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Dec. 30th, 2005 @ 12:05 am New music required - recommendations please.
My iTunes gift cards are burning a hole in my pocket and I am looking for recommendations. I listen to tonnes of different stuff: Metallica, The Who (one of my favorite bands of all time), Eminem, Ricky Martin, Audioslave, Eurythmics, Black Eyed Peas, Kylie, Propellerheads, Queen, Colin James.... I'm all over the map!

I do have a couple of dislikes - Genesis and any associated musicians, and most 'country'. I do like the old 'twangy' stuff, love Johnny and Rosanne Cash. I own the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, and I love songs like Chattahoochie and Tennessee Flat Top Box. (I blame my father for that!)

I recently received and/or purchased some new music, including: Pink, Try This; U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb; and Arcade Fire, Funeral. Enjoying all, but looking for some new and different stuff. What are you currently loving?
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From:akteri
Date:December 30th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
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a couple of my MAJOR likes - John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Both write and play most of their own music. A few songs someone else might have written - but they definitely BOTH play their own stuff.

John Mayer has three (not counting live albums):

Inside Wants Out
Room For Squares
Heavier Things


Jason Mraz has two (not counting live albums):

Waiting For My Rocket To Come
Mr. A-Z
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From:akteri
Date:December 30th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
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Inside Wants out is an acoustic album for the most part, btw...
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From:neeroc
Date:December 30th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh thanks! I'd never heard of either of them, but I like the samples I've heard so far!
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From:akteri
Date:December 30th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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You're more than welcome.

There are a couple sites out there (and these are known of by the artist and approved of) that have some free downloads.

John Mayer:

http://score1more4me.com/media.html?type=audio
http://www.jmtrio.squarespace.com/downloads/

Normally, there's one at http://www.orangesodastudios.com (but the site seems to be down atm)



Jason Mraz:

http://www.mrazmerized.com/music/downloads.php?category=audio



Just think of it as a belated Christmas gift in a way :D
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From:paintd_buttrfly
Date:December 30th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Green Day(of course), Lenny Kravitz, Five for fighting, Josh Groban, The Carpenters(I had to mix it up a bit!) JET(get born) Pink(of course)
...that's all I can think of right now.:)
I love almost all Music(except Country*uck*)

Ps/
Ricky Martin used to be my all time Favorite!;)
(HOT...HOT...HOT!!)
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From:neeroc
Date:December 30th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)

Ah si, caliente!

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Good choices all of them. What a voice on Josh Groban.
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From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:December 30th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
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For me, I listen to a lot of what I know I like....Def Leppard, Matchbox 20 (and along those lines, andything from Rob Thomas), (old school) Madonna.

As for country, I'm not a huge fan of it, but I do like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
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From:neeroc
Date:December 30th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Matchbox 20. Good one. I tried looking for Madonna's new album, but it wasn't on iTunes. I don't remember what older stuff they had - are you talking like Vogue or Material Girl?
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From:stella0017
Date:December 31st, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)

You will like

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The Gwen Stefani album Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

I found Madonna on itunes, its one of the top albums.
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From:neeroc
Date:December 31st, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)

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Grr - I couldn't find it searching Madonna or Confessions. I had to put the whole title in to find it. What the hell kind of search engine are they using?

Really LAMB? I listened to the samples a while ago and wasn't sure. I'll take your word for it tho.
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