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    1. I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really! Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts;...

      I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really!

      Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts; lately I've been getting in Berlin's indigenous techno scene and found myself with lots of remarkable material to listen to.

      Here are a few spotlights of mine:

      • A particularly good DJ session of Dirty Doering. His music is what's really pushed me to dip my toes into the techno scene; went to few of his nights and never regretted it so far.
      • Songs such as Le Temps de la RentrĂ©e by France Gall, La Mer specifically sung by Julio Iglesias and Champs Elysees by Joe Dassin are some of my go tos when I'm cooking something.
      • HaifischNikez Allstar is a really good trashy song, pleasant in its own way in my opinion. Watch it as there's a jumpscare at the beginning of the video.
      • Any song by Caparezza. I won't link a specific one cause they're not exactly "melodic", moreso they are extremely clever in the wordplays he makes in each and every one. If i had to suggest an album of his I'd go for Museica.
      • Heard a number of catchy tunes while visiting Israel but ended up not knowing any specific title cause while there my phone died...

      edit: pointed out jumpscare

      18 votes
    2. Hey all. I've been listening to the Eagles for a while and love their stuff (born a couple of decades too late to really appreciate them though). I do enjoy the newer styles of rock (ethereal(?)),...

      Hey all. I've been listening to the Eagles for a while and love their stuff (born a couple of decades too late to really appreciate them though). I do enjoy the newer styles of rock (ethereal(?)), but I'm looking for a new-ish band that sticks to the old guitar/drums/etc of classic/country rock. Any recommendations for me?

      7 votes
    3. Synthwave

      In a bit of a synthwave haze at the moment and craving some more, does anyone have any good artists? Current list: Fm84 Gunship Freeweights September87 Timecop1983 Dance with the dead Lebrock...

      In a bit of a synthwave haze at the moment and craving some more, does anyone have any good artists?

      Current list:

      Fm84
      Gunship
      Freeweights
      September87
      Timecop1983
      Dance with the dead
      Lebrock
      Scandroid
      Droid Bishop
      Turbo Knight
      Neon nox
      GOST
      Pertubator
      0edit
      Dav Dralleon
      Dynatron
      Power Glove
      Lazerhawk
      Magic Sword
      Starcadian

      14 votes
    4. Greatness is tough enough, but consistent greatness is nigh impossible. I'm curious as to who are some musicians/bands out there that have always delivered and never stumbled, putting out great...

      Greatness is tough enough, but consistent greatness is nigh impossible. I'm curious as to who are some musicians/bands out there that have always delivered and never stumbled, putting out great release after great release for their entire careers. It doesn't mean they've never had a bad song or a gaffe or anything like that--just that their main releases have been solid from start to finish.

      14 votes
    5. It's neat that Rap/Hip-Hop is having a renaissance of sorts. However, I don't really like any of it. In an industry that claims rock is dying (or at least has been for several years), what rock...

      It's neat that Rap/Hip-Hop is having a renaissance of sorts. However, I don't really like any of it. In an industry that claims rock is dying (or at least has been for several years), what rock bands have been killing it, spinning it in a new direction, or paying inspired and original homages to their rock forefathers?

      14 votes
    6. I miss music blogs. I mostly used them for piracy in the past but plenty of them (pirate and non-pirate) have been great sources for curated lists of new good music. I'd like to add some more...

      I miss music blogs. I mostly used them for piracy in the past but plenty of them (pirate and non-pirate) have been great sources for curated lists of new good music. I'd like to add some more variety to my music discovery methods for this new year, so what blogs do you still follow / respect?

      Some previous semi-related threads that might be of interest:

      How do you discover music?

      How do you keep up with new music?

      Music Blogs & Mini Station Rant

      6 votes
    7. I'm not going through anything bad right now, I just feel like listening to some ugly-cry type of breakup albums. My picks: Sharon Van Etten: Are We There Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago Beck: Sea...

      I'm not going through anything bad right now, I just feel like listening to some ugly-cry type of breakup albums.

      My picks:

      9 votes