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Old 10-20-04, 01:57 AM
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If I love the Garden State and Scrubs soundtracks, what else should I check out?

I've always been a music fan, but only recently am I really branching out more and more, becoming more open to different artists and styles. If you are not familiar with the Garden State or Scrubs soundtracks, here is what is on each. If I love all of this music, what other singles should I really check out? I don't care how recent your suggestions are, I'm just looking for flat out great music.

1. Don't Panic - Coldplay
2. Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
3. In The Waiting Line - Zero 7
4. New Slang - The Shins
5. I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay
6. Blue Eyes - Cary Brothers
7. Fair - Remy Zero
8. One Of These Things First - Nick Drake
9. Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation
10. The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel
11. Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine
12. Let Go - Frou Frou
13. Winding Road - Bonnie Somerville


1. Superman - Lazlo Bane
2. All In My Head - Shawn Mullins
3. Fresh Feeling - Eels
4. Good Time - Leroy
5. Good Life - Francis Dunnery
6. New Slang - The Shins
7. Beautiful World - Colin Hay
8. Hold On Hope - Guided By Voices
9. Fighting For My Love - Nil Lara
10. Dracula From Houston - Butthole Surfers
11. Hooch - Everything
12. Hallelujah - John Cale
13. Have It All - Jeremy Kay
14. End Credit Score - Jan Stevens
15. Overkill - Colin Hay
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well, you should start out by purchasing both albums
by The Shins

the latest one is called "Chutes Too Narrow"
Old 10-20-04, 10:38 AM
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If it's the eclectic nature of the soundtracks you like, get the Napoleon Dynamite, Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums soundtracks
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Obvious answer: Check out the artists albums from the songs you like!
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I love The Shins! I have a ? though, is Such Great Heights a different version not by The Postal Service?
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Why don't you check out Zach Braff's record collection?
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I wish I could check out Zach's record collection.
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Originally posted by J-Dubya
I love The Shins! I have a ? though, is Such Great Heights a different version not by The Postal Service?
The Iron & Wine version (on the Garden State OST) is a B-Side to the Postal Service single for "Such Great Heights." I actually quite prefer the I&W version to the PS version.

The Shins have a cover of PS's "We Will Become Silhouettes" also on the same single.

For those two songs, the single is quite worth the $4 or less!

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thanks for the heads up
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Wicker Park soundtrack

STEREOPHONICS Maybe Tomorrow*
(Film Opening Title Song)

LIFEHOUSE Everybody Is Somebody
(Exclusive Song Written For Soundtrack)

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE A Movie Script Ending
(Exclusive Unreleased Acoustic Version)

SNOW PATROL How To Be Dead

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Lover's Spit*

THE STILLS Retour A Vega
(Unreleased Track)

MAZZY STAR Flowers In December*

THE LEGENDS When The Day Is Done

THE SHINS When I Goosestep
(Rare Non-Album Track)

JAIME WYATT Light Switch
(Exclusive Song Written For Soundtrack)

MATES OF STATE These Days*
(Rare Non-Album Track)

+/- All I Do*
(Film Love Theme)

MUM We Have A Map Of The Piano*

POSTAL SERVICE Against All Odds
(Rare, Non-Album Track)

AQUALUNG Strange And Beautiful*

MOGWAI I Know You Are But What Am I?*

JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO & DANNY LOHNER The Scientist
(Exclusive Cover Of The Coldplay Song Recorded For Soundtrack)

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Originally posted by Frank TJ Mackey
well, you should start out by purchasing both albums
by The Shins

the latest one is called "Chutes Too Narrow"
strong agreement

was listening to that album today.
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Here are some albums you have to absolutely check out:



Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume 2
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
This Mortal Coil - It'll End in Tears
Boards of Canada - Music has the Right to Children
Neutral Milk Hotel - The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Autechre - Tri Repetae++
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Quasimoto - The Unseen
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If I couldrecommend only 3 albums it would be:

