Looking for some music.

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Rydian, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    I'm looking for new music... but I'm picky. So here come the nested lists!
    • [*]Likes
      • Melody. A song needs a melody. The same five notes repeating through the entire song is not a melody.
      • Multiple melodies. Baroque? *drool*
      • Witty lyrics.
      • Upbeat stuff.
      • Silly stuff sometimes.

      • Most standard lyrics. Most of what I listen to is instrumental because I don't like most human voices, and most of the lyrics are the same shit over and over.
      • Heartbreak songs.
      • Standard love songs.
    • Examples Of Groups I Enjoy And Why
      • Animal Collective
        Lots of metaphors in the lyrics and they certainly don't make songs the same way as others. The music's a little off, but it goes well with their general approach.
      • Electric Light Orchestra
        Their lyrics are often not love songs, and when they are they have a big twist on them (like "Yours Truly, 2095").
      • Incubus
        While he certainly makes a lot of love songs and loves to hear his own voice, he's made a ton of other songs.
      • Overclocked Remix
        I'm a nerd, and a lot of what's submitted there appeals to me. XD Lots of instrumentals, and while the first thing many people think of is techno mixes, that's not the majority of the stuff on there. Take Castle Crescendo as an example.
      • Royksopp
        When they do love songs it's non-standard (sometimes to the point where it's arguable if it's a love song or not), and I like their music. Happy Up Here is a good example.
      • Soul Coughing
        Back when you could just sing about shit you wanted to. [​IMG]
      • They Might Be Giants
        Yes, I like a lot of silly upbeat stuff.
  2. Son of Science

    Son of Science GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 15, 2007
    United States
    Sand Iego
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers- Moanin' (1959)

    Actually,everything on that album is good stuff.
  3. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    You may like early Devo (or their synthpop stuff too, which I dont like much).

    Devo - Space Junk (for some this video has 3 songs)

    Give Television a try too (especially Marquee Moon). There's no love songs and they have two lead guitarists. The lyrics are quite interesting too.

    You furry bastard [​IMG]
  4. Tokyo Jihen

    Tokyo Jihen GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    United States
    Sufjan Stevens?

  5. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
  6. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mumford and Sons. Their songs like Little Lion Man are fantastic.

    As long as you don't think referencing love or a female in a song = a love song, you should like this band. I mainly just love how well they make the instruments work together and their harmonies and vocals in general are fantastic.


    Some silly shit, some...I guess you could call it kinda serious. Their music is great though, one of my favorite bands. My only complaint; the lead singer in most songs is a bit whiny/nasaly sounding. The drummer is incredible though in the later albums (Travis Barker) making for some pretty awesome drum beats.

    That is all I can think of out of my list of music right now that really seems to fit the standards provided.
  7. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    You want to avoid their self titled album though. As that's all about love.
  8. MFDC12

    MFDC12 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 12, 2007
    United States
    i listen to a bunch of instrumental music.

    ^this ones knda upbeat to me, also not the full song

    let me know what you think.
  9. AbbyNormal

    AbbyNormal Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    United States
    San Diego
    I'm all over the place when it comes to music, but lately it's been lots of Bonobo, Firewater and Swollen Members.
  10. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

    Feb 1, 2009
    Shmashmortion Clinic
  11. Team_Subspace

    Team_Subspace Citizen Marsalevsky

    Apr 4, 2009
    United States
    Behind a laptop screen
    try apocalyptica's music, they have many amazing instrumentals
  12. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.

    Silly, upbeat music? Got you covered, Rydian.
    (you'll never get this song out of your head =P)