Music recommendations (rolling)

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.

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most consistent The Cult albums?

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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.

For reference, some of my favourites are:

  • The Streets - Original Pirate Material
  • GZA - Liquid Swords
  • DJ Shadow - Endtroducing…
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here…
  • Run the Jewels 2
  • Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture
  • Deltron 3030 - S/T

All suggestions gratefully received.

If you’ve not got into MF DOOM there’s a goldmine for you. Madvillainy is the ‘classic’ but this, mm… Food and operation doomsday are all top tier also


In the vein of DJ Shadow I’m sure you know about Donuts by J. Dilla but I’d also highly recommend this


Assuming you mean consistently good, I’d say Love is your best option. Sonic Temple has a lot of their other high points, though they’re heavily front-loaded onto side A.


The DiS rolling hip hop thread is excellent


Sonic Temple is my favorite. Big rock songs.



'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.

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Love, Electric, Sonic Temple.
Great run


I’d vote for Love as their best. Sonic Temple is good but I’d also recommend Electric that came in between those two. I went to see them on the Electric tour in, checks internet, 1987?! Holy moly!


thanks everyone, I guess Apple had my back the whole time but I’ll be looking to pick up a few records when I go back home


That Electric cover!! Lol!

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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!

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there’s a wee bit of filler on all three of them though, be warned.
Particularly unnecessary version of “born to be wild”.

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Some stuff that came to mind:

Billy Woods - Aethiopes is my favourite rap album this year, bleak lyrically but with really entertaining production. El-P guest spots along with a bunch of others.

Anti-Pop Consortium - Arrythmia
Don’t know these super well but signed to Warp and with suitably nutty sounds.

Company Flow - Little Johnny from the Hospitul
Instrumental album from El-P’s 90s group. Funcrusher Plus is also great but rough around the edges.

Juggaknots - Re:Release
Compilation of New York group. Low and slow with great vocals.

Lootpack: Soundpieces: Da Antidote!
From back when Madlib rapped.

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Ishmael Butler from Digable Planets solo project. It’s weird and I love it…


how is it supposed to look? :blush:

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some instrumental jazz pls!
especially less meat n potato, orthodox-style instruments (piano/sax)
Stuff like Bobby Hutcherson


These are dub albums I have heard and liked. Would appreciate suggestions for where to go next?

  • The Upsetters - Super Ape
  • Prince Douglas - Dub Roots
  • Scientist - Scientific Dub

excellent, cheers - I’ve dipped in and out of his stuff (and enjoyed it), but have been meaning to do a full listen and so now I will