Good bands with meaning in their music?


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Thebiz
04-29-2009, 10:53 PM
I have noticed that many bands nowadays are gimmicked beyond compare into writing songs/riffs that give you nothing to think about. Personally, I like the kinds of bands that give you an emotional response, or make you think...and mean something overall.

What bands do you like that do this? I would have to mention Coheed and Cambria (see avatar of course); even though they are a concept band, they show much passionate and/or psychological merit. Others would be Incubus, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, System of a Down has some great songs like these, Mastodon and Tool.

vinyl_countdown
04-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Collective Soul? and definitely older Metallica

guitarsftw
04-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Lamb of God, Kreator, and a lot of other metal bands offer their observations on society and the times. also, a lot of REAL rappers do, too.

strat0blaster
04-29-2009, 10:59 PM
For me, 30 Seconds to Mars is like that. So is 10 Years, who are one of my favorites. Flobots do the same - some of their stuff is inspiring.

Martindecorum
04-29-2009, 10:59 PM
Genesis especially with peter

cgolden
04-29-2009, 10:59 PM
Trivium does a lot too. The Human Abstract writes about real stuff, and seconding the above, much of hip-hop and that genre gives good insight into political and social ideas.
And guitarsftw, I'm Jewish too!!!

TyrsFromAbove37
04-29-2009, 11:00 PM
I second the fact that metal bands have some of the most thought provoking and deep lyrics...

With no fan base to essentially worry about impressing, they can write whatever they want, which normally makes for some VERY good writing...

sporkman7
04-29-2009, 11:01 PM
alot of extreme metal bands seem like plain noise to the common person, but actually have deep meanings
try In Flames

alaskan_ninja
04-29-2009, 11:18 PM
Jawbreaker
Brand New
Bloc Party
Texas is the Reason

All have some great, meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics.

TasianSensation
04-30-2009, 12:35 AM
angels and airwaves have a positive message in most of their songs.... very inspiring

evilsquirrel
05-01-2009, 04:04 PM
RISE AGAINST!!


also some bullet for my valentine...hearts burst into fire, say goodnight and tears don't fall my favourites. I prefer the acoustic versions of them.

TJ1991
05-01-2009, 04:52 PM
Manic Street Preachers. Full of gimmicks, but one of which is deep lyrics.

neidnarb11890
05-01-2009, 05:01 PM
The Smiths
Joy Division
Gang of Four
Dead Kennedys
Minutemen
Crass

Gris-Gris-Man
05-02-2009, 03:32 AM
Save Him by Justin Nozuka

zephyrclaw
05-02-2009, 03:53 AM
Manic Street Preachers. Full of gimmicks, but one of which is deep lyrics.

I'm actually listening to Autumnsong at the moment, coincidentally enough! It's amazingly uplifting and great to listen to, I must say.

I would have to say that most music has meaning in its lyrics, so you could be here for a while listing almost every band in existence if that's the path you're going to follow. However, for "ultimate deep-ness", I'd probably nominate Armor For Sleep and Gatsby's American Dream as two of my personal favourites.

theheirapparent
05-02-2009, 04:21 AM
The National. For some.

Baby Joel
05-02-2009, 05:57 AM
Most indie bands and most punk bands try to use deep lyrics.

weezergeek182
05-02-2009, 01:06 PM
How about U2?

PlectrumKev
05-03-2009, 05:17 PM
If you despise the fakeness of people, scenesters and the 'cool gang', then id definately reccommend The Cribs.

TJ1991
05-03-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm actually listening to Autumnsong at the moment, coincidentally enough! It's amazingly uplifting and great to listen to, I must say.
As catchy as it is, it doesn't really make my point. Probably the least meaningful Manics song ever.

almario1402
05-03-2009, 07:07 PM
The Clash, Crass, U2, Dead Kennedys, System of a Down.

A Rolling Stone
05-03-2009, 07:34 PM
2 words:

Bob. Dylan.

3 more:

New. Album. Buy.

Darth-Caedus
05-03-2009, 09:14 PM
Nevermore, Kreator, (Early) Metallica, Rise Against, Atheist, Warrel Dane...and several others

TheRedCrunch
05-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Bob Dylan
U2
Rush
Rage Against the Machine
The Police
Incubus
Megadeth
Rise Against

Gris-Gris-Man
05-04-2009, 02:32 AM
Public Enemy
Jimi Hendrix
Neil Young

riti
05-04-2009, 06:53 AM
TOOL is the encyclopedy

bagpipemetal
05-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Project 86 has some really good, cryptic lyrics.