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Old 12-18-09, 08:06 PM
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Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

Hi,

I'm primarily a fan of older classic rock and collector of albums on vinyl and CD. I was wondering if anybody could recommend any recent albums (2000-forward) that would appeal to someone with my musical tastes. Also I'd like to know if any of these older artists (1970s) have put out any decent albums lately. I like my music to rock, but I also like good lyrics.

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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

Clutch - Strange Cousins from the West (2009)
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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

Anything by the Drive-By Truckers, My Morning Jacket, The Hold Steady or The Gaslight Anthem.
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Anything by the Drive-By Truckers, My Morning Jacket, The Hold Steady or The Gaslight Anthem.
Seconded. Particularly, The Gaslight Anthem. Been spinning The '59 Sound a lot again lately.
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The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (Please ignore the awful album cover.)

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves

Lucero - Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers

The Black Crowes - Before the Frost ... Until the Freeze
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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

I am in the same boat. The only band that has impressed me this decade, but I don't own any of their records is Los Lonely Boys. Great riffs, great harmony vocals, they jam.
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Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon feels like classic rock to me.

Mudcrutch is the 2008 "debut" album by Tom Petty and members of the Heartbreakers. I like that one a lot.
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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

Springsteen has had a couple of really good albums this decade, as did Dylan.
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I'm going to second Los Lonely Boys. Try out the songs Heaven and Crazy Dream. Very good rock.
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another vote for my morning jacket.
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Old 12-19-09, 07:59 AM
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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

More recent releases from classic artists

Blue Oyster Cult-Curse Of The Hidden Mirror, Heaven Forbid
Tom Petty-Highway Companion
Bob Seger-Face The Promise
John Fogerty-Revival
Whitesnake-Good To Be Bad
Mellencamp-Freedom Road
Rush-Snakes And Arrows
Rolling Stones-A Bigger Bang
Neil Young-Greendale
ZZ Top-Mescalero

Most sound retro and could have been released 25 years ago and nobody would know the difference.
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Wolfmother's 2 albums - they sound like Cream, Black Sabbath and at times the Doors and even Styx - trust me it works
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White Stripes
Throttlerod
Supersuckers
Hellacopters (in fact someone gave me an advance of "Grande Rock" that was taped over a Grand Funk Railroad album; when "Grande Rock" ended and the Grand Funk began, I still thought it was the Hellacopters!)
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Raspberries- Live on Sunset Strip is a great live album. I saw them once and they were great, wish they would play more.
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Originally Posted by longtimelurker View Post
Wolfmother's 2 albums - they sound like Cream, Black Sabbath and at times the Doors and even Styx - trust me it works
What he said
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Old 12-19-09, 01:13 PM
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Does anyone like the Blue Van? They might be the only newer band I like with a classic sound.


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If you like prog-rock, try Muse and Porcupine Tree.
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Re: Recommend Recent Albums for A Fan of Classic Rock

I'd say give Them Crooked Vultures a try too if you like "heavier" rock.
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Lewis Taylor - The Lost Album

It's a love letter to late 60s to 70s rock and soft pop like Todd Rundgren, CSNY, Love, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Zeppelin etc...
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Black Stone Cherry, Self Titled and "Foklore & Superstition"
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
What he said
What they said.

And sHeavy is you wish Ozzy never left Sabbath.

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Old 12-19-09, 09:38 PM
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Dr. Dog - Reminiscent of The Band, Beatles and Beach Boys
Beachwood Sparks - Byrds, CSNY
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Originally Posted by Sierra Disc View Post
I'd say give Them Crooked Vultures a try too if you like "heavier" rock.
This is an interesting group - not hard rock but not soft rock either. Them Crooked Vultures is a "supergroup" consisting of Josh Homme on guitar, singer and founder of Queens of the Stone Age; Dave Grohl on drums, lead singer of Foo Fighters and was the drummer in Nirvana; and John Paul Jones on bass and other instruments, one of the founders of Led Zeppelin.

If you want to hear a discussion of them as well as a couple songs (not complete), there is a review of their album starting at 46:15 on the November 20, 2009 Sound Opinions podcast: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect....podshow208.mp3

Maybe you will like it but listen to their discussion before you buy it. One loves it, the other didn't really like it and noted that the lyrics are pretty bad, like "I will let you caligu-love me".

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Jessica Simpson's country cd.
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Old 12-20-09, 07:32 AM
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I agree with the person who mentioned Kings of Leon, but if you're looking for a more classic rock sound, I would start with their earlier albums. They don't feel as overproduced to me; much more raw and 'classic'.
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