Tell me what you have found to be good new music.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by cleandan, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. cleandan

    cleandan Senior Member Thread Starter

    I hear so much bashing of new music, with good reason considering some of what is out there.
    Lets call "new music" anything made since the year 2010.
    If you REALLY like something lets go back as far as the year 2000.
    I know there HAS to be good stuff out there.
    If you would please, tell me what you think is good new music.
    Please list:
    The name of the artist
    The name of the song
    The year it was released.
    The genre it resides within.
    If you know the available ways in which I could get my hands on what you suggest that would be nice too, but not required.

    Thanks for the input for it may help me find my way much faster.
  2. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Igor by Tyler the Creator (r&b/ hip hop) from this year is a good one, unfortunately it hadn’t been available on CD, but will as a “limited edition” later this month, but for how long, I don’t know. I’ve streamed it several times, but don’t buy vinyl.
  3. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Are you open to new music made by long-established classic rock artists?
  4. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Song? I don't really listen to songs without the context of an entire album. So I'm going that route. Genre? I don't care about those. Figure this one out for yourself. Music is music. It's good or it isn't, to me.

    Van Morrison and Joey Defrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy, 2018
    Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour, 2018
    Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway, 2017
    Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love, 2015
    Paramore - Paramore, 2013
    Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, 2012
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  5. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    A couple of my favorite albums from the new century....

    Porcupine Tree....In Absentia

    Porcupine Tree....Deadwing
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  6. mr. k

    mr. k Master of the Rummage (retired)

    The Netherlands
    Sophie ~ Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (2018)

  7. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Boogarins - "Tempo"

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  8. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I've found the one album which restores my faith in new music to recapture the best of what I grew up with in the 80s, but taking it into the 21st Century in the most surprising and pleasing ways is:

    Black Light by Groove Armada from 2010/2011.

    They started out as a 90s dance act, all the electronic, lounge, downtempo, breakbeat, whatever you like to call that sound, but with Black Light they just tore down any notion of genres, and blew my mind.

    It's got everything...a bit of alt. rock, some EDM, gorgeous windswept pop, hooks that will stay with you and put a smile on your face. It's upbeat, downbeat, melancholic, euphoric, loud, ambient, edgy, mellow.....just everything.

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  9. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    Mini Mansions are fantastic, especially their 2015 album The Great Pretenders. I just listened to it again today and was blown away at how good it is.

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  10. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
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  11. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    sorry, I'm really not helpful with any new and current bands ....

    but going back to 2005/06 ... anybody remember Secret Machines ?
    They were broadly labeled "space-rock" but that's too limited a description....
    The original trio lineup lost a member .... and lost me too as I never checked out their later efforts.
    One of them has also been a touring member of Interpol .

    The Secret Machines - Nowhere Again

    Secret Machines - Wikipedia
  12. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    south florida, usa
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  13. crookedbill

    crookedbill Forum Resident

    The new album, Guy Walks Into a Bar, released a couple weeks back is good too.
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  14. crookedbill

    crookedbill Forum Resident

    That first album was awesome. One of my favorite rock albums of the last couple decades.
  15. MadMelMon

    MadMelMon Forum Resident

    Picked this album up knowing nothing about it because the woman on the front cover looked like an old girlfriend. Hey, it's as valid a method of discovery as any.

    A little precious, but it's basically "Calling Occupants From Interplanetary Craft" for twenty-somethings. The (possibly unintentional) nod to "O Superman" doesn't hurt, either.

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  16. HeavensAbove

    HeavensAbove Forum Resident

    One of my faves from the past 10 years:

    Skylar Spence - "Can't You See"
  17. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

  18. TongueDruid

    TongueDruid Forum Resident

    Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising is the only album from a newer artist in a very long time that has completely, thoroughly & hopelessly captivated me. Though maybe it might not count considering it is extremely "vintage" sounding. But the entire album is perfection from the writing to performance to production. I don't know if I'll ever be sick of it!
  19. crookedbill

    crookedbill Forum Resident

    This question is a bit broad and subjective isn’t it? Hundreds of great albums have come out in the last couple decades, in countless genres.

    It’s like saying “I’m hungry, what’s the best food?”

