Necessary Videos & Music

Ok, so Xprimentyl, Neurotic Void Melody, and I got into a music trading thing over in the One Hit Wonders thread. And I was getting so into it that I felt we needed just a video trading thread. Music is awesome. You're all awesome. Let's get into it.

All I ask is that you just say the Genre of music videos in groupings so people can enjoy genres they like or try something they were interested in.

Now that said.

Neurotic Void Melody:
Monophona - Thumb This one, damn, it burrowed deep.
Zhong Chi - I can't hide
Port Electric - Pollution
Canidas - Hold Has a note that repeats like a softer sounding heart monitor on life support, to these ears anyway.
Zero 7 - When it falls Usually vocals with their other tracks, but this instrumental is like a sensual massage of various pleasing vibrations.
Mattafix - Freeman
Morcheeba - Slowdown
Black Chamber - Other Days
Tor - Glass and Stone
Ours Samplus - Over
Alright, better stop there before getting all carried away again!

Gentleperson, you had Morcheeba and didn't put Part of the Process (Downtempo) up? Also known as the song that I was listening to when I was writing my Firefly Fanfic.

Browncoat for life.

This will be my Trip-hop/DownTempo mix for you and Xprimentyl. I normally follow [Band Name - "Song Title"] as that's what I use to keep my music organized.

(Trip-hop/DownTempo)

-Slow Train Soul - "I want you to Love Me"

-Gramatik - "No Way Out" Fun fact, I play this song when I just want to strut where ever I go.

-Lamb - "Gabriel" I have yet to hear a song that has matched a feeling of longing as this one. I love it.

-Grasscut - "Muppet (Nathan Fake Remix)"Some of you might remember this as the music that played when you made your character in Saints Row 3.

-Portishead - "Sour Times" ... you know, I might have been a closet Emo...

Ok, in efforts of not wanting to admit that to myself, I'm switching up the pace. Drum and Bass you say? I got you.

(Drum and Bass)

-First, let's pay homage to our vocal queen, Jenna G: Die featuring Jenna G - "1000 Soul Songs"

-D. Kay & Epsilon - "Barcelona"

-Danny Byrd - Golden Ticket (feat. Tanya Lacey)" Beware that Drop... She's an absolute killer.

-Un-cut & M.I.S.T. - "Midnight (feat. Jenna G)" I have to watch out when I'm listening to this song and driving. I just want to race everyone.

-And a chune that I would desparately love to hear at a beach with musically like-minded people: Baron - "Endless Summer"

See? I like fun music too!

It breaks my heart that- just as these threads start popping up, the site's video embedding broke. Being able to one-click everything without opening a new tab was the best thing about these threads.

This is not a fun song, by any means. It is, however, one of the best, if not THE best, music videos I can think of.

Johnny Cash-Hurt

That Gramatik track is very relaxing and I dig the hell out of it. I'm looking into them now and I really like what I hear overall.

As for my own suggestions:

(Power Metal)

The genre is known for over the top cheese, and I'm keeping that to a minimum with this list as I feel like people only ever see the cheese.

Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song I can't not sing along to this every single time I hear it.

Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror Ditto. Blind Guardian is just amazing.

Unleash the Archers - The Matriarch Brittney Hayes can fucking sing.

Elvenking - The Wolves Will Be Howling Your Name I somewhat hesitate to call them power metal. They're a mix of things and toy around with different sounds. But overall I'd say they're mainly power metal with some folk metal thrown in the mix. This track is very evident of that.

Beast in Black - Beast in Black A song dedicated to the Berserk manga. In fact, the whole album this track is on is dedicated to it. Fantastic song, fantastic album.

Avantasia - The Raven Child Genuinely one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've heard this year, if not in several years. Gave me chills and still does. Fucking phenomenal stuff.

Avantasia - Ghost in the Moon Ditto. I couldn't help but recommend both of these tracks. Both blew me away. I swear, every single album they just leave me wondering "how the fuck are they going to top this?" and then they just go and do it.

Gloryhammer - Rise of the Chaos Wizards I said I'd keep the cheese to a minimum, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't throw in one over the top, cheesy as all fuck song. Embrace the cheese, it's glorious.

Ancient Bards - A Greater Purpose When I showed this track to a friend of mine he responded with "this is basically final boss music" and I feel like that's a very apt reaction.

