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Thread: Any non-synthpop rec's from 2003?

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    Yeah, I know, synthpop forum. Got it. Still I imagine most listen to other stuff as well and my 2003 purchases have been fairly disappointing. I was thinking since we have some area of overlap in synthpop that perhaps some outside recs might have some chance. Just an idea.

    My best recs of 2003 would include:

    British Sea Power-The Decline of British Sea Power. If you enjoyed Interpol's "Turn On The Bright Lights" this one is probably going to be for you. Joy Division influence is there and some vocals that in a way sound a bit like a partially deflated Bowie with a touch of Richard Butler thrown in. Lyrics have been described as more intelligent than Interpol, but I question that. Oblique doesn't automatically equal intelligent. Then again, if you believe the tag line that the Postal Sevice was synthpop with intelligent lyrics then maybe it will have some merit. Very cool CD

    The Sounds-I don't think it's quite the "Blondie" reincarnated as I've read in some reviews. Sure you can hear the early Blondie influence but Kim Wilde, and Missing Persons are equally discernable. Lot's of fun for a new wave sounding band so if that's your thing it should work.

    The Prids "Love Zero" was pretty enjoyable as well. I think I heard the track "Glide Screamer" here on the Music At Electrogarden section and was immediately smitten. I bought the Glide Screamer single and the CD from the Prids website. The CD is much tamer than the single would suggest, the "My Bloody Valentine" aspect is pretty much absent but it's still very good. Saw them live in Kansas City twice last summer and they put on a show second to none.

    For the record I am not a street teamer, or anything along those lines. Just a guy who loves his music and would love to hear some recs because I haven't done so great in 2003. I am looking forward to T4F's and Gary Numan. I think they may still both release in 2003.

    Regards,
    jc

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    See, I'm a big Mode, Erasure, Soft Cell fan, so it's extremley hard for me to find anything "new" in 2003 by any bands that recently came out that I could recommend, anybody else find anything that follows the sound of the bands I listed? let me know!

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    Boy, Jim, what a well-thought out and intelligently written synopsis. Will have to check out some of those recommendations...


    As for me, I admit being a bit more shallow when it comes to more guitar driven stuff:

    Marilyn Manson - Golden Age...
    Rob Zombie - Past Present Future
    Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts (you rock, Anna..this is the best record of the year hands down)
    Muse - Absolution
    Pulp - Hits

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    I can't take the following out of my cd player:

    The Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
    Comp cd of indie bands like Starlight Mints, Hidden Cameras, Wilco, The Caesars, New Pornographers...
    Various kickass artists - SSX3 Soundtrack
    DJ Babyblu - mash-up dj mixes

    Although right now i'm riding my own cheese melt with some Naked Music - Carte Blanche 2...

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    Vincent gallo has done some good stuff.
    "When" is very cool and atmospheric. Sad lonely whiskey music.

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    The new one by A Perfect Circle rocks, IMO. A lot of atmosphere - one of those records you have to listen to 4 times before you "get" it. Once you do, though ... you can't stop listening to it. The track "Pet" comes highly recommended.
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    I have the Perfect Circle album, not too bad.

    Best new discovery for me is still electro
    Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto

    I admit to liking 1 song of the aforementioned Marilyn Manson CD:
    "This is the New "
    \"the hours of your life were mismeasured,
    yet the missing time crawls, seeps grudgingly
    from your halted vessels and quiet bloodstream,
    from the soul-open stillness of your heart,
    to the uncaring mask that has become your face\"


    from \"deadhand deadface\"
    \"\"

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    Kish Kash by The Basement Jaxx is rather kick ass too, not sure if it's out in the states yet though...

    Plug It In featuring JC Chasez (yeah...the one from NSUCK, i know!!) is one slammin song that i didn't want to like, but damnit, i can't help it!

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    These are guys from the 80s still making music in the new millennium. All of the following albums were released in 2003.

    Ian McCulloch--Slideling

    Lloyd Cole--Music in a Foreign Language

    Johnny Marr + The Healers--Boomslang

    Echo & The Bunnymen--Avalanche

    All really good, guitar-driven music.

    I'm interested to hear the production by Nick Rhodes for the Dandy Warhols.

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    I dig the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club disc, and have been enjoying the new Distillers as well. Tricky's newest disc is incredible.

    On the electro front- new Negative Format and God Module. The new Pigface is surprisingly strong, too.

    Maybe I'll pick up the new APC based on the recs on here. I heard it wasn't great, but Maynard can do no (or little) wrong in most instances.
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    Dandy Warhols "Welcome To The Monkey House" is a must have. Produced by Duran's Nick Rhodes, it combines the best of alternative rock (more like brit pop) and electronic music. This is the perfect non-synthpop Cd for a synthpop fan. A return to new wave you could say.. Plus, the lead singer has a Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets) sounding voice. You can't go wrong here....

    www.dandywarhols.com

    Go to sounds, listen to "We Used To Be Friends" and "The Last High" Then, I guarantee you'll buy the CD. It gets even better...

