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KYM Radio: The Music Recommendation Thread

Last posted Jan 11, 2012 at 08:45PM EST. Added Nov 25, 2011 at 07:41PM EST
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We were talking about something like this in the IRC, so here is the music recommendation thread to end all music recommendation threads.

Basically what you do in here is you make recommendations about your favorite types of music; bands, genres, albums, composers, etc. You can post stuff you like, or just talk about stuff you like; it’s up to you. Hopefully users will work off each others’ unique tastes, and we can all get a better understanding of why all music is awesome.

Normally, we have a thread like this every few weeks or so, and they peter out after a few posts, so let’s just keep this one going. Forum rules apply, but everything else is up to you guys. Keep Posting, please.

I shall make the first recommendation: my favorite groups, in no order, are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and Wilco.

Keep posting.

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Nov 25, 2011 at 07:41PM EST

I just bought the Led Zeppelin album: “Mothership” today, ha. I’m listening the crap outta it. Some good groups I reccomend: A Flock of Seagulls, Def Leppard, Barenaked Ladies, Daft Punk, Beegees, (check out my profile music) ABBA and Queen.

For those who know me well, this is nowhere near the last post I’ll be making here :D

Last edited Nov 25, 2011 at 08:19PM EST
Nov 25, 2011 at 08:18PM EST

Ben Folds Five- Whatever and Ever Amen
Cake-Pressure Chief, Comfort Eagle
RHCP-Blood Sugar, Stadium Arcadium, Rain Dance Mary, Californication, ect.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: EVERYTHING, but ESPECIALLY The Last DJ
THe 88-Not only…But Also

Nov 25, 2011 at 08:47PM EST

The Police-Zenyatta Mondatta
Adam Lambert-For Your Entertainment
Neil Diamond-The Neil Diamond Collection

Nov 25, 2011 at 08:57PM EST

Anyone here listen to Drum&Bass?

My favorite groups at this time are Black Sun Empire, Telemetrik, The Prodigy, Pendulum and a little known Darkstep artist called Disturbia

One of my favorites is Black Sun Empire – Arrakis

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Nov 25, 2011 at 09:50PM EST

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Save My Soul (The album and the song).

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Nov 25, 2011 at 10:55PM EST

One band I’ve been listening to a ton lately is the band BADBADNOTGOOD.

They’re a jazz-hop band, and they actually just released their first live album for free on their bandcamp website. So, in the spirit of sharing a new band, here’s their studio album and live album. Give it a listen, they really kick ass. (At the very least, listen to the Zelda Medley near the end of their studio album.

Nov 26, 2011 at 01:51AM EST

The best albums of 2011 IMHO:

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Murs – Love & Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes & Keys
Adele – 21
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
The Decemberists – The King is Dead
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile – The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate High School, Pt. II

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Nov 26, 2011 at 11:05AM EST

Doc wrote:

The best albums of 2011 IMHO:

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Murs – Love & Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes & Keys
Adele – 21
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
The Decemberists – The King is Dead
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile – The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate High School, Pt. II

I see Fleet Foxes.
A friend recommended them to me, and I really liked them. I think my favorite song off that album is “Grown Ocean.”
Also, I saw the Goat Rodeo Sessions on the Colbert Report, but I haven’t gotten that album yet. They seem pretty good, very American in style.

Nov 26, 2011 at 11:17AM EST

If you like 80’s synth you might like this guy:

Nov 26, 2011 at 12:16PM EST

80’s synth is fun, but there’s also modern electronica.

That album, Kid A, was voted by Rolling Stone as the best of the 2000s. I highly recommend it.

Nov 27, 2011 at 10:55AM EST

Depends on your taste… But I’m electronica kind of guy. Here’s some links to some interesting artists on bandcamp.



Lapfox Trax: (on a side note, I’m NOT a furry)

Nov 27, 2011 at 11:56AM EST

Ry Cooder’s gotta be one of the best songwriters ever.

Nov 27, 2011 at 02:10PM EST

This is why The 88 are awesome, aside from the fact that their music is for winners.

There are too many good Decemberists songs >:(

Some of the RHCP B-Sides are amazing.


Nov 27, 2011 at 06:30PM EST

yay a music thread. ok here i go:

Something hard:

Something soft:

and a song from my people:

Nov 27, 2011 at 07:22PM EST

ZillieZephyr wrote:

Depends on your taste… But I’m electronica kind of guy. Here’s some links to some interesting artists on bandcamp.



Lapfox Trax: (on a side note, I’m NOT a furry)

I, too, are culturally predispositioned to prefer electronica (D&B, dubstep, darkstep and Trance)

Ephixia! So that’s the guy who made the Nyan cat Rave. Thanks for the link, I’ll be looking at what else he has here. Already I’m liking his turret dubstep. I love people who make music out of my favorite memes.

