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remato
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posted 06-26-08 10:59 PM CT (US)         
Hey guys,



Music really sucks these days.


I mean, seriously.


I don't what's wrong with the music industry, but it seems to me they are just getting crappier.

I can't stand those stupid singles they play on the radios anymore.

So, I was wondering if anyone knew of any band that sings and sounds like Muse's hit songs, like "Hysteria", "Time is running out", and "Plug in Baby". And by that I don't mean songs within their new album featuring "Knights of Cydonia"....

...which means that I would be delighted if you were to recommend rock songs, especially those that share the "Muse" traits: rebellious, energetic, and not trashy(like those "I love satan" rock or "I want to die" variety). I am amused by Steelheart, and will even accept songs similar to "Painkiller" by Judas Priest.

But I am not into songs like "Paranoid Android"(too dreamy), AC/DC (don't like vocal), Sum41 and their high-school-band-like-variety-that-always-sings-about-immatu re-stuff. Pop would be fine, but the thing is, I abhor idiotic repetitive songs like hey-ya and gimme gimme. Jazz is okay. Hip Hop- let's not get into that.

By the way, I do have albums from extremely famous rock bands as Led Zeppelin, Queen, Iron Maiden, etc and so it would help me a lot if you would refrain giving out those "legendary" songs, because I most likely have them. But I you would like to direct attention to some underrated songs by these legends, feel free.


Oh, last but not least, I really, really appologize if you were offended by anything that I've said above. I never mean to piss anyone off. It's just that I do get pretty emotional when it comes to judging music because I am very interested in the topic.

Thanks.

[This message has been edited by remato (edited 06-26-2008 @ 11:01 PM).]

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Solivago
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posted 06-27-08 07:25 PM CT (US)     1 / 113       
Music sucky these days? No, it's the mainstream music that's sucky these days. Radio music is yucky. If your ear drums are thirsting for something more melodically exquisite, the net is the perfect place to start sleuthing for the good stuff. Here's some sites off the top of my head which could introduce to some real bands...

  • amg
  • last.fm
  • pandora
  • epitonic
  • grooveshark

    And of course, don't get me wrong, but public broadcasting radio is really good to figure out about new bands too. (Like I have a friend that listens to NPR).


    Muse, is quite an engaging band in emotion and tension, I agree. To be honest, I don't like their recent album "Black Holes and Revelations" as much as "Origin of Symmetry"...it sounds like most of its aimed for mainstream listening and doesn't feel as concentrated IMO, but I digress..I think most the bands I listen to would probably be too "dreamy" or weird. I tend to like very brooding/meditative stuff like post-rock/minimalism or stuff that's very experimental sonically..I'll try to help nonetheless. Music's always fun to discuss.

    I don't know about Sonic Youth, they may have some songs you may like. I like 'em when comes to their wall of sounds/sonic texture but they don't always imply the sense of urgency Muse always has. They're more of a cult band and people really know them by their Daydream Nation back in the late 80's. But I know I love them. Another band contemporary to Sonic Youth is Pixies that's kinda like them. If you're ever interested what was happening before Nirvana become really popular these too bands I can recommend. Pixies and Sonic Youth came to establish the popularity of the grungy sound in the early 90's.

    Hmmm,energetic and rebellious..Placebo might be interesting for ya too.

    Anyhow, lots of people here like Metal, so we shall see..

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    posted 06-27-08 08:32 PM CT (US)     2 / 113       
    Chocolate Jesus
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    posted 06-28-08 01:24 AM CT (US)     3 / 113       
    Saw the title, came in to help. Saw wall of text, decided to troll instead.

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    posted 06-28-08 02:52 AM CT (US)     4 / 113       
    Saw the title, came in to help. Saw wall of text, decided to troll instead.
    Haha, seriously tho. I know, right?

    Go Loise.

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    Bingo Little
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    posted 06-28-08 10:40 AM CT (US)     5 / 113       
    Try Placebo.

