View Full Version : Whos on your MP3 player?

11-09-2005, 08:49 PM
Just a topic starter. The first few on mine are:
Bloc Party
Readymade(from Canada, but I doubt anyone knows them)
L.E.S. Stitches
The Dickies
The Queers
99anger(Canada via Jeju island)

11-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Yeah, the first "topic starter" question not submitted by me at KOTR! :D:D:D

I'm thinking about geting the Nano next month for the long, cold winter in the gym but for now no mp3 player. If i had an mp3 player it would be loaded with:
NPR Podcasts (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php)
Immortal Technique (http://www.viperrecords.com/imtech/bio.shtml)
Blackalicious (http://www.blackalicious.com/)
Neil Young (http://www.neilyoung.com/)
Leftover Salmon (http://www.leftoversalmon.net/com/)
String Cheese Incident (http://www.stringcheeseincident.com/)
And 500 other songs from various artists


11-10-2005, 05:12 PM
lets see...
primus and other les, beasties, and janes addiction for my pumped moods
bela fleck, split lip rayfield, grizzly, leftover salmon, and bingo for my hillbilly moods
jack johnson, john hiatt, billy bragg, al green, and mark knopfler for the mellow moods
rusted root, dead, and dylan for my hippy moods
culture, scratch, burning spear, abysinnians, pablo moses, and israel vibrations for the irie moods

eric, a coworker just got the nano and it's pretty slick. definitely more bang for the buck than the mini, but you should check on the battery life before deciding (i've heard mixed reviews).

11-10-2005, 09:04 PM
i love this thread. now i can get some more ideas for music! keep them coming.

ricardo, thanks. i'll look into it.

11-11-2005, 12:14 AM
ratatat, chemical brothers, modest mouse, death cab for cutie, built to spill, jack johnson, the shins, spoon, slowcoaster (kickass band from nova scotia), the arcade fire, franz ferdinand, gorillaz, kings of leon, pinback, weezer, wintersleep, frou frou and man this could keep going on.

anyone interested in that neverending search for new music, here is one of the most valuable resources i've yet come across. just enter three bands you like and get a list of nine or so bands that you will probably also dig.



11-11-2005, 04:02 PM
Well http://gnoosic.com didnt do squat for me. It only brought up a soundtrack to an old movie. If anyone is interested in a great shoegazer band from somewhere in Canada http://www.readymade-yvr.com/ I like them, oh also if you would like the best free internet radio outthere you should check out http://www.live365.com they literaly have everytype of music known to man best of all its free.

11-11-2005, 08:18 PM
i really don't like the band gnoosic brought up, but nailed 7:10 of the 'related' bands. i'll have to check out the other 30%!
i gotta ask...wtf is a 'shoegazer band'?

11-12-2005, 11:54 AM
social distortion
mike ness
rocky votolato
johnny cash
hot water music
jets to brazil
it's not not
primal scream

11-12-2005, 12:13 PM
now thats a good list

11-12-2005, 12:21 PM
shoegazer is a type of music that has slow whispery vocals, disturbingly loud guitar, kinda dreamy, like of the Cure and the Ramones met maybe. Check out the link in the previous thread about readymade. It will give you a good idea. Its great sex music, if youre into that kind of thing HA

11-15-2005, 12:21 PM
you had me at The Cure...i was a fanatic back in the 80's. good clips (readymade)...thanks!!

12-16-2005, 08:28 AM
Our institute gave us all MP3 players for Christmas, so last night I entered the information age with my first download--Timmy Oneil interviewing Steve House at the Banff Mountain Film Festival (Pod Climber (http://www.podclimber.com/)). Out of control.

So I need beta on good music downloading sites. I've read about CNET (http://music.download.com/), iTunes (http://www.itunes.com), eMusic (http://www.emusic.com), and MP3.com (http://www.mp3.com), but what site(s) are you really using?

12-16-2005, 11:12 AM
morpheus is decent for downloading individual songs, but by using a bit torrent site like bit comet, you can download whole albums or entire discographies fairly quickly.

12-16-2005, 01:17 PM
shoegazer: it's interesting that you say, "now thats a good list."

when most people talk about good or bad music, they're usually talking about music they like or dislike. that's hardly objective. by calling music you like, good, and music you don't, bad, you're making an objective claim about something that's really subjective to your own likes and dislikes. this may sound nitpiccky, but i often have this argument with people who are fanatical about the music they love and often moreso with the music they hate. now i consider myself to have a fairly ecclectic taste in music. i can listen to sepultura one minute and the cranberries the next. give me chopin and bloc party on the same playlist and i'm a happy camper. still, there is music i dislike. music which i have been known to label, "crap." but i've become very conscious about labeling music based on my own opinion. there is a lot of music out there and generally most people dig whatever resonates with them personally. that doesn't make a particular style of music or a particular band good or bad. it just makes it music. i think it's more important to find music that strikes a chord with you, not something that you've bought into because it's in vogue.

okay. enough with the ranting. i want to say, nevermind what i said about gnoosic. sometimes it's useful. more often it's less than so. i have, however, found a new source which should be a little better recieved. www.pandora.com (http://www.pandora.com) is a radio-esqu website that you program yourself. the makers of this program, which runs in your browser window via flash technology, have constructed a music genome in which they've categorized songs (not bands) with various genomes based on rhthym, vocals, tempo, etc. when you program in some songs or bands that you like, it will search out songs with similar genomes and play them in your own personalized radio station with streaming mp3. it's free to join, though you will have to sign up. trust me... it's worth it. every now and then you'll get songs you don't like, but you can tell your station not to play it with the click of your mouse. the more you listen and the more feedback you give your station, the more streamlined and listenable it becomes. hello coolness.


