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Kind of the opposite here, suggest to me non hip-hop music?
All I have on my ipod is hip-hop, although I do enjoy other genres. Anything I have that’s maybe pop or rock, it’s like one song here and there. I’m open to everything except for country,lol. Please and thank you?
Thee Oh Sees
Bruce Springsteen (as lyrical as any rapper)
The Mountain Goats
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Justin Bieber (fuck the haterz)
The Meters, Miles Davis, James Brown, Rick James, The Intruders, The Hiss, Beethoven, old school Green Day
Nujabes, Tsutchie- Both hip-hop but showing a different side (jazz/instrumental)
Frank Ocean- RnB but can be considered hip hop
Daft Punk, Deadmau5- EDM
Radiohead, Ataxia, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Blue Sky Black Death, Burial, Frank Ocean, Marven Gaye, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, The Weeknd. Just the ones that come off the top of my head.
Get bands like: Portugal. The Man, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber (Weeb is right, kid has talent), My Chemical Romance, Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen (any song by her except Call Me Maybe), Bon Iver, Weezer, Lily Allen, Adele (girl has talent, just overplayed), Linkin Park, Lana Del Rey, Rise Against.
For sure, appreciate it guys,
Citizen Cope. If you like hip hop, you’ll love him
Bruce Springsteen (as lyrical as any rapper)
One of the greatest song writers of all time. His best is Born to Run. Magic is a newer one, and while some people have criticized it, it’s still quite good. If anyone else had done it, people would have probably thought it was amazing, but Bruce is such a legend even great stuff is only decent for him. Born in the USA (a very underrated album and misunderstood song) and Nebraska are also very good.
For some more old school stuff:
The Byrds — Younger than Yesterday or their untitled double album; it’s called Untitled/Unissued.
Neil Young (possibly with Crazy Horse) — After the Goldrush, Harvest, Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, Raged Glory, Rust Never Sleeps, Silver & Gold (this one’s fairly new), Living With War (again fairly new), Prairie Wind (also fairly new)
Tom Petty (possibly with The Heartbreakers) — Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), Echo, Highway Companion (also fairly new)
The Rolling Stones — Exile on Main St.
Dire Straits — Brothers in Arms
The Kinks — Misfits, though it’s rather hard to find, Sleepwalker
Creedence Clearwater Revival — Cosmo’s Factory
Pink Floyd — Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall
Bob Dylan — He’s got a pretty bad voice, but he’s one of the greatest songwriters of all time, so if you don’t mind his voice, he’s great.
The Moody Blues — Days of Future Past, On the Threshold of a Dream, In Search of the Lost Chord
Journey — Departure, Escape
Cheap Trick — Dream Police, Cheap Trick, Live from Budokan, Special One (another fairly new one), The Latest (again, fairly new)
Woody Guthrie — Dust Bowl Ballads. He’s old school country, before it became “shitty rock bands with a fiddle.”
Supertramp — Even in the Quietest Moments, Breakfast in America
Blue Oyster Cult — Fires of Unknown Origin
Rush — 2112
Paul Simon — Graceland
Poco — Head Over Heals
Kansas — Leftoverture. This is also one of my favorite names of an album ever.
The Who — Tommy, Who’s Next, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, Quadrophenia
Electric Light Orchestra — Out of the Blue, A New World Record
Bryan Adams — Reckless
Fleetwood Mac — Rumors
John Mellencamp (also known as John Cougar) — Scarecrows, Nothing Matters and What if it Did
James Taylor — Sweet Baby James, which actually isn’t named after himself.
Traveling Wilburys — Volume 1. The greatest supergroup ever. It’s Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison (from the Beatles), and Geoff Lynn (from Electric Light Orchestra).
Warren Zevon — Excitable Boy, The Wind (fairly new)
Grateful Dead — Working Man’s Dead, American Beauty
Cyndi Lauper — She’s So Unusual
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — Deja Vu
John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) — Revival
John Denver — can’t give you any specific albums
Purcell: Fantazias — this is literally classical musics, as in Mozart and Bethoven, thought not them, just the same time period.
The Eagles — One of These Nights
Elton John — Tumbleweed Connection, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Styx — The Grand Illusion
Jimi Hendrix — again, can’t really give any specific albums.
Elvis — He really is as great as everyone says.
Buddy Holly — same as Elvis.
Meatloaf — Bat Out of Hell
George Harrison — Cloud Nine, Brainwashed, All Things Must Pass
Boston — Boston
The Monkees — Fuck the haters. They were a fun little band (they did play a fair bit of their own music), and a great show, and their music is essentially pop, but it’s such good pop.
For some newer stuff (i.e. artists who started since the late ‘80s and are still “relevant”):
The Wallflowers — Breach, Bringing Down the Horse, Red Letter Days, Rebel Sweetheart. Lead singer is Bob Dylan’s son. He inherited his dad’s writing ability, but is a much better singer.
Weezer — Pinkerton, The Green album (it’s titled Weezer), The Blue album (also titled Weezer), Raditude
OK Go — Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Matchbox Twenty — Exile on Mainstream
Crazy Heart — It’s the movie soundtrack. Also country, but again, not “shitty rock bands with a fiddle.”
Green Day — Dookie, American Idiot
The Hooters — Zig Zag. This is the only one I have, but they have plenty of other stuff that’s also quite good, though a bit different; I just can’t think of the names.
This is a pretty eclectic list (it’s basically all the non-rap stuff from my ipod), so a lot of the stuff isn’t too similar, but it should give you some stuff to look into, and there should be at least some stuff you like.
That took a while to write and format so it was readable.
For rock, old school Green Day is a good suggestion. Arctic Monkeys, if you like rap you’ll appreciate the lyricism. Metallica is good too, especially the older stuff.
I don’t really like pop music but I respect singers like Adele and Ellie Goulding because they have a lot of talent to be honest. Oh and Taylor Swift is alright too
I’m open to everything except for country
Why are you not open to country? It’s always good to expand your tastes man
Listen to the album Bluderbuss by Jack White
I’d point anyone not into country toward Lucero. It’s modern alt-country, but it’s a great icebreaker.
I don’t see how anyone can dislike this song.