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CallMeIshmael 12-30-2005 07:48 PM

Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry euro)
 
2p2er nomadtla asked me for some advice on getting into 'indie' music. I asked him if he liked the idea of me zipping together 10-12 albums and then sending them to him. He said he thought this was a good idea. So, I ask you, OOT, to help me put this compilation together.

He has told me he is more into the songwriterish stuff than the unique sounds stuff. Though he is open to anything.


Given that Im unwilling to put forth the effort to do this if ITAOTS, YHF or the soft bulletin arent included, and Im sure one of Bends/OK Comp have to be included, we are left with 8 albums.

Go nuts.

MarkSummers 12-30-2005 07:49 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
How about Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights maybe?

Great album and it's a pretty accessible. I could be wrong...

Jack of Arcades 12-30-2005 07:59 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3. Radiohead - OK Computer
4. Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
5. Built to Spill - Keep it like a Secret
6. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
7. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
8. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
9. Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
10. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
11. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
12. Ted Leo - Hearts of Oak

Yikes. This leaves out R.E.M., Fiery Furnaces, Trail of Dead, Cursive, Bright Eyes, Beck, At the Drive-In, Sufjan, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The New Pornographers, and My Bloody Valentine among others.

tdarko 12-30-2005 08:05 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
JoA,

what do you think of Explosions in the Sky?

CallMeIshmael 12-30-2005 08:06 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
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How about Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights maybe?

Great album and it's a pretty accessible. I could be wrong...

[/ QUOTE ]

Seems like a very reasonable inclusion

MikeNaked 12-30-2005 08:16 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
Take out Decemberists (dude's voice is *too* damn indie rock) and put in Iron and Wine's "The Creek Drank the Cradle"

Sufjan's "Illinois" HAS to be in there, IMO.

Shins "Oh, Inverted World!" and some Beck would be good too.

12-30-2005 08:17 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
Cursive - The Ugly Organ

and

Mock Orange - Mind is not Brain

HAVE TO BE INCLUDED

12-30-2005 08:20 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
Big Tymers - Hood Rich

tdarko 12-30-2005 08:21 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry euro)
 
my current 5 that i rotate in my ipod are...

spoon- a girl can tell
surfjan- illinois
my morning jacket- Z
broken social scene- you forgot it in people
explosions in the sky- how strange, innocence

WillMagic 12-30-2005 08:29 PM

Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e
 
I've just been getting into all this recently, and there's plenty of albums you guys mention that I've yet to listen to.

That said, Turn on the Bright Lights has gotta be in there. As does Illinois and Kill the Moonlight.

For the Radiohead album, I'd include The Bends before OK Computer for newbies.

Will


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