Tuesday, March 21, 2006

In desperate need of new iPod music!


There's no other way to say it. I love my iPod. But, I'm getting really bored with my music. I only have something like 1300 songs, and room for another 6200. What I don't have is any idea what new music is out there that I'll like. Work takes up most of my time, and I'm really out of the loop as far as cool bands go. I'm looking for suggestions. Help! To give you an idea of what kind of music I like, I'll list a few bands/genres.

Quite possibly my favorite band of all time is Radiohead. Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends. I love it all. Thom Yorke is brilliant. I read today that he was going to meet Tony Blair regarding environmental issues, but backed out because he said Blair's "spin doctors" made him sick. Love it. I'm getting off track. I also love Beck, Gorillaz, Coldplay (although they are starting to sound kind of whiny/generic), Bright Eyes, Eliot Smith, Flaming Lips, and Kevin Shields. I also have this incredible attraction to the genre called "Shoegazers". It's basically early 1990s British dreampop. Ethereal, esoteric, etc. Slowdive, Ride, Verve, My Bloody Valentine, London Suede. Great stuff.

If someone (although I actually don't think anyone reads this blog) has any suggestions after seeing my taste in music, I can't tell you how appreciative I'd be!

9 Comments:

At 2:01 AM, Blogger karibu said...

you have readers :)try this kind of music: http://karibu.blogspot.com/2006/03/disparition-of-great-african-musician.html

great music but completely different from the bands you've mentioned

karibu

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Wheels said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out.

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger FM said...

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At 12:11 PM, Blogger FM said...

Aside from what you listed, I like: Rufus Wainwright, Von Bondies, The Killers, The Strokes, Kashmir, French Kicks, Fiona Apple, Beth Orton, Morrissey, Waylon Jennings, Neil Young. A good way to explore new bands is: http://www.pandora.com

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Wheels said...

fm,

Solid recommendation! Pandora is a fantastic resource.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Moe said...

www.pandora.com

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger angie said...

How about the Arctic Monkeys? I love "when the sun goes down"... But you probably have that already=

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Wheels said...

I actually haven't heard that. I'll give it a go! Thanks.

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is the best new band I've heard in awhile. And a new Built To Spill album came out Tuesday, but I haven't gotten it yet.

 

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