Now lets go in an entirely different direction

(Synthwave)

I realize there are a bunch of subgenres for this, but eh this'll be a mix of things.

Dance with the Dead - Riot Couldn't make a list of this stuff without including them.

Lazerhawk - Distress Signal Ditto. Lazerhawk and Dance with the Dead are my favorites.

The Midnight - Collateral The sax makes this one special.

Miami Nights 1984 - Accelerated I've always felt like they were being rather blunt with that name, but it's good stuff regardless.

Carpenter Brut - Disco Zombie Italia Extremely upbeat and I love it.

I feel like this is going long so I'll stop here. I may make another post with some different genres some point soon.

Some of my favorites:

"Take On Me" by A-ha
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

"Starlight Brigade" by TWRP
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Q3i5w6-Ug

"Ghost" by Mystery Skulls
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlEb3L1PIco

"Roundtable Rival" by Lindsey Stirling
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jvipPYFebWc

"Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na)" by My Chemical Romance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU

"Feel Good Inc." by Gorillas
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HyHNuVaZJ-k

(Would someone fix embedding please?!?!)

I always have to recommend Shiina Ringo in these type of threads. If you want to hear instruments being played, you'll hear pretty much everything at some point except like the theremin.

Here's a 3-song "big band" live set of songs

Here's another 3-song live set w/ each song being a completely different genre; starting with a full orchestra, then straight rock, and some great jazz.

Here's a performance that's straight out of a 50/60s club.

Shiina also created and fronted the best rock band, Tokyo Jihen, since the classic rock era between her solo work.

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And for fun, the Postmodern Jukebox version of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Well, I'll give you a list of some of my favourite songs, although there are plenty of different styles. As a preamble, I listen mostly to alternative/indie rock/pop: I listened to heavier stuff earlier in life, and later moved towards slower and more folk-y stuff.

Transmission - Joy Division
The Perfect Kiss - New Order
Tame - The Pixies
Going To Town - The Afghan Whigs
Suds'n'Soda - dEUS
AM 180 - Grandaddy
Seventeen - Ladytron
Waitin' For A Superman - The Flaming Lips
Carrion - British Sea Power
Poison Cup - M Ward
Kind Of - Lambchop
Dancing And Blood - Low

Boy, this was tough, but I think this is a nice smattering of the stuff I listen to though it's FAR from comprehensive.

Plaid - "Rakimou" Not a fan of much music with lyrics, but Mara Carlyle's voice in this is ethereal.
Plaid - "Angry Dolphin" The end, oooooh, the end...
Orbital - "The Girl With The Sun In Her Head" This is the track that opened me up to a wider variety of electronic music; this was my "gateway" track.
Orbital - "Sad But True" [Full Version] You might have heard this track in "Johnny Pneumonic" if you're one of the cool kids who actually like that movie.
Autechre - "Pir" So mechanical and SO sad.
Autechre - "Piezo" The ghost in the machine.
Near The Parenthesis - "Voice and Radio Bureau" Absolutely beautiful. I paid a professional $60 to transcribe the piano into sheet music for me and it turns out I'd need three hands to play it.
Near The Parenthesis - "Good Night" Lonely.
Future Sound of London - "My Kingdom" Dark and groovy; this is hard track not to like.
Future Sound of London - "Vertical Pig" Dark and evil; this is a hard track not to envision the violent deaths of your enemies to.
Aphex Twin - "Yellow Calx" Richard D. James is a special guy...
Aphex Twin - "On" Yes, he is.

Eh, I figured it would be cute if I listed some songs I thought about when I heard your selections. They won't be one for one, but just music that comes to mind when I heard your stuff.

Nedoras:

So, fun fact. I was born in the 80's and I had no idea that was that style of music official name, even though I love it. I thank you for that.

This is the reason I put up the disclaimer that the selection I might pick might not be ENTIRELY in the same vein, but it's close enough that I think of it when I listen to yourself.

I give you M.O.O.N. - "Hydrogen"

CrazyGirl17:

"Take On Me" by A-ha
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

This is kind of unfair, because of your Avatar all I want to link is this. But that's not what you posted.

But instead, I wanted to focus on Take On me, because it was one of my favorite songs as a kid. I'll counter it with another one from that time period

Joe Jackson - "Steppin' Out"

Phoenixmgs:

Ok, that Chip and Deal re-imagining was ridiculous, but I can not put words to how thankful I am for you sharing Shiina Ringo. She is a treasure.