    X Esquire

    PS: If you can find it, grab the Aussie CD5 of "We Used To Be Friends" as it has two great covers: Blondie's "Call Me" and FGTH's "Relax."

    X Esquire
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    I've gotta agree with my boy Dan:

    Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts
    Muse - Absolution

    Both of which are better than any Synthpop/Electronic album I've heard this year, which is unfortunate, but at least someone's making great music.

    Don

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    I would also suggest Jan Hammer's "The First Seven Days" album which was re-issued this year. Mid 70's pioneering instrumental synth concept album mixed with violin and percussion. A taste of where electronic music was heading. A bit avant garde, but if you like any of Hammer's material (or if you are a fan of Brian Eno, Vangellis, Mike Oldfield...) worth a listen... Vintage moogs abound.

    X Esquire
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    That Dandy Warhols album is pretty darn good. My favorite track is probably Insincere/I am over it.

    Appreciate the suggestions so far. Some I know may be something of interest for me, others I already have, some I know just not really the type of thing I enjoy. Of course it's the hunt that helps make finding new tunes more rewarding. It's nice to have something of a trail to follow this time around. I suspect I can spend at least part of the weekend listening to MP3 snipets to see what might appeal the most. Many thanks for the replies.

    Regards,
    jc

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    Originally posted by eurotic

    Maybe I'll pick up the new APC based on the recs on here. I heard it wasn't great, but Maynard can do no (or little) wrong in most instances.
    What'll happen is that you'll buy it, listen to it once, and then be totally pissed off at me for recommending it. Then you'll listen to it a few more times and then a few more and it'll kinda hit you all at once that this album is actually pretty damn good.
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    Here are some of my recommendations (don't think all were released this year, but that's when I bought them, so hey...):

    Icehouse - Meltdown (modern remixes of classic Icehouse stuff, v.good)
    Richard X - X-Factor Vol.1
    Girls Aloud - Sound Of The Underground (Girlband that rise above the usual dross in this genre)
    Karl Bartos - Communication
    Electric Six - Fire
    Evanescence - Fallen
    Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
    Spray - Living In Neon
    Moloko - Statues

    There has also been a whole raft of 80's remastered re-issues I could list on here as well...
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    Here's my list....


    Right off the top of my head and in no particular order:

    1. Kent, Vapen Och Ammunition: Think Depeche + Joy Division + The Cure. This might be the one album of theirs that goes over the best with the synth crowd since most of their hardcore fans have hated it for being "too dancey."

    2. The Sounds, Living In America: Blondie meets The Ramones. Kick ass live show. Maja is one of the few female artists who truly kicks some ass!!! Nothing but hit songs. Lots of fun.

    3. The Raveonettes, Chain Gang Of Love: 50s style rock sound. Great live show!!!

    4. Blue Epic, Love & Hate EP: Very pure, melodic indie rock. Very honest.

    5. The Mavericks, The Mavericks (for any fellow country music fans): Traditional country music with a Spanish flavor. I've been a fan of these guys since they first came out.

    6. the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Kinda garage rock sounding. Kinda sexy if you ask me. I can never remember the name of the new album though.

    7. Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights: Big thanks to Vlad from TMU for recommending this one to me! I think most people here are familiar with them. Kinda remind me of Joy Division.

    8. Outkast, Love Below/Speakerboxxx: I love "Hey Ya" and I like Andre's style, but Big Boi's disc is my fav. Its alot more laidback.

    9. stellastar*, stellastar*: Saw these guys open for The Raveonettes a few weeks ago. They completely blew the whole crowd away. They're indie rock and at times you can hear Cure and Smiths influences. Their disc has a few flaws, but I think they show alot of potential.

    10. Sigur Ros, ( ): Amazing live show!!!

    +++

    Big non-synth let downs of the year:

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever To Tell: Simply put, Karen O. sucks.

    The Neptunes, Clones: BOH-ring.

    +++

    Upcoming non-synthpop releases that I'm excited about:

    Ryan Adams, Llor N Kcor: Not to be confused with the raspy voiced BRYAN Adams. I just adore this guy. He's supposed to use more electric guitar this time around though....


    Krystal

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    You guys have some really great non traditional synthpop tastes (even tho I can pick out the synthpop influences on some of these)

    I'm choosing:

    Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash!! wow what a great album!
    Richard X - X-Factor Vol.1 HOTTT (with three t's)
    Electric Six - Fire
    Kenna - New Sacred Cow
    I Monster - Neither Odd nor Even
    N.E.R.D. - In Search Of
    Outkast - Love Below/Speakerboxxx

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    Sadly for the past year I've had my head stuck in either a book, an open instance of C++, or something on twins... my music purchasing has been about 1/8 of what it usually is because I just plain am not listening to much more than samples I hear on the net.

    I'll have to add another "me too" for the Dandy Warhols recommendation. I love that band. Just a downright pleasant sounding band.

    I can't wait to catch up ... my christmas list has about 20 CDs on it

    Dave
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    i think johnny cashs last cd was pretty damn good

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