12-16-2005, 04:55 PM
Well seems like everyone else has shaken out their musical laundry, so I may as well hitch my list onto the bandwagon...like said before I'm a bit trad, so I'm still using a CD player (anyone got favourite cool music download sites(preferably free) they wanna post?).
If you're unaquainted with these, fret not, you're normal..I'm an Aussie, so my tastes are Antipodean. Check out www.ozmusic-central.com.au if you might be interested in seeing what's happening down under, also www.whammo.com.au (though this last site may still be closed it's a gem!)
Midnight Oil (Greenie-socio-political articulate prog-rock)
H-Block 101 (Think late 80's raw punk before bratty kids with skateboards and mum's stitched on "Anarchy" fashion patches)
The Porkers (Aussie beer ska)
The D4 (Kiwi hard rockers)
The Datsuns (AC/DC-esque lads)
Kim Gwang Seok (Korean folk-balladeer with parallels to Kurt Cobains life)
Xu Wei (Chinese indie rock with hints of Smashing pumpkins, original and cool)
Operation Ivy (Since tranformed to Rancid)

And a bloody heap more. Get into all and any music, like climbing it's just right.

12-16-2005, 08:15 PM
Check out:
Flaming Lips
Old 97's
The Motet
The Faint
Widespread Panic(southern rock)
Del the Funky Homosapien
If you like reggae check out these:
Anthony B, Sizzla, I-Wayne, Junior Kelly, Jah Cure, Warrior King, Buju Banton, Yellow Man, if you want more PM me.

12-16-2005, 08:56 PM
I'm a fan of LimeWire (http://www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml) for all of my copyright infringement needs.

Also, don't forget the bluegrass:
Doc Watson
Del McCoury
Sam Bush Band
Bela Fleck
Ricky Scaggs
Gillian Welch
Allison Krauss
Nickel Creek

12-17-2005, 02:53 AM
let's see...

Elliott Smith, full catalog
Jeff Buckley, full catalog
Pearl Jam, full catalog
Bad Religion
Fionna Apple
Dave Matthews Band (I hate to admit it)
Bob Dylan
Ben Harper
and too much more to go into....gotta love music...

12-20-2005, 09:07 AM
What's wrong with me??? I'm not even in Korea anymore, and I keep coming back to this damned forum! Oh, but I couldn't resist this thread...one more thing...Punchy...I think I'm in love with you!!!

Music I cannot live without....

Snow Patrol
The Strokes
Deathcab for Cutie
Modest Mouse
Postal Service
The Shins
Dashboard Confessional
Franz Ferdinand
The Killers
Zero 7

12-20-2005, 11:05 PM
Punchy> I was in no way downing on someones musical tastes, I was merely saying that I liked that list. Like Peaches list, I dig alot of those bands, except for REM and WIlco but I dont care if she likes them. Anyways thanx fer your imput. Take care.

04-12-2006, 01:40 AM
dj paul nice
massive attack
Jah Warrior
Warrior King
Prezident Brown
Nightmares on Wax
DJ Hitek
Dj Grande :P
DJ Cam
Mad Professor
Phillip Glass
variousness from oseao.com
audio 1 featured on blentwell.com
Andy C
Tech Itch

04-19-2006, 07:02 PM
Hawthorne Heights
Smile Empty Soul
System of a Down
Trust Company
Sum 41
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Just to name a few......I'm into music

06-08-2006, 07:10 AM
I am a drummer and there is not much i don't like (EVERY style)! so here is a shortened list of stuff i dig. Moneen(these guys are candadian i believe), emery, taking back sunday, incubus, foo fighters, underoath, atreyu, tool, dream theater, liquid tension, andy timmons, oysterhead (les claypool trey anastasio and stewart copeland), saves the day, less than jake, nofx, operation ivy, matisyahu, chick corea(especially chick corea's elektric band), dave weckl, arturo sandavol, Paquito D'Rivera, gordon goodwins big phat band, o'jays, james brown, tower of power, marcus miller, klesmatics, nina simone, deiselboy, and i have to go to work now! i was just getting started too...

07-21-2006, 11:59 PM

For hip hop I would suggest Knaan. He's a Canadian-Somalian who spits so sick he's sick. ;)

For the best Canadian indie, I suggest The Weakerthans. They rock.

A pretty cool tune is Bump, by Spank Rock.

Anyways, rock on.