I can only share one of my treasures. Rae & Christian feat. Veba - "Spellbound"

Agema:
Seventeen - Ladytron

It's not the sound. I mean, it is a little. But they aren't a one to one comparsion. Neither are the videos. But when I saw this, all I could think of was this

Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"

Xprimentyl:

Orbital - "Sad But True" [Full Version] You might have heard this track in ?Johnny Pneumonic? if you?re one of the cool kids who actually like that movie.

A Dolphin hacks the internet with John Wick. What's not to like?

There was a thumbnail laser whip in that!

You challenged me. I accept challenges.

I present you with a singer who I feel unworthy to think about most times. With a remix that bumps a stellar song to an unheard level.

Tori Amos - "Raspberry Swirl (Scarlet Spectrum Feels)"

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On the sidebar, I've shown my musical tastes run the gambit. And I seem to listen to mostly cerebral or emotional music.

Fuck that.

Here's some songs I listen to when I'm practicing and/or working out.

-Street Fighter 3 Third Strike - "Gill's Theme". It is the best fighting game of all time. Of course it would have the best fighting music.

-Audio Slave - "Cochise" Don't ask me why this helps me with my bench press. It just does. RIP Chris Cornell

-Coma - "Numb" I can't find the regular song through all through all the Covers, so I figured it might as well just put up the way I first heard this song.

... I was going to kill so many damn monsters to this song. But it only came out for the Xbox and the Gamecube.

-The Prodigy - "Breathe" This [i]messed. my. mind. UP[i] when I heard this as a kid. Suddenly, those kids in high school always listening to really angry Heavy Metal music made sense. It felt GREAT to get your blood pumping.

(Bonus fun fact, This is the type of music Prodigy was known for before their 'reboot'. Everyone in the Place. RIP Keith Flint)

-Tekken 7 OST: "Mishima Building - Final Round (Metallic Experience 2nd)" God I want to spar right now listening to this...

ObsidianJones:

It's not the sound. I mean, it is a little. But they aren't a one to one comparsion. Neither are the videos. But when I saw this, all I could think of was this

Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"

I like The Eurythmics, but they're not one of my favourites.

I was also thinking maybe Atlas - Battles as a good dance track.

Heyy...I recognise that post. The lack of quote notifications strikes again!

ObsidianJones:
Gentleperson, you had Morcheeba and didn't put Part of the Process (Downtempo) up? Also known as the song that I was listening to when I was writing my Firefly Fanfic.

Browncoat for life.

An unexcusable oversight for sure. From now on I will endeavour to pick only tracks that more closely aligned with your Firefly fanfiction phase. ;-) It will be 99% guesswork, but that does conveniently provide exactly the same freedoms as before. :p

Damn, gonna have to bookmark all this for later as am a bit of a rushed busy bee today, but there are some good names inspiring confidence already. Before running off though, quick addition of a couple of upbeats this time;

Pendulum - Ransom Pendulum are like the same blood as The Prodigy, I feel. If The Prodigy were a Pokemon, Pendulum would be their next evolution stage. To the point where mixing the two's work is almost cheating. They've been very successful here, so only going for a couple of underappreciated gems. (Even tho Hold Your Colour album provided some undeniably good memories)
Recommend use of headphones or loud volume for all of course... whatever makes the bass feel reaal tingly!

Pendulum - The Follower 2004 The drop, oh my.
The Follower 2014 Only slight differences, but can't pick one over the other.

ObsidianJones:
Eh, I figured it would be cute if I listed some songs I thought about when I heard your selections. They won't be one for one, but just music that comes to mind when I heard your stuff.

CrazyGirl17:

"Take On Me" by A-ha
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

This is kind of unfair, because of your Avatar all I want to link is this. But that's not what you posted.

But instead, I wanted to focus on Take On me, because it was one of my favorite songs as a kid. I'll counter it with another one from that time period

Joe Jackson - "Steppin' Out".

Well, if you insist...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VhinPd5RRJw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOUf8Z0RQic&list=PLaeAdzdAE1qxcagmCqhUOsJDECx2_riQx&index=3&t=0s
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7NqP_YGlg&list=PLaeAdzdAE1qxcagmCqhUOsJDECx2_riQx&index=4&t=0s

And that's just a taste of the awesomeness of Hamilton...

