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1. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

So ive left it alittle late, but im flying out on sunday for a 6 month voyage and was hoping to get an input from everybody on what albums thier feeling @ the mo old or new ...

Im looking to do a big itunes download for my Ipod ... open to many genres, like my acoustic/punk/indie/rock etc ....

All input way appriciated!

Got some long plane/bus journeys ahead and new some sounds to help me on my way!


[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jan-2010, at 06:47 by makka ]

2. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I like The Go! Team, Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards, Papercuts, MIA for new stuff. Older stuff at the moment I am listening to early David Bowie, X-Ray Specs, Moldy Peaches and of course, Dinosaur name just a few.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I'm a big fan of modern Arab music, especially the kind of stuff that mixes tradional sound with European Rock. Gives the sound a cool groove.

For that Rahid Taha, Khaled and Samira Said are great choices.

Samira Said is more pop than rock, but her album "Youm Wara Youm" is stellar. (She is the Arab world's version of Madonna or Kylie Minogue.)

Rahid Taha and his band are known for working true magic with stringed instruments, their mix of arabic Oud and European guitar is awesome. (What they do reminds me of Metallica or The Clash, you might want to check out the songs "Barra Barra" or "Rock the Kasbah".)

Khaled is one of the big superstars of Arabic music, he is a bit more traditional, more into true North-African Rai than mixing tradition with Rock or Jazz. But he has some cool tunes too. The album "1, 2, 3 Soleils" is a live recording of a legendary concert in Paris, done together with the other big two of NorthAfrican Rai music, Faudel and Rahid Taha. If you listen to one album of Arab music in your live make it that one.

The band "Nomad Sound System" from Berlin is also very good, they mix techno with rock and traditional Arab music.

From Turkish bands I like "Duman". They sing in Turkish, but their sound is pure rock, taking their cues from Nirvana and The Cure. It is a bit unusual at first, but once you get used to the Turkish texts you might find yourself addicted.

Two great German punk rock bands are "Die Ärzte" und "Die Toten Hosen".

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Jan-2010, at 15:24 by t_maia ]

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

OK a short list (just checking my Ipod)

Admiral Freebee - Admiral Freebee. First album of this Belgian guy is briljant.
Afro Celt Sound System - 2. Release (Lost track of them but love this second album, which is a mix of Irish, African and Indian rhythms.
Animal Collective - Indie, I would suggest Strawberry Jam, as it is pretty accessible, but also download the bonus track of the first single: Safer.
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
The Cat Empire (i love the track 'Hello', but the rest is pretty good as well)
Divine Comedy
Dresden Dolls
Espers, for the quiet relaxing moments, alt folk from Phillie.
Fanfare Ciocarlia - happy Balkan Beats from Romania.
Flaming Lips, just choose an album or two. Yoshimi battles the pink robot and At war with the mystics are my favourites so far.
Flogging Molly - Irish Immigrant punk from the US, a bit like Dropkick Murphys
Go Team! - seconded
Gogol Bordello - love it Punk meets Russia (and some other places) in NY (my fav - Multi Culti Kontra vs Irony and Gypse Punks underdog world strike
Hayseed Dixie - AC DC, Kiss and more in Bluegrass style. Sure to make you feel happy, when you are down
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh - First album, with the same title, was my best album of 2008. Nice and quiet, but so pretty. (ordered the new one, but haven't received it yet.) If you like Indie, check the dragcity label, much more good things on that label.
Jackie O Motherfucker - love it, but not for anyone. It takes some time to get used to. Start with Valley of Fire.
Kaizer's Ochestra - Rock from Norway. Kontroll pa kontinentet = briljant. Live even better
Luka Bloom - what a songs can this guy write. It is singer songwriters stuff, but I think the appeal is (should be) much bigger than lovers of that category. Play it a lot.
Magnetic Fields - 69 lovesongs.
Mando Diao (i guess famous enough)
Pennywise - I know old, but if you don't have it yet, it should at least be on your ipod
Raveonettes - I love their first E.P. (Whip it on)
Robocop Kraus - Doing already for years what Franz Ferdinand is doing now
Rusalnaia - In line with Espers
Sons and Daughters - Repulsion box is a masterpiece
Supergrass - perfect for on the road (Road to Rouen)
Therapy? - already a bit old, but so great
Voicst - new sensation from the Netherlands. (check tales of two devils)
1 giant leap - 1 giant leap. (one of the best crossover records ever)

and I will still have forgotten of flicked over a couple of great bands.

5. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Herr Bert

Gogol Bordello - love it Punk meets Russia (and some other places) in NY (my fav - Multi Culti Kontra vs Irony and Gypse Punks underdog world strike

Absolutely Gogol Bordello - if you can't have fun with them, you can't have fun!!!!!!!! And this is coming from a die-hard Jimmy Buffett and Los Lobos fan.

Just for giggles, try Los Lobos Does Disney - truly, it makes you feel like a slightly older kid again. Even if you don't like Disney music.....again, if you can't have fun with "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room", you can't have fun"