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Old 10-10-08, 09:11 PM   #1
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Need Emusic recommendations

I forgot to cancel my Emusic account after taking advantage of the deal with the expired starter packs and now I need some other ideas for songs/albums to buy. I picked up all of the music I wanted and I hate to waste the extra downloads I paid for now.

Rock is my preferred category though I am pretty open. I do enjoy acoustic stuff also though. I picked up a Tesla album I didn't have, a couple of Cowboy Mouth and Jimmie's Chicken Shack albums since I liked their old stuff. Please save me from throwing my downloads away on Richard Cheese lol.
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Old 10-10-08, 09:49 PM   #2
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im not sure if they are still on there but if they are check out the dusty 45's-little shack. its an awesome rockabilly cd. its not just rockabilly though its mixed with everything...surf, spaghetti western, hot rods, everything.
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Old 10-10-08, 10:28 PM   #3
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Coco Montoya - Just Let Go
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll
Jethro Tull - J Tull Dot Com
Matthew Ebel - Beer & Coffee (especially track 2: Drive Away)
Army Of Me - Rise (expecially "Going Through Changes")
Mitch Hedberg - Do You Believe In Gosh?
Roy Orbison - Black & White Night

And if you want to see what Sir Paul has been up to:
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
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Old 10-12-08, 02:15 PM   #4
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Iron And Wine / Calexico - In The Reins
Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City
Dirty Looks - Dirty Looks | Turn It Up
Reigning Sound - Too Much Guitar
Superdrag - Last Call for Vitriol
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
The New Pornographers - Challengers
Colin Hay - Man @ Work
The Pixies - Doolittle
Pulp - We Love Life
Matthew Sweet - Kimi Ga Suki Raifu
Man Or Astro-Man? - 1000x
The Spinto Band - Nice And Nicely Done
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Old 10-12-08, 02:34 PM   #5
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Some good experimental alt rock:
Battles
Blonde Redhead - 23
Dungen
Friends Of Dean Martinez - A Place in the Sun
His Name is Alive (try Mouth by Mouth)

In the mood for female singers?
Holly Golightly
Jennifer O’Connor
The Postmarks
Vanessa Daou - Make You Love
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Old 10-12-08, 03:03 PM   #6
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the Demetri Martin comedy stuff is great..

also

Anything by The New Mastersounds (cool acid/funk jazz)
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Old 10-13-08, 07:03 PM   #7
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Here are some random albums I like that they have:

The Decemberists - Picaresque
The Decemberists - The Tain (1-track 18-minute EP)
Mogwai - Rock Action
Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
The Format - Dog Problems
Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Thom Yorke- The Eraser
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Old 10-13-08, 07:44 PM   #8
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Anything by The Brunettes (eMusic has both their EPs and two out of their three albums).
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Old 10-13-08, 10:23 PM   #9
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The Black Keys have a few albums on there. I would recommend "Rubber Factory" out of those, but all are good. I also recommend anything My Morning Jacket (Evil Urges, Z, It Still Moves, etc).
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Old 10-14-08, 12:01 AM   #10
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Some great recommendations here - nice idea for a thread! I hope people keep adding to this list.
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Old 10-16-08, 09:48 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone I am still working through these but always welcome more if you have them.
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Old 10-16-08, 11:14 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone I am still working through these but always welcome more if you have them.
You asked for it...

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
The Magnetic Fields - Holiday
Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
Brian Dewan - The Operating Theater
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Red Elvises - I Wanna See You Belly Dance
Passion Pit - Chunk Of Change
The Rentals - The Last Little Life EP
Lush - Ciao! 1989-1996
Eagles of Death Metal - Peace Love Death Metal
Tralala - Tralala
They Might Be Giants - Long Tall Weekend
Devotchka - How It Ends
Badly Drawn Boy - About A Boy Soundtrack
Tamar Berk - I'm Not Home, Leave a Message
Ben Lee - Awake Is the New Sleep
5.6.7.8's - Bomb The Twist
Lazlo Bane - All The Time In The World
The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Love Everybody


And since you mentioned Richard Cheese:

Hayseed Dixie - A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love
Scala - On The Rocks
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Old 10-17-08, 05:45 PM   #13
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Down and Above is a great rock band, I highly recommend all three of their albums. All available on emusic.com

Here are some others:

The Action Design - Never Say

Dusty Rhodes and the River Band - First You Live

Exies - Modern Way of Living with the Truth

Ligion - External Affairs

Sixx A.M. - Heroin Diaries

The Stills - Oceans Will Rise

Throwback - Border Crossing

Tsunami Bomb - The Definitive Act

Tsunami Bomb - Ultimate Escape

Zox - The Wait

Zox - Line in the Sand
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Old 10-17-08, 09:51 PM   #14
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They Might Be Giants - Long Tall Weekend
Great list. I'll second Vampire Weekend and the Magnetic Fields. And that Liz Phair goes without saying if you don't already have it.

