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
Ace of Base (Childhood music, lay off)
Akon (just so damn catchy)
Asher Roth (Horrible I know, I keep it on for the sheer lulz)
Bill Burr(Comedy routine)
The Bloodhound Gang
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Dylan (Great)
Bob Marley (Great Also)
Chris De Burgh
Dave Chappelle (comedy routine)
Dave Matthews band
Death Cab For Cutie
Def Leppard (def leppard sucks. My Mom's favorite song is Photograph so I leave it on.
Derek & the Dominos
DJ Felli Fel
Earth,Wind & Fire
Eiffel 65 (Lol, Blue)
Europe (bad, bad, bad...ITS THE FINAL COOOUNTDOOOWN)
Goo Goo Dolls
Gunther (******* owns)
Guns N' Roses
Haddaway (what is love...baby don't hurt me)
Hall & Oates
Immortal Technique (best rapper of all time)
Kanye West (it's catchy, come on)
Kardinal Offishall (see comment above)
Kevin Rudolf (see comment above the above)
Kirby (youtube cover artist)
The Lonely Island (I'm on a boat)
Michael Jackson (R.I.P)
Michael McDonald (If I here Ya Mo be there one more time, I'm going to Ya mo burn this place to the ground)
Momentary Sound Action
Motley Crue (Terrible, why is this still on my ipod?)
Old Crow Medicine Show
Pink Floyd (Greatest band of all time)
Poison (Terrible, terrible band)
Puddle of Mud
Q Lazzarus (goodbye horsesssss)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rick Astley (You know it)
The Rolling Stones
Steve Miller Band
Steve Winwood (bring me your higher love!)
T-Pain (catchy as...****!)
Three Days Grace
Van Halen (not Van Hagar)
The White Stripes
The Who (Whoooooo are you)
Will Smith (Him and his clean rap)
WU-TANG clan (WU CLAN!)
Yello (oooooooooohhhh Yeeeeeaaaahhh)
2pac (I see no changes, wake up in the morning and i ask myself..)
3 Doors Down
- 1 decade agoBest 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.
- MarjorieLv 44 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!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
well i see you don't have U2...
and i share ur love of pink floyd <3
so maybe some:
Oasis <lov these guys!
Fall out Boy <haha
The Airborne Toxic Event
Panic At The Disco <3 (might not like them..)
Snow Patrol >awesome<
sorry if some of the bands are "too" young for ur taste
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- 1 decade ago
DAM! your like my musical soul mate, lol.
Living Legends, The Grouch (much like Immortal Technique but less hardcore)
Rock: try ---
My Chemical Romance,
John Lennon (beautiful and definitely intelligent music)
Pixies( I recommend about a few songs by them)
Thats about all I can think of.
- 4 years ago
Dance & Progrock : Level 42, The Tubes, King Krimson, Porcupine Tree.
- 1 decade ago
Between The Trees
- Anonymous1 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.