Not so sure about Lapfox though, I’ve browsed his music before and while he does have a few awesome ones, he seems to have many tracks that contain irritating noise: scratching, screeching, scraping, farting and other sounds that should not be used in musical melody

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Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59PM EST

I have a small selection of songs that I’m playing a lot right now on my profile, should anyone care to check them out, but I listen to a lot of music so they tend to change.

@BSOD: 2/5 are from NZ, you have some good artists down there.

Nov 29, 2011 at 06:33PM EST

Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

Cheers :)

I wish we had more NZ D&B artists though

I know of one however and hes pretty good.

I’ve got plenty of DnB up my sleeve….

Nov 29, 2011 at 10:04PM EST

00000OOOOooooh! Do share!

Also in response to your question on my wall, yea that one artist I was referring to was in fact State Of Mind, but like I said, I don’t actually have any of their stuff at this time.

I’d like to get my hands on some of their work, such as MindSlicer for instance

Drum & Bass fans UNITE!!!!

Nov 29, 2011 at 10:24PM EST

awesomeness from the 90s & one of my top fives:

Nov 29, 2011 at 11:45PM EST

I request Fatboy Slim, Propellerheads, Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, Kevin Saunderson, and etc.

Nov 30, 2011 at 12:48AM EST

My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, Green Day, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Muse, etc,. (there are dozens more but you’re probably looking at this comment like I’m the epitome of an emo kid.)
Vampire Money- MCR
Unnatural Selection- Muse
Uptight- Green Day

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Nov 30, 2011 at 01:08AM EST

@Doc, I haven’t thought about my top ten of the year yet, but yours is great!!!

Here’s three songs from albums that are definitely on my list.

Night Birds – Neon Gray (surf punk from Brooklyn/NJ, hard and fast and amazing guitar work)

The Copyrights – Expatriate Blues (midwest pop punk, I’ve liked these guys for awhile but this record is the best they’ve ever done)

P.S. Eliot – Cross Eyed (sad female fronted rock punk. I don’t know how to describe them other than bummer jams)

Nov 30, 2011 at 01:19AM EST

Since I was talking about State of Mind before I guess I’ll go ahead and give you guys a sample:

I shall play you the song of my people:

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Nov 30, 2011 at 01:52AM EST

Stewart Copeland
Andy Prieboy
Deborah Holland
Yoko Kanno
Jethro Tull

ITT: we post stuff we like, believing that will move mountains.

Nov 30, 2011 at 04:44AM EST


Nov 30, 2011 at 06:53AM EST

I like anything from the 80’s. The rock, the pop, the rap, all of it was good.

Listing some bands I like: Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Alice in Chains, and Goo Goo Dolls.

Nov 30, 2011 at 07:33AM EST

i like punk and stuff like this but im afraid im nearly the only one in here
well… i post anyway

some ska punk

not punk but still cool

russian ska punk

german punk-rock

german punk

german electro punk

man i dont want to stop
but this was enough for one post

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Nov 30, 2011 at 07:45AM EST

I am very open about what I listen to. my favorite artists are Excision (Dubstep, Bass, Drum-Step), Dot.Darkness (Dubstep, Electronica), Pink Floyd (Rock), Five fingered Death Punch (Metal), Bob Marley (Reggae), Bruno Mars (Pop), and Erasure (Synth-Pop). I don’t Hate nor Love Bieber, but Rebecca Black made my ears bleed.
My favorite song is probably Always, By Erasure.

Nov 30, 2011 at 10:10AM EST

I’m a very big thrash metal guy.

Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Exodus are my favorite thrash bands.

But I’m also a fan of old school rock and roll like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Motorhead.

Other bands I love are Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and The Offspring.

Here’s some vids of thrash metal bands:

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Nov 30, 2011 at 05:35PM EST

Well, it looks like this thread has been thoroughly hijacked by Rock, Dubstep, Electronica, and Metal _

Have some asian music XD

Japanese Graduation Song

Nov 30, 2011 at 10:07PM EST
Well, it looks like this thread has been thoroughly hijacked by Rock, Dubstep, Electronica, and Metal

I dunno, KYM appears to have extremely diverse music interests. I can’t begin to list all the different genre’s mentioned so far.

True, most people have so far mentioned the Rock, Electronica and Metal genre’s, but people have all posted different sub-genre’s.

As for Dubstep, I’ve noticed only one person mentioning that (ZillieZephyr). Was there anyone else?

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Dec 01, 2011 at 08:11AM EST

Going through some (not all admittingly) of whats posted I really like that song Don posted, the one called Flightwave was simply brilliant. Also ZillieZephyr I love your taste in music. When I saw you put lapfoxtrax I just had to check out those other sites… SO WORTH IT. Personally Genrewise I love me some chiptune and I have been making it and until now hesitent to post any, so in the very near future (probably not on this thread) you may hear some of my 8-bit (not chiptune… yet) music.

