#1 Edited by JMan240 (80 posts) -

I'm always looking for some new music to listen to, but I'm a bit picky, so I figured the GB community would be a pretty good place to come to for that stuff. I'm open to other stuff, but I'm a metal guy. Right now I'm listening to a few bands on a fairly regular basis.

  • Intervals (a pretty good new prog metal band)
  • Protest the Hero (PTH generally just kills it all the time, as far as I'm concerned, and they're probably one of the biggest bands to crowdfund a record. Also, a reminder that there's still some good music coming from Canada =P)
  • Mandroid Echostar (Mandroid is kinda like Coheed, but with more shred and more good songs IMO. They're also from Canada, and are currently recording a full-length with a few EPs already out.)
  • August Burns Red (One of the few straight metalcore bands I like, their most recent album was good enough to stay in my car's 6 disc drive.
  • (Other stuff in my car that I listen to regularly: Metallic's black album, Vulgar Display of Power, In Waves and City of Evil.)

Whatcha listening to?

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#2 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1550 posts) -

Bongripper. Always be rippin'.

#3 Edited by Pr1mus (4107 posts) -

Listening to a lot of K.Flay at the moment. Pretty excited for her first full album coming out soon.

#4 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (293 posts) -

Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Squarepusher for my ambient fix.

#5 Posted by Nightriff (6472 posts) -

Listened to the Persona 2 EP soundtrack, that was amazing. And checked out the new coldplay album, not bad at all, not as good as their earlier stuff. If I'm not listening to a Bombcast I tend to throw on Fear Factory or Machine Head as something to play.

#6 Posted by MetalThrashingMatt (256 posts) -

King Diamond!

#7 Posted by Natos (6 posts) -

TV music....

#8 Posted by benspyda (2123 posts) -

Transistor OST

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#10 Posted by Capum15 (5141 posts) -

I just got the Volbeat album "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies", so I've been listening to that constantly today. "Dead But Rising" and "Lola Montez" are my two favorites of the album, but the rest are great too.

Before that it was a grand mix of the Halo ODST and Reach OSTs, Lindsey Stirlings new-ish album "Shatter Me", and "We Come From Exploding Stars" by Moonlit Sailor. The Halos were mostly when playing the Sins of the Prophets mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, but made pretty good background music for anything else.

#11 Posted by Bleshoo (159 posts) -

Jato Effect. Deserves a lot more fans than they have.

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#12 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (726 posts) -

A lot of Modest Mouse recently with Red Hot Chili Peppers thrown in.

#13 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1112 posts) -

I have listened to this. Multiple times...

#14 Posted by wemibelec90 (2143 posts) -

Nowadays, I almost exclusively listen to KPOP and JPOP. When an American band I like releases something, I listen to that. I'm a bit behind on stuff I want (Lindsey Stirling's new album, the Transistor OST, etc.) because I'm out of money at the moment.

#15 Edited by Corevi (6793 posts) -

Transistor OST, but I'm currently playing through Far Cry 3 so a lot of shitty dubstep.

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#16 Posted by owack6 (253 posts) -

Marty Friedman's new album just came, it features a track co written with Jason Becker.

They haven't collaborated on a track since cacophony so this is quite exciting for me!

Have a listen:

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#17 Posted by Cybertification (222 posts) -

I have, as usual, been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd.

Quite a bit of Eagles too.

Some B.B King now and then.

A bit of Ebba Grön never hurts either.

Creedence Clearwater Revival, too.

Dire Straits.

I didn't plan for this to become a list, so that's why it looks clumsy

#18 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (4253 posts) -

One of the best albums I've heard this year:

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#19 Posted by Shortbreadtom (959 posts) -

Recently got into Charles Bradley, a contemporary soul artist. "Why is it So Hard" is a fantastic song. Volcano Choir is also a really bizarre band. It's Bon Iver's side project, but speaking as someone who hates Bon Iver I wouldn't let that put you off. Recommend checking out the song Comrade. Apart from that, as always I'm listening to the blues, recently got a Muddy Waters live album on vinyl that's pretty great. Afraid I don't know jack about metal

#20 Posted by Steadying (1719 posts) -

I've been listening to the Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts II OSTs a lot lately. They're great. I don't really listen to " real " music a lot anymore, though.

#21 Posted by falserelic (5723 posts) -

Nothing at the moment, but soon I will be listening to some annoying fucking customers. Yesterday, I had a rough day and now I really don't want to go to work today. At the moment I still feel like ripping somebody heart out from their throat. To top that off one of my supervisor quit after 9 years, though I can't blame him. When your a Team Leader you'll have alot of responsibility.

I'm gradually starting to dislike my job more and more. I can't even imagine how I would feel if I was there for 9 years.

