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Music reccommendations?
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:15:50 PM »
BG: I have a cochlear implant, and am always on the lookout for new music. HOWEVER, "new" doesn't necessarily have to mean new in terms of age. In order for me to learn a new song, I find it on YouTube with lyrics and learn it, once I've memorized it, I can recognize it once its playing, but not until then. There's a bit of a learning curve, but its worth it.

The thing is - with so much music out there, I can sift through 100 songs a day just to find 1 or 2 I really like.

So I ask you - You're stranded on a desert island with an eternally charged mp3 player that holds only 10 songs... What songs would you choose? Any style/genre/period - I like them all!!!!

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 12:25:12 AM »
I like anything by Jethro Tull.  Back in the "old days" before music downloads, when we had to buy the whole album, I knew I wasn't paying for just one or two good songs.  With Jethro Tull, I loved everything on the album.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 01:06:41 AM »
Congrats on the implant!

Anything by Ella Fitzgerald. 

I also tend to like groovy, loungy type of music so I like the Hotel Costes series, there aren't always many lyrics and they aren't always in english, but it's my writing music

I'm a big fan of Putumayo world music as well.  I think I have all of their CD's burned to itunes and in a large playlist

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 01:09:31 AM »
For something more recent, I would get Adele's XI album - I know it may seem overplayed/overhyped, but if it is fresh to you, I'd recommend it as some really nice music.

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 01:11:25 AM »
If you like Celtic I highly recommend the Barra MacNeils. Anything by them is wonderful.

Also worth listening to are Great Big Sea, David Myles,  the Sons of Maxwell, Don Carroll's solo album is good.


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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 01:24:22 AM »
Delta, what kind of music do you like already?  Do you have some favorite songs to start with?  That would make it easier to recommend something :-)

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 01:54:27 AM »
I like pretty much a bit of everything LOL. Here's a sampling of one of my mix lists - you'll see its VERY eclectic!!!

If I had a million dollars - Barenaked Ladies
American Pie - Don Mclean
Fishin in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
No Matter How High - Oakridge Boys
You and I - Lady Gaga
Umbrella - Rhianna
After the Goldrush - Trio
Sun Eyed Girl - Beck
Red Red Wine - UB40
A Beautiful Life - Statler Brothers
I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss
Halleleujah - Leonard Cohen
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again - Sly & the Family Stone
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Top of the World - Carpenters
Far Away - Nickelback
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Love Don't Cost A Thing - JLo
Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Holly - Republica
Lady Marmalade - Lil Kim & etc
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Flower - Moby
All Star - Smash Mouth
Stop - Spice Girls
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
When you're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
YMCA - Village People
Hanky Panky - Madonna
The Truck Got Stuck - Corb Lund
Donkey Riding - Great Big Sea
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Can't Fight This Feeling - Reo Speedwagon
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Doc Walker
Good To be Me  - Uncle Kracker & Kid Rock
Hello! - Lionel Ritchie
Hotel California - Eagles
Cat's in the Cradle - Cat Stevens
10,000 Miles -  Mary Chapin Carpenter
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Asleep At The Wheel - Bloodhound Gang
My Future's So Bright, I gotta wear Shades - Timbuk3
Macarena -Los Del Rio
End of the Line - The Traveling Wilburys

All The Mamas & The Papas
All Abba
All John Denver
All Josh Groban
All Randy Travis and most country

As you can see - its all over the place!

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 02:04:15 AM »
Get out of my brain!!.  My itunes faves playlist looks very similar, minus the country stuff

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 02:50:16 AM »
So I ask you - You're stranded on a desert island with an eternally charged mp3 player that holds only 10 songs... What songs would you choose? Any style/genre/period - I like them all!!!!

In no particular order:

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Tchaikovsky

Genius in France Weird Al Yankovic's tribute to Frank Zappa

Oh Well Fleetwood Mac

Final Fantasy VI Opera(Maria and Draco) Nobuo Uematsu

Alice's Restaurant Arlo Guthrie

Put Down the Ducky Sesame Street and all star cast

In a Gadda da Vida Iron Butterfly

Rock Lobster The B-52s

Take 5 The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Don't Be Afraid Nobuo Uematsu

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 06:49:16 AM »
sounds like you got a good mix there...I'm all over the place in music

I love a lot of 50's and 60's Motown - all of the groups, Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, etc....

