The NEW Official indie/alternative music thread

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  1. Willpépé

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    Yeah in looking old Band of Horses used to be my shit. I’ll give it a spin occasionally. Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, animal collective has a few good tunes and I forgot completely about Arcade Fire as well.

    Question is, who really has the staying power for you? That’s where it gets difficult for me and kind of the last Beck album question. Anything I mentioned has a line of demarcation for me. Band of horses, arcade fire and Incubus in particular. I could not even sit through 3 songs on anything of theirs after ACLOTM, suburbs (reflekter was okay but I’m never going to throw that on) and infinite arms.

    i guess to clarify a band or group you like(d) that spanned both decades.
     
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  2. PeterGriffin

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    I was going to say Belle & Sebastian but I stopped paying attention to their releases after Life Pursuit in 2006, wow. I do still like and listen to old and new Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem (does that count? with the long hiatus, feels like cheating), The National, agree on Radiohead, Vampire Weekend's first was in 2008 so that barely counts. I tried giving new Wolf Parade a chance, doesn't really click like it used to.

    That's all that stands out of discovered-in-00's-and-still-active and new-stuff-still-enjoyable from my library.
     
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  3. Cornelius Suttree

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    My Morning Jacket. I didn't like The Waterfall or Circuital but I still listen to their old stuff

    Yo La Tengo?
     
  4. Shiggityshwo

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    Off the top of my head, the acts/albums from the 2000's that I still listen to were all discovered more recently. Honestly though with how much easily accessible good music comes out now I find myself often ignoring things that are only like a year or two old.
     
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  5. Willpépé

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    Good calls! Completely overlooked MMJ. Loved the last album too and it was/is my vacation jam. They’re a seasonal band for me.

    I never got into Vampire at all they’re like TV on the Radio, do absolutely nothing for me.
     
  6. hipsterjoe

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    Once I’m back at my place I’m gonna go through all my old music from my radio days
     
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  7. Shiggityshwo

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    Portugal. The Man's first 3 albums are probably the best examples of music from that decade that have stuck with me since their release, outside of my obvious love of course, but even those have been shelved quite a bit the last few years
     
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  8. TC

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    2000s stuff I still fw

    Radiohead
    Modest Mouse
    The Strokes
    Tool/A Perfect Circle
    Wilco
    Death Cab/Postal Service
    Phoenix
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Flaming Lips
    My Morning Jacket
    Fleet Foxes
    Daft Punk
    Pearl Jam
    Incubus
    John Mayer
    The Shins
    Minus the Bear
    Iron and Wine
    Bloc Party
    Between the Buried and Me
    Silversun Pickups
    Crystal Castles
    Cloud Nothings
     
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  9. Willpépé

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    This one is good. I think Pecknold is someone I will always like anything he does. Voice genre style will never get old just an insanely talented dude.
     
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  10. Ray McKigney

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    Recently listened to Z for the first time in a long while. Really held up for me.
     
  11. Degausser

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    If I'm listening to old MMJ, I'm probably playing Okonokos. Every song on it is better than the original studio version imo.
     
  12. Shiggityshwo

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    Also to be clear there are still plenty of acts/albums from the 2000's that I still enjoy to this day, I just don't bust them out very often
     
  13. Tex

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    I bust out PtM, MMJ, Manchester Orchestra, Death Cab etc.
     
  14. ashy larry

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    sufjan was the 2000s for me

    was in 5th grade when y2k hit so there was plenty of regrettable shit mixed in too
     
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  15. Shiggityshwo

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    I cannot tell a lie, recent discussions have me "busting out" Waiter: "You Vultures!" at the moment

    feels kind of nice, to be perfectly frank, which is not even close to my name to be honest
     
  16. Cornelius Suttree

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    gosh the new Angel Olsen album might be the best thing she's ever done....and she's got an outstanding catalog to her credit :ohgosh:

    feels like it should be the soundtrack to some epic crime noir movie
     
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  17. hipsterjoe

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    her voice is so sultry I love it. I wish lana del ray would learn to be good at music because she has the same vocal qualities to make this type of sound
     
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  18. ashy larry

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    those strings

    she has a stripped down version coming out soon apparently too. interested to hear the contrast
     
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  19. Shiggityshwo

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    sounds like something I'd dig, will check out
     
  20. hipsterjoe

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  21. Schadenfred

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    I Think I'm Going To Hell is searing fire. Probably a top 3 track (along with Strangulation and... ?), and I'm not usually one to hype live recordings.

