Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

What Are Some Great Songs From The Following Genres?

A couple of My Oldest Friends on Y!A and two of the most Intelligent, longstanding Members of our R&P Section's favorite Genres of Music are getting overlooked in the Metal Shuffle, and that's a shame cause they deserve better. I'm talkin about Prof Anger and Cinny, two of My oldest R&P Friends. Unfortunately I don't know much about the Music they like so to find out, and to stir some interest in the Genres in here, thought I'd ask for some recommendations.

So what are some good songs from these Genres..

Indie Rock

College Radio


Dream Pop


Gothic Rock



Thanks for Your answers R&P


Dr Wayne...ask Dark Mall for His opinion on that

Update 2:

That's alright Jake, every little bit helps

Update 3:

You're Very Welcome Cinny

Update 4:

Thanks Dan C

I knew I could count on You, It's appreciated

Update 5:

Thanks Rckets I appreciate You coming here to answer this.

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    "A couple of My Oldest Friends on Y!A and two of the most Intelligent, longstanding Members of our R&P Section"

    I would blush if I was light enough, haha. Thanks for the compliment.

    I'll list one song each by 4 bands I feel are crucial to or at least good representatives of each genre. If you can't find those particular songs, then just try any by the bands suggested.

    Shoegazing ;

    My Bloody Valentine ; Only Shallow

    Slowdive ; Spanish Air

    Ride ; Dreams Burn Down

    Chapterhouse ; Treasure

    Dream Pop ;

    Cocteau Twins ; Garlands

    Mazzy Star ; Mary of Silence

    This Mortal Coil ; Fyt

    Lowlife ; Mother Tongue

    Deathrock ;

    Christian Death [fronted by Rozz, not Valor] ; Spritiual Cramp

    Shadow Project ; Zaned People

    Cinema Strange ; Laughing Bloody Murder

    Alien Sex Fiend ; 30 Second Coma

    Gothic Rock ;

    The Sisters of Mercy ; Marian

    Bauhaus ; Hollow Hills

    Siouxsie and the Banshees ; Israel

    Rosetta Stone ; The Witch

    Post-Rock ;

    Mogwai ; Kids Will Be Skeletons

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor ; The Dead Flag Blues

    Her Name is Calla ; Condor and River

    Destroyalldreamers ; The Sky was Glorious for a Moment

    Post-Punk ;

    The Birthday Party ; Dead Joe

    Joy Division ; Transmission

    Orange Juice ; L.O.V.E. Love

    Echo & the Bunnymen ; Happy Death Men

    + Manson, while I enjoy them, aren't Gothic Rock - not by a long stretch.

  • Rckets
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A lot of these genre terms will give you a massive headache after a while. The differences between some of them are rather vague and minuscule. There are several great songs that can fall under one or more of these terms. Here are some of the first that come to mind.

    Indie Rock (no discernible difference from college radio, both have monotone DJ's and play the same type of music).

    The New Pornographers - All for Swinging You Around

    The Kills - U.R.A. Fever


    My Bloody Valentine - Soon

    Lush - Undertow

    Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic

    Band Of Susans - It's Locked Away

    Dream Pop (very close to shoegaze)

    Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance, anything by either of these two bands is the textbook definition.

    Death Rock

    Christian Death - Burnt Offerings

    Gothic Rock (borders VERY close to post punk)

    Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye

    Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion


    Joy Division - Transmission

    Post Rock

    Sigur Rós - Hljómalind

    Battles - Atlas

  • 1 decade ago

    The only one I can answer is Gothic Rock / Gothic Metal :~

    {and I know Cinny knows these :) }

    ~*~ Type O Negative ~*~

    Some of the best songs :~

    Wolf Moon

    Burnt Flowers Fallen

    Black No.1

    Christian Woman

    Love You to Death

    Bloody Kisses

    12 Black Rainbows

    September Sun

    Die With Me

    Creepy Green Light

    All Hallows Eve

    I Don't Wanna Be Me

    Summer Breeze {cover}

    Can't Lose You

    Everyone I Love is Dead

    Be My Druidess

    Blood and Fire

    Who Will Save the Sane

    Some Stupid Tomorrow

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Indie: Sunny Day Real Estate

    Shoegaze: My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Amusement Parks On Fire

    Dream Pop: Cocteau Twins

    Post-Rock: 65Daysofstatic

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  • 1 decade ago

    Indie: Broken Social Scene; Animal Collective; Neutral Milk Hotel; Cursive

    College Radio: REM; Pavement; Dinosaur Jr.

    Shoegaze:My Bloody Valentine; Jesus and Mary Chain; The Cure

    Post-Punk:Joy Division; Gang of Four; Souixsie and the Banshees; Echo and the Bunnymen;

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Indie Rock- Dresden Dolls-Coin Operated Boy, Night Reconnisance

    College Radio-I heard almost all of these bands on college radio at some point...

    Shoegaze-Jesus & Mary Chain-Just like Honey

    Dream Pop-Dead Can Dance-Host of Seraphim

    Deathrock- Alien Sex Fiend- Here *** Germs, My brain is in the cupboard

    Gothic Rock-Skinny Puppy,Testure, Pro-test, Chainsaw Mother Destruction Mithras, Hella

    Post-Rock-Public Image Limited-Body, Rise, Rules & Regulations

    Post-Punk-Radiohead-creep, the gloaming, The Boredoms-TV Scorpian, The Strokes-Soma, Take it or Leave it

  • Indie is a great genre, you should check out The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Broken Social Scene and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

    The only Dream Pop band I know of is The Chameleons. I haven't listened to them much but they seem pretty good. They remind me of a modern indie band

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Indie Rock: Slow Hands by Interpol

    Shoegaze: Soon by My Bloody Valentine

    Dream Pop: Carolyne's Fingers by Cocteau Twins

    Post-Punk: Warsaw by Joy Division

    That's all the one's I know. And I have absolutely no clue what College Radio would be.

  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Just search for YouTube mixes as starting point. I don't really like any of these genres, but you could also check out podcasts (free download through iTunes). Just find a producer you like and check out their podcast (most popular house ones are by Hardwell, Tiesto, Avicii, Afrojack, Chuckie etc)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm an amateur fan of indie rock, but I'm also a little confused about what exactly defines it. But here's a few songs by Modest Mouse I like:

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    Post Punk:

    "I Am The Fly" - Wire Play the one that is 3:10 long

    "Three Girl Rhumba" by Wire, this, according to iTunes is my second most listened to song:

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    This is the first few tracks on the Wire album Chairs Missing:

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    Suicide - "Ghost Rider"

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    Here's one Metallica covered on the Garage Days album:

    "The Wait" - Killing Joke

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    "Change" - Killing Joke

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    "Sister Europe" - Psychedelic Furs

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    Public Image Limited (Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols's second band)



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    I've had to put spaces in some of the links because you're only aloud to post 10 of them, so if you just copy it into the address bar and close the space it should work.

    Edit 2:

    I wish I could have been more help with more of the genres, but in most of them I'm just as behind as you are. Although I didn't see gothic rock on the list, I've heard a few good gothic bands, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Bauhaus, some from the Cure, Sisters of Mercy, but it looks like other people have picked up plenty for the gaping hole I left in my answer lol.

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