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Play it loud
Posted by: Dale Franks on Saturday, November 27, 2004

Well, tonight I went on one of my periodic iTunes jags, and downloaded enough music to fill two CDs. For some reason I've had a serious jones for alternative music lately, so I more than satisfied it with some great tunes. It isn't a playlist for a relaxing Sunday morning though. If you're looking for some serious musical amphetamines, I suggest the following, in order of artist. The links go to's RealPlayer clips.

Adema: Co-Dependent
Alien Ant Farm: S.S. Recognize
Ash: Orpheus
The Ataris: Radio #2
Autopilot Off: Clockwork
Avenged Sevenfold: Chapter Four
Bowling for Soup: 1985, Punk Rock 101
Brand New: The Quiet things That No One Ever Knows
Burning Brides: Heart Full of Black
Cohead and Cambria: A favor House Atlantic
Counting Crows: Accidentally in Love
Crossfade: Cold
Deftones: Minerva
The Donnas: Fall Behind Me
Faith No More: From Out of Nowhere
Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Gob: Oh! Ellin
The Goo Goo Dolls: Give a Little Bit
Good Charlotte: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Jet: Get What You Need
Jimmy Eat World: Pain, The Middle
Less Than Jake: The Ghosts of Me and You
Letter Kills: Radio Up
My Chemical Romance: I'm Not OK (I Promise)
New Found Glory: This Disaster
Nickelback: Someday
Simple Plan: Don't Wanna Think About You, I'd Do Anything, Welcome to My Life
Smash Mouth: All Star
Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
Sugarcult: Memory, Bouncing Off the Walls
Switchfoot: Meant to Live
Third Eye Blind: Semi-Charmed Life
Three Days Grace: Just Like You
The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
Yellowcard: Only One

If this stuff doesn't keep you awake, I don't know what will. And, like Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap, you may find it's helpful to have one of those special amplifiers that go up to 11.

Why, yes, I am 40 years old. Why do you ask?

Of course, if I had a teenage kid, he'd still be saying, "Wow, Dad, you still listen to Gob? You are so lame."
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My daughter Mookie loves Sugarcult, but they don't get much play here on the east coast. Come to think of it, I like 'em too. ;)
Written By: Ted
At almost 43, I'm well past caring about getting emotionally involved with bands. But I still hear songs with appealing chords changes or clever rhythms from time to time, and so I like to keep an idea of what's going on.

IMHO, the very first alternative rock song was The Beatles' "Everybody's Got Something To Hide 'Cept For Me And My Monkey". Play it really loud one time and see if you're convinced. I think a real punk band actually did cover it one time.
Written By: The Sanity Inspector
If that's the sort of thing you're into, you might also like The Killers. They have a couple hot songs out now, and I've been told their album is quite good.

That's what I've heard anyway. Tastes do vary.
Written By: Jon Henke
You are now on my "Top 50 Coolest Bloggers" list.

Dude. You listed some of the best bands EVER. I bow, lower.
Written By: DeoDuce

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