    That being said, early MMJ is best MMJ. Give me that silo sound drenched in reverb. At Dawn is my favorite, with It Still Moves right behind it.
     
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  22. Schadenfred

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    +1 for 2000s Grizzly Bear.
     
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  23. hipsterjoe

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    Okonokos is a top 5 live album of all time
     
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  24. Cornelius Suttree

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    At Dawn can get me super emotional. So many memories sitting around a fire or a poker table late at night listening to that album

    Lowdown
    The Way that He Sings
    Death is the Easy Way
    Phone Went West

    all likely to induce tears under the right settings (like maybe you just watched Indiana get eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in 2OT lol)
     
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  25. Schadenfred

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    For me, the 2000s were...

    MMJ
    Neko Case
    Nina Nastastia (!!!)
    Andrew Bird
    Elbow
    Sufjan Stevens
    Joanna Newsom
    The Decemberists
    The Shins
    Midlake
    Fleet Foxes
    Sigur Ros
    Songs: Ohia
    The Flaming Lips

    edit: I should add Nick Drake, though he passed away in the early 70s. I found him in the iconic VW commercial that started airing in late 1999. Nick Drake dominated my 2000s and opened me up to new strains of music that detached from standard "adult contemporary," much in the way that discovering The Cowboy Junkies did a few years before. He'll forever be my all-time favorite artist.

     
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  26. Schadenfred

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    Not sure if At Dawn is one of my so-called perfect albums, but it's close. Every song is great. Very much an intimate album.
     
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  27. hipsterjoe

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    you guys are getting me fired up af to open my iTunes and go through my old radio playlists
     
  28. Cornelius Suttree

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    MMJ studio albums ranked IMO:

    Z
    It Still Moves
    At Dawn
    Evil Urges

    The Tennessee Fire

    Circuital
    The Waterfall

    that top four is elite AF. They got played an awful lot throughout HS and college
     
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  29. Shiggityshwo

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    new Algiers album out January 17th :badger:
     
  30. mointegra90

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    Speaking of MMJ, I thought Jim James’ 2016 album was brilliant. I listen to it all the time



     
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  31. Cornelius Suttree

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    had this waiting in the mail for me today, so thanks to this thread for the heads up it existed

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  32. Shiggityshwo

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    never heard of Hot Snakes, but this is nice, reminds me of The Men's early work

    Checkmate

     
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  33. Cornelius Suttree

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  34. hipsterjoe

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  35. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    That’s nice
     
  36. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Oh man, dig into the back catalogue. Hot Snakes were great in their first incarnation and haven't lost a step since.

    Hot snakes / Des demonas was among the best tours of the year.
     
  37. Cornelius Suttree

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    Tame Impala - Posthumous Forgiveness

     
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  38. Degausser

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    Easily the best of the singles so far
     
  39. Degausser

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    Was it ugafish years ago that said he wanted some sweet guitar with his Leon Bridges?
     
  40. Cornelius Suttree

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    Hinds - Riding Solo

     
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  42. TC

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    Anybody do a collaborative Spotify playlist with friends? Thought this was a cool idea
    These Friends’ Collaborative Playlist Has Strict, Elaborate Rules
    Every week, The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship.

    This week, she talks with three students who have an elaborate system of collaborative Spotify playlists that they’ve been updating weekly for five years. They discuss how the playlists kept them close through the transition from high school to college and how they’ve shaped one another’s musical tastes, and they share their “certified” playlist—the songs all three of them agree on—which currently clocks in at more than 1,500 songs and 92 hours of music.

