism Tactics). Currently one of my favourite bands, and easily one of my favourite albums. Acid Bath don't really have a style that you can nail down due to the amount of changes in the music, but they've definitely got three main styles: doom, sludge, thrash. You cannot miss this album, it's brilliant. Dax's vocals capture the ears of any listeners almost immediately due to how recognisable they are. The lyrics have been heavily influenced from Dax's interest in Paganism, the bassist (RIP) is more than capable of holding the rhythm together while at the same time doing his own thing, while both the guitar and drum work is tight. Also thoroughly recommended.

    Black Metal:
    I can't be arsed to divvy this up into sub-genres because I'll be here all day, so I'll specify each in the description.

    Harakiri For The Sky (Aokigahara). Post-black metal. Wonderfully atmospheric, rather depressing, brilliantly composed.

    - Abyssic Hate (Suicidal Emotions). Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM, if you will). If you're ever going to listen to a DSBM album, make sure it's this one. This was the first black metal album I ever listened to (the guy who introduced me to BM threw me into the deep end :teehee: ) and it's fantastic. As the name of the sub-genre suggests, it's thoroughly depressing.

    - Life Is Pain (Negative Melancholy). A band comprised of two of the most brilliant minds on the genre (Trist from Trist, Kim from Hypothermia), they released this album together then disbanded. Widely regarded as the best DSBM album ever released.

    - Gris (Il Était une Forêt...). Atmospheric DSBM, mostly long songs. I could go on all day about DSBM, so this is the last album I'll post. If you listen to either of the above 3 and like them, hit me up and I'll send you more recommendations.

    - Fen (Ancient Sorrow). This EP wouldn't be the first choice of most people for this post-black metal group from Norfolk, but it's the first music of theirs I've listened to and it stuck with me. Now we're venturing into a more "natural" atmospheric sound, so I'll continue in that vein.

    - Wolves In The Throne Room (Two Hunters). Regarded as "Cascadian black metal", this term used to describe bands whose style of US Black Metal comes from the Cascadian mountains has since evolved into meaning black metal that has a very nature-based atmosphere about it. Listen to Two Hunters and you'll see what I mean. But for arguably the most recognised natural atmosphere band...

    - Agalloch. Can't put an album because I can't decide. Pale Folklore, The Mantle, and Ashes Against The Grain are all fantastic albums. Listen to all 3, then listen to them again.

    - Falls Of Rauros (Hail Wind And Hewn Oak). More Cascadian BM, similar to WITTR.

    - Altar Of Plagues (White Tomb). If Fen and Agalloch had a baby, this would be it.

    - Gallowbraid (Ashen Eidolon). This guy (one guy does everything, as is common within the BM scene) is brilliant. Gallowbraid have been slated as an Agalloch clone, and it's not hard to see why. One reviewer even described him as "using leftover Agalloch riffs", and I cannot disagree with it. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to this amazing EP. In fact, I would thoroughly recommend it.

    - Caladan Brood (Echoes Of Battle).

    - Cnoc An Tursa (The Giants Of Auld). Ahh, Scotland. The Scots are no stranger to black metal, and this is one of their finest albums. A Folk-Black metal band with vocals that resemble those found more in Hardcore than Black Metal.

    - Arsaidh/Saor. Another Scottish band, these guys are more atmospheric than Cnoc An Tursa. Released one album as Arsaidh (which was amazing), then they decided to change their name because many people couldn't pronounce it. So what did they change it to? Saor. At least they've got a sense of humour :lol:
    So far they've released one album as Saor, and it's also amazing.

    - Bann (Æschatologia). Fancy a bit of a classical edge to go with your black metal, sir? Then Bann are the band for you.


    Drone
    A genre that's fairly self-explanatory. It's drony!

    - The Angelic Process (Weighing Souls With Sand). TAP are an interesting band in that they've mixed Drone with Shoegaze, and my god it works superbly. Not a bad song on the album, which has been described as "the sound of the soul". Heavier than a planet in places, with guitar effects graciously riddling the album in all the right places.

    - Nadja (Radiance Of Shadows). It's difficult to choose a Nadja album. Why? Because they've released bloody millions. This is easily near, if not on, the top of the list though. Heavy drony masterpiece.

    - Earth (The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull). Earth are a band that are fairly genre-fluid, to the point that I can't even really categorise this album without listening to it again. And as I've been making this list for well over an hour, I don't have that kind of time, so for the sake of argument they're drone :awesome:
    Contains some psychedelic influences with natural sounding percussion and decent guitar work.


