Alternative, Post-Punk and Rock music recommendations please!?

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Hey there. I'm really into alternative, post-punk and rock music and I would like some help finding some different bands and artists to listen to.

I'd prefer old than new (maybe around 70's-late 80's), that are NOT on the list and it would be GREATLY appreciated if you kindly leave some recommended songs along with the name of the artist.

You're probably thinking "Oh my god, another question asking for a music recommendation, just search for some music on a song searching engine yourself!" But I want to know your opinions so I can expand my music library with music I can really relate to and enjoy.

I know that my list is ridiculously long, but I REALLY hate those really shitty overrated bands that people recommend in almost every Yahoo Answers music recommendation question so I thought I should list some of them down so you can avoid listing them.

You can recommend less popular songs that you feel are really good by artists that are on the 'They're okay' and 'Have only listened to a few songs' section of the list as well!

Again, please, no punk, metal or techno or any other genre for the time being (you can see what sort of bands and artists I DO NOT WANT recommended at the bottom of this post).

Favorites:

Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys

The Beatles

Brandon Flowers

Electric Guest

Foster The People

Julian Casablancas

The Killers

Miike Snow

Modest Mouse

Neon Trees

Pomplamoose

Queen

The Strokes

Telekinesis

Temper Trap

Vampire Weekend

We Are Scientists

They’re okay:

Cage The Elephant

Gotye

Kaiser Chiefs

Maroon 5

Matt & Kim

MGMT

Of Monsters And Men

OneRepublic

Rooney

Weezer

Have only listened to a few songs:

Bloc Party

Blur

The Click Five

Dananananaykroyd

David Bowie

Death Cab For Cutie

Depeche Mode

Eric Clapton

A Fine Frenzy

Flaming Lips

Foals

Franz Ferdinand

The Fratellis

The Fray

The Gorillaz

Hot Chip

Imagine Dragons

Jack White

The Jezabels

Joy Division

Kasabian

The Kooks

The Libertines

M83

Mumford & Sons

Muse

The Naked and Famous

Nirvana

OK Go

Passion Pit

Peter, Bjorn & John

Phantom Planet

The Police

The Postal Service

Pulp

Radiohead

The Ramones

Razorlight

Sex Pistols

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smiths

Snow Patrol

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

Sting

The Teddybears

Tokyo Police Club

Toto

Two Door Cinema Club

The Velvet Underground

The Verve

Walk Off The Earth

The White Stripes

The Wombats

Yellow Ostrich

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NONE OF THESE!!!!!!:

AC/DC

The Academy Is...

Alkaline Trio

The All-American Rejects

All Time Low

Asking Alexandria

Avenged Sevenfold

Avril Lavigne

Black Sabbath

Blink-182

Boys Like Girls

Breaking Benjamin

Breathe Carolina

Cobra Starship

Coldplay

Cute Is What We Aim For

Fall Out Boy

The Foo Fighters

Fun.

Green Day

Gym Class Heroes

Hadouken

Hawthorne Heights

The Heavy

Hoobastank

Jimmy Eat World

Linkin Park

McFly

Metro Station

My Chemical Romance

New Found Glory

Panic! At The Disco

Paramore

Plain White T’s

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Relient K

Simple Plan

Smash Mouth

Sum 41

Taking Back Sunday

30 Seconds To Mars

Three Days Grace

The Used

You Me At Six

We The Kings

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...or any other bad overrated artists

Update:

Also, I'd prefer less popular bands that aren't too mainstream or underrated bands, because I think it's easy to find popular bands by myself with time.

Update 2:

Thanks for recommending me The Dickies! I heard them in Kick *** and completely forgot about 'em!

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  • 7 years ago
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    Sorry, if I repeat any bands - tried to read through all but sure I may have listed some you mentioned, so just ignore :)

    Ringside - DAYGLO, STRUGGLE, TIRED OF BEING SORRY, etc

    Elevation

    The Anix - WARNING SIGNS, SLEEPWALKER, IN THE DARK, LONG WAY OUT

    Black Lab - ANYTHING (this version http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Ygw5rBgCp… ), BRING IT ON, THIS NIGHT, WEIGHTLESS,etc

