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Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: dmann
Date: May 28, 2006 02:30PM
Time to update my CD collection (nope, not an iTunes girl) and am looking for something new. I am hopelessly out of touch!

I like bluesy/folksy stuff, some pop, very very very little country, no heavy metal. In current rotation in my car and at home: Etta James, Grateful Dead, Lyle Lovett, Guster, the Subdudes, Robert Cray, Peter Gabriel, Lenny Kravitz, Los Lobos, Phish, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Indigo Girls, Poi Dog Pondering, Beatles, Paul Simon

Any suggestions?
DM
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: May 28, 2006 02:34PM
The Proclaimers
Red Wall
James Blunt
Gem
Bonnie Raitt
10,000 Maniacs
And you can never go wrong with Alan Parson Project.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: May 28, 2006 02:41PM
Anything by Insane Clown Posse.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: May 28, 2006 03:07PM
Rascal Flatts



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 28, 2006 03:19PM
Donovan Frankenreither
Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Linda2
Date: May 28, 2006 03:23PM
I noticed that you didn't mention Eric Clapton. Don't leave him out - his stuff is wonderful.
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: iaJim
Date: May 28, 2006 03:34PM
Just go to iTunes and download the free podcasts from NPR: All Songs Considered, and NPR music. You don't have to be an iTunes girl to enjoy these free 30 minutes segments of music from artists that you haven't heard of before. It's great stuff, and while I don't like every one of the artists, I like 95% of them. Great bargain! AND, you can burn a couple of the programs to a CD and listen to them without owning an iPod.
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Scooter
Date: May 28, 2006 03:38PM
new Neko Case. Cat Power the Greatest.
and Wilco. any and all Wilco
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: dmann
Date: May 28, 2006 04:09PM
Great ideas so far! Keep 'em coming.

Thanks for the tip iaJim. I am a little late to the podcast game- I just discovered the Lost podcasts. I will definitely check out the stuff from NPR.

Linda2- Yep, Clapton IS great and he has a spot in my collection. smiling smiley

DM
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 28, 2006 04:18PM
Richard Thompson.
Richard Thompson.
Richard Thompson.
Richard Thompson.

Here's somewhere to start from:

[www.amazon.com]

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And how about Various Artists singing Richard Thompson?
[www.amazon.com]
Looks like you have to buy it from an Amazon Marketplace Seller, but it's so worth having.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: May 28, 2006 04:23PM
Although the Insane Clown Posse is more my preferred style... (Don't forget Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Zug Izland, Jamie Madrox, Monoxide Child, ect) These are a few bands that I like during different moods. They're pretty diverse in style..

H.I.M. [phobos.apple.com]

Collide [phobos.apple.com]

Our Lady Peace [phobos.apple.com] (Our Lady Peace is pretty mainstream, but this live album is entirely awesome)
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: May 28, 2006 04:36PM
Check out the Mountain Apple Music and WMVY on the iTunes Eclectic section of radio stations, go from there.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 28, 2006 04:47PM
shannon McNally



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: blooz
Date: May 28, 2006 06:09PM
Donna the Buffalo
The Mammals
The Duhks



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: hal
Date: May 28, 2006 06:13PM
$tevie's right - someone with your taste should have a ton of richard thompson.

The free flowing jamming fan in you should check out what I'm listening to right now: Shakti (w/ John McLaughlin) - Handful of beauty
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: karsen
Date: May 28, 2006 06:42PM
Jack Johnson.
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: May 28, 2006 07:11PM
Billy Bragg & Wilco "Mermaid Ave." volumes 1 or 2.
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 28, 2006 07:13PM
My other free Blue Note CD Sampler I got Thursday.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 28, 2006 07:41PM
Gomez
Django Reinhardt
Chris Smither
Kelly Joe Phelps
Rusted Root
The Clumsy Lovers
Erin Mckeown
Wilco (w/ or w/o Billy Bragg)
Mark Lemhouse
The Paperboys (my personal favorite)

I've also been grooving to the Black Keys often lately. They're really simple garage rock style, but I just really like it for some reason.

I'm really strongly recommending eMusic these days. They're second to iTunes for popularity, the tracks are higher quality MP3s without any DRM. They keep a list of all of your purchases so that you can go back and re-download anything that you've already purchased. This means that I don't have to fret as much about backing up my tunes because I can get to them at any time later. And the downloads are MUCH cheaper than iTunes. About $.25/ea.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 28, 2006 08:26PM
Everything about eMusic sounds good, except for the subscribing part. I don't think I need 40 downloads a month, certainly not every month. Can you just buy songs without subscribing? I can't find it any mention on the web site. I wouldn't mind if it was more expensive that way.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: ScottG
Date: May 28, 2006 11:29PM
eMusic is subscription only- but you can subscribe month by month. I do this, even though it is more expensive than an annual subscription. I have no idea why- there is always plenty of music that I want. It usually takes me less than 20 minutes to browse and find 40 songs. Last month, all industrial...this month, all weird blues along the lines of Gun Club. I have discovered some real gems during my time with them- the aforementioned Gun Club, 16 Horsepower, the Embarrasment, as well as fleshing out some of my selections from well known bands like the Fall, Black Flag, Green Day and (of course) The Pixies and Bauhaus.
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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Sam3
Date: May 29, 2006 09:51AM
I like Magnatune.

All of their stuff is released using the Creative Commons license. Also, you get to determine the price that you want to pay, anywhere from $5.00 to $18.00

You get to download it in all formats that you would like, from uncompressed wav to mp3 to AAC. It's quite an eclectic range, I've mostly purchased classical music from them.

Oh, and you can listen to the full albums/full tracks streamed, not just 30 sec - 1 min samples.



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Re: Need some new tunes- what are YOU listening to??
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: May 29, 2006 01:31PM
I'm completely stuck on a new band, Clear Static: [www.clearstaticmusic.com]

Their music takes me back to the 80s. They're great guys too.

It's funny, I'm listening to something other than Duran Duran today smiling smiley
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