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ian Ll-J - on 12 Jun 2018

For me.....

NiN

The Verve

Radiohead

Linkin Park

Stichtplate on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

The Pixies

Jane's Addiction

Queens Of The Stone Age

Mudhoney

what the hex on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Plus +1 for Radiohead

Also, I recently discovered Mark Lanegan which is uplifting despite its melancholy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7JCndWHBRg

There's a disconnect between the video and the tune though, I reckon. Best to ignore the vid and hear the lyrics/music!

Pursued by a bear - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Peter Hammill's been there for me a few times when I needed someone to articulate what I couldn't express.

T.

Stichtplate on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to what the hex:

> Also, I recently discovered Mark Lanegan which is uplifting despite its melancholy.

Great voice. One of my favourite tracks fronting for QOTSA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2mybZ3KT2E

pasbury on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Spiritualized

Neil Young

PJ Harvey

Led Zep

Orbital

ben b - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Eels

Elbow

other bands beginning with E are available 

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I can eat 50 eggs on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

I am Kloot

The Beta Band

Here we go Magic

paul__in_sheffield - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Zeppelin and Soundgarden

Ice T, Bodycount, Dre, Snoop

Sepultura, Pantera, Korn

Stranglers, Damned and Dead Kennedys

see me through just about anything, even other people listening to Radiohead ;-(

what the hex on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to paul__in_sheffield:

There's accepting your melancholy or there's using as fuel for your indignation (I suspect you indulge in the latter judging by your playlist) there's a place for both approaches I believe

Tobes on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

At the drive in

Steely Dan

David Bowie

The Cure 

Zappa and Beefheart 

ring ouzel on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Yes

Genesis

Pink Floyd

Thunder

Yes (so important they needed to go in twice!)

MonkeyPuzzle - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Tool - easy to lose yourself in the song structures and different time signatures plus plenty of cathartic shouty bits.

Dark Dark Dark - beautiful melancholy tunes and Nona Marie Invie’s lovely deep voice.

Toots and the Maytals - musical Prozac. Can’t stay sad listening to Toots.

Portishead - you want sad? We’ll give you sad.

alanblyth - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Matchbox Twenty

Placebo

Michael Kiwanaku

Nirvana

 
Bobling - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Joy Division

The Cure

Aphex Twin 

Blue Straggler - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Helen Love
K McCarty (specifically her Daniel Johnston covers album)
Alessi's Ark
allo darlin


and to give it some balance both in terms of gender and in style and material, The Triffids and Two Gallants

Dave Garnett - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Nick Cave

Stichtplate on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

> Tool - easy to lose yourself in the song structures and different time signatures plus plenty of cathartic shouty bits.

If you're going through hard times surely Tool would tip you over the edge?

Unless you're just going for the Henry Rollins pep talk on Bottom?

 

Chris Harris - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ben b:

> Eels

> Elbow

> other bands beginning with E are available 

Elastic. 

MonkeyPuzzle - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to Stichtplate:

> If you're going through hard times surely Tool would tip you over the edge?

> Unless you're just going for the Henry Rollins pep talk on Bottom?

>

Ha! The early stuff is pretty bleak but from Aenima onwards I’d say some of it is pretty transcendental.

pasbury on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ben b:

Or just e.

Andy Hardy on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

The red hot chilli peppers. Not been the same since jelly roll Morton left though...

pasbury on 12 Jun 2018
Stichtplate on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

> Ha! The early stuff is pretty bleak but from Aenima onwards I’d say some of it is pretty transcendental.

A Perfect Circle recently released a new album. Not got round to it yet though.

Edit: unintended crap pun.

Post edited at 23:33
pasbury on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

The beasties gonna sort you out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naf5uJYGoiU

mag_to_grid - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Foo Fighters

Iron Maiden 

ACDC 

The Verve

Choice is mood dependant...

Blue Straggler - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Interesting gender bias on this thread. Aside from my female-heavy posting, plus others naming PJ Harvey and Portishead, and let's put Pixies in there too as Kim Deal was a key member, all these bands are very male (I don't know all line-ups, and I know Paz "new Kim Deal" Lenchantin was in A Perfect Circle)

I'm not really making any strong point here, it's just an observation

cb294 - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Hard times demand acoustic, folky stuff! So,

Bonnie Prince Billie

Willie Tea Taylor

Gillian Welch

Natalie Merchant

 

 

Danm79 - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Some good suggestions above, but I think Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is perfect if you need a melodramatic soundtrack to wallow to.

ian Ll-J - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to what the hex:

> There's accepting your melancholy or there's using as fuel for your indignation (I suspect you indulge in the latter judging by your playlist) there's a place for both approaches I believe

I think you're assumption is correct, it's amazing how musical tastes can be a reflection of our personalities....

Thanks for all the suggestions above, I'll check out the ones I'm not familiar with.


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