    Apoptygma Bezerk - IN THIS TOGETHER

    Walk The Moon

    Phoenix - LISZTOMANIA,1901, LASSO, ROME

    Trevor Hall - BRAND NEW DAY, SING A SONG, MOUNTAIN, HOUSE

    Ashes Remain

    Vega4

    Ryan Star - (11:89 LP) BRAND NEW DAY, LAST TRAIN HOME, BREATHE, LOSING YOUR MEMORY, etc

    Needtobreathe - THROUGH SMOKE, LAY 'EM DOWN

    The Veer Union

    Pop Evil

    Emphatic

    Art Of Dying

    Otherwise

    10 Years

    The Gaslight Anthem

    12 Stones

    Thousand Foot Krutch

    And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead (aka Trail Of The Dead) - CATERWAUL

    Stone Sour

    Five Finger Death Punch

    Cold - WICKED WORLD, BLEED

    Yellowcard

    Imagine Dragons - IT'S TIME, DEMONS, etc

    Rev Theory

    Ghost Of August

    Red - FACELESS, LET IT BURN, etc

    Anberlin

    Lumineers - HOY-HEY, STUBBORN LOVE

    Aranda

    Sent By Ravens

    Evans Blue

    Disciple

    Young Guns

    Semi Precious Weapons

    3 Doors Down

    Lifehouse

    Yellowcard

    Kevin Rudolf - Let It Rock

    Seether

    Redlight King

    The Offspring

    Skillet

    Saving Abel

    Volbeat

    City Archaic

    Snow Patrol

    Spoon - GOT NUFFIN

    Florence + The Machine - SHAKE IT OUT, NO LIGHT-NO LIGHT, DRUMMING SONG

    Muse

    Mona - CLOAK AND DAGGER, TEENAGER, PAVEMENT

    Matchbox 20

    Deftones

    Taproot

    Sons Of Sylvia

    Badly Drawn Boy

    Eels

    Garbage

    Damien Rice - ROOTLESS TREE, 9 CRIMES

    Evenscance

    Owl City

    Michael Franti & Spearhead

    BANDS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND A WHILE, BUT MIGHT CHECK OUT:

    Collective Soul

    The Calling

    Rusted Root

    Moby

    Filter

    Goo Goo Dolls (their older stuff was more Punk)

    Shinedown

    Soundgarden

    Bush

    Hinder

    Creed

    Cavo

    The Veils - SIT DOWN BY THE FIRE

    U2 (couple lesser known) - HAWKMOON 269, EXIT, '40'

    Remy Zero

    Duran Duran

    Pearl Jam

    Pinback

    OLDIES BUT GOODIES:

    The Cure

    INXS

    The Clash

    Chalk Farm

    Rhythm Corps

    Modern English

    Love & Rockets

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    Paul Kelly & The Messengers

    Dishwalla

    Slade

    Live

    Jesus Jones

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Queensryche

    Depeche Mode

    Jars Of Clay

    REM

    Phish

    A GREAT TRICK TO REMEMBER: Within Amazon in MP3 catergory, enter the name of band you like; click on an album; when the page opens, under that album's tracks it will say" Customers who bought..."; it is a list of other albums you might like. Sometimes you have to scroll through a bunch before U get lucky, but a lot of times it can worth the search :)

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  • 7 years ago

    Rock: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones, Eagles, Scorpions, Journey, The Who, ELO, The Cars and listen to more David Bowie, Eric Clapton and the Police

    Post-Punk: The Cure, Talking Heads, New Order, Joy Division, The Stranglers

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  • 7 years ago

    OOOOOOOOOOh.

    Public Image Limited, The Slits, Gang of Four, Swell Maps, The Raincoats, New Age Steppers, Animals & Men,

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  • 7 years ago

    Check out The Dickies, Dickies are from the 70's and early 80's. They're hard to categorize, some say pop, I think they're just weird, but really good.

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  • 7 years ago

    but I like Jimmy Eat World....

    lol anyways:

    The Chameleon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vP0Qbe7Ao

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    Magazine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVqLj0Micl0

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    Ra Ra Riot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKGfQCOyCCA

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    As Tall As Lions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2eptJ8SU9Q

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    Real Estate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HWcViTXdYc

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    The Fratellis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBaxde247Mw

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    Cog

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T01Q7dXZEWs

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    Television

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwoYEcpQhU

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    Other bands:

    -Birds of Tokyo

    -The Books

    -Henry Cow

    -Animal Kingdom

    -Sleepy Jackson

    -The Raptures

    -Foxy Shazam

    -Moving Mountains

    -Pure Reason Revolution

    -My Bloody Valentine

    -Suicide

    -MuteMath

    -Enchant

    Source(s): cowBELLZ
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