    The Friends:
    Sonny de Nocker, 20, a student at Chapman University studying screenwriting

    Jeremy Marsh, 21, a graduate student at George Washington University studying political management

    Ryan Town, 22, a student at the University of South Carolina studying real estate and marketing

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    From left to right: Ryan Town, Sonny de Nocker, and Jeremy Marsh posing for a picture before their senior prom (Courtesy of Jeremy Marsh)

    Julie Beck: How did you meet and become close?

    Ryan Town: We all went to the same middle school. Jeremy and I, we met playing basketball in sixth grade. Sonny joined the drama production in eighth grade and that’s where we all became friends.

    Sonny de Nocker: Our friendship continued to expand in high school. We started playing Grand Theft Auto V together, which was, as strange as it sounds, the thing that brought us together most of all. We would get online and talk to each other the whole time. It really strengthened our friendship.

    Beck: Was music a big part of your friendship from the start?

    Jeremy Marsh: We talk music, movies, and TV a lot. At some point, we figured out that we all have similar taste in music, and that was the start of the idea to create this playlist.

    Sonny: What made this playlist work was that we all have very old taste in music. We still like modern stuff, but we all have a wide range of music that we like.

    Ryan: My music taste is a lot of classic rock, mainly, and Jeremy and Sonny are the same way, too. But when we made the playlist, I started bringing in stuff that I listened to with my mom when I was a kid, like jazz, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. That was something that I wanted to share.

    Jeremy: I grew up listening to the radio in the car with my dad, and it was always the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s channel. At a young age, I knew all the words to “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by Billy Joel.

    Beck: That’s quite a feat.

    Jeremy: It doesn’t do well at parties, unfortunately. People don’t appreciate it.

    As this playlist has grown, we’ve expanded beyond classic rock. There’s a lot of rap now. We’re not big on country, though I think that’s changing slowly over time. We’re becoming more open to it.

    Beck: How did the playlist start? Was it always as elaborate a system as it is right now?

    Ryan: I had a Spotify account [first]. Then Jeremy and Sonny both got it. That was sophomore year of high school. That same week, I made the weekly playlist, where the intention was, we would each put in 10 songs a week that we were enjoying. At the end of that first week, we decided to put the songs that we all unanimously liked into a further playlist. It was very simple at first.

    Beck: Can you explain how the playlist system works now?

    Sonny: Every week, each of us puts 10 songs into a playlist called “The Weekly Playlist.” We’ll listen to the songs and just get a sense of what we think of them. After that week has passed, we vote on the songs. Usually it’s over a call, but sometimes it’s over a Google doc if we don’t have the time. The person who put the song will ask, “What do you guys think of this song?” Then the other two people will vote either yes or no. If both people vote yes, that means that it has three yeses and it goes into “The Triple Entente Certified Playlist.” Then we repeat the process.

    There’s also a third tier. Every once in a while, we’ll do a vote on “The Triple Entente Certified Playlist” to try to decide what the very best songs are. That’s a very long process. We’re very selective with those. So that results in a very small playlist of under 200 songs. That’s “The Best Of” playlist.

    Ryan: For “The Best Of,” a song from the certified also has to have three yeses. So it basically has to receive six total votes to end up in that playlist.

    Beck: The certified playlist is called “The Triple Entente.” Can you explain the origins of that?

    Jeremy: At the time of its founding, we were all taking world history. The Triple Entente was the World War I alliance [among Britain, France, and Russia], which must have been what we were studying at the time. There were three components to it and there were three of us. Now that’s not only the name for the playlist, but our friends know us by that name as well.

    It also spawned a whole thing where various group chats involving us and others also have taken on historical names, in our wider group of friends.

    Ryan: We have the League of Nations, the United Nations, the Allied Powers—there are a bunch of names like that.