    Also, try Frost*. Rare, impossible to find much of online ,but buy their album millinotown: they're Muse in a more prog ish direction.


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    Surge
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    posted 06-28-08 01:38 PM CT (US)     6 / 113       
    Pixies and Sonic Youth came to establish the popularity of the grungy sound in the early 90's.
    Not to forget Alice in Chains.

    I'd also recommend Placebo. Perhaps Interpol too ?

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    posted 06-28-08 11:59 PM CT (US)     7 / 113       
    Stratovarius, Kamelot and Black Sabbath (if you don't already have them) come to mind.

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    sharrkmaster
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    posted 06-29-08 01:02 AM CT (US)     8 / 113       
    Mute Math is always good. Their new album is coming out this August, so check it out.. it's bound to be amazing.

    Umm.. these guys are not really like Muse, but it's still good music: Phantom Planet. And so is Weezer's new stuff.. and their old albums like Blue and Pinkerton.

    Is the fact that you're not into Paranoid Android mean you're not into Radiohead? Cause Radiohead is pretty good.. 15 step from their new album rocks.

    The Mars Volta is this really experimental Puerto Rican band. They're pretty cool.. they have long guitar solos and such though.. so watch out.

    The Subways are good too.

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    posted 06-29-08 02:54 AM CT (US)     9 / 113       
    If you are looking for bands that play the same music as Muse, I'm sorry but they are pretty much the only band that sound like that. You could give older Radiohead a try, before they became 'dreamy' as you say (try The Bends). However, I definitely have to say their talent only came into full show after they left the confines of being just another grunge band. The Bends is definitely a really great album in its own respect, but pales in comparison with their more experimental releases. As many others have mentioned, you could also try Placebo (though they are slightly akin to radio-friendly pop which you despise so much). A good album to start with would be Sleeping with Ghosts.

    The other vein of music you like (Judas Priest) is easier to recommend. Of course you could try Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica et cetera; but then you've probably heard of those. A few other names that immediately come to my mind are Sepultura, Megadeth (really good), Pantera, Helloween and Stratovarius. If you like those you might want to delve into power metal. And most if not all the names I mentioned here are very well known and commonly listened-to bands so it shouldn't be a problem getting their material.

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    Powery
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    posted 06-29-08 05:06 PM CT (US)     10 / 113       
    If interested in symphonic metal, Therion is a good band to start with.
    Ilmarinen
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    posted 06-30-08 10:21 AM CT (US)     11 / 113       
    Nothing equals Muse. It rocks.

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    Andanu Trisatya
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    posted 07-01-08 02:52 AM CT (US)     12 / 113       
    I don't what's wrong with the music industry, but it seems to me they are just getting crappier.
    One main reason -- the amount of pathetic bands with their pathetic, rotten songs nowadays has greatly outnumbered the good ones. And they just keep coming and coming, leading the value of music industry into a significant decline. The effect is even doubled with piracy businesses.

    Most bands these days are just aiming for fame and fortune. Who cares if you create shitty music as long as you could live in a hilltop mansion, own a private chopper, and hire somebody to brush your teeth and clip your nails everyday.
    The Mars Volta is this really experimental Puerto Rican band. They're pretty cool.. they have long guitar solos and such though.. so watch out.
    This man pretty much spoke the truth. Besides, their newest album isn't as long and complicated as the previous, in terms of time, so I believe the majority of people could love it.

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    Raptor the Good
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    posted 07-01-08 09:55 AM CT (US)     13 / 113       
    I really think you should give 30 Seconds to Mars a try. Simply amazing.

    Also, how do you feel about a little bit of screaming? If you don't mind it, you should give some thought to Blindside, Brand New, Story of the Year, maybe even Emery.

