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Mainstream alternative?!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Need to make a few compilation CDs for a house-party

I dont think many of the guests would appreciate my current music selection so im looking for stuff to download thats not pop/house/dance and all that, but slightly alternative stuff that most people will be able to enjoy, and stuff that is catchy and happy

So far ive got kaiser chiefs, franz ferdinand, Arctic monkeys, Hard fi, Greenday, Feeder, the bravery, the killers, muse, offspring, queens of the stone age, stereophonics

Any suggestions appreciated, oh and please tell me the names of particular singles
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Kooks - Naive
    We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
    Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
    Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang (You're Dead)
    The Futureheads - Skip to the End
    Keane - Is It Any Wonder

    Aaaand anything by Oasis, Stone Roses, Ocean Colour Scene, The Libertines, Babyshambles, Ian Brown, Embrace, Editors, Doves, Bloc Party...!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Get some Blur in there.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Red hot chili peppers.. The Futureheads.. Maximo park.. Kasabian.. The GO! team.. Hard-fi.. Razorlight.. The Rakes..

    Maybe some older stuff like The stone roses?
    Aaaand anything by ...Babyshambles..

    Even Pentonville? :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cazzoo wrote:
    Even Pentonville? :p

    Oh God no. Not Pentonville. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Renzo wrote:
    Get some Blur in there.

    any particular songs?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote:
    any particular songs?

    hmm Girls & Boys, Country House, Coffee & TV, Parklife, For Tomorrow, TOPMAN etc etc anything on the greatest hits really. Oh fuck Song 2 too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Could everyone reccoment particular singles from the bands suggested because i really wouldnt have any idea which ones are popular etc

    currently downloading the following albums:
    The kooks- Inside in, inside out
    The zutons- tired of hanging around
    Blur-best of
    Chilli peppers various albums (i know the popular ones by them)
    Maximo park- a certain trigger
    The rakes- capture release

    Also a bit of rage but thats more for my own purposes :p although if anyone thinks any particular songs by them would go down well at a part speak up :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Paddingtons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jimmy Eat World, Panic! At The Disco, The Shout Out Louds, The Academy Is.. , The Subways, ALL OF WE ARE SCIENTISTS <33333

    :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1983 wrote:
    Panic! At The Disco
    :D

    Im not even going to download that for other peoples benefit, they are vile :yuck:

    But i do already have we are scientists :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    O_o wrote:
    LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House

    eh?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what i said...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote:
    But i do already have we are scientists :D

    Clever girl.
    You must get Selective Memory, and That One Pop Gem, Great Escape annnd Inaction. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    O_o wrote:
    what i said...

    Oh, well it makes all the more sense now then...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Cooper Temple Clause and also Hope Of The States :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Band - LCD Soundsystem
    Song - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Alien Ant Farm - ANThology
    Blink 182 - Greatest Hits
    Anything by Bowling For Soup
    Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
    Anything by Placebo

    Those are albums btw :p (except the BFS and Placebo ones ;))
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,214 Skive's The Limit
    Gorillaz.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1983 wrote:
    The Cooper Temple Clause and also Hope Of The States :D

    Bit hard work for a house party, no? TCTC for when the atmosphere gets smoky maybe.

    Always worth throwing in one or two Stones tracks:
    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    " " - Jumpin' Jack Flash

    Supergrass - Caught by the Fuzz
    The Strokes - Someday
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote:
    Oh, well it makes all the more sense now then...
    Why don't you understand it...it's a song by LCD Soundsystem? Called Daft Punk is Playing at My House? Tune btw.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why don't you understand it...it's a song by LCD Soundsystem? Called Daft Punk is Playing at My House? Tune btw.

    im not some kind of retard but, if i had got what he meant in the first place i wouldnt of asked would i. I'd never heard of it and i was confused because what i now know is the song name actually has the name of another artist in it.
    cant even not understand stuff around here any more :no:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some of Massive Attacks stuff, like Eurochild (off Protection), Inertia Creeps (off Mezzanine) and Daydreaming (off Blue Lines). Oops, didn't realise you said happy. They all have good beats though.