    Beck: What was the very first song to be certified?

    Ryan: It was my idea to do the weekly, and I threw in “25 or 6 to 4,” by Chicago, which my dad had on a CD and I’d just rediscovered it at the time. So I threw that in first.

    Beck: What’s the most recent song to be certified?

    Jeremy: It looks like ... oh God. The most recent song is actually by Harry Styles. “Kiwi,” it’s called. I think that was Ryan’s from the previous week. That really goes to show you how far our music taste has evolved.


    The second most recent is “Wagon Wheel,” by Darius Rucker, which is also not stereotypical of the overall music in the playlist.

    From left to right: Sonny, Jeremy, and Ryan at a South Carolina football game (Courtesy of Jeremy Marsh)
    Sonny: The way the playlist is designed also leads us to find new stuff, because we obviously can’t put the same stuff in. Once it’s in, it’s in. So as a result, we are forced to broaden our interests. That’s the best part.

    Ryan: I’ve definitely had my music horizons broadened by stuff that’s been added into the playlist. Sonny, a while back, added a song by Robert Johnson, who a lot of classic-rock guitarists consider to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Hearing a song by him led me down a path where I looked more into his music, then ended up learning about other artists, and then I ended up taking a class about American music in college and I learned more about music through that. So one song added into the playlist can have an effect on the classes that I take or the music that I’m listening to.


    Beck: Were there ever any big fights? What’s the most controversial song in playlist history?

    Jeremy: That would be “Empire State of Mind.” Sonny and I have enjoyed it for a long time. Would you guys agree, that’s probably the biggest feud?

    Ryan: There have been so many songs that people have been trying to put in that somebody is very stubborn about not letting in. I think I’m probably the most stubborn. There’s this song from the score of Once Upon a Time in the West that I keep trying to put in and Jeremy is a no on. There’s a rap song called “Ray Charles” that Sonny puts in that I’m a no on. There are a bunch. It gets kind of brutal.

    who has played tag forever. I think that will be us in 30 years; we’ll just be doing this playlist and checking in on each other.

    Beck: What will you do if Spotify doesn’t exist in 30 years?

    Ryan: Well, that is our deepest fear that you have brought up! We probably should make a backup just in case. We just made a whole Excel sheet of songs, so there is a record. I think we have options, but it is one of those things that we don’t have a set plan for.


    Jeremy: When we first went off to college, there was some hesitation on figuring out how we were going to do this. Eventually we settled into this routine of not strictly being on a week-by-week schedule but just checking in. Do you think you guys are ready to do it? Have you listened enough? On my end, it became something that my roommates kind of got in on it, too; they were interested in it.

    Beck: You have grown up in an era where music consumption is, for the most part, pretty private and pretty personalized. You don’t have to listen to the radio to hear new music; Spotify will give you recommendations. Everyone listens on headphones, so we’re all having our own sonic environment most of the time, rather than sharing music with other people around. Your playlist strikes me as a way of bringing that community or shared experience into the new way that we listen to music.

    [email protected] and tell us a bit about what makes the friendship unique.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/family/...ative-playlist-keeps-friends-together/602776/
     

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  43. Cornelius Suttree

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    New Caribou out in late February

    Single called You and I below

     
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  44. Cornelius Suttree

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  45. Irush

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    I never know half the shit GvB mentions on their lists

    it’s like P4K for people who still collect cassettes
     
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  46. hipsterjoe

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    Pitchfork got even worse. It’s all mainstream shit now
     
  47. Lifeiskilingme79

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    They have a show on SiriusXMU and it's pretty bizarre. It doesn't really fit the format of the station very well.
     
  48. kezarmyaj

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    Im a gvsb fanboy, its about the only music site/blog I follow regularly these days.
     
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  49. Cornelius Suttree

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    Grimey's is the best record store in Nashville. They've been putting out their staff picks each year and I generally align with them more than most lists I'll see. They're good people

    https://www.grimeys.com/staff-picks