Whatever I'm enthused about at the moment ;-p

Post-Grunge and Pop Punk is awful

2014-03-17 - music

I have identified two genres that have an awful singing style: post-grunge (Creed, Nickelback, Seether, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, Seether, etc.) and pop punk (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Linkin Park, etc.). Gee, I think that covers about 50% of the popular music genres between 1995 and 2010, haha! Post-grunge features a lead singer who sounds constipated and has a weird accent that sounds a little southern, but not quite. And pop-punk features a lead singer that just sounds like an angry American 15 year old boy who's complaining about first world problems. Here are a couple of important resources about post-grunge. I didn't bother to look up any resources about pop punk because, well, it's a blatantly obvious style of lead singing. Obvious angsty teen is obvious.

"Shaun Morgan (Seether)- Another one of the elite post grunge crew that have beaten this vocal style to death 20 times over by now. Morgan combines the usual Kurt impression with a touch of Daniel Johns (lead singer of Silverchair). Gotta give him respect for hooking up with Amy Lee though." -- http://www.therockczar.com/misc/top-40-most-annoying-vocalists

"Five Unbearable Singers We Can Blame on Eddie Vedder" -- http://www.nerve.com/music/five-albums/five-unbearable-singers-we-can-blame-on-eddie-vedder

Echo and The Bunnymen

2014-01-22 - music

Wendy: I think you're more familiar with this band than I am. But you reminded me of this one fave of mine! Echo and The Bunnymen - In The Margins - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxbbj1sQCus

Morcheeba and di.fm chillout channel

2014-01-12 - music

Welp, time to firehose you all with the band I'm obsessing over tonight. Enjoy. Also, anyone ever heard of this group? I'll bet Curtis has.

Morcheeba - Gimme Your Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZvp1YvMGho

Morcheeba - Aqualung - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogyyS-Snl4I

Suggestion from Curtis - di.fm Chillout channel - http://www.di.fm/chillout

VAST - Thrown Away

2014-01-04 - music

Yet another catchy tune from a band you've never heard of... - VAST - Thrown Away - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTpc6EyjCdc

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - A Taste of Honey

2013-06-02 - music

From 1965, this woman is wearing an outfit made of whipped cream. Oh my. Yeah, when old people tell us how this newer generation is perverse, you can just direct them to this album. ;-p This tune rocks, btw. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - A Taste of Honey - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC38-qqiVgg

Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

2010-03-31 - music

Donnie Iris is almost as painful to watch as Rick Astley. But I never get tired of this song. :-p Donnie Iris - Ah Leah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5Arbm47IQ

"Clint Eastwood" by the Gorillaz

2010-01-07 - music

I love Wikipedia. The guy singing in this video is the lead singer in the song "Clint Eastwood" by the Gorillaz. And the chorus singer in Clint Eastwood is the guy who created the Gorillaz and who was the lead singer in the British band, Blur. See, listen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gorillaz_-_Clint_Eastwood_%28sample%29.ogg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blur_-_Song_2.ogg I feel smart!

Smashing Pumpkins AOL Music Sessions

2009-08-06 - music

These videos kick ass. Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAxKnGSm-x0 Smashing Pumpkins - That's The Way - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjekHtSvdFw (Yes, that's a Keytar. That makes this video even more awesome.) Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri7M8dJYlk8 Wow, AOL Music Sessions did a great job with these productions. Good stuff.
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