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Please could you recommend some new music for me?

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lovecat Fri 16-Sep-11 18:49:06

I hardly listen to anything current - the last 'new' music I bought was the first MGMT cd, which was a few years ago now. I can't get Xfm on the car radio any more (not sure why) and I'm not a huge fan of most rap or R&B-style music, so I tend to listen to Absolute and consequently haven't heard anything new for ages. DD comes home singing lots of pop songs (Jessie J, Rhianna, Katy Perry type stuff), but I'd like to discover something good smile

Could you recommend something to me that I might like?

To give you an idea of my tastes:

Julian Cope
The Cure
k d lang
Echo & the Bunnymen
Duran Duran
Tori Amos
Depeche Mode
Dandy Warhols
Divine Comedy
Boo Hewerdine
Turin Brakes
David Sylvian
Smashing Pumpkins
Roxy Music

RedPenny Sat 17-Sep-11 12:47:49

You have got to check out this new alll girl rock band:
I think that they are brilliant and I'm off to see them live next month.

mycatsaysach Sat 17-Sep-11 12:55:41

james blake - limit to your love
foals - spanish sahara
chase n status

HoneyPablo Sat 17-Sep-11 13:00:24

You have lots on your list that I like. Here's what I'm listening to at the moment.

Chapel Club
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Kills
Imelda May
Maximo Park
The Rialto Burns

quirrelquarrel Sat 17-Sep-11 15:57:31

Bowie Bowie Bowie- Station to Station, Stage, Super Creeps.

Kate Bush- Never for Ever or The Sensual World (haven't heard Hounds of Love or The Dreaming which are meant to be her magnum opuses...opi?)

Discovery/Time by ELO


Buffalo Springfield

The Byrds (the ones who did Mr Tambourine Man)

lovecat Sun 18-Sep-11 00:10:17

Thanks very much, lots of new names there for me to check out.

Funnily enough another friend has recommended metronomy, so I will definitely search them out.

Saw James Blake at Latitude and wasn't hugely bowled over - I will give him another listen, though.

Is it wrong that Imelda May irritates the crap out of me simply because of how she looks? I shall have to listen to her blindfolded...

Already lurve Placebo and have liked the one song I've heard Bombay Bicycle Club do.

(Quirrel, I already possess pretty much everything Bowie and Kate Bush have recorded and like The Byrds a lot; ELO - meh. Never liked much they did after 'Out of the Blue' and after Jeff Lynne foisted the excrescence that was The Travelling Wilburys on us then did his utmost to make the Beatles sound like bad ELO (Free as a Bird, anyone?) I pretty much went off anything he was connected to)

Jellykat Sun 18-Sep-11 00:35:43

Try Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros track called 'Home'
guaranteed to make you grin

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