What music would you recommend for me?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Just to clarify, Pink Floyd is a group and not an individual. Roger Waters and David Gilmore are the 2 more prominent members, each aslo have solo works out there that you should listen to.

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    Pink Floyd [the Barber] or Pink Paul [Klipsch]? ;)

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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,376
    Nobody has mentioned Frank Zappa yet.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,380
    Melody Gardot

    Norah Jones

    Terry Evans

    Ry Cooder

    Too Many Zooz

    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Porcupine Tree

    Nine Inch Nails

    Ani Di Franco

    Patty Larkin

    Fiona Apple

    Supertramp

    Halsey

    Lorde

    Imagine Dragons

    The Doors

    Vanessa Rodriguez

    Rodrigo y Gabriella

    Los Lobos

    Bebel Gilberto

    Sergio Mendez

    Alanis Morissette

    Al Di Meola

    Jazz at the Pawnshop

    Alice in Chains

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,785
    chumlie wrote: »
    Nobody has mentioned Frank Zappa yet.

    Frank can be a bit much right off the bat, for some, he's an aquired taste, for others, unpalatable. Personally, I'm a big fan, but I'm also a musician, so I believe that helps in appreciating what he's doing, musically. He also has a warped sense of humor ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    chumlie wrote: »
    Nobody has mentioned Frank Zappa yet.

    Funny you should mention FZ :)
    I don't remember why any more, but when my son was a young teen, I gave him a copy of a Zappa "greatest hits" (so to speak) album called Strictly Commercial.

    And he was never the same ;)
    He became a huge Zappa fan.

    So... yeah... maybe Zappa. Either the aforementioned Strictly Commercial or Apostrophe(') both of which are very "accessible" and minimally scatalogical. :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,853
    Frank was the man!!!
    R.I.P.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    George Grand would be proud to see Micah pick up the FZ torch, methinks :)

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    Thanks for the recommendations!
    My father has several Frank Zappa records, and although I can tell he is very talented, he just doesn’t move me.
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    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,376
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    chumlie wrote: »
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

    Interesting choice (and I mean that in a good way) :)

    I've been dancin' up to the brink of recommending, e.g., Traffic... but they're a little... esoteric sometimes. :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    that said, howzabout Stevie Winwood solo & acoustic, tryin' to find his way home? :)



    or...



  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,376
    If your a fan of blues guitar. Rory Gallagher.
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,084
    Micah,
    PM me your address and I'll send you a couple of mix cd's of some music I enjoy.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,354
    Alan Parsons Project are among my faves. Very talented group, with well mastered recordings. IIRC, the I Robot album was on the list of recommended albums from Polk when the SDA technology first emerged from their lineup.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    verb wrote: »
    Alan Parsons Project are among my faves. Very talented group, with well mastered recordings. IIRC, the I Robot album was on the list of recommended albums from Polk when the SDA technology first emerged from their lineup.

    ... and, for the OP's benefit, Alan Parsons engineered Dark Side of the Moon.
    Coincidence? I think not. :)

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    Thanks!
    Doc, I listened to The Who this morning, and I was impressed! I’ll be buying that vinyl. Thanks!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • pongshipongshi Posts: 370
    edited July 26
    Wow, that's like asking what kind of food do you think I would like. Due to the digital age, you have an unlimited opportunity to find music that you like. A music streaming service will often give recommendations for artists that you might like after you have listened to other artists. My son has turned me on to a lot of cool Indy music through online streaming apps. If you are one of those sonically addicted folks as many here are, you will find your musical taste expand and change over the years. I have no suggestions, just enjoy the buffet. Good luck on your journey :)
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,932
    mlistens03, maybe someone has already suggested this, but you should go to this thread:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/16043/what-are-you-listening-to#latest

    The members here have very good and diverse taste in music. Find an album you haven't heard of from that thread and then search for it on YouTube and give it a listen. That way you aren't spending money on albums you've never heard and may not like. Back in the day when I first started buying CDs, I remember going and buying albums and frequently being disappointed because many only had one good song on the whole CD. You guys have it lucky nowadays. You can stream an entire album for free before buying it. Plus, you'll get to see some good photography/composition skills in some of the photos in the thread I mentioned.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    pongshi wrote: »
    Wow, that's like asking what kind of food do you think I would like. Due to the digital age, you have an unlimited opportunity to find music that you like. A music streaming service will often give recommendations for artists that you might like after you have listened to other artists. My son has turned me on to a lot of cool Indy music through online streaming apps. If you are one of those sonically addicted folks as many here are, you will find your musical taste expand and change over the years. I have no suggestions, just enjoy the buffet. Good luck on your journey :)

    I’ve tried to use iTunes for that, but since our whole family uses the same account, I mostly get recommendations for electronic music, the rap that I used to listen to, and occasionally the styles of music I enjoy now.
    I do get what you are saying though.
    Hermitism wrote: »
    mlistens03, maybe someone has already suggested this, but you should go to this thread:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/16043/what-are-you-listening-to#latest

    The members here have very good and diverse taste in music. Find an album you haven't heard of from that thread and then search for it on YouTube and give it a listen. That way you aren't spending money on albums you've never heard and may not like. Back in the day when I first started buying CDs, I remember going and buying albums and frequently being disappointed because many only had one good song on the whole CD. You guys have it lucky nowadays. You can stream an entire album for free before buying it. Plus, you'll get to see some good photography/composition skills in some of the photos in the thread I mentioned.

    I have yet to check out that thread, mostly because I’ve been really busy for the past few days, I’ll check it out when I haven more time later.
    Thanks!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,760
    From the brief list of music you seem to like, I would suggest 60’s and 70’s R&B.

    James Brown

    Spinners

    O’Jays

    You may also want to try Amazon. You can sample songs, and they recommend other artists also
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,748
    The Black Keys
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Wait, your parents were okay with rap (calling women female dogs and garden utensils, drugs,etc.) but they're against Cannibal Corpse (mostly grotesque violence)?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    edited July 26
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Wait, your parents were okay with rap (calling women female dogs and garden utensils, drugs,etc.) but they're against Cannibal Corpse (mostly grotesque violence)?

    Well, rap as in Christian rap, like Lecrae, KB, Andy Mineo, etc. My parents and I are not ok with most other rap, but there are a few Christian artists who I like to listen to. They are, however, a little more like hip hop than traditional rap.
    Edit: I LIKED to listen to. I don’t enjoy that style of music as much as I did two years ago.
    Post edited by mlistens03 on
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,031
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 635
    The Bag raiders

    Eric Bibb

    Faith no more - specifically the album Angel Dust

    LCD Soundsystem

    Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    cfrizz wrote: »

    My father has a few of their records, and I very much enjoy them. Thanks for the recommendation!
    joecoulson wrote: »
    The Bag raiders

    Eric Bibb

    Faith no more - specifically the album Angel Dust

    LCD Soundsystem

    Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

    Thanks for the suggestions!
    I haven’t had time to do anything but brief listening throughout the week, but I have some time tonight, tomorrow, and over the weekend, and I’ll be checking out your suggestions! Thanks again!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,140
    edited July 27
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Anything by Cannibal Corpse.

    Never heard of them until your post, so I ordered some CDs. For whatever reason, I have started liking metal in my old age. However, this guy sings like he has a mouthful of dead flesh. Mumble man. LOL

    On the metal theme, I downloaded this today, and love it.

    VENUES - Aspire

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