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. [*]Dislikes 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. They Might Be Giants Yes, I like a lot of silly upbeat stuff.