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SteveRogers
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Can anyone suggest a good band? I want rock and roll. But I want subdued, poppy, catchy rock and roll. Not metal. Not hardcore. Not punk. Just plain catchy pop rock. Just something that is catchy and soothing.

Something that's slower but not too slow. Something that'll get my fingers tapping, my feet tapping, my head bobbing, and my body calmed. I don't even mind acoustic guitar.

Don't suggest U2. Because I won't listen to U2.

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Billy Joel. Try "Only The Good Die Young".
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
I won't listen to U2.

[Cry]
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Why won't you listen to U2?
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SteveRogers
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Jon-

Billy Joel's not quite what I had in mind.

Tammy-

I have never gotten into U2's music. I can't really explain it. I just don't like it. Subsuquently, I tend to dislike Coldplay and other similar bands.

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Snow Patrol has some songs that are good - some are pretty far out if you actually pay attention to the lyrics (just a 'warning'). The Fray sounds the same as them for the most part. I don't know if that's the sound you're looking for though?

That's the type sound I got out of your description. I'm off to the kitchen - but let me know if that's the right track and I can try to think up something else in a bit.

: )

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All Time Low

Really, really, really poppy rock. But a great band.

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Try using Pandora.com it could introduce you to some titles that you may not have previously considered.
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SoaPiNuReYe: I can't believe you said All Time Low!!!!

They are my favorite band. I used to see them all the time at a local place near my house, and I was lucky enough to have them play at the student center at my school about a month and a half ago. The new CD is great!

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From my C:\Rips folder:

Abba
Al Stewart
Arik Einstein
Beach Boys
Billy Joel
Chicago
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dan Fogelberg
Dana International
David Bowie
David Broza
Dead Can Dance
Devo
D'veykus
Electric Light Orchestra
Elton John
Eugene Ormandy
Fleetwood Mac
Four Tops
Hall & Oates
HaShalosharim (The Three'ngers)
Heart
Indigo Girls
Jackson Browne
Jean Michel Jarre
Jeff Wayne
Jethro Tull
Jim Croce
Joe Jackson
John Denver
k. d. lang
Kaveret
Kenny Loggins
Linda Ronstadt
Loreena McKennitt
Madonna
Mashina
Meat Loaf
Men At Work
Musicals
--Hair (Original Broadway Soundtrack)
--HaLehaka (The Troupe)
--Jesus Christ Superstar
--Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
--Oliver!
--Once More, With Feeling
--Sesame Street - Original Cast Record
--To Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter
--Tommy
--West Side Story
Neil Diamond
Olivia Newton-John
Orna & Moshe Datz
Paul McCartney
Peter, Paul & Mary
Pink Floyd
Queen
Seals & Crofts
Sheryl Crow
Shlomo Artzi
Simon & Garfunkel
Squeeze
Steely Dan
Styx
Suzanne Vega
The B-52's
The Beatles
The Doors
The Eagles
The Guess Who
The Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Starship - Starship
The Kids From Fame
The Mamas and the Papas
The Moody Blues
The Roches
The Rolling Stones
The Temptations
The Who
They Might Be Giants
Three Dog Night
Tim Story
Various
Rossini Overtures

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The Flying Dracula Hair
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Gomez (only album I have, but it's solid all the way through).
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I picked up an album a few months ago that I keep coming back to every time I'm in that type of mood. It's called Set Yourself on Fire by Stars. Their Myspace page just has free streaming tracks from their new album, which I don't like as much. But I found some of their videos from Set Yourself on Fire on Youtube if you want to hear what they sound like (although I can't say much for the sound quality in this format).

Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

Ageless Beauty

Calendar Girl

Let me know if that sounds right.

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Speed, I think you found what something very close to what I was looking for. The arrangements are stunning. Subdued but still some form of rock and roll. Quiet but intense. You can hear the colors in the music. Great stuff. I think I'll download the album Set Yourself on Fire off iTunes tomorrow.
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Wow, Lisa, you have Various? They're my favorite. [Razz]
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Pantera
Lil Wayne
Pink Floyd
...
Seriously, try Death Cab for Cutie. They're really good.

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Speed
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I'm glad you like it, Steve. The album really is marvelous all the way through. Hope it hits the spot. [Smile]
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"You can hear the colors in the music"

Bro, LSD is not good for you.

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I've been liking some of the stuff I've heard by They Might Be Giants also. I need some lighter music to play in between the harder hitting stuff. And I think I found it. Thanks guys!

Edit:

I'm a drug-free DARE graduate. So, no LSD here.

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quote:
Bro, LSD is not good for you.
Says who?

Doctors!

What do they know?

Science!

Well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
Wow, Lisa, you have Various? They're my favorite. [Razz]

They did the score for Hiatus, remember?
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As long as we're comparing our CD collection, here's a list of what I've ripped to my hard drive:

http://home.comcast.net/~vwagenen/albums.xls

(or, if you don't have Excel):
http://home.comcast.net/~vwagenen/albums.htm

I have several albums by "Various" in there myself. [Smile]

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Feist (female vocals, in case you have a preference.)
Jump (formerly Jump Little Children, on their pretty solid album "Magazine." Cathedrals is one of the most beautifully poetic songs ever about a very specific feeling.)
Maybe Morrissey or the Smiths?
Muse
Kings of Convenience (noveau Simon and Garfunkel-y.)
Goldspot
Rilo Kiley (mostly female vocals.)
I like two songs by the Old 97's. Perhaps not much of a recommendation.
Roman Candle
Arcade Fire (some female vocals.)
Shiny Toy Guns (male and female vocals.)
Tegan and Sara (girls girls girls, all the way girls.)
Travis is pretty reliable.
Franz Ferdinand.
Get Up Kids.

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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Can anyone suggest a good band? I want rock and roll. But I want subdued, poppy, catchy rock and roll. Not metal. Not hardcore. Not punk. Just plain catchy pop rock. Just something that is catchy and soothing.

Something that's slower but not too slow. Something that'll get my fingers tapping, my feet tapping, my head bobbing, and my body calmed. I don't even mind acoustic guitar.

Don't suggest U2. Because I won't listen to U2.

My first thought was Swedish pop/Top 40 Ace of Base.

I saw the sign
It opened up my eyes, I saw the sign

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Ace of Base is very catchy. "All that she wants is another baby, she's gone tomorrow for all that she wants is another baby, he-e-ey..."

They always get my kids dancing. So do the Beatles, of course. I adore the Beatles. Wanna talk about catchy, "Obla-dee, obla-dah, life goes on, la! La-la-la-la-life goes on..."

(Of course my first thought upon reading the thread title was the hideously viral "Dragostea Din Tei", but it doesn't seem like what you're looking for at all. Plus it will TAKE OVER YOUR BRAIN. [Evil Laugh] )

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I second the Stars motion. The new album "In Our Bedroom After the War" is awesome too.
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Dramarama- "Haven't Got A Clue" and "Classic Rot" are especially good.

Marillion, if you don't mind a prog-synth sound.

Seal's latest is more dance/electronic than rock, but I like a lot of it.

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