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Ciderhelm
08-13-2008, 11:41 PM
I need suggestions for music to download. I love good vocals and focus more on melody than rhythm.

Can be recent or old and can be from any genre.

I'm using the Zune pass, so it won't cost me to check out music suggestions and download the ones I like. List favorites, not playlists, so I actually get time to check them out.

Thanks!

Gehn
08-14-2008, 05:07 AM
Band: The Catherine Wheel
Album: Chrome
Genre: British Grunge
I love his vocals, a good falsetto occassionally, and in your face noise of guitar

Band: Screaming Cheetah Wheelies
Album: (Any)
Genre: Southern Guitar Rock (ala Allman Brothers)
Singer's voice can grate after a while, but the dueling guitars are sweet. Definitely driving music.

Armstrong
08-14-2008, 05:16 AM
Based on what you used for your videos, I think you would like Imogen Heap. "Speak for Yourself" is the only album I have and it is very good.

Horacio
08-14-2008, 06:59 AM
Rammstein, Live in Berlin.
Metal with a little bit of techno twist to it. I used it for a Void Reaver video and I thought it turned out well though my editing skills are garbage (ok, maybe its Windows movie maker, Fail)

I'm an old Metalhead

Kazeyonoma
08-14-2008, 10:14 AM
I like anything M-Flo (japanese rap with love themes and soft singer vocals as collaborations)

Specifically:
M-Flo loves Emyli and Yoshika - Loop in my Heart
M-Flo loves Boa - The Love Bug
M-Flo loves Yoshika - Let Go

I also really like Jason Mraz of late:
Jason Mraz - You and I Both
Jason Mraz - The Remedy
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

But since it seems you like louder music from your pve videos:

Muse for sure:
Map of the Problematique
Hysteria
Time is Running Out
Knights of Cydonia
Stockholm Syndrome
Starlight
Supermassive Black Hole

Ciderhelm
08-15-2008, 03:03 PM
So far, I've only listened to Armstrong's. I'll try to get the other ones tonight or tomorrow.

Armstrong, have any other recommendations? This is really good listening. I picked up three extra singles, Goodnight and Gom Speeding Cars, and Cumulus in addition to Speak for Yourself. If you get a chance, those three songs are very good as well. :)

Klimpen
08-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Hm, I'm not entirely sure how hard you like your music, so forgive me if I'm a little off.

VAST - Music for People [Progressive Rock]
Opeth - Ghost Reveries [Progressive Metal]
Concorde Dawn - Chaos by Design [Drum n Bass]
DJ Trancelight [Trance]: mp3.de Musik Melodic DJ Trancelight (http://mp3.de/musik/genre/band/030604/200712/3) [Emotions of Trance v22 is good]

Sanelora
08-15-2008, 07:06 PM
For the token aussie folk-ish music:

Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over

went and saw him last night. oh man. thats energy.

his style is somewhere between rock and acoustic. Its worth checking out. for me to say that about folk-ish music, it has to be REALLY REALLY good.

Sanelora
08-15-2008, 07:11 PM
Rammstein, Live in Berlin.
Metal with a little bit of techno twist to it. I used it for a Void Reaver video and I thought it turned out well though my editing skills are garbage (ok, maybe its Windows movie maker, Fail)

I'm an old Metalhead

you wouldn't believe it but me too! Look up "Torchbearer"

their debut album is just bliss in terms of metal!

Thgil
08-16-2008, 01:22 AM
By band
Nightwish- One of my favorate songs to kick ass tankin' is 'over the hills and far away'
Sample ()
All of end hope- YouTube - nightwish end of all hope (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6xaIPszwpo&feature=related)
careful, you will likely pop last stand just because... I do (dont bother watching the video, best way to display the music though)

Leaves eyes- Epic setting, really puts you into the setting, usually goes VERY well with wow. Case and point, 'farewell proud men'
Sample ()
Farewell proud men- YouTube - Leaves Eyes - Farewell Proud Men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXHEKptrweA&feature=related)

Last temptation- 'solemn hour' The chant they say is latin for 'holy spirit.' Very VERY cool
Sample ()
Solemn hour- YouTube - Within Temptation - Our Solemn Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7CSr82D0Do)

Flyleaf- I assume you already have them... otherwise get 'all around me,' but I assume youve heard it on the radio or something. But damn, I have no idea how a lady can have such a hard hitting voice!
Sample ()
So sick- YouTube - Fly Leaf - I am so sick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB5fV_Pewlg&feature=related)

These bands really fire me up for tanking or anything else. You just cant help but kick ass with these songs!

