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"If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game

I like threads with constraints (the four words poetry challenge was a neat one), so here's another one!

Guidelines:

  • Top-level comments: Post a [band/artist/album/song] and nothing else.
  • Replies: "If you like [band/artist/album/song], you might also like [different band/artist/album/song]." Replies to replies take the parent comment's recommendation and use it as the prompt for a new recommendation.
  • If you'd like, hyperlink a song to help introduce the recommendee to the artist/album.
  • Don't add anything extra! Treat it like a blind date with new tunes. Plus, I'm going to make a follow-up thread (if this takes off) where we can do a retrospective and talk about any new music we've discovered from the recommendations.
  • Bonus points if your recommendation is in a different genre. That way, we might get a "telephone game"-like effect where we start off with a heavy metal band and end up with a synth pop band 5 comments deep.

Have fun!

56 comments

  1. [2]
    vivaria
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    Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

    Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

    4 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      If you like Sufjan Stevens - Illinois you might also like Cosmo Sheldrake - The Much Much How How and I. hidden old comment since I broke the rules so bad in my excitement... but still think...

      If you like Sufjan Stevens - Illinois you might also like Cosmo Sheldrake - The Much Much How How and I.

      hidden old comment since I broke the rules so bad in my excitement... but still think they're good recommendations. ;)

      💖 Sufjan and Indie/Art/Chamber Folk & Pop. I could easily recommend dozens of artists/albums that you might also like, but I will just list my current top 5 (in no particular order) for you, so as not to totally overwhelm. ;)

      Fleet Foxes - Self-titled album

      Ben Gibbard (pretty much everything he has ever done) but I especially love his live solo stuff, e.g. KEXP Full performance, NPR Tiny Desk concert, and bonus Death Cab For Cutie NPR Tiny Desk too.

      PHOX - Self-titled album... bonus NPR Tiny Desk concert

      The Family Crest - Beneath the Brine... bonus NPR Tiny Desk concert

      The Oh Hellos - Dear Wormwood... bonus NPR Tiny Desk concert (can you tell where I discover most of my music yet? ;)

      Alright, Top 6... because I would be remiss if I didn't mention Cosmo Sheldrake - The Much Much How How and I, which is currently my top favorite album. ;)

      p.s. Another bonus for ya... It's ancient and super low quality, but this is still my favorite live Sufjan vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tkiGvV_ek

      5 votes
  2. [4]
    Bauke
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    Fox Capture Plan - エイジアン・ダンサー (Asian Dancer)
    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Deimos
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      If you like Fox Capture Plan - Asian Dancer, you might also like jizue - W.

      If you like Fox Capture Plan - Asian Dancer, you might also like jizue - W.

      4 votes
  3. [3]
    Bauke
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    Demetori - 彼岸帰航 ~ View of The River Styx
    4 votes
  4. [5]
    clone1
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    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats Nest

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats Nest

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      boredop
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      Stonefield - Far From Earth
      4 votes
      1. [2]
        rosco
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        Sounds like you saw them open for King Gizz too!

        Sounds like you saw them open for King Gizz too!

        1 vote
        1. boredop
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          I didn't, although I heard about those shows. The one I saw was actually Stonefield opening for Frankie and the Witch Fingers.

          I didn't, although I heard about those shows. The one I saw was actually Stonefield opening for Frankie and the Witch Fingers.

    2. clone1
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      Vektor - Terminal Redux (Replying to myself but recently found this and it's great)

      Vektor - Terminal Redux
      (Replying to myself but recently found this and it's great)

      2 votes
  5. ruspaceni
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    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think. I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ...

    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think.

    I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ

    It's hypnogogic, glitchy, atmospheric, but also upbeat and has some interesting vocals-but-not-lyrics on some songs.

    I'll just be happy with a handful of artists that just have a single component like the vocals as an instrument bit, but i'm hoping this is its own genre.

    e: the spotify link

    3 votes
  6. [4]
    jgb
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    Spirit They've Vanished - Animal Collective N.B. The song not the whole album

    Spirit They've Vanished - Animal Collective
    N.B. The song not the whole album

    2 votes
  7. [3]
    Aerolfos
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    Teminite - Break Free

    Teminite - Break Free

    2 votes
  8. [4]
    zptc
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    Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?

    Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?

    1 vote
  9. [3]
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