Yuzo Koshiro's soundtracks. Freaking amazing. M.O.V.E. - Another Japanese group, lots of work for "Initial-D." 8ball - Not the rapper...yet another J-rock group. These guys are favorites of Drifting fans, as they did the intro to the D1 Drifting Grand Prix coverage in the JDM Option DVD Magazine. They also sing in English. T-Square/Masahiro Andoh: Japanese Instrumentalist group, and famous composer, guitarist. Andoh composed the Japanese-market introduction to the game "Gran Turismo," and it's stuck with the game, now in it's fifth generation. The group as a whole is famous for use of the EWI, or Electronic Wind Instrument, a synthesizer that's blown into like a clarinet
Post by percyluvsemily on Oct 11, 2008 20:46:56 GMT
Lately, a singer that I have absolutely fallen in love with is Icelandic sensation, Björk[/u]. Her songs are beautiful. She evolves through so many phases. With most bands or singers it takes several years and albums for them to really change their sound, but with Björk, you never know what you'll get. Compare Medúlla, her 2004 release that was nearly entirely accappela, combining choirs, throat singers and even beatboxers to her most recent release, the dance heavy Volta. This singer is very good at thinking outside the box and coming up with interesting songs. Also, be sure to check out some of her music videos. They are all amazing in their own way. Be sure to especially check out "Human Behaviour", "Who Is It" and "It's Oh So Quiet".
Another singer that has been really enjoyable for me is Amanda Palmer[/u]. Fans of punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls will recognize her as the amazing singer and pianist of the band. She recently released her first major release solo album "Who Killed Amanda Palmer". If the fact that the title spoofs Twin Peaks isn't what makes this album amazing, then the songs themselves win it. It contains beautiful piano ballads ("Another Year", "Point Of It All", "Have To Drive"), angry rock ("Astronaut", "Runs In The Family", "Guitar Hero"), meaningful songs that make statements, be them in real life or in the stories the songs portray ("Ampersand", "Blake Says", "Strength Through Music"), silly tunes ("Oasis", "I Google You"), and even to songs that stray into the world of musical theatre (Leeds United, "Straight", "What's The Use Of Wond'rin?"). The album is a beautiful piece that shouldn't be overlooked. Whether she's with Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls or on her own, Amanda Palmer is an inovative artist that is worth noticing.
A final artist is Liam Lynch[/u]. Fans of MTV, back when it still played music, will remember the show "Sifl and Olly", which Lynch produced and starred in. Others will recognize his popular song "United States of Whatever". He now has a popular featured podcast entitled "Lynchland", following Lynch's fictional exploits, including hunting street bison, waking up in the future, and challenging an evil emporer, aided with nothing but an enchanted CASIO keyboard. The fact that the majority of the work is done by him alone makes the series that much better. The podcast has spawned two albums, which feature the musical segments from the show. Most recently however, he has released a new album "Get Up On The Raft" (on top of working on Lynchland). The album features a rare moment in which Lynch makes serious songs. The album is low-key and almost entirely acoustic, but is enjoyable nevertheless. Other interesting albums by Lynch include the midi-esque "We're All Nighters" which was written and recorded entirely at night, along with "How To Be A Satellite", an interesting compilation of songs that range from comeidic ("B-Side", "Club Sucker"), to dead serious ("Waves Low and High", "Dear Zero") along with several interesting electronic numbers ("Fresh Electric", "Step Out Of Time", "This Town Sucks"). Enjoy listening!
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Now I know only a small group here likes rap, but at least give these to songs a try. They're devoted to the good times in each artists lives, the beats are just too laid-back and give you a calm feeling.
O.P.P-Naughty by Nature
Another "good times" song, more up-beat than the other two, more of a party song.
Straight outta Compton-N.W.A.
I suggest getting the clean-version for this one, the group puts reality into their lyrics, rapping about the tough life in rough neighborhoods.
Let me ride-Dr. Dre
Again, the clean version is recommended, another laid-back song, but with funk (which is why it's called G-funk), I can't even describe it, it's......a great song.
Here's what I recommand these 80s music groups that I encounter:
Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule the World A-Ha- Take on Me Real Life- Send Me an Angel Dead or Alive- You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record) Heart- These Dreams Chris Issak- Wicked Games Van Halen- Jump Micheal Jackson- Thriller Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up (a*k*a* RickRoll) Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes- I've Had a Time of My Life Ray Parker Jr.- Ghostbusters Kenny Loggins- Danger Zone (Top Gun song)
Sorry that I got a long list, I must've been living in a wrong decade!
Proud to be a Titanic & TUGS fan, a hobbiest, and a cartoon lover.
Post by Metamorphical on Sept 22, 2009 20:40:42 GMT
25 Recommendations from me
1. Stand Here With Me - Creed 2. Who's Got My Back Now? - Creed 3. Faceless Man - Creed 4. Torn - Creed 5. Blackbird - Alter Bridge 6. Broken Wings - Alter Bridge' 7. Superman - Five For Fighting 8, 100 Years - Five for Fighting 9. Hero - Foo Fighters 10. Everlong - Foo Fighters 11. Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against 12. I Hate My Life - Saving Abel 13. Return to Innocence - Enigma 14. Gravity of Love - Enigma 15. The Space Between - Dave Mathrew's Band 16. Tears of an Angel - Ryandan 17. Endless Night - Lion King Broadway 18. Shadowland - Lion King Boardway 19. Lion - Rebecca St. James 20. Crash and Burn - Savage Garden 21. Free to Fly Tonight - Savage Garden 22. The Bird and the Worm - The Used 23. Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance 24. Daughtry - Home 25. Amber - 311
Here are some of the best songs, that I like, that I would recommend to anyone.