1) Shins - Chutes Too Narrow



2) Postal Service - Give Up



3) OC Mix Volume 1



Lots of great bands to check out and the mix is very similar to that of the two that you already mentioned. I think all of these are very safe bets.
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Thanks everyone, I'm going to check out everything listed here. I've already checked out Chutes Too Narrow, and I'm loving that one.
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Check out Badly Drawn Boy (About a Boy Soundtrack too)
You may like that sound too
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Aphex Twin's list is pretty great. Also you might want to snag some Mars Volta, they are great, and The Microphones (the Glow pt 2 I think you would dig if you like the Shins), Interpol, and Archers of Loaf (particularly Icky Mettle).

EDIT: Also, the Vanilla Sky soundtrack is something you might want to check out, as well as anything by Sigur Ros, if you want something ethereal (Untitled is my favorite album from them).
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Broken Social Scene's "You Forgot It In People" is a must own.

You might like Metric's "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?" as well.

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If you liked that version of "Such Great Heights" you might want to pick up Iron and Wine's Creek Drank the Cradle.
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Originally posted by RMSpuhler
Broken Social Scene's "You Forgot It In People" is a must own.

This is one of the most amazing albums that I ever have heard.
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I know it's been a while, but thanks a lot for all of these recommendations everyone. I've checked out most everything in this thread, and the majority of it was just what I was looking for.

Much like my thread in the DVD Review folder though, I'm still looking for more recommendations. If any of you guys have anything else to list, then go right ahead.

I recently got into stuff like The Killers, The Ordinary Boys, and Death Cab For Cutie as well.

EDIT:

This is totally off topic, but Jesus...where does the time go? I can't believe that it's been so long since I first posted this thread.
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Coldplay. Get parachutes and rush of blood to the head, then go after their b-sides. gold.
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
This is totally off topic, but Jesus...where does the time go?
*anxiously awaits for him to answer*
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Frou Frou's full-length CD
Imogen Heap's SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

The OC Mixes 1&2
Sufjan Stevens stuff
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Going to the Choir show tonight?
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as far as soundtracks go: High Fidelity is a good one.

as far as artists, definitely give Arcade Fire's Funeral a try. it may take a while to grow on you, but when it does... it won't leave your player or your head for weeks.

ditto Interpol's Antic and/or Turn on the Bright Lights

ditto ditto Sigur Ros' ( ) and/or Agaetis Byrjun (i can't really spell that one without some work since it has non-English characters...)

you'll probably also like Death Cab for Cutie. there most recent, Plans, is quite good and their back catalogue is also good.

Modest Mouse is always a good choice as well, but they're not as accessible as the groups i've just mentioned. their most commercial (and commercially successful, at that) album is also their most recent Good News for People Who Like Bad News.

these are just broad strokes for you - in other words, these are the "indie" groups many people are getting into at the moment. all the other groups already mentioned are great. hopefully, if you start with these, they'll entice you to dig deeper into indie music. there's a LOT LOT LOT LOT of good stuff out there that doesn't get as much airplay as groups like Nickelback or artists like John Mayer.

oh, and as a personal preference, an artist who i've been plugging on these boards since i first joined is Mason Jennings.

-di doctor-

edited to add: oops, i obviously didn't read the thread precisely. Interpol and Sigur Ros have been mentioned. you already know about Death Cab...

but you said you liked The Killers... if you haven't heard Franz Ferdinand, do it. despite the deafening hype (which has thankfully died a bit with their last album), they're definitely worth checking out.

a lot of bands coming round now also cite Gang of Four as a big influence. check out their Entertainment! album to start with.

oh, and i recently discovered Big Star. there was a recent reissue of (ostensibly) their two best albums on a single disc: #1 Record/Radio City. i really dig their sound. (and as long as i'm talking old school, i might as well recommend The Troggs while i'm at it.)

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