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    [Music] I have terrible taste in music and I'm looking for recommendations.

    Confession time:

    I have terrible taste in music. I am the unapologetic anti-hipster of the world.

    I have loved music from Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Yellowcard, Blink-182, etc, since I was 11 years old. More than a dozen years later and I still love it. I've ventured out of my "musical comfort zone" quite a bit, but when it comes down to it that pop-punk (and to a lesser extent numetal) sound is where my heart lies.

    Problem is, post-high school I've been pretty out of the loop musically. After moving out of the Phoenix area I lost touch with my favorite radio station and my ability to discover new music took a dive bomb. For some reason, I've never been able to adapt to discovering music online. While listening to Pandora or Spotify I generally stick pretty close to the music that I already know that I enjoy.

    So, that being said, I'm looking for recommendations of more recent music in that same (arguably sh!t-tastic) pop punk vein. Here's a link to my Last.FM profile so you can get a better idea of the sort of stuff I already listen to.

    Thanks much for any help that I can get!

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    when anyone asks about music my reply is always the same

    Apocalyptica. You cannot for wrong with Finnish Cello metal
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    Pitchfork. I know you said you are unapologetic in your anti hipster leanings and Pitchfork is pretty damn hipster but they review and discuss a lot of different types of music.

    www.pitchfork.com

    Take a look at the staff lists for best albums by decade. Tons of stuff to keep you busy.

    Also check out http://mu-core.blogspot.com/

    yes I know it's 4chan related, but damn so many lists devided by category and and flow charts to help you get into different groups.
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    I'll not be able to suggest anything, I apologize. I wish I could be more helpful but, what I listen to is far and away from what you appear to be interested in, lol.

    I could suggest a lot of great death/power/melodic death metal bands, but thats about it....
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    Depends on social setting too and what your friends are into and where you go/what you do.

    I'm 19, I'm younger than you and a student. I unapologetically enjoy Yellowcard as well. Alice Cooper also goes down well, 2 songs by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (Around the Bend and Golden Age) seem to be taken well as they're on the Heineken beer adverts I think and are a kinda synthy pop thing. Chris Cornell is good, he's the guy who sang the theme for Casino Royale. If you want to go back in time a bit check out Elvis Costello. For some more club noise try The Qemists or Knife Party. The Hives are a great band as well for a garage rock sound. Some David Bowie is never sneered on.

    You should try and lean less towards entire artists and aim for individual songs and go from there. There's a few absolutely brilliant songs by Scissor Sisters for example but I'd never buy their album. Same with Enter Shikari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    Also check out http://mu-core.blogspot.com/

    yes I know it's 4chan related, but damn so many lists devided by category and and flow charts to help you get into different groups.


    if you want to branch out, start with their general chart. It'll keep you busy for a long time, start noting down which albums you like and which ones you don't. Once you've done half of them, it'd be fairly easy to gauge what kind of music draws your interest. Go from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by MerinPally View Post
    You should try and lean less towards entire artists and aim for individual songs and go from there.
    Once you go out of the music marketed towards young teenagers, you will find that the artists actually do put some thought into what songs go on their albums, and in what order. You should listen to albums the way the artist intended you to, you wouldn't skip chapters in a book just because you didn't like them, right?

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    The /mu/ general chart is fantastic for "starting out". I'd advise picking any particular album and just giving it a listen. No particular order needed, but there's a ton of great stuff there that gives a good sample of a wide variety of musical genres. As far as a "pop-punk" sound:



    Give this album a listen. It's obviously not strict pop-punk, but it shares some of those aesthetics while still showcasing excellent Garage Rock/Indie Rock/Post-Hardcore.
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    Some stuff to get you started (Apologies if you already know of some/all, I'm just going by your 'likes' as I like them also)

    Motion City Soundtrack
    Jimmy Eat World
    Mariana's Trench
    Cartel
    Acceptance
    Valencia
    House of Heroes
    Punchline

    There are so many more I could list on, but I guess if you're not so into those ones it might be a fruitless exercise.

    Anyway see how you go. If you like any/all of those suggestions feel free to PM me if you want more ideas or want to refine what your after at all. I listen to a lot of stuff and have a lot of stuff I've listened to over the years

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    Give Alter Bridge a chance. You wont regret it

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    I like it too, though it's not the only music I like. Looking through my playlist, I'll link a few pop/punk bands

    Allister
    Stellar Kart
    Relient K
    Bowling for Soup
    FM Static
    Plain White T's
    American Hi Fi
    All Time Low
    Yellowcard
    Son of Dork
    Boys Like Girls
    SR-71

    Found most of these through Pandora.

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    If you're into Pop Punk, you might want to try your luck with some pure Punk, since it's not so far removed.

    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
    The Ramones - Ramones
    The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
    The Clash - The Clash

    These are all great punk albums that shouldn't be too hard to get through.

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    There is no terrible taste in music. It's all in the ear of the listener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longview View Post


    Once you go out of the music marketed towards young teenagers, you will find that the artists actually do put some thought into what songs go on their albums, and in what order. You should listen to albums the way the artist intended you to, you wouldn't skip chapters in a book just because you didn't like them, right?
    Also so many great pieces of music are more than the individual parts of an album. For instance Pet Sounds or Sgt Pepper have some really good songs on them, but taken as singles those are just really good songs. Taken as an album they become great.
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    How you can think you have terrible taste in music is beyond me. I have awful taste according to most people I do not care at all, Aslong as I enjoy it I am happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselol View Post
    There is no terrible taste in music. It's all in the ear of the listener.
    Musicians would disagree.

    OT: Why be "in the loop?" I listen to bands from the 90s, granted, some of them are still making music. Radiohead is a great example of that.

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    Maybe not that genre but ;D


    The Offspring and Sum 41 maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longview View Post


    if you want to branch out, start with their general chart. It'll keep you busy for a long time, start noting down which albums you like and which ones you don't. Once you've done half of them, it'd be fairly easy to gauge what kind of music draws your interest. Go from there.



    Once you go out of the music marketed towards young teenagers, you will find that the artists actually do put some thought into what songs go on their albums, and in what order. You should listen to albums the way the artist intended you to, you wouldn't skip chapters in a book just because you didn't like them, right?
    Is there a film version of that site/page?

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    Is there a film version of that site/page?
    closest you'll find is this.

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    I like most music, though christian and country makes me fucking hostile.

    I sang this song ALL day at work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallahadd View Post
    when anyone asks about music my reply is always the same

    Apocalyptica. You cannot for wrong with Finnish Cello metal
    Thank you my good man, for mentioning that band. TO YOUTUBE!!

    OT: OP Just find out names of bands or songs you like and go to youtube/spotify. Soon you'll find a ton more music that is similar to that.
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