I want to get into music, what bands or artists do I need?

musicismylife78musicismylife78 Posts: 6,018
edited November 2012 in Other Music
I know ive probably asked this question before, but imagine, you know, or have a 13 year old boy or girl. And they walk up to you and say "I want to get into music, what bands and artists do I need to check out? What albums do I need to listen to?" Obviously this question is horribly open-ended and broad as it can encompass any genre or any artists you'd feel are essential.

So which albums and artists, are essential, must have, must listen? What would you buy this hypothetical teen?

For me, I'd start with the entire beatles dischography. I'd make sure they had all dylan's 60's/70's albums. I'd give them all the grunge bands albums. Because of their age, I'd heavily recommend siamese dream and mellon collie. The entire Radiohead dischography.

What would you all recommend and push on this teen?
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  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,725
    jack white
  • MissPennyLaneMissPennyLane Redondo Beach, CAPosts: 569
    rollings wrote:
    jack white

    Just saw that mofo tonight and as of right now besides PJ, he's as good and rock gets. He really is in his own league of rock and roll....he's un-fucking-believablly talented.....
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,860
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
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    Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
    Patti Smith - Horses
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
    Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
    Alice In Chains - Dirt
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Cypress Hill - Skull & Bones
    Ramones - Brain Drain
    The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
    Deep Purple - Machine Head
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics
    The Wailers - The Fabulous Wailers
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    Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    Fugazi - In On The Kill Taker
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    The Who - Quadrophenia
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    Some others...
    Elliott Smith
    My Morning Jacket
    M. Ward
    Radiohead
    Raconteurs
    Nick Cave
    Neil Young
    Neil Finn
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  • ClaireackClaireack Posts: 13,560
    Ry Cooder - can't think of a particular albun off the top of my head
    John Martyn - Solid Air
    King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
    Genesis - Trespass
    Dead can Dance - Aion
    Bjork - Debut
    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    Roxy Music - For your Pleasure
    Bob Dylan - Bringin it all back home
    Lou Reed - Transformer


    There are so, so many things I would recommend for a 13 year old to listen to, the list could go on and on and on. It might be easier to say what not to listen to.
  • Claireack wrote:
    Ry Cooder - can't think of a particular albun off the top of my head
    John Martyn - Solid Air
    King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
    Genesis - Trespass
    Dead can Dance - Aion
    Bjork - Debut
    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    Roxy Music - For your Pleasure
    Bob Dylan - Bringin it all back home
    Lou Reed - Transformer

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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,439
    wilco-yankee hotel foxtrot
    radiohead-in rainbows
    REM-reckoning
    U2-achtung baby
    led zeppelin-LZ II and physical graffiti
    the clash-london calling
    death cab for cutie-plans
    arctic monkeys-whatever people say......
    beastie boys-pauls boutique
    neil young-harvest
    grateful dead-for the faithfull/reckoning
    jimmy cliff-best of
    Bob marley-greatest hits
    david bowie-singles collection
    creedence clearwater revival-chronicle
    jimmy hendrix-live at monterey
    joe jackson-big world
    nirvana-nevermind
    oasis-whats the story morning glory
    rush-exit stage left
    talking heads-stop making sense
    ac/dc-back in black
    tribe called quest-low end theory

    thats a good start :D
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,766
    Beatles
    Zeppelin
    Floyd
    Sabbath
    The Who

    Pretty much any good music in my world is a result of what those band laid down as the frame work. You could toss in some of the other greats but I think it takes a bit more maturity in musical taste to get into alot of the stuff from Dylan or Radiohead for example.
  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    DewieCox wrote:
    Beatles
    Zeppelin
    Floyd
    Sabbath
    The Who

    Pretty much any good music in my world is a result of what those band laid down as the frame work. You could toss in some of the other greats but I think it takes a bit more maturity in musical taste to get into alot of the stuff from Dylan or Radiohead for example.

    I agree with this post completely. A great start for a youngster.

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  • 63schoefflin63schoefflin Posts: 2,580
    I think I'm in the minority here but I just don't get Radiohead at all. I tried, I really have...but every time I try I come up empty. Except for The Bends...that album is freakin awesome. Go figure ha.

    But right now I think MMJ and any Jack White are second to none as far as new stuff goes. And you seem to be a Radiohead guy so I wouldn't say you have a problem with acquired tastes which these bands were for me.

    Also, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are pretty good ones aside from your standards. There's tons of music out there man...it's a never ending search to find all the good shit! :lol:
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  • ZosoZoso Posts: 6,425
    I think I'm in the minority here but I just don't get Radiohead at all. I tried, I really have...but every time I try I come up empty. Except for The Bends...that album is freakin awesome. Go figure ha.

    But right now I think MMJ and any Jack White are second to none as far as new stuff goes. And you seem to be a Radiohead guy so I wouldn't say you have a problem with acquired tastes which these bands were for me.

    Also, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are pretty good ones aside from your standards. There's tons of music out there man...it's a never ending search to find all the good shit! :lol:

    took me a few years to get them also.. it took time but it clicked eventually.
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,439
    I think I'm in the minority here but I just don't get Radiohead at all. I tried, I really have...but every time I try I come up empty. Except for The Bends...that album is freakin awesome. Go figure ha.

    But right now I think MMJ and any Jack White are second to none as far as new stuff goes. And you seem to be a Radiohead guy so I wouldn't say you have a problem with acquired tastes which these bands were for me.

    Also, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are pretty good ones aside from your standards. There's tons of music out there man...it's a never ending search to find all the good shit! :lol:
    I didnt get radiohead until I saw them live on the in rainbows tour. Must see IMHO. That bands kicks major ass.
    Eagles yes. Jackson Browne? Yawn. Perhaps a good songwriter, but the only show I couldnt wait to end.
  • 63schoefflin63schoefflin Posts: 2,580
    Get_Right wrote:
    I think I'm in the minority here but I just don't get Radiohead at all. I tried, I really have...but every time I try I come up empty. Except for The Bends...that album is freakin awesome. Go figure ha.

    But right now I think MMJ and any Jack White are second to none as far as new stuff goes. And you seem to be a Radiohead guy so I wouldn't say you have a problem with acquired tastes which these bands were for me.

    Also, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are pretty good ones aside from your standards. There's tons of music out there man...it's a never ending search to find all the good shit! :lol:
    I didnt get radiohead until I saw them live on the in rainbows tour. Must see IMHO. That bands kicks major ass.
    Eagles yes. Jackson Browne? Yawn. Perhaps a good songwriter, but the only show I couldnt wait to end.

    Yea, never saw him live but just going off some of his songs.

    Also love me some Police and Genesis.
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  • F5AgainstOneF5AgainstOne New Hampshire, USAPosts: 1,462
    Call me crazy, but I would want to maybe add the Rolling Stones to any of those lists.
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  • in terms of new albums, i'd give this hypothetical teen, the essentials of modern indie, funeral, everything all the time, cease to begin, im wide awake its morning, cassadega, our endless numbered days, trans, plans, give up, chutes too narrow, moon and antarctica, good news,
  • so many amazing recs already but some others:
    dispatch
    g love
    mofro
    miles davis
    built to spill
    billie holiday
    jefferson airplane
    jimi
    We were but stones your light made us stars
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  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    I think I'm in the minority here but I just don't get Radiohead at all. I tried, I really have...but every time I try I come up empty. Except for The Bends...that album is freakin awesome. Go figure ha.

    But right now I think MMJ and any Jack White are second to none as far as new stuff goes. And you seem to be a Radiohead guy so I wouldn't say you have a problem with acquired tastes which these bands were for me.

    Also, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are pretty good ones aside from your standards. There's tons of music out there man...it's a never ending search to find all the good shit! :lol:

    Not everybody has to like a band like Radiohead. If you cant get into them, then that's your indvidual choice. However I discovered them early this year and cannot get enough of them. As far as I'm concerned, they're pure genius, and that includes every album they've put out, even though their first album was just a very good "pop" album, they have progressed way beyond that in later years. For a 13 year old, I'd recommend listening to Ok Computer and In Rainbows. Or their first album Pablo Honey might appeal more to someone of that age, rather than something more sophisticated like Kid A, an album which takes some getting used to but once you get to know it, it's brilliant. Other bands I'd recommend are bands from the 90s such as the obvious Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden. Earlier bands high on my list include Pink Floyd, especially albums DSOTM and WYWH, Queen, Zeppelin, the Stones, U2, REM, the Police and the RHCP. I also like Muse, although to many people they go ott, I like their style and what they do on stage. A 13 year old might want to get into hair bands, such as Bon Jovi, Kiss and Guns'n Roses. Several bands from the 60s worth mentioning are the Beatles, Cream, the Doors and the Who. There is almost an endless range of different musical genres and great bands out there, it obviously depends on what kind of music someone prefers as to what they're going to listen to and there's plenty of good stuff coming out nowadays from bands like the Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Snow Patrol etc.
  • stipe19stipe19 Posts: 237
    Dont forget about Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.
  • [/quote]

    Not everybody has to like a band like Radiohead. If you cant get into them, then that's your indvidual choice. However I discovered them early this year and cannot get enough of them. As far as I'm concerned, they're pure genius, and that includes every album they've put out, even though their first album was just a very good "pop" album, they have progressed way beyond that in later years. For a 13 year old, I'd recommend listening to Ok Computer and In Rainbows. Or their first album Pablo Honey might appeal more to someone of that age, rather than something more sophisticated like Kid A, an album which takes some getting used to but once you get to know it, it's brilliant. Other bands I'd recommend are bands from the 90s such as the obvious Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden. Earlier bands high on my list include Pink Floyd, especially albums DSOTM and WYWH, Queen, Zeppelin, the Stones, U2, REM, the Police and the RHCP. I also like Muse, although to many people they go ott, I like their style and what they do on stage. A 13 year old might want to get into hair bands, such as Bon Jovi, Kiss and Guns'n Roses. Several bands from the 60s worth mentioning are the Beatles, Cream, the Doors and the Who. There is almost an endless range of different musical genres and great bands out there, it obviously depends on what kind of music someone prefers as to what they're going to listen to and there's plenty of good stuff coming out nowadays from bands like the Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Snow Patrol etc.[/quote]


    agree with pretty much this entire post. good list of bands including snow patrol, who wouldnt be an obvious choice but are a great band. your view of radiohead is spot on. I once read Damien Rice (who I would include in this list, his albums 0 and 9 are essential)being described as the singer songwriter every other singer songwriter wants to be and is jealous of. Agree 100 percent. Along those lines, I'd say Radiohead are the band, every other band in every genre wants to be and is jealous of. As far as new, current, still active bands, they pretty much operate on another level, with every album being hailed as some masterpiece of mozart and shakespeare levels. without a doubt the 2nd most important band of our entire generation.
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    neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea

    fantastic record!
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  • mfc2006 wrote:
    neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea

    fantastic record!

    :D certainly is a must have
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    mofro
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Black Sabbath- We Sold Our Soul for Rock n Roll
    A nice little greatest hits to make sure they know what a good riff sounds like

    Oh and 13 year old intodeep had very different music taste than 34 year old into deep has. I'd keep that in mind.
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