Personally, I’d love to send everyone here a crap ton of music but I know I shouldn’t. So heres three really good songs I’ve been enjoying from some of my favorite genres.



Video game Remixes: (because every mofo likes those :P)

^about the last video… That Cave Story remix hails from the wonderful site called: Trust me, you’ll probably find stuff you like… and don’t like from here. But its very easy to find video game remixes from here. But to this date, I still believe the Newgrounds Audio Portal is the greatest collection of video game remixes ever. (as well as every genre of electronic music!) It’s just insane over there, I’d link my favorites list of songs (which is so large I cannot still believe it) on NG but I’d probably seem like I’m whoring out.

Lastly Retro Remix Revue and Rare Candy they are two pretty underrated groups whose songs are pretty good. In my opinion some weren’t put out right (more so on the RRR side) while others do so well they are probably the best remixes out there:

Check out these two on Itunes!

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Dec 01, 2011 at 02:50PM EST

Let’s bump this thread up with a Vietnam-themed mix, because I just happen to be watching Apocalypse Now.

You smell that? Napalm, son. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Keep posting, guys!

Dec 03, 2011 at 09:25PM EST

It’s hard to choose, but here are a couple of my favorite artists in no particular order:

Daft Punk
JS Bach
T Pain
50 cent
Odd Future
Gnarls Barkley
Sean Paul
Les Rythmes Digitales
Gershon Kingsley
TV on the radio
Kanye West
Four Tet
Hot Chip
AR Rahman
Vampire Weekend
KiD CuDi
Jean Michel Jarre
Amadou & Mariam
Bob Sinclar
Mr. Oizo
Sébastien Tellier
Frank Zappa
Stéphane Eicher
Too $hort
Brian Eno
Hocus Pocus
The Chemical Brothers
John Legend
Les Nubians
KT Tunstall
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Lang Lang
Philip Glass
Chris Brown

Dec 04, 2011 at 09:17AM EST

I am in love with music in obscure time signatures. Here is a list of some of my favorite songs (all of which are in 5/4)

Some alternative metal

Funk rock

Plus I’m currently in love with barbershop music, there’s something about a four part harmony that i love.

Dec 04, 2011 at 01:29PM EST

> Visits thread
> Ends up spending £20 on dubstep and dnb

I used to like nothing but rock, but recently I’ve been listening to a lot more dubstep, house and dnb.


  • Muse
  • Oasis
  • Foo Fighters
  • Kasabian
  • The Strokes


  • Deadmau5
  • Skrillex
  • Flux Pavillion
  • Nero
  • Delta Heavy
  • Pendulum

Since visiting this thread:

  • Excision
  • Black Sun Empire
Dec 04, 2011 at 07:37PM EST

Algernon, you actually buy music? Silly brony, that’s not how you internet!

Anyway, Sandwichman, try this classic on for size:

Dec 04, 2011 at 08:02PM EST

Algernon apparently mentioned

  • Black Sun Empire
  • And good on you for supporting the artists with real money ;)

    Just about everything in Skimaskkass post

    Just about everything in Skimaskkass post

    I like your tastes dude. That trance number you posted was spectacular, its just the flavor of trance I like: fast, energetic yet uplifting and positive. I wanna add it to my collection of random trance music.

    Video game remixes intrigue me too, I bet someone could make some awesome remixes out of the music from Doom, Descent, Half-Life, Duke Nukem and all those ancient games from the days of MIDI.

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    Dec 04, 2011 at 10:13PM EST

    Here’s some music that’s not on my profile. Do yourself a favour and listen at 720p.

    (@BSOD: high five for SOM!)

    Dec 05, 2011 at 01:53AM EST
    high five for SOM!


    By the way, what are your thoughts on Darkstep D&B? When it comes to music that goes with Unreal Tournament and Urban Terror, Darkstep fits nicely. One guy I go to for this is an artist who goes by the name of Disturbia. Here’s a sample of his evil concoctions:

    Dec 05, 2011 at 02:47AM EST

    Ooh shit, that got all amen-y there for a bit. I like.

    In all seriousness, I first got into DnB with DJ Bailey’s show on BBC 1Xtra, and he plays a lot of the darkness. DJ Hazard, Noisia (well older Noisia), Phace, Spor, Original Sin, etc. Basically most stuff that comes out on Playaz. I’ve never heard it called Darkstep, I think the technical term is post-neurofunk (but I’m probably the only one who actually cares).

    As to whether I like it, I would say it depends on my mood. This is one of my faves.

    Dec 05, 2011 at 03:02AM EST

    I used the word Darkstep only because I heard it thrown around regarding Disturbia’s music but that probably is not the official term.

    Disturbia’s stuff is usually just labeled “Dark D&B” as in D&B that is just dark, not a whole new sub-genre. It doesn’t really matter though.

    Dec 05, 2011 at 03:09AM EST

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