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mrchattr
11-22-2006, 12:25 AM
So I thought I'd start a thread here where people can talk about their music discoveries in '06...not necessarily stuff that came out in '06, though that works too, but just stuff you found out about that really influences what you listen to, or songs you discovered and love, whatever. List a few in this thread!

For me it'd be:
1. Live Nickel Creek. Loved all their albums, but got to see 'em twice, plus started trading shows. The stuff on those discs is off the hook!

2. Ben Folds. I had listened to WEAEA a bunch, and loved it, but never got into his other stuff. The new EP, Songs For Silverman, and ESPECIALLY Rockin' The Suburbs just really really really got me going.

3. Damien Rice. Holy shit. The B-sides of O alone are better than most albums by most artists I've heard recently.

4. Sweet Caroline - I've been a huge Neil Diamond fan for years, and hearing DMB do this song, and do it so well, just really made me happy. Nothing that most people will ever think of as a "great DMB moment," but I love it.

5. Continuum. This is my album of the year, and actually got me to check out Try!, which I also love. John Mayer has his fair amount of shitty tunes, but overall, these albums are solid gold.

orbs35
11-22-2006, 01:00 AM
State Radio

Mongu
11-22-2006, 10:10 AM
5. Continuum. This is my album of the year, and actually got me to check out Try!, which I also love. John Mayer has his fair amount of shitty tunes, but overall, these albums are solid gold.



:upyours This is the first thought that came to mind for this thread. Continuum is a REALLY great album.

dsera
11-22-2006, 10:22 AM
So I thought I'd start a thread here where people can talk about their music discoveries in '06...not necessarily stuff that came out in '06, though that works too, but just stuff you found out about that really influences what you listen to, or songs you discovered and love, whatever. List a few in this thread!

5. Continuum. This is my album of the year, and actually got me to check out Try!, which I also love. John Mayer has his fair amount of shitty tunes, but overall, these albums are solid gold.I'm with you on this one. No matter what people think about Mayer, there's no denying how fantastic this album is. It's my number 1 for the year, maybe my favorite since Some Devil was released. :upyours

Others I have discovered. Well I'm a music snob so not much else, at least not new. Ray Lamontagne's new album, Til The Sun Turns Black is also incredible. I can't wait to see him at the end of the month. I saw him in 05 and he just blew me away live. So intense.

raven
11-22-2006, 10:24 AM
The Shins new album

YMSB

Tea Leaf Green

GRAB

PJ's new album got me back into them

Buddy The Elf
11-22-2006, 10:27 AM
Yonder
RAQ
Tea Leaf Green
ALO
Black Keys
The Aquarium Rescue Unit

sarge
11-22-2006, 10:42 AM
Damien Rice
Ray Lamontagne
New PJ Album

Koko the Monkey
11-22-2006, 01:33 PM
i basically downloaded The Last Kiss soundtrack and got some of the artists stuff that were on there

amos lee
ray lamontagne
snow patrol

Wescoast
11-22-2006, 02:18 PM
broken social scene
tea leaf green
and ya, ive become a mayer fan. the new album is really great.

akleiner34
11-22-2006, 03:25 PM
KiLa has been a band I really fell in love with this year although I did not pick up the split they released with Oki this summer.

tokked13
11-22-2006, 04:21 PM
Gary Jules- I was only looking for that Mad World song but I downloaded his album Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets. He is actually a pretty good singer/songwriter.

bbycrei
11-22-2006, 04:49 PM
KT Tunstall
John Mayer Trio

bense27
11-22-2006, 06:13 PM
My Morning Jacket

Rickmiller15BOSOX
11-22-2006, 06:33 PM
Ray Lamontagne
RHCP
Mayer's new cd

Chaveznwo
11-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Late I know, but, Wilco and My Morning Jacket.

thestand
11-22-2006, 06:52 PM
I loved John Mayer Trio, but shunned his prior work. This new album converted me.

And for something that hasn't been mentioned yet- Cold War Kids. Folky garage rock kinda thing. The debut LP "Robbers and Cowards" is great.

bense27
11-22-2006, 06:58 PM
oh yeah. Wilco for me too

and Mat Kearney
and Snow Patrol

mrchattr
11-22-2006, 07:04 PM
Awesome to see the love that YMSB gets here. I got into them last year, and really, really love their shit.

celluloid hero
11-22-2006, 07:05 PM
This year was the year of the Lamb for me. I've dug old school Genesis for a long time, but slowly branched from album to album starting with Nursery Cryme for years and years, then on to Selling England, then Foxtrot last year, then around February after listening to it and really not feeling it, I finally "got" the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. I've listened to it 3 times a week since, at least. I know every subtlety, have my theories of what's really going on, have listened to it performed live at least 15 different shows. I'm obsessed with it. People at work are paying the price.

Runner up album - Hunky Dory by David Bowie

bense27
11-22-2006, 07:27 PM
what is YMSB?

tbrown4
11-22-2006, 07:59 PM
State Radio

Cheers to that. Well....they were an '05 discovery for me. Gald to see another SR fan 'round these parts.

thestand
11-22-2006, 08:03 PM
what is YMSB?Yonder Mountain String Band. Very very cool bluegrass band. I saw them in Portland, OR on Halloween 2003. I had never heard of them, but my uncle brought me. I always thought of bluegrass musicians as stodgy old guys, but when I saw them, I knew they were different. And to prove they were different, they covered the Misfits' song "Skulls". That was both the most hilarious and amazing concert moment I've ever had, I think.

bbycrei
11-24-2006, 11:30 AM
This year was the year of the Lamb for me. I've dug old school Genesis for a long time, but slowly branched from album to album starting with Nursery Cryme for years and years, then on to Selling England, then Foxtrot last year, then around February after listening to it and really not feeling it, I finally "got" the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. I've listened to it 3 times a week since, at least. I know every subtlety, have my theories of what's really going on, have listened to it performed live at least 15 different shows. I'm obsessed with it. People at work are paying the price.