That They Might Be Giants album is the reason I got eMusic in the first place. "Reprehensible" and "Certain People I Could Name" are two of their best songs that no one knows about.

Also, I'll add two more. Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works 85-92" and "Classics" are must own electronic albums.
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Old 11-23-09, 02:26 PM   #15
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Re: Need Emusic recommendations

Bumping this thread for some new suggestions.
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Old 11-23-09, 02:52 PM   #16
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Re: Need Emusic recommendations

I just downloaded Daniel Tosh's True Stories I Made Up, which is fucking hilarious. I've actually used eMusic to download quite a few comedy albums, most of them pretty good.

As for general recommendations, The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound is an album more people need to own. I've also been listening to Murder By Death's Red of Tooth and Claw quite a bit since I got it (one of their songs was featured in a trailer for Inglourious Basterds).
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Old 11-23-09, 03:05 PM   #17
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Re: Need Emusic recommendations

They've gotten a good chunk of the Sony back catalog since this thread was last updated, so there's a lot more "mainstream" stuff available on their site. That said...


Ladyhawke- Ladyhawke
Annie - Don't Stop
Army Navy - Army Navy
Metric - Fantasies
Delorean - Ayrton Senna
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Old 11-23-09, 07:49 PM   #18
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Ladyhawke- Ladyhawke
This one wears its welcome out pretty quickly, in my opinion. The 80's throwback sound works well for a few songs, but not an entire album. The Metric album is great, though, and I also agree with The Gaslight Anthem recommendation.

I have been pretty pleased with just about everything from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Lucero, Okkervil River, Wheat, The National, Moonbabies, and The Avett Brothers. Other albums that get a lot of spins:

- The Duckworth Lewis Method, (self-titled)
- fun., Aim And Ignite (and, if you like this one, grab everything from The Format)
- Port O'Brien, Threadbare
- Cherry Twister, At Home With Cherry Twister
- The Weight, Ten Mile Grace
- I Was A King, (self-titled)
- The Story Of, Until The Autumn (the first track is great)
- The Submarines, Honeysuckle Weeks (although I have heard the first track on iPhone commercials about 67,397,426,903 times now)
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Old 11-23-09, 09:02 PM   #19
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Re: Need Emusic recommendations

Nirvana - Unplugged

Concrete Blond - Bloodletting

Motorhead - 1916

Steve Vai - Sex & Religion

Save Ferris - It Means Everything

Anthrax - The Sound Of White Noise
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Old 11-23-09, 10:05 PM   #20
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fun., Aim And Ignite
Seconded.

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The Submarines, Honeysuckle Weeks (although I have heard the first track on iPhone commercials about 67,397,426,903 times now)
Apple used to use track 3 on this album for their iPhone commercials too. Apple has some sort of crush on this album, which isn't too surprising, since it's good.

Speaking of phone commercials, I was surprised that the commercials for the Palm Pixi use Passion Pit's song "Sleepyhead," from the EP I linked to last year:
http://www.emusic.com/album/Chunk-Of.../11268621.html

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Old 11-24-09, 01:17 AM   #21
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- fun., Aim And Ignite (and, if you like this one, grab everything from The Format)
Thanks for the heads up! I loved The Format and didn't realize fun's album was up on eMusic.
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Old 11-24-09, 07:08 AM   #22
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Re: Need Emusic recommendations

I recently grabbed Hospice by The Antlers off emusic. It'd ended up being my favorite album of the year.
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Old 11-24-09, 07:36 PM   #23
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I recently grabbed Hospice by The Antlers off emusic. It'd ended up being my favorite album of the year.
I've been pimpin' that album here since it came out, never got a single reply. "Two" is officially the BEST song of 2009. Lyrically astounding.
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Old 11-24-09, 07:47 PM   #24
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Try these . . .

The Thermals
The Black Keys
The Avett Brothers
Gaslight Anthem
Johnnny Flynn
Dirty Projectors
Bon Iver
Titus Andronicus
Apostle of Hustle
Coheed & Cambria
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Old 11-24-09, 07:51 PM   #25
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NOFX's new EP Cokie the Clown is up today for all you punk rockers out there.
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