Spotify $9 a month.Im of the same vintage as you....in my youth it was vinyl and cassette tapes.
Youtube has definitely helped broaden one's musical horizon....especially with the recommended stuff of other artists/songs that show up on the right, and you can keep surfing almost endlessly...finding new obscure artists or old time obscure artists that blow your mind...the music so modern and genre-hybriding tho of the early 70s say.
Spotify i've never used...maybe i should look into that....if it's free.
I have a 10 terrabyte portable harddrive that's at full capacity due to movies and music. I'm a terrible hoarder.
Recently started going right through Soft Cell, Billy Idol and Depeche Mode. So many brillilant songs. I'm finding non radio songs to be far superior.And yes thats very true......someone recommends an album.....you listen to it a little, pass it off, months/years later, you happen to listen to it again, and suddenly you realize how great it is, how much you enjoy it, and start getting into the full discography of that band.
I dunno what the reason for that is exactly. It defies explanation imo.
radio has always been sh*t. they only repeat the biggest hits, but artists have a lot of inventive songs, or branch off with different genres or just have a lot of equally awesome songs to those big hits that exist in their albums that people would never know about.Recently started going right through Soft Cell, Billy Idol and Depeche Mode. So many brillilant songs. I'm finding non radio songs to be far superior.
This and Pelican’s The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the thaw were my introduction into progressive music. I used to buy albums off Amazon each week, some that would take me years to fully enjoy, but these engaged me (or I found most interesting) straight away.Isis - Panopticon. Had a lot to with sending me off the musical deep end into more obscure stuff than the standard SOAD / Korn / Tool / Pantera type of metal.
Had a listen great recommendation Will download!
My current favourite metal album, been listening to it for weeks. If you follow the link to the YouTube vid, you'll see a playlist of all the songs. Hansi Kursch's (of Blind Guardian) and Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth)'s side piece that just released a new album only days ago. Hansi is probably my favourite vocalist ever.
thanks for this, just listened to the first two songs, will save for later.
This is the best thing I have heard recently. Perfectly combines post-rock and hardcore and has all these little intricate moments that are almost kitschy. I’ll have to delve into their discography.
Also makes me want to listen to Boris and Boredoms.
Have you heard the new Psychonaut LP? Also really cool.thanks for this, just listened to the first two songs, will save for later.
kinda reminds me of toe in some ways (japanese also, but also some of the drumming). a lot heavier though obviously.