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Album Recommendations Wanted!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I usually listen to punk and ska, but lately I;ve been drawn towards the *better* end of the metal spectrum and was wondering if any of these albums are worth buying?

LostProphets - Fake Sound of Progress
A - HiFi Serious

In other musical genres:

Can anyone recommend the Starsailor album? Dunno what it's called!

And, on a final note, if anyone wants to recommend any good ska/punk type things I might be unfamiliar with that would be great! Sorry for the long post, but music is important!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey, in my opinion the Fake Sound Of Progress (LP album) isn't very good and only has about 6 good songs on it. A aren't bad if you like that kinda thing so if you had to choose, get Hi-Fi serious.

    I could go on forever about ska/punk bands for ya. Have you checked out reel big fish? Saw em twice live this month and they're veery cool and funny.
    Goldfinger? Dashboard confessional? AFI? bouncing souls? jesse james?

    Millions more, when i've got more time we can talk about it, seeya for now! <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kurt:
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    . Have you checked out reel big fish?
    Goldfinger? Dashboard confessional? AFI? bouncing souls? jesse james?
    </STRONG>

    Well, Reel Big Fish are my favourite band in the whole world, so I have checked them out yeah!
    Thinking about getting some AFI stuff, have been for a while, so thanks for that recommendation. Jesse James are great, saw them at Northumbria uni last week with 4ft fingers and Lightyear which was a great gig.

    Anyone recommend Bracket? I've heard they're pretty good and was thinking of getting their live in a dive CD.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I went to see reel ig fish last week and it was mucho fun!!!

    theres a band that little known called fenix tx and I only listened to them for the first time yesterday but they are pretty cool. Especially the song titled thressome...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have heard some of Fake Sound Of Progress by Lost Prophets. I wouldnt buy it. A lot of the songs are very alike. In my opinion you should go for something else, if you havn't heard the album.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Starsailor have released practically all of their album 'love is here'.
    If you like the songs (ie. you're mad) so far, then buy it.
    Lost Prophets, dear god, if they make enough noise maybe we won't notice that he can't sing. I like to think that this is fooling no one.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, Fenic TX are pretty good, I;ve seen them live, it was supporting New Found Glory in December if I recall and I'm going to see them again.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend punk/ska bands which I haven't heard of, ie underground bands, rather than just naming all my favourite bands, who are if we're honest, pretty well known in punk/ska circles!

    And I like Starsailor as a bit of easy listening, sometimes I just want to chill and find you can't really chill to punk rock, as for Lostprophets, I saw them live last year and they blew me away!

    However, I must reiterate, I still hate metal :-)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dunno about underground, but band wise -

    save ferris
    letters to cleo
    h20
    mad caddies
    mustard plug
    the hippos
    alkaline trio
    kosher
    operation ivy
    bad religion
    the juliana theory

    You could try some of those.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kurt:
    <STRONG> Have you checked out reel big fish? Saw em twice live this month and they're veery cool and funny.
    Goldfinger? Dashboard confessional? AFI? bouncing souls? jesse james?
    </STRONG>

    I love RBF! and Goldfinger! And Dashboard Confessional! And i've seen the bouncing souls (must get some of their stuff!).

    Heheh, sorry, just amazed to find someone into this sorta music. All my mates are either too extreme (Death Metal fans) or too mainstream (the amount of times that Mystique has been played in the 6th form block... <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> )

    Where did you see Reel Big Fish? I caught them in Chelmsford last thursday and they really rocked out!

    Bumblebee, have you heard any stuff by Capdown? They're a cool ska band <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> Can't really say I know any other underground ska bands
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    save ferris - great band, I love their cover of come on eileen!
    letters to cleo - yeah, I might try them, thanks
    h20 - again, great band
    mad caddies - seen them live, very entertaining!
    mustard plug - not too keen
    the hippos - I might try em cos a few people have recommended them , cheers
    alkaline trio - my god, this band could not be any better!
    kosher
    operation ivy - very cool band
    bad religion - at last, someone who likes Bad Religion!
    the juliana theory - never heard of them, what kinda music they makin?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Jonas:
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    Heheh, sorry, just amazed to find someone into this sorta music. All my mates are either too extreme (Death Metal fans) or too mainstream (the amount of times that Mystique has been played in the 6th form block... <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> )

    Where did you see Reel Big Fish? I caught them in Chelmsford last thursday and they really rocked out!

    Bumblebee, have you heard any stuff by Capdown? They're a cool ska band <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> Can't really say I know any other underground ska bands</STRONG>

    Well, you've found us now, we like that sort of music! And I sympathise with your situation! At sixth form all we got was dance, trance and garage, ahhhhhhh! At uni the lad who lives downstairs plays Westlife til 4am!

    I don't really like Capdown. Tried them but wasn't too compelled but I would still go to see them live, just to support the scene!

    I saw RBF at Leeds festval last year. I wanted to see them on tour this month but they didn't play anywhere near me (north east) and I have to work a lot! I would have gone to see them support Sum41, just because I love them that much (I would have left after RBF out of principle, them being the better band and all!)

    Aww, I think we should start a little punk rock community!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ahhhhh king prawn, dead kennedys! *bounces*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My boyfriends band played with king prawn!! They were really nice people too. See the new punk rock/ska thread!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Everyone get into Capdown before they become famous cause they are the best ska band ever. <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee:
    <STRONG>

    Well, you've found us now, we like that sort of music! And I sympathise with your situation! At sixth form all we got was dance, trance and garage, ahhhhhhh! At uni the lad who lives downstairs plays Westlife til 4am!
    </STRONG>

    Which uni do you go to? I have to put it on my 'not to go to list' <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> j/k

    Although the thought of Westlife at 4am does make me shudder...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh it's not all bad (not)
    The lad plays Westlife downstairs, we get Dido 24/7 from the girl next door, and from the lad on the other side we get either Top Gun OST or Meat Loaf, and yes, this is all at 4am in the morning!
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