#22 Posted by Elyhaym (272 posts) -

Exploring the sideprojects of ex-Scar Symmetry vocalist, Christian Alvestam. He's still one of my absolute favourite vocalists. Looking forward to the new album from Solution .45 (even if the band name is kinda dumb).

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#23 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1481 posts) -

Owen Pallett's new album 'In Conflict'
It's great... Owen Pallett does string arangements for many artists including string arangements on Arcade Fire's 'Funeral' and he is currently part of the active live band. But I prefer his solo stuff ;)

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#26 Posted by AlexW00d (6803 posts) -

I think my top 3 artists of the last couple weeks have been Tricot, Uchu Conbini, and The Cabs. I wouldn't usually recommend them to someone who's listed a bunch of metal bands, but you have PTH there and there's enough musical similarities between them and what I have linked that at the least you should appreciate it.

#27 Posted by GunstarRed (5884 posts) -

I bought a Winger CD last week. It clearly shows I have great taste in music.

#28 Edited by EnemyLandlord (139 posts) -

Nouns - really excellent little-bit-of-everything-emo from Arkansas.

Black Love - good buds from Montreal making post-hardcore music for the soul.

Mighty Atom - hometown heroes that just called it quits, straight up hardcore.

Life In Vacuum - proggy post-hardcore perpetually touring Ukrainian thunder.

Titus Andronicus - hyper literate, monolithic folk punk from New Jersey.

And other stuff.

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@spaceinsomniac: One of the best albums I've heard in my life, to be honest. It's one of those albums that gives you chills everytime, makes you feel new things on repeat listens, and has absolutely no weak links (song wise).

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#31 Posted by Phili151 (303 posts) -

I've recently been listening to Sharon Van Etten, hunter and wolfe and Kurt Vile. I've also been meaning to listen to Beck's new album but haven't got around to it yet.

#32 Posted by SingingMenstrual (335 posts) -

I'm all over Outkast - this artsy soulful hip hop is extraordinary!

#33 Posted by Tabloidfootprints (19 posts) -

Recently I've been listening to a lot of MF DOOM.

#34 Posted by ShaggE (7240 posts) -

Brad and the Shoemakers - Barkerville, Ft. John Drake. (halp, it's been in my head for days!)

#35 Posted by bwheeeler (716 posts) -

LCD Soundsystem finally released their last concert on CD, so that's pretty much all I've been listening to.

#36 Edited by OneFreeman (120 posts) -
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Was literally listening to this when I read your post. Haven't heard it since college. Forgot how good they were. #showingmyage

#37 Posted by Mechanical_Ape (272 posts) -

I usually just take all my music and put it all in one giant playlist so I don't get sick of anything, but I guess the bands I've been listening to mostly have been Modern Baseball, Common Grackle, and Arctic Monkeys. While writing this I found out Modern Baseball has a new album so I'm sure I'll probably be listening to that quite a bit now.

#38 Edited by Bloodlines (178 posts) -

Tuomas Holopainen's Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge and Sabaton Heroes Album. So far the albums i like the most from this year. Still waiting for Wintersun to release Time II sometime.

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#39 Edited by Pie (7219 posts) -

The new album from The Roots just came out so I have been listening to that and right now I'm listening to their first album Organix. Apart from that I have been listening to some wu tang clan, some Jimi Hendrix, Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs as mentioned in this thread, some of The Waterboys, some EL-P and some Shabazz Palaces in preparation for their new album

#40 Posted by Demoskinos (16436 posts) -

Transistor OST. Its been great to load up and play while I'm jamming on some Final fantasy XIV.

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#42 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (4012 posts) -

For some reason I hadn't picked up the latest Deftones album till recently so I've been listening to that a bunch. Real good.

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Aaaand on the complete opposite end of that spectrum the latest Agnes Obel album is amazing.

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#43 Posted by pinner458 (1054 posts) -

Van Morrison. Always Van Morrison.

#44 Posted by JMan240 (80 posts) -

@thesoutherndandy: Love Deftones. Sucks what happened with Chi, but I hope they keep putting together new stuff.

#45 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4012 posts) -

@jman240: Yeah man that was a real bummer.

#46 Posted by CaLe (4317 posts) -

[ラジオ][TBS] 小島慶子 キラ☆キラ #0707 『愛すべきダメおやじグランプリ』

Radio show with Keiko Kojima. She's very good at her job, just too bad she doesn't do this show anymore.

#47 Posted by TheAcidSkull (1004 posts) -

I doubt you'd like my type of music.....

#48 Posted by mechahendrix (21 posts) -
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I'm listening to a sweet mash up of Paige and Brock Lesnar's themes ( for you wrestling fans). Actually for everyone because this is awesome.

#49 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

I've been doing some writing the past few days, which means soundtracks. I've been using Bravely Default, and Transistor mostly, along with some mood and environmental flavored playlists.

#50 Edited by Zevvion (3118 posts) -

Theory of a Deadman a lot lately. They are really good.