    For what it’s worth, Queens of the Stone Age is the best hard rock band post-2000.
  20. blaken123

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

    United States
    Artist: Destroyer
    Song: "Dream Lover"
    Year: 2015
    Genre: neo-glam rock?? modern glam power pop?
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  21. Okay, let's do this: one song I've really liked from each year since 2000, a mixture of genres with some unashamed pop bangers along with more 'serious' (whatever that means) stuff, and with a mix of 'established' artists and new ones…

    2000: Where Does the Time Go? – Todd Rundgren (pop, from the album One Long Year)
    2001: Linger – Jonatha Brooke (pop, Steady Pull)
    2002: Break Beat Phase – Digitonal (Steve Reich inspired electronica, 23 Things Fall Apart)
    2003: Peace of Iona – Waterboys (folk-rock, Universal Hall)
    2004: Mauer – Sebastien Tellier (jazzy electronica, Politics)
    2005: John Wayne Gacy Jr – Sufjan Stevens (folk, Illinois)
    2006: Goldwrap – Esbjörn Svensson Trio (jazz, Tuesday Wonderland)
    2007: Drive South, Along the Canyon – Bobby Previte (jazz, Set the Alarm for Monday)
    2008: Faxing Berlin – deadmau5 (electronica, Random Album Title)
    2009: Release Me – Agnes (pop, Dance, Love, Pop)
    2010: White Magick – John Zorn (jazz, The Goddess)
    2011: No Part of Me – Steven Wilson (prog, Grace for Drowning)
    2012: Blue Drive – Oneohtrix Point Never (spacey soundscapey electronica, Rifts)
    2013: Heartbreaks + Setbacks – Thundercat (R&B, Apocalypse)
    2014: Let Go for Tonight – Foxes (pop, Glorious)
    2015: King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar (rap, To Pimp a Butterfly)
    2016: Somebody Else – The 1975 (pop-rock, I Like it When You Sleep, etc. etc.)
    2017: Queen Mab – Becca Stevens (Bard-inspired jazz-folk-pop-rock, Regina)
    2018: Lonely Weekend – Kacey Musgraves (country-pop, Golden Hour)
    2019: Silhouettes – American Football (math-rock, LP3)

    There's lots more of course!
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  22. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Just a few. All are available on Amazon with the exception of the Entwistle album - it's long since sold out but last I checked all the tracks are on YouTube.
    John Entwistle - Music From Van-Pires - Rock, 2000
    The Pretty Things - The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now, Of Course) - Rock, 2015
    The Pretty Things - Balboa Island - Rock and Blues, 2007
    Caravan - Paradise Filter - Canterbury Rock, 2013
    Caravan - The Unauthorized Breakfast Item - Canterbury Rock, 2003
    Joe Walsh - Analog Man - Rock, 2012
    Procol Harum - Novum - Rock, 2017
    Procol Harum - The Well's On Fire - Rock, 2003
    Curved Air - North Star - Rock and Prog Rock, 2014
    IQ - Road Of Bones - Rock and Prog Rock, 2014
    John Wesley Harding - Adam's Apple - Rock, 2002
    Maddy Prior - Arthur The King - British Folk Rock, 2001
    Maddy Prior - Lionhearts - British Folk Rock, 2003
    Richard Thompson - Front Parlour Ballads - British Folk Rock, 2005
    Richard Thompson - Sweet Warrior - British Folk Rock, 2007
    Deep Purple - Now What?! - Rock, 2013
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  23. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    My goodness....
    Get everything from these three recent, current, touring and performing artists!

    Kamasi Washington
    Durand Jones and the Indications
    Sturgill Simpson

    You’ll be glad you did
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  24. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Ok, here's some of what I've liked enough to purchase the CDs of since 2009, all are available on streaming and CD at least, not sure about vinyl.
    Air Traffic Controller -
    "Can't Let Go" - The One pop rock
    The Raveonettes - "Last Dance" - In And Out Of Control indie rock
    Arcade Fire -
    "Ready To Start" - The Suburbs indie rock
    The Vaccines -
    "Post Break-Up Sex" - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? indie rock
    Wussy - "Magnolia" - Strawberry indie rock
    The Naked And Famous - "Girls Like You" - Passive Me * Aggressive You indie pop
    Grouplove - "Tongue Tied" - Never Trust A Happy Song indie pop
    R.E.M. - "Mine Smell Like Honey" - Collapse Into Now alternative
    The Mountain Goats -
    "Harlem Roulette" - Transcendental Youth indie rock
    Wooden Shjips -
    "Ruins" - Back To Land psychedelic indie rock
    Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know?" - AM rock
    Modern Baseball -
    "Going To Bed Now" - You're Gonna Miss It All pop punk
    Dawes -
    "All Your Favorite Bands" - All Your Favorite Bands americana/indie rock
    Mudcrutch -
    "Trailer" - 2 rock
    Courtney Barnett -
    "Walkin' On Eggshells" - Tell Me How You Really Feel indie rock
    Billie Eilish -
    "Bad Guy" - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? pop
    The Long Ryders - "Greenville" - Psychedelic Country Soul americana
  25. Trbnado

    Trbnado Well-Known Member

    Phoenix, AZ
    Best new band of the last 10 years (for me) is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Don't let the name trip you up. Extremely prolific Australian band with a strong fondness for classic "rock" styles. Always changing sub-genres of rock, they've got records that are jazz-rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, folk-pop, alternate tuning, noise, and experimental. For pop, try "Cold Cadaver", for sloppy garage metal, try Nonagon Infinity.
    Stream and download their music at King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

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