Anti-American Music

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by crispygoat, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    So for the past week I got tired of listening to the same music. I decided to get new music and try to listen to other stuff.. and came to realize that lately american music isn't.. well.... good. Everything that came out from the United States the past few years have been disappointing or so I believe. I mean sure there's a few.. dredg, Tool, The Mars Volta.. but.. other then those.. (well that I think of atm) are well.. not so swell. All of the new albums I got are from other countries and to me, their sound is just much better then the States came out these past years. All you hear now is Rap and Emo.. and.. yeah.. Anyone else feels the same ?

    Right now I got some
    Mark Ronson,
    Buck 65, (yeah it's kinda cool)
    Broken Social Scene,
    Bedouin Soundclash,
    Ill Scarlet..

    Any other suggestions ?


    (not trying to bash American music, yes there are great american musicians.. but i mean in the past decade... rap.. and hiphop.. got me :crying:)
  2. U2 (DUH)
  3. Not so much American as it is mainstream music, tons of great "American" musicians, but the mainstream.. isn't even music anymore, just a bunch of fat old men throwing $%#$ onto the radios and TV's
  4. Try Wax Poetic(New York, but they are my current favorite) or C-Mon and Kypski(I think they're from Portugal...).
  5. thesteve


    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Right now the big movement in American music is the indie-folk sound. Bands following the traditions of artists like Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal are popping up...of course...this isn't that rock n roll sound at all.

    I definitely think there's still some really good rock music being put out in the States...maybe nothing mind blowing, but still solid stuff. I've felt like the most recent Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age tracks have been very solid. Also, I've heard nothing but great things about the latest offering from Thrice, and considering the quality of Vheissu, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that the new Thrice album is also spectacular.
  6. Spoiled Grape

    Spoiled Grape I <3 Darkstar

    May 29, 2003
    Riverside, CA

    If you think American music sucks, than you aren't looking in the right places. Read Pitchfork or something that isn't Rolling Stone!
  7. some of my favorite current American acts:

    Band of Horses
    Bright Eyes
    Joanna Newsom
    Of Montreal
    The National
    Vampire Weekend
    Two Gallants
    The Hold Steady
    Neko Case
    The Fiery Furnaces
    The Mountain Goats

    I know what you mean though, sometimes it feels like Canada is totally owning us lately.
  8. Get into world music.
  9. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Two words:

    Celine Dion.
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    "Of Montreal" is an American band?

    Haven't heard of 'em, what're they like?
  11. bassturtle

    bassturtle Guest

    Apr 9, 2004
    Are you into Wilco or Nina Nastasia?
  12. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    strung out

    u'll thank me later.
  13. thesteve


    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    whoa...don't blame us for that one...blame Canada.
    Of Montreal is from Athens, GA...I'm not really sure how I would describe their sound though.
  14. IMO the new thrice cd will be up for a Grammy or two. The first cd is more in the same stream as their old stuff, only with more weird time signatures and stuff, check out the song firebreather. I still can't figure out the count to the intro of it. The second cd has lots of synths and is a more rocky coldplay type of sound to it. Very cool stuff, and my favorite of the two. Check out the song digital sea, very cool.

  15. Don't blame us for that one either, blame the French.

  16. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Check out Kings of Leon. IMHO, a pretty cool current American band.
  17. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    The Sword. :bassist:
  18. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    That was the joke:p
  19. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Between the Buried and Me

  20. No matter how many many times I read this short para, I can't make heads nor tails of it.. Would someone please translate this for those of us that can't grasp it's meaning. .. :confused: