Two Plus Two Older Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Older Archives > 2+2 Communities > Other Other Topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2005, 07:48 PM
CallMeIshmael CallMeIshmael is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: RIP Mitch Hedberg
Posts: 1,097
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2005, 07:49 PM
MarkSummers MarkSummers is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 47
Default 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...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Jack of Arcades Jack of Arcades is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: not the gay jack
Posts: 2,275
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:05 PM
tdarko tdarko is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: watching channel 9
Posts: 824
Default Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e

JoA,

what do you think of Explosions in the Sky?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:06 PM
CallMeIshmael CallMeIshmael is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: RIP Mitch Hedberg
Posts: 1,097
Default Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e

[ QUOTE ]
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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:16 PM
MikeNaked MikeNaked is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 9
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:17 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 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
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:20 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Official Indie Starter Kit Thread (Calling all hipsters... sorry e

Big Tymers - Hood Rich
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:21 PM
tdarko tdarko is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: watching channel 9
Posts: 824
Default 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
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-30-2005, 08:29 PM
WillMagic WillMagic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cupertino, CA (formerly DC)
Posts: 250
Default 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
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.