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#2
Dream Theater, Opeth, Meshuggah. Pretty much everything progressive.
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#4
Radiohead has tons of songs in unusual time signature, mostly 5/4.
Money by Pink Floyd is a classic example (7/4).
Dillinger Escape Plan also uses an incredible amount of time signatures, but they might just sound like random noise to some people.
Nine Inch Nails has some too. For example, March of the Pigs (something like 29/4), and Somewhat Damaged (9/4 and 4/4 at the same time.)
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#5
Dream Theater
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#6
Protest the Hero


fun fact - a few songs of PTH were released on guitar hero and a lot of people thought they were developed wrong or badly done but actually they couldn't play the time sig correctly.
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#7
Quote by Chromex
Radiohead has tons of songs in unusual time signature, mostly 5/4.


Radiohead used 7/4 on their song "2+2=5".
#8
Listen to any of the following Dillinger Escape Plan songs:

Jim Fear
43% burnt
Clip the apex... accept instruction
Black Bublegum
Milk Lizard
Panasonic Youth
Abe the Cop
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#10
Quote by funwith6strings
is toxicity by soad in 3/4 or 6/8? i cant tell by listening


3/4 and 6/8 are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn't really matter that much.
#11
The intro to Romeo A-Go-Go by Every Time I Die is in 7/8, with the drums playing 7/4. Most Atheist songs are pretty wacky.
#14
Quote by funwith6strings
what about the little things give you away by linkin park? idk what thats in


It's in 3/4.

If you want unusual time signatures, you've gotta search for bands that are not as mainstream as SoaD and Linkin Park.
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#15
Quote by funwith6strings
what about the little things give you away by linkin park? idk what thats in


...count and find out. If you can't count an everyday time signature, you're not ready for more complicated ones. No offense.
#16
try some atheist, preferably off unquestionable presence, and then obviously also any meshuggah.
#19
Quote by Chromex
3/4 and 6/8 are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn't really matter that much.


3/4 has 3 beats per measure, 6/8 has 2, they sound quite different.
#20
Between the Buried and Me
Protest the Hero
The Human Abstract
The Fall of Troy
Misery Signals
August Burns Red
VersaEmerge
Sikth
Necrophagist


Given that you like more mainstream stuff (from what I've gathered) I would highly recommend The Fall of Troy, Protest the Hero, and VersaEmerge, then move on to the other bands.
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#21
How in the world has Tool not been mentioned yet?
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#22
Loadsa Sufjan Stevens songs. My favourite is "Come on, feel the Illnoize" which is in 5/4
Riverman by Nick Drake in 5/8
The Past Recedes by John Frusciante 7/4
The chorus of Flathead by the Fratellis - 7/8
15 Step by Radiohead - 5/8

There's billions of examples. I was at a NIN concert a while ago and they did a brilliant song which i think was in 13/8 or something. It was crazy and Robin Finck played rock riffs on a classical guitar, but I don't know the name of the song. If anyone can help me?

EDIT: I found it , it's called The Becoming and it's in 13/8
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#23
Quote by funwith6strings
is toxicity by soad in 3/4 or 6/8? i cant tell by listening


Going off of memory, it's in 6/8.
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#24
Quote by Chromex
3/4 and 6/8 are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn't really matter that much.


3/4 is in triple meter. 6/8 is in compound duple meter. Not the same. At all.

TS: Dream Theater, Protest the Hero, etc. The Dear Hunter - Mustard Gas is in 5/8, I think. Most (if not all) progressive bands use odd time signatures constantly. Also, Tool.
#25
Soundgarden- Outshined 7/4, My Wave 5/4 Never the Machine Forever 9/8 and my favorite song, Beyond the Wheel is in 9/4.
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#26
Quote by Chromex
3/4 and 6/8 are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn't really matter that much.


If they were the same, only one would exist. They have totally different feels.

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Soundgarden- Outshined 7/4, My Wave 5/4 Never the Machine Forever 9/8 and my favorite song, Beyond the Wheel is in 9/4.


Fell on Black Says is 6/4, as well.
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#27
Quote by Rain Lancer
Meshuggah and Opeth immediately come to mind.


Meshuggah is really based in 4/4 with a lot of polyrhythms, right? That's what I thought anyways, I'm sure I've read that somewhere.
#28
Your not gonna find much in the way of contemporary. However, if you dig into classical music, its hard to find songs without some mixed meter and odd meter stuff. I recommend you start with koetsier
#29
Some Phish songs have unusual time sigs. The ones that I think of immediately (because I'm trying to work out the time sigs in different parts of these songs) are You Enjoy Myself, The Divided Sky, and Reba.

Some other songs, both by Primus:

Eleven (11/8)
Here Come the Bastards (5/4)
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#30
Quote by timeconsumer09
Meshuggah is really based in 4/4 with a lot of polymeter, right? That's what I thought anyways, I'm sure I've read that somewhere.


Fix'd. Although they do have stuff that isn't in 4/4.

TS, like many other people have said, just look into progressive.
#31
Quote by RedDeath9
Fix'd. Although they do have stuff that isn't in 4/4.

TS, like many other people have said, just look into progressive.


polymeter implies 2 different meters being played over each other. a polyrhythm (which is what meshuggah does) is like a 5:4 beat. or 11:3. or whatever the hell they play. polymeter would be like 3/4 being played with 4/4.
#32
How do I say this without coming off as an ass...

Meshuggah use polymeter Two different meters being played over each other. I don't really know any examples, but I know they use polymeter. You've got the definitions right, though.

They MIGHT have some polyrhythmic stuff (they probably do), but most of it is polymeter.
#33
Quote by food1010
How in the world has Tool not been mentioned yet?

Seriously, Tool has the most unusual time signature next to Frank Zappa.

So everyone, check out tool they have some pretty crazy time signatures.
#35
SYMPHONY X!!!


Links:

Set the World on Fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUn4jXZko5E

Serpent's Kiss:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJrkSvWEU0

Evolution (The Grand Design):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc62kCsDT9M

The Odyssey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KKFoEI0kss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZ2dJbHQFA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAo8BBrU9Ps&feature=related

Paradise Lost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmEob1VBac

Sea of Lies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMi5PtHG0E


I hope that is enough for you... that is like 1 hour of music for you by the Masters of Metal known as Symphony X. They use all kinds of time signitures...
"Fly with me forever high
And with these wings
We'll set the world on fire
Fly with me through scorching skies
You and I - The lie of lies"

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#36
Quote by Toolbassplayer
Seriously, Tool has the most unusual time signature next to Frank Zappa.

So everyone, check out tool they have some pretty crazy time signatures.


Tool use a few common "odd" time signatures occasionally. They hardly have the most unusual, and they're only every once in a while. Bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan have the most unusual and the fastest changes.
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#38
Quote by timeconsumer09
polymeter implies 2 different meters being played over each other. a polyrhythm (which is what meshuggah does) is like a 5:4 beat. or 11:3. or whatever the hell they play. polymeter would be like 3/4 being played with 4/4.


Meshuggah's music is almost completely devoid of polyrhythm. RedDeath is correct, it is very heavily polymetric.
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#39
Quote by DaddyTwoFoot
Tool use a few common "odd" time signatures occasionally.


QFT

Me and my band like odd time signatures, sometimes playing polyrhythmic, and i've never heard anything crazy in tool like for example the bridge in here comes the sun by the beatles.
#40
Quote by Chromex
3/4 and 6/8 are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn't really matter that much.

3/4 and 6/8 are very different. 3/4 is 3 beats in a bar 6/8 is 2 groups of three beats. so it's La La La against LA la la LA la la
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