    Shoegaze
    I haven't covered metal fully yet, nor have I even begun to enter punk territory, but this list should suffice for now. You might like all of it, you might like none of it. There's only one way to find out though
    I'll end with something completely different; Shoegaze. Named such because the guitarists spend most of the time gazing at their shoes due to the amount of guitar effects used in the genre. Swirling guitars and ethereal vocals? Yes please!

    - Slowdive (Souvlaki). Arguably more dream-pop than shoegaze, nonetheless this is one of my favourite albums of all time. A mixture of male and female vocals combined with atmospheric guitar work and amazingly well-written lyrics make it an instant hit.

    - Lovesliescrushing (?). Can't really choose an album because they're all pretty... weird. But in a good way. The guitarist doesn't like using picks, apparently. Instead, he uses cutlery, violin bows, dildos, and chopsticks, to name but a few items. No drums either. And the female vocalist sings in glossolalia. Like I said, weird. Their music is certainly a trip.

    - Alison's Halo (Eyedazzler). Brilliantly soft vocals and beautiful sounding guitar work leaves you begging for more. Sadly, I think this is the only full album they released.

    - My Bloody Valentine (Loveless). Classic shoegaze album that cost so much to produce it made the record company bankrupt. Brilliant album.

    - Curve (Doppelganger). Slightly less ethereal vocals, but still beautiful music. Fairly high energy compared to some of its other shoegaze counterparts.

    I'm going to end it there because I'm hungry. This is by no means a complete list, as I've had to exclude many bands due to the length of it. If any particular genre strikes your fancy then hit me up and I'll give you more recommendations.
    This is good, it's exactly what I was looking for. I shall let you know what your great great effort has achieved, I can't wait, actually. Even if you haven't suggested all you'd like, I hope I haven't taken up too much of your time, now go back and study some more

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by SeemsToBe)
    This is good, it's exactly what I was looking for. I shall let you know what your great great effort has achieved, I can't wait, actually. Even if you haven't suggested all you'd like, I hope I haven't taken up too much of your time, now go back and study some more

    Thanks.
    How are you getting on with the list?

    I missed a couple that might be more up your street (in the form of alternative rock).

    - The Butterfly Effect (Imago). Whole album is golden, no exceptions. Which is a shame because it's ruined all their other albums for me :teehee:
    - Dead Letter Circus (Dead Letter Circus EP). That's the only one of theirs I've heard, I forgot about them for years and only recently re-discovered them.
    - Cog (The New Normal). This was introduced to me at the same time as the above two. I didn't take to them as much as I did TBE or DLC, but that's not to say you'll have the same reaction.
    - Silversun Pickups (Neck Of The Woods). I get a kinda 'alt-rock meets shoegaze' vibe from them. Currently working my way through their back-catalogue after the opening track on this album wowed me.
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    Deon Custom - Roses
    Miii - Photon Flux
    Draper - Coloured Glass
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    We need more posters like Drunk Punx in the music section. That's top notch posting.

    OP, I just go on Sputnik and see what the highest ranked albums are for this year and download whatever I like the look of.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    We need more posters like Drunk Punx in the music section. That's top notch posting.

    OP, I just go on Sputnik and see what the highest ranked albums are for this year and download whatever I like the look of.
    And I didn't even get started on the hip-hop
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    (Original post by SeemsToBe)
    Yo, I suck at finding new music I like more than 1 song of, so I find I listen to the same stuff too much.
    Rock, I like most. I don't mind electric or dubstep too. If you wanna post any song, no matter what type, though, you're welcome to, of course.
    From muse, to metallica, even artists like ben howard or those who don't sing in english/at all, go ahead and post some suggestions.

    This could probably be for all people, not just myself, but it's somewhere to start. Even if it's a popular artist, you can suggest a song that you think is awesome but I may not hve heard.

    Thanks :P
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...r_music_genres

    ^With that no way you are gonna run out of chit to listen to
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    go to lastfm, view "similar artists" of every artist you like. That's 5 times as many artists as you currently like. Then view all the similar artists of those similar artists, and so forth.

    Exponential growth!


    Spotify also has a similar artists feature, and Spotify playlists are quite good for occasionally finding new stuff if you search for good ones.
 
 
 
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