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I Need Some New CD's

I’ve basically been listening to the same 15 - 20 CD’s for the last 3 years or so, and I’m finding myself bored with them, obviously.

Basically I want you guys to list me 1 or 2 CD’s that are you absolute favorites right now. Be it Rock, Pop, Jazz, Showtunes, Country, WHATEVER, I just need some new tunes. Garage band to stadium filler, its all good. It doesnt need to be “workout music”, just your favorite CD.

Let me know the artist, the CD name and the genre and I’ll start checking them out.

Lagwagon - Let’s Talk About Feelings

Meg & Dia - Something Real

Angels & Airwaves - We Don’t Need to Whisper

These are in my rotation for a few weeks.

do people still buy cd’s ? just go to the record store and check out the new arrival/store favs bin. that is if you can find a record store. do you also own video cassettes ?

That’s way too broad…I’m just going to list a bunch of favorites and their genres and you can check out what interests you.

The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium (Progressive Rock)
Angra - Holy Land (Brazilian Power Metal)
Pain of Salvation - Entropia (Swedish Prog Metal)
Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning (Alternative)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (Jazz Fusion)
Barky - A Study in Rocking (Instrumental Rock)
Devin Townsend - Synchestra (Prog Metal)
Blue Stingrays - Surf-N-Burn (Surf Rock)
Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughlin - The Guitar Trio (Jazzy Latin-Flavored Virtuosity)
Herbie Hancock - Takin’ Off (Jazz)
Yes - Close to the Edge (Prog)
King Crimson - Red (Prog)
Journey - Dream after Dream (not typical Journey!)

None of these are even remotely similar…so I had to mention them all.

[quote]swivel wrote:
do people still buy cd’s ? just go to the record store and check out the new arrival/store favs bin. that is if you can find a record store. do you also own video cassettes ?[/quote]

Naw, I like 8 tracks and Beta myself.

Do you drive a car? Unless there is a secret hookup in my car, the only 2 ways of listening to music is on CD or by the radio, which is why I’m asking for CD recommendations.

Even in the digital age you have to get music one way or another. While something like iTunes doesnt sell “CD’s”, I’m sure most people on here knew that I meant “A collection of about 12 - 16 songs sold as a unit under a given name”. I’ll try and be a little more specific for you next time.

This should be a good variety (please excuse the genre’s, I tried to describe them best I could):

Rush - Different Stages (Prog Rock)(get the domestic version, it’ll be about 1/3 the import price)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Classical)
Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing (Metal)
Pearl Jam - Ten (Rock/Grunge)
Pink Floyd - Pulse (Rock?/Prog rock)
Skid Row - Skid Row (hair metal)
U2- Best of or Joshua Tree (rock?)
Simon and Garfunkel - Best of (folk?)
and a best of Oldies CD from 1958/59 thru 64/65.

[quote]edgecrusher wrote:

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Classical)
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My piano teacher has performed this in concert. It’s an exquisite suite. Which pianist would you recommend though? With classical music, composition is only half of the equation. Please don’t say Ashkenazy…the bastard plays Chopin all wrong, and frankly I don’t trust him to play anything else either.

[quote]wfifer wrote:
edgecrusher wrote:

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Classical)

My piano teacher has performed this in concert. It’s an exquisite suite. Which pianist would you recommend though? With classical music, composition is only half of the equation. Please don’t say Ashkenazy…the bastard plays Chopin all wrong, and frankly I don’t trust him to play anything else either.

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The CD I have is an orchestral version produced by RCA Victor. The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing and Eugene Ormandy conducting. It was recorded in the early 70’s, and I bought CD about 10 yrs ago. Definitely worth the $11.

I see one of my relatives who is a pianist about every week, so if I remember to ask about pianists I will get back to you.

Rooney - Rooney
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Fuel - Sunburn
John Coltrane/John Hartman - self titled
Van Morrison - Moondance
Frank Sinatra - Songs for swingin’ lovers
bobby darin - the swinging side of darin
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
Beatles - hard days night
led zeppelin - led zeppelin II
Duke Ellington - Essential Duke Ellington
Marvin Gaye - What’s Goin on?
Miles Davis - The Miles Davis collection

Try some of these.

