I'm Looking for Intelligent Music?

To start out with, I am a huge Pink Floyd fan. They're lyrics are extremely well written, and they're concept albums Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall (Great movie by the way) are simply brilliant. I'm getting to that point in my life where I am sort of phasing out all the mindless music I used to listen to.

I'd just like to hear some opinions on artists that you think would best suit my condition.

Please don't hold back, I listen to everything. Rap, Pop, Electronica, some Metal (please avoid Death Metal/Thrash Metal) I can never get in to any of that.

Go into more of the unknown region of music, because I've more than likely heard all of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s popular bands

I'll List the Artists on my Itunes

A-Ha

AC/DC

Ace

Ace of Base (Childhood music, lay off)

Aerosmith

Air Supply

Akon (just so damn catchy)

Alice Cooper

Alicia Keys

Amber

Anthony Hamilton

Asher Roth (Horrible I know, I keep it on for the sheer lulz)

Atmosphere

Audioslave

Autopilot Off

Bad Company

Barry Manilow

Beach Boys

The Beatles

Belinda Carlisle

Berlin

Bill Burr(Comedy routine)

Billy Joel

Billy Squier

Black Sabbath

The Bloodhound Gang

Blue Oyster Cult

Bob Dylan (Great)

Bob Marley (Great Also)

Bob Seger

Bobby Womack

Bon Jovi

Bone-Thugz-N-Harmony

Boston

Buffalo Springfield

Carpenters

The Caesers

The Champs

Chris Cornell

Chris De Burgh

Cinderella

Cowsillis

The Cranberries

Cream

Crowded House

Cutting Crew

Damn Yankees

Dave Chappelle (comedy routine)

Dave Matthews band

David Bowie

Death Cab For Cutie

Deep Side

Def Leppard (def leppard sucks. My Mom's favorite song is Photograph so I leave it on.

Derek & the Dominos

Dio

Disney

DJ Felli Fel

DJ Khaled

Dobie Gray

Don Felder

Don Henley

Don McLean

The Doors

E-40

Eagles

Earth,Wind & Fire

Eddie Money

Edwin McCain

Eiffel 65 (Lol, Blue)

ELO

Eric Clapton

Europe (bad, bad, bad...ITS THE FINAL COOOUNTDOOOWN)

Evanescence

Fleetwood mac

Foghat

Foo Fighters

Foreigner

Fort Minor

Foundations

Four Tops

Gary Wright

Geto Boys

Gnarls Barkley

Gogle Aunts

Goldfrapp

Goo Goo Dolls

Gorillaz

Gunther (******* owns)

Guns N' Roses

Haddaway (what is love...baby don't hurt me)

Hall & Oates

Heart

Immortal Technique (best rapper of all time)

Iron Maiden

J.J. Cale

Jackson Browne

Jane's Addiction

Jimi Hendrix

Joe Satriani

Joe Walsh

John Cale

John Fogerty/CCR

John Williams

Journey

June Pointer

Kansas

Kanye West (it's catchy, come on)

Kardinal Offishall (see comment above)

Kevin Rudolf (see comment above the above)

Kirby (youtube cover artist)

KISS

La Bouche

Led Zeppelin

Leona Lewis

Lifehouse

Linkin park

The Lonely Island (I'm on a boat)

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Manfred mann

Marty O'Donnel

Marvin Gaye

Maxine Nightingale

Meat Loaf

Metallica

Michael Bubble

Michael Jackson (R.I.P)

Michael Kamen

Michael McDonald (If I here Ya Mo be there one more time, I'm going to Ya mo burn this place to the ground)

The Misfits

Moby

Momentary Sound Action

Motley Crue (Terrible, why is this still on my ipod?)

Mr. Mister

Nas

Nazareth

Night Ranger

Nirvana

Norman Greenbaum

The O'Jays

Old Crow Medicine Show

Ozzy Osbourne

Pat Benatar

Paul Stanley

Pink Floyd (Greatest band of all time)

Player

Poison (Terrible, terrible band)

The Proclaimers

Puddle of Mud

Q Lazzarus (goodbye horsesssss)

Queen

The Ramones

Red Hot Chili Peppers

REO Speedwagon

Republic

Rick Astley (You know it)

Roberta Flack

The Rolling Stones

Roy Orbison

Rush

Scatman John

Seal

Seether

The Servant

Shriff

Soundgarden

Steve Miller Band

Steve Winwood (bring me your higher love!)

