Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blessed Glycerine.

I just realized that the tune "Blessed Be Your Name" by Matt Redman is a bad version of Bush's "Glycerine." I like the lyrical progression and fluctuation of "Glycerine" much better. I grew up on "Christian music." My early days of adolescence were filled with DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, and Newsboys. I have since discovered that there is actually good music out there. I would highly suggest Iron & Wine, Matt Nathanson, Radiohead, U2, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Jack Johnson, Dashboard Confessional, Pedro the Lion, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, The Fray, and others that deserve to be listed but would result in exhaustive list making.
Please include your recommendations in a comment.
Thank you.
SHAME ON ME: I nearly forgot James Taylor.


Anonymous said...

My personal Favorites

As Cities Burn, Copeland, Coldplay, Brand New, Bloc Party, Emery, Jet, Rage Against The Machine, Taking Back Sunday, and as you said, Kings of Leon, Iron and Wine, Jack Johnson, and Dashboard Confessional

Ron said...

Some groups that haven't been mentioned yet: Wilco, Son Volt, Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses, The Shins, The New Pornographers, The National, Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams, Mindy Smith, Over the Rhine, Wolf Parade, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter, Sufjan Stevens, and Cake.

Nate O. said...

I grew up on those same christian bands as you. It wasn't until living on my own I realized the whole world I was missing. Key example:

Pre-College iTunes Library: 590
Junior Year iTunes Library: 6564

My Exhaustive List:
As Cities Burn, Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutyou, Copeland, Ben Harper, India Arie, Sufjan Stevens, Mae, Future of Forestry, Radiohead (obviously),Emery, Dashboard, Matt Wertz.

am I allowed to say Elton John?

David said...

bob dylan
johnny cash
andrew bird
bright eyes
damien rice
elliot smith
gillian welch
old crow medicine show
nick drake
jose gonzalez
ray lamontagne
sigur ros

i meant to just add dylan and cash but once i got started it was hard to leave out some of my favorites that haven't been mentioned.

Ryan Schmitz said...

Nate you can say Elton, but it better not be anything from the Lion King or since.

Travis, growing up in Canada I knew Bush by the name of 'Bush X' since there was a band already call Bush in Canada. It wasn't until I was a Sophomore did the name change. Of course one more thing to make me some dumb to my classmates.

Here is list of Canadian Music Additions: Sloan, The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Tragically Hip, Neil Young, David Usher (Moist), The Tea Party, Barenaked Ladies, 54-40, and The Killjoys. Look them up on youtube if you can handle it.

ryan said...

Postal Service, Anathallo,The Decemberists,Jamie Cullum,Steely Dan,and Shapiro.<3

ryan said...

oh p.s. check out the devotees

they're a local (YO) folkish band. Their first cd is about the civil war inside the mind of a soldier.

matt frye said...

the rocket summer, john legend, dave barnes, matt pond pa, further seems forever, ben folds, ray charles, the killers, tegan and sara, amos lee, shawn mcdonald, mutemath, explosions in the sky, john mayer...

it's all about soul to me. if you're a musician but got no soul, i mean come on, right? i mean these are must haves for your itunes. oh and don't let me forget the greatest of all time, the prince of pop, michael jackson.

Troy Current said...

Anberlin, Brand New, Coldplay, Copeland, Dashboard, Crowder, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Anathallo, Mayer, Journey, Keane, Mae, Norah Jones, Shane and Shane, Shawn McDonald, Snow Patrol, Sufjan, Straylight Run, Taking Back Sunday, U2, Bob Marley

stephanie mary said...

casting crowns, mercy me, michael w. smith, the gaithers, and neil diamond (specifically "coming to america").

Sarah said...

Great Big Sea

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Patti Smith or The Velvet Underground.

Travis.Bickle said...

Personally, I like the Wu-Tang Clan and The Roots.

Brian Miller said...

The Rocket Summer.
Matt Kearney.
Goo Goo Dolls.
4th Avenue Jones.

And check out "Self-Conclusion" by The Spill Canvas. I haven't heard any of their other songs, so I can't recommend the group as a whole. But Self-Conclusion is very good.

Brian Miller said...


Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."