I love a lot of 80's music  - Journey (love them), Duran Duran, Huey Lewis

my favorite artists of today - Adele, Pink, Bruno Mars and Clay Aiken (big fan), Bon Jovi (all years)
Rhianna's - Stay
Emeli Sande's - Next to Me
love Low by FLO Rida

Hall & Oates is another favorite from all decades

Maroon 5 is another favorite  - another all time favorite song is Move Like Jagger by Adam Levine and Christina Aguliera
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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
Anything by The Beatles, The Who, The Doors, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons for some nice background music, though any of them can also be quite upbeat and dancey, depending on the song.

I'm also a fan of The Civil Wars, they're on YouTube and have some amazing vocals.

Jason Mraz, Josh Groban (especially some of his foreign music, it's wonderful), f(x), Laura Wright, Muse, Celtic Women all have a bit of a more relaxing vibe to them.

I'm also a big fan of Beethoven's symphonies (particularly the second movements of Symphonies 7 and 9), Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (O Fortuna being the first and most well-known movement, the whole song cycle is over an hour), any sort of madrigals and chansons by Palestrina, Verdi, de Victoria. L'Homme Armee is always a good song to start with, and any of the various masses based on it.

Mozart had some amazing masses, Bach had some brilliant organ works. Verdi's operas and preludes to them. Debussy, Ravel...I think I'll stop now before I start listing off every historical piece of music I listen to. Which is a lot of them.

Ray Lynch and Enya are also really great for relaxing music. And if you're looking classics, you can't go wrong with any soundtrack by John Williams.

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 10:31:43 AM »
I listen to rock and 90s country...quite a combination, I know!

Some favorite songs)
Lift Me Up by Five Finger Death Punch (my absolute favorite song right now)
If You Only Knew, I'll Follow You, and Save Me by Shinedown
Rain by Breaking Benjamin
Alive by Adelitas Way
Say You'll Haunt Me by Stone Sour
 
My favorite rock bands are Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Adelitas Way, Shinedown, and Linkin Park.

Country artists I like:
Sawyer Brown
Miranda Lambert
Mark Chestnutt
Brooks & Dunn
Kenny Chesney
Terri Clark

For instrumental, there is a public station on Pandora called "Sleep Music for Jeff" that has an excellent selection of soothing instrumental music.
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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »
Seconding Bon Jovi (especially "You Give Love a Bad Name". Also "If You Leave" by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.

There's a group called Blackmore's Night; it's Ritchie Blackmore (formerly of Deep Purple and Rainbow), his now-wife Candice, and other musicians. They do sort of folk-rock-Renaissance. Hard to describe, but very cool. They're huge in Europe, not so much here in the US, but it's fairly easy to find their music.

Adele's "Rumor Has It"

Poison: "Talk Dirty to Me," "Something to Believe In," "Every Rose (Has Its Thorn)"

Def Leppard: "Photograph," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Love Bites"

Queensryche: "Silent Lucidity"

Adam Ant: "Room at the Top"

The Moody Blues: "Once Upon a Time"

Roxette: "It Must Have Been Love"

Jonny Lang: "Lie to Me"

Johnny Cash - pretty much anything, but his American albums are well worth checking out. And "Bitter Tears," which was an album of Native American-themed songs. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" chokes me up every time, but it's not an easy song to listen to.

Alanna Myles "Black Velvet"


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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 11:03:25 AM »
I tend to lean country/folk, so my list would be:

- Any James Taylor
- older Indigo Girls (they have gotten more in touch with their punk roots lately, and the tones might be hard on you)
- Tracy Chapman (her voice is amazing, and she's got really clear diction and is easy to understand most of the time)
- Pierce Pettis (a little more obscure, but worth it - he's amazing)
- Michael Buble - a little cliched, but good if you are looking for reimagined standards.

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Re: Music reccommendations?
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2013, 07:53:44 PM »
ally like.

So I ask you - You're stranded on a desert island with an eternally charged mp3 player that holds only 10 songs... What songs would you choose? Any style/genre/period - I like them all!!!!

  Barra's Definately, can't say enough about them. :)

But have you thought of compilations, one of my favourites is the sound track from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"