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Old 11-11-2008, 10:46 AM   #21
 
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The Ingrid Michaelson and Imogen Heap suggestions are great ones! I'm always looking for more female artists, because there are few played on the radio. Proportional to how many are played on the radio station I listen to, I buy far more females. And those are the two whose CDs don't disappoint at all. I need to get Ingrid's new one, though!
Ingrid's new CD is great.

To the original poster, I recommend The Bird and the Bee's albums.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #22
 
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Ok, the post below is funny to me. They're pretty much all good suggestions.... but calling Secondhand Serenade mainstream, and Counting Crows and Damien Rice not... Hee. Secondhand Serenade is more poppy, yes, but definitely not more mainstream yet!


The Ingrid Michaelson and Imogen Heap suggestions are great ones! I'm always looking for more female artists, because there are few played on the radio. Proportional to how many are played on the radio station I listen to, I buy far more females. And those are the two whose CDs don't disappoint at all. I need to get Ingrid's new one, though!

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my mainstream favorites:

all time low- dear maria
secondhand serenade- fall for you
thriving ivory- angels on the moon
katy perry- hot n cold

not really mainstream i guess:

damien rice- blower's daughter
damien rice- delicate
damien rice- lonelily
straylight run- a slow descent
straylight run- buttoned down
straylight run- the first of the century (it gets really good about halfway through)
counting crows- a long december
counting crows- omaha
counting crows- round here (absolutely amazing)
modest mouse- missed the boat
modest mouse- spitting venom

random stuff:

gym class heroes- the queen and i
bob marley- natural mystic
flobots- so happy together
third eye blind- slow motion
daft punk- harder, better, faster, stronger
tal bachman- she's so high
ingrid michaelson- the way i am

yay!
sorry i lost track of this thread. :P
yeah you're right.. but i was just thinking from the point of view of a 9th grader. no one else i know listens to Damien Rice, but they all love Secondhand Serenade. and that one song Fall For You plays all the time on the main 'hits' radio station around here.
but i guess the idea of "mainstream" differs.

and by the way, the songs I Remember and Rootless Tree by Damien Rice are amazing as well as the ones i mentioned earlier.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #23
 
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pretty late here with the suggestions but if OP ever checks back..

Daft Punk - Face to Face
Crystal Castle - Air War
Crystal Castle - Crime Wave
Crystal Castle - Magic Spells
Cat Power - Sea of Love
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart it Races
White Town - Your Woman
Vampire Weekend - A Punk
Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Feist - Mushaboom
Fiona Apple - Not About Love
Devotchka - How It Ends
Telepopmusik - Don't Look Back
Telepopmusik - Just Breathe
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Sia - Soon We'll Be Found
Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe
Smian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat
Robin Thicke - Dream World
Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock
Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
The Hush Sound - Don't Wake Me Up
Kate Nash - Merry Happy
Kate Nash - Foundations
Kings Of Leon - Charmer
K-OS - Sunday Morning
Princess Superstar - Perfect Exceeder
Peter Bjorn & John - Up Against The Wall
MGMT - Time To Pretend
MGMT - Kids
MGMT - Electric Feel
MGMT - Weekend Wars
Meiko - Hawaii
Meiko - Sleep
Mark Ronson - Just
Melpo Mene - Hello Benjamin
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up


got a bit carried away with the list. but i really love all those songs.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #24
 
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Outlaw Pete
What Love Can Do
This Life
Life Itself
The Wrestler

From Bruce Springsteen's latest, "Working on a Dream." Especially "Outlaw Pete"

And, of course, there's always Kings of Leon. Love them!
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I don't really have any direct suggestions that haven't already been mentioned... but when I'm looking for some new bands, I'll go to Pandora, plug in a song that's similar to what I'm looking for, and I get to hear a bunch of similar bands/artists for free. I found a bunch of CD ideas there.
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Esperanza Spalding. I need to buy her actual album, but the songs I've heard are really nice. That's if you like jazz musicians(she plays the double bass and sings).
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Of Broken, Another Option , Bowling for soup, the new fall about boy CD is really aweasome to if your into more main streamm. But you should look up Of broken and Another option on myspace.
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