Of course if your into something a little more small time, I get ALOT of stuff off newgrounds (usually hard hitting techno), although, I would HIGHLY recomend looking up Hania on newgrounds (Newgrounds.com — Everything, By Everyone (http://www.newgrounds.com), go to audio portal) Trust me, you wont regret it... although doesnt usually fit into 'kick ass' rather than 'hand me a tissue' category.

Hania sample ~Inspiration~ -hania (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/115765)

natrually all these bands rock, so if you like the sample I have attached look at their other songs.

Leytur
08-16-2008, 03:58 AM
I'm heading over to Rhapsody later to use my free 25 plays this month on some Crosby, Stills and Nash. I always kind of avoided them due to the hippy factor. However their vocal harmonies are a bit too good to pass up I think.

Ambrosia and Orleans are bit out there picks for 2008 but some great songs we all know but don't know we know.

I'm also a fan of Bluegrass and its byproducts. Not always the best voices there though.

I will never fall on the "hard" side of the spectrum so be warned. . .

Sleighbell
08-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Here's my Tanking/DPS playlist. Usually reserved for Battlegrounds/Arena. A good mix of Metal/Goth/Punk/Screamo:

Artist - Song

Aiden - Last Sunrise
Alexisonfire - Little girls pointing and laughing
As I lay Dying - Through struggle
Atreyu - Her portrait in black
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the fallen
Bleeding Through - On wings of lead
Blessthefall - Could tell a love
Bullet for my Valentine - All these things I hate
Bush - Mouth
Children of Bodom - Needled 24/7
Chiodos - The words "best friend" become redefined
CKY - Escape from Hellview
Clutch - The mob goes wild
Cradle of Filth - Nemesis
Die Cast - Fade away
Dillinger Escape Plan - Unretrofied
Dimmu Borgir - The serpentshrine offering
Dopestars Inc. - Beatcrusher
Eighteen Visions - Your Nightmare
Emery - Stunning Politics
Fear Factory - Drones
From Autumn to Ashes - The after dinner payback
From first to last - Note to self
Funeral for a friend - Roses of the dead
Gwar - War is all we know
H.I.M. - Soul on Fire
The Human Abstract - Mea culpa
Hydrovibe - Killer Inside
In Flames - *Anything. Seriously*
It dies Today - Sixth of June
Killswitch Engage - A bid farewell
Meshuggah - Shed
Most Precious Blood - Shark ethic
Nonpoint - Rabia
Opiate for the masses - Dead underground
Orgy - Stiches
A Perfect Circle - Judith
Prodigy - Spitfire
Ramstein - Mein Teil
Rise Against - *Anything*
Saosin - Collapse
Soil - Can you heal me
Soilwork - *Anything*
Story of the Year - Our time is now
System of a Down - Toxicity
Turbonegro - *Anything*
The Used - Sound effects and overdramatics
Viking Skull - *Anything*
Within Temptation - Our Solemn Hour
The 69 Eyes - *Anything*

Ciderhelm
08-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Leaves eyes- Epic setting, really puts you into the setting, usually goes VERY well with wow. Case and point, 'farewell proud men'
Leaves' Eyes turned out to be some great music. This is the second Norwegian singer I've been impressed by. :)

Thgil
08-16-2008, 07:03 PM
yeah! although good luck finding a CD of them in the states! I cannot find them, only hear them via pandora (Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music (http://www.pandora.com), check it out!)


although I just read my thing again "epic 'setting', really puts you into the 'setting'"

/facepalm
/sobquietlytoself

Ciderhelm
08-16-2008, 07:05 PM
If you're interested Th, the albums were available on the Microsoft Zune service. I imagine they'd be on Itunes as well.

Thgil
08-16-2008, 07:16 PM
Yeah I know, although Im kinda weird in how I like to have the disk, makes it easier to pop around and stuff. Besides, most my music is small time techno stuff. Usually from newgrounds actrually.

Typically I get stuff around 120 BPM, which goes to cooldown timmers really well, and its repetitive so it can REALLY help be on the ball with stuff.

Although sometimes I go old video game music, secret of mana, crono trigger, hell even X-com is on my list!

Leytur
08-17-2008, 04:30 AM
I see a whole new add on in your future. . . . it's starts the music with your first keystroke to make sure the beat is perfectly aligned with your cool downs.

