Bands You Want to Like More than You Actually Do

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  1. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    There are probably certain bands/artists that you recognize as producing quality music, and yet for whatever reason, you can't seem to get into them as much as you feel like you should. For whatever reason, you really WANT to like their music more, but it just doesn't strike a chord with you.

    What are some bands that fall into this category for you? Here is a short list off the top of my head:

    Radiohead
    The Replacements
    Sigur Ros
    Bad Brains
    Belle & Sebastian
    The Beatles
     
  2. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    With the caveat that I may very well get into these in the future as I continue going back to their albums:

    My Bloody Valentine
    Pavement
    LCD Soundsystem/Justice/electronic bands like that
    Portishead
     
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    grundletaint Senior member

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    radiohead
    sigur ros
    wilco
    my morning jacket
    arcade fire
    iron and wine
    vampire weekend

    all bands most of my friends really love and make me feel stupid for not liking.
     
  4. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    I wonder how many times Sigur Ros is going to pop up in this thread. Also, for those who have listed/will list Radiohead, is it their entire body of work or just there more electronic-influenced stuff from Kid A on? I wouldn't think The Bends is that hard to get. [​IMG]
     
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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I wonder how many times Sigur Ros is going to pop up in this thread. Also, for those who have listed/will list Radiohead, is it their entire body of work or just there more electronic-influenced stuff from Kid A on? I wouldn't think The Bends is that hard to get. [​IMG]

    Seconded. Even OK Computer is pretty easy to get.

    My list would be:

    - Post-KidA Radiohead
    - Animal Collective (they REALLY grate on me, but a lot of my friends with good taste love them)
     
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    I guess I am weird but Kid A is the only Radiohead album that I own and actually find interesting. [​IMG] The others (mostly older ones) I borrowed and just felt bored by them. Amnesiac and onwards doesn't really click with me either, despite that one actually being from the same recording session.
     
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    I guess I am weird but Kid A is the only Radiohead album that I own and actually find interesting. [​IMG] The others (mostly older ones) I borrowed and just felt bored by them. Amnesiac and onwards doesn't really click with me either, despite that one actually being from the same recording session.

    +1

    I'm treading lightly here as not to disturb Radiohead fanboys.
     
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    I have never been able to see the alleged genius involved in either The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.
     
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    Coldplay
    The Beatles (I'm so glad someone said it)
    Yellow Card
    The Killers
     
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    I have never been able to see the alleged genius involved in either The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.

    +1 i never did either
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Post-OK Computer Radiohead
    Sigur Ros (who's that BTW?)
    Belle and Sebastian (another ?)
    Steve Miller Band
    Jimmy Buffett and the 12 songs he plays at every concert.
    Spice Girls
    Queen
    Post-Eliminator ZZ Top
     
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    Post-OK Computer Radiohead
    Sigur Ros (who's that BTW?)
    Belle and Sebastian (another ?)
    Steve Miller Band
    Jimmy Buffett and the 12 songs he plays at every concert.
    Spice Girls
    Queen
    Post-Eliminator ZZ Top


    You want to like Jimmy Buffett and the Spice Girls more? [​IMG]
     
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    sonick Senior member

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    radiohead sigur ros wilco my morning jacket arcade fire iron and wine vampire weekend all bands most of my friends really love and make me feel stupid for not liking.
    Your friends are all hipster douchebags.
     
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    WE350B Well-Known Member

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    + on Sigur Ros, Rolling Stones, Belle and Sebastian

    Over the Rhine, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Flaming Lips, Prince, Devendra Barnhart

    -the flipside is in these similar styles, I do like the Beatles (well, you gotta grow up with it, I guess), Nick Drake, Innocence Mission, Massive Attack, M. Ward, Zero7.
     
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    +1 on LCD Soundsystem Flaming Lips Wilco Interpol Grateful Dead Edit: Right, I forgot about Prince. I respect the hell out of him...I just don't listen to him.
     

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