1. My Wish - Rascal Flatts 2. Awake in a Dream - Kalan Porter 3. I'll Be Your Everything - Youngstown 4. For You - The Calling 5. If Everyone Cared - Nickelback 6. Just When I Thought I Stopped Loving You - Reba McEntire 7. Every Breath You Take - The Police 8. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi 9. I Lie - Jason McCoy 10. You Could've Fooled Me - Adam Gregory 11. You Found Me - Kelly Clarkson 12. Waiting All My Life - Rascal Flatts 13. Hero - Chad Kroeger & Josey Scott 14. I'll Be - Reba McEntire 15. Savin' Me - Nickelback 16. Hanging By a Moment - Lifehouse 17. Saviour - Lights 18. Lost Highway - Bon Jovi 19. Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts 20. Shine - Brain Melo 21. Do Something - The Eagles 22. New Divide - Linkin Park 23. Truely, Madly, Deeply - Ayesha 24. Clay Aiken - Falling 25. Atomic Kitten - The Loco Motion 26. It's My Life - Bon Jovi 27. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback 28. Lost - Faith Hill 29. Islands in the Stream - The BeeGees 30. The Story of Your Life - Ali Slaight 31. Take My Hand - Simple Plan 32. Close - Rascal Flatts 33. Things That Matter - Rascal Flatts 34. How Did I Fall In Love With You - Backstreet Boys 35. Ashes - Clay Aiken 36. See Me Through - Rascal Flatts 37. There You'll Be - Faith Hill 38. I Will Be Your Friend - Michael W. Smith 39. Better Life - Keith Urban 40. Every Day - Rascal Flatts 41. Raining on Sunday - Keith Urban 42. Consider Me Gone - Reba McEntire 43. I'd Come for You - Nickelback 44. Love You Out Loud - Rascal Flatts 45. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson 46. One Way Ticket (Because I Can) - LeAnn Rimes 47. Down in Heaven - Kalan Porter 48. Break It To Them Gently - Jaydee Bixby 49. Lights of My Hometown - Aaron Lines 50. Far Away - Nickelback
Two bands I'd recommend: Public Image Limited- John Lydon's band after the Sex Pistols. Okay I'll admit I don't like Lydon much, but this band has some good songs. Examples being Seattle, Rise, This is not a love song, and public image.
and band number 2: Placebo: been getting into them. pretty solid band. some good tunes. examples being: song to say goodbye, pure morning, this picture, and twenty years.
k...all I'll say is what was I thinking when I posted that back in 07? dear lord....I listened to rubbish back then.
anyways bands I'd recommend now:
Stone Roses: Their 87-90 stuff is just drop dead amazing. IMO, the best debut album ever. Their second album isn't as good but still has some good stuff on it as well. Overall, VERY HIGHLY recommended.
Ian Brown: His solo stuff....while there's some misses there's several hits in there too. Also, good always for a listen.
Daft Punk: Been a fan of their for years. Simply put, IMO the best electronic band to come from the 90s and still making great stuff today. Their Alive 2007 album is truly amazing, and a must get (try and get the version with the encore though...you WILL NOT be disappointed). 1st 2 studio albums are also pretty good (minus the remix album and their 3rd studio one is well....variable at best). Overall though, again recommended highly.
A few personal favourite acts of mine which I think will be most peoples taste here:
* Joy Division/New Order - Enough said!. One of most influential bands ever.
* Manic Street Preachers - the first four albums and the latest Journal For Plague Lovers.
* Tegan and Sara - Especially their last album 'The Con'. Great girls and brilliant stand ups as well!.
* Paramore - The exception however being 'Riot' in regards as to how TOO poppy it was. However the latest of theirs 'Brand New Eyes' is a definite improvement and the first album 'All We Know Is Falling' is a must as well!.
* The Police - Another obvious choice that goes without saying. Notably for having great songs which had a unique twist to them!.
* The Verve - Urban Hymns being the obvious choice but also try out 'A Storm In Heaven' and 'A Northern Soul'.
* The Cure - Again another obvious favourite. Robert Smith is one of the best songwriters out there.
* U2 - All the records right up till 'Zooropa'. The more recent stuff isn't much good.
I back up the reccomendations for Stone Roses, Ian Brown and Manic Street Preachers there. Mega shouts there
One band I would also reccomend are The Courteeners. Their kind of a indie sound band from Manchester (which seems to ooze music class acts) but they do have some pretty good lyrics placed with some catchy but good rock based tunes.
I Want Out - Helloween Eagle Fly Free - Helloween Hey Lord! - Helloween Superheroes - Edguy Watching Over Me - Iced Earth Slave to the Dark - Iced Earth Harvester of Sorrow - Metallica Rum is For Drinking Not For Burning - Senses Fail Plowed - Sponge Jambi - Tool Slow Train - Status Quo Astro Zombies - The Misfits They Say - Scars on Broadway (this band has two System of a Down members) I Wanna Be Somebody - W.A.S.P The Ballad of Billy Rose - 16 Second Stare (great band Gasoline - Audioslave Spellbound - Lacuna Coil
all good choices, but one band people in pennsylvania know is the badlees. my godfather's the lead guitarist. they're like a rock/folk kind of thing. they just released a new album, "love is rain". the lyrics are frickin grammy worthy man.
harperman: Also i have read up to 149 of 376 ERS Volumes
May 12, 2021 22:47:47 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Railway modelling hot take: Daylight under the boiler is overrated in OO, and it might be best to glue acetate shielding behind it on locos that have it to mitigate dust inflow. Especially locos where the body is actually screwed to the chassis.
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Engine 87546: Happy 76th anniversary to The Three Railway Engines. Published on May 12th, 1945.
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harperman: I Have also read through the entirety of ERS Novel 6
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