I did this a few years ago in high school. Just slowly started to listen to PG era Genesis since I started of as a kid listening to the PC era.

Smokey the Bear
11-24-2006, 12:26 PM
Belle & Sebastian
My Morning Jacket
New Pornographers

Aparker507
11-24-2006, 02:02 PM
Continuum - Mayer
Sam's Town - Killers

thestand
11-24-2006, 11:25 PM
Just found a new one today- Ghostland Observatory. It's weird, because I hate 95% of the stuff from the '80s, but this somehow takes all of the bad elements, and makes it good. It's two guys, one on vocals/guitar, the other on electronics. The sound is very very cool. The look... well, is confusing. These are the two men of the band- http://depts.washington.edu/kexp/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Ghostland-BBQ.jpg

orbs35
11-25-2006, 11:33 AM
Cheers to that. Well....they were an '05 discovery for me. Gald to see another SR fan 'round these parts.

Yea, my buddy was really into them for a while this past year so I got UAtC a few months ago, listened the shit out of it, and now I'm really liking their EPs.

jjdylan
11-25-2006, 04:29 PM
Tea Leaf Green....i guess technically i first "discovered" them in late '05, but its close enough.

and :upyours to those of you checking out State Radio.

VidaBlue2005
11-26-2006, 12:20 AM
Tea Leaf Green....i guess technically i first "discovered" them in late '05, but its close enough.

and :upyours to those of you checking out State Radio.

Been diggin' these guys too. Muddy Waters is a recent discovery I'm lovin right now. That & Meters, anything old and funky is good.

Zamboni Guy
11-26-2006, 01:11 AM
:upyours This is the first thought that came to mind for this thread. Continuum is a REALLY great album.

This is a great album. Anyone know if this is going to be released SACD or Dual Disc/DVD-Audio like Heavier Things?

trippinbillyrmc
11-26-2006, 09:35 AM
Mayer hides his guitar talent well with his pop shit. I like Continuum too, but it doesnt come close to the jazzy shows he does. That man has some talent!

trippinbillyrmc
11-26-2006, 09:46 AM
oh yeah,

Great finds of 06,

Erick Turbull - Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion of 05. Discovered him on the local cable station in Kingston Ontario. I couldnt believe that I hadnt heard about this guy before after living there for 4 years. He is actually from the same town as Avril (Napannee). Anyways, he is a jack of all trades on the guitar as far as styles go. Great listen.

Hey Rosetta! - Local Indie band here in St. John's NFLD. I saw them at a theatre here and they had the place packed full of university students. By no means are they like the early DMB musically, but as I looked out over the crowd and saw about 500-600 university students singing every word to every song, it kind of made me wonder if that is what it felt like in 1992-93 at a DMB concert. If you are interested, I am seeding their album over at oink.

Polyphonic Spree - hard to describe these guys in one short paragraph.

Powderfinger - Had know these guys before from a couple songs they had on the radio, just never bothered to get any of their stuff. Great Band!

People People
11-26-2006, 09:05 PM
Cheers to that. Well....they were an '05 discovery for me. Gald to see another SR fan 'round these parts.
Wow, they are very good! I just got there cd on the Zune Marketplace and I am downloading a few shows from etree.

KellerWilliamsPhan
11-27-2006, 01:15 AM
etta james- at last
pigeon john- and the summertime block party
badly drawn boy- about a boy soundtrack

these have been my best purchases this year

raven
11-27-2006, 01:34 PM
Yonder
RAQ
Tea Leaf Green
ALO
Black Keys
The Aquarium Rescue Unitoh yeah.. ALO for me too

stalker
11-27-2006, 08:00 PM
The Black Keys for me....saw them in boston last month and they were unreal, love every minute of it.

TLG is without a doubt a band everyone should get into. Been into them since about '04. They just keep on rockin'

Adrian
11-27-2006, 11:04 PM
My Morning Jacket, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo...good stuff

I can't believe I forgot this band....The National shit

GLASS
11-28-2006, 09:17 AM
4 letters for you

G R A B

enough said, single best thing to happen all year long, no question! :rawk

dfaris80
11-28-2006, 12:28 PM
I am almost ashamed to admit that I just recently discovered the Old 97's. Good stuff.
And of course mayer's new one.

mrchattr
11-29-2006, 11:50 AM
I'm digging this...I'm gonna give this thread a few more days, and then just grab a bunch of this stuff at once and give it a listen.

Bartender
11-29-2006, 12:01 PM
Railroad Earth - Elko - Great live album

Aparker507
11-29-2006, 08:07 PM
I got back into Mana' this year again too................amazing band!

alexbunke
11-29-2006, 08:17 PM
Mana the Spanish band? Of "De Pies A Cabeza" fame?

Aparker507
11-29-2006, 10:47 PM
Got that right Bunke! Their live stuff is amazing

Kit_Kat
11-29-2006, 11:04 PM
the veils
do make say think
broken social scene
Teddybears Sthlm
Oh no! Oh my!