A simple premise: this is a thread in which to request music recommendations and to respond to those requests. For example, you might want to know where to start with a particular artist or genre, or you might want to find other music that sounds like a particular song or artist.
Thought it would be interesting to have a single, general thread for this as well as the more specific threads. I think plenty of us would be prepared to give anything a listen if it comes with a sufficiently enthusiastic recommendation.
I reckon DiS has experts or enthusiasts for basically every genre or artist imaginable, no matter how niche. Let’s take advantage of that.
This is not a thread in which to give unsolicited recommendations or be snobby about other people’s requests/recommendations - this is about wholesome journeys of musical discovery.
Naturally, this thread is also a vehicle for me to make the following request for recommendations:
Hip-hop/rap: I am a bit of a novice and would like to listen to more. I’ve listened to quite a lot of the “classics” (i.e. the stuff you would find on a “greatest hip-hop albums of all time” list) and would be particularly interested in some more modern or leftfield recommendations. However, I’m also open to being told to re-listen to (e.g.) Kendrick Lamar again to see if I get it this time.
'Cos Billy Duffy was banned from doing his Sanctuary/Rain type lead parts which are simultaneously the best and worst thing about the band, in the sense that every track that isn’t Sanctuary/Rain is similar but worse.
Electric is just dumb riffage and all the better for it. Production dry as a bone. Goth AC/DC.
I got burgled in 1993 and the vinyl of Electric was on the turntable when it was nicked, so for a long time I just had an empty sleeve. That’ll teach me to return the records to their sleeves once I’ve listened!