Recommend some rock music

Patsai 07-02-2005 01:19 AM
Could anyone here recommend some good rock music? I recently bought an iPod and my collection only has 72 songs in it. If anyone could perhaps help me out and post a band or song that you highly recommend that I shouldn't go without, please post. I'll take anything except for the following:

  1. I accept obscene and profrane songs to a "Korn"- and "Powerman 5000"-level, but nothing harsh.
  2. I also accept light rock music (I'm a big fan of Maroon 5).
  3. I like good vocals, but I also want good beats. I don't want songs with just random guitar slamming (aka no talent involved).
  4. No satanic or death metal please. I will accept anything else.
Big Money 07-02-2005 01:33 AM
Well, the classics are good... Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, that stuff... I also like Franz Ferdinand...

Perhaps it would help to get an approximation of what your 72 song collection is made up of?
Buck Buck #1 07-02-2005 01:39 AM
Here are a few of my favorite bands at the moment.
The White Stripes
The New Pornographers
The B-52's

I might post some more if I think of some.
Volt 07-02-2005 01:50 AM
It's hard to recommend rock bands, since rock has about 6,000 sub-genres, but here's some music I think is pretty awesome (band name, then CD).

At the Drive-In - "in/Casino/OUT" *
At the Drive-In - "Relationship of Command"
At the Drive-In - "Vaya"
Sparta - "Porcelain"
The Mars Volta - "Deloused in the Comatorium"
Motion City Soundtrack - "I Am The Movie"
Motion City Soundtrack - "Commit This To Memory"
Saosin - "Translating the Name" (This one might be hard to get a hold of. PM me and I'll help you out.)
The Matches - "E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals"
System of a Down - "Steal This Album!"
Alkaline Trio - "Crimson" *

* If you suddenly only have enough cash to get 2 CDs, get these. Easily some of the best music ever made.

I'm forgetting a lot, but those are some definite must-buys right there.
Travis Bickle 07-02-2005 02:02 AM
In Alphabetical order!

-A Perfect Circle
-AFI (their first few albums)
-Alice in Chains
-Alien Ant Farm (the second album is the best)
-The Allman Brothers Band
-At The Drive-In
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
-The Beatles
-Beck (the first two albums)
-Ben Folds (and the Ben Folds Five)
-Black Flag
-Blind Melon
-Butthole Surfers
-Cake (early days)
- cKy
-The Clash
-Collective Soul
- Creedence Clearwater Revival
-The Cure
- The Dandy Warhols
-David Bowie
-Dead Kennedys
-Deep Purple
-the Deftones
-the Doors
-the Dresden Dolls
-Dropkick Murphys
-Edgar Winter
-Electric Eel Shock
-Emerson Lake and Palmer
-Eric Clapton
-Everclear (first two albums)
-Faith No More
-The Flaming Lips
-Flogging Molly
-The Foo Fighters (up until their latest album)
-George Harrison
-Green Day (up until Warning)
-Harvey Danger
-H(is) I(nfernal) M(ajesty)
-Hot Hot Heat
-Iggy and the Stooges
-Jane’s Addiction
- Jefferson Airplane
-Jethro Tull
- Jimi Hendrix
- John Frusciante
-John Lennon
-Judas Priest
-The Kinks
- Led Zeppelin
-Lenny Kravitz
-Living Colour
-The Living End
-Marilyn Manson
-The Mars Volta
-(old) Metallica
-Mindless Self Indulgence
-Monster Magnet
-Mr. Bungle
-The Music
-My Chemical Romance
-Nada Surf
-The New Pornographers
-Nine Inch Nails
-The Offspring (older, like Ixnay On The Ombray and before)
-Our Lady Peace
-The Phenomenauts
-The Pillows
-Pink Floyd
-The Pixies
-Porno for Pyros (good god’s urge)
-The Presidents of the United States of America (the first two)
-Primus (Tales from the Punchbowl and the Brown Album)
-Q and not U
-REM (Monster)
-Radiohead (everything but Amnesiac and Kid A)
-Rage Against the Machine
-the Ramones
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Rob Zombie
-The Rolling Stones
-Rollins Band
-The Shins
-Shonen Knife
-Smashing Pumpkins
-Soul Coughing
-Stabbing Westward
-Stone Temple Pilots
-System of a Down
-Talk Show
-Talking Heads
-Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
-Tenacious D
-The Toadies
-The Transplants
-Tsunami Bomb
-Tub Ring
-Velvet Revolver
-Veruca Salt
-Violent Femmes
-Weezer (everything except for Make Believe)
-the White Stripes (only Get Behind Me Satan)
-The Who
-the World/Inferno Friendship Society
-the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah, that's about it...

This all comes from a list of the most played bands on my ITunes, over the period of, say, a year and a half to two years.

TanookiJoe 07-02-2005 02:09 AM
You better get some Hendrix and Stooges up in your Pod...
088nd 07-02-2005 09:47 AM
Originally posted by Bleedthrough
-Radiohead (everything but Amnesiac and Kid A)

Kid A and Amnesiac are my favorite ones (Besides OK Computer) Frown

Modest Mouse is really great. Their guitar style is genius, as well as their song structure. They know how to make music.
Xel 07-03-2005 12:41 AM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, definitely. Also Coheed & Cambria.
Bllue 07-18-2005 06:17 PM
Every body's already suggested every thing good. Unless your into emo. Hawthorn Height and Silverstein are great for that... *Shivers*
They have creepy lyrics and voices though...
Darkside 07-18-2005 06:32 PM
You can never go wrong with AC/DC, make sure you get songs from both the Bon Scot and Brian Johnson eras.
Kairi 07-24-2005 07:48 PM
Go look up Symphony for the Devil, by Pig.
DJX Prime 07-25-2005 07:39 AM
Here's a couple more suggestions from my personal collection:

Oingo Boingo (especially if Danny Elfman is with them)
Sisters of Mercy

I've been developing an interest in The Bravery, especially after hearing "Honest Mistake." Finally, someone introduced me to an underground (?) power metal band called Iced Earth. They do a 30 minute opus about the Battle of Gettysburg. Deffinitely worth a listen to; it comes with their album The Glorious Burden.
StevieV019 07-25-2005 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Xel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, definitely. Also Coheed & Cambria.

"Say No to Coheed & Cambria"

Guns N Roses
Seven Mary Three
Better Than Ezra
Steve Miller Band
Candlebox (well, "Far Behind" at least)
Pearl Jam
Alice in Chains (DEFINITELY)
Depeche Mode
Goo Goo Dolls

Damn...Scotty pretty much covered everything...and Im too lazy to think about it...
Travis Bickle 07-25-2005 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Nein
Go look up Symphony for the Devil, by Pig.

That's of course if you want to listen to mediocre industrial nonsense. Raymond Watts isn't the least bit talented as, say, pretty much everyone else in industrial metal. (Still listening to that stuff, eh, Nein?)

(To avoid further confusion, that's my heavily-biased opinion Tongue ).

In my opinion, Stevie, Bun Bun, Volt and myself pretty much hit the nail on the head. If you need specific albums/songs, feel free to PM me.
Tony Waynewrong 07-25-2005 01:58 PM
Here is my list of recommended artists. I know I have left out a few, but this is the majority of what I listen to. Big Grin