Enjoy.

CrazyGirl17:

ObsidianJones:
Eh, I figured it would be cute if I listed some songs I thought about when I heard your selections. They won't be one for one, but just music that comes to mind when I heard your stuff.

CrazyGirl17:

"Take On Me" by A-ha
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

This is kind of unfair, because of your Avatar all I want to link is this. But that's not what you posted.

But instead, I wanted to focus on Take On me, because it was one of my favorite songs as a kid. I'll counter it with another one from that time period

Joe Jackson - "Steppin' Out".

Well, if you insist...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VhinPd5RRJw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOUf8Z0RQic&list=PLaeAdzdAE1qxcagmCqhUOsJDECx2_riQx&index=3&t=0s
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7NqP_YGlg&list=PLaeAdzdAE1qxcagmCqhUOsJDECx2_riQx&index=4&t=0s

And that's just a taste of the awesomeness of Hamilton...

Enjoy.

Weird Al Hamilton Polka

Yer welcome.

As for a few other ones

The Birthday Massacre - To Die For
Dragonforce- Highway to Oblivion
Bad Apple!! - metal cover
Within Temptation - Radioactive (imagine dragons cover, much better then the original)

THE REVIVAL!

Let's start this off with something a little saucy. I can not help but to hear this whenever I play Mario Kart

(NSFW) Get Royally F*cked (NSFW)

Although, I would be lying to say that's how I'm feeling right now. Actually, it's a somber time for me right now. So I'm going to hit you with a little Ben Folds Five.

Magic

Not Somber enough? My friend Joseph Arthur has you covered.

In The Sun

The only 2 I can think of are live, because in live music videos it is impossible fake musical talent. The first, just because of the sheer amount of rock legend in the mix

While my Guitar Gently Weeps

From the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty... even Dhani Harrison performing in a tribute to his dad. And Prince bringing the solo, showing some serious guitar talent. And speaking of talent...

Throwdown at the Hoedown

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. One of the worlds most talented banjo players Bela Fleck solo duels with perhaps the most talented bass player in the world Victor Wooten, after watching Jeff Coffin sax solo duel... himself. In just a little repeating riff instrumental is some of the most technically complex and precise performance put to video.

Kyrian007:
And Prince bringing the solo, showing some serious guitar talent.

That solo isn't actually all that technically difficult, but it has an amazing amount of "feel" to it, which imo is a talent on its own, and one in which Prince excelled. Not that Prince was lacking when it came to technical chops. The man could shred when he wanted to, but didn't do so very often.

Which I'm guessing is a reason why he's not generally considered one of the all-time great guitar heroes, tho I'd say he arguably is.

Coincidentally, that exact Prince performance was shown to me last weekend. It's always a good time to see someone actually get into music they're playing, whether technically impressive at the time or not. One of more memorable feely plays i've seen so far is Steve Vai's Tender Surrender, as am pretty sure he's aiming for the musical performance equivalent of a climax anyway, so don't fret the slow start. (lol accidental pun)

Hmmm, Music videos?

Well i think i will just put a few videos not only with music, but also where the people have fun or are funny (or both)

Let's see...
The Beards with the tragic (and insane) story of a BEARD ACCESSORY STORE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Upcq8gfYZU
And then what happens if drummer and singer switch for a moment of insanity on stage (Including a really shitty/amazing Oboe-Solo):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI1rKORTVDs

Our next stop in our quest is Barbarion. Umm, what happened to rock? Well let them tell you about THEIR ROCK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLHXYLHMhK

Now up north, we meet some finnish dudes (the Porkka Playboys) crammed into a a rusty VW Polo covering Bohemian Rhapsody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irLsjBDPe5c

Can't have this list without J.B. und K.G. (Tenacious D). How about "Master Exploder"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80DtQD5BQ_A

Then to the Retinal Circus Show by Devin Townsend - Just having a chaotic party onstage... Let's see "Bend it like Bender"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a-D4wzJLXg

Next off we have Nekrogoblikon ... i can't really understand them... and i don't like the music, but the video is just so damn entertaining. #RelatableGOBLIN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMKOx6fumc

So do you have some songs/shows which are just silly fun?

EDIT: OH MY GOD, i forgot Ninja Sex Party... Oh no, must be early onset dementia... i am so sorry.

Here have some Peppermint Creams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a8VonQtVuM

 

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