    Maybe a bit of Royksopp (Eple, Poor Leno, What Else Is There?).
    Bloc Party do some good stuff to dance to.
    Rebellion and Neighborhood 3: Power Out by Arcade Fire
    Electioneering and The Bends by Radiohead (but you can't buy them as seperate MP3's though).
    Some of the tracks off Debut by Bjork - Big Time Sensuality, There's More To Life Than This.
    Can't Stop, Give It Away and Otherside by the Chili Peppers
    Don't Look Back Into the Sun, The Man Who Would Be King and Can't Stand Me Now by The Libertines
    Tied Up Too Tight by Hard Fi
    Bit of Fugees has to go down well
    California by Tupac
    Remember Me by The Zutons
    Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    I Get Around by the Beach Boys
    I Am The Resurrection and Made Of Stone by the Stone Roses
    Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (everyone will recognise it off TOTP2)
    And most importantly World In Motion by New Order will go down well this close to the world cup

    I'd better stop now because I could go on forever.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some of Massive Attacks stuff, like Eurochild (off Protection), Inertia Creeps (off Mezzanine) and Daydreaming (off Blue Lines). Oops, didn't realise you said happy. They all have good beats though.

    Maybe a bit of Royksopp (Eple, Poor Leno, What Else Is There?).
    Bloc Party do some good stuff to dance to.
    Rebellion and Neighborhood 3: Power Out by Arcade Fire
    Electioneering and The Bends by Radiohead (but you can't buy them as seperate MP3's though).
    Some of the tracks off Debut by Bjork - Big Time Sensuality, There's More To Life Than This.
    Can't Stop, Give It Away and Otherside by the Chili Peppers
    Don't Look Back Into the Sun, The Man Who Would Be King and Can't Stand Me Now by The Libertines
    Tied Up Too Tight by Hard Fi
    Bit of Fugees has to go down well

    California by Tupac
    Remember Me by The Zutons
    Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    I Get Around by the Beach Boys
    I Am The Resurrection and Made Of Stone by the Stone Roses
    Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (everyone will recognise it off TOTP2)
    And most importantly World In Motion by New Order will go down well this close to the world cup

    I'd better stop now because I could go on forever.

    If you want to go on then feel free :)

    thats excellent, thank you
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote:
    If you want to go on then feel free :)

    thats excellent, thank you
    Had to download World In Motion after that. It's going on my phone for the World Cup. You should get a few novelty songs too to put in the middle of everything. I just downloaded America, Fuck Yeah too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rise against - give it away
    get up kids - washington square park
    inme - just a glimpse
    lagwagon - automatic

    maybe some at the drive in?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i shalt msn you some stuff
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    muse- wrote:
    rise against - give it away
    get up kids - washington square park
    inme - just a glimpse
    lagwagon - automatic

    maybe some at the drive in?

    i have all at the drive in albums but im not sure if they are something people will recognise or like? i wouldnt really know :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i wasnt sure... cosmonaught or 1 armed scissor, maybe arcarsenal. They'd go down well with me :D Not sure about a lot of others though... you do have a few to go on already that are more known i guess:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    muse- wrote:
    yeah i wasnt sure... cosmonaught or 1 armed scissor, maybe arcarsenal. They'd go down well with me :D Not sure about a lot of others though... you do have a few to go on already that are more known i guess:)

    cheers anyway, if i had it my way i'd be playing all my kinda stuff but it would bore most people, need well known catchy stuff for a party really!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    right ive got the following albums that i know nothing about the bands, would appreciate it if anyone could say which singles off them would go down well

    the zutons-tired of hanging around
    the rakes-capture/release
    maximo park-a certain trigger
    the kooks- inside in inside out

    cheers
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