- 10,000 Maniacs
- Alanis Morissette
- Audioslaves
- Beck
- Billy Corgan
- Black Sabbath
- Blondie
- Boston
- Brenton Wood (If you are into classic R/B)
- Bush
- Cake
- Carly Simon (She really rocks)
- Cat Steven (namely Wild World and Oh Very Young)
- Chicago
- Chris Isaak
- Coldplay (their lyrics are usually deep, despite their popularity)
- Counting Crows
- Creed (if you can stomach some of their religious overtones)
- Crosby, Stills and Nash / Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (they really kick some major @$$)
- Cyndi Lauper
- David Bowie (a timeless musician, indeed)
- Deftones
- Depeche Mode
- Diana Ross (Her love songs are one of the best in the world)
- Dido (yeah, I think her music rocks)
- Electric Light Orchestra (ELO, what can I say?)
- Enigma
- Eurythmics
- Fastball
- Fiona Apple (I can't get enough of her voice)
- Fleetwood Mac
- Foo Fighters
- Frank Sinatra (the best male singer on Earth [well, with Tom Jones])
- Franz Fernindad
- Garbage
- Gin Blossoms
- Goo Goo Dolls
- Green Day
- Heart
- Hole (Great stuff)
- Incubus
- Interpol
- Jane's Addiction
- Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. (I shouldn't have to explain this one)
- Jewel (I love her music, despite her popularity back in the day)
- Jimi Hendrix -> The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsies and his last band (they never finalized their name before Jimi's death)
- John Lennon
- Korn
- Led Zeppelin
- Lisa Loeb
- Lit
- Live
- Madonna
- Matchbox Twenty
- Missing Persons
- Moby
- Natalie Imbruglia (Yeah, yeah, but I like the majority of her stuff)
- Neil Young (one of my most favorite song writers)
- New Order
- Nine Inch Nails
- Nirvana
- No Doubt
- Oingo Boingo
- Paul McCartney
- Pearl Jam
- Pet Shop Boys
- Phil Collins
- Pink Floyd
- Pixies
- Prince
- Queen (Hail to Freddy!)
- Sarah McLachlan
- Save Ferris
- Simon and Garfunkel
- Simple Minds
- Sixpense none the Richer
- Smash Mouth
- Smashing Pumpkins
- Soundgarden
- Squirrel Nut Zippers
- Sting
- Stone Temple Pilots
- Styx
- Supertramp
- System of a Down
- Tavares (yes, I like Disco too)
- Tears for Fears
- The Animals
- The B-52's
- The Beach Boys
- The Beatles
- The Byrds
- The Cardigans
- The Carpenters
- The Cars
- The Clash
- The Cranberries
- The Cure
- The Doors
- The English Beat
- The Guess Who
- The Mamas and the Papas
- The Mighty Might Bosstones
- The Moody Blues
- The Offspring
- The Police
- The Pretenders
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers (not in concert, of course)
- The Strokes
- The Todies
- The Turtles
- The Wallflowers
- The White Stripes
- The Who
- The Yardbirds
- Third Eye Blind
- Tompson Twins
- Three Dog Night
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- U2
- Van Halen
- Veruca Salt
- Violent Femmes
- Weezer
Kairi 07-25-2005 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Bleedthrough
That's of course if you want to listen to mediocre industrial nonsense. Raymond Watts isn't the least bit talented as, say, pretty much everyone else in industrial metal. (Still listening to that stuff, eh, Nein?)

Trent Reznor is a pussy and you know it. Give that crybaby stuff up.

..and don't get all upset just because I made fun of your banner.
Travis Bickle 07-25-2005 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Nein
Originally posted by Bleedthrough
That's of course if you want to listen to mediocre industrial nonsense. Raymond Watts isn't the least bit talented as, say, pretty much everyone else in industrial metal. (Still listening to that stuff, eh, Nein?)

Trent Reznor is a pussy and you know it. Give that crybaby stuff up.

..and don't get all upset just because I made fun of your banner.

You're a funny guy. Trent Reznor's an amazing lyricist and musician (especially piano/keyboards). You should really see him live. His music and lyrics are far better than anything Watts could do. You should see him live instead of just listen to the albums. That's the real experience right there.

I'm not upset about the banner thing. In fact, I don't care at all. I mean, nobody died and made you king of all that is Photoshop, but still. Your a punk. You have no importance to me. KTHXBAI

Kairi 07-25-2005 06:18 PM
Whatever you gotta tell yourself. [Shrugs]
evanASF27 07-25-2005 06:30 PM
In addition to a majority of Tony's list I add Brewer and Shipley ("One Toke over the line") and Mason Wiliaions (Classical Gas) Big Grin hehehe
Though some may argue it isn't rock, I think that if you can headbang to it, it's semi-rockable. Cool
DJX Prime 07-25-2005 11:32 PM
Anthrax (they did a killer cover of "Pipeline" on Attack of the Killer Bs)
Dire Straits
Iron Butterfly for "Innagaddadavida (sp?)"
Ozzy Osbourne
Psychedelic Furs
Roy Orbison
Steve Miller Band
The Ramones
Anything with Steve Vai or Slash

That's about it for me. I think that between Bleedthrough and Tony, they have a pretty comprehensive list when it comes to rock. However, I think some of the things Tony mentioned might be more in the pop category (hard to tell for me).