Thanks everyone for sharing your music and trying to help a fellow music lover expand on his horizons. I have listened to each song that you've listed for me and have a comment to make on each of them. I will address each of your songs below using quotes, but first…
I just want to outline the core issue that I have. I have no problem with finding good music from new bands/artist. If anything it's hard not to find good music nowadays.
The music you guys shared with me was good, but I'm not looking for good music. I'm looking for new music! The list I provided of my taste was just about 5% of the artist and bands that I enjoy. There's PLENTY more where that lists comes from. Anyways let me address each of you individually.
The thing with new and interesting music nowadays is that it's out there and not that difficult to find. You just need to put a bit of effort into it. Interesting things are happening all over every genre thanks to the speed of communication nowadays. Bands have exposure to a greater range of influences and can take those in to their styles. At the same time, other bands can use the database of what is available to hone in on a more personal sound or sharpen what exists. While there aren't as many new genres per se, there are many unique, difficult to classify and/or just standout good bands.
If you're giving me the whole decade to look through, fuck there's a lot to choose from. Rock-based stuff is my domain (mostly metal), so here's some stuff from that area and after 2000 that's unique, not too far underground and quite awesome. Stop me when you've heard this one before:
Dredging random stuff off the top of my head. Maybe I can gather some more stuff for you later, but the point is that music is thriving now more than it has ever been.
The Devil Townsend Band: My God! I had a blast listening to this. god knows I wasn't expecting to hear bluegrass in the mix either. Very excited to have been exposed to this song. Thx. While it was fun, it wasn't the first time I've heard a band performing a song with multi plus genres. Back in 2008 I was jamming to the Mars Volta**.** There song "Day of Baphomet" is a 12 minute ensemble that switches from hard blues, flamingo, and jazz.
Lightning Bolt Dracula Mountain: It's a cool song to just zone out to. Lightning Bolt reminds me of Buckethead and bit of Slipknot.
Convergence Sadness Comes home: The problem I have with a lot of heavy metal bands is that they're either hit or miss. When they're hit they get my blood rushing. Mudvayne and Lamb of God always get me going. When they're a miss… it's just too boring. I wasn't really feeling this song.
Xiu Xiu Chocolate Makes you Happy: While the artist himself may not be that mainstream, the song pretty much sounds like it is. It created this image in my head of hipsters with short shorts on riding around in a video with excessive solar flares.
Alcest Sur L'Ocean: It's okay. If I were driving in the car and this song came on, I'd keep it playing. It has such an early 90's feel to it, and not the kind I'm too fond of. If I wanna enjoy some slow tempo tunes I'll listen to GSYBE or something along the lines of Apollo Sunshines' "We are Born When we Die"
Thanks again for sharing
I'll add some stuff I've loved this/last year too.
Stone Sour RU486: I like Stone Sour… Corey Taylor is a beast, but I'm WAY much more into Slipknot. Now I know that Stone Sour is a more tamer version, but I already listen to bands that fill that crave. American Pearl is one of those bands I speak of.
River City Extension Down Down Down: Not really liking this tune. It's not rubbing me the right way. I do like those kind of somber chipper (I know that sounds like an oxymoron) songs though. "Catch Yer Own Train" by the Silver Sea is a song of this category that I'd chose to listen to. Walkmen is also a good band.
Gojira Explosia: YES! Very good song! The drums and the bass really got my adrenaline going. And that breakdown 2 and half minutes in? That totally sold me on this song. Seriously a good share! Thx I do already have a lot of bands like this in my arsenal though. Fall of Troy and All Shall Perish are just a couple to name. Oh and Otep. Can't forget about Otep!
Witchcraft Deconstruction: I see that this song is from 2012. This is exactly the issue I have with bands today. This song is just a complete rehash of what we've heard since these past two decades. Please music.. give me something fresh and new! PLEASE!
1pcexperience there are a lot more genres you could easily get into and most of those bands you listed were the most obvious choices possible… "from nas to kanye west to kendrick lamar to kid cudi?" Google good hip hop and you'll immediately find those. You can't really say you know much about a genre if what you know about it is pretty limited
You definitely got it wrong. I only listed a couple of hip hop artist that I like. You assumed that that was my boundaries. I grew up listening to Big Daddy Kane and Pete Rock.
Trust me dude. I'm a young black male, I've grown up in an all black neighborhood where I went to all black schools my entire life. I also attended an HBCU for my college education. I grew up with my peers arguing over hip hop politics.
"Biggie is better than Tupac" "Immortal Technique and Papoose is proof that underground is better than mainstream" "Dipset goes harder than G unit" "Big L is the most underrated" "Jedi Mind Tricks and Non Phixion are the truth" "We need a group like the Fugees and A Quest Called Tribe to come back to save hip hop" "Wu Tang will forever be the greatest" "No one gives MF Doom his props"
Trust me pal. I know my hip hop and most of the new cats are just rehashes of the 90's era. Joey Badass is a prime example of this. I'm not looking for good artist. I'm looking for new ones. The only ones that have really added a new flavor this decade are Kendrick Lamar, Kayne West, A$AP Rocky, and Drake.