Vadis
08-17-2008, 08:35 AM
Big time thanks Thgil. I hadn't heard of Leaves' Eyes before and I'm into the Euro-Metal big time, totally digging them.

Horacio
08-17-2008, 10:30 AM
Pen and I picked up som CD's yesterday. We have.....odd taste in music.

Here's one for you:

Apocalyptica....its pretty hard but the music is almost exclusviely played on a Cello......picked up an album of Metallica covers....done on cello.

Thgil
08-17-2008, 01:04 PM
Hehe, is there such an addon? If so I would have YouTube - Secret of Mana Music: Boss Fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62mz4WbNx8w&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=secret%20of%20mana&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&o) start =D Of course, my party mates may wonder a little why im running around in a semi circle 'charging' my L8 move...

Sanelora
08-17-2008, 11:57 PM
Just pulled out some old(ish) opeth.

Blackwater Park is the name of the album. It is awesome

Stormgard88
08-22-2008, 11:43 AM
For WoW I am a Huge fan of OLD Mortiis... Kaiser Av Ent Dimension Utjent Is my favorite, No vocals, but the music is perfect for any medieval setting, and epic enough to make you want to dive into game lore.

Stograth
08-24-2008, 10:47 AM
For WoW I am a Huge fan of OLD Mortiis... Kaiser Av Ent Dimension Utjent Is my favorite, No vocals, but the music is perfect for any medieval setting, and epic enough to make you want to dive into game lore.

Def. would recomend Mortiis good epic fantasy style tunes.

Other than that im too much of a Metalhead(Death and Thrash) to recomend anything other than that.

If you want some epic style metal you could go with any record by CRADLE OF FILTH or DIMMU BORGIR. There not really my style but alot of people like em. They are pretty up there with experimentation metal wise, using organs and such.

NILE is pretty epic for Death Metal, they play egyption themed songs and use trad. egyption instruments, I LOVE EM!. BLACK SEEDS OF VENGENCE and ITHYPHALLIC are my two favs. If thats too heavy you can try the guitarist Karl Sanders side project, its just called Karl Sanders and the record is SAURIAN MEDITATION.

\m/

Stormgard88
08-25-2008, 03:03 AM
Def. would recomend Mortiis good epic fantasy style tunes.

Other than that im too much of a Metalhead(Death and Thrash) to recomend anything other than that.

If you want some epic style metal you could go with any record by CRADLE OF FILTH or DIMMU BORGIR. There not really my style but alot of people like em. They are pretty up there with experimentation metal wise, using organs and such.

NILE is pretty epic for Death Metal, they play egyption themed songs and use trad. egyption instruments, I LOVE EM!. BLACK SEEDS OF VENGENCE and ITHYPHALLIC are my two favs. If thats too heavy you can try the guitarist Karl Sanders side project, its just called Karl Sanders and the record is SAURIAN MEDITATION.

\m/

Very good suggestions, Nile is definitely one of the better American bands out there. If you enjoy the thrash but want to stick with Black/Death metal, I highly recommend ABSU's Tara... a huge departure from their older stuff, very Thrashy for a Black Metal album. To keep it in a more epic and classical vein, try Summoning, all of their albums are inspired by Lord of the Rings, works out pretty well for WoW as well.

Caulle
08-25-2008, 07:24 AM
Cider, going to suggest stuff based off your Naxx videos and the music you used there, but I'm really not sure how much of this you'll be able to get from Zune. :/

OceanLab - Sirens of the Sea (http://www.trackitdown.net/genre/trance/track/643503.html)
Hit the play all tracks below to sample the entire album. It's amazing, but it's not available for sale outside of the UK. >_> Think Chicane. This site's pretty amazing for finding music overall. The samples are usually up to 2 minutes long (or longer) which I like because 30 seconds isn't enough to really sample a song properly.

Speaking of Chicane...
Chicane - Come Tomorrow (Soul Seekerz Remix) (http://www.trackitdown.net/genre/house/track/343016.html)
Again, another pesky song not available for sale outside of the UK so it took some digging for me to find a copy.

Mint Royale - Singin' In The Rain (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnXjx6Ht70)
I can't say enough about this song, I love it. Probably my currently most listened to.

Nalin & Kane Feat Deni the Menace - Cruising (Steve Murano Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=iDc4yyVe0Jg)
The YT video doesn't let you scroll through the song (at least it won't let me though work) but it's got a great vocal track once it kicks in.

