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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Music requests

I’m in the mood for some new music. So I’ve come to you for suggestions.

What I like is rock n’ roll. That includes 80s hairbands and pink floyd and Iron Maiden, but not stuff like Linkin Park. For me that’s more undifferentiated noise and yelling. I like melody and words. Not so fond in general of country, with exceptions of Johnny Cash and some songs here and there from others. I like orchestral music. I have eclectic tastes overall and like interesting songs and melodies and hard driving music, and soulful music.

So shoot me suggestions. Links to videos or samples of the music would be appreciated also. Seriously, ideas?

9 comments to “Music requests”

  1. Deirdre Murphy (@Wyld_Dandelyon)
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 12:03 am · Link

    You might like Gaia’s Consort. I was going to reply on LJ, but couldn’t!



  2. Deirdre Murphy (@Wyld_Dandelyon)
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 12:04 am · Link

    Oh! Forgot the website: http://www.gaiaconsort.com/



  3. A.R. Miller
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 12:23 am · Link

    Not sure what kind of mood you’re trying to set, but seeing the Johnny Cash mention, I suggestion his cover of Hurt. Dark, intense and haunting.
    Also love “Mediaeval Baebes for something interesting and different.



  4. Douglas Meeks
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 7:15 am · Link

    I have similar tastes so try these and then talk to me 🙂 I have over 15,000 songs in my iTunes and they cover the range from classic to country but progressive rock is my favorite. This is just a few.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46UFXQVSnKs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE23i02RhBU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgXbejQdlGY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDJpf2mQ0w4

    (Note: Below can be moved to 2.00 mark since thats when the song really starts- long prelude)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pygu5bTXPXM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUuInD9HLaE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_pKdXzH4fE



  5. Ruth
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 7:27 am · Link

    I very much like Ravenscode (http://www.ravenscode.com/) Their first full-length recording is coming out soon.

    If you like celtic-rock at all, try Enter the Haggis. (http://www.enterthehaggis.com/music.cfm)



  6. Ken
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 6:14 pm · Link

    One of my favorite topics and here are a few of my favorite bands:
    Nightwish:
    Storytime–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g8ykQLYnX0
    The Siren–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOpXNhq4rss
    Ghost Love Score–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O8e2hMAL6c

    Delain:
    We are the Others–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZGhh41W9k
    Sleepwalkers Dream–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF4aqwS_nGg&list=AL94UKMTqg-9D1H9lfwcJpdC5O_8fWJVGD

    Within Temptation:
    The Howling–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqRn0rLq1c
    Faster–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDJpf2mQ0w4

    Leaves Eyes
    Elegy–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_xGYzWXjmQ

    Blind Guardian
    Thorn–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4gcCGrBHrs
    Thorn is off a Tolkien-based concept album called Nightfall in Middle earth.

    I could go on and on and on…music is such an important part of my writing. I hope at least one of these moves you as much as it moved me.



  7. Raonaid Luckwell
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     · January 16th, 2013 at 8:49 pm · Link

    How about Abney Park? They are steampunk… but I LOVE them, they have a unique sound..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNStdZ8grKg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk

    Arven –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqmDvPFc8Ds

    Older Nightwish with Tarja

    Oooh! Will back up Ken’s post! Leaves’ Eyes! Delain! Within Temptation (they are awesome!)

    Sonata Artica http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVihYwjsgIo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMiH77ZLmkU

    Omnia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR7QIAMQMnE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h24nUViADdM

    Blackmore’s night – More Folkish..
    The Rasmus
    Kamelot
    Reflexion

    Inkubus Sukkubus – pagan and/or vampire theme songs



  8. helen
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     · January 20th, 2013 at 1:39 pm · Link

    Although more of the pop 80’s synth-pop mixed with occasional acoustic sort of sound
    The magnetic fields
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sddncR6wgKQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgf00vBo3QM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf_l3EGQvL8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjXr9SrzQE

    Also some you may enjoy since your taste seems pretty diverse
    Lana Del Rey-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE6wxDqdOV0

    Rebecca Zappan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyqdUwmcWho

    Florence and the machine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOyfLBYtuU

    Agnes Obel-



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