You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Stereo » OT: Music Recommendations please

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#83596 - 03/02/05 01:55 PM OT: Music Recommendations please
James_T Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 715
Loc: Seattle WA
I'm in the mood for some new music and am asking for recommendations. Lately I have been listening mostly to Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, John Mayer, and Fiona Apple. Oh, and Stevie Wonder. So with that in mind, are there any artists (new or old) that anyone would recommend?

thanks

jr
_________________________
"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." C Hitchens

Top
#83597 - 03/02/05 02:22 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13565
Loc: Iowa
Diana Krall is the latest addition to my DVD/CD collection, thanks to Ajax for bringing her to my attention.
_________________________
M80s-VP180-4xM22ow-4xM3ic-EP600-2xEP350
Anthem AVM60 Outlaw 7700 Emotiva A500 Epson 5040UB



Top
#83598 - 03/02/05 02:42 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
bigjohn Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
well, i am gonna push 'THE LOS LONELY BOYS'. not only cause it is a great cd, but also cause they are from my hometown. they are kindofa rock/tejano/jazz fusion. they like to refer to it as a 'texican' sound..? its hard to lump them in any other category, other than good.. try 'em out.

bigjohn
_________________________
EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU THE SINGING BUSH??

Top
#83599 - 03/02/05 02:59 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
player8 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
Did you get Jack's new album just released Yesterday? It's a worthwhile pickup.

I'd also recommend the following:

Mason Jennings- Use Your voice, Self-titled, Century Spring, other one

Ben Kweller- Sha Sha, On my Way

Jason Mraz- Waiting for my rocket to come

Kings of Leon- I think its called "California"

Gavin Degraw- Chariot

Josh Ritter- Hello Starling

David Gray- White Ladder, and there's another one but the name escapes me

Donavan Frankenreiter- Self-titled

G.Love- Greatest Hits

I like your taste in music (except for Fionna). Way overrated in my opinion, but what do I know? I'm just a kid.

Top
#83600 - 03/02/05 03:18 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
bigjohn Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
2 thumbs WAY up for the jason mraz. great guitarist, and phenonminal lyrics.

bigjohn
_________________________
EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU THE SINGING BUSH??

Top
#83601 - 03/02/05 03:31 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
player8 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
Jason Mraz is very talented. From the list, I'd say Mason Jennings is the best lyricist. The man is a modern day Bob Dylan "Ankles crossed, hands behind my head, singing songs and telling stories about the weeeessssst." John Mayer is probably the best pure guitarist. The dude can flat out play guitar. I think overall Jack Johnson presents the best combination of songwriting skills, instrument playing skills as well as being a great producer (Donavan Frankenreiter) and being an award winning movie director (September Sessions). Not to mention the guy spends most of his free time playing guitar on the beach in Hawaii and surfing. What a life

But, all the aforementioned artists are very talented and very unique especially when compared to most popular music today.

Top
#83602 - 03/02/05 03:36 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
bigjohn Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
there is also a guy named monte montgomery who is often comapred to jack johnson. monte is not known much out of texas, but he is a great player also. he has cd's avail, but since he is still an up and comer, their quality is not the best it could be. still worth a mention!!

bigjohn
_________________________
EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU THE SINGING BUSH??

Top
#83603 - 03/02/05 03:38 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
James_T Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 715
Loc: Seattle WA
Thanks. Seeing that Jack has a new album is what started this. I'm grabbing it on my way home from work I have Ben Kweller and Gavin Degraw both good. I have GLove's first and 2nd albums, but really only listen to the first one. Baby's got Sauce was my theme song for a while.

I've also got the Los Lonely Boys CD and enjoy it (good call john). I picked up a D Krall SACD, but it's just not my thing. I don't really care for it. Thanks for the ideas though.

jr
_________________________
"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." C Hitchens

Top
#83604 - 03/02/05 04:26 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
bray Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1805
Loc: Colorado
James
I like all those you listed, so I think you may also like Mazzy Star.
One of my favorite Mazzy Star cds is "So Tonight That I Might See"
Go here http://www.mazzystar.nu/ and give it a listen.
You'll have to go to "sound files" under music on the right hand side of the page.
_________________________
LIFE IS SHORT.
DON'T BE A DICK.

Top
#83605 - 03/02/05 04:28 PM Re: OT: Music Recommendations please
player8 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
Which Diana Krall did you get? I have "The Girl in the Other Room" and love it. The "Live in Paris" that everyone raves about isn't my cup of tea. So I don't like ALL of her music. You're almost there with the college kid stuff. My dad really isn't a fan of my music but he likes it alot better than my brother's rap stuff. I agree

John, thanks for the tip. How would I go about finding this guy's album? Tower records maybe? You've piqued my interest.

Top
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,207 Registered Members
15 Forums
23,963 Topics
423,616 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13565
CV 11675
MarkSJohnson 11437
0 registered ()
33 Guests and
4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup