#1
Hey guys.

I'd like you to suggest some artists/bands you think would suit my demands, I really been stuck to a certain genre of music and would like to expand my taste.

So far I've been listening to:


Led zeppelin
Lynyrd skynyrd
Deep Purple
Eric Clapton
Dire Straits
Cheap trick
Guns 'N' Roses
Purple Jam
AC/DC
Blackmore's Night
Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow
The Doors
Whitesnake
Creedence Clearwater Revival(CCR)
Blue Oyster Cult
Dave Matthews Band(DMB)
Pink Floyd
Dio

What I would like::

* Lyrical Depth and some poetic value (I use this very loosely, just not very obvious and depthless songs like most of GnR's and stuff(songs about sex drugs and booze)

*No metal

*Would put emphasis on classic and acoustic guitar and piano more, would like to know that better. However, don't mind if it's electric or anything.

I really appreciate you guys reading all of these demands, and would also appreciate a comment out of you =).
#2
Deep stuff:

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left, Pink Moon
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
John Martyn - Solid Air
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Patti Smith - Horses


Rockier stuff:

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Joe Bonamassa - Sloe Gin, The Ballad of John Henry
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#3
Quote by Mullahz

* Lyrical Depth and some poetic value (I use this very loosely, just not very obvious and depthless songs like most of GnR's and stuff(songs about sex drugs and booze)

*No metal

*Would put emphasis on classic and acoustic guitar and piano more, would like to know that better. However, don't mind if it's electric or anything.

I really appreciate you guys reading all of these demands, and would also appreciate a comment out of you =).



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#7
Muse have some interesting depth, if you look past the space travel.
soul; stevie ray vaughn, his gigs lasted quite literally, for hours. if anyone cared about music he did.
try john coltrane, another great musician. hes a jazz fellow though.
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#8
Streetlight Manifesto
Less Than Jake
The Supervillians
Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Ska is awesome dude. Definitely check these bands out.

Edit: On a different note and genre, I can't believe I didn't mention Rush.
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
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#10
progressive:
yes
tool (they are metal, but not super hardcore)
KING CRIMSON especially

if you're looking for musical depth, this is where it's at
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#11
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progressive:
yes
tool (they are metal, but not super hardcore)
KING CRIMSON especially


Tool is a must as far as what you're looking for in lyrics.
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progressive:
yes
tool (they are metal, but not super hardcore)
KING CRIMSON especially

if you're looking for musical depth, this is where it's at

This

And Porcupine Tree
#13
check out some :

Umphrey's Mcgee
The Disco Biscuits
Tool
King Crimson
Tame Impala
Mastodon
Rush
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Tool is a must as far as what you're looking for in lyrics.


Same with Primus (a MUST for ANYONE expanding music tastes)
and Bob Dylan is a poet himself,
And also try Days of The New, they are an acoustic Grunge band
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listen to wilco

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#17
While you're checking out Wilco, make sure to check out Son Volt, and put it all together and do some Uncle Tupelo too.

Now for another monster list:

The Tragically Hip
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
Stockholm Syndrome
Bloodkin
Assembly of Dust
The Contribution
Railroad Earth
James McMurtry
The Bottle Rockets
Chris Whitley
Dave Mason
The Drive-By Truckers
Jason Isbell
The Jayhawks
Gov't Mule
Howlin' Rain
Mother Hips
Inca Maya
Jackie Greene
Widespread Panic
John Prine
Randall Bramblett
Ryan Adams
Ryan Bingham
Shawn Phillips
Tishamingo
Steve Earle
Vigilantes Of Love
Whiskeytown


Those are all cool bands with cool lyrics. Some deep, some just different and captivating. If you're interested in other bands that don't necessarily have great lyrics, but still compliment the interests of a Classic Rock listener, I can whip up another list. I love turning people on to new music.
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While you're checking out Wilco, make sure to check out Son Volt, and put it all together and do some Uncle Tupelo too.

Now for another monster list:

The Tragically Hip
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
Stockholm Syndrome
Bloodkin
Assembly of Dust
The Contribution
Railroad Earth
James McMurtry
The Bottle Rockets
Chris Whitley
Dave Mason
The Drive-By Truckers
Jason Isbell
The Jayhawks
Gov't Mule
Howlin' Rain
Mother Hips
Inca Maya
Jackie Greene
Widespread Panic
John Prine
Randall Bramblett
Ryan Adams
Ryan Bingham
Shawn Phillips
Tishamingo
Steve Earle
Vigilantes Of Love
Whiskeytown


Those are all cool bands with cool lyrics. Some deep, some just different and captivating. If you're interested in other bands that don't necessarily have great lyrics, but still compliment the interests of a Classic Rock listener, I can whip up another list. I love turning people on to new music.


Would also be nice, depth or not classic rock is awesome

Thanks guys I'll be checking the suggested artists, really appreciate the suggestions.
#22
Quote by Mullahz
Would also be nice, depth or not classic rock is awesome


To clarify, a lot of these bands are not just straight up Classic Rock bands, they just appeal to a similar musical "aesthetic". Here we go:

Little Feat
The Auctioneers
American Minor
Les Dudek
The ARC Angels
Doyle Bramhall II
Atlanta Rhythm Section
The Allman Brothers Band
Back Door Slam
Ten Years After
The Badlees
The Freddy Jones Band
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Ben Harper and Relentless7
Big Star
The Black Crowes
The Faces
Blue Mountain
Cary Hudson
Capt. Soularcat
Cracker
Cry of Love
The Deadstring Brothers
Delta Moon
The Derek Trucks Band
Devon Allman's Honeytribe
The Dirty Guv'nahs
Soul Asylum
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Hill Country Revue
Hot Tuna
J.J. Cale
Tommy Bolin
Rory Gallagher
Jeff Lang
Joe Pitts
John Hiatt
Johnny Winter
Edgar Winter and his White Trash
The Band
Levon Helm and the RCO All Stars
Lucero
Marc Ford
The Marshall Tucker Band
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Mudcrutch
Outformation
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Humble Pie
Radio Nationals
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Robin Trower
Rose Hill Drive
Savoy Brown
The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
Shady Deal
The Steepwater Band
Stephen Stills and Manassas
Traffic
Phish

There's a lot of different flavors in there, I tried to steer clear of things that were more bluesy or jazzy as it seemed you were looking for more music with a rock backbone. These bands have releases that range from the late 60's on up to last month.

Oh, and if it turns out that you like Wilco and/or The Jayhawks, check out Golden Smog.
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Definitely check out John Mayer, particularly Continuum and Room For Squares. Don't knock it because of his reputation as a pop artists beforehand. Try to listen with an open mind.
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#24
Radiohead?

And I second John Mayer. I loathe his first two albums, but Continuum and Try! (John Mayer Trio) has some good stuff.
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Van Morrison
Velvet Underground
Sly & the Family Stone
The Meters
Fela Kuti
The Allman Brothers Band
The Derek Trucks Band
Gov't Mule
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Otis Redding
J.J. Cale
Parliament-Funkadelic
Curtis Mayfield
Galactic
Phish
Passafire
Grateful Dead
Blind Melon
Family Groove Company
Sublime
Bob Marley
Pete Tosh
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Marvin Gaye
Toots & the Maytals
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Infected Mushroom
Brother Ali
Rory Gallagher
Nas (Illmatic specifically)
The Fugees
#27
Alicia Keys. Piano, no rock, strong poetic/lyrical content, and would take you to a totally different genre based on what you currently listen to. It basically fulfills all of the requirements in your first post.

That said, the best thing you can do when trying to expand your musical taste is to dismiss every stereotype you've ever heard from other people and every one you may have built up yourself. Don't listen to anyone when they say "X band sucks" because 1) that's a personal opinion and 2) there are many "hate this band" fads going on all the time (think Nickelback, Creed, etc). Give every song or album you hear at least a few listens before you decide you don't like it and 99% of the time by the third or fourth listen, you'll start to hear aspects of the music that are catchy, recognizable, and that you like. It's all about keeping an open mind and most people out there really don't have one when it comes to music. I always laugh when I hear people dismiss entire bands or, worse yet, genres because of a predetermined opinion.
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#29
The Cure, The Velvet Underground, Smashing Pumpkins (Particularly Siamese Dream) Early David Bowie and Biffy Clyro

oh and anything Bruce Springsteen
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#30
I would strongly recommend:
Tommy Emmanuel (Acoustic Guitar) - Any album, but Endless Road especially
Any of Mark Knopfler's solo stuff - (Albums) - Sailing To Philadelphia, Get Lucky
And if you're feeling really adventurous (e.g. folky rock), then try some of the newer Show of Hands material ( ) (try the song Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed - it has some particularly relevant and poetic lyrics - as does the rest of the album)
#31
Um how about Bright Eyes? They have brilliant lyrics, it's mainly acoustic but also has a lot of instruments (brass, piano, and other stringed instruments).
Also I second or third The Velvet Underground, Nico and TVU would be a good album to start with.
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Quote by Mullahz


* Lyrical Depth and some poetic value (I use this very loosely, just not very obvious and depthless songs like most of GnR's and stuff(songs about sex drugs and booze)




wait a sec...i know this isn't the point of the thread but GnR has some pretty good lyrics...estranged, breakdown, Better (yes its chinese democracy...), civil war, and some of the more ballad-y, breakup type songs (patience, don't cry, so fine, novemeber rain), these songs aren't the typical "sex drugs rock&roll" song.


Sorry, my GnR fanboy-ness is showing....


Anyways, on topic, you said one of the things you're looking for are acoustic, so andy mckee is great (i think someone said him)

also, John butler(trio) is awesome, check out this vid : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAkOhXIsI0
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Anyways, on topic, you said one of the things you're looking for are acoustic, so andy mckee is great (i think someone said him)

also, John butler(trio) is awesome, check out this vid : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAkOhXIsI0

Definitely these two. Plus these albums:

Maneli Jamal - The Ziur Movement
The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
King Crimson - Red
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
Aereogramme - My heart has a wish that you would not go
Opeth - Damnation (While Opeth is a metal band this album is all clean prog rock)
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Alcest - Écailles De Lune
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Balmorhea - Constellations
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part One
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s
Buckethead - Colma
Hauschka - Ferndorf
Kevin Hufnagel - Songs For The Disappeared

Got everything in there from jazz, to folktronica, to 21st century classical, to prog rock, and etc.
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