Clutch - From Beale Street to Oblivion
Black Stone Cherry - s/t

Kickass rock n roll.

[quote]Lonnie123 wrote:
I Need Some New CD’s
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Great question.

10 years too late, but great question. :wink:

Buy an mp3 player, go to www.allofmp3.com and download songs for 18 cents a pop. It’ll save you a bundle in the long run.

Symphony X. Do it.

Here’s a list for you.

Indie Pop:
Broken Social Scene-Start with their self titled album. If you like it, work backwards.
The Arcade Fire-Funeral; Us Kids Know EP
Bloc Party-Silent Alarm

Post-Rock:
A Silver Mt. Zion-Any of their albums
Godspeed You!Black Emperor: F#A# Infinity
Mogwai: Mr. Beast; Young Team

Hip Hop:
Immortal Technique: Revolutionary Vol. 2
MF Doom: Anything by him
Ghostface Killa: Fishscales

Metal:
Manowar: Anything by them is awesome
Big Black: Atomizer
Ministry: Rio Grande Blood

Chick Vocals:
Blonde Redhead: Misery is a Butterfly
Bjork: Post; Greatest Hits; Telegram
Cat Power: The Greatest

Eclectic:
Deerhoof: The Runners Four
Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase
The Kronos Quartet: Nuevo

Punk/Rock/Stuff:
Bear Vs. Shark: Terrorhawk
Interpol: Antics
Stars: Set Yourself on Fire

It will help find other music similar to what you like

[quote]diesel25 wrote:
Lonnie123 wrote:
I Need Some New CD’s

Great question.

10 years too late, but great question. :wink:

***Buy an mp3 player, go to www.allofmp3.com and download songs for 18 cents a pop. It’ll save you a bundle in the long run.***[/quote]

Ha… I own an MP3 player already, but I spend upwards of 2 hours a day in my car which does NOT have an MP3 player hookup.

Wow, that website looks amazing. I had been paying about 10 - 12 for albums recently and if that site is what I think it is (full albums for 3 bucks in mp3 format) i’m about to go on a spree.

By the way, thanks to everyone who submitted stuff. I appreciate you guys taking time to help out and hopefully others can pick up some suggestions from the list as well.

allofmp3.com looks fantastic.

The Mars Volta - Amputechture - you gotta give it a couple listens to appreciate these musicians

G. Love - Yeah, It’s That Easy or Coast to Coast Motel - Surf Rock (friend of Jack Johnson) with some blues undertones, harmonica, some brass

Rise Against - The Sufferer & The Witness - Rock

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The CD I have is an orchestral version produced by RCA Victor. The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing and Eugene Ormandy conducting. It was recorded in the early 70’s, and I bought CD about 10 yrs ago. Definitely worth the $11.

I see one of my relatives who is a pianist about every week, so if I remember to ask about pianists I will get back to you. [/quote]
You actually have what’s probably the more popular version. While it’s an oustanding piano piece, Ravel’s orchestration of it is played more often. I’d look for a good orchestra recording for Pictures–think CSO or any of the London orchestras (Philarhmonia LSO, Royal Phil, etc).

My favorite CDs
Metallica- …And Justice for All
Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Blue October- Foiled (very alternative, but a cool sounding band)
Regina Spektor- Hopes and Dreams (she’s kind of wacky sounding, mixed in with very romantic-era sounding piano and strange lyrics)
Michael Hedges- Arial Boundries (solo steel string acoustic guitar. He’s a monster player and was the first to really promote percussive use of the acoustic guitar)

check this place out:


Put in a band/artist you like, and they’ll create a “radio station” for that band and play things that sound similar to it. They even outline the reasons why it’s similar.

Pick up “Shangri-La” by the Insane Clown Posse

If you don’t totally love it, then they will send a horde of psychospastic ninjas to cut your fucking neck out.

Other favorites:

Cake - ‘Comfort Eagle’

Bob Dylan - ‘Blonde on Blonde’

Derek and the Dominoes - ‘Layla and other assorted Love Songs’

Queen - ‘Queen II’

Also, try picking a CD completely at random, it’s how I discovered that I really enjoy some like The Gathering, Mushroomhead, and Crossbreed.

www.punchfacemusic.com

our album will be out in a month or so. there are some REALLY rough mixes on there. im the singer