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artists that you purchase CDs from sight unseen "sound unheard"?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Christ Reynolds, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Well-Known Member

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    who are the artists that you will purchase new music from based on their name? when any of these artists release anything, i'll buy it without knowing a thing about it.

    ben folds
    belle and sebastian
    wendy carlos
    pearl jam
    prefuse 73/scott herren

    CJ
     
  2. FeisalK

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    Porcupine Tree
    Jack Johnson
    Marillion
    Steely Dan

    used to include
    Iron Maiden (lost it after Powerslave)
    Dire Straits (lost it after BiA)
    and people no longer producing records
    Led Zep
    Rush (?)
    Pink Floyd
    Queen
     
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    Mew
    The Elected
     
  4. Colin Jacobson

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    Plenty:

    Bowie
    Springsteen
    U2
    Madonna
    The Stones
    McCartney
    Pearl Jam
    Big Country
    Elvis Costello
    Peter Gabriel
    Garbage
    Janet Jackson

    And a bunch of others I can't think of right now...
     
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    The White Stripes
    Nine Inch Nails
    Neko Case
    My Bloody Valentine (I can dream.)
     
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    Will_B Well-Known Member

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    wouldn't that be something
     
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    Tori Amos
    Sade
    U2
    George Michael
    Sting
    Steely Dan
    Seal
    Dave Matthews Band
    Kate Bush
    Enigma
    BT

    Come to think of it.....if Pink Floyd or Dire Straits were to release any new CDs, I'd pick them up without question too. [​IMG]
     
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    The Grateful Dead,Pink Floyd,King Crimson,Porcupine Tree,Yes,ZZ Topp
     
  10. Brett_B

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    Rush has a new album due out sometime this spring (all recording is done - just fine tuning album at this point).


    I will DEFINITELY buy anything Rush or Pink Floyd new.

    I was burned previously by U2, and will not buy anything of their's as blind purchases anymore. C'mon, after Achtung Baby we were treated with Zooropa which I only listened to once and I have no idea where that CD is now (and I really don't care to find it - only to throw it away).
     
  11. KurtEP

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    Currently:

    Neko Case
    Bowie - He's really gotten on his game the last few albums
    Nine Inch Nails
    Anne Sophie Mutter

    Previously
    Stereolab - they seemed to go down hill after Mary Hansen died.
     
  12. Henry Gale

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    I got halfway through the alphabet and already had 34 artists or groups that I own complete collections of. So, that would be a little tedious to get into.
    Here's a few:
    Bob Wills
    Clifton Chenier
    Chris Smither
    The Donnas
    Harry Nilsson
    Holy Model Rounders
    Merle Haggard
    Moon Mullican
     
  13. Greg_S_H

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    I bought Al Stewart's new album last year without listening to it first. I do the same for just about any Western artist.
     
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    Prince
    Me'Shell Ndegeocello (though I didn't get that jazz cd she did)
    Seal
     
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    Genesis (when they were releasing material)
    Peter Gabriel
    Matthew Sweet
    (not an artist but) RCA Living Stereo SACD releases
    many hi-res MCH classical and jazz recordings (but usually based on a recommendation from someone I trust)
    Alison Krauss (with or without Union Station)

    Not very many, really. Not because there are not any other deserving, but because of limited time, finances and my desire to go broad with my purchases. Even the above list only includes artists I've purchased "sound unheard", not artists for whom I have a complete collection (I have none).
     
  16. Josh Simpson

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    Currently:
    Dream Theater
    Pearl Jam
    Diana Krall (though I didn't like "From this moment on" too much)
    Megadeth
    Silverchair

    Previously:
    Metallica (they've fallen so far in my opinion)
     
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    Over the last few years, my list has shrunk greatly on the artist's cds that I would purchase unheard.

    Tori Amos: although the Beekeeper still hasn't pulled me in yet, there's not one cd or tour I've missed.

    Sheryl Crow: favourite album has got to be The Globe Sessions, but Weather Channel from C'mon C'mon is up there. Wildflower is currently on heavy rotation in my mp3 player.

    Madonna: hasn't led me astray yet, and despite the reviews for American Life, it's easily one of my favourites. Never fails to impress with her live shows either.

    Chris Isaak: the man is in perpetual heartbreak mode. Why mess with a good thing?

    Enigma: the lastest cd is a somewhat return/ foward move to what Enigma does best.

    Robbie Williams: current cd is Rudebox, which left me scratching my head, but after a few listens, some tracks really stand out like "She's Madonna" and "The Actor".

    Sarah Brightman: every cd is a journey. Favourite cd still is "Dive".

    Minnie Driver: ok, she only has one cd, but I bought it, well because it's Minnie Driver and after all that's said and done, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to hear what she does next.

    Damhnait Doyle: damn right sexy, amazing voice and music. Favourite cd is "Hyperdramatic" especially the title cut, with "Afterglow" and "Another California Song" a close second from the cd "Dav-net". Her rendition of Bob Marley's "Is This Love" with Danny Michel is from her forth coming cover cd. Her work with Shaye is good, although the new forth coming Shaye cd may get lost in the mix.

    Susanna Hoffs: I need more solo stuff from her! The Under the Covers Vol. 1 cd with Matthew Sweet is amazing! So when is Vol. 2 coming out?!

    Sophie B. Hawkins: some much more than just "Damn, I wish I was your lover", which is still an amazing song. Whaler is also another great cd.

    Bjork: just bought the surrounded boxset and all I can say is WOW! Listening to the tracks in dts is a whole new experience.

    I have some many more artists that I could write down, but one that's fallen out of favour lately is Chantal Kreviazuk.

    I don't understand how someone so talented, who put out both "Colour Moving and Still" (with songs like "Far Away" and "Eve") and "What If It All Means Something" can put out such a tuneless and mediocre piece of crap like "Ghost Stories".

    Oh yeah, I forgot, the cd was produced by her husband Raine Maida.

    I was at the cd release party back in Aug. and was horribly disappointed. Lately at her live shows, she has this awful scowl on her face, like she would rather have a root canal than be performing live.
     
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    Tool
    A Perfect Circle
    Pearl Jam
    Peter Gabriel


    I would if they'd put something new out:

    Pink Floyd
    Sade
    Live material from Soundgarden and Van Halen w/David Lee Roth

    Not Anymore, but used to:

    System of a Down
    Metallica
    Bruce Springsteen
    Rolling Stones
     
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    past and present:
    Aphex Twin
    Art of Noise
    Beatles
    Beck
    BT
    Wendy Carlos
    Chemical Brothers
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Emmylou Harris
    Fatboy Slim
    Gorillaz
    Bernard Herrmann
    Jean-Michel Jarre
    Juno Reactor
    Leo Kottke
    Aimee Mann
    Mike Oldfield
    Orbital
    Pet Shop Boys
    Prodigy
    Queen
    The Shadows
    Tremeloes
    White Stripes
    John Williams
    Yello
    Hans Zimmer
     
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    Sparks
    Pet Shop Boys
    Negativland
     

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