Stevie Nicks

Styx

Survivor

T-Pain (catchy as...****!)

Temptaions

Them

Three Days Grace

Timbaland

Tom Petty

Trapt

Twisted Sister

Van Halen (not Van Hagar)

Van Morison

Warrant

The White Stripes

Whitesnake

The Who (Whoooooo are you)

Will Smith (Him and his clean rap)

Wolfmother

WU-TANG clan (WU CLAN!)

Yello (oooooooooohhhh Yeeeeeaaaahhh)

ZZ top

2pac (I see no changes, wake up in the morning and i ask myself..)

3 Doors Down

.38 Special

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Listen to the band Bad Religion. They are a very lyrically complex band led by Greg Graffin, who has an evolutionary biology Ph.D from Cornell. I recommend the songs Struck a Nerve, Flat Earth Society, American Jesus, Don't Pray on Me, Generator, I Want to Conquer the World, 21st Century Digital Boy, The Answer, Stranger Than Fiction, Suffer, Recipe For Hate, Modern Man and Anesthesia. Enjoy.

  • 4 years ago

    "A rap song came on and it made me think, "Should I just give up, get a rhyming dictionary, talk about bitches and hoes and the hood, and just make music on the computer."" So what you're basically saying is that you heard one song out of a massive genre that's been around for 37 years and based all your assumptions of the genre on that one song you heard when you were already in a bad mood? Yes, rappers can be intelligent. The real question is, are you an intelligent listener? And I think the answer is no, you are not. I'm not sure how an abstract concept like a genre of music can be intelligent given that it has no neurological abilities in and of itself. Yes, intelligent people listen to rap. Maybe you should try it: you might learn something.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the rap genre, you gotta check out Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" and "Fear of a Black Planet"; each song is a politically-charged ball of fury packed with potent lyrics by Chuck D and the crazy punch-lines from Flavor Flav.

    Also, I noticed you didn't have any Lupe Fiasco. His latest album, "Lupe Fiasco Presents The Cool" is loaded with brilliant social commentary. Songs like "Intruder Alert","Streets On Fire", and "Little Weapon" are some of these songs.

    Another great, intelligent album would be "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye where each song is cry for humanity through one of the silkiest voices I've ever heard.

    As far as rock goes, I would suggest "The Joshua Tree" by U2. A lot of the songs on there, such as "Bullet the Blue Sky", gets you thinking.

    If you want some cryptic lyrics that get you thinking but are still infected by insane grooves and beats, try the album "Remain In Light" by Talking Heads.

    I hope this helped a little and I hope you find great music that makes you think!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hmm...

    well i see you don't have U2...

    and i share ur love of pink floyd <3

    so maybe some:

    U2

    Oasis <lov these guys!

    Coldplay

    Depeche Mode

    Fall out Boy <haha

    Paramore

    Interpol

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    Eighteen Vision

    Panic At The Disco <3 (might not like them..)

    Green Day

    Snow Patrol >awesome<

    The Killers

    Joy Division

    sorry if some of the bands are "too" young for ur taste

    XP

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  • 1 decade ago

    DAM! your like my musical soul mate, lol.

    Anyways,

    Hip-Hop:

    Living Legends, The Grouch (much like Immortal Technique but less hardcore)

    Rock: try ---

    Radiohead

    My Chemical Romance,

    John Lennon (beautiful and definitely intelligent music)

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Pixies( I recommend about a few songs by them)

    The Who

    Thats about all I can think of.

    ~R.I.P M.J

  • 4 years ago

    Dance & Progrock : Level 42, The Tubes, King Krimson, Porcupine Tree.

  • 1 decade ago

    1969

    Ivory

    Ratatat

    InnerPartySystem

    The Perishers

    Between The Trees

    Butch Walker

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it seems like you don't need any more music....but i noticed that you don't have Bush. the frontman is Gavin Rossdale and he has one of the greatest voices ever. you should also listen to Oasis.

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