    Here are some other bands I think you should give a chance:
    -Audioslave (RATM + Chris Cornell? Heck yes.)
    -Breaking Benjamin (You'll probably be annoyed by how generic they are, but seriously they're on a level above all the other bands that sound like them)
    -Chevelle (Another simply amazing band. Look up their older two albums, Wonder What's Next and This Type of Thinking, especially the former.)
    -Finger Eleven (Don't be fooled by Paralyzer; most of their songs don't sound like that.)
    -Mae (Listen to the entire Everglow album. It is literally happiness made into music.)

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    Andanu Trisatya
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    posted 07-01-08 11:19 PM CT (US)     14 / 113       
    Blindside, Brand New, Story of the Year, maybe even Emery.
    Blindside and Brand New are good. They're not as poetically pathetic as those endless swarms of eyeliner bands.

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    Aro
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    posted 07-02-08 02:12 AM CT (US)     15 / 113       
    Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger. Very metalish, think early Sabbath meets late Priest. They were classified as grunge, but grunge was just sludge/glam/punk-influnced metal anyway and it was a really hard label to apply (although I love most of the Grunge bands, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were on a whole 'nother level compared to Nirvana and the Screaming Trees. Chris Cornell was a bad-ass vocalist back in his prime, awesome range and he was the best belter in rock since Bruce Dickinson.

    If you're daring, check out Mr. Bungle's self-titled album -- carnival music meets funk metal meets free jazz with a healthy dose of Zorn. Very mind boggling stuff.

    I think that's the kind of music that stays interesting for a while too. Stuff that defies convention so much, yet sounds so damn good, that it becomes timeless in a sense.

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    posted 07-05-08 08:52 AM CT (US)     16 / 113       
    the best belter in rock since Bruce Dickinson.
    That's why I like Aro.

    I got the new Nostradamus by Priest couple of days ago and it delivers. And how. So Priest is alive and kicking.

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    posted 07-07-08 08:00 AM CT (US)     17 / 113       
    although I love most of the Grunge bands, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were on a whole 'nother level compared to Nirvana and the Screaming Trees
    That's because they're far too melodic to be a grunge band.

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    Bingo Little
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    posted 07-07-08 03:59 PM CT (US)     18 / 113       
    I really think you should give 30 Seconds to Mars a try. Simply amazing.
    Actually I'm fairly sure they come under the trashy radio pop he despises.


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    Raptor the Good
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    posted 07-07-08 04:35 PM CT (US)     19 / 113       
    Obviously the only songs of their's that you've heard are The Kill, From Yesterday, and Attack. Get the albums. Listen to the other songs. Then tell me they are trashy radio pop.

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    sharrkmaster
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    posted 07-07-08 10:50 PM CT (US)     20 / 113       
    I actually don't really like 30 Seconds to Mars that much. The songs you listed are the only ones worth listening to simply because they are radio pop.

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    posted 07-08-08 04:30 PM CT (US)     21 / 113       
    Have you ever listened to Capricorn or Fallen? Or Oblivion?

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    Andanu Trisatya
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    posted 07-08-08 09:33 PM CT (US)     22 / 113       
    The band is okay, but too generic for me. It is, however, very beneficial for the lead singer because he's not too fortunate in the movie business.

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    posted 07-08-08 11:45 PM CT (US)     23 / 113       
    Lol, generic? Go listen to their self titled album.

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    Evil Tailor
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    posted 07-09-08 03:21 AM CT (US)     24 / 113       
    Man, 30 Seconds to Mars is like the trendiest shit around. Recently I've started listening to Smashing Pumpkins because it will only be a matter of time when they become retro and I want to be a pioneer in all things retro.*

    Maybe I'm not the one to talk about trendy shit, though. Man, I listen to Bloc Party. And I like them too! I JUST CAN'T HELP IT. (Notice how I'm indicating that I find it quite difficult to like something that is popular, as if I judged music according to its popularity, which ofcourse isn't really the case. JUST SO YOU KNOW.)


    * not really

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    posted 07-09-08 09:47 AM CT (US)     25 / 113       
    My god, have any of you listened to any of their stuff that doesn't play on the radio?

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