Broaden my music taste?

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Broaden my music taste?

issam
Roadie

Hi,

I love indie and alternative, but I want to start listening to more genres. The only thing I know I don't like are the kind of songs that you'll see in top 40 charts, but other than that I'm open to anything. Some recommendations would be great, thanks!

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indiexmusic
Music Fan

I accept this challenge! I am the music master. 🙌🏾
https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/

Is there any particular sound you're looking for? I could create you a sample playlist with some of my favorite songs. I'd make the playlist very diverse so you could point to a song and I direct you to artists with the same vibe.

 

Here are a few of my playlists

 

LIQUID - Kind of chill / downtempo electronic vibe

 https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/playlist/1w0qU4eP7N4nuGJcYTF2QK

 

EVENING CHILL - Small mix of indie, acoustic and folk

https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/playlist/2b9NRSr47UrxgUpYSxitWI

 

LATE - mostly 90s alternative and new wave 

https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/playlist/3Bay6qK4ejrGi1ekiTmsHy

 

SYNTH - A small composition of newage synth songs. Haven't gotten a chance to add more synth

https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/playlist/6DXwZeJ7WS0vGLCL2vQUrv

 

JUKEBOX - I think the title speaks for itself. :) - has a lot oldies mostly between the 40s and 80s - has a healthy mix of swing jazz, funk, classic rock, and many other classic jukebox style music.

https://open.spotify.com/user/theindiexmusic/playlist/2smr3fffxW8nQaXuixLP0w

 

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♪ ♫ ♬ WITH LOVE, INDIE✘MUSIC ♥

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crematedman
Community Legend

I love the attitude! Always seen music that way ^_^

 

this one's folk-leaning - 

spotify:user:crematedman:playlist:6kRuOwzr6E09HDTHkib2NO

 

if you like that, I can share more! 

 

Re: Broaden my music taste?

issam
Roadie

@indiexmusic 

 

Awesome, thank you!! I took a quick a look at your profile and aside from all your indie playlists (which I really liked and are full of my own favorites), Jukebox seemed interesting too. I'd love to hear some of your favorite songs:)

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orionghf
Newbie

Hi try this genre ..
cabo verde
it is really chillin and nice

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issam
Roadie

@crematedman

I love your playlist! Huge fan of Bon Iver and Alt-J, and I enjoyed seeing bands like Half Moon Run, Young the Giant, Fossil Collective, Neutral Milk Hotel etc in there too:)  Didn't know about José González and Iron & Wine before, thanks for introducing me!

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indiexmusic
Music Fan

You have great music taste! I followed you. Your playlists are 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾!  You have a lot of my favorite artists.

 

@crematedman

♪ ♫ ♬ WITH LOVE, INDIE✘MUSIC ♥

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indiexmusic
Music Fan

@issa

I'll definitely compil some of my favorites into a small playlist (If I can even decide on my favorites :squinting_face_with_tongue:). And **bleep** I can't believe you haven't heard of Iron & Wine. José González is great btw!

♪ ♫ ♬ WITH LOVE, INDIE✘MUSIC ♥

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user-removed
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@issamargherita

 

Hello:

 

If you are into indie and alternative that lingers into the Rock/Hard Rock direction, I would suggest you check out some progressive rock bands they are usually experimental enough in song creation to keep your attention. Bands such as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Haken, Symphony X, you could even dip down into the classic progressive rock bands if you wish to get familiar with the style of music like Yes, Rush, Kansas, Styx, Pink Floyd and even Asia. Pay close attention when at these artists pages when using the Spotify desktop app for the Related Artists section on those artist pages, this will show similar artists/bands, as well as new up and coming progressive rock bands/artists.

 

If you do not mind hard rock/metal music much, you can check out folk metal bands as well, although this music does skirt into the growly black metal music direction some. The Folk symphonic metal band I have really been enjoying is Equilibrium: spotify:artist:5KvkOKroKLz202ioXfGWR2 they blend German Folk music elements with symphonic music structures and a black/power metal driving music edge, the band also sings almost entirely in German as well. Another good Folk metal band is Týr: spotify:artist:6TmGNPW2oDM5uaXBILozGa basically the same way, but more folk and metal music focused aimed towards Norse/Viking folk overtones. Again pay attention to the Related Artists section when at these artist pages as you will come across bands like Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Heidevolk, and Finntroll, so on and so forth.

 

I think I offered enough to get you interested and on your way to discovering something new for you?

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crematedman
Community Legend

@issam really glad to hear that! I made it originally as an introduction to folk music for a friend - and then people started following it, so I kept curating it with new releases ^_^

 

This one is in a similar vein if you enjoy the last. I deliberately avoid crossover artists where I can (and there are certainly no crossover tracks), so it's definitely a different listening experience! 

spotify:user:crematedman:playlist:6CNffJtSo35wQ90E9wXTJq

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