Oi, honestly I have a ton of vocal/uplifting trance. I'll list list as many YT vids as I can find and won't bother with an explanation or I'll be here all day. All these songs have at least half a dozen variations or remixes, so if one sounds like it could be good with a different mix then just search around.
Maor Levi - Lital (Daniel Kandi Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=bzdq8xtSFVA)
Maor Levi - Shapes (Oliver Smith Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQstotYxLI)
Dobenbeck - Please Don't Go (Shawn Mitiska Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yYs5XvnNrRg)
Nick Holder -Summer Daze (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Y7LbDX-PI)

*Will update more later if you want more suggestions along these lines.

Lavache
08-25-2008, 08:20 AM
Apocalyptica....its pretty hard but the music is almost exclusviely played on a Cello......picked up an album of Metallica covers....done on cello.

those guys are pretty good. they are playing in cinci next month but i will be out of town and cant drive up to see them :(

everything on daptone records is pretty good - look for sharon jones

everything i have heard on soul jazz is also good - they have a lot of old obscure stuff / out of print / foreign releases

stones throw records - this is a hiphop label run by peanut butter wolf - but it is far and away the best hiphop label going right now. artists are given full creative freedom - which leads to some interesting stuff. they also have a lot of funk and soul 7" represses. look for quasimoto, madlib, madvillan, percee p, j-dilla, peanut butter wolf. the madlib stuff is by far my favorite. if you do like some of that - guru and the blueprint are also worth looking into. they all understand and appreciate the jazz roots of hiphop and several have jazz / hiphop albums. jazzamataz and shades of blue are both great albums.

girl talk - i cant say enough about his second album. he is mashup artist - very talented.

secret diary - glitch, difficult to listen to, but in a good way
unstoppable - his best work to date
night ripper - more mashup, less genius
feed the animals - technically this is a great album, but its lost the magic from unstoppable. available on his website as a free d/l.

esp - a band from brooklyn circa 1980. they have been sampled more times than i can count. sort of a funk / soul / disco / new wave thing.

harder and faster:

anything and everything on drop bass network. you wont find this on itunes / zune but its not hard to find them in other ways. look for woody mcbride, delta 9, the speedfreak, adam x, brixton, hyperactive. you can also find some live sets from some of their parties - the daft punk @ even further is phenomenal - there is video of it on youtube.

hardcore:

deadly buda, doormouse (the fuckin doormouse tape is one of the best hardcore tapes ever made - its noisy, hard and fast), dj tron (rip), biochip c, speedfreak, baseck, otto von schirach

techno:

plastikman, richie hawtin (technically plastikman, but totally different stylistically), jeff mills, matt bandy (early work is techno, later work is deep, deep house), dj shiva

other electronic:

imperial sound system, terry mullan, deep house souldiers (see matt bandy), dan efex, emilie simon, delvin & darko, wax tailor (brilliant), trevor lamont, z-trip

other in general:

miles davis (duh), jerry lee lewis (live @ the star club - best rock album of all time), buddy holly, johnny cash, elvis (duh), black spade, slint, the racontuers, the black keys, gwar, godspeed you black emperor

thats off the top of my head. anything else and i would have to sit down and start going through my records and cd's.

Sanelora
08-25-2008, 08:51 AM
Cider, going to suggest stuff based off your Naxx videos and the music you used there, but I'm really not sure how much of this you'll be able to get from Zune. :/

OceanLab - Sirens of the Sea (http://www.trackitdown.net/genre/trance/track/643503.html)
Hit the play all tracks below to sample the entire album. It's amazing, but it's not available for sale outside of the UK. >_> Think Chicane. This site's pretty amazing for finding music overall. The samples are usually up to 2 minutes long (or longer) which I like because 30 seconds isn't enough to really sample a song properly.

Speaking of Chicane...
Chicane - Come Tomorrow (Soul Seekerz Remix) (http://www.trackitdown.net/genre/house/track/343016.html)
Again, another pesky song not available for sale outside of the UK so it took some digging for me to find a copy.

Mint Royale - Singin' In The Rain (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnXjx6Ht70)
I can't say enough about this song, I love it. Probably my currently most listened to.

Nalin & Kane Feat Deni the Menace - Cruising (Steve Murano Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=iDc4yyVe0Jg)
The YT video doesn't let you scroll through the song (at least it won't let me though work) but it's got a great vocal track once it kicks in.

Oi, honestly I have a ton of vocal/uplifting trance. I'll list list as many YT vids as I can find and won't bother with an explanation or I'll be here all day. All these songs have at least half a dozen variations or remixes, so if one sounds like it could be good with a different mix then just search around.
Maor Levi - Lital (Daniel Kandi Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=bzdq8xtSFVA)
Maor Levi - Shapes (Oliver Smith Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQstotYxLI)
Dobenbeck - Please Don't Go (Shawn Mitiska Remix) (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yYs5XvnNrRg)
Nick Holder -Summer Daze (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Y7LbDX-PI)

*Will update more later if you want more suggestions along these lines.

great taste in music right here

Caulle
08-27-2008, 05:57 PM
great taste in music right here

http://www.methart.com/trackitdown.html

My public playlist on Trackitdown if you want more suggestions. My big thing right now is finding House remixes of music from the 80's like Herve's Cheap Thrills.

Lore
08-27-2008, 06:00 PM
The Mars Volta.

It's very weird, but it's also very good.

Caulle
08-27-2008, 06:22 PM
The Mars Volta.

It's very weird, but it's also very good.

Wow, that is weird... and good.

Stograth
09-01-2008, 12:41 PM
I love finding other metalheads that play WoW!

Yeah i seen Nile few times and they are SICK! Them Cannibal Corpse, Vomitory, and Decapitated(RIP Vitek) are always in my WoW tunes rotation. Im gonna post the video of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal goin off about WoW.


Very good suggestions, Nile is definitely one of the better American bands out there. If you enjoy the thrash but want to stick with Black/Death metal, I highly recommend ABSU's Tara... a huge departure from their older stuff, very Thrashy for a Black Metal album. To keep it in a more epic and classical vein, try Summoning, all of their albums are inspired by Lord of the Rings, works out pretty well for WoW as well.

Rootkitworm
09-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Some of my all time favorite groups/musicians:

My Bloody Valentine, Can, Spacemen 3, Experimental Audio Research, The Remote Viewer, Neu, Stereolab, Sun Ra, Merzbow, Atom Heart, King Tubby, Boards of Canada, Conrad Schnitzler, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Tortoise, Traffic Sound, Nobukazo Takemura, Pita, Pelt, Mum, Slowdive, Mojave 3, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Nobukazo Takemura, Windy and Carl, Sebadoh, Pavement, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The Ex, Fugazi, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Pharaoh Sands, La Monte Young, The Soft Machine, Weather Report, John Cage, Steve Reich, John Zorn, Amon Tobin, Squarepusher, Amon Duul, The Famous Boyfriend, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Postal Service, The Specials, Descendants, The Goons, Television, Sigur Ros, Guided by Voices, Current 93, Ride, Autechre, Melt Banana, The Field Mice, Hood, Boyracer, Empress, Funkadelic, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo, Pink Floyd, Syd Barret, The Gladiators, Israel Vibration, Aswad, Accela Deck, Low, Bowery Electric, Chessie, Air, Asteroid number 4, Blur, David Bowie, The Cure, Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, De La Soul, DJ Spooky, Misfits, The Wedding Present, DJ Shadow, Scanner, Troum, Silver Apples, Burning Spear, Swervedriver, Metamatics, Aube, Arovane, Alva Noto, Kid 606, Alec Empire, Christian Klein, Mixmaster Mike, DJ Q-bert, Rob Swift, Bill Laswell, Mouse on Mars, Sebadoh, Fennesz, Faust, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, Flying Saucer Attack, Jim O'Rourke, Wagonchrist, Broadcast, Bark Psychosis, Dead Kennedies, Wesley Willis, 1 Mile North, 13th Floor Elevators, Pearls before Swine, Cluster / Kluster, Nurse With Wound, Neurosis, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Mos Def, Mr. Bungle, Add N to X, Flipper, Zoviet France, Fridge, High Rise, The Upsetters, Scientist, This Heat, Johnny Thunders, NY Dolls, Primus, Ramones, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Dr. Octagon, Scratch Acid.

Stormgard88
09-04-2008, 12:43 AM
I love finding other metalheads that play WoW!

Yeah i seen Nile few times and they are SICK! Them Cannibal Corpse, Vomitory, and Decapitated(RIP Vitek) are always in my WoW tunes rotation. Im gonna post the video of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal goin off about WoW.

Indeed, long live Metal.... just as an aside, if you haven't heard Dissection, you owe it to yourself to listen, though I know few true metalheads that have not... Man I can go on for days, I used to write for Pit Magazine out of Colorado Springs. Oh and for the really heavy Death Metal fan